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Head of Volunteering

  • Full time
  • Circa £38,000
  • Blended Working – Working from home and Edinburgh Office
  • Closing 16th June 2021

  • Advertised from 28th May 2021
  • 32.5 hours per week


Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) is an independent Scottish charity, whose mission is to be the community of support, kindness and challenge where people can help each other, can secure the expert help they need, and collectively advocate for the care that matters to them. We offer vital advice, support and information to those affected so that they can live the lives they want to live and influence public policy to ensure that people get the services that they need. Our renewed ambition is to become Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.

CHSS is one of the largest volunteer-involving organisations with over 8,000 volunteers supporting us to delivery our No Life Half Lived Strategy. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to provide strategic leadership, vision and direction for our Volunteering Strategy, ensuring that we continue to develop and sustains high quality volunteering activity . You will develop and support a national support structure through effective planning, growth and sustainability by ensuring that volunteers are recruited, motivated and have a highly rewarding volunteering experience.

You should have:

Knowledge of the current volunteering landscape in Scotland and how this relates to an organisation of the scope and scale of CHSS.

Experience in the field of volunteering leadership, with responsibility for large numbers of volunteers in different locations across a wide geographical spread.

Demonstrable experience of managing staff in a senior role.

Proven leadership skills.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enable successful influencing, listening and negotiating with others.

CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.

This role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity, to following practices, and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. CHSS aims to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

Application notes

If you are interested in this post, please see our website at: where you will be able to apply online or contact the HR Department via email to

Please note CVs will not be accepted.