Childrens Hospices Across Scotland
Childrens Hospices Across Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC019724

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) is a Scottish Charity providing and developing hospice services for children and young people with life shortening conditions and their families. 


Current vacancies

Family Income Maximisation Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,191 – £30,059
  • East Central Scotland (Kinross or Edinburgh)
  • Closing 27th August 2019

Can you advise families on Self-directed Support and other Welfare Benefits?

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland, better known as CHAS, cares for children with life-shortening conditions and their families. We operate through our two hospices, our network of staff in the community and hospitals, and our CHAS at Home service in every part of Scotland.

Caring for a very ill child can bring with it unexpected financial responsibilities which can lead to poverty and hardship. These include increased care costs and the possibility of a parent giving up work to become a fulltime carer.

Three children die every week in Scotland from an incurable condition. Our doctors, nurses, chaplains and social workers support as many of those families as we can. We aim to reach every family in Scotland and have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team and develop a new service to help families who may be experiencing money concerns.

As our Family Income Maximisation Officer, you will:

· work with our team of social workers to develop a specialist money support service for families

· provide intensive 1-to-1 support for families

· with our volunteering team, grow a small pool of volunteers to help even more families.

This is an excellent chance to use and grow your skills and experience in:

· providing advice to people who need it

· undertaking complex casework about benefits and money

· developing and motivating volunteers who want to do similar.

Good at working with people, you will already have specialist knowledge and experience in welfare rights or money advice, and strong knowledge of the benefits system. If you are determined to make an impact for children and families, we want to hear from you.

CHAS offers an excellent package which includes access to the NHS or local government pension scheme, and comprehensive work/life balance policies. We anticipate this first role being based in East Central Scotland (we have offices in Kinross or Edinburgh, or you could work from home).

However for exceptional candidates we would be willing to discuss operating this service in another part of Scotland. The post is offered for 2 years initially but may be extended as this service develops.

To be part of the future of CHAS, click 'Apply' at the top of this screen and complete our online application form.

This post is subject to a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check.

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Volunteer Home Support Lead (East and Central Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £22,885 – £26,319
  • Rachel House, Kinross
  • Closing 2nd September 2019

We’re looking for a dynamic, values-driven individual to develop and lead our volunteer home support service in east and central Scotland. This an exciting opportunity to be involved in the growth of a new and innovative service for the families of children with life-shortening conditions. Home support involves volunteers visiting families in their homes to provide practical and sibling support. Volunteers help out at home, giving parents time to be parents and to focus on their families as well as having some valuable time to themselves.

“Our volunteer, Susie, comes to our house regularly – and for me it’s the small things that she does that mean so much. The (volunteer home support) service really adds to my son’s quality of life. It has really removed some of the stress and guilt that I have felt in not always being able to be there” (A Mum who is supported by the service).

Based at Rachel House hospice in Kinross, you’ll be responsible for scaling up the existing pilot and managing around 20 matches. If you have experience of service development and volunteer management and are excited by the prospect of improving the quality of life for families supporting a child with a life-shortening condition, we’d love to hear from you.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Jill Cook, Voluntary Services Manager on 01577 866 061.

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Learning and Development Advisor

  • Full time
  • £27,191 – £30,059
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th July 2019

Introduction

Do you have a passion for developing a culture of learning that supports people to deliver and be the best they can be? Does designing and delivering learning in fun, exciting, energising and innovative ways excite you?

If yes, then we’d love to hear from you!

We are looking for a Learning and Development Advisor to join our L&D team on a 12-month contract. In a fast-paced and growing organisation, you will play a key role in ensuring that colleagues across CHAS have access to learning they need to do their jobs well and that makes CHAS the best place to work and volunteer.

Key Responsibilities

At CHAS, we are proud that learning can take many forms and is an essential part of how we work towards achieving our goals.

As L&D Advisor, you will be responsible for:

· Planning, designing and delivering a range of L&D support, projects and programmes across CHAS

· Ensuring different learning needs aligned to CHAS’ strategic priorities are met

· Providing support and advice on L&D Policy and best practice

· Partnering individuals and teams in providing generalist L&D support and advice

This is a fantastic opportunity for an L&D practitioner to use and grow your skills and experience in:

· All aspects of an organisation’s L&D cycle, from analysing learning needs to designing and delivering learning approaches and evaluating for impact

· Facilitating learning using a variety of methods in key areas such as core (mandatory) learning, employee review and development, management development and team development

· Developing a culture of learning that encourages values-based behaviours and reflective practice

As part of an ambitious and high-performing L&D team, you will deliver L&D initiatives that complement a diverse and successful L&D offer at CHAS. Reporting into the Head of L&D, you will lead L&D projects that meet CHAS’ needs, build strong proactive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and be involved in the implementation of key CHAS-wide people initiatives.

Experience and skills

Proven track record of L&D practice and evaluation, including organisational L&D cycle, core learning and working with L&D suppliers

Experienced in designing and delivering engaging L&D content using a range of learning methods, including e-learning

Experience of L&D Policy implementation, review and development

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including facilitation and presentation skills

About You

Professional and engaging

Self-starter, with an entrepreneurial spirit

A strong team player with a flexible and enthusiastic ‘can-do’ approach

Passionate about L&D and understands its key role in an employee’s journey and in supporting an organisation to achieve its aims

An energetic and positive person who is curious and constantly looking for ways to improve

Works collaboratively to deliver results

Encourages reflective practice and supports others to change and improve

Able to build strong relationships internally and externally with all stakeholders.

Strategic partner, with the ability to facilitate learning needs and influence others

Comfortable with a fast-paced, changing and sometimes ambiguous working environment

Role models our CHAS core values

About CHAS

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland, better known as CHAS, cares for children with life-shortening conditions and their families. We operate through our two hospices, our network of staff in hospitals and our home care service in every part of Scotland.

At CHAS, our ambition is to reach every family in Scotland who is living with the heart-breaking prospect that their child is dying, and offer them our care and support to make the most of the short time they have together.

As L&D Advisor, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision and shaping the future of CHAS.

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DCN Administration Assistant

  • Full time
  • £20,460 – £21,948
  • Rachel House, Kinross
  • Closing 21st July 2019

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland – better known as CHAS – is Scotland’s national children’s hospice service.

Following the expansion of our services, we have an Administration Assistant vacancy at Rachel House in Kinross, one of the two hospices run by CHAS. This position involves providing a full range of administrative support to the Diana Children’s Nurses (DCN) alongside the Team Administrator. Please note this is a temporary role for up to one year.

CHAS employs the Diana Children’s Nurse Team to provide inspirational, strategic and professional nursing leadership across multi-professional services. They work alongside hospital and community based staff leading and supporting to ensure there is the necessary knowledge, skills and expertise to deliver high quality palliative care. The assessment, planning and delivery of direct care integrates palliative care for babies, children, young people and their families across all sectors.

Role responsibilities

· Provide support and assistance to the Diana Children’s Nurses (DCN), including reviewing and maintaining diaries, emails and computer based filing.

· Create documents as requested using Microsoft Office e.g. presentations, letters and reports.

· Create and maintain databases and children’s records, ensuring accuracy and confidentiality.

· Act as the first point of contact for the DCN, dealing with general enquiries and providing information in a tactful and sensitive manner.

· Welcome internal and external visitors in a friendly and professional manner, liaising with other departments as required.

· Reconciling credit card statements, coding team invoices and completing expenses.

About You

In order to support the Diana Children’s Nurses in providing a high standard of care to children and families, and to help CHAS achieve its objectives, you will have:

· Administrative or secretarial qualification to SVQ level 3 or equivalent

· Knowledge of administrative practices and procedures

· Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite packages including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

· Experience in a busy office setting

· Experience of diary management and travel planning

· Developed planning and organisational skills

· Commitment to a high quality service

· Good degree of accuracy and attention to detail

The following would also be desirable:

· Experience of working in the public or voluntary sector

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Senior Corporate Partnerships Executive (2 posts)

  • Full time
  • £34,317 – £36,701
  • Based in either Edinburgh, Glasgow (Stepps) or Kinross
  • Closing 28th July 2019

Are you an experienced fundraiser with a passion for relationship development, and the drive to recruit and steward strategic corporate partnerships? Then we need you to join our expanding team to transform the provision of children’s palliative care across Scotland and keep joy alive for every child and family that needs us.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed professional with creativity, fantastic communication skills, and corporate knowledge to join our successful Corporate Partnerships Team. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to take their development to the next level - ensuring we capitalise on CHAS’s compelling case for support and strong prospect pool to attract, cultivate, and retain high-level transformational corporate partners.

You will be an innovative and tenacious individual with a real team-working ethic that identifies with CHAS’s core values, vision and purpose.

Role responsibilities

· Attract and Retain new high level, transformational corporate partners through effective relationship management.

· Supporting the Corporate Partnerships Manager on strategy development.

· Lead on acquisition of transformational corporate partnerships.

· Prepare, develop and deliver professional high quality and persuasive pitches and present them to key corporate contacts.

· Act as the central contact for large national partnerships, helping to develop a national fundraising strategy for the company to be supported by the Corporate Partnerships team.

· Support the Corporate Partnerships Manager in the development and improvement of fundraising practice in the area of corporate fundraising.

· Develop relationships with key stakeholders, supporters, and Senior Staff in order to involve them appropriately in our Corporate Partnerships programme

About You

· Acts as an engaging and inspiring ambassador for CHAS and displays positive behaviours

· Self-motivated with proven ability to engage and motivate others

· Professional and proactive attitude with a real pride in quality of work

· Forms meaningful relationships with others

· Accountable for own actions and decisions

· Commitment to ongoing learning and development

· Commitment to CHAS core values, vision and purpose

· Commitment to working with/supporting volunteers

· Views change as a natural, positive and continuing process

About CHAS

At CHAS, our ambition is to reach every family in Scotland who is living with the heart-breaking prognosis that their child is dying, and offer them our care and support to empower them to make the most of the short time they have together. As a Senior Corporate Partnerships Executive, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision and shaping the future of CHAS.

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Corporate Partnerships Executive

  • Full time
  • £27,302 – £30,119
  • Based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th July 2019

Are you a passionate, energetic and confident relationship builder? Then we need you to join our expanding team to transform the provision of children’s palliative care across Scotland and keep joy alive for every child and family that needs us.

We are looking for a committed and creative individual with great communication skills to join our expanding Corporate Partnerships Team. This is a wonderful opportunity within a dynamic and supportive team to use your networking skills and attention to detail to recruit, steward and retain corporate partners. Ensuring CHAS can capitalise on our compelling case for support at all levels within the business sphere. From employer supported volunteering to ‘charity of the year’ partnerships and beyond.

You will be an innovative and tenacious individual with a real team-working ethic that identifies with CHAS’s core values, vision and purpose.

Role responsibilities

· Attract and retain corporate partners through effective relationship management

· Support the Corporate Partnerships Team in maximising new business opportunities through established initiatives such as events and campaigns whilst supporting the development of the new business pipeline

· Identify key partnership prospects.

· Prepare, develop and deliver professional high quality and persuasive pitches and present them to key corporate contacts.

· Maintain existing supporter relationships through the Corporate Fundraising journey, ensuring all possible opportunities for revenue generation are utilised

· Day to day management of corporate volunteering requests and development of Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV) within CHAS in line with Corporate. Partnerships Strategy

· Works closely with others across the organisation to ensure opportunities for corporate partnerships are identified and developed at the appropriate level within the Corporate Partnerships Team

About You

· Acts as an engaging and inspiring ambassador for CHAS and displays positive behaviours

· Self-motivated with proven ability to engage and motivate others

· Professional and proactive attitude with a real pride in quality of work

· Forms meaningful relationships with others

· Accountable for own actions and decisions

· Commitment to ongoing learning and development

· Commitment to CHAS core values, vision and purpose

· Commitment to working with/supporting volunteers

· Views change as a natural, positive and continuing process

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Trust Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £27,302 – £30,119
  • Based in Edinburgh, Glasgow (Stepps) or Kinross
  • Closing 28th July 2019

Are you a passionate, energetic and confident relationship builder? Do you have a commitment to detailed research and planning, but an ability to innovate? Then we need you to join our expanding team to transform the provision of children’s palliative care across Scotland and keep joy alive for every child and family that needs us.

We are looking for a committed and creative individual with great communication skills both written and oral to join our expanding Trusts and Foundations Team. This is a wonderful opportunity within a dynamic and supportive environment to use your research, planning and writing skills to make detailed proposals to Trusts and Foundations in Scotland and beyond. Ensuring CHAS can capitalise on our compelling case for support by identifying both capital and revenue projects suitable for funding. From small items of equipment to large capital projects and staff salary projects you will be part of a team with ambitious financial targets.

You will be an innovative and tenacious individual with a real team-working ethic that identifies with CHAS’s core values, vision and purpose.

Role responsibilities

· Identifies appropriate trust and corporate foundations suitable for CHAS to approach for funding

· Prepares written funding applications for funders

· Provides specialist support on all aspects of trust fundraising to the Trusts and Foundations Fundraising Manager

· Provides market-intelligence and research on Trusts, foundations and grant-making organisations.

· Collates information regarding project outcomes in order to report on these to funders when required.

· Sends timely and appropriate proposals and reports to size medium trusts and foundations using either agreed templates or written formal methods to a schedule agreed with the Trust Fundraising Manager

· Establishes contact and develops relationships with staff and/or trustees of trusts and maintains these, maximising the opportunities for income generation

About You

· Acts as an engaging and inspiring ambassador for CHAS and displays positive behaviours

· Self-motivated with proven ability to engage and motivate others

· Professional and proactive attitude with a real pride in quality of work

· Forms meaningful relationships with others

· Accountable for own actions and decisions

· Commitment to ongoing learning and development

· Commitment to CHAS core values, vision and purpose

· Commitment to working with/supporting volunteers

· Views change as a natural, positive and continuing process

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Volunteering Team Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,885 – £26,319
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 4th August 2019

For over twenty years, CHAS has been offering a full family support service for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions. We are committed to making sure that no matter how short their time together may be, it is a time filled with happiness and fun. And our expanding volunteer force is at the heart of that ambition.

It’s crucial that we create a positive experience for all our volunteers and we are passionate about inspiring more people to join us. To help us grow and develop our volunteering programme, we are recruiting a Volunteering Team Coordinator to join our central volunteering function at CHAS.

You’ll be joining a dynamic team of values-driven professionals, passionate about inspiring people to make a meaningful impact on the lives of children and families.

Working within the Volunteering team, you will coordinate Scotland-wide volunteering initiatives and projects. You will support the delivery of volunteer recruitment campaigns, training requirements and methods of reward and recognition in order to deliver the CHAS volunteering strategy.

Your passion for volunteering, coupled with your outstanding organisational skills will allow you to manage the digital volunteer communications platform and the volunteer e-learning system. Your attention to detail and commitment to providing exemplary customer service will mean that every enquiry is handled professionally and timeously.

You will be a confident presenter with a track record of building positive relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

If you’re an enthusiastic team-player, with a strong work ethic and passion for volunteering, we’d love to hear from you.

The role is based in our office in Stepps. We will provide you with the equipment you need to be able to work remotely and flexibly as occasional travel within Scotland is required.

Further information can be found in the attached job description and person specification.

For more information contact Morven MacLean, Head of Volunteering, on 07483 453922.

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Top job! Volunteering Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,317 – £36,701
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 18th August 2019

Are you motivated to support families going through the toughest of times? Does being the volunteering expert in a team committed to transforming services for families in the North East of Scotland excite you?

At Children’s Hospices Across Scotland – better known as CHAS – we are looking for a Volunteering Development Manager to join our growing multi-disciplinary team in Aberdeen. An expert in the field of volunteering, you will work collaboratively to establish volunteering programmes to support families throughout the region. Working closely with families of children with life-shortening conditions, clinical and social work colleagues as well as external partners, you will lead the development of volunteering strategy throughout CHAS services in the region.

A senior member of the CHAS Volunteering team, you will champion a quality volunteer experience and lead innovation by inspiring, educating and motivating staff in all aspects of volunteering development. Your passion and commitment to driving quality in volunteering will enable you to develop volunteering plans for the North East as well as implement the national volunteering strategy in the region.

This new role within the multi-disciplinary team will involve:

  • scoping the volunteering landscape and designing volunteering programmes to ensure our volunteers play a major role in the success of CHAS reaching more families across the North East.
  • identifying opportunities for partnership working
  • developing the very best volunteer offer and experience
  • driving the national volunteering strategy in the North East of Scotland

This is an excellent chance to use and grow your skills in:

  • partnership working
  • volunteering development
  • service development

With a track record of developing a positive culture of volunteer involvement, innovation, and continuous improvement, you will have experience of partnership working and forging productive collaborative relationships.

The role is based in the CHAS office in Aberdeen and involves some travel in Aberdeenshire and to other CHAS sites. We will provide you with the equipment you need to enable you to work flexibly and remotely.

This post is subject to a PVG membership check.

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Volunteering

CHAS Retail Volunteer Driver

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Driving / Escorting

11th March 2019

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CHAS Retail Volunteer

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Charity Shops / Retail

11th March 2019

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Home Support

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Care / Support Worker

21st February 2019

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (better known as CHAS) is a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people who have life-shortening conditions for which there is no known cure. CHAS have recently piloted an exciting new home sup… Read more

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