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Home Support Lead

Post date
1 April 2022
Closing date
15 April 2022
East/ North east of Scotland (base negotiable)
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Children’s Hospices across Scotland (CHAS) are looking for a dynamic, values-driven individual to lead our volunteer home support service in the east and northeast of Scotland. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in an innovative service for the families of children with life-shortening conditions.

Home support involves volunteers visiting families in their homes to provide practical household tasks for families and practical support for siblings including play, arts & crafts, help with homework etc. 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.
Your base with be negotiable, and will include some homeworking. You will be responsible for managing volunteer matches, which will include meeting them, and the families CHAS support. If you have experience of working with children & families, service 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.

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 Home Support Lead, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision.

At CHAS staff and volunteers work together as one team, focused on the common goal of reaching every family in Scotland who needs our support. We have a 3:1 ratio of volunteers to staff members in CHAS. All CHAS staff will at some point work with or alongside volunteers and will be expected to support volunteers.

Further Information and How to Apply

For an informal discussion about this post please call or email Michelle Henvey (Charge Nurse CHAS at Home) on 01577 866068 or
For any queries regarding the recruitment process, please contact our HR team on 0131 444 3296 or by email to
To be part of the future of CHAS, please 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.
Please note, the formal job title for this position is Volunteering Home Support Lead (East and Central Scotland).

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