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Property and Facilities Officer

Post date
18 August 2021
Closing date
1 September 2021
27,191 - 30,059 per annum
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This role is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Facilities Support Officer with a background in Facilities and Maintenance Management to expand their experience working within the unique environment of CHAS, safeguarding the security and wellbeing of patients, staff, visitors, and all contractors, consultants, and external bodies on our premises.

For over twenty years CHAS (Children’s Hospices Across Scotland) have been offering a full family support service for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions. This includes palliative care, family respite and support – through our hospices, homecare services and hospital presence.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Estates Manager you would be expected to oversee activities to ensure work is carried out in accordance with business guidelines. You will also be responsible for being the first line of repair and maintenance to minor faults to certify that the buildings and their contents remain fit for purpose. Part of this role will see you assisting in the preparation of budgets and procurements for necessary works.

About You

The ideal candidate will be experienced in Facilities Management with a minimum HND (or equivalent) in a relevant services-related discipline. You will have a practical working knowledge of property and facilities management process, operational theory, and best practice, and understand estates and property legislation. You will also understand the importance of a robust PPM schedule to adhere to. The successful candidate will be a strong communicator with the ability to consult and negotiate confidently and professionally.

In return, CHAS is willing to offer a competitive salary alongside the opportunity to work in a very unique environment, making significant contribution to a very special healthcare environment and protecting all who work stay or visit our hospices.

About CHAS

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.

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 Property and Facilities Officer, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision.

Further Information and How to Apply

Further information about the role and benefits of working for CHAS can be found in the attached documents.

For an informal chat about the position, please contact Ian Shannon, Estates Manager on 07880 071 057.

For any queries regarding the recruitment process, please contact our HR Team by emailing

To be part of the future of CHAS, visit our CHAS Careers website and complete our online application form. Please note that we are unable to accept CV’s.

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

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