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A new career at CHAS

Everyone who works for CHAS plays an important part in keeping the joy alive for children and families all over Scotland.

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A life changing career

We have over 300 dedicated employees working across 11 sites in Scotland.

That includes the clinical teams based in our hospices and as part of our Home Care service.

We also have regional fundraising teams, a retail team, plus a whole network of professional support staff including HR, Finance and IT – making sure our day to day activity runs as smoothly as possible.

Everyone has their part to to play in keeping the joy alive for the children and families we support.

If you share our ambition – and have a positive attitude – you could help us to reach every family in Scotland.

Our recruitment website has all the latest vacancies and you can apply online.

View latest opportunities and apply online

What's working for CHAS like?

We want CHAS to be one of the best places to work. That’s why we create a working environment which lets our employees thrive through positive and fulfilling experiences.

People matter

Created with the help of two of our volunteers, this short animation shows how our people are at the heart of all that CHAS does.

Joy through our values

If we’re going to keep the joy alive for our families, we need to do this for every one of our people too. We do this by having respect for the unique role each of us has and the particular contribution we’re making to help us achieve our goal of reaching every family.

Out of respect comes empathy and understanding, which means we can genuinely care about and look out for each other. Having respect and care means we are honest with one another.

And because we’re honest, we can be accountable – taking responsibility for the decisions we make and the actions we take.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

With people being at the heart of all we do, we want to champion equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) at CHAS through our EDI Strategy. We also offer both staff and volunteers the opportunity to join any of our networking groups, or set up their own.

These groups provide a sense of community in shared experiences and give members a chance to link up with others to chat and/or get involved in relevant ongoing EDI work at CHAS.


Working with CHAS can be inspiring and stimulating – with lots of great benefits included:

  • Competitive salaries with incremental progression
  • Access to a pension scheme
  • 35 days annual leave increasing to 40 days after five years’ service
  • Occupational sick pay scheme
  • Organisational maternity, paternity, parental and adoption leave
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Retail and Discount Benefits
  • Flexible working options
  • Secondment opportunities
  • Modern workplace environment
  • On-site parking

As a family friendly organisation, CHAS is proud to be able to continue to offer the Childcare Voucher Scheme to those who had accessed it prior to the closing date of 4 October 2018.

Unfortunately, due to government legislation, we can no longer offer this to new starts or current employees who had not accessed it prior.

If you’d like more information on the Childcare Voucher Scheme or help with childcare costs, please visit www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs.

Learning and development

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

A wide range of learning and development opportunities are available that are suited to different needs, help you to realise your potential, and make the best use your talent. We focus on making sure that your learning experience is the best it can be, and that you're supported to apply your learning.

You can expect to have access to:

  • Induction: We want you to have a positive 'on-boarding' experience when you join us.
  • Support for Ongoing Development: Through ongoing conversation with you on your development and career goals, we want to support you in enhancing your skills, knowledge and experience.
  • Diverse Learning Approaches: We're always looking to encourage learning using a variety of innovative methods, including online learning, coaching and self-directed study.
  • Professional Development: We support you in continuing professional development (CPD), making sure your professional skills and knowledge are both relevant and up-to-date.
  • Education and research: We encourage you to grow and share your skills and expertise by getting involved in projects or undertaking qualifications.
  • Shared Learning: We promote a culture that helps you to develop and broaden your own expertise by partnering with others and learning from their experiences.

A snapshot of L&D activity in CHAS

In 2018-19 ...

  • Our Employee Core Learning administered via an online learning system tracked an average compliance of 95% for the year
  • CHAS made an investment worth £166,375 on L&D activities of employees and teams, an amazing increase of 57% from 2017-18
  • In addition to Core Learning, 12,461 hours of learning were logged by our employees, an increase of 4% from the previous year
  • Our employees participated in 395 training courses and other learning activities such as conferences, seminars, coaching, distance learning…. and more
  • We attended over 45 national and international conferences, to represent CHAS and also bring back fresh thinking and ideas
  • 12 employees supported by CHAS have completed formal qualifications in a range of subjects including Counselling, Non - Medical Prescribing, Child Welfare & Protection, Fundraising, Network Security & Professional Development

A further 24 employees are continuing with formal qualifications into 2019-20.

If you are interested, please take a look at our current vacancies.

You can view current vacancies on our dedicated recruitment site.

If you want to talk to someone about your own situation or find out more about our services, please get in touch: