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Learning and Development (L&D) Volunteer

Here at CHAS we have over 850+ volunteers and 350+ staff who are absolutely essential in achieving what we do. We are looking for a proactive individual who can help us develop our learning and development programme to empower and support both staff and volunteers.

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) recognises that having a well-informed, skilled and motivated team enables us to deliver the best possible service to children, young people and families. Our staff and volunteers are our most important resource. Learning is part of all CHAS’s work, and needs to be supported by a learning culture, appropriate structures and resources.

What activities could I be involved with?

Depending on your experience and skills, you could choose to be involved in any of these activities:

  • Liaising with the CHAS Learning and Development team to plan organisation-wide activity for Learning at Work Week 2020
  • Work on any other internal collaborative learning opportunities that help our people connect better
  • Delivering learning activities for our staff and volunteers, such as courses, coaching, facilitation or mentoring
  • Undertaking specific projects – these could be a wide range and some examples include:
  • Updating our online core learning content
  • Marketing initiatives that encourage our people to share learning and builds awareness of L&D activity across CHAS
  • Projects involving evaluation and analysing learning needs
  • Drafting L&D related policies and procedures or developing new procedures that need to be implemented

What skills and abilities will I need to have?

  • Awareness /experience of current Learning and Development practice
  • An interest in learning and helping others learn
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to identify relevant data and information
  • Shared values with the organisation: respect, care, honesty, accountability
  • Specialist Learning and Development skills would be advantageous, e.g. experience in training, coaching, developing policy, embedding values

How much time should I offer?

This role is very flexible and can fit around your other commitments. There is the opportunity to be based at one of the CHAS offices or it can be done from home. 

What ongoing learning/support/guidance will I receive?

It’s important to us that you feel happy, safe and confident in your role. As a CHAS volunteer you will be invited to complete a short core learning package that is tailored to your role.

We are always developing new opportunities for volunteers to learn and offer a range of options for volunteers.

What are the benefits to me?

  • Learning new skills
  • Developing knowledge, experience and skills in Learning and Development and / or an opportunity to apply these in a different and dynamic environment
  • Developing an understanding of all areas of CHAS
  • Getting more involved and making a real difference to the families of children with a life-shortening condition.
  • Adding to your CV
  • Meeting new people

What are the benefits to the children and families supported by CHAS?

By helping us develop our staff and volunteers, you will be enable CHAS to deliver the best possible service to children, young people and families across Scotland. 

What else should I know?

We will pay your out of pocket expenses in line with the CHAS volunteer expenses policy.

What’s the next step?

If you’re interested in this role please contact the Volunteering Team on volunteering@chas.org.uk or 0141 779 6195.

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