Chest Heart and Stroke (Angus)

Charity registered in Scotland SC018761

We are Scotland’s health charity supporting people and their families across Scotland with chest, heart and stroke conditions. We want to make sure life living with a chest or heart condition or after a stroke is a life lived to the full. We will fight for better health for everyone and work to make sure there is help and support in every community.

Our new strategy No Life Half Lived will address the unmet needs – social, emotional and physical – of people and their families who are living with effects of our conditions across Scotland’s communities. Not everyone living with our conditions gets the care and support they need and this is what makes living day to day harder.

Imagine if you had to struggle to breathe every day or you were living constantly worried about your heart or scared that you might have another stroke. Across Scotland people and their families are having their worlds turned upside down after a diagnosis of chest or heart conditions or after a stroke. We are here to help you and your family whatever care and support you need.

What we do
We provide vital services to support people and their families who are living with effects of serious chest and heart conditions and stroke. Our services are focused on making sure everyone in Scotland gets the care and support they need, when and where they need it. To ensure we reach more people, we will double our income, double the number of our volunteers and double the amount of people we support through our services. These services include rehabilitation support, specialist nurses, community groups, advice and information.

We have a new research strategy that will fund new research projects to continue the fight against chest, heart and stroke conditions and to improve the treatment, rehabilitation and long-term support of anyone affected by our conditions and work hard to fight for better health services for people in Scotland.

Current opportunities

Being a Collection Can Volunteer is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the success of a leading health charity and make a real difference to the people we support. As a CHSS Collecting Can Volunteer, you will play a key role in sourcing new collecting can sites, helping to raise awareness and vital funds to ensure Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland continues to support people who are living with effects of stroke, chest and heart conditions in Scotland. Your role will include: * Placing CHSS charity collection cans in shops, local businesses, and community venues. * Regularly revisiting the sites where you have placed the collecting can, emptying the can and supporting the site holder with any queries or concerns. * Counting, banking and recording the income from your collecting cans.

CHSS Speakers are trained volunteers that deliver inspiring talks, to raise awareness about the services across Scotland for people with chest, heart and stroke conditions. Our Speaker Volunteers engage audiences about the important work of CHSS, inspiring them to take action, as they speak with schools, universities, businesses, youth groups, religious places of worship, service organisations, and many more community groups face to face or virtually. Your role will include: - Alongside the fundraising team you will be supporting the team to find opportunities to share the work of CHSS with new audiences, raising the profile of CHSS. - Delivering inspiring talks to a wide rand of community groups and corporate partners - Keeping up to date with CHSS key messages, appeals, campaigns, fundraising and volunteering. - Providing feedback on talks for our fundraising team. - Demonstrating the CHSS values, leaving your audience, large or small with a positive view of the organisation and the work that we do.

In your role you will support different teams across CHSS to recruit new volunteers in your local community either face to face, engaging with local community partners and utilizing online social media platforms. Volunteers are vital to the running of our services, shops and our fundraising events. With your help we can reach more people across Scotland to raise awareness of CHSS. Your main tasks include: - Identify suitable local organisations and networks to promote our various volunteer roles to. - Use social media to advertise volunteer opportunities. - Use offline methods such as presentations and posters to recruit volunteers in the community. - Raise awareness and the profile of CHSS