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Chest, Heart, and Stroke Scotland



Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition, stroke, or Long Covid, many people experience fear and isolation, and struggle with the impact on their lives. At Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland, the care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to. Across Scotland, we provide vital advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived strategy.

Our trustees uphold and represent Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s purpose, vision, and values in a personal and professional capacity, and we are delighted to recruit an ambitious and experienced Chair to join us.

Our Chair upholds our values and supports the delivery of our new strategy and service model and can ensure effective governance for our organisation to provide the very best support possible. The role works closely with the Chief Executive and other trustees to build and collaborate in close partnerships to ensure our strategy and key stakeholders succeed.

The new Chair will be taking over at a crucial point as CHSS begins the next five-year cycle of the successful No Life Half Lived strategy. This will bring significant and exciting challenges, increasing the number of people accessing CHSS services and growing the charity’s income. The Chair and our trustees uphold and represent CHSS’s purpose, vision, and values in a professional and personal capacity.

The ideal candidate will have the following key experience:

  • A strong and visible passion and commitment to the mission of Chest, Heart, and Stroke Scotland and its strategic objectives and cause.
  • Experience as a trustee, ideally as a Chair.
  • Be able to demonstrate strategic leadership and strong inter-personal and relationship building abilities.
  • Leadership, and utilising a coaching and facilitative approach.
  • Leading organisations through periods of development and change
  • Applying principles of good charity governance.
  • Understanding of the third sector governance model.
  • Be eligible to be a Director at Companies House

If you wish to discuss the role in more depth please get in touch with Catriona Mackie or Kate Kennedy at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

Further information can be found within the Recruitment Pack – download here.