Milltown Community is looking for an ambitious General Manager who is interested in embarking on a career journey towards becoming the charity’s Chief Executive Officer.
In Partnership with Third Sector Solutions Scotland, we will provide up to 18 months of individual coaching and mentoring to develop the Chief Executive we need to grow and develop our health & social care support services, both Support at Home and Supported Learning, Skills Development and Employability.
Milltown Community is a small, independent and forward looking charity which has adapted, changed and is now thriving in its vision to enable neurodiverse adults and those with learning challenges to be the best they can be, to achieve and to be enabled rather than disabled. Our current residential community of 7 amazing tenants living in two houses, is supplemented each day by up to 20 workers and learners who are developing land based and artisan craft skills at our rural location in Arbuthnott in the south of Aberdeenshire. We are a registered ASDAN qualifications centre offering a combination of short courses and Employability programmes all from our productive small holding and workshops on site.
So, we need to find someone who sees our potential, who has experience in managing healthy & social care services as a ‘registered manager’, who understands outcomes based commissioning and has managed contract service provision. But that someone also needs to have a passion for and understand of why learning & skills development opportunities are so important to enabling our learners to live as independently as possible and to make a valuable contribution within our communities.
If you are looking for the next step up on your career journey or struggling to get the experience and coaching necessary to make that next step, this might well be the role for you. The package we are proposing is unique in that it combines operational management responsibility with a learning and development programme which will be led by a team of the most experienced third sector professionals and senior managers in Scotland.
Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?
If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.
The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.
The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.
Supporting our North Aberdeenshire locality, the post will be based within the Collieburn Outreach Service in Fraserburgh Hospital. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.
Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.
Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.
In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.
This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.