We are currently seeking applications for a Local Delivery Relationship Lead within Social Security Scotland for Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria will be invited to interview.
We believe that social security is a human right and we are working towards delivering a new Social Security system that ensures clients receive the financial support they need, whilst being treated with dignity, fairness and respect.
The role offers the opportunity to lead and be part of a team who will be integral to Scotland's new Social Security Agency.
As a Local Delivery Relationship Lead you will be part of a national team at the forefront of preparing and shaping the agency’s local presence across your Local Authority area. You will develop and build relationships with Local Authorities, Health & Social Care and Third Sector agencies to identify opportunities to co-locate agency staff and deliver a service that is tailored to meet the differing needs of each individual area. You will also have leadership responsibility for the welfare and management of a large team of operational staff in your local delivery area.
This is an exciting time to be involved in Social Security Scotland's start up, it is a key position allowing you to influence change and client experience within the agency. It involves a range of duties to ensure we provide an excellent service to Scotland's citizens.
Regular and extensive travel across the Local Authority area applies, therefore possession of a full driving licence which enables you to drive in the UK is required. If you don't hold a full driving licence you should describe, if invited to interview, how you would fulfil the requirements of the role across your chosen Local Authority area(s), including visits to remote locations, using other means of transport.
Base locations for this role will be in Marine Scotland (Marine Laboratory), 375 Victoria Rd, Aberdeen AB11 9DB or Crimond Medical & Community Hub, Crimond,AB43 8QJ.
Provisional Dates for Sift and Assessment
To be confirmed.
Minimum Time in Post
The successful candidate will be expected to remain in post for a minimum of three years unless successful at gaining promotion to a higher Grade.
In January 2017, SAMH introduced a new suite of services throughout the whole of Aberdeenshire to support people with mental health problems on their recovery journey. The resilience coaching led services also support those with Autism.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services among others. These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
As SAMH embark on this exciting new pathway, we are seeking outstanding people to begin developing and delivering these services across Aberdeenshire. To successfully embed the 6 elements of our new peripatetic service, SAMH are seeking flexible, enthusiastic people to work with individuals, groups and volunteers within local communities across Aberdeenshire.
As a flexible and skilled communicator you will deliver meaningful support to people accessing our services. Whether working with individuals or with groups you will support people to strengthen their existing skills and identify and build new skills. Utilising coaching approaches you will help people build momentum in self-management and personal resilience. Although this role will be working across the whole of Aberdeenshire, the post holder’s main focus of work will be concentrated within the central and north area.
Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this posts, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form. A valid driving licence and access to own vehicle are a requirement for the post.