Garvald West Linton is the provider of Residential and Day Care services for adults with learning difficulties, situated 20 miles south of Edinburgh in beautiful countryside surroundings. Currently we have a new vacancy for a Deputy CEO post to start with us as soon as possible.
Main Purpose of Role
To work closely with the CEO to lead Garvald West Linton and ensure the organisation is developed and managed in accordance with its mission, values and strategic objectives.
Primarily to take responsibility for the delivery and management of Garvald West Linton’s residential service ensuring it functions at the highest standard in line with current regulations and delivering the expected level of service to all residents, which is responsive to their changing needs. Currently we are in the process of looking to develop further options within our residential services to meet higher levels of support needs for individuals accessing our service. There is the requirement to be registered with the Care Inspectorate as the Registered Manager of the service.
To work closely with the Day Care Manager, HR Manager and Finance Manager along with House Managers. Also with the Board, Trustees and external Stakeholders. Overall to develop an understanding at an operational level of Garvald to work closely with the CEO to ensure financial viability of the organisation of the organisation and new programmes with a view of securing long-term sustainability.
Educated to degree level or equivalent together with a demonstrable commitment to anthroposophical principles and the principles of Rudolph Steiner. Relevant management qualification (for example MBA or a minimum of Level 5 SVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership or equivalent). Ideally, qualifications that meet the SSSC requirements for a Manager.
Knowledge and Experience
Skills and Abilities
Tweeddale Youth Action (TYA) is the lead organisation for youth-work provision in Tweeddale. We offer 10-25 year-old young people living in Peebles, Innerleithen and the surrounding areas, a safe alternative to hanging around bus stops and street corners. Through our youth clubs in Peebles and Innerleithen we aim to provide relevant and meaningful activities in a fun and secure environment.
As Tweeddale Youth Action’s Senior Youth Worker you will lead and support TYA’s Youth Workers in planning, delivering and evaluating meaningful activities and group work that respond to young people’s needs. You will share best practice with the team, leading through example as well as demonstrating your understanding of theme-based group work which will help to inform age-appropriate inputs that positively influence young people’s health and well-being.
You will work alongside TYA’s Manager in giving regular support and supervision across the staff team and ensuring staff have access to any relevant training.