Your New Organisation
ILF Scotland (ilf.scot) is a Non-Departmental Scottish Public Body (NDPB) constituted as a company limited by guarantee. We were created following the closure of the UK ILF in June 2015 and have been administering Scottish ILF funding for existing fund recipients in Scotland and Northern Ireland since 1st July 2015.
ILF Scotland distributes annual funding of approximately £60m to support individual recipients to lead independent lives. Our organisation consists of a dedicated team of around 62, who provide award management services for approximately 5,000 current fund recipients split between the 2015 Fund and Transition Fund.
Our organisation is fully funded by and accountable to, Scottish and Northern Ireland Government Ministers via a Board of Directors. Directors are appointed by Scottish Ministers in-line with the Scottish Public Appointments process.
As a values based organisation, ILF Scotland takes a values led approach to legislative compliance where people and relationship building are a key focus.
Your New Role
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team where you will be responsible for developing and reviewing ILF Scotland’s Public Policies, Guidance and Procedures based upon your expert understanding of the policy landscape within which ILF Scotland operates, supported by the Director of Policy, Improvement and Engagement.
You will have the opportunity to influence Local Government, Health & Social Care Partnerships / Trusts, COSLA and other decision makers to promote best practice in independent living and encourage cohesion and consistency across key national and local independent living and social care policies. You will also become a source of expert internal advice for colleagues.
You will lead on the successful operation of ILF Scotland’s complaints function in accordance with the Scottish and Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsmen’s’ standard complaints process and be supported by the Director of Policy Improvement and Engagement.
To be successful
You will hold a degree level qualification with a strong and proven track record of success in similar policy role(s) combined with an awareness and knowledge of Health & Social Care in Scotland and Northern Ireland, the Scottish and UK Government, and the associated policy landscape. You will also have excellent analytical, written and report writing skills alongside the ability to continually re-prioritise and work to tight deadlines. You will be someone who can present to diverse audiences and demonstrate experience in establishing and developing strong stakeholder relationships.
What we Offer
In return, alongside a competitive salary and the opportunity operate in our award winning, flexible working culture we offer a defined benefit pension scheme with a generous employer contribution and related benefits as well as various discounts and memberships.
We have two opportunities for Senior Support Worker’s to join our West Lothian Occupational Services.
The Senior Support Worker (SSW) will support the management team in developing and maintaining the organisation’s standards relating to autism specific and person centred practices. Liaising with the organisation’s practice support team, the SSW will assist in the preparation of support and communication plans, ensuring consistent practices throughout support networks.
The SSW will assist in the supervision and direction of the staff team while maintaining the high standards of support in line with the organisation’s quality standards and mission statement. Knowledge of current legislation and regulations relating to the social care sector and the requirements of the Care Inspectorate is essential for this role. The post holder will also be expected to commit to on-call duties.
The successful candidate will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.
Ark is a major provider of Housing, Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disabilities, mental health issues, dementia and autism. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of Ark to enable them to live as independently as possible and lead a happy life.
Ark is looking for dedicated and caring individuals who are committed to making a difference in our supported people’s lives. Your role will be to provide practical, emotional and social support. Ark offers a detailed induction and training programme designed to ensure you have all the skills you need for the job. First and foremost you will align with Ark’s values – Trust, Respect, Understanding, Equality and Integrity.
Your main duties will be but not limited to:
• Working with colleagues as part of an effective and efficient team to support vulnerable service users.
• Communicate and work well with individuals to provide individual care and maintain appropriate relationships.
• Carry out tasks in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and guidelines.
• Being responsible in supporting individuals throughout the activities, giving positive feedback and encouragement.
In return for your valuable contribution, Ark will also offer you:
• Full and comprehensive training programme, e-Learning and a dedicated SVQ team who will support you to achieve an industry specific, accredited qualification.
• Up to 36 days paid holiday per year pro rata
• 4% Contributory pension scheme
• Employee recognition schemes
• Opportunities for career progression
• Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7
• Refer a Friend Scheme
• Sodexo Employee Benefits
This is an exciting role and comes at a time where Ark have undertaken a major piece of work where we have reviewed and developed our Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This business plan will see Ark reshape as a modern, future-focused organisation that builds on our technological and digital capability that aims to positively impact on the lives of its tenants, supported people and staff.