Charity registered in Scotland SC015694
Are you looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to influence strategy?
ARK’s mission is to provide the best regarded care, housing and support services in Scotland for families, children and adults of all ages who require support to have a good life. We will build life long and life enhancing relationships and promote the right of people to have a life free from poverty and discrimination.
Established in 1977 ARK Housing Association Ltd provides 450 tenancies, and supports over 400 people through our dedicated and highly skilled workforce of 800+ staff. We operate in 12 Local Authority areas in the North and East of Scotland, and we also have services in The Western Isles.
Although a housing association the majority of ARK’s activity relates to the provision of care and support for people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services receive the very best support from ARK to enable them to live a good life. For further information see ARK’s website: arkha.org.uk.
We currently have vacancies for Non Executive Board members at a very exciting time for ARK. We are entering a period of new direction with the recent appointment of a new CEO alongside a new Chair Person on the voluntary board whose focus is positive engagement with the wider organisation. As a new Board Member you will play a key part in the formalisation of business strategy for the next 5-10 years. This will be clearly focussed upon delivery of high quality Housing and Care & Support services.
We are looking for dynamic, forward thinking and enthusiastic people from a variety of backgrounds to contribute to ARK’s emerging future. We will provide tailored training and development and you will also work alongside a number of experienced Board Members who can share learning and experience.
ARK Edinburgh are looking for individuals who can provide person centred practical, emotional and social support to a diverse group of Service Users. This could include supporting individuals with Autism, learning disabilities, mental health diagnosis and those who have a physical disability. Each service user has an individualised support package that determines the number of support hours staff work with them on a daily basis. These packages have varying outcomes to be met daily from correspondence, assisting with banking, shopping, meal prep, community based activities such as supporting the individual to medical appointments, the cinema, theatre, or going away on holiday. There are also elements of personal care included in some packages provided by ARK.
The focus of the support provided is to assist in meeting identified outcomes for each individual to promote a fulfilled independent life.
In Edinburgh ARK provide support services within 6 areas to a diverse group of individuals.
· Broomhouse (Bankhead, South Gyle)
· Hoseasons (Corstorphine Area)
· Quartermile (Lauriston)
· Southhouse Autism
In return for your valuable contribution, ARK will also offer you:
· A wide range of development opportunities, including comprehensive induction, a range of specialist training programs, e-Learning and a dedicated SVQ team who will support you to achieve your SVQ.
· Paid holidays of up to 36 days per year pro rata.
· 3.4% employer pension contribution.
· Working hours designed to offer you a good work-life balance.
· Fully funded PVG registration as well as your initial registration with the SSSC
As part of the Senior Operational Management Team and reporting directly to the Assistant Director of Care & Support you will provide operational leadership to ensure ARK’s people, development and operational objectives are met.
The Area Manager will be accountable for the operational delivery of Care and Support and Business Development within area of responsibility and the implementation of policies, procedures and systems that supports ARK’s business development strategy.
The successful candidate will lead in implementing the strategic objectives for their area and will have delegated responsibility for ensuring that ARK Housing Association provides developments and services of the highest standard which are cost effective and responsive to the needs of service users and tenants.
A key aspect of the role is the provision of accurate and timely operations and business development performance reports, function KPI’s, forecasts and budgets. Central to this, is the ability to analyse, interpret and report accurate and timely data; update forecasts and plans based on the learning of in month results.
The position requires the post-holder to be able to operate at a senior management level with appropriate decision-making and problem-solving skills, and with a firm professional ethic. Motivational team leadership and team development abilities are necessary with a positive commitment to continued professional development for self and others. Strong organisational, interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills are prerequisites.
The post covers ARK’s Borders Services with service provision throughout the Scottish Borders Local Authority area; however the base of the successful candidate is negotiable. The post holder will be a Registered Manager for regulated services and it is essential that the successful candidate has a working knowledge of the regulatory process and National Care Standards.
Up to 36 days paid holiday per year pro rata
3.4% employer pension contribution
A range of working hours designed to offer you a good work-life balance
Confidential employee counselling service, available 24/7
Fully funded PVG registration and initial registration with the SSSC
Membership to Capital Credit Union available
A wide range of development opportunities, including comprehensive induction, a range of specialist training programs and e-Learning
A dedicated SVQ team who will support you to achieve an industry specific, accredited qualification