Scottish Care
Scottish Care
A Scottish voice for care providers, their workforce and people who access care and support. Scottish Care is a membership organisation and the representative body for independent social care services in Scotland.

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Transforming Workforce Lead

  • Full time
  • £40,000
  • Home based with occasional visits to Ayr office
  • Closing 16th August 2019

SCOTTISH CARE REQUIRES A TRANSFORMING WORKFORCE LEAD

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Scottish Care for a Transforming Workforce Lead to join the national Scottish Care team. This full-time post is initially from October 2019 to October 2020 with a possible extension beyond this. The post is remunerated at £40,000 plus agreed expenses.

Scottish Care is funded by the Scottish Government to provide independent sector engagement around workforce development, with the specific aim to ensure that ‘Social services providers in the independent sector fully contribute to the national workforce development agenda and maximise their capacity to self-manage the development of their workforce.’

Applicants must be qualified to degree level or equivalent and have experience of working at a senior level in health or social services or a related area. Current knowledge of nursing practice within social care settings, knowledge of nursing and social care workforce regulation, and experience of leading a learning & development function or project are desirable.

The consultant will operate at a national strategic level; create significant collaborations for independent care sector organisations; contribute to national policy groups and consultations specifically on nursing; organise and deliver national workforce events and presentations and work across the sector nationally.

The role requires skilful collaboration with key partners in the Scottish Government, the Chief Nursing Office Directorate, Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), Care Inspectorate, NHS Education for Scotland, local authorities, third sector and others with a requirement to attend frequent meetings and events across Scotland.

The contract offers a flexible, home based option with occasional work at the Scottish Care offices in Ayr. The post-holder will report to the Scottish Care Chief Executive, Dr Donald Macaskill.

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Sales, Marketing & Events Officer

  • Part time
  • £30,000 pro-rata
  • Ayr
  • Closing 13th September 2019

Do you have what it takes to promote and generate business for a high profile organisation?

Are you great with people, and also a good negotiator?

Do you have keen attention to detail, but are able to see the big picture?

Are you looking for a role which will make a real difference in a sector which employs 1 in 13 Scots, and provides a service to over 60 thousand?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to all, then read on…

Scottish Care wishes to appoint a Sales, Marketing & Events Officer to work as part of our national team.

This is a part-time post (21 hours per week) to cover maternity leave, based in Scottish Care’s offices in Ayr with the requirement to attend occasional meetings and events throughout Scotland.

Scottish Care is based in Ayr and is the representative body for the largest group of health and social care sector independent providers across Scotland delivering residential care, day care, care at home and housing support. Working on behalf of a range of providers, Scottish Care speaks with a single unified voice for members and the wider independent care sector, at both a local and strategic level.

In addition to the core work of Scottish Care, the organisation’s activities include leading on Scottish Government funded projects and in this context contracts a number of ‘leads’ and ‘associates’ to support a range of national initiatives including the integration of health and social care and workforce development.

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Top job! Technology and Digital Innovation Lead

  • Full time
  • £40,847
  • Ayr
  • Closing 17th January 2020

Are you excited about the potential of technology to help people live their lives to the fullest? Do you consider it is important to use technology within a human rights and ethical framework? Are you excellent at inspiring individuals and creating enthusiasm? Then this may be a great role for you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Scottish Care for a Technology and Digital Innovation Lead to join the national Scottish Care team. This full-time post is initially from March 2020 to March 2021 with a possible extension beyond this. The post is remunerated at £40,847 plus agreed expenses.

Scottish Care is establishing this post as a result of funding from the Scottish Government Technology Enabled Care Programme.

Applicants should ideally be qualified to degree level or equivalent and have experience of working in the technology and digital sector. Current knowledge of the social care sector in Scotland, and an ability to engage and innovate the positive use of technology to enable the delivery of a rights-based approach to support and care are desirable.

The consultant will operate at a national strategic level; create significant collaborations for and with independent care sector organisations; contribute to national policy groups and consultations specifically on technology, data and digital; organise and deliver national events and work across the sector nationally.

The role requires skilful collaboration with key partners in the Scottish Government, statutory health and care services, regulatory bodies, user and representative bodies as well as the wider technology and digital community in Scotland and elsewhere.

Come and join the independent care sector where there is already remarkable innovative use of technology that makes a difference.

The contract offers a flexible, home based option and the post-holder will report to the Scottish Care Chief Executive, Dr Donald Macaskill.

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Top job! National Lead, Partners for Integration

  • Full time
  • £48,000
  • Ayr
  • Closing 17th January 2020

Integration of Health and Social Care is the Scottish Government's ambitious programme to improve services for people who access health and social care services.

Scottish Care is a membership organisation representing the largest group of independent health and social care providers across Scotland.

After a period of consolidation and expansion, Scottish Care is seeking to recruit 2 National Leads to its Partners for Integration Programme.

The Independent Care sector is a key player in health and social care integration to make sure that the citizens of Scotland can access the right care, in the right place at the right time.

This is a role where you can make a difference at an exciting time as the Scottish Care Partners for Integration Programme has become increasingly recognised as supporting the realisation of the integration objectives outlined in the 2014 Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act. As a leader for the team and integration, the postholder(s) will be critical in influencing and contributing to success at a strategic level for Scotland.

Hosted by Scottish Care and working closely with independent sector providers and partners such as Scottish Government and Health and Social Care Scotland, the post involves partnership working at its core, creating conditions for collaboration and co-production, with the ultimate aim of improving outcomes for people accessing care and support. This will partly be achieved by identifying and raising the profile of the positive contribution that the independent care sector makes, and its role in achieving wider adult social care reform.

The post holder will lead and manage the Partners for Integration Team of locally based integration and specialists, currently working to pursue, test, measure and embed new ways of working and improvement methodologies.

The post holder will require to be highly motivated and be able to use initiative, possess excellent communication, leadership and networking skills, demonstrate success and experience working with policy makers, providers, regulators, people supported by services and carers. Experience at senior management level in health or social care is preferred, as is a knowledge of relevant policy, practice and the needs and aspirations of the independent sector.

The post will be home-based and report to the National Director, Karen Hedge. Secondment and job share opportunities considered.

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