The SDS forum is an independent group of East Renfrewshire residents who choose to take control of their day-to-day care arrangements by directly employing care workers or by commissioning a care agency using Social Work money or ILF.

Current vacancies

Information & Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £26,000 pro-rata
  • Giffnock, East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 12th April 2019

The Self-Directed Support Forum, East Renfrewshire is an organisation for anyone who is thinking about directing their own support or that of someone they care for. We also support individuals and families who are already directing an existing social care package. Self-Directed Support Forum have been delivering Information & Advice on Self-Directed Support since 2013 when the Scottish Government Legislation was implemented. This role involves working on person centred plans to achieve desired outcomes for those in receipt of a Self-Directed Support budget. This can involve liaising with the Local Authority Social Work department to achieve this in accordance with the Scottish Government legislation. We value our good partnership working with the Local Authority. We aim to inform individuals to empower them in decision making and also to support the Health and Social Care Partnership in implementing Self-Directed Support.

Dignity, choice, involvement, collaboration and participation are the guiding principles and values of how we approach and deliver our work. We are a small but dedicated team and are committed to our service delivery. We look to welcome a new team member who is enthusiastic, motivated and professional. Working on your own initiative will be a vital part of this role also. Continued learning and training will be provided throughout.

You will be required to input data on to the Database and maintain accurate records and contribute to evaluation and progress of all service outcomes.



  • Health and Social Care or equivalent qualification - SVQ level 3 or above.
  • Relevant Health & Social Care knowledge, skills and experience.
  • Knowledge of Self-Directed Support Act 2013.
  • Knowledge of Child Protection Legislation & Vulnerable Adult.


  • Open University Foundations for Self-Directed Support in Scotland

The post will be subject to a PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) check. Self-Directed Support Forum is an Equal Opportunities employer. We are a registered Charity SC044751.