Garvald West Linton
Garvald West Linton

Charity registered in Scotland SC020909

Garvald West Linton is an established provider of residential and day services for adults with learning disabilities.  Care is provided in five houses and there are eight workshop areas as well as a further education programme and individual therapies.  Our work is based on the principles of Rudolf Steiner.  We are situated 20 miles south of Edinburgh in beautiful surroundings.  

Current vacancies

Residential Manager

  • Full time
  • £38,000
  • West Linton
  • Closing 11th February 2022

This is an opportunity to become part of an organisation that is noted for engaging people in a positive manner. The use of crafts, nature, music, art and general creative activities is well established and has been part of the culture of the organisation for many years.

Main Purpose of Role

The Residential Manager carries responsibility for the delivery and management of the Garvald West Linton Residential Service ensuring that all the residential facilities are functioning at the highest standard in line with current regulations and delivering appropriate levels of support to all residents. The Residential Manager will be registered with the Care Inspectorate as the Registered Manager of the Residential Service.

The Residential service has 5 Community houses, each of which has its own House Manager.

The Residential Manger will gain support from being part of a Management Team together with the CEO, Finance Manager and Day Service Manager.

Key Priorities

• To provide leadership and support for the House Managers ensuring that GWL meets relevant service standards in the delivery of care to residents.

• To have an overview of GWL’s residential provision and ensuring that it meets the needs of the residents and provides developmental opportunities for each individual.

• To interface and work constructively with the Care Inspectorate, Health Professionals and other external bodies ensuring that GWL’s relationships continue to benefit the organisation.

• To understand and work with practice and theory based on a model of Social Pedagogy.

• To support the cultural life of GWL in the celebration of cultural events.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Garvald Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • West Linton
  • Closing 30th April 2021


Garvald West Linton is an established charitable organisation based in the Borders providing residential care, creative work opportunities and further education for thirty-five adults with learning disabilities. Garvald also offers day placements for adults with learning disabilities who live locally.

Our Ethos

Life and work at Garvald is based on the Rudolf Steiner principles of curative education and social therapy. Through working with these principles Garvald aim to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the individuals in our care.

The role of The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is collectively responsible for the governance and strategic direction of Garvald. It is responsible for receiving money from local authorities and donors, safeguarding it and ensuring that it is used for meeting Garvald objectives as stated in its articles of association. The Trustee Board must always act in the best interests of Garvald. The Trustees must act as a group and not as individuals. Although the role is unpaid, Trustees have the opportunity to significantly contribute towards an important and well-regarded service for people with learning disabilities.

We are now seeking new directors to join our board and looking for enthusiastic and dynamic individuals with a range of skills and experience. These include business/professional skills in PR/marketing, legal, property/estates management as well as individuals with senior management experience within the social care sector.