Redress Scotland
Redress Scotland
Redress Scotland is primarily a decision-making body.

Current vacancies

Top job! Head of Finance & Resources

  • Full time
  • £49,420 – £61,617
  • Scotland, Central Belt (likely to be Falkirk)
  • Closing 25th October 2021

For decades, children in residential care in Scotland were failed by those entrusted to look after them. Scotland is taking steps to face up to those failing by establishing a financial redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care.

While nothing can ever make up for the suffering survivors have endured, financial redress can provide acknowledgement and recognition of the harm done. The national redress scheme will offer a non-adversarial alternative route to justice and access to support and apology.

To deliver this, the Scottish Government has supported the creation of a new ‘non-departmental public body’ entitled Redress Scotland. This body will assess and make decisions on applications from survivors (and in some cases next of kin) seeking redress. Redress Scotland will be entirely independent of the Scottish Government.

Organisation

Redress Scotland is primarily a decision-making body. It will not process applications, provide support to applicants or arrange payments. In order to make best use of public resources, all administrative aspects of the national scheme will instead be carried out by Scottish Government without impinging on the independence of Redress Scotland’s decision-making.

The Role

Redress Scotland is seeking to appoint a Head of Finance & Resources who will be a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT).

The Head of Finance & Resources is responsible for leading the financial management of the organisation and the functions of finance, ICT, buildings and contracts. The role will include leading and managing any employees within these functions. The Head of Finance and Resources will work with the Chief Executive to ensure high standards of financial management and reporting, including fulfilling the requirements of Redress Scotland as a public body.

The post holder will set and review budgets and regularly monitor and report on financial performance, including variations and risks. They will contribute to the total quality management framework, and ensure that identified improvements are implemented effectively. The post holder will prepare and set up contracts for services and, where agreed, manage relationships with service providers and contractors.

You will operate with high levels of personal integrity and be able to build new trusted relationships across organisational boundaries, helping to create a trauma-informed organisation that inspires the trust of the survivor community.

Main duties include:

  • Provide professional accounting and financial advice, including developing appropriate financial policies and procedures and ensuring there are robust controls and checks in place for the management of the financial functions of Redress Scotland.
  • Supporting value for money decision making and best value, ensuring business cases, expenditure and decision making is aligned with the requirements for public bodies and promoting best practice within the team.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships, continuously improving financial awareness across the organisation and embedding our values of compassion, dignity and respect in everything we do.
  • Work closely with business areas to identify, analyse, quantify and mitigate financial risks and challenges, supporting the wider team, chief executive and board members to understand any impact on the finances of the organisation and mitigate identified risks.
  • Lead and manage the delivery of high quality resources for Redress Scotland, ensuring excellent digital resources are in place and the buildings are managed well.
  • Oversee the setting up and monitoring of contracts for products and services for the organisation.

Qualifications:

You must be a suitably experienced and qualified accountant (CCAB professional accountancy body or equivalent). You must have strong technical accountancy and financial management skills with the ability to develop expertise in accounting systems used by Scottish public bodies. You should have experience of leading or managing finance functions in an organisation.

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Top job! Head of People

  • Full time
  • £49,420 – £61,617
  • Scotland, Central Belt (likely to be Falkirk)
  • Closing 25th October 2021

For decades, children in residential care in Scotland were failed by those entrusted to look after them. Scotland is taking steps to face up to those failing by establishing a financial redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care.

While nothing can ever make up for the suffering survivors have endured, financial redress can provide acknowledgement and recognition of the harm done. The national redress scheme will offer a non-adversarial alternative route to justice and access to support and apology.

To deliver this, the Scottish Government has supported the creation of a new ‘non-departmental public body’ entitled Redress Scotland. This body will assess and make decisions on applications from survivors (and in some cases next of kin) seeking redress. Redress Scotland will be entirely independent of the Scottish Government.

Organisation

Redress Scotland is primarily a decision-making body. It will not process applications, provide support to applicants or arrange payments. In order to make best use of public resources, all administrative aspects of the national scheme will instead be carried out by Scottish Government without impinging on the independence of Redress Scotland’s decision-making.

The Role

Redress Scotland is seeking to appoint a Head of People who will be a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT).

The Head of People is responsible for leading the people related functions of Redress Scotland. These include: internal communications; all aspects of human resources; learning, training and development; health and safety; and the wellbeing framework for employees and members.

The post holder will work with the Chief Executive on total quality management, applying the principles of a learning organisation and working to achieve continuous improvement across the organisation.

Redress Scotland is developing a holistic wellbeing framework, and the post holder will have responsibility for the design, development and delivery of this in practice.

The Head of People will actively contribute to the development of an organisational culture that is trauma informed, sensitive to the needs of survivors and how these can be met, and embeds flexible, agile and solution focussed approaches.

Main duties include:

  • Represent our people functions with confidence, well- honed skills and approachability, developing constructive relationships with employees, board and panel members, Scottish Government colleagues and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Responsible and accountable for the full range of human resources activities throughout the employee lifecycle including talent acquisition, onboarding, appraisal, performance management, employee relations and learning and development activities.
  • Develop and implement strategies and contribute to organisational quality management and continuous improvement, that includes member and employee wellbeing, internal communications and health and safety.
  • Create human resources policies, procedures and guidelines, embedding the organisational values of dignity, respect and compassion with an accompanying employee handbook.
  • Contribute to the leadership and the work of the senior management team, championing a culture where everybody is treated with respect, compassion and dignity.
  • Sourcing and management of external trainers and any relevant outsourced contracts, ensuring positive partnerships and high quality delivery.

Qualifications:

Suitably experienced and holding a recognised qualification in human resources or other relevant discipline. Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development or related professional body. Experience in leading and managing human resources in an organisation.

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Top job! Head of Operations

  • Full time
  • £64,698 – £74,675
  • Scotland, Central Belt (likely to be Falkirk)
  • Closing 25th October 2021

For decades, children in residential care in Scotland were failed by those entrusted to look after them. Scotland is taking steps to face up to those failing by establishing a financial redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care.

While nothing can ever make up for the suffering survivors have endured, financial redress can provide acknowledgement and recognition of the harm done. The national redress scheme will offer a non-adversarial alternative route to justice and access to support and apology.

To deliver this, the Scottish Government has supported the creation of a new ‘non-departmental public body’ entitled Redress Scotland. This body will assess and make decisions on applications from survivors (and in some cases next of kin) seeking redress. Redress Scotland will be entirely independent of the Scottish Government.

Organisation

Redress Scotland is primarily a decision-making body. It will not process applications, provide support to applicants or arrange payments. In order to make best use of public resources, all administrative aspects of the national scheme will instead be carried out by Scottish Government without impinging on the independence of Redress Scotland’s decision-making.

The Role

Redress Scotland is seeking to appoint a Head of Operations who will be a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT).

The Head of Operations is responsible for leading the daily operation and oversight of the organisation. This will include coordinating the internal work across teams and supporting the effective decision-making of panel members in relation to applications for redress. Leadership and management of a team of administrators and specialists is a critical part of the role. The post holder will contribute to the development of quality assurance and improvement and implement a total quality management framework with the Chief Executive. The role includes responsibility for a number of the functions of Redress Scotland, specifically administration, records management and confidentiality and data protection. The Head of Operations will develop positive external relations, representing the public body to a high standard and building the trust and confidence of survivors.

The post holder will have or develop an in-depth knowledge of trauma and will be able to apply this to the operations of the organisation.

Main duties include:

  • Work as a part of a senior management team, taking a flexible approach to the work and seeking and implementing solutions to challenges and problems, including deputising for the chief executive in their absence.
  • Develop and implement organisational plans, services, policies, procedures and processes, identify and take action to mitigate risk, ensuring that our values of compassion, dignity and respect are embedded in everything we do.
  • Driving Redress Scotland to increase the effectiveness of our services; identify and implement continuous improvement; contribute to the design and delivery of a quality improvement framework; analyse and interpret data; support the delivery of a wellbeing framework for employees and members; and contribute to the overall development of the organisation.
  • Ensure that Redress Scotland embeds trauma informed approaches and practices, including supporting the engagement, participation and influencing work of survivors and people with lived experience.
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of positive media narratives about the work of Redress Scotland, working with external advisors and the chief executive on communications with survivors and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure that data is held and handled securely, that we have high standards of professionalism in relation to confidentiality, comply with GDPR and respond to FOI requests, working closely with the senior management team.

Qualifications:

You must be suitably experienced in operational management, with a minimum of ten years’ experience in an operations role and five years’ experience in a management or leadership capacity.

You should have a qualification and experience relevant to the work of Redress Scotland.

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Administration Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £31,266 – £35,813
  • Scotland, Central Belt (likely to be Falkirk)
  • Closing 1st November 2021

We are recruiting an Administration Manager with a team of Administrators for a new public body, Redress Scotland. We are looking for skilled, experienced people who are committed to living our values of Dignity, Respect and Compassion. We will offer you training, flexible working and support and you will be part of a new and inclusive team.

Background

For decades, children in residential care in Scotland were failed by those entrusted to look after them. Scotland is taking steps to face up to those failing by establishing a financial redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care.

While nothing can ever make up for the suffering survivors have endured, financial redress can provide acknowledgement and recognition of the harm done. A national redress scheme will offer a non-adversarial alternative route to justice and access to support and apology.

To deliver this, the Scottish Government has supported the creation of a new ‘non-departmental public body’ entitled Redress Scotland. This body will assess and make decisions on applications from survivors (and in some cases next of kin) seeking redress. Redress Scotland will be entirely independent of the Scottish Government.

Organisation

Redress Scotland is primarily a decision-making body. It will not process applications, provide support to applicants or arrange payments. In order to make best use of public resources, all administrative aspects of the national scheme will instead be carried out by Scottish Government without impinging on the independence of Redress Scotland’s decision-making.

The role

Reporting to the operations manager you will lead and manage a team of administrators, providing day-to-day support, oversight of their work and regular feedback and appraisal. The Administration manager will organise, structure and allocate tasks to the team to ensure efficient and effective use of resources. Develop and deliver excellent administration for panels and panel members. Ensure that scheduling of the panels is managed effectively and efficiently, including applying agreed prioritisation to applications. Participate and contribute to the quality management and improvement framework for Redress Scotland. Reporting to the Head of Operations, work to support the overall operational delivery of Redress Scotland, including supporting excellent communication internally and externally, including responding to enquiries and requests for information. Work with the team, bringing to life our values of dignity, respect and compassion in order to ensure that applicants for redress have an experience of the process that reflects our values.

A full Job Description is available for download below.

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Administrator

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,995 – £29,776
  • Scotland, Central Belt (likely to be Falkirk)
  • Closing 1st November 2021

We are recruiting a team of Administrators reporting into an Administration Manager with for a new public body, Redress Scotland. We are looking for skilled, experienced people who are committed to living our values of Dignity, Respect and Compassion. We will offer you training, flexible working and support and you will be part of a new and inclusive team

Background

For decades, children in residential care in Scotland were failed by those entrusted to look after them. Scotland is taking steps to face up to those failing by establishing a financial redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care.

While nothing can ever make up for the suffering survivors have endured, financial redress can provide acknowledgement and recognition of the harm done. A national redress scheme will offer a non-adversarial alternative route to justice and access to support and apology.

To deliver this, the Scottish Government has supported the creation of a new ‘non-departmental public body’ entitled Redress Scotland. This body will assess and make decisions on applications from survivors (and in some cases next of kin) seeking redress. Redress Scotland will be entirely independent of the Scottish Government.

Organisation

Redress Scotland is primarily a decision-making body. It will not process applications, provide support to applicants or arrange payments. In order to make best use of public resources, all administrative aspects of the national scheme will instead be carried out by Scottish Government without impinging on the independence of Redress Scotland’s decision-making.

The role

Reporting to the Administration manager, complete allocated tasks and work on projects to a high standard. Support the work of panel members at Redress Scotland, preparing agendas and papers, taking minutes of panel meetings and supporting the panel chair with recording determinations and decisions. Contribute to the scheduling of panels, making sure they are managed effectively and efficiently. Work flexibly as part of a team to ensure Redress Scotland develops and maintains high standards. Work with the team, living our values of dignity, respect and compassion to ensure that applicants for redress have an experience of the process that reflects our values.

A full Job Description is available for download below.

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Chair of Redress Scotland

  • Management Board
  • Sessional
  • Central Belt (tbc)
  • Closing 16th April 2021

Do you want to lead the establishment of a new, independent and trauma-informed public body which treats survivors with respect, dignity and compassion?

For decades, children in residential care in Scotland were failed by those entrusted to look after them. Scotland is taking steps to face up to those failings by establishing a new financial redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care.

The Scottish Parliament passed the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill on 11 March 2021. The Bill creates ‘Redress Scotland’, a new Non-Departmental Public Body which will make decisions on applications from survivors seeking financial redress.

As Chair of Redress Scotland, in addition to providing strategic leadership and embedding a culture of trauma-informed practice you will:

  • Build public confidence in Redress Scotland, promoting the purpose and values of the organisation and ensuring survivors’ needs remain at its heart
  • Support the Chief Executive and their staff to deliver the organisation’s objectives, demonstrating the values embedded in legislation
  • Have a track history of strong leadership, personal integrity and the impartiality required to build and maintain the trust of survivors and a range of stakeholders.
  • Provide vision and focus to ensure the organisation delivers statutory obligations and is viewed as a trustworthy and transparent independent public body
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Top job! Chief Executive of Redress Scotland

  • Full time
  • £77,340 – £83,233
  • Scotland, Central Belt
  • Closing 31st May 2021

For decades, children in residential care in Scotland were failed by those entrusted to look after them. Scotland is taking steps to face up to those failing by establishing a financial redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care.

While nothing can ever make up for the suffering survivors have endured, financial redress can provide acknowledgement and recognition of the harm done. A national redress scheme will offer a non-adversarial alternative route to justice and access to support and apology.

To deliver this, the Scottish Government is supporting the creation of a new ‘non-departmental public body’ entitled Redress Scotland. This body will assess and make decisions on applications from survivors (and in some cases next of kin) seeking redress. Redress Scotland will be entirely independent of the Scottish Government.

Organisation

Redress Scotland is primarily a decision-making body. It will not process applications, provide support to applicants or arrange payments. In order to make best use of public resources, all administrative aspects of the national scheme will instead be carried out by Scottish Government without impinging on the independence of Redress Scotland’s decision-making.

The Role

Redress Scotland is seeking to appoint a Chief Executive who will be the board’s principal adviser on the discharge of its statutory functions.

You will provide strong leadership from the outset, working to establish a strategic framework for Redress Scotland and putting in place the right resources, processes and policies to ensure success. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of designing and implementing organisational strategies, governance arrangements, resource plans and corporate reports.

You will operate with high levels of personal integrity and be able to build new trusted relationships across organisational boundaries, helping to create a trauma-informed organisation that inspires the trust of the survivor community.

Main duties include:

  • Working closely with the Chair, you will establish the strategic framework for Redress Scotland, translating this into operational processes and creating the right conditions for success as an independent public body.
  • Make evidence-based recommendations to the Board on the action and resources required to achieve its vision – including recruitment, training and wider business infrastructure.
  • Recruit and develop a small secretariat team, confidently communicating the needs of survivors in a clear and compelling manner and instilling a culture of trauma-informed practice.
  • Provide concise advice to the Board on the effective discharge of its responsibilities – as set out in legislation and statutory guidance – demonstrating a clear commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Put in place robust governance, risk and reporting arrangements, following best practice to ensure legal and regulatory compliance. This includes annual corporate, financial and operational reports as set out in legislation.
  • Build new and trusting relationships with survivors, survivor organisations, care providers and other key stakeholders, working collaboratively across boundaries to promote the purpose and values of Redress Scotland.
  • Work to ensure Redress Scotland is a professional and accessible organisation. Role modelling a commitment to integrity, accountability, objectivity and equality. This includes setting high standards of performance and establishing appropriate monitoring arrangements.
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Panel Members - Redress Scotland

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Remote working / Central Belt
  • Closing 2nd August 2021

Redress Scotland

Are you looking for a rewarding role in which you can make a real difference to people’s lives?

Scottish Ministers are now looking to appoint at least 12 Panel Members for Redress Scotland who will be responsible for making evidence-based decisions in relation to financial redress, awarded to survivors of historical child abuse in care. Decision making meetings are expected to take place virtually and in person. At this stage, we expect a good proportion of meetings to be virtual, to ensure inclusivity.

This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to a national collective endeavour, aiming to acknowledge and provide tangible recognition of harm to survivors.

Background

For decades, some children in residential care in Scotland were failed by those entrusted to look after them. Scotland is taking steps to face up to these failings of the past by establishing a financial redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care.

While nothing can ever make up for the suffering survivors have endured, the national redress scheme will offer a non-adversarial alternative route to justice, as well as access to support and apology.

To deliver this, the Scottish Government is supporting the creation of a new independent ‘non-departmental public body’ (NDPB) called Redress Scotland.

Organisation

Redress Scotland is primarily a decision-making body. The NDPB will not, itself, offer application support to survivors, receive applications directly or arrange financial payments. Instead, to make best use of public resources, all administrative aspects of the scheme and support arrangements will be carried out by the Scottish Government which will then transmit completed applications to Redress Scotland for determination.

The Role of Panel Member

Panel Members will make day-to-day decisions in relation to applications for redress payments. Their responsibilities will include determining eligibility and the level of financial redress awarded to survivors, as well as conducting reviews, where appropriate. Members will be expected to uphold the highest standard of impartiality and objectivity in making determinations.

Panel Members will need to develop a good understanding of, and be closely guided by, statutory guidance and decision-making frameworks in order to ensure assessments of survivors’ experiences are made in a fair, transparent and consistent way. They will be expected to examine applications in a holistic way, taking into consideration individual circumstances and forming a balanced judgement. Panel Members will work constructively with one another and be able to clearly articulate, verbally and in writing, the reasoning behind their decisions.

Redress Scotland will carry out sensitive, challenging and often emotionally-charged work that will involve detailed consideration of supporting information and survivors’ own accounts of the abuse they suffered while in care. Panel Members should therefore have an understanding and personal commitment to embodying trauma informed principles. They should also be committed to acknowledging and being informed by the human rights approach.

The successful candidates will bring empathy and professional expertise from a range of areas, for example, in the fields of emotional and psychological trauma, law, social work, human rights and health. Individuals with an understanding of the Scottish care system and child development, or specialist knowledge of complex trauma, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Key responsibilities include:

• Have a good understanding of the assessment framework and use it to guide your decision making, in order to ensure consistency and fairness across determinations.

• Work collaboratively with the rest of the Panel to access applications in a balanced and objective way, in order to reach evidence-based decisions in relation to redress.

• Call on relevant experience and professional knowledge in examining the available evidence and providing constructive challenge, in order to help the Panel reach a reasoned conclusion.

• Ensure applicants are treated with respect, dignity and compassion, showing consideration for their needs. Always take care to minimise potential risk of causing further harm or distress to survivors.

• Support the Chair in ensuring proceedings are transparent and effectively managed. Contribute to drafting the written determinations, clearly summarising the reasons for decisions taken.

• Uphold the principles of public life as set out by the Ethical Standards Commissioner at all times.

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