Carr Gomm
Carr Gomm

Charity registered in Scotland SC033491

Carr Gomm is one of Scotland’s leading social care organisations. Everything we do is shaped by our core values of choice, control, interdependence, openness & honesty, and respect. We are a registered charity and not-for-profit company: we put people first.


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Operations Manager - Argyll & Bute

  • Full time
  • £34,958 – £41,722
  • Flexible within Argyll & Bute (with regular throughout Argyll & Bute required)
  • Closing 5th April 2021

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Carr Gomm is one of Scotland’s leading social care and support charities; we strive to support people to achieve their individual hopes and dreams every day. We know our work is challenging and very rewarding, and we require people with a flexible and inspirational approach who are able to find innovative solutions with people, not for them.

You will lead and manage our services throughout Argyll & Bute to ensure they are financially robust and growing, being cognisant of the local operating environments and balance of risks and opportunities we face. As the Registered Manager, you will ensure that we are delivering an excellent service throughout Argyll & Bute. You will be accountable to the people we support and their families, and will routinely report to our commissioners, the regulator and colleagues to demonstrate compliance, excellence and improvement. You will contribute to the wider management and development of Carr Gomm through your participation in the National Management Team, taking a lead on specific issues, and linking with the Board of Directors as required.

You will line manage a team of Service Managers and collectively you will be responsible for creatively innovating alternative ways to support people, families and communities to achieve positive outcomes. You may be involved in contributing to tendering processes for new work.

You will ensure that our teams work in-line with Carr Gomm’s philosophy, values and policies to provide high quality services that flexibly respond to people. You will lead, support and develop the team of Service Managers to enable them to reach their potential, including optimising processes for budgeting, recruiting and supervising colleagues, and ensuring that Support Practitioners are skilled to think creatively and solve problems. You will support managers to ensure that services are financially viable by managing budgets, invoicing accurately and managing expenditure, including exploiting opportunities to develop and grow.

You will take a lead in involving people and families in all aspects of their support and our quest for excellence, in line with our Involvement Policy and local improvement plans. You will lead our relationships with local commissioners to understand their priorities and respond accordingly.

Are you who we are looking for?

In our eyes, the best Operations Managers are self-motivated go-getters who embrace the challenge of developing and growing services. They have wide-ranging experience of social care services and understand the complexities of Care at Home, Responder, Respite and Housing Support provision, whilst being able to comprehend the bigger picture. Their extensive people skills and experience enable them to lead, manage and motivate staff whilst fostering a learning culture. You will understand the theory, principles and practice of involving people to improve their service. You will have experience of successfully developing and expanding service provision in rural Scotland, with experience of the challenges relating to operational deliverability, contractual obligations and financial limitations. The best Operations Managers relish a challenge and never settle for good enough; they continually aspire towards excellence.

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Finance Officer (Accounts Payable) - National Service

  • Full time
  • £18,807 – £20,707
  • Edinburgh (National Service)
  • Closing 7th April 2021

The Finance Team are looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic Finance professional to join our busy National Service team. The role will require the successful individual to be well-versed in the functionality of Accounts Payable and a proven ability to work to deadlines, whilst maintaining excellent accuracy in all aspects of your work. You will report to the Finance Operations Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Matching, checking, coding, processing and paying supplier invoices.
  • Setting up new supplier accounts and maintaining existing supplier account details.
  • Reviewing, processing and paying staff expenses.
  • Administering and maintaining online expense claim system
  • Being first point of contact for supplier and expenses queries

What makes a great Finance Officer (Accounts Payable)?

Successful Finance Officer (Account Payable) come from different backgrounds and have a range of work and life experiences. All are logical with an organised mind and possess the ability to ensure fixed deadlines are met. Excellent organisational and planning skills are essential as is the ability to respond quickly to changing environments.

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Community Project Worker – Men’s Shed

  • Part time
  • £21,712 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh & the Lothians
  • Closing 7th May 2021

As our Men’s Shed Community Project Worker, you will lead and collaborate on developing our Men’s Shed project in the Craigmillar community. As part of the community development team, you will work with colleagues both within and outwith Carr Gomm to meet your objectives of supporting local people to improve their health and wellbeing in a way which builds both their capacity and that of the community.

You will support people, groups and volunteers, as required, in a person-centred way and in line with Carr Gomm’s values. The values are: Choice, Control, Interdependence, Respect, Openness & Honesty and Efficiency; Joint Working and User Involvement.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Edinburgh Community Projects Manager, you will develop the project in the Craigmillar community, working with local people and groups with reference to the project plan whilst prioritising their needs:

  • You will work in the community to identify groups and individuals who are interested in getting involved in the Men’s Shed programme, working with them to set up projects if there is not one local to them, or to involve them in an existing programme if appropriate;
  • You will facilitate activities and events as required, or will support local people and volunteers to do this;
  • You will support local groups to build their capacity to develop Men’s Shed activities, offering training and skill-sharing where appropriate;
  • You will undertake monitoring and evaluation activities, as required by the Project Manager for example recording outcome feedback, writing case examples, keeping statistics;
  • You will contribute, as a member of the community development team, to discussions relating to achieving project outcomes as identified through project plans;

This outline is by no means exhaustive; it gives a flavour of the responsibilities and skills required.

What makes a great Community Project Worker?

You will have experience of working in communities, of engaging with local people, of planning and bringing projects to fruition. We also have an expectation of attitude - a proactive learner with a flair for engaging with, and relating to people; someone who is enthused by this project and shares our values. You will have to be creative, patient, positive and motivated with a wide range of skills to draw on. You must be a natural communicator with a gift for getting alongside vulnerable and isolated men - so you can build networks and links with local people and groups but successfully feedback information in multiple formats for managers to disseminate to funders.

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Top job! Operations Manager (Finance)

  • Full time
  • £35,657 – £42,556
  • National Service, Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th May 2021

About us:

Carr Gomm is one of Scotland’s leading social care and community development charities; we strive to support people to achieve their individual hopes and dreams every day. We know our work is challenging and very rewarding, and we require people with a flexible and inspirational approach who are able to find innovative solutions with people, not for them.

As our Operations Manager within the Finance Team, you will be instrumental in supporting, managing and developing members of the Finance team whilst maintaining an operational overview of the entire Finance function.

Responsibilities & Success Factors:

Reporting to the Senior Operations Manager, you will be responsible for leading the Finance Team to ensure financial controls, systems and procedures are up to date, fit for purpose and adhered to whilst demonstrating Carr Gomm’s values of; Choice, Control, Interdependence, Respect, Openness & Honesty and Efficiency, Joint Working and Involvement.

Success in the role includes:

  • Supporting, managing and developing members of the Finance Team
  • Preparing and issuing of accurate and timely monthly management accounts (including month end close).
  • Providing information, advice and support to colleagues on a range of Finance-related issues e.g. management accounts queries, interpretation and compliance with Charities SORP and organisational Finance-related policies and procedures.
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with internal/external customers and suppliers.
  • Deputising for Senior Operations Manager (Finance) as required.

This job description describes the practical purpose and main elements of the job. It is a guide to the nature and main duties of the job as they exist currently, but is not intended as a wholly comprehensive or permanent schedule.

Who we are looking for

Successful Operations Managers (Finance) come from different backgrounds and have a range of work and life experiences. All are experienced professionals who can be reliable, consistent, focused and flexible in both their outlook and approach.

In our eyes, the best Operations Managers (Finance) are positive, proactive and results-driven team players with a can do attitude and a continuous improvement mind-set. We expect that you will have a significant experience of line management within a Finance function, a professional accountancy qualification, or be qualified by experience, and have an understanding of the Scottish Social Care sector.

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Learning & Development (L&D) Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,562 – £33,688
  • National Service - Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th May 2021

In a world in which the nature of work, the workplace and workforce are transforming relentlessly, Carr Gomm is systematically and continuously responding and evolving to the changing environment in which we work. Our successful evolution is ultimately determined by the capability of our staff to be supported to be the best they can be. Organisational evolution is inextricably linked to the continual professional development of individuals and their career development.

As our organisational Learning and Development (L&D) Manager based within the Human Resources Team, you will work with colleagues to maintain consistent organisational standards and embed sectoral best practice across all learning materials for support staff and managers. You will also support the wide-ranging development requirements of our central support teams and associated strategic projects.

Responsibilities & Success Factors:

Reporting to the HR Operations Manager, you will be responsible for leading the consistency and high standards of Carr Gomm’s Learning and Development activity, line managing appropriate colleagues and supporting organisational projects.

Success in this role includes:

  • Leading the co-production process to maintain organisational standards across all learning materials, including undertaking research and embedding best practice where possible;
  • Researching and implementing appropriate continual professional development and accredited learning opportunities, and leadership programmes for community development professionals and central support teams;
  • Applying adult learning theories to ensure employees get the best out of their development;
  • Ensuring the learning and development components of organisational systems (including Care Planner, LearnPro and our SQA Assessment Centre registration) are effective, efficient and reliable for informing analysis and decision making;
  • Monitoring, assessing and reporting on the impact of learning and development tools and programmes throughout the organisation;

This list is by no means exhaustive; rather it gives a flavour of the joy that can be achieved in this multi-faceted role. Travel may be required, assuming the environment is safe to do so.

What we are looking for...

In our eyes, the best Learning and Development Managers are passionate about helping people to learn and grow; they have excellent communication and people skills which they use to forge strong, productive relationships with stakeholders; and they have the capacity to design and deliver learning materials using a range of media to help colleagues understand and reach their potential.

We expect you to proactively plan and prioritise multiple projects; ensuring that our learning materials are relevant and impactful. You will have experience of all aspects of learning and development, gained in a social care environment with the self-assurance to influence and inspire others. You will also engage with the external social care and L&D environment, keeping abreast of innovations and best practice. Professional qualifications are desirable.

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Learning & Development (L&D) Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £29,562 – £33,688
  • Negotiable - offices in Glasgow and Falkirk area, including option of some home working
  • Closing 17th May 2021

Carr Gomm is one of Scotland’s leading social care and community development charities; we strive to support people to achieve their individual hopes and dreams every day. We know our work is challenging and very rewarding, and we require people with a flexible and inspirational approach who are able to find innovative solutions with people, not for them.

As one of three service-based Learning and Development (L&D) Managers, you will be instrumental in understanding the learning needs and aspirations of our teams, co-designing a dynamic learning plan, and thereafter working flexibly to upskill colleagues within our L&D and career development strategies.

Responsibilities & Success Factors:

Reporting to a senior manager, you will be responsible for leading Carr Gomm’s Learning and Development activity within your geographic area of responsibility.

Success in this role includes:

  • Co-designing a dynamic plan to ensure that all workers within your area of responsibility are appropriately inducted, trained and have opportunities for career development;
  • Understanding the specific challenges, opportunities and obligations within different teams, and developing creative and innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of teams;
  • Contributing to the design and improvement of a range of learning interventions, including continual professional development and accredited learning opportunities;
  • Facilitating a range of learning sessions for colleagues throughout your area of responsibility;
  • Driving a culture of continuous learning and professional development;
  • Monitoring, assessing and reporting on the impact of learning and development tools and programmes within your area of responsibility

This list is by no means exhaustive; rather it gives a flavour of the joy that can be achieved in this multi-faceted role. Some travel will be required, assuming the environment is safe to do so.

What we are looking for…

In our eyes, the best Learning and Development Managers are natural leaders who are passionate about helping people to learn and grow; they have excellent communication and people skills which they use to forge strong, productive relationships with stakeholders; and they have the capacity to design and deliver learning materials using a range of media to help colleagues understand and reach their potential.

We expect you to proactively plan and prioritise multiple learning initiatives, innovations and projects; ensuring that our materials are relevant and impactful. You will have experience of all aspects of learning and development, gained in a social care environment with the resilience and self-assurance to influence and inspire others. You will also engage with the external social care and L&D environment, keeping abreast of innovations and best practice. Professional qualifications are desirable, as is an ability to demonstrate experience of work which matches the requirements of this profile.

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Top job! Finance Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,657 – £42,556
  • National Service, Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th June 2021

Carr Gomm is one of Scotland’s leading social care and community development charities; we strive to support people to achieve their individual hopes and dreams every day. We know our work is challenging and very rewarding, and we require people with a flexible and inspirational approach who are able to find innovative solutions with people, not for them.

As our Finance Manager, you will be instrumental in supporting, managing and developing members of the Finance team whilst maintaining an operational overview of the entire Finance function.

Responsibilities & Success Factors:

Reporting to the Senior Operations Manager, you will be responsible for leading the Finance Team to ensure financial controls, systems and procedures are up to date, fit for purpose and adhered to whilst demonstrating Carr Gomm’s values of; Choice, Control, Interdependence, Respect, Openness & Honesty and Efficiency, Joint Working and Involvement.

Success in the role includes:

• Supporting, managing and developing members of the Finance Team

• Preparing and issuing of accurate and timely monthly management accounts (including month end close).

• Providing information, advice and support to colleagues on a range of Finance-related issues e.g. management accounts queries, interpretation and compliance with Charities SORP and organisational Finance-related policies and procedures.

• Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with internal/external customers and suppliers.

• Deputising for Senior Operations Manager (Finance) as required.

This job description describes the practical purpose and main elements of the job. It is a guide to the nature and main duties of the job as they exist currently, but is not intended as a wholly comprehensive or permanent schedule.

Who we are looking for…

Successful Finance Managers come from different backgrounds and have a range of work and life experiences. All are experienced professionals who can be reliable, consistent, focused and flexible in both their outlook and approach.

In our eyes, the best Finance Managers are positive, proactive and results-driven team players with a can do attitude and a continuous improvement mind-set. We expect that you will have a significant experience of line management within a Finance function, a professional accountancy qualification, or be qualified by experience, and have an understanding of the Scottish Social Care sector.

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International Collaboration Project Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,000
  • The base for the role is negotiable
  • Closing 28th June 2021

As our new International Collaboration Project Manager, you will be instrumental in developing international partnerships, stimulating global conversations and creating appropriate media for sharing experiences and resources. Our primary aim is to improve the impact that Carr Gomm has in Scotland by learning from others throughout the world; preferably also improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities throughout the world too. Your role is to make this happen.

Your expert storytelling and affinity with digital media will lead to the development of online resources that facilitate the sharing of experiences, knowledge, concepts and best practice, and as a result you will seek to champion improvements to national strategies and policies. You will influence social care policy.

This is a new and exciting role in which you will never settle for ‘good enough’ but will always prioritise effectively in an ever-changing global context. You will appreciate that there is always capacity to innovate, improve and develop in the pursuit of a more equitable society in which people can lead full and positive lives as active citizens.

Responsibilities and Success Factors

Reporting to the Senior Operations Manager, you will be responsible for delivering this International Collaboration Project. Success in this role includes:

• Establishing relationships with like-minded organisations keen to learn from each other.

• Facilitating conversations to explore together similarities and differences in concepts, approaches, methodologies and initiatives, with a view to increasing our understanding of wellbeing, ill-health and disability across cultures and contexts.

• Identify and successfully attain fundraised income to underwrite ongoing developments and costs associated with this project.

• Use the learning from this project to influence national social care policies and initiatives.

This list is by no means exhaustive; rather it gives a flavour of the joy that is possible in undertaking this multi-faceted role and delivering a positive impact. You will be responsible for all aspects of the project and therefore will need to balance immediate priorities with the self-motivation to push towards longer-term goals. You will need to enjoy working autonomously, reaching out to potential new partners, and working interdependently with other Carr Gomm teams to embed new learning.

What we are looking for...

This is a new and innovative role, and as such we do not have a template of what the successful candidate’s background, work or life experience will be. You will, however, need a diverse set of skills and leadership abilities to meet the demands of this global project, but these could be transferrable from a range of settings. We suspect that you will share our passion for change and improvement; we imagine that you will be confident, self-motivated and an articulate ambassador; and we expect that you will be creative, imaginative and tech-savvy, with a determination to learn from others.

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HR Business Partner

  • Full time
  • £29,562 – £33,688
  • Initially homebased and then based in the National Service, Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th July 2021

As our HR Business Partner you will support organisation effectiveness by developing and implementing solutions which are aligned to the business strategy. You will lead the HR vision, including role modelling great personal and team leadership, and take an active role in ensuring the HR operating model continues to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic organisation.

You will have an appreciation of Carr Gomm values: Choice, Control, Interdependence, Respect, Openness & Honesty and Efficiency, Joint Working and Involvement, while developing a great understanding of the organisational goals and objectives both for the people we support and all employees.

Responsibilities & Success Factors

Reporting to the Head of HR, this senior role requires a generalist background with a broad experience in all the HR areas of expertise and a working understanding of the HR partnering model.

You will build strong relationships throughout Carr Gomm and develop a deep knowledge of our operation, policies and strategic objectives.

You will provide a comprehensive HR service which guides, coaches and advises on a range of HR activities. You will also bring evidence-based practice and expertise into the organisation in the following areas:

  • Recruitment: developing and sustaining recruitment and retention initiatives and interventions.
  • Employee relations: providing advice, guidance and solutions with a pragmatic approach to risk and the law.
  • Absence management: providing person centred support and solutions to colleagues and people managers alike to achieve the best outcome; working with managers to find ways to improve the health and wellbeing of employees who are absent or struggling with their wellbeing.
  • Management Information: create and analyse detailed reports of HR data and trends for the business.
  • Organisational Development: Researching and implementing continual professional development good practice and accredited learning opportunities, including leadership programmes, to ensure employees get the best out of their development.
  • Change management: understanding and anticipating the need for change; building the case for change and managing the people impact.
  • HR Policies: developing, interpreting and implementing HR policies, to ensure they are best practice and compliant with employment law.

This post shall also have a key role in:

Working with L&D leaders to ensure high quality learning materials are consistently used throughout the organisation

Taking a lead role in our HR systems upgrade which is central to our ongoing digital transformation.

What we are looking for…

In our eyes, the best HR Professionals are proactive with a logical and organised mind, able to engender a collaborative style of working that inspires trust and confidence. You are a people person, able to effortlessly build professional relationships and communicate with staff of all ages, experiences and grades.

You will hold a professional HR qualification, or be qualified by experience at a senior level, and have an up to date working knowledge of current UK employment legislation and people management processes and policies. You will have excellent IT skills, particularly in Excel and Database Applications / HRIS along with exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

We are particularly interested in applicants with experience of working in the Care Sector.

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