The Action Group
The Action Group

Charity registered in Scotland SC005964

The Action Group is about ‘no barriers’.  No barriers for anyone - to their chosen lifestyle, to choice, to opportunities, regardless of their support needs. 


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Team Manager

  • Full time
  • £24,112 – £25,350
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th January 2020

We need a team manager for an established team in the Edinburgh area.

This opportunity would suit a team manager who has previous experience leading a team, preferably a support service one, or an assistant team manager who is ready to take on greater responsibility.

The purpose of the role of team manager is to provide leadership and guidance to our teams of support workers who provide person-centred support to adults with learning disabilities and other support needs, working in service users home or accompanying them when they go out.

The team manager has overall responsibility for team management, staff performance and quality of service standards within the team. This vacancy is in a well-established team and some of the service users have been supported by The Action Group for many years. The right candidate will be someone who can approach these types of relationships with understanding and who embodies the Action Group’s values of inclusion and opportunity for all.

Exceptional organisational skills and the ability to juggle conflicting priorities are essential, and your attention to detail will be second to none. You will work closely with the Development Managers to ensure a consistent and high quality service delivery; and lead by example to maintain a positive and empowering ethos within the team.

Some of the essential criteria for this role are:

· Previous experience of staff management, ideally from within the social care sector

· At least two years’ experience of providing person-centred services to individuals who have support needs

· An SVQ 2 in Social Care or equivalent qualification

· The capacity to complete a SVQ 3 in Social Care within 12 months of taking the post

For a full list of the criteria, please read the job description and person specification below.

Benefits include

· Pension

· 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling

· Good annual leave entitlements

· Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

· TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme

· Travel time payable where applicable

· Mileage allowance where applicable

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Development Manager: Communications, Wellbeing and Services

  • Full time
  • £35,287 – £36,828
  • Based in Edinburgh, with travel across the Lothians
  • Closing 27th January 2020

The Action Group is looking for a full-time Development Manager who can use their experience of leadership in the social care sector to promote and develop our services, specifically focusing on communication and wellbeing.

Do you have a proven track record of managing services, involving service users and working with different departments and organisations? Are you ready for a new challenge?

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced manager with a passion for improving communication to contribute to the Action Group’s services, strategies and policies. We are looking for someone who will promote wellbeing for people who use our services and for our staff, and who will take the lead in embedding positive behaviour support across the organisation.

Benefits include:

  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements that increase with length of service
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable

In addition to line management responsibilities, the development manager will also develop new and current services, working with internal departments and other organisations to ensure our service users receive the best person-centred support possible.

The right candidate will be committed to the Action Group’s values of inclusion and opportunity for all, and will have creative ideas for improving support services. They will have experience of working directly with people who have support needs, as well as experience of managing social care services. Knowledge of regulatory requirements, recruitment, administration and funding streams is essential, as is an understanding of the socio-political context of the sector. The successful candidate will be a great communicator, who is knowledgeable about the uses of digital communication systems. For full details download the job description and person specification.

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HR Advisor

  • Full time
  • £27,682 – £29,406
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd February 2020

Would you like to use your HR skills to support an organisation committed to supporting people with additional support needs?

Do you have a passion for recruitment and supporting and mentoring people?

You would join a friendly, supportive and busy HR team to take a lead in ongoing recruitment across the organisation, as well as providing expert coaching and advice to managers on HR processes, employment law, employee relations and organisational values.

We are looking for an HR Advisor who is committed to supporting an organisation to provide high-quality, person-centred support to The Action Group’s service users, and who is a champion for equality and diversity. This will involve supporting managers in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Benefits include:

· A workplace culture that supports work-life balance and family-friendly working

· Pension

· 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling

· Good annual leave entitlements

· Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

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