Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services
Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services

Charity registered in Scotland SC037882

Iriss is a charitable company that promotes positive outcomes for the people who use Scotland's social services.

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Top job! CEO

  • Full time
  • £60,905 – £64,605
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 24th August 2020

Iriss builds the capacity and capability of people working in social care and community health to deliver high quality services through the use of evidence, improvement approaches and digital technology.

We are seeking a strategic and values-based inspirational leader with the energy and commitment to build on our charity’s record of quality and success.

Iriss is uniquely positioned to respond to the new opportunities and fresh challenges in the sector and we need an outstanding Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to drive the planned strategic change. The successful candidate will motivate, inspire and build the capacity of Iriss and its staff with passion and a shared ambition for its objectives. The CEO will work closely with the team and report to the Board and must be a credible ambassador, a powerful communicator and an inclusive leader able to build partnerships across sectors and disciplines.

You will have a degree, or equivalent, and possibly a post graduate qualification in a subject related to our work, experience of strategic leadership and an established network in this area.

This vacancy has now closed

We are seeking a project manager to join our cross-functional team in delivering across evidence-informed practice projects in Scotland’s social services.

We are looking for a self-starter with a passion for using their knowledge and skills to improve services and generate and translate evidence. You will work on a number of projects and will be expected to manage your time across these projects.

Iriss is a charity working to support the social services workforce in Scotland to deliver positive outcomes for people who access care and support. We focus on enhancing the capacity and capability of Scotland’s social services workforce to access and make use of knowledge and research for service innovation and improvement. Our unique approach is characterised by a willingness to adapt and learn from a wide range of disciplines. Examples of our work are available at

The role is Glasgow-based, but travel to other locations across Scotland may be required. At present our organisation is currently working from home.

This is a full time, fixed term post until 31 March 2021, however, part-time applications will be considered.