Lothlorien Therapeutic Community
Lothlorien Therapeutic Community

Charity number 1059293

Lothlorien is a therapeutic community for people with mental health problems, situated in a quiet rural setting in South West Scotland. Lothlorien was originally started in 1974 by the Haughton family, who built the 13 bedroomed log house, one of the largest in its kind in Britain, from locally hewn larch and pine trees. It has been run since 1989 by the Rokpa Trust, an international charity founded by Dr. Akong Tulku Rinpoche of Samye Ling Tibetan Centre in Dumfriesshire. Buddhist values of compassion and tolerance are the basis of our approach, but we are not a religious community and are open to everyone.

Current vacancies

Live-In Deputy Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,877 – £32,340
  • Dumfries & Galloway
  • Closing 21st December 2021

Lothlorien is a therapeutic community for people with mental health problems, situated in a quiet rural setting in South West Scotland. Lothlorien Community is based on the therapeutic community model, which includes principles of collective responsibility and empowerment all underpinned by our core values of compassion and tolerance.

Please note this is a live-in position where you will have your own room and food will be provided.

Overall purpose of the post:

To take responsibility as Registered Manager to manage all aspects in the day-to-day running of the two homes.

Promoting a sensitive and empowering environment which provides a high standard of care to the people we support, meeting individual needs and ensuring everyone is treated with respect and dignity, as well as protecting their rights to privacy. Ensuring each resident is supported and has opportunities with regards to independence, choice and involvement through regular person-centred, trauma-informed planning, meetings and reviews.

To supervise, monitor and evaluate the care delivered to residents whilst adhering to legal requirements. Our ambition is to provide compassionate, trauma-informed support and to continue providing outstanding care as recognised by the Care Inspectorate.

To keep the Manager informed of all matters of concern and consult when these matters of concern involve outside agencies.

Taking ownership to develop a positive, open culture where all employees are motivated, inspired and are supported in their self-development.

This is an exciting time to transform and modernise the service, working in collaboration with stakeholders, including the people we support and their families, as well as the local authority and clinical commissioning groups.

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Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Administrator

  • Full time
  • £23,985
  • Dumfries & Galloway
  • Closing 15th October 2021

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated Administrator to be part of the Lothlorien Therapeutic Community team. The successful candidate will have excellent administrative skills including the ability to use IT systems and databases. You will need to be an excellent communicator, able to work under pressure to deadlines and be able to work flexibly, contributing to the ongoing improvement and development of Lothlorien.

The successful candidate will be responsible for running the main office. This involves the ongoing management/development of administrative systems and processes and using a range of IT packages. Additionally, the postholder will need to be able to undertake some financial and HR related admin tasks as well as provide support to the management team.

Lothlorien community provides the opportunity for people with mental health problems to develop their potential through living alongside people in an atmosphere of friendship, acceptance and mutual support. Previous experience of working in a mental health setting would be desirable but not essential.

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This vacancy has now closed

Deputy Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,877 – £32,340
  • Dumfries & Galloway
  • Closing 18th October 2021

Lothlorien is a therapeutic community for people with mental health problems, situated in a quiet rural setting in South West Scotland. Lothlorien Community is based on the therapeutic community model, which includes principles of collective responsibility and empowerment all underpinned by our core values of compassion and tolerance.

Overall purpose of the post:

To take responsibility as Registered Manager to manage all aspects in the day-to-day running of the two homes.

Promoting a sensitive and empowering environment which provides a high standard of care to the people we support, meeting individual needs and ensuring everyone is treated with respect and dignity, as well as protecting their rights to privacy. Ensuring each resident is supported and has opportunities with regards to independence, choice and involvement through regular person-centred, trauma-informed planning, meetings and reviews.

To supervise, monitor and evaluate the care delivered to residents whilst adhering to legal requirements. Our ambition is to provide compassionate, trauma-informed support and to continue providing outstanding care as recognised by the Care Inspectorate.

To keep the Manager informed of all matters of concern and consult when these matters of concern involve outside agencies.

Taking ownership to develop a positive, open culture where all employees are motivated, inspired and are supported in their self-development.

This is an exciting time to transform and modernise the service, working in collaboration with stakeholders, including the people we support and their families, as well as the local authority and clinical commissioning groups.

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