Scottish Union of Supported Employment
Scottish Union of Supported Employment

Charity registered in Scotland SC027649

The Scottish Union of Supported Employment is an umbrella organisation for public, private and voluntary bodies interested in supported employment and social inclusion. We promote the right of all individuals with a disability or long-term health condition to achieve their full potential, specifically overcoming barriers to employment and accessing real jobs for real pay. Working with our members and stakeholders we pioneer new approaches, challenge assumptions and champion best practice in our field.


Current vacancies

Chairperson Recruitment

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th October 2022

The Scottish Union of Supported Employment (SUSE) is recruiting a new Chairperson for our board. We are particularly keen on applications from people with a strong background in charity governance or leadership and those with lived experience of disability.

About SUSE

The Scottish Union of Supported Employment (SUSE) is the national representative body for supported employment providers and anyone interested in ensuring that disadvantaged people across our country have the opportunity of a working life. We bring organisations together to campaign, network, improve how we work and share our experiences. Our aim is to support people with disadvantages to find and retain paid work by increasing the availability, quality and impact of supported employment services in Scotland.

The SUSE Website

You can find out more about what we do by visiting suse.org.uk This will also link you through to our various social media platforms.

The SUSE Chairperson

The SUSE board is mainly drawn from our membership who are employability providers with expertise in supporting disabled people to find and retain paid employment. The Chairperson normally serves for 3 years and can be invited to extend their tenure when this is appropriate. We have recently recruited some new Trustees with a range of skills and experience and are now seeking a suitable candidate to serve as our Chairperson. We welcome applications from disabled people and those living with long term conditions.

The Candidate

To help us in the next stage of the charity’s development we are looking for an individual with expertise in some or all of the following areas:

  • Senior Management
  • Leadership
  • Business Operations
  • Charity Governance
  • Business Development

What We Offer

We offer excellent training and development opportunities and will reimburse travel expenses. Mentoring support from existing board members and SUSE staff is offered to facilitate a positive onboarding experience for our new Chairperson.

What Is Required

The board of SUSE normally meet on a quarterly basis, usually in the late afternoon or early evening. The successful candidate will also be required to attend some additional meetings or events throughout the year such as our AGM.

Recently the board have been meeting virtually via Teams but we anticipate more face to face meetings in the year ahead. This may be at our office in Kirkintilloch or at a suitable venue.

Board members are also asked to offer occasion support for the charity’s activities such as participating in short life working groups when these are necessary.

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Digital Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • £30,000 pro-rata
  • Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire (with some travel throughout Scotland)
  • Closing 28th September 2021

We are recruiting for an exciting new post that will support the delivery of our SUSE Digital Hub.

The Scottish Union of Supported Employment (SUSE) is the national representative body for supported employment providers and anyone interested in ensuring that disadvantaged people across our country have the opportunity of a working life. We bring organisations together to campaign, network, improve how we work and share our experiences. Our aim is to support people with disadvantages to find and retain paid work by increasing the availability, quality and impact of supported employment services in Scotland.

SUSE has been awarded a grant from the Adapt & Thrive fund to develop a SUSE Digital Hub. The Digital Communications Officer will join our small team and will lead on this exciting project. Duties will include developing creative, engaging and informative digital content for use across the SUSE website and our social media channels, creating a range of short films, participating in the development of our marketing plan, designing a range of resources including promotional materials, serving as the managing editor of the SUSE website and working with our website development partner to develop online resources

SUSE is also the lead partner in the Disability Employment Gap Public Social Partnership. The Digital Communications Officer will contribute to the delivery of the project, specifically leading on the Digital Recruitment Review element including liaison and support for employers.

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer

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Public Social Partnership Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,000
  • Kirkintilloch
  • Closing 19th January 2022

We are recruiting for an exciting post that will support the delivery of the Apt Disability Employment Gap Public Social Partnership (PSP).

A PSP is a strategic partnering arrangement which involves the third sector in the design and commissioning of public services. The Disability Employment Gap PSP is a unique and forward thinking initiative in the Scottish employability landscape. It is delivering a range of innovative projects which support employers to address the gaps in their knowledge and expertise, improving the employment prospects of disabled people and working towards a culture change in our workplaces.

The Development Manager will support the ongoing implementation of the PSP, co-ordinate its day-to-day activities and work closely with partners and workstreams and ensure the aims of the PSP are delivered.

SUSE has been selected as the lead partner of the PSP and is the host employer of the PSP Development Manager. We are looking for an individual who has excellent communication skills and knowledge of the employability sector. She/he will have experience of delivering successful projects, be adept at building partnerships and engaging stakeholders and demonstrate drive and commitment to achieving lasting change in Scotland’s workplaces.

You can read more about the Apt PSP here and by visiting the Apt Website

Please note this role is homeworking (predominantly) with an office base in Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire (some travel throughout Scotland)

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Business Manager

  • Part time
  • £27,000 – £28,000 pro-rata
  • Predominantly home working with an office base at Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 15th August 2022

This is a 21 per week post. There are no set hours of work and they can be worked flexibly in agreement with the Chief Executive Officer. SUSE is committed to supporting staff to achieve a work life balance that ensures we deliver an excellent standard of service to our members and stakeholders while enabling staff to manage their out of work commitments.

The Scottish Union of Supported Employment (SUSE) is the national representative body for supported employment providers and anyone interested in ensuring that disadvantaged people across our country have the opportunity of a working life. We bring organisations together to campaign, network, improve how we work and share our experiences. Our aim is to support people with disadvantages to find and retain paid work by increasing the availability, quality and impact of supported employment services in Scotland.

This is a flexible, varied and interesting role that offers the post holder the opportunity to work in a fast changing setting and contribute to the development of this forward thinking charity. The post holder will be expected to multitask and achieve competing demands to set deadlines. She / he will organise events, work closely with SUSE members, co-ordinate the statutory and governance aspects of the charity and provide an administration and finance function. SUSE is also the lead partner in the Disability Employment Gap Public Social Partnership. The Business Manager will contribute to the delivery of this project, specifically liaison with project partners and staff, organisation of events and communications.

The successful candidate will provide an excellent standard of customer care for our members and stakeholders, support the work of our staff, CEO and trustees and oversee the day to day administration of the charity including liaison with suppliers, co-ordinating basic HR and finance processes, dealing with enquiries and general office duties.

We offer a pension contribution of 8%, life insurance and a generous annual leave entitlement of 21 days (including public holidays) for this 0.6 FTE post.

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Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Kirkintilloch/Remote
  • Closing 30th August 2022

The Scottish Union of Supported Employment (SUSE) is recruiting new Trustees for our board including a new Chairperson. We are particularly keen on applications from people with a strong background in finance, business operations, business development or human resources.

About SUSE

The Scottish Union of Supported Employment (SUSE) is the national representative body for supported employment providers and anyone interested in ensuring that disadvantaged people across our country have the opportunity of a working life. We bring organisations together to campaign, network, improve how we work and share our experiences. Our aim is to support people with disadvantages to find and retain paid work by increasing the availability, quality and impact of supported employment services in Scotland.

The SUSE Website

You can find out more about what we do by visiting suse.org.uk This will also link you through to our various social media platforms.

The SUSE Board

The SUSE board is mainly drawn from our membership who are employability providers with expertise in supporting disabled people to find and retain paid employment. Trustees normally serve for 3 years and can be invited to extend their tenure when this is appropriate. Moving forward we are keen to enhance the range of skills and experience on our board by recruiting Trustees with a diverse range of backgrounds. We strongly welcome applications from disabled people and those living with long term conditions.

The Candidates

To help us in the next stage of the charity’s development we are looking for people with expertise in the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Employability
  • Business Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Business Development

No previous board experience is necessary as extensive mentoring and training will be provided.

What We Offer

We offer excellent training and development opportunities and will reimburse travel expenses. Mentoring support from existing board members and SUSE staff is offered to facilitate a positive onboarding experience for new Trustees.

What Is Required

The board of SUSE normally meet on a quarterly basis, usually in the late afternoon or early evening. The successful candidate may also be required to attend some additional meetings or events throughout the year such as our AGM.

Recently the board have been meeting virtually via Teams but we anticipate more face to face meetings in the year ahead. This may be at our office in Kirkintilloch or at a suitable venue.

Board members are also asked to offer occasion support for the charity’s activities such as participating in short life working groups when these are necessary.

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Evidence & Impact Manager

  • Part time
  • £44,000 pro-rata
  • Predominantly home working with an office base at Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 22nd August 2022

This is a 28 hour per week post. There are no set hours of work and they can be worked flexibly in agreement with the Chief Executive Officer. SUSE is committed to supporting staff to achieve a work life balance that ensures we deliver an excellent standard of service to our members and stakeholders while enabling staff to manage their out of work commitments.

The Apt Disability Employment Gap PSP is a unique and forward thinking initiative in the Scottish employability landscape. In the Fairer Scotland: Employment Action Plan the Scottish Government committed to halving the disability employment gap in Scotland by 2038. A key element of the strategy is to build the capacity of employers to recruit, support and retain disabled people. The PSP is developing and delivering a range of innovative projects which support employers to address the gaps in their knowledge and expertise, improving the employment prospects of disabled people and working towards a culture change in our workplaces. SUSE is the lead partner of the PSP and is the host employer of the PSP Evidence & Impact Manager.

This is a flexible, varied and interesting role that offers the post holder the opportunity to work in a fast changing setting and contribute to the development of an innovative project. The post holder will be expected to multitask and achieve competing demands to set deadlines. The Evidence & Impact Manager will work with the PSP, with individual providers, workstreams and key stakeholders to implement evidence gathering, intelligence management and analysis, which will allow us to assess outcomes and benefits, make effective and timely decisions, to self-evaluate and report on:

  • The effectiveness of the PSP overall
  • The effectiveness of our training and consultancy activities and their contribution to achieving outcomes stated in the Apt PSP Logic Model
  • The impact of our work on the employers we are supporting in terms of Benefits Management and benefits realised
  • The impact of partnership working

We offer a pension contribution of 8%, life insurance and a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days (including public holidays) for this 0.8 FTE post. The salary for this role is £35,200 for 28 hours per week. The FTE salary is £44,000. We will also consider recruiting this position on a consultancy basis with an agreed day rate.

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