Blackwood Homes and Care
Blackwood Homes and Care

Charity registered in Scotland SC007658

Blackwood provides quality housing and services for families throughout Scotland.  We currently have around 1500 houses in management to suit a range of varying needs. Our overall aim is to offer independence, choice and control in inclusive communities through quality housing and related services.

Current vacancies

Support Workers & Relief Support Workers

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh, Glasgow, Ayr, Aberdeen, Stirling, Dundee, Perth & Kinross, Greenock, Lanarkshire
  • Closing 21st August 2019

As an award-winning innovative care provider, we support the elderly and people living with physical disabilities and long-term conditions across Scotland. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and passion for delivering complex care, making sure that our customers receive high quality care services that can range from visiting a few hours a week to several daily visits.

We deliver our vision of helping our customers live their life to the full through the hard work and dedication of our Support Workers who provide our customers with a wide variety of assistance such as personal hygiene, dressing, medication prompts and light household chores in line with their personal support plans.

Blackwood are currently looking for Support Workers to join our Care Services teams to support our customers living in their own homes in the community and/or in our Care Homes. We operate care services in Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth & Kinross, Edinburgh, Stirling, Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Ayrshire and Inverclyde.

Don’t worry about having any previous care experience, we provide comprehensive training and development opportunities to help you become a great carer!

Our main priority for this job role is to find people who can show our values and behaviours. These are:

  • Taking responsibility
  • Being open and honest
  • Keeping our promises
  • Having respect and understanding

The ideal candidate must have:

  • A commitment to delivering high quality care
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and IT skills
  • An ability to work independently in the community and as part of a team
  • A relevant qualification (SVQ2), this is not essential as training will be given
  • Flexibility to work on a rota basis, including early mornings, evenings and weekends.

…Could this be you?

Blackwood offers a range of employee benefits, including:

  • Travel expenses and paid travel time between customer visits
  • Fully funded SVQ training on completion of probationary period
  • Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period
  • 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours
  • Company mobile phone
  • Company pension scheme and other benefits
  • Payment of PVG and SSSC registration
  • Recruit both drivers and walkers on care at home runs
  • Fully paid induction and shadowing with experienced carers.
  • EE Perks – discount packages for family and friends.

Reactive Maintenance Delivery Leader

  • Full time
  • £32,318 – £34,938
  • Head Office, Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd January 2019

Blackwood currently have a vacancy for a Reactive Maintenance Delivery Leader based within our Head Office in Edinburgh.

We are looking for a highly skilled and enthusiastic professional with at least 3 years’ experience of working in a reactive maintenance capacity for an affordable housing provider. You will have demonstrable experience of managing a team and the ability to deliver responsive maintenance and adaptations services.

You will work closely with the Planned Maintenance Delivery Leader and ensure a coordinated approach in the successful delivery of responsive maintenance and adaptations are progressed within agreed timescales. It is key that you prioritise a customer-focussed approach, bringing best possible value through effective quality control of contractor performance during the programme’s implementation.

The successful candidate will provide financial control across Blackwood’s assets, providing budgetary assistance to the Property Investment Manager to deliver our Asset Management and Aids and Adaptations strategies. With line management responsibility of our Property Assistants, the Reactive Maintenance Delivery Leader will also build good relations with our Estates Officers, Assets Officers and regional teams to achieve our strategic goals.

Customer-oriented and with excellent communication, planning and IT skills, you will work within service standards and ensure compliance and implementation of statutory and regulatory requirements, understanding an awareness of the needs of disabled people and how these may best be met through design, technical and other solutions.


Property Assistant

  • Full time
  • £22,442 – £24,263
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd January 2019

We currently have a vacancy for a part time Property Assistant based in our Head Office in Edinburgh. This is a part time position working Monday – Friday 9am – 1pm.

The Property Assistant will be responsible for the daily processes to assist and support the Asset Management team. You will be the first point of contact for our customers and will carry out a range of duties including repairs diagnostics, creating and issuing works orders and other administrative duties.

Key tasks and responsibilities for this role include:

  • Deliver a high quality of service for customers for all aspects of maintenance
  • Maintain property systems and databases, including reactive, servicing, planned cyclical and adaptations, producing monitoring reports for Asset Managers
  • Develop and maintain a high level of awareness of the needs of disabled people in respect of access to and use of buildings and of how these may best be met through design, technical and other solutions.

The successful applicant will be customer focussed, with a ‘can do’ attitude and have strong administrative, computer, organisational and communication skills.

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This vacancy has now closed

45/18 Assets Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,008 – £30,278
  • Glasgow & West Region
  • Closing 16th July 2018

Are you someone…

· Who can lead on our planned, cyclical maintenance and adaptations services?

· Who embraces innovative and digital approaches?

· Who is passionate about enabling people to live well and independently?

If yes, then this is your opportunity to join Blackwood, one of Scotland’s leading care and housing providers as an Assets Officer based in our West regional office in Glasgow. Our vision is to help people live their lives to the full and we are passionate about how we use innovation and technology to make a difference.

Reporting to the Planned Maintenance Delivery Leader, our Assets Officers have a key role to play in delivering Blackwood’s planned and cyclical maintenance programmes and adaptations services.

Working closely between our customers and Asset and Regional teams, you will undertake inspections which cover all aspects of the adaptation process and progress them within agreed timescales. It is expected you will be able to provide support and direct cover for our Estate/Asset Management teams during periods of absence and resume responsibility for all repairs within properties and developments during such times.

We need someone who can not only maintain strong relationships with our existing partners and external bodies that we work with but also work to develop Blackwood’s network to positively enhance our brand.

It is crucial that our Asset Officers ensure full compliance with legal and regulatory obligations in the work that they undertake, and you will be able to carry this through by working well during periods of pressure and effectively managing workloads.

The successful candidate will have relevant experience of running and organising efficient and cost-effective construction or repairs projects by being financially astute and closely monitoring budgets. We look for the post-holder to adopt approaches to projects that are analytical, evidence-based, values and customer-driven as well as finding ways to apply the best practical solution.

You will possess excellent knowledge of property, construction and building processes and demonstrate best practice in the work you undertake. All duties are to be carried out in line with published service standards with priority given to ensuring both value and quality are delivered to customers, a key deliverable of our Business Plan.

As our Assets Officer role qualifies for Blackwood’s Essential Car User Allowance a driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential criteria for the role.

This vacancy has now closed

Digital Skills Coach (52/18)

  • Full time
  • £22,111 – £23,904
  • Edinburgh, Perth, Kinross and Dundee
  • Closing 14th August 2018

Are you someone…

· Who is passionate about digital technology?

· Who builds trusting and caring relationships with customers?

· Who embraces innovation and can coach individuals to become digitally included?

…If this is you, read on!

Blackwood currently have exciting opportunities to join our Innovation team as a Digital Skills Coach where you will play a key role in helping us deliver our digital skills training programme to our customers.

At Blackwood we are committed to providing high quality training that enables all our housing and care customers to become digitally included. At the forefront of our digital skills training programme is our award-winning CleverCogs™ technology which is designed to help our customers lead independent lives through digital inclusion, whilst also supporting our employees to work more efficiently and effectively.

Reporting to the Innovation Delivery Manager you will be responsible for helping our customers develop skills and confidence in the use of digital devices such as PC’s, laptops, tablets and applications including Social Media, Video Conferencing, and internet browsers through CleverCogs™. We’re looking for someone who can inspire and motivate others and make coaching and training sessions feel engaging, fun and built on trust.

The ideal candidate will be flexible, patient and adaptable to individual needs and learning styles. A background in care and training would be advantageous. More important though is an ability to build strong relationships with customers and their families through excellent interpersonal skills.

As this post will initially support our customers in Edinburgh, Perth and Kinross and Dundee, this role will involve extensive travel and overnight stays.

This vacancy has now closed

Digital Skills Trainer (Ref: 53/18)

  • Full time
  • £27,024 – £29,216
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th August 2018

Blackwood currently have an exciting opportunity for a Digital Skills Trainer to join our growing HR Team. Working in collaboration with the Innovation team, the Digital Skills Trainer will be responsible for the development of skills in the use of digital devices such as pc’s, laptops, tablets/phones, applications including CleverCogs and other systems as required. The role will also support the delivery of other learning interventions within Blackwood.

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Design and deliver digital skills training for Blackwood employees, within the agreed timescales. This may include providing coaching on an individual basis
  • Analyse the training requirements of the stakeholder groups to enable the delivery of such training
  • Engage with Blackwood employees, to promote the benefits of digital inclusion for our customers, in line with the building capacity areas of the people strategy.
  • Create a positive and supportive learning environment for employees.
  • Co-ordinate all digital training activity to enable the delivery of the Clever Cogs rollout plan within agreed budget and timescales
  • Share learning outcomes and provide recommendations for further learning and development activities to HR enabling the future development of the learning plan in Blackwood
  • Work with other partners and agencies to support the delivery of digital skills training in Blackwood
  • Create a legacy for digital inclusion by upskilling employees to become digital champions of the future within Blackwood
  • Create and implement effective evaluation methods to measure the impact of digital skills training
  • Record all training activities on the in-house Learning Management System generating reports as required

Experience, Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience in designing, delivering and evaluating learning interventions across a wide audience with differing needs.
  • A training qualification would be highly desirable but not essential
  • Highly engaging with the ability to build strong relationships at all levels across the business
  • Proficient in learning technologies and current learning trends
  • Ability to inspire and motivate others to learn allowing them to build up confidence in applying digital skills in their role

Although this post will be based in our Head Office in Edinburgh there will be extensive travel and overnight stays required.

This vacancy has now closed

Care Services Manager

  • Part time
  • £36,263 – £39,202 pro-rata
  • St Leonard’s Court, Ayr
  • Closing 9th October 2018

Are you forward thinking, a driver of change, and passionate about making a difference?

Our award-winning organisation is looking for a Care Services Manager to be instrumental in the development and delivery of our Care & Support Service in Ayr.

We’re looking for someone who can lead a high-quality care at home service, driving quality and excellence across the region; develop and implement new services; and embed a culture of person-centred and outcomes focussed care.

As well as the significant challenge of managing our care at home service you will be instrumental in delivering our growth plans, using our innovative technology, CleverCogs™, to help more people live independently in their own homes. At Blackwood we are passionate about using innovation to change people’s lives and you will be an important part of embedding this within care at home.

Have you got what it takes? We’re looking for all the qualities and experience you would expect to find in an influential and inspiring manager, coupled with a proven track record in managing a care at home or large complex service. We’d also be interested in speaking to people with strong operations management experience in a related field. It’s a big ask, but if you’re looking for a role which will provide you with an amazing opportunity to progress your career, this is it.

This vacancy has now closed

Governance Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,568 – £26,561
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th November 2018

Blackwood currently have a vacancy for a Governance Officer based within our Head Office in Edinburgh.

We are looking for a highly skilled and enthusiastic professional who can work with our management team to support the Board and deliver Blackwood’s Business Plan.

This individual will work with the Company Secretary to provide day-to-day support on company secretarial duties and ensure compliance with the Scottish Housing Regulator’s new Regulatory Framework, with General Data Protection Regulations, as well as prospective changes to the Freedom of Information Act, ensuring our processes are fit for purpose.

With excellent interpersonal, organisational and administrative skills, the candidate will have demonstrable experience in organising meetings, minute-taking and maintaining and streamlining processes. Some experience managing budgets would be desirable but not essential.

The successful candidate must be able to prioritise their workload, manage deadlines and work calmly under pressure. The candidate must work well within a team to ensure the effective day-to-day running of the office and provide daily administrative support as required including handling of incoming calls to our Head Office.

Whilst relevant qualifications are desirable, experience and proven success is more important.


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