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.
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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.

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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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Learning & Development Advisor

  • Full time
  • £32,318 – £34,938
  • HR Team, Head Office, Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th March 2019

Does this sound like you...?

  • Passionate about Learning & Development & delivering best practice
  • Able to link our Learning & Development Programme to Blackwood’s Vision and Business Plan
  • Finds innovative training solutions to help build capability and deliver strong performance
  • Works well with multi-disciplinary teams, creating positive learning environments

…It does? Great, read on!

Working as part of the HR and OD Team, you will lead on the management and delivery of Blackwood’s Learning and Development Programme, a key deliverable of Blackwood’s People Strategy. Your role will support our business growth plans and help us maintain our outstanding reputation within the care and housing sector.

You will source new learning and development interventions which deliver the capability, capacity and performance required to meet our Business Plan. In addition, you will be at the forefront of our digital skills training programme, supporting our Digital Skills Trainer to embed a digital culture. You’ll be savvy with technology and be ready to introduce exciting training solutions that support organisational change and drive sustainable success.

We are looking for someone who is CIPD-qualified, can adopt a Business Partner approach and is passionate about continuous improvement, bringing both a dynamic and innovative approach to the role.

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Volunteering

Community Greenhouse Facilitator

At Postcode

Conservation / Gardening

13th October 2016

We are offering passionate volunteers the opportunity to work with us on a weekly basis to assist our residents maintain their garden beds within a wheelchair accessible greenhouse at Stirling. You will be working closely with residents to enable them to maintain and grow their p… Read more