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.


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Learning & Development Advisor (Digital Skills)

  • Full time
  • £28,468 – £30,776
  • Temporarily remote / Head Office, Edinburgh*
  • Closing 22nd June 2021

Blackwood are looking for a Learning & Development (L&D) Advisor specialising in digital skills to join the HR Team and capitalise on our award-winning approach to promoting digital inclusion. Working within the L&D specialism of the HR function, the successful postholder will be at the forefront of designing and delivering digital skills training programmes that enable our people to deliver high-quality services to our customers.

The role will work in close collaboration with multi-stakeholder groups including the Innovation team, developing training interventions that inspire confidence and competency in the use of digital across all our business functions. You will also support the HR Team with the delivery of wider learning programmes in line with the organisational L&D Plan.

About you

You are passionate about innovation and embrace using digital technology and systems to their full potential. If invited to interview, you will be able to demonstrate that you can implement creative and person-centred training interventions which supports positive outcomes and high satisfaction for the customer. We want our L&D Advisors to be committed to lifelong learning and skills development who can create positive, inclusive and supporting learning environments for our people.

Our Employee Benefits package

Our people are our greatest assets and we have been in awe of the fantastic work all our teams have continued to provide to our customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, we provide:

  • Fully paid induction and personal development opportunities
  • Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period
  • 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours
  • Company pension scheme and Death in Service Benefit
  • Flexible and family-friendly policy and procedures
  • Access to employee wellbeing support networks such as a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing Hub and employee engagement forum

Guidance for applicants

In accordance with the new immigration rules, employers must hold a licence of sponsorship to recruit all overseas candidates who do not have the right to work in the UK. It is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

*Although this role will be currently working remotely in accordance with government guidelines, the successful postholder may be required to travel across our regions in order to engage with employees and deliver learning programmes. Further details can be discussed at interview.

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Research & Evaluation Analyst

  • Full time
  • £25,880 – £27,979
  • Remote work Available
  • Closing 2nd July 2021

We have a new, exciting opportunity for a Research & Evaluation Analyst to join our Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living team. This is a newly created, key role supports the successful delivery of a new ground-breaking and unique project. As part of a ground-breaking £12.5 million government funded project, Blackwood is seeking to create neighbourhoods that support people as they age so they can live five more healthy, active years. Working with partners and co-designing with the local community, these neighbourhoods will combine technology, designing, products and services in a physical and digital environment.

The overall programme will operate across three demonstrator neighbourhoods in Scotland, with industry and academic partners. It addresses five themes:

  • Sustaining Physical Activity
  • Designing Age-Friendly Homes
  • Managing the Common Complaints of Ageing
  • Creating Healthy and Active Places
  • Supporting Social Connections

The successful applicant will support the design and implement an effective methodology to capture the outcomes of our research and innovation activity specific to this project. This role has no direct reports and reports into our Research & Evaluation Lead. Regular travel between neighbourhoods and occasionally our head office (Edinburgh) will be expected.

Can you bring this to Blackwood…?

  • Experience of designing, executing and embedding multi stakeholder evaluation frameworks?
  • Experience of research activity in a range of contexts?
  • In-depth knowledge of research & evaluation methods, tools and techniques?
  • An ability to translate finding into working operating models within a relatively short timeframe
  • Demonstrable experience in using technology to support evaluation?
  • A flexible approach to ever changing needs as the project evolves?

If you are saying yes, then you might be the candidate we are looking for!

Educated to HNC level or above, you are an experienced research and evaluation professional who builds networks, works collaboratively with partners, and embraces change and innovation. Also, you can demonstrate competency, experience and success in the areas of Evaluation, Research & Development and Project Management required for this role.

Our Employee Benefits package

Our people are our greatest assets and we have been in awe of the fantastic work all our teams have continued to provide to our customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, we provide:

  • Fully paid induction and personal development opportunities
  • Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period
  • 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours
  • Company pension scheme and Death in Service Benefit
  • Flexible and family-friendly policy and procedures
  • Access to employee wellbeing support networks such as a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing Hub and employee engagement forum

Guidance for applicants

In accordance with the new immigration rules, employers must hold a licence of sponsorship to recruit all overseas candidates who do not have the right to work in the UK. It is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK. We ask that all applicants read the Job Pack before completing the application form, available on the Careers section of our website.

Successful candidates will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure Certificate. Blackwood is committed to diversity and inclusion and as an accredited Disability Confident Employer, we will interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum requirements for the post.

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Neighbourhood & Engagement Co-Ordinator (Glasgow & Dundee)

  • Full time
  • £25,880 – £27,979
  • Charleston, Dundee & Cardonald, Glasgow
  • Closing 5th July 2021

Neighbourhood & Engagement Co-Ordinator (Charleston, Dundee & Cardonald, Glasgow)

Full Time- 35 Hours per week

Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living

Remote work Available

Substantive place of work: Charleston Dundee Neighbourhood but also covering Cardonald, Glasgow Neighbourhood

Fixed Term to 29.03.2024

We have a new, exciting opportunity for a Neighbourhood & Engagement Co-Ordinator to join our Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living team. This is a newly created, key role supports the successful delivery of a new ground-breaking and unique project. As part of a ground-breaking £12.5 million government funded project, Blackwood is seeking to create neighbourhoods that support people as they age so they can live five more healthy, active years. Working with partners and co-designing with the local community, these neighbourhoods will combine technology, designing, products and services in a physical and digital environment.

The overall programme will operate across three demonstrator neighbourhoods in Scotland, with industry and academic partners. It addresses five themes:

  • Sustaining Physical Activity
  • Designing Age-Friendly Homes
  • Managing the Common Complaints of Ageing
  • Creating Healthy and Active Places
  • Supporting Social Connections

The successful applicant will lead our engagement with local people, external stakeholders and project partners in two of our three demonstrator neighbourhoods. This post will cover the Charleston(Dundee) and Cardonald(Glasgow) neighbourhoods. They will work with local people to co-design the neighbourhoods involved. To host local engagement events that support co-design. To recruit participants for these engagement events, whilst also involving local stakeholders including activity groups, businesses, charities and more. Regular travel between neighbourhoods and occasionally to our head office (Edinburgh) will be expected.

Can you bring this to Blackwood…?

  • Ability to design and deliver engagement activities: including design, recruitment and facilitation?
  • Build relationships with multi-disciplinary stakeholders and commercial partner organisations?
  • Able to work closely with local people and volunteers to champion the life chances of people living in those areas?
  • A passion for person-centred co-design and co-creation?
  • Strong collaboration skills?
  • A flexible approach to ever changing needs as the project evolves?

If you are saying yes, then you might be the candidate we are looking for! With experience of engaging with local people and stakeholders in a community setting, you are a confident, proficient and forward-thinking person who builds relationships, works closely with the community, and embraces change and innovation.

Our Employee Benefits package

Our people are our greatest assets and we have been in awe of the fantastic work all our teams have continued to provide to our customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, we provide: o Fully paid induction and personal development opportunities

  • Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period o 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours
  • Company pension scheme and Death in Service Benefit
  • Flexible and family-friendly policy and procedures
  • Access to employee wellbeing support networks such as a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing Hub and employee engagement forum

Guidance for applicants

In accordance with the new immigration rules, employers must hold a licence of sponsorship to recruit all overseas candidates who do not have the right to work in the UK. It is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK. We ask that all applicants read the Job Pack before completing the application form, available on the Careers section of our website. Successful candidates will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure Certificate. Blackwood is committed to diversity and inclusion and as an accredited Disability Confident Employer, we will interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum requirements for the post.

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Neighbourhood & Engagement Co-Ordinator (Buckie, Moray)

  • Part time
  • £25,880 – £27,979 pro-rata
  • Buckie, Moray
  • Closing 5th July 2021

Neighbourhood & Engagement Co-Ordinator (Buckie, Moray)

Part Time – 17.5 Hours per week

Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living

Remote work Available

Substantive place of work: Buckie, Moray

Fixed Term to 29.03.2024

We have a new, exciting opportunity for a Neighbourhood & Engagement Co-ordinator to join our Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living team. This is a newly created, key role supports the successful delivery of a new ground-breaking and unique project. As part of a ground-breaking £12.5 million government funded project, Blackwood is seeking to create neighbourhoods that support people as they age so they can live five more healthy, active years. Working with partners and co-designing with the local community, these neighbourhoods will combine technology, designing, products and services in a physical and digital environment.

The overall programme will operate across three demonstrator neighbourhoods in Scotland, with industry and academic partners. It addresses five themes:

  • Sustaining Physical Activity
  • Designing Age-Friendly Homes
  • Managing the Common Complaints of Ageing
  • Creating Healthy and Active Places
  • Supporting Social Connections

The successful applicant will lead our engagement with local people, external stakeholders and project partners in two of our three demonstrator neighbourhoods. This post will cover the Buckie (Moray) neighbourhood. They will work with local people to co-design the neighbourhoods involved. To host local engagement events that support co-design. To recruit participants for these engagement events, whilst also involving local stakeholders including activity groups, businesses, charities and more. Regular travel between neighbourhoods and occasionally to our head office (Edinburgh) will be expected.

Can you bring this to Blackwood…?

  • Ability to design and deliver engagement activities: including design, recruitment and facilitation?
  • Build relationships with multi-disciplinary stakeholders and commercial partner organisations?
  • Able to work closely with local people and volunteers to champion the life chances of people living in those areas?
  • A passion for person-centred co-design and co-creation?
  • Strong collaboration skills?
  • A flexible approach to ever changing needs as the project evolves?

If you are saying yes, then you might be the candidate we are looking for!

With experience of engaging with local people and stakeholders in a community setting, you are a confident, proficient and forward-thinking person who builds relationships, works closely with the community, and embraces change and innovation.

Our Employee Benefits package

Our people are our greatest assets and we have been in awe of the fantastic work all our teams have continued to provide to our customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, we provide:

  • Fully paid induction and personal development opportunities
  • Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period
  • 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours
  • Company pension scheme and Death in Service Benefit
  • Flexible and family-friendly policy and procedures
  • Access to employee wellbeing support networks such as a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing Hub and employee engagement forum

Guidance for applicants In accordance with the new immigration rules, employers must hold a licence of sponsorship to recruit all overseas candidates who do not have the right to work in the UK. It is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK. We ask that all applicants read the Job Pack before completing the application form, available on the Careers section of our website. Successful candidates will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure Certificate.

Blackwood is committed to diversity and inclusion and as an accredited Disability Confident Employer, we will interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum requirements for the post.

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Programme Administrator

  • Full time
  • £25,880 – £27,979
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th July 2021

Programme Administrator

Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living

Remote work Available

Substantive place of work: Within region of Head Office, Edinburgh

Fixed Term to 29.03.2024

We have a new, exciting opportunity for a Programme Administrator to join our Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living team. This is a newly created, key role supports the successful delivery of a new ground-breaking and unique project. As part of a ground-breaking £12.5 million government funded project, Blackwood is seeking to create neighbourhoods that support people as they age so they can live five more healthy, active years.

Working with partners and co-designing with the local community, these neighbourhoods will combine technology, designing, products and services in a physical and digital environment.

The overall programme will operate across three demonstrator neighbourhoods in Scotland, with industry and academic partners. It addresses five themes:

  • Sustaining Physical Activity
  • Designing Age-Friendly Homes
  • Managing the Common Complaints of Ageing
  • Creating Healthy and Active Places
  • Supporting Social Connections

The successful applicant will be responsible for the programme administration within the BNIL Project. Reporting into our Programme Lead, as well as having the responsibility for all the programme administration you will provide secretarial support – diary management, minute taking, proof reading, and producing, formatting and sharing/distribution of programme documentation, including minutes, reports and presentations. You will also assist in the administration of grant claims and work closely with other members of the project team, funders and partners.

Can you bring this to Blackwood…?

  • Experience of working as a programme administrator, like this?
  • Strong collaboration and information management skills?
  • An ability to organise, communicate effectively and get things done, while spotting any areas of risk?
  • A flexible approach to ever changing needs as the project evolves?

If you are saying yes, then you might be the candidate we are looking for!

Educated to HNC level or above, you are a confident, highly organised professional who builds relationships, works collaboratively with others and embraces change and innovation. Also, you can demonstrate competency, experience and success in the areas of Programme Administration required for this role.

Our Employee Benefits package

Our people are our greatest assets and we have been in awe of the fantastic work all our teams have continued to provide to our customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, we provide:

  • Fully paid induction and personal development opportunities
  • Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period
  • 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours
  • Company pension scheme and Death in Service Benefit
  • Flexible and family-friendly policy and procedures
  • Access to employee wellbeing support networks such as a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing Hub and employee engagement forum

Guidance for applicants

In accordance with the new immigration rules, employers must hold a licence of sponsorship to recruit all overseas candidates who do not have the right to work in the UK. It is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK. We ask that all applicants read the Job Pack before completing the application form, available on the Careers section of our website.

Successful candidates will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure Certificate. Blackwood is committed to diversity and inclusion and as an accredited Disability Confident Employer, we will interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum requirements for the post.

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Top job! Head of Customer Service (Glasgow and West Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £50,726 – £54,839
  • Temporarily remote / Multi-site management*
  • Closing 12th July 2021

About the role

Blackwood are delighted to welcome applications for a new Head of Customer Service opportunity, supporting our West Scotland bases including Glasgow, Stirling, and Ayr. As a member of the Operational Management Team (OMT), the successful postholder will support and report to the Director of Customer Service in the delivery of the Business Plan & Strategy.

As the organisation enters a new strategic period, this is an exciting time to join as we implement our Business Plan including the growth of our Blackwood House development programme and innovative services. As a result, the Head of Customer Service will be pivotal in delivering excellent customer service through leadership of high-performing, multi-functional teams and the embedding of our award-winning digital technology. Consistently seeking opportunities for business growth and improvement, you will work closely with the Executive Management Team and OMT in supporting the independent living of our customers and ensuring that our services are both value-added and sustainable.

To help us achieve that, you will be able to deliver systems and process change through continual improvement techniques and methodologies, co-designing service standards from the insight and experiences of our customers and teams.

About you

If invited to interview, you will be able to evidence that you are:

• Customer-focussed, innovative and resilient as a senior manager,

• Passionate about supporting positive outcomes and the choice & control of customers,

• Highly proficient in the operational & financial management of multi-site locations and able to respond to competing priorities,

• Respected as a people manager, able to drive teams to reach their potential and development,

• Experienced in seeking business growth and development opportunities through strong commercial awareness and acumen,

• Able to engage and develop value-added relationships with customers, teams, and partners.

Our Employee Benefits package

Our people are our greatest assets and we have been in awe of the fantastic work all our teams have continued to provide to our customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, we provide:

o Fully paid induction and personal development opportunities

o Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period

o 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours

o Company pension scheme and Death in Service Benefit

o Flexible and family-friendly policy and procedures

o Access to employee wellbeing support networks such as a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing Hub and employee engagement forum

Guidance for applicants

In accordance with the new immigration rules, employers must hold a licence of sponsorship to recruit all overseas candidates who do not have the right to work in the UK. It is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

*The successful postholder will be required to demonstrate flexibility and able to travel across our local bases, including occasional evening meetings.

We ask that all applicants read the Job Pack before completing the application form, available on the Careers section of our website.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a full PVG check to enable working within our registered independent living services.

Blackwood is committed to diversity and inclusion where we are a proud member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme and as an accredited Disability Confident Employer, we will interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum requirements for the post.

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Assets Officer (West Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £29,504 – £31,896
  • West of Scotland
  • Closing 26th July 2021

Are you someone…?

  • Who can lead on our planned, cyclical maintenance and adaptations services?
  • Who can provide value and quality to our customers?
  • 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 supporting and working from services and developments across West Scotland. Our vision is to help people to live independently and we are passionate about how we use innovation and technology to make a difference and enhance our customer service offering.

Our Assets Officers have a key role in delivering Blackwood’s planned and cyclical maintenance programmes and adaptations services. You will work closely with customers and our teams to ensure inspections are progressed within agreed timescales. All duties are to be carried out in line with published service standards with priority given to meeting the highest standards of customer care.

The successful candidate will have relevant experience of running and organising efficient and cost-effective property maintenance and refurbishment projects and must hold a valid driver’s licence and have access to a vehicle for work use.

We will be looking for someone who can show delivering projects within budget which reflect best practice and are in full compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

Our Employee Benefits package

Our people are our greatest assets and we have been in awe of the fantastic work all our teams have continued to provide to our customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, we provide:

  • Fully paid induction and personal development opportunities
  • Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period
  • 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours
  • Company pension scheme and Death in Service Benefit
  • Flexible and family-friendly policy and procedures
  • Access to employee wellbeing support networks such as a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing Hub and employee engagement forum

The successful candidate will be required to complete a full PVG check to enable working within our registered independent living services.

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Workstream Lead - Design for Age Friendly Homes

  • Full time
  • £33,541 – £36,260
  • Remote work Available. Substantive place of work: Within region of Head Office (Edinburgh) or a Neighbourhoods region (Tayside, Moray, Glasgow)
  • Closing 9th August 2021

Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living

We have a new, exciting opportunity for a Workstream Lead -Design for Age Friendly Homes to join our Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living team. This newly created, key role supports the successful delivery of a new ground-breaking and unique project.

As part of a ground-breaking £12.5 million government funded project, Blackwood is seeking to create neighbourhoods that support people as they age so they can live five more healthy, active years.

Working with partners and co-designing with the local community, these neighbourhoods will combine technology, designing, products and services in a physical and digital environment.

The overall programme will operate across three demonstrator neighbourhoods in Scotland, with industry and academic partners. It addresses five themes:

  • Sustaining Physical Activity
  • Designing Age-Friendly Homes
  • Managing the Common Complaints of Ageing
  • Creating Healthy and Active Places
  • Supporting Social Connections

The successful applicant will take a leading role in building on the existing Blackwood Design Guide which will create a new design standard for accessible new-build homes maximising independent living in Phase 1 of the project and create a new standard for the adaptations, retrofit, and improvement of existing homes maximising independent living in phase 2.

More specifically this role leads in the co-design (working closely with an expert team along with people in the neighbourhoods) of creating homes that are affordable, accessible, beautiful and connected and place-based healthy ageing solutions including parks, outside gyms, urban health and wellbeing courses and facilities that will help deliver 5 more healthy productive years for the people in the demonstrator neighbourhoods. This role has 2 direct reports, and reports into our Programme Lead. Regular travel between neighbourhoods and occasionally our head office (Edinburgh) will be expected.

Can you bring this to Blackwood…?

  • Experience of delivering on a theme within a project at lead level?
  • Experience of designing homes and living spaces to meet a range of needs?
  • Experience of managing an expert team?
  • A passion for person-centred co-design and co-creation?
  • Strong collaboration skills?
  • An ability to create an inclusive environment that encourages participation and creativity, which is suitable for people of all ages and abilities including people with disabilities and reduced mobility?
  • A flexible approach to ever changing needs as the project evolves?

If you are saying yes, then you might be the candidate we are looking for!

Educated to HND level or above, you are a confident, proficient and forward-thinking professional who builds networks, works collaboratively with partners, and embraces change and innovation.

Also, you can demonstrate competency, experience and success in the areas of Programme Design & Development, Programme Delivery and Budget Management required for this role.

Our Employee Benefits package

Our people are our greatest assets and we have been in awe of the fantastic work all our teams have continued to provide to our customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, we provide:

  • Fully paid induction and personal development opportunities
  • Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period
  • 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours
  • Company pension scheme and Death in Service Benefit
  • Flexible and family-friendly policy and procedures
  • Access to employee wellbeing support networks such as a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing Hub and employee engagement forum

Covid-19 measures

The wellbeing of our teams is paramount to us and we continue to support our teams by following all government guidelines and advice from health and regulatory bodies. We have designed specialised training to ensure our teams feel safe and confident which includes Covid-19 e-Learning module for all employees.

Guidance for applicants

In accordance with the new immigration rules, employers must hold a licence of sponsorship to recruit all overseas candidates who do not have the right to work in the UK. It is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable Created: April 2021

sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

We ask that all applicants read the Job Pack before completing the application form, available on the Careers section of our website. Successful candidates will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure Certificate.

Blackwood is committed to diversity and inclusion and as an accredited Disability Confident Employer, we will interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum requirements for the post.

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Human Resources Advisor

  • Full time
  • £29,504 – £31,895
  • Temporarily remote / Head Office, Edinburgh*
  • Closing 9th August 2021

About the role

Blackwood are entering a very exciting time in our journey to help people live independently, with a new strategy focusing on sustainable growth, innovation, and customer excellence.

We are therefore looking for a forward-thinking, innovative Human Resources Advisor to join our HR team, helping us to deliver The Blackwood People Plan. You will also provide exceptional levels of service to our internal customers, helping them to lead, build and develop their teams.

This is a generalist role which will work in close collaboration with multi-stakeholder groups across the organisation whilst giving you the opportunity to work on exciting new projects as part of the wider HR & OD team.

About you

You are passionate about working with people to help them reach their full potential. You will have significant experience of employee relations including managing your own case load and be a strong project manager. You will ideally be CIPD qualified

If invited to interview, you will be able to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of current employment law and HR best practice. You will demonstrate an understanding of HR metrics and how these can be used to help managers at all levels across the organisation to understand and resolve any challenges they face within their teams.

Our Employee Benefits package

Blackwood takes pride in how we look after our people and support their career development. Also included is:

  • Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period
  • 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours
  • Company pension scheme
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Flexible and family-friendly policy and procedures
  • Access to employee wellbeing support networks such as a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing Hub and employee engagement forum

Guidance for applicants

In accordance with the new immigration rules, employers must hold a licence of sponsorship to recruit all overseas candidates who do not have the right to work in the UK. It is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

*Although this role will be currently working remotely in accordance with government guidelines, the successful postholder may be required to travel across our regions in order to engage with employees and work with managers. Further details can be discussed at interview.

We ask that all applicants read the Job Pack before completing the application form, available on the Careers section of our website.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Standard Disclosure check.

Blackwood is committed to diversity and inclusion and as an accredited Disability Confident Employer, we will interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum requirements for the post.

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Assets Officer

  • Full time or Permanent
  • £29,504 – £31,896
  • West of Scotland
  • Closing 1st September 2021

Are you someone…?

  • Who can lead on our planned, cyclical maintenance and adaptations
  • services?
  • Who can provide value and quality to our customers?
  • 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 supporting and working from services and developments across West Scotland. Our vision is to help people to live independently and we are passionate about how we use innovation and technology to make a difference and enhance our customer service offering.

Our Assets Officers have a key role in delivering Blackwood’s planned and cyclical maintenance programmes and adaptations services. You will work closely with customers and our teams to ensure inspections are progressed within agreed timescales. All duties are to be carried out in line with published service standards with priority given to meeting the highest standards of customer care.

The successful candidate will have relevant experience of running and organising efficient and cost-effective property maintenance and refurbishment projects and must hold a valid driver’s licence and have access to a vehicle for work use.

We will be looking for someone who can show delivering projects within budget which reflect best practice and are in full compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

Our Employee Benefits package

Our people are our greatest assets and we have been in awe of the fantastic work all our teams have continued to provide to our customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, we provide:

  • Fully paid induction and personal development opportunities
  • Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period
  • 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours
  • Company pension scheme and Death in Service Benefit
  • Flexible and family-friendly policy and procedures
  • Access to employee wellbeing support networks such as a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing Hub and employee engagement forum
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Digital Skills Coach (North)

  • Full time
  • £23,292 – £25,181
  • Dundee or Aberdeen
  • Closing 17th September 2021

About the Role

Blackwood are on the lookout for a full-time Digital Skills Coach to join our Innovation Team in the North of Scotland on a fixed-term basis. This role will be working from Dundee to Aberdeen, Inverness & beyond. Our Digital Skills Coaches:

  • Support our customers on their digital inclusion journey
  • Support the embedding of CleverCogs™ across the organisation
  • Develop and deliver our digital learning programme to our customers

This role will work closely with the Innovation Delivery Manager, the Learning & Development team and the Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living team to engage with Blackwood customers to champion the benefits of digital technology. Our Digital Skills Coaches create a legacy for digital inclusion by upskilling our customers to allow them to become more socially connected and less isolated. Our customers will have broadened their personal capacity through learning and with the use of CleverCogs™, you will help us to advance our “digital by default” agenda. The successful candidate will possess excellent customer service skills and will be able to deliver training both remotely and face-to-face either on a one to one basis or in groups. You will undertake training needs analysis will help to co-design training delivery plans. We are looking for someone who will be able to help develop and design training materials and digital content and will support our customers to become comfortable with technology and equipment.

Blackwood Neighbourhoods for Independent Living

As part of a ground-breaking £12.5 million Government funded project, Blackwood is seeking to create neighbourhoods that support people as they age so they can live five more healthy, active years.

Working with partners and co-designing with the local community, these neighbourhoods will combine technology, design, products and services in a physical and digital environment.

About you

You will be able to create a positive, supportive and accessible environment that fosters a desire to learn. You will have confidence in engaging with people at different levels and if invited to interview, you will be able to demonstrate your passion for providing first-class digital skills training to help us to drive high customer satisfaction and digital inclusion.

Experience in installing equipment such as PC’s, tablets, alarms and mobile devices is essential as well as being a proficient user of IT packages, software and applications.

Our employee benefits

  • Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period
  • 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours
  • Access to Health and Wellbeing resources such as 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and in-house Mental Health First Aiders
  • Opportunity to participate in internal support networks such as employee engagement, wellbeing and digital forums
  • Company pension scheme and other benefits such as Death in Service
  • EE Perks package – 20% off selected EE products for Blackwood employees and family & friends

Covid-19 measures

The wellbeing of our teams is paramount to us and we continue to support our teams by following all government guidelines and advice from health and regulatory bodies. We have designed specialised training to ensure our teams feel safe and confident which includes Covid-19 e-Learning module for all employees, PPE & Infection Control resources and Infection Control eLearning for all our people who work within our care services.

We ask that all applicants read the Job Pack available on the careers page of our website. Blackwood are committed to diversity and inclusion and as an accredited Disability Confident Employer, we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the post.

Interviews are likely to take place online due to current social distancing guidelines; arrangements will be confirmed with shortlisted candidates.

Note to interested applicants

In accordance with the new immigration rules, employers must hold a licence of sponsorship to recruit all overseas candidates who do not have the right to work in the UK. It is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

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