ARC Scotland
ARC Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC039129

ARC Scotland is a growing Charity with a deep connection and understanding of the Scottish Social Care sector.

We engage with hundreds of professionals and people who receive support to improve practice and influence change to help people to have richer and fuller lives.  We facilitate forums for provider organisations in 8 local authority areas and lead influential national networks like the National Involvement Network, Scottish Transitions ForumandSupporting Offenders with Learning Disabilities (SOLD) network.

ARC Scotland Training is a successful social enterprise that provides quality SQA accredited and individualised learning to the social care workforce.

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SVQ Asssessor

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £30,000
  • Dalkeith (Travel throughout Scotland will be required)
  • Closing 11th March 2019

To meet growing demand, we require a qualified SVQ Regulated Qualifications Assessor to join our social enterprise ARC Scotland Training. You will be driven by the desire to continually improve the quality of care and support provided to people in Scotland. The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, the ability to travel across Scotland, work independently and contribute to the future development of ARC Scotland.

You must hold a relevant workplace assessor qualification D32 & D33 or A1 or L&D9Di and be qualified to SCQF L9 in Social Services and Healthcare. An L&D11 qualification or willingness to work towards this Internal Verification award would be desirable.

ARC Scotland is a dynamic charity that leads the advancement of knowledge, practice and policy within Scotland’s health and Social Care sector. Our work improves front-line practice, organisational planning, national policy and enhancing peoples lives.

An important part of our work is the provision of learning and development opportunities to Scotland’s health and social care workforce. Our social enterprise ARC Scotland Training provides a full range of regulated qualifications in Social Services & Healthcare and a range of specialist learning options.

This vacancy has now closed

Training Administrator (part time)

  • Part time
  • £17,721 – £22,668 pro-rata
  • Dalkeith
  • Closing 16th June 2019

Main Purpose of Job

Provide effective and efficient administrative support for all aspects of ARC Scotland’s training activities.

Support the Administration Manager develop and maintain systems, protocols and procedures of all administrative functions within the department and in line with regulatory requirements of Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide information and support to training candidates and customers
  • Assist with marketing and sales of training products
  • Maintain computer and manual filing systems
  • Prepare quotations in conjunction with Training Manager and Administration Manager
  • Reply to email, telephone and face-to-face enquiries
  • Provide administrative and organisational support for the planning and delivery of training events
  • Support with the preparation of information and material for SQA External Verification Visits
  • Assist with the development of policies, protocols and procedures
  • General administrative duties, including:
    • Office supplies
    • Petty cash
    • Photocopying
    • Holiday requests and sickness returns
    • Timesheets
    • Minutes and note taking

Person Specification

Essential Requirements

  • Proven administrative experience
  • Ability to communicate and engage professionally with people at different levels, including external contacts and customers
  • Ability to work independently and show initiative
  • Computer literate and able to use a range of software packages
  • Willingness to work in a dynamic, changeable and fast-moving environment
  • Ability to prioritise competing demands
  • Willingness to develop professional competence through training and development
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and positively contribute to the ARC Scotland team.

Desirable Requirements

  • Qualification in administration or other relevant area
  • Experience of SQA systems and processes
  • Experience in marketing, social media and other communications
  • Advanced IT skills
  • Own transport.
This vacancy has now closed

Top job! ARC Scotland Projects Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,019 – £38,789
  • Dalkeith - travel throughout Scotland will be required
  • Closing 16th June 2019

Overall Purpose

Lead the development of a portfolio of local and national networks and forums delivered by ARC Scotland. Ensure all aspects of our work improve knowledge, practice and policy; and improve the lives of people who require support in Scotland.

Specific project responsibilities will be negotiated with the successful candidate dependent on their areas of expertise. The successful candidate will provide leadership for at least three of the following major project initiatives:

  • National Involvement Network / Charter for Involvement
  • Local Involvement Networks
  • Local networks (x9) for provider organisations
  • Scottish Transitions Forum
  • Supporting Offenders with Learning Disabilities (SOLD) network

Work with the ARC Scotland Director to shape and communicate the on-going strategic direction of ARC Scotland. Manage budgets and help to ensure adequate resources are in place to continue to deliver our vision and values.

Lead change

  • Lead local and national networks that bring people from different professional backgrounds, people who require support and those who care for them to work and learn together as equal partners
  • Provide leadership and management to ARC Scotland projects team
  • Engage in the practical delivery of project-funded activities
  • Involve people who require support as partners in all aspects of the work
  • Ensure that ARC Scotland project funded activates meet all identified outcomes and deliver our vision and values.

Make a difference

  • Enable and empower people who require additional support to lead change in their services and communities
  • Engage with and influence policy and planning process both nationally and locally, including with the Scottish Government, national bodies, provider organisations and local authorities
  • Keep up to date with developments in policy, practice and legislation related to people with additional needs in Scotland
  • Ensure the impact of all project activity is evaluated using the ARC Scotland Evaluation Strategy

Communicate with purpose and passion

  • Lead the delivery of the ARC Scotland Communications Strategy
  • Build strong relationships with all relevant stakeholders groups, including people who require support, carers, practitioners from all sectors, planners, policy makers and elected members
  • Communicate and engage with people who require support, in groups and individually, to ensure their views lead all aspects of our work
  • Produce film, publications and other media of national significance. Ensure all external communications are of the highest possible impact, quality and accessibility.
  • Plan and deliver conferences, training and workshop events

Stay sustainable

  • Develop strong partnerships with existing and future funding partners, including the Scottish Government
  • Monitor project budgets ensuring delivery within projected spend
  • Produce project reports for funders and other partners
  • In partnership with the ARC Scotland Training Manager, develop training products to share learning that are co-produced with people who require support and their carers
  • Assist the ARC Scotland Director in identifying new work areas, funding sources and in the production of funding proposals
  • Work with the ARC Scotland Director in leading strategic planning and team development activities

Person specification


  • Evidence of a strong commitment to enabling people with additional needs to be at the heart of their services and communities
  • Evidence of the ability to plan strategically, overcome challenges and achieve positive change within complex settings
  • Excellent communication skills with diverse stakeholders, including people with additional needs
  • Practical experience of leading the delivery of person-centred models of support
  • Evidence of the ability to provide effective leadership to a staff team
  • Deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by people who require additional support and those who care for them
  • Understanding of the policy, regulatory and legislative frameworks that impact on people with additional support
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and changeable environment. Willingness to travel throughout Scotland, including overnight stays.
  • Evidence of continued professional and personal development activities relevant to this post.


  • Experience of engaging with national or local policy and planning processes
  • Relevant qualification
  • Knowledge or experience in the fields of either:
    • Planning and delivery of social care services
    • Involvement of supported people
    • Transitions for young adults
    • Criminal justice
  • Group leadership and facilitation
  • Understanding of evaluation methodologies and change theory
  • Experience in marketing, communications, media and IT
  • Experience of designing and delivering training
  • Full driving licence.