Do you want to make a positive difference to people’s lives?
Come and join Wheatley Care!
At Wheatley Care we are passionate about personalised services that support people to live well and
get the most out of their lives.
Our dedicated and highly‐experienced staff provide flexible, innovative and high‐quality care and support, which is focused around the individual and their personal goals.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented leader to join our core and cluster / outreach housing support team in Edinburgh to cover for maternity leave for one year. This exciting opportunity will enable the successful candidate to lead a team of motivated and enthusiastic staff as we embark on the next stage of our journey to delivering truly outstanding, highly‐personalised, care and support services.
If you have the motivation, drive and focus and want to use your leadership skills to make a positive difference to people’s lives, this could be exactly the opportunity you’re looking for.
Our specialist and registered core and cluster services located across Edinburgh offer supported living and outreach services to individuals who have a mental health diagnosis. We provide individualised support to people with a range of needs to promote good mental health and physical wellbeing, support to develop skills related to daily living and to promote skills relating to maintaining a home. We also work with people to reduce social isolation and to find meaningful things to do. We work in partnership with other health and social care colleagues, as well as carers and family members to provide and deliver excellent personalised packages of housing support and care at home services.
As part of Wheatley Group, we offer an unrivalled benefits package in the sector. The successful candidate will receive excellent benefits including 7.6 weeks’ annual leave (pro rata), a staff discount scheme, an occupational pension, generous health plan and family friendly policies.
Who are we looking for?
The successful candidate(s) will have solid experience of managing people in the care and support sector and, just as importantly, will be able to demonstrate an innovative and empathetic approach to delivering services. They will understand person‐centred support and be just as passionate and enthusiastic about it as we are.
The candidate must be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of using and evaluating a quality framework, while ensuring the delivery of excellent service provision alongside staff support.
What will the role involve day‐to‐day?
As the Health and Wellbeing Manager of a Wheatley Care service, the candidate will be computerliterate and demonstrate a sound understanding of mental health.
The individual will be accountable for managing service budgets and leading on the strategic direction of the service. To achieve this, the candidate will supervise and work closely with the Health and Wellbeing Team Leader of the service to delegate responsibility for the day‐to‐day running of operational service provision. They will report into the Senior Management Team and be a responsible lead for matters involving staff performance and HR management processes.
Additionally, the individual appointed will:
As the Registered Manager of the service, the successful candidate will also ensure that the service delivered meets with the regulations of care outlined by the Care Inspectorate.
The candidate will need to have some flexibility to work various shift patterns and will be required to participate in the organisations on‐call service, for which an appropriate allowance is paid.
What about qualifications and development?
At Wheatley Care, we support staff to develop their career and reach their potential through a range of learning and development opportunities.
As part of a wider care organisation, you should have, or be willing to work towards, an SSSC recognised
qualification, such as SVQ4 Health and Social Care, and a relevant supervisory management qualification. Wheatley Care will support you to achieve any relevant qualifications you will require as a Manager within an agreed timescale. Your commitment to gaining the necessary qualifications would be essential.
You will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme, but we can also support you with this application.
We offer a supportive and inclusive working environment. Wheatley Group is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
Wheatley Care, part of Wheatley Group, is a leading provider of care and support services across Scotland.
We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Service Development Lead to take responsibility for the external management of designated care services and the supervision, development and deployment of associated employees and resources.
As part of the senior leadership team, working across west, central and east Scotland, you will be responsible for leading on the development of new and innovative care and support opportunities, in line with our strategic objectives. You will work closely with the Care Business Manager to prepare and submit bids for new and existing work.
You must be able to demonstrate an ability to lead, inspire and motivate staff to develop excellent and innovative care services. You must have substantial experience of leading teams. You must also be a strategic thinker and be adept at preparing and reviewing budgets as well as writing and presenting reports.
The successful applicant will: