Capability Scotland
Capability Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC011330

Capability Scotland is ‘here for disabled people’ and provides care and support to disabled people throughout Scotland in a range of community based and residential services. We also provide education and employment services.


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Community Living Assistant (20 hours)

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Edinburgh Services – Riccarton and Craigmillar Hubs
  • Closing 31st July 2018

Service Details

Our newly designed Edinburgh Hubs are based at Riccarton and Craigmillar and offer different experiences and flexibility to individuals with disabilities and complex care needs.

At Riccarton, we offer wellbeing and therapeutic therapies through sensory experiences, communication and exercise.

At Craigmillar, we offer accessible arts through the art room and gallery and assistive and augmentative technology through the digital suite as well as support within the community to access various sports and recreational facilities.

At both hubs, we support individuals with all aspects of their daily living. It is an exciting time for us as we further develop our new services and we are looking for staff to be part of the team. This may mean flexibility in terms of location, focus and deployment, including the ability and willingness to work flexible shifts which may include evenings and weekends.

Do you want to make a real difference to people’s lives?

We are currently looking to recruit permanent and relief Community Living Assistants to support customers with tasks associated with day-to-day living. You will assist our customers to access community based activities and resource and to enable individuals to take part in various hub based activities. You will be required to provide personal care (including intimate care) and support customers with aspects of their general welfare. The role may also involve lone working, health related practices, mealtime assistance and administration of medication as and when required. The role will also involve a degree of physical activity which includes pushing wheelchairs and providing physical support to our customers.

Key requirements

Experience of working in a similar role and environment

Willingness to undertake any personal development opportunities.

A care related SVQ Level 2/3 (or the willingness to gain this qualification in a given timescale).

Excellent interpersonal skills

Ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative.

Full Driving Licence* (we will consider alternative arrangements that achieve the same outcomes for candidates that have a disability that prevents them from having a driving licence)

Able and willing to work flexible shifts including nightshifts and weekends.

General Information

Capability Scotland is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity. We are happy to consider job-share applications.

Capability Scotland is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people and as such undertakes to conduct thorough pre-employment checks on all preferred candidates.

A copy of Capability Scotland’s Equality and Diversity Policy is available on the Intranet or upon request from the HR Department. Capability Scotland, Scottish Charity SC011330.

Disability Confident Employer

As a Disability Confident Employer we are committed to employing and retaining disabled people; we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job and consider them on their abilities and we will make reasonable adjustments to ensure disabled people are not disadvantaged when applying for and doing their jobs.

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Community Living Assistant (15 hours)

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • CLS South & West covering Glasgow and Renfrewshire
  • Closing 31st July 2018

About Our Service

Community Living Services South and West support adults with various disabilities and support needs. Each care package is unique and designed to meet the specific needs and desires of each customer. There is the potential for service expansion in the future.

Our work is to offer support to people to live happy, fulfilled and successful lives and this involves giving help with whatever is required to achieve this. We offer a range of support including practical, personal and emotional support to meet a variety of needs.

Do you want to make a real difference to people’s lives?

We are currently recruiting three Community Living Assistants to provide support to a young adult male with autism and epilepsy. Assistants will support the customer with tasks associated with day-to-day living within his own home in East Renfrewshire.

You will be required to provide personal care (including intimate care) and support the customer with aspects of general welfare and manual-handling. Administering medication may be required and training will be provided.

This role requires home and community support between Monday and Friday. The support will be divided between the three Community Living Assistants and will consist of between 14:30 and 22:00, support for sleepovers, support between 07:00 and 09:00, dropping him off at his day centre afterward. There will also be weekend support split between the Assistants.

Why work for Capability Scotland?

• Rewarding Career Choice

• Competitive Salary - £9.00 per hour

• Full Training provided

• Enhanced Pension Scheme

• 32 Days Annual Leave (increasing with service)

• Employee Assistance Programme

• Professional Development and support for SVQ

Key Requirements

• Experience of working in a similar role and environment is desirable

• Willingness to undertake any personal development opportunities.

• A care related SVQ Level 2/3 (or the willingness to gain this qualification in a given timescale).

• Excellent interpersonal skills

• Ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative.

• Full Driving Licence is desirable though not essential* (we will consider alternative arrangements that achieve the same outcomes for candidates that have a disability that prevents them from having a driving licence)

• Able and willing to work flexible shifts including nightshifts and weekends

General Information

• Capability Scotland is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity. We are happy to consider job-share applications.

• Capability Scotland is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people and as such undertakes to conduct thorough pre-employment checks on all preferred candidates.

• A copy of Capability Scotland’s Equality and Diversity Policy is available on the Intranet or upon request from the HR Department. Capability Scotland, Scottish Charity SC011330.

Disability Confident Employer

As a Disability Confident Employer we are committed to employing and retaining disabled people; we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job and consider them on their abilities and we will make reasonable adjustments to ensure disabled people are not disadvantaged when applying for and doing their jobs.

Contact Information

For further information please contact the person below quoting reference number CS171111 A-C

Contact Name: Sheena MacLeod

Contact Email: sheena.macleod@capability-scotland.org.uk

Contact Number: 0141 433 8724

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IT Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,689
  • Opportunity to work in Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 23rd July 2018

Capability Scotland is transforming its IT services. For this pivotal role, we are seeking an experienced IT Manager who can oversee this change, leading the existing team and ensuring day to day operations are maintained.

As IT Manager you will engage with senior stakeholders, internal and external, influencing both operational and project goals to ensure the organisation’s objectives are realised.

Experience as an IT Manager is essential, as are strong communication skills, project management exposure and a drive and enthusiasm to deliver a service that best fits the organisation’s needs.

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Service Manager (Adult Services)

  • Full time
  • £40,160
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd September 2018

About Our Glasgow Service

Capability Scotland provides a range of creative support options across Glasgow, including:

Supported living and community support

Day service opportunities

Employability support

Within Glasgow we provide more than 1000 hours per week of community based support as well as day opportunities for up to 50 people every day. We work closely with our customers to ensure they achieve their outcomes, becoming more included, involved and active members of their communities.

Do you want to make a real difference to disable people's lives?

Working within social care is both challenging and extremely rewarding. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced social care manager to provide key leadership and guidance to support considerable transformational change and re-modeling of our existing Glasgow services. The ideal candidate will be experienced in managing and leading change within a social care setting, bringing innovative, diverse and refreshing ideas to support our organisational strategy.

The Service Manager will initially be the registered manager within our day service for adults, working closely with our other registered services across Glasgow to ensure support packages are tailored to the unique needs of our customers by using our existing resources. Creativity and flexibility will be key to success in this role.

Why work for Capability Scotland?

Diverse and rewarding work

37 Days per year annual leave

Dedicated "Employee Assistance Programme"

Well established, reputable charitable provider

Generous pension scheme.

Key Requirements

Track record of managing and successfully leading registered care services

Extensive knowledge of self-directed support

Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary setting

Driven and passionate about supporting equality for disabled people

Ability to influence and forge strong working relationships with commissioners and key external partners

Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences including staff, customers, carers and internal and external stakeholders

Hold* a registered Manager's award (SVQ level 4 with Leadership and Management Award) or equivalent *(or working towards)

Registered with the SSSC or be eligible to become registered

Full Driving Licence* (we will consider alternative arrangements that achieve the same outcomes for candidates that have a disability that prevents them from having a driving licence).

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Support Worker

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow Stanmore House School
  • Closing 30th September 2018

We are seeking enthusiastic, energetic and motivated support workers to join our dynamic and supportive multi-disciplinary team providing care, support and education to children and young people within the Stanmore House School Campus.

The successful candidate will have:

• the ability to deliver high-quality person centered care

• strong interpersonal, communication and organisational skills

• the ability to work within a team and also to work on your own initiative.

Above all, we want someone who shares in our values.

These are:

• A Commitment to quality and being the best we can be

• Treating the people we support with Compassion

• Showing Dignity to the people we work with

• Having Trust for all members of our team

• We are Inclusive. Disabled People are at the heart of everything we do

• We are Caring. We treat everyone with Respect and Kindness

• We have Integrity. When we promise something, we will do it.

About Us

• This is a residential service for 16 children and young people.

• We provide specialist support to children and young people with different health, physical and learning disabilities.

• We are looking for the right people to make a difference.

• The 16 children and young people who live within the residential service all require individual support in order to enhance and enjoy their lives, have fun, and to thrive.

• The residential service supports the educational and health needs of the children and young people

As a Support Worker, you will be a key member of the team, providing:

• High standards of support to the children and young people.

• A creative and caring approach

• Opportunities to build strong relationships with young people, their families and other supporting professionals.

• Support in the planning of Education, Health and Wellbeing outcomes

• Encouragement and support to live as independently as possible.

• Both personal care and participation in activities are key tasks for the role, so energy and initiative is vital

Experience is not essential, providing you have a willingness to learn and have the compassion and patience needed to support complex children, families and other professionals who support them in their day to day lives.

What we'd like from you:

• Excellent communication skills

• Effective organisational capability

• Great team player

• Flexibility to respond to the changing needs of those we support

• Strong 'can do' attitude

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Communications Officer (part time)

  • Part time
  • £31,831 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 23rd September 2018

Capability Scotland has an exciting new opportunity in its corporate support team for an enthusiastic, energetic and motivated Communications Officer to drive forward our internal and external communications and positively promote our work.

Managing our communications activity, you will ensure that all information is aligned to our new Strategic Plan, relevant and up to date across our various corporate media. Using your creative communications and media expertise you will help us to shape our staff, customer and stakeholder engagement; prepare for the future and achieve our vision and the objectives set out in our new Strategic Plan.

Working with all teams across the organisation, you will help develop, design and implement communications and marketing activities effectively, advising on best practice across all digital and social media channels to engage with key audiences.

You will be responsible for a full range of communication tools from internal and external websites, emails, events, staff forums, newsletters, social media, as well as our media relations

We are looking for someone with:

Appropriate digital, communication and/or marketing Degree level qualification or relevant experience

A demonstrable knowledge and experience of communications and marketing planning and implementation

A track record in dedicated digital communication activities

The highest level of verbal and written communication and editing skills with a passion for finding new ways to engage with key audiences.

Ability to translate complex information into clear, compelling messages and create targeted, effective communications to meet the needs of multiple audiences.

Confidence in building and maintaining effective working relationships with key staff across the organisation

Comfortable working independently with minimal supervision as well as in a team environment and with cross-functional teams.

Experience of managing contracts with limited resources across a number of external providers.

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Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £31,831
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 23rd September 2018

Capability Scotland has an exciting new opportunity in its corporate support team for an enthusiastic, energetic and motivated Communications Officer to drive forward our internal and external communications and positively promote our work.

Managing our communications activity, you will ensure that all information is aligned to our new Strategic Plan, relevant and up to date across our various corporate media. Using your creative communications and media expertise you will help us to shape our staff, customer and stakeholder engagement; prepare for the future and achieve our vision and the objectives set out in our new Strategic Plan.

Working with all teams across the organisation, you will help develop, design and implement communications and marketing activities effectively, advising on best practice across all digital and social media channels to engage with key audiences.

You will be responsible for a full range of communication tools from internal and external websites, emails, events, staff forums, newsletters, social media, as well as our media relations

We are looking for someone with:

Appropriate digital, communication and/or marketing Degree level qualification or relevant experience

A demonstrable knowledge and experience of communications and marketing planning and implementation

A track record in dedicated digital communication activities

The highest level of verbal and written communication and editing skills with a passion for finding new ways to engage with key audiences.

Ability to translate complex information into clear, compelling messages and create targeted, effective communications to meet the needs of multiple audiences.

Confidence in building and maintaining effective working relationships with key staff across the organisation

Comfortable working independently with minimal supervision as well as in a team environment and with cross-functional teams.

Experience of managing contracts with limited resources across a number of external providers.

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Top job! Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £40,160
  • Stanmore House School, Lanark
  • Closing 10th October 2018

Stanmore Residential and Respite service, based on the Stanmore House School campus just outside Lanark, has up to 20 young people living and learning with complex health, physical and learning disabilities.

We aim to create a positive and supportive environment where young people can develop to achieve their full potential. We have highly skilled care staff and an onsite Allied Health and Nursing team working collaboratively to achieve the best outcomes for young people.

We are seeking an innovative registered service manager who will lead the Residential and Respite Service and work with the young people we support, their families, and relevant authorities to deliver a service that enriches the lives of the young people.

The manager will report to the Head of Care and Support and will lead a large staff team, supported by Team Leaders, to deliver excellence person-centred support. Strong relationships with all staff across the school campus will be essential to delivering positive outcomes for our pupils.

The manager will take a lead role in the development and growth of the service and will be required to prepare, plan and implement operational plans and controls in line with the Care Inspectorate regulatory processes, the SSSC Codes of Practice, National Care Standards and Capability Scotland's own policies and procedures.

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Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Edinburgh and Glasgow
  • Closing 1st November 2018

Capability Scotland provides a broad range of services for disabled children, young people and adults with complex and diverse needs across Scotland and has done so for over 70 years.

We are looking for an outstanding strategic leader who shares our vision and ambition for Capability Scotland. The successful candidate will be an experienced and inspirational leader with a strong track record of delivering first class results in a complex organisation, and who can display a genuine empathy for the issues facing disabled people today. You will also bring a demonstrable track record of leading transformational change, which will be required to take forward our 2018 - 2023 Strategic Plan with its ambitious set of objectives.

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Top job! Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £40,160
  • Lanarkshire
  • Closing 9th December 2018

About Our Service

Lanarkshire Houses is a care home which provides exceptional quality person-centred support to 16 adults with a range of disabilities. The accommodation comprises 10 self-contained flats located close to the centres of Carluke and Lanark. Our aim is to promote inclusion and equality within the local community and to ensure that outstanding services are provided to meet the needs and aspirations of the people we support.

About the role

We are looking to recruit an experienced social care manager to be the registered manager for our care service. You will be able to demonstrate vision, exceptional leadership skills, a track record of managing and developing services and a commitment to continuous improvement.

The successful candidate will be required to effectively and efficiently manage the resources available to ensure people experience exceptional person-centred support.

You will take a lead role in future development of the service and will be required to prepare, plan and implement operational plans and controls in line with the SSSC Codes of Practice, the new Health and Social Care Standards and Capability Scotland's policies and procedures.

Key Requirements:

Experience in a social care management role is essential

Knowledge of legal, regulatory and policy requirements relating to the social care setting

Detailed understanding of risk management

Strong leadership skills and

Hold* a registered Manager's award (SVQ level 4 with Leadership and Management Award) or equivalent *(or working towards)

Registered with the SSSC or be eligible to become registered

Full Driving Licence* (we will consider alternative arrangements that achieve the same outcomes for candidates that have a disability that prevents them from having a driving licence)

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Charity Shop Champion (Perth)

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15th October 2018

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5th February 2016

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Shop Champion - Nicolson Street

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5th February 2016

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