Carr Gomm
Carr Gomm

Charity registered in Scotland SC033491

Carr Gomm is one of Scotland’s leading social care organisations. Everything we do is shaped by our core values of choice, control, interdependence, openness & honesty, and respect. We are a registered charity and not-for-profit company: we put people first.


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Specialist Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,999 pro-rata
  • Based in Mid Argyll or Kintyre
  • Closing 18th July 2019

Carr Gomm is one of Scotland’s leading social care and support charities; we strive to support people to achieve their individual hopes and dreams every day. We know our work is challenging and very rewarding, and we require people with a flexible and inspirational approach who are able to find innovative solutions with people, not for them.

Carr Gomm’s Community Contacts provides an independent advice and support service to people who are interested in Self-Directed Support (SDS), to enable them to identify issues that affect their ability to live well and think of ways to address these. Taking a person-centred approach, Community Contacts supports individuals to understand the values and principles of SDS and helps them identify personal outcomes and priorities as well as any challenges that need to be factored in.

Community Contacts has five and half years’ experience offering a helping hand with SDS in Argyll and Bute. We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our team of 4 Argyll and Bute home based workers to cover Mid Argyll, Jura, Islay and Kintyre, with the other post holders covering other Argyll and Bute localities.

The role:

As our Specialist Project Worker for Community Contacts, you will ensure that a person-centred service is available to people in your locality, who wish to explore what SDS means to them.

Your core responsibilities will be as the contact point and development worker for Community Contacts in your area of operation. This will include ensuring ensure that people are aware of their choices and rights around making social care decisions and in the delivery and management of their SDS option, as well as promoting the service and networking across your area.. Great communication skills are essential, as you will work with partners including other third sector and Health and Social Care colleagues. In recognition of the considerable geography each team member is responsible for, you and the other team members will typically offer the service remotely, using mechanisms such as phone, e mail, post and Skype.

You will hold excellent reporting and monitoring skills with a working knowledge of using IT systems and tools. You will proactively use your problem-solving and creative thinking skills to ensure the opportunities SDS brings are maximised for individuals and families.

The candidate:

Successful Specialist Project Workers come from different backgrounds and have a range of work and life experiences, but all have a flair for engaging with and relating to people, an eagerness to support people to realise their rights and responsibilities with SDS and to navigate any barriers they may encounter along the way.

In our eyes, the best Specialist Project Workers are self-motivated people who embrace the challenge of developing the service across their locality, whose people skills enable them to see the bigger picture and suggest next steps, in a collaborative way, with individuals and their families. We are looking for a diplomat who understands and appreciates the complexities of using rights based processes with a range of stakeholders.

Car driver essential!

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Specialist Project Worker - Highland (2 posts)

  • Part time
  • £26,999 pro-rata
  • based in Mid and South Highland respectively
  • Closing 18th July 2019

Carr Gomm is one of Scotland’s leading social care and support charities; we strive to support people to achieve their individual hopes and dreams every day. We know our work is challenging and very rewarding, and we require people with a flexible and inspirational approach who are able to find innovative solutions with people, not for them.

Carr Gomm’s Community Contacts provides an independent advice and support service to people who are interested in Self-Directed Support (SDS), to enable them to identify issues that affect their ability to live well and think of ways to address these. Taking a person-centred approach, Community Contacts supports individuals to understand the values and principles of SDS and helps them identify personal outcomes and priorities as well as any challenges that need to be factored in.

Community Contacts originally operated across Argyll and Bute; we have now secured Scottish Government funding to extend into Highland. This is an exciting opportunity to join a small team of 5 home based workers – the other post holders cover the other Highland planning districts.

The role:

As our Specialist Project Worker for Community Contacts, you will ensure that a person-centred service is available to people in your locality, who wish to explore what SDS means to them.

Your core responsibilities will be as the contact point and development worker for Community Contacts in your area of operation. This will include ensuring ensure that people are aware of their choices and rights around making social care decisions and in the delivery and management of their SDS option, as well as promoting the service and networking across your area.. Great communication skills are essential, as you will work with partners including other third sector and Health and Social Care colleagues. In recognition of the considerable geography each team member is responsible for, you and the other team members will typically offer the service remotely, using mechanisms such as phone, e mail, post and Skype.

You will hold excellent reporting and monitoring skills with a working knowledge of using IT systems and tools. You will proactively use your problem-solving and creative thinking skills to ensure the opportunities SDS brings are maximised for individuals and families.

The candidate:

Successful Specialist Project Workers come from different backgrounds and have a range of work and life experiences, but all have a flair for engaging with and relating to people, an eagerness to support people to realise their rights and responsibilities with SDS and to navigate any barriers they may encounter along the way.

In our eyes, the best Specialist Project Workers are self-motivated people who embrace the challenge of developing the service across their locality, whose people skills enable them to see the bigger picture and suggest next steps, in a collaborative way, with individuals and their families. We are looking for a diplomat who understands and appreciates the complexities of using rights based processes with a range of stakeholders.

Car Driver Essential!

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Operations Manager – Involvement, Quality & Innovation

  • Full time
  • £34,273 – £40,904
  • Flexible – role can be based in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Highlands, Argyll & Bute or Forth Valley
  • Closing 6th August 2019

Carr Gomm is one of Scotland’s leading social care and support charities; we strive to support people to achieve their individual hopes and dreams every day. We know our work is challenging and very rewarding, and we require people with a flexible and inspirational approach who are able to find innovative solutions with people, not for them.

As a charity, Carr Gomm has a wider social purpose; our particular interests are in practice innovation and the development of understanding about what constitutes best practice for people who need support. Within our Community Development practice, we therefore focus on finding ways for individuals to connect, to build networks and forms their own community as well as developing community projects.

As our Operations Manager in Involvement, Quality & Innovation, you will act as a proactive conduit between people we support, individual services and the national service, to ensure that the voices of people we support are heard and that these shape each individual’s support as well as influencing the organisation.

The role is primarily positioned around management responsibilities for the Community Development and Innovation functions across Carr Gomm with a focus on ongoing development, monitoring and promotion of Involvement. This outline below is by no means exhaustive; rather it gives a flavour of the responsibilities undertaken by an Operations Manager in Involvement, Quality & Innovation:

· As a key member of our Community Development Team, you will be responsible for developing and leading areas of work across Scotland in line with our Strategic Plan and organisational objectives

· As the lead for Involvement, devise, implement and monitor standards and procedures particularly related to the experience of people we support to ensure these influence our approach whilst continuously improving ways of capturing this impact

· Develop and enhance the role of the National Involvement Group and other mechanisms for involvement across the country including representation, that is, people we support representing the organisation

· Participate in the strategic management of the organisation through formal groups (e.g. NMT) and the Board of Directors; taking a lead on specific issues

· Overall responsibility for the development and integration of the Carr Gomm Futures approach across the organisation whilst ensuring that selected innovative ideas are developed and implemented across the organisation

· Work with the Carr Gomm Futures Manager to co-ordinate the ideas that come through Carr Gomm Futures, which includes exploring innovative mechanisms to bring the ideas to fruition, including developing funding applications and social enterprise models

· Working with the Business Development Team to ensure our fundraising is focused on helping us achieve our community development strategy

· Explore and develop the potential of partnerships to promote innovation across the voluntary sector

· Line managing the managers responsible for Carr Gomm Futures and Involvement & Quality, as well operational Community Development managers and staff

Are you who we are looking for?

In our eyes, the best Operations Managers are self-motivated people who embrace the challenge of developing projects, whose people skills enable them to see the bigger picture and motivate staff whilst fostering a learning culture. You will understand of the theory, principles and practice of involving supported people to improve their services. You will have experience of successfully implementing system change and working within a person centred social care setting. You will understand the importance of working with supported people and others they identify as important to improve organisational and service systems, processes and procedures.

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Community Project Manager: Community Contacts (Highland)

  • Part time
  • £28,415 pro-rata
  • Highland
  • Closing 20th September 2019

About us

We are one of Scotland’s leading social care and community development charities striving to support people to achieve their individual hopes and dreams every day. We know our work is challenging and very rewarding, and we require people with a flexible and inspirational approach able to find innovative solutions with people, not for them.

As part of the Scottish Government’s Support in the Right Direction Initiative, Carr Gomm’s Community Contacts provides a helping hand with Self-Directed Support (SDS). Working across communities in both Argyll & Bute and Highland, Community Contacts offers information, advice and light touch, person-centred support to assist people throughout the SDS process.

The role

As our Project Manager(s) for Community Contacts, you will lead a team of community based Specialist Project Workers to raise the profile of SDS across all Argyll & Bute/Highland localities.

Managing Specialist Project Workers to build and maintain relationships and networks within communities and across Argyll & Bute/Highland will be a central part of the role. Equally you will develop your own expertise in SDS to enable you to support your team to deliver accurate advice and information to assist people and their families with making decisions around social care support.

Putting people and their wishes at the heart of your work will enable you lead a team that puts the human rights ethos of SDS into practice. Equally, you are a realist who will enable your teams to offer the best possible service within the time resource available. You will have an appreciation of the complexities and challenges people face when living with disability, long-term health conditions or as a carer and experience of working creatively to address these.

An ability to build rapport and to communicate with all sorts of people in different settings is essential. Equally you will have energy to drive forward the ambitions of the Scottish Government’s SDS plans to enable people more choice and control with their social care support.

The candidate

For Carr Gomm, successful project managers come from different backgrounds and have a range of work and life experiences, but all have a flair for engaging with and relating to people, a desire to make things happen, an ability to plan, implement and react effectively as ideas progress.

In our eyes, the best project managers are self-motivated diplomats, whose analytical skills enable them to see the bigger picture and suggest next steps, in a collaborative way, to support dynamic progress. You will be an excellent reporter, who uses stories and statistics to demonstrate the successes of Community Contacts with a range of audiences.

Note: we are also recruiting for a part time Community Project Manager in Argyll & Bute - if you are interested in both these posts please answer the relevant question on the application form to be considered.

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Community Project Manager: Community Contacts (Argyll & Bute)

  • Part time
  • £28,415 pro-rata
  • Argyll & Bute
  • Closing 20th September 2019

About us

We are one of Scotland’s leading social care and community development charities striving to support people to achieve their individual hopes and dreams every day. We know our work is challenging and very rewarding, and we require people with a flexible and inspirational approach able to find innovative solutions with people, not for them.

As part of the Scottish Government’s Support in the Right Direction Initiative, Carr Gomm’s Community Contacts provides a helping hand with Self-Directed Support (SDS). Working across communities in both Argyll & Bute and Highland, Community Contacts offers information, advice and light touch, person-centred support to assist people throughout the SDS process.

The role

As our Project Manager(s) for Community Contacts, you will lead a team of community based Specialist Project Workers to raise the profile of SDS across all Argyll & Bute/Highland localities.

Managing Specialist Project Workers to build and maintain relationships and networks within communities and across Argyll & Bute/Highland will be a central part of the role. Equally you will develop your own expertise in SDS to enable you to support your team to deliver accurate advice and information to assist people and their families with making decisions around social care support.

Putting people and their wishes at the heart of your work will enable you lead a team that puts the human rights ethos of SDS into practice. Equally, you are a realist who will enable your teams to offer the best possible service within the time resource available. You will have an appreciation of the complexities and challenges people face when living with disability, long-term health conditions or as a carer and experience of working creatively to address these.

An ability to build rapport and to communicate with all sorts of people in different settings is essential. Equally you will have energy to drive forward the ambitions of the Scottish Government’s SDS plans to enable people more choice and control with their social care support.

The candidate

For Carr Gomm, successful project managers come from different backgrounds and have a range of work and life experiences, but all have a flair for engaging with and relating to people, a desire to make things happen, an ability to plan, implement and react effectively as ideas progress.

In our eyes, the best project managers are self-motivated diplomats, whose analytical skills enable them to see the bigger picture and suggest next steps, in a collaborative way, to support dynamic progress. You will be an excellent reporter, who uses stories and statistics to demonstrate the successes of Community Contacts with a range of audiences.

Note: we are also recruiting for a part time Community Project Manager in Highlands - if you are interested in both these posts please answer the relevant question on the application form to be considered.

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This vacancy has now closed

Operations Manager - Highland

  • Full time
  • £34,273 – £40,904
  • Flexible within Highland (with regular travel throughout Highland required)
  • Closing 4th October 2019

Car Driver Essential

Carr Gomm is one of Scotland’s leading social care and support charities; we strive to support people to achieve their individual hopes and dreams every day. We know our work is challenging and very rewarding, and we require people with a flexible and inspirational approach who are able to find innovative solutions with people, not for them.

You will lead and manage our services throughout Highland to ensure they are financially robust and growing, being cognisant of the local operating environments and balance of risks and opportunities we face. As the Registered Manager, you will ensure that we are delivering an excellent service throughout Highland. You will be accountable to the people we support and their families, and will routinely report to our commissioners, the regulator and colleagues to demonstrate compliance, excellence and improvement. You will contribute to the wider management and development of Carr Gomm through your participation in the National Management Team, taking a lead on specific issues, and linking with the Board of Directors as required.

You will line manage a team of Service Managers and collectively you will be responsible for creatively innovating alternative ways to support people, families and communities to achieve positive outcomes. You may be involved in contributing to tendering processes for new work.

You will ensure that our teams work in-line with Carr Gomm’s philosophy, values and policies to provide high quality services that flexibly respond to people. You will lead, support and develop the team of Service Managers to enable them to reach their potential, including optimising processes for budgeting, recruiting and supervising colleagues, and ensuring that Support Practitioners are skilled to think creatively and solve problems. You will support managers to ensure that services are financially viable by managing budgets, invoicing accurately and managing expenditure, including exploiting opportunities to develop and grow.

You will take a lead in involving people and families in all aspects of their support and our quest for excellence, in line with our Involvement Policy and local improvement plans. You will lead our relationships with local commissioners to understand their priorities and respond accordingly.

Are you who we are looking for?

In our eyes, the best Operations Managers are self-motivated go-getters who embrace the challenge of developing and growing services. They have wide-ranging experience of social care services and understand the complexities of Care at Home, Respite and Housing Support provision, whilst being able to comprehend the bigger picture. Their extensive people skills and experience enable them to lead, manage and motivate staff whilst fostering a learning culture. You will understand the theory, principles and practice of involving people to improve their service. You will have experience of successfully developing and expanding service provision in rural Scotland, with experience of the challenges relating to operational deliverability, contractual obligations and financial limitations. The best Operations Managers relish a challenge and never settle for good enough; they continually aspire towards excellence.

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