Charity registered in Scotland SC011012
Down's Syndrome Scotland (DSS) is a parent led charity which was established in 1982. We are the only charity in Scotland dedicated solely to supporting people with Down's syndrome (Ds) and their carers. Our aims are that:
We have an exciting opportunity for a committed individual to join our Family Support Service Team which offers information and support to families, individuals and professionals on all aspects of living with Down’s syndrome throughout all stages of life. This service is delivered through telephone and email support, individual 1:1 visits, ongoing casework support, the creation of publications, talks to carer groups and through the delivery of training to parents and professionals.
This position is homebased covering the North East region. The role requires a suitable provision to work from a home office and the use of a car is essential.
Down’s Syndrome Scotland was established as a charity in 1982 and is the only organisation in Scotland dedicated solely to supporting people with Down’s syndrome, their relatives and carers. Our mission is “To support families and people with Down’s syndrome to reach their full potential by providing a range of services, influencing public policy and by changing attitudes”.
This mission is brought to life by a staff of 30 who are located around the country. In addition, groups of volunteers run nine branches around Scotland who offer an invaluable peer support network at local level.
The CEO will lead the organisation in its mission with an inclusive and empathic approach, achieving positive outcomes across the widest of stakeholder maps and never forgetting the reason for its existence.
This person will have had a significant leadership role in a well-managed charity or other not for profit organisation.
There will be evidence of working effectively and empathically with a wide range of stakeholders, ideally including government, major funding organisations and crucially those whom the organisation exists to serve.
A track record of positive interaction with a governing body.
Demonstrable success in developing and motivating high performing teams and an admired reputation as an authentic leader.
Key attributes must include being:
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our busy and dynamic office. As the first point of contact in reception you must be able to deliver a professional image and accurately deal with a wide range of callers. You will ensure that staff within the organisation have the necessary administrative support, to be able to deliver a high quality service to people with Down’s syndrome and their families.