Charity registered in Scotland SC038072
The Scottish Assembly has an exciting opportunity for four motivated, committed individuals to join our Assembly team.
Leading by example, you will be enthusiastic and pragmatic, give fair, honest views, build supporting, trusting relationships with people with lived experiences, provider organisations, and Health & Social Care Partnerships. Your role will be to help to recruit and enroll more people with learning disabilities and/or autism in your region. The aim is to give people with lived experiences a place to put forward what they see are priorities in their lives and in the communities in which they live to influence policy making both locally and nationally.
The Assembly’s overall aim is to establish the world’s first Learning Disability Parliament which upholds the voices of all people with learning disabilities and/ or autism in Scotland. It currently meets online every Friday and will meet once/twice a month in regional areas when we have regional leads and facilitators in place. The regions are split into Northeast, Northwest, Southwest and Southeast. We are currently recruiting a regional lead (who has lived experience) and a regional facilitator in each of these regions who will help to progress the vision of The Assembly.
The Assembly is supported to work by Values into Action Scotland.
Regional Facilitators will work together with Regional Leads to:
Values in Action Scotland (VIAS) is recruiting for the post of Lead Consultant (Evaluation), based in Glasgow. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this exciting opportunity will give the role holder the responsibility to lead on the evaluation strand of the VIAS Quality Improvement Service.
Values in Action Scotland is a Quality Improvement Service. Our vision is for a Scotland where people with learning disabilities and/or autism have the same opportunities as everyone else and are supported to achieve their goals. Through our comprehensive portfolio of job coaching, training, consultancy and evaluation services we build capacity of individuals and organisations to ensure that people with learning disabilities and/ or autism live great lives with all the support they need to achieve this.
With a strong background in evaluating services, the successful candidate will be confident in their ability to deliver successful outcomes to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and/ or autism and to improve the quality of services and supports for people. Previous experience delivering training and facilitating groups is also an essential feature of this work. The successful candidate will have the ability to work with a range of stakeholders, demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills and an aptitude for building and nurturing successful partnerships. Ideally with experience of working to specified targets and income generation, candidates may also benefit from previous knowledge and understanding of issues and activities that relate to people with learning disabilities and/or autism.
What We Offer
We offer excellent training and development opportunities, competitive salary, contributory pension scheme and 32 days annual holiday (including bank holidays)
The post is funded for one year initially.
VIAS will carry out an Enhanced Disclosure check on the successful applicant.
As a Regional Lead you will work with individuals and groups of people with learning disabilities and/or autism in your area - You will have support to do this.
You will hear what these people have to say about things that are important to them and help them to share these things with others - You will have support to do this.
You will need to keep people informed about things that might be important to them both locally and nationally - You will have support to do this.
You will need to find more people with learning disabilities and/or autism to take part in Regional and National meetings and workshops - You will have support to do this.