Manager Day services for older people
Oxgangs Care is a charity committed to the welfare of older people which provides services within a defined catchment area in south west Edinburgh. It is a community project, funded by City of Edinburgh Council with a remit to develop and deliver services for older people and their carers’. It is principally a Centre based service offering older people social interaction in a group situation, focussing on social support which promotes independence and physical and mental wellbeing. It operates 3 days per week (Weds to Fri). Since March 2020 the Centre has been closed in response to Covid-19 restrictions. Currently, staff are providing telephone support to our service users and, Covid restrictions permitting, house visits with support until the Centre can be re-opened. The service is registered with the Care Inspectorate.
There are plans to develop the service by providing an additional day specifically for people living with dementia. This is dependent on funding. We also provide a volunteer befriending service for older people run by a Volunteer Coordinator. The service has recently achieved a further contract from City of Edinburgh Council.
Role of Manager
You will be responsible for the delivery of quality person centred day support services on behalf of a Board of Trustees. You will lead on the quality and future development of the service in conjunction with the Board of Trustees.
We are looking for candidates who have effective leadership skills and the relevant experience to manage a voluntary sector service such as Oxgangs Care. You should have experience in supporting and developing the skills of staff teams and encouraging staff to achieve relevant qualifications. You should be able to network and build relationships with partner organisations and statutory agencies and, contribute to delivering a high quality service. You will develop the service to further meet the needs of our current and future service users.
As the service is registered with the Care Inspectorate you should be appropriately qualified for the role of Registered Manager. You must hold or gain a ‘practice’ and ‘management’ qualification which satisfies the registration requirements of the SSSC. The minimum requirement for the post is an appropriate ‘practice’ qualification. See Job specification and SSSC website (Manager of an adult day care service) for further detail.