Sense Scotland
Sense Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC022097

Our vision is for the people we work with the live meaningful and independent lives in a world which supports them to achieve their own ambitions.

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Top job! Learning and Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,824 – £36,498
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 15th April 2021

Are you an experienced L&D professional looking for your next career opportunity?

Could you design, shape, and deliver a creative learning strategy across all levels of our Organisation?

Then this could be the perfect role for you!

We are currently looking to recruit a L&D professional with experience of managing and developing L&D strategies in a large third sector or regulatory organisation with experience in training delivery designed to meet regulatory working requirements for staff within a social care environment and core operational staff (front line and back-office support) aligned to SSSC and Care Inspectorate qualification requirements and other regulated bodies.

This is an exciting opportunity where you can shape our L&D strategy and vision for the future through undertaking needs analysis to design and implement appropriate cost effective, high quality learning and development solutions for Sense Scotland.

You will be partnering senior management to execute and embed effective learning and development strategies that meet overall business objectives to support all social care and core operational staff (front line and back-office support) within Sense Scotland.

We are looking for you to have sound judgement, an engaging management style and a clear focus on L&D delivery to support your team to achieve results, while offering an engaging learner experience.

We are looking for someone with significant experience of training delivery and course development along with a track record of managing successful SVQ training programmes and an understanding of managing successful learning projects through a variety of learning methods to meet the needs of all our employees within operational and non-operational roles.

This is a fantastic role which you can really make your own and provides a platform to showcase your L&D ideas, experience, and management capabilities while delivering a robust learning remit that meets the needs of Sense Scotland.

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Learning and Development Partner

  • Full time
  • £27,471 – £29,591
  • National Post – based at most local Sense Scotland office with travel to other locations. (Ideally Dundee or Glasgow)
  • Closing 5th May 2021

Are you experienced L&D professional looking for your next career opportunity?

Do you want to do meaningful L&D work that improves quality of support work offer?

Then this could be the perfect role for you!

We are looking for an experienced Learning & Development (L&D) professional with experience designing a range of learning solutions to drive employee learning within Sense Scotland.

At Sense Scotland we are passionate about developing our staff and supporting their ongoing learning. Our L&D team are constantly adapting our learning offering to support the organisation to achieve its strategic plan through the effective use of emerging technologies as shown through exciting delivery methods and remote learning offering during the pandemic.

We now have an exciting opportunity for an L&D Partner to drive the design and delivery of learning projects to build capabilities of our staff and supporting the SSSC and Care Inspectorate qualification requirements for our operational workforce.

In this role you will develop strong stakeholder relationships, identify learning, development, training needs and propose recommended learning solutions to meet the desired learning outcomes and evaluating the impact of learning, while developing a range of learning tools to develop local learning capabilities.

Working with stakeholders such as with Heads of Service, Registered managers and subject specialists to facilitate learning needs analyses, the planning and facilitation of learning and development opportunities to employees across Scotland and working with key stakeholders to gain commitment to the learning solutions designed and to ensure we are meeting the learner needs of our employees.

This is a really exciting role within Sense Scotland, and you will offer some direct delivery of core practice training such as communication focused training, manual handling, CALM and healthcare, making a key contribution to the continuing development of Sense Scotland as a national centre of excellence in our specialist practice areas detailed in our L+D Framework.

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Registered Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,032 – £32,284
  • North East Aberdeen / Aberdeenshire Services
  • Closing 5th May 2021

Are you confident, enthusiastic, and motivated Registered Manager who works well under pressure?

Do you want to work in a role where you can support a staff to deliver a high-quality care service and achieve positive outcomes for the individuals we support?

Then this could be the perfect role for you!

We are currently looking to recruit a Registered Manager to lead our support services in the Aberdeenshire area.

As the Registered Manager, you will be responsible for the operational day-to-day management of the service ensuring Sense Scotland is delivering high quality care across our service and continued compliance with relevant legislation.

You will be an experienced manager with the passion to ensure that the quality of service provided and lead on the managing of staff teams, budgets, and having positive relationships internally and externally across your geographical area.

You will work in partnership with colleagues in the senior management team to ensure the provision of a high-quality service enabling individual needs and organisational priorities to be met in accordance with available resources.

You will be enthusiastic about the quality of the service your team delivers, also looking to develop the service through existing contracts and will have overall responsibility for the quality of care, performance, growth and staff across your services.

You will be able to positively influence staff and ensure a positive working environment. We are looking to recruit someone with the right experience and values into this key position to support the work we deliver within North East Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Services.

If this sound like you, please get in touch!

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Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £25,204 – £27,474 pro-rata
  • Ayrshire (Ardrossan) or Glasgow (Kinning Park) Travel will be required to other Sense Scotland locations
  • Closing 24th May 2021

We are looking for a creative individual to develop and deliver our new transition programme for young people within Sense Scotland.

The post-holder will be responsible for devising the programme, increasing participation and forming external partnerships to support programme delivery. Working closely with young people, their families and colleagues, the Development Officer will help participants to define and achieve their goals and aspirations.

The Development Officer will support the delivery of ‘Our Voice’, our forum to enable the people we support to shape and influence the work of Sense Scotland and external stakeholders. The post holder will also scope the creation of a junior ‘Our Voice’ group to enable children and young people’s voice to be heard by decision makers.

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Early Years Advisor

  • Full time
  • £25,204 – £27,474
  • Glasgow, Ayrshire, Perth, Fife or Dundee (with travel throughout Scotland)
  • Closing 29th June 2021

Can you assist children with communication support needs and their families to achieve positive outcomes through the provision of interactive workshops, support and advice?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a friendly, enthusiastic individual to join our Early Years team to deliver services and programmes across Scotland.

Working as part of a small team, the Early Years Advisor will deliver inclusive play, learning and storytelling sessions to children, families and professionals. In addition, the post holder will respond to enquiries and manage casework on topics including education and communication. The successful candidate will be creative, innovative and an excellent communicator with experience of virtual and face-to-face programmes.

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Early Years and Family Advisory Manager

  • Part time
  • £33,133 – £36,498 pro-rata
  • Glasgow, Ayrshire, Perth, Fife or Dundee
  • Closing 5th July 2021

Can you lead our Early Years and Family Advisory teams to deliver services and programmes with reach and impact?

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and dynamic manager to join our fantastic Charitable Services team.

The Early Years and Family Advisory Manager will be responsible for implementing robust monitoring and evaluation processes to improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of our current offer. The post-holder should be innovative, developing new services and programmes to increase our reach and impact, and securing funding to grow our offer.

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Business Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,703
  • Located at any of these TouchBases (Glasgow, Hamilton, Ardrossan or Kirkcaldy) with regular Scotland-wide travel
  • Closing 30th June 2022

Would you like to be part of Sense Scotland's dynamic and vibrant Arts team? If so, now is the perfect opportunity to join us!

Thanks to funding from Creative Scotland’s Recovery Fund, Sense Scotland has a 12-month opportunity for an experienced Business Development Manager to help expand our Arts programme to new audiences and regions of Scotland. In addition, we are recruiting additional Arts Tutors to ensure capacity for this expansion.

About the role

The post holder will be responsible for diversifying and enhancing our Arts offer and income streams, and ensuring long term sustainability of our Arts programmes. The post holder will create new business models and initiatives, develop budgets and measure performance.

The remit involves:

• Raising awareness of Sense Scotland’s Arts programme.

• Building relationships with schools, organisations supporting people with sensory impairments and disabilities, arts organisations and venues.

• Implementing an online booking and payment system.

• Maximising income from our Arts programme.

Key responsibilities

Business development

• Implement an online booking and payment system on our new website to enable people to purchase art sessions.

• Be alert to tender opportunities and prepare submissions.

• Identify gaps in provision and opportunities for new delivery models including summer camps, youth clubs, alternative timetable provision etc.

• Support the sustainability of our charitable Arts programme by identifying new and diverse income streams.

• Set stretching financial targets and monitor income and expenditure.

Awareness raising

• Develop a communication and marketing strategy, in partnership with our Communications team, to increase awareness of Sense Scotland’s Arts programme.

• Create tailored communications and campaigns for audiences to increase new business and engagement.

• Attend sector forums and meetings to network and deliver presentations to highlight the work of our Arts team and secure new business.

• Ensure the arts pages on our new website are kept up-to-date and convey the value and impact of our work through case studies and testimonials.

Measuring impact

• Develop and implement robust evaluation approaches to understand the reach and impact of our Arts programme.

• Identify and prepare case studies to capture the value and impact of our Arts programme.

• Monitor quality and success of business development activities and provide regular written and verbal feedback to the Executive Team.

General

• Undertake all administration linked to the role.

• Contribute to the wider Arts team and attend team meetings.

• In partnership with the Arts Programme Manager and Registered Manager, help to plan and prepare Tutor timetables.

Contacts

Contacts include: people with complex and sensory disabilities and their families, representatives from other charities and agencies; arts and cultural organisations; schools and colleges, colleagues within Sense Scotland.

Values

Our organisational values are:

• be open and honest

• recognise individual worth

• build relationships through trust

• act on the basis of individual’s aspirations and needs

• be accountable for our actions

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Corporate & Community Events Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £25,935
  • Home and Office based (TouchBase, Glasgow)
  • Closing 22nd July 2022

At Sense Scotland we deliver vital support that makes a real and positive impact to the vulnerable individuals we support. We value the input from every staff member to ensure meaningful outcomes are supported for those we care for. Our vision is for the people we work with to live meaningful, independent lives in a world that supports them to achieve their own ambitions. We do this by committing to our core values in practice and align this to all we do.

Our values

  • Be open and honest.
  • Recognise individual worth.
  • Build relationships through trust.
  • Act on the basis of individuals aspirations and needs.
  • Be accountable

Our fundraising team and your new role

The success of the fundraising plan at Sense Scotland has ensured that we have a strong platform to build from and we are excited to be investing in our Corporate and Community team to continue with our planned growth and to ensure we provide our supporters with a first-class experience.

Our Fundraising team is small but mighty! We are a team with lots of ambition and drive and we work with an eye on continuous improvement and development. We are looking for someone who is passionate about innovation and new ideas. We want to find new ways to engage our corporate and community audiences and this role will be key in developing the products and tools to do this.

Our team needs someone who is solutions focussed, with a competitive edge. The role will be varied and you will have the opportunity to make it your own. We need a natural communicator who can identify opportunities and build relationships. You will be influencing and inspiring a broad range of stakeholders to bring about develop our current community and corporate offer.

The Corporate and Community Fundraiser will grow our unrestricted income in these two areas through the creation of relationships and fundraising campaigns. Sense Scotland is looking to re-launch both Corporate and Community fundraising so this is your chance to create and shape these fundraising streams. You will be encouraged to bring your ideas to life and inspire others to share your vision

Duties will include:

  • Grow income from companies, organisations, community supporters and groups.
  • Be responsible for developing new business and community partnerships that align to Sense Scotland’s values and objectives
  • Manage all new and existing partnerships and supporters by implementing excellent supporter journeys
  • Develop new initiatives and campaigns to engage with the local community
  • Manage and recruit for third party fundraising events e.g. marathons, Kiltwalks
  • Manage fundraising volunteers who participate in and support Community Fundraising Activities
  • Ensure all activities and campaigns are planned, organized, managed effectively, efficiently and within budget

Skills required for this role are:

  • A proven ability to deliver against challenging income targets and KPIs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Knowledge and experience of Raisers Edge NXT is desirable but not essential
  • An ability to work with stakeholders from a range of backgrounds

Essential Criteria:

  • At least 2 years of experience in a similar role
  • Experience in corporate and community fundraising
  • First-class account management skills in a range of partnerships or relationships
  • Driving Licence

Desirable

  • Knowledge and experience of Raisers Edge NXT is desirable but not essential

Accountable to: Head of Fundraising

Benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements and family-friendly policies
  • Generous annual leave entitlement – 36 days annual leave (including public holidays)
  • Pension scheme
  • Opportunity to work for a reputable charity and be part of making a difference
  • Training and Development - we support social care qualifications via out onsite SVQ centre
  • Life insurance benefit
  • Perkbox scheme/staff discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Virtual Annual Employee Awards Event
  • Blue Light Card Membership – receive many discounts when you join
  • £250 retention bonus once completed probationary period
  • Staff referral incentive
  • Health and wellbeing support
  • Monthly staff award £voucher draw
  • Registered with Concert for Carers
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Registered Manager – Supported Living Services

  • Full time
  • £29,508 – £33,986
  • Mosspark, Pollok & Strathbungo
  • Closing 5th September 2022

Are you a motivated and reliable leader with experience in the Health & Social Care sector? Are you a social care professional who flourishes in a caring environment while offering support and guidance to dedicated support practitioners? If so, this could be the perfect role for you!

We are currently seeking a Registered Manager for our Supported Living Service in Pollock, Mosspark & Strathbungo on a permanent full-time (37 hours per week) basis.

Your new organisation

Sense Scotland was formalised as a charity in 1985, quickly growing from a small group of families pressing for services for their children. Since then, we have gone on to successfully support hundreds of individuals with disabilities and their families in various projects and services throughout Scotland.

Our vision is for the people we work with to live meaningful, independent lives in a world that supports them to achieve their own ambitions.

About the service

Our Supported Living Services in Glasgow support individuals to live fulfilled lives in their own homes, in their local neighbourhoods and the wider community. The people we support through this service receive 24 hour care due to the complexity of their needs which can be dual sensory impairment, learning and / or physical disabilities. To provide the best person-centred care and support for the individuals, we ensure we communicate in ways that help us understand and meet their hopes, needs and wishes. We work alongside their families, health care professionals and significant others to check we are getting this right.

Each person has a nominated team around them. The supervisor and support practitioners get to know the individual and work to support them in line with their outcome-based support plan and Sense Scotland’s Core Values:

  • Be open and honest
  • Recognise individual worth
  • Build relationships through trust
  • Act on the basis of aspiration and needs
  • Be accountable for your actions

Two Locality Managers oversee and support the teams to ensure practice is in line with Health and Social Care Standards for registered support services: Care at Home and Housing Support. The Locality Managers and the Registered Manager work together on service delivery and development plans

What your new role looks like

Reporting to our Head of Operations, you will: –

  • Manage, coach, mentor and support the development of your staff team.
  • Be committed to developing positive relationships with the individuals we support, their families, carers, your colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Lead your team to deliver high-quality care and support that is second to none.
  • Work collaboratively with your team and colleagues across the organisation to ensure consistency and sharing of good practice.
  • Support your team in attending meetings and reviews as required.
  • Ensure that training and qualification needs are met in accordance to SSSC registration requirements.
  • Run the service in accordance with the standards set by the Care Inspectorate.
  • Be responsible for ensuring that support plans are in place, reflect assessed needs and are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect each individual’s needs.
  • Ensure that the service is designed to ensure that the individuals we support achieve their identified goals and outcomes.

What we are looking for

  • Experienced leader within the Health & Social Care sector
  • Direct experience of supporting individuals with complex support needs
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation and requirements to run an effective service within the sector
  • A passion for delivering excellent person-centred care and support
  • A caring and professional attitude
  • Brilliant communication skills; including written and verbal
  • The ability to work on your own initiative with a positive attitude to problem solving
  • Confidence in the use of technology
  • Excellent planning, organising and time management skills
  • The ability to respond flexibly to emerging and changing circumstances

Essential criteria/Qualifications

  • Practice – SVQ in Social Services & Healthcare SCQF Level 9
  • Management – Any award in management that is certificated at or above SCQF Level 9 (minimum 60 credits) and mapped against the National Occupational Standards: Leadership and Management for Care Services (or willingness to work towards level required).

Working hours

Shift patterns will usually be worked Monday-Friday, however there will be occasions where we will need you to be flexible to work evenings and weekends due to the needs of our service. On call duties will also be a requirement of the post on a rotational basis.

What’s in it for you?

  • Flexible working arrangements and family-friendly policies
  • Opportunity to work for a reputable charity
  • Generous annual leave entitlement – 36 days annual leave (including public holidays)
  • Pension scheme
  • Training and Development
  • Life insurance benefit
  • Perkbox scheme/staff discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Virtual Annual Employee Awards Event
  • Blue Light Card Membership – receive many discounts when you join
  • £250 retention bonus once completed probationary period
  • Staff referral incentive
  • Health and wellbeing support
  • Monthly staff award £voucher draw
  • Registered with Concert for Carers
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Deputy Manager – Dundee

  • Full time
  • £26,535
  • Dundee
  • Closing 30th September 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Adult Day Support Service in Dundee. If you have experience in a leadership role and a commitment to your career in Social Care, this may be the job for you!!

We’re now on the lookout for Deputy Manager on a permanent, full-time (37 hours per week) basis.

The Service

We provide Day and Evening Support to a wide-ranging group of young people and adults in both our building based and enabling services. Working across two areas, you will support the staff team to deliver bespoke services- unique to the people we support. Our aim is to create opportunities to be involved in a range of activities while ensuring we offer a safe, warm space to meet up and socialise with peers.

The needs of the people we support are unique to them including but not limited to, learning disabilities, autism, epilepsy, physical disability, cerebral palsy and ADHD. Each person has an individualised package of support, tailored to their social and therapeutic needs with staff trained to deliver support in a person-centred way.

The Role

Reporting to our Registered Manager, you will: –

  • Manage, coach, mentor and support the development of the staff team.
  • Be committed to developing positive relationships with the individuals we support, their families, carers, your colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Lead the team to deliver high-quality care and support that is second to none.
  • Work collaboratively with your manager, team and colleagues across the organisation to ensure consistency and sharing of good practice.
  • Support the team in attending meetings and reviews as required.
  • Ensure that training and qualification needs are met in accordance to SSSC registration requirements.
  • Assist with the running of service in accordance with the standards set by the Care Inspectorate.
  • Be responsible for ensuring that support plans are in place, reflect assessed needs and are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect each individual’s needs.
  • Ensure that the service is designed to ensure that the individuals we support achieve their identified goals and outcomes.

What we need you to bring: –

  • ​​​​​​​Experience of Supervising or leading a team within the Health & Social Care sector
  • Direct experience of supporting individuals with complex support needs
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation and requirements to run an effective service within the sector
  • A passion for delivering excellent person-centred care and support
  • A caring and professional attitude
  • Brilliant communication skills; both written and verbal
  • The ability to work on your own initiative with a positive attitude to problem solving
  • Confidence in the use of technology
  • Excellent planning, organising and time management skills
  • The ability to respond flexibly to emerging and changing circumstances

Qualifications

  • Practice – SVQ in Social Services & Healthcare SCQF Level 9
  • Management – Any award in management that is certificated at or above SCQF Level 9 (minimum 60 credits) and mapped against the National Occupational Standards: Leadership and Management for Care Services​​​​​ (or willingness to work towards level required).

Shift patterns

Shift patterns will usually be worked Monday-Friday, however there will be occasions where we will need you to be flexible to work evenings and weekends due to the needs of our service. Paid on call duties will also be a requirement of the post on a rotational basis.

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