The Action Group
The Action Group

Charity registered in Scotland SC005964

The Action Group is about ‘no barriers’.  No barriers for anyone - to their chosen lifestyle, to choice, to opportunities, regardless of their support needs. 


Current vacancies

Team Manager

  • Part time
  • £24,545 – £25,806 pro-rata
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 28th June 2021

The purpose of the role of team manager is to provide leadership and guidance to our teams of support workers who support adults with learning disabilities and other support needs, working in people’s homes or accompanying them when they go out.

The team manager has overall responsibility for team management, staff performance and quality of service standards within the team. The right candidate will be someone who can build on the existing relationships we have with the people we support and who embodies the Action Group’s values of inclusion and opportunity for all.

Exceptional organisational skills and the ability to juggle conflicting priorities are essential, and your attention to detail will be second to none. You will work closely with the Development Managers to ensure a consistent and high quality service delivery; and lead by example to maintain a positive and empowering ethos within the team.

Some of the essential criteria for this role are:

  • Previous experience of staff management, ideally from within the social care sector
  • At least two years’ experience of providing person-centred services to individuals who have support needs
  • An SVQ 2 in Social Care or equivalent qualification
  • The capacity to complete a SVQ 3 in Social Care within 12 months of taking the post

For a full list of the criteria, please read the job description and person specification.

Benefits include

  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable
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Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,933 – £37,499
  • Home working with some travel for meetings and services in Edinburgh & the Lothians.
  • Closing 12th July 2021

Do you have a proven track record of managing services, involving service users and working with different departments and organisations? Are you ready for a new challenge?

This is an opportunity to join an organisation that has the Investors in People Platinum Accreditation.

The position’s primary responsibility is ensuring operational effectiveness and quality of delivery of the service we provide also side the development of new services.

Qualifications:

SVQ 4 in Health and Social Care & SVQ 4 in Leadership and Management of Care Services or the ability to become qualified to this level within two years from starting in the position.

In addition to line management responsibilities, the development manager will also develop new and current services, working with internal departments and other organisations to ensure the people we support receive the best person-centred services possible.

The right candidate will be committed to the Action Group’s values of inclusion and opportunity for all, and will have creative ideas for improving support services. They will have experience of working directly with people who have support needs, as well as experience of managing social care services. Knowledge of regulatory requirements, recruitment, administration and funding streams is essential, as is an understanding of the socio-political context of the sector. The successful candidate will be a great communicator, who is knowledgeable about the uses of digital communication systems.

Benefits include

  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements that increase with length of service
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable
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Team Manager – Edinburgh

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,545 – £25,806
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th July 2021

The purpose of the role of team manager is to provide leadership and guidance to our teams of support workers who support adults with learning disabilities and other support needs, working in people’s homes or accompanying them when they go out.

The team manager has overall responsibility for team management, staff performance and quality of service standards within the team. The right candidate will be someone who can build on the existing relationships we have with the people we support and who embodies the Action Group’s values of inclusion and opportunity for all.

Exceptional organisational skills and the ability to juggle conflicting priorities are essential, and your attention to detail will be second to none. You will work closely with the Development Managers to ensure a consistent and high quality service delivery; and lead by example to maintain a positive and empowering ethos within the team.

Some of the essential criteria for this role are:

  • Previous experience of staff management, ideally from within the social care sector
  • At least two years’ experience of providing person-centred services to individuals who have support needs
  • An SVQ 2 in Social Care or equivalent qualification
  • The capacity to complete a SVQ 3 in Social Care within 12 months of taking the post

Benefits include

  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Travel time payable where applicable
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This vacancy has now closed

Support Worker

  • Part time
  • TBC
  • Gorebridge, Bonnyrigg, Dalkeith, Danderhall and other locations around Midlothian
  • Closing 14th June 2021

We are looking for support workers to work at various times of the day, weekdays and weekends around Midlothian, supporting children and younger adults.

The right candidate would share the Action Group’s values of inclusion and equality, and have a person-centred approach to providing support. Experience in a social care role would be an advantage, but is not required as paid training is provided.

Work part time or full time. You can indicate your ideal number of hours on your application.

Having a driving licence and your own transport would be an advantage.

The people we support have told us what matters most to them is that their support workers are nice people who work well as part of a team and who are practically minded. We are looking for people who can get the details right and genuinely care about the welfare of others. The purpose is to empower people through practical support so that they may live as independently as possible, and support workers’ tasks will depend on the individual’s support needs.

We support younger adults individually as they take steps towards greater independence, such as living in their own tenancies for the first time. We support our people in pursuing their goals, and also with practical things such as taking care of themselves and their homes. We tailor the support we provide according to their needs, so the job can include accompanying people on outings or going shopping and also lending a hand with keeping track of money, medication and schedules. You will work in the community and with families to support people to have fun and take part in activities. You need to be energetic, creative and have great attention to detail.

Our youth group is for children and young adults with additional support needs to help them lead fulfilling, included lives through having fun, being an active part of the community and experiencing new things. The role may involve outdoor or indoor sports, arts and crafts and organising events and transport. You must have an understanding and interest in young people and their needs and an enthusiastic and positive approach to working with them.

Benefits include:

  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable
Shortlist