Charity registered in Scotland SC028827
Turning Point Scotland has been making a difference in people’s lives for more than 15 years, working with people who face diverse and complex challenges which can marginalise them from their communities.
Turning Point Scotland has been making a difference in people’s lives for 20 years, working with people who face diverse and complex challenges which can marginalise them from their communities.
An opportunity to join the Board of one of Scotland’s leading social care providers and shape the future of this award winning organisation.
At Turning Point Scotland, we believe that people matter. We are a leading social care charity that constantly innovates and develops services to ensure everyone we support has the chance to lead as fulfilling life as possible and be part of the community. Our work is underpinned by a Citizenship approach and person centred ethos. Our dedicated staff team of 1300 specialises in supporting people facing a broad range of complex and challenging situations, including homelessness, learning disability, criminal justice, drug and alcohol problems, and mental health issues.
We are looking for 3 Trustees who:
• Are motivated to support our work and contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation
• We are looking to appoint one person with expertise in accountancy, and we also have vacancies for people with a background in pension provision, or experience of Social Enterprise, or the interface between the Third Sector and Local Authorities or other relevant skills.
• Can commit to attending 5 evening meetings, an annual strategy day and visiting 1-2 services every year and being involved in sub committees as required.
• Wish to join an experienced, friendly, enthusiastic leadership team
• Can demonstrate a passion and commitment that matches our own
As we provide 51 services in more than two thirds of Scotland’s local authorities, applications from outwith the Central Belt will be welcomed. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and are committed to equality of opportunity and an inclusive, diverse workforce. Women are particularly welcome to apply as the gender balance of our workforce at all levels, including Trustees, is important to us. Turning Point Scotland are aiming for a 50:50 Board by 2020. Each application will be treated on its own merit.
An induction programme and training will be provided and reasonable expenses can be reimbursed.
Job purpose & core details. To:
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Support to people who use services. To:
Planning, policies and record keeping. To:
Interactions with other people. To:
Miscellaneous (applies only in certain services). To:
Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity who has been at the forefront of advancing national policy in the area of homelessness and more specifically promoting Housing First as the default model for all those affected by homelessness. Due to the promotion of Patrick McKay to Director of Operations we are looking to recruit an Operations Manager who will have a strategic responsibility for consolidating and progressing this area of work.
This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to one of Scotland’s leading social care organisations in a key strategic role.
The post holder will be able to demonstrate the leadership characteristics of vision, creativity and innovation, self-leadership, collaborating and inspiring and empowering people.
The post holder will provide management and supervision to Service Managers. Knowledge and experience of criminal justice and/or addictions services is desirable but not essential.
The post holder will:
Have extensive experience in managing Social Care Services and of providing supervision
Have extensive experience of Homelessness policy and service management
Will have an excellent knowledge of the underpinning issues and appropriate interventions impacting on those with Multiple Complex Needs
Have experience and knowledge of trauma and psychologically informed services
Have a strong values base that s/he can demonstrate through their work practice that is aligned to our aim ‘Because People Matter’
Hold a professional social work, nursing, health or social care qualification or equivalent
Be able to demonstrate a record of achievement in social services management, business development, service design and development
Have a proven track record of leading, managing and developing staff teams
Have excellent written, verbal and email communication skills
Be a clear thinker, analytical and have sound decision making skills
Be collegiate, reflective and keen to learn
Have a vision of business development in relation to the integration of health and social care
There will be travel commitments within the region. A driving license and access to your own vehicle for work purposes is desirable.
The post holder will also have senior management on call responsibility.