Thera (Scotland)
Thera (Scotland)

Charity number 1090163

Thera (Scotland) supports people with a learning disability to live the life they choose in their own homes and in the community.


Current vacancies

Executive Assistant

  • Part time
  • £24,000 – £29,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow
  • Closing 26th April 2019

Thera (Scotland)

Thera Scotland is part of Thera Group; a charitable group of companies that supports people with a learning disability. Thera (Scotland) supports people with a learning disability across Scotland, including Edinburgh and the Lothians, through to the Highlands.

We believe that people with a learning disability should have control of their own support and be able to live their lives as they choose.

Our unique leadership structure equally includes people with a learning disability. In addition to the positive impact this has on people supported by Thera, our staff and the company, it is a clear demonstration that people with a learning disability can be leaders in society.

We can’t do this without you! Thera Group is looking for an Executive Assistant to our Service Quality Director.

About The Service Quality Director role

The Service Quality Director uses their lived experience of a learning disability to check that Thera are providing quality, individualised support. The director also supports the development of people’s voice in controlling the company that supports them.

The Service Quality Director is a company director and carries all the responsibilities of this role.

About You -The Executive Assistant

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced senior professional to support and enable the Service Quality Director, ensuring they are an effective member of Thera (Scotland)’s Board – making their own decisions about how the company is run as well as planning, checking and reporting performance to the Board. This involves supporting the director to visit people with a learning disability at home and out and about in the community, develop and host events and meetings, in addition to writing reports, interpreting and summarising complex information.

The Executive Assistant will be an experienced senior manager or have held an Executive Assistant type role and ideally, will also have experience of supporting individuals with a learning disability.

If you believe that people with a learning disability can be a leader in society you will find this job unique, interesting, exciting and challenging.

Your Skills and Experience

  • Must be experienced at senior level, ideally within the Social Care Sector
  • Have an understanding of the role of a director
  • Understand the practical and individual support a person with a learning disability will need in this role
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills alongside organisational and people skills
  • Be IT literate
  • Be able to interpret complex written and numerical information and summarise in a way that is easily accessible
  • Have a flexible approach to working as this role will include travel and some overnight stays
  • A good sense of humour
  • Hold a full driving licence with access to a vehicle

What are the Benefits?

  • 25 days holiday + 9 days bank holiday
  • Contributory pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee support line to support you and your family
  • Support in gaining professional qualifications
  • Continuous on the job training is provided
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