Wheatley Care, part of Wheatley Group, is a leading provider of care and support services across Scotland.
We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Service Development Lead to take responsibility for the external management of designated care services and the supervision, development and deployment of associated employees and resources.
As part of the senior leadership team, working across west, central and east Scotland, you will be responsible for leading on the development of new and innovative care and support opportunities, in line with our strategic objectives. You will work closely with the Care Business Manager to prepare and submit bids for new and existing work.
You must be able to demonstrate an ability to lead, inspire and motivate staff to develop excellent and innovative care services. You must have substantial experience of leading teams. You must also be a strategic thinker and be adept at preparing and reviewing budgets as well as writing and presenting reports.
The successful applicant will:
SHARE Scotland was created by families, for families. Established in 1984, we are, always have been, and will continue to be, a parent-led organisation. Our senior management team is spread across the Central Belt and we’re committed to providing practical, emotional and physical support to people with disabilities.
Share Scotland has an exciting opportunity for a pro-active and highly-skilled leader to take on the role of Chief Executive Officer. Reporting to the board, the CEO will have full responsibility for the charity. They will need to provide strategic direction for the teams and be responsible for the successful management and delivery of a range of services within the organisation.
Key responsibilities will include:
The successful candidate must have sound senior management experience, leadership qualities and a clear understanding of financial management. You will be an excellent communicator and have a clear understanding of the charity sector.
We are currently seeking applications for a Local Delivery Relationship Lead within Social Security Scotland for Dundee. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria will be invited to interview.
We believe that social security is a human right and we are working towards delivering a new Social Security system that ensures clients receive the financial support they need, whilst being treated with dignity, fairness and respect.
The role offers the opportunity to lead and be part of a team who will be integral to Scotland's new Social Security Agency.
As a Local Delivery Relationship Lead you will be part of a national team at the forefront of preparing and shaping the agency’s local presence across your Local Authority area. You will develop and build relationships with Local Authorities, Health & Social Care and Third Sector agencies to identify opportunities to co-locate agency staff and deliver a service that is tailored to meet the differing needs of each individual area. You will also have leadership responsibility for the welfare and management of a large team of operational staff in your local delivery area.
This is an exciting time to be involved in Social Security Scotland's start up, it is a key position allowing you to influence change and client experience within the agency. It involves a range of duties to ensure we provide an excellent service to Scotland's citizens.
1. An excellent communicator with experience of influencing and negotiating business outcomes where there can be complex and competing priorities
2. Operational experience of managing large teams of people and building strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to deliver mutually acceptable solutions
3. Ability to lead, implement and embed a major change in an operational environment to ensure the successful delivery of business outcomes
4. Ability to create an inclusive culture, develop and support individuals working remotely into high performing teams.
Regular and extensive travel across the Local Authority area applies, therefore possession of a full driving licence which enables you to drive in the UK is required. If you don't hold a full driving licence you should describe, if invited to interview, how you would fulfil the requirements of the role across your chosen Local Authority area(s), including visits to remote locations, using other means of transport.
Provisional Dates for Sift and Assessment
To be confirmed.
Minimum Time in Post
The successful candidate will be expected to remain in post for a minimum of three years unless successful at gaining promotion to a higher Grade.
1. Communications and Engagement
2. Improving Performance
4. People Management
5. Analysis and Use of Evidence
6. Financial Management
Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.
In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to the 'Webex' app by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.
Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the world?
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park covers over 720 square miles of Scotland’s finest countryside which welcomes over 4 million visitors each year. From the stunning sea lochs and rugged coastline through the majestic glens and breathtaking Loch, Scotland’s first National Park truly is a magical place to live or visit and an incredible place to work.
We are a small organisation that believe our people are our most valuable asset. We want to attract and retain the very best people that represent the communities and visitors we serve. We are keen to receive applications from anyone that meets the essential criteria for the role and to help attract the best people we are happy to talk flexible working, working locations and are part of the disability confident scheme.
This is a new and exciting opportunity within the National Park team. You will be responsible for leading, developing and enhancing our corporate performance and governance to ensure continuous improvement brining an innovative and engaging approach to the development and reporting of our key corporate and operational plans.
An experienced professional, with excellent inter personal skills, you will have a proven track record in corporate and annual planning with an innovative approach. As someone who has strong policy and advocacy skills who demonstrates sound independent judgement you will understand how to approach, advise and influence stakeholders at all levels. You will be confident, credible, proactive and creative when driving quality improvement and good practice.
We offer many benefits such as: a great place to work, cycle to work scheme, generous annual leave allowance, flexitime and very competitive pension scheme.
The National Park Authority is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Education, Training and Qualifications team for a temporary Careers and Wellbeing Manager, £37,000pa
The Careers & Outreach team is part of the Education, Training & Qualifications team at the Law Society. We are a small, dynamic team and deliver a wide range of projects and programmes which are particularly aimed at those at the junior end of their professional careers.
We are looking for someone to join us for a maximum term of one year to cover a period of maternity leave. We are ideally looking for someone to work full-time and the post is Edinburgh-based, although some working from home provision is available. (Please note the role is currently fully remote due to Covid restrictions).
The careers element of the role involves working as part of the Careers & Outreach team to support law students, trainees and newly qualified solicitors with their career development. This might include planning and delivering events, presentations, 1:1 support, writing articles and website content. The aim is to engage with as many members with quality support as possible, rather than focusing on working with individuals on a long-term basis.
The wellbeing element of the role involves independently leading the Law Society’s wellbeing work which includes delivering an ongoing three-year strategy, creating resources under the Lawscot Wellbeing sub-brand and working with a range of external and internal stakeholders to develop expertise or collaborate on events.
Ordinarily, the post would require you to travel fairly regularly around Scotland to host events, deliver presentations and attend meetings. However, there is now more focus on remote delivery of events which is expected to continue into the year ahead.
An ability to work proactively and independently is one of the most important qualities we are looking for in a candidate. This is a demanding role that would require you to develop your own projects and lead existing initiatives independently. We are also looking for a confident communicator who can turn their hand to anything from speaking to individuals with questions about career development, to speaking at large events and hosting sessions with external speakers.
What will I receive in return?
As an organisation our values are respect, openness, progress, inclusion and integrity. We strive to embed these in all our interactions with colleagues, members, stakeholders and members of the public.
Penumbra is one of Scotland’s largest mental health charities. We support around 1800 adults and young people every week and employ 450 staff across Scotland. Founded in 1985, we work to promote mental health and wellbeing for all, prevent mental ill health for people who are ‘at risk’, and to support people with mental ill health to live fulfilling lives. We provide a wide range of services which offer hope and practical steps towards recovery, and we campaign to increase public knowledge about mental health and to influence national and local government policy.
Due to retirement, we are searching for a new Chief Executive to lead on our vision and develop the charity. We are looking for an authentic leader who acts with integrity and resilience, focusing on achieving Penumbra’s objectives in challenging times.
Penumbra’s Mission is to deliver exceptional mental health and wellbeing support and activities, guided by people’s own lived experience, their recovery journeys and their hopes and aspirations. In the coming period the Chief Executive will be expected to deliver on the four strategic priorities which are to ensure:
The successful candidate will be an innovative leader with experience at a senior level, managing diverse teams and developing strategies. You will champion our core values and maintain and enhance Penumbra’s reputation and wider influence. You should possess strong stakeholder management skills and have an understanding of finance. We are open to individuals from a range of different backgrounds.
Leuchie House has invested significantly in technology and environmental controls to enable our guests to maximise their independence during thier respite break. We are now driven by a desire to have a lasting impact, beyond the short break. We want to use technology to reduce the cost of care, for the individual and for society at large.
We are looking for a leader who will bring together the work that has been completed on this project so far and deliver our vision to become the National Assessment Centre for Enabling Technology.
The position will attract an expert in the use of technologies which maximise independence. As well as this healthcare knowledge, you will need to be an expert project manager and a passionate advocate for individual independence.
It is a full time position, funded for a period of 2 years. Secondment opportunities are welcome to this unique and exciting position. Please read the job description for further information before applying. Please read the job description for further information before applying;
Salary and benefits
• £40,000 per annum
• 35 hours per week FTE
• 7 weeks holiday per annum
• 2 year fixed term contract
• Flexibility over working hours
• Opportunity to establish an innovative new service
The Scottish Pantry Network (TSPN) are delighted to announce we are entering the second phase of our business plan and we are looking now looking recruit a team of highly motivated staff to drive forward our ambitious vision.
TSPN is still in its infancy, but we are growing quickly. We currently have 4 pantries open in Glasgow, 1 Inverclyde with a further 5 in progress across the country. We aim to develop the pantries further having at least 2 in every part of the country. We plan to develop our pantries to be key players in reducing surplus food, being a conduit to get healthy low-cost food direct to our communities as well as providing food education.
You will be working with a ground breaking and innovative project that is designed to help grow and sustain food pantries across the country and will be expected to deliver excellent performance results in all areas of the business. You will be a dynamic and engaging Director with excellent communication, management, leadership and coaching skills and will have a commitment to delivering a high-quality service in line with our mission and values. You will play a central role in the development of this new and exciting project working closely with key stakeholder, pantries, local and national government as well as the food industry to ensure they influence and shape the pantry.
The Yard is an award-winning charity that runs adventure play services for disabled children, young people and their families in the east of Scotland. Since we opened in 1986, our services have grown significantly, but we will always retain our holistic approach and ethos of child-centred and child-led play services.
We are seeking an experienced manager who will develop and manage a holiday playscheme and develop our year-round community of support for families in Edinburgh. To be considered for this role you will have experience of managing regulated care or support services to excellent care standards and the ability to develop and implement family support that will bring about real change for our families.
In return you’ll be working with a values led organisation where your colleagues are committed to delivering our purpose. Your salary will be in the range of £35,000 to £40,000 with a defined contribution pension and life assurance. We offer regular development, flexible working and a culture where we strive for each person to be recognised for their contribution.
Social Work Scotland is the professional body for social work managers and leaders. We are a membership organisation with over 350 individual and corporate members. We exist to promote and support the development of the social work profession, and to inform, influence and improve public policy and public services.
We are excited to be recruiting for a new Head of Policy and Workforce. The next few years are likely to be seminal in the ongoing development of social work in Scotland, with significant change driven by the adult social care reform agenda and the Promise (children’s services), among others.
With the Director, this post constitutes the senior management of the organisation, linking in directly with Social Work Scotland’s Board, local authority Chief Social Work Officers and key partners (such as the Office of the Chief Social Work Advisor) to set and participate in the national agenda. The Head of Policy and Workforce has a broad remit, providing operational social work insight and expertise across all issues, but primarily workforce planning, leadership, learning and development, management and wellbeing. The role has responsibility for overseeing one or more national projects currently hosted by Social Work Scotland, and line managing other members of
If successful in securing the post, you will have the opportunity to build relationships with the leadership of the social work profession in Scotland, in operations, regulation, advocacy, policy making, education and academia. Through these relationships you will have a key role in steering the profession through its continuous process of change and development, identifying opportunities for improvement and innovation. You will be a visible representative of the profession at the national level, and you will help others to articulate Social Work Scotland’s positions.
At the core of Social Work Scotland is a commitment to assisting the profession be the best it can be for the individuals, families and communities who need social work or social care support; the Head of Policy and Workforce role is central to us delivering on that commitment.