Garvald West Linton is the provider of Residential and Day Care services for adults with learning difficulties, situated 20 miles south of Edinburgh in beautiful countryside surroundings. Currently we have a new vacancy for a Deputy CEO post to start with us as soon as possible.
Main Purpose of Role
To work closely with the CEO to lead Garvald West Linton and ensure the organisation is developed and managed in accordance with its mission, values and strategic objectives.
Primarily to take responsibility for the delivery and management of Garvald West Linton’s residential service ensuring it functions at the highest standard in line with current regulations and delivering the expected level of service to all residents, which is responsive to their changing needs. Currently we are in the process of looking to develop further options within our residential services to meet higher levels of support needs for individuals accessing our service. There is the requirement to be registered with the Care Inspectorate as the Registered Manager of the service.
To work closely with the Day Care Manager, HR Manager and Finance Manager along with House Managers. Also with the Board, Trustees and external Stakeholders. Overall to develop an understanding at an operational level of Garvald to work closely with the CEO to ensure financial viability of the organisation of the organisation and new programmes with a view of securing long-term sustainability.
Educated to degree level or equivalent together with a demonstrable commitment to anthroposophical principles and the principles of Rudolph Steiner. Relevant management qualification (for example MBA or a minimum of Level 5 SVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership or equivalent). Ideally, qualifications that meet the SSSC requirements for a Manager.
Knowledge and Experience
Skills and Abilities
Founded in 2012, The Lines Between deliver objective, robust research that informs, engages and influences a wide range of service providers, funders, stakeholders, communities and interest groups.
We provide evaluations, primary research, surveys, consultation analysis, workshops, case studies and reviews, using a range of traditional and innovative approaches. In a time of rapid change and financial constraints, organisations from the public, private and third sectors require research services that offer flexibility and value for money. Our projects range in size and scale, from big-budget longitudinal studies to small commissions with short deadlines.
Curious, motivated and experienced, as a team, we enjoy what we do. The variety in our portfolio keeps us on our toes, as we explore new themes and learn to apply new techniques, technology and approaches.
We take pride in working with integrity and transparency. Our business model is rooted in sustainability, which means offering high-quality, affordable services and investing in training, research tools and client relationships.
Due to sustained growth, we are recruiting two Research Officers to join the team. Initially these will be offered on a 12-month Fixed Term Contract basis.
Based in our office in Edinburgh, reporting to the Research Manager, the Research Officer will deliver qualitative research for our growing portfolio of existing client accounts.
The role is 37.5 hours per week, salary is between £25 and £29k with 28 days paid annual holiday.
Key responsibilities include:
Key candidate requirements:
Are you looking for an opportunity to work under fresh leadership contributing to the welfare and quality of life for deaf people living in Edinburgh and Lothian areas? Do you have excellent leadership skills and an acute attention to detail?
The opportunity to lead a team of social workers piques your interest? This post might be for you!
Deaf Action is a leading and rapidly expanding Scottish voluntary organisation providing a range of services for deaf people. Following a recent restructure, we are in the market for a full-time specialist social worker to focus on assessments and reviews as well as line-managing two community care workers.
We are a deaf-led charity working together for an equal and better future for all deaf people since 1835. We have a range of transformative projects and services which support our aim of improving the quality and conditions of life for deaf people in Scotland
Deaf Action is looking to recruit a diligent, dynamic, and committed individual to support the organisation to streamline our social work department.
You will have experience of working with deaf people and a high standard of interpersonal & communication skills, alongside excellent organisational, planning & networking skills in planning & delivering outcomes.
You will have a commitment to empowering deaf people, while being aware of relevant policies, legislation, and good practice.
Apply if you think you are the right person for the role and would like an opportunity to become a valued member of the team at Deaf Action.
The role reports to the Head of Operations
· To provide a full range of assessments and reviews for all clients
· To ensure that future care planning and implementation of appropriate procedures and supports are undertaken as required
· To provide appropriate case work/care management
· Line manage 2 Community Care Assistants and provide regular supervisions
· To instruct Community Care Assistants who offer additional advice and support to clients and to other agencies working with deaf people using or wanting to use services
· To provide some advice and support to other agencies working with deaf people using or wanting to use services
· To undertake a range of statutory interventions (usually in conjunction with mainstream social workers)
· To help identify gaps in service provision and to identify ways in which these could be filled
· In consultation with your line manager, undertake necessary training or development
· To work supportively and effectively as part of a team
· To advocate on behalf of clients where necessary, particularly in the area of deaf awareness
· To carry out such additional duties, as appropriate, as and when requested by senior management
Person Specification (Essential):
· Social Work qualification (CQSW, Diploma in Social Work or CSS)
· Level 3 in Adult Support Protection
· Level 3 in British Sign Language or Native British Sign Language user
· Experience in assessment and care management practice
· Experience of working in a social work setting eg. Practice team; residential; children and/or adult resource
· Experience of assessments and reviews in British Sign Language
Person Specification (Desirable):
· Experience of working in the charitable sector in Scotland;
· Knowledge or awareness of deaf issues and culture;
· A commitment to empowering clients
· An awareness of and sensitivity to equal opportunities policies and practices
· A flexible and creative approach to service assessment and provision
· A willingness to work occasional anti-social hours and a willingness to travel when necessary
· Full, clean driving license.
What’s on Offer
· Entitlement to join the occupational pension scheme which has employer contributions of 6% (above the minimum requirement);
· More than the statutory minimum annual leave entitlement (32 days including bank holidays) with additional leave entitlement accruing with length of service;
· Access to an Employee Assistance Programme provided by Health Assured;
· Access to the Cycle to Work Scheme;
· Access to an IT Voucher Scheme
· Support for Learning and Development through our PDR process
· BSL Classes to Level 2
· A range of flexible working practices