The Donaldson Trust (“Donaldsons”) is Scotland’s leading charity for neurodiversity. We pride ourselves on our person-centred approach and expertise, recognising the importance of tailored, flexible support services so we can truly meet the individual needs of neurodivergent children, young people and adults.
Our 2019 strategy sets out our ambition to become the national body for neurodiversity in Scotland and we are on a journey to excellence with the purpose of promoting and encouraging neurodivergent people to realise their potential. The newly created role of Director of Services carries strategic significance to our organisation and will impact significantly on the future direction and focus of our organisation.
Playing a crucial role in supporting neurodivergent children, young people and adults, our new Director of Services will ensure Donaldsons continues to provide relevant quality services that meet both current and future needs. Embedding best practice, you will ensure our services ultimately deliver the best outcomes for those we support whilst building both our sustainability and reputation. As an active member of the Executive Team, the Director of Services will work collaboratively and directly contribute to the development of strategies and operational plans that ensure the achievement of Donaldsons’ key priorities.
An inspiring, solutions-focused and forward-thinking leader, you will bring relevant experience in developing, delivering and growing person-centred services coupled with knowledge of the local authority funding environment and national policy, driving service development and funding. Perhaps more importantly, our new Director of Services needs to bring a strong desire to embrace innovation and encourage both internal and external stakeholders alike to think differently in relation to how neurodivergent children, young people and adults are supported more effectively.
Our vision is to be the most respected organisation for the services offered to neurodivergent people in Scotland – if you want to be part of this please review the full role profile provided below or contact Douglas Adam at Livingston James, our retained recruitment partner, via email@example.com to learn more.
Donaldsons is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.
Do you want to be part of an incredible advanced nurse practitioner team delivering paediatric palliative care in CHAS?
An opportunity has arisen for a dedicated individual, passionate about palliative care, to join our committed and welcoming team. We are seeking an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) who can autonomously assess, prescribe and evaluate care for children with complex needs.
Working within a supportive team comprising of ANPs, doctors, independent prescribers and a lead specialist pharmacist you will play a key role in the care of children across Scotland with palliative care needs through excellent multi-agency working with colleagues in other settings across Scotland.
The day-to-day work involves being part of a CHAS multidisciplinary team, providing leadership and assisting in coordinating the provision of comprehensive holistic evidence based advanced nursing care to children resident in our hospices.
CHAS does not hold clinical responsibility for children who are not resident at a CHAS hospice. However, increasingly families are being offered choices of place of care at end of life and CHAS may be part of that support. You will have the opportunity to be part of a collaborative team around the child approach.
ANPs have been part of our clinical team since 2017. This unique blend of advanced nursing and medical care has enhanced the support for children with very complex medical conditions and has given them increased access to paediatric palliative care.
We are committed to growing and developing the team and currently have nurses completing the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice program and are in the process of recruiting more nurses to commence the course in January 2023. You will have the opportunity to act as an assigned supervisor of practice for trainees and offer objective assessment of the practitioner’s attainment of knowledge, skill and critical development, which is pertinent to Advanced Clinical Practice.
In return for your commitment we offer:
Working hours are divided across four days with some weekend working and participation in an on call rota, with medical support, according to the demands of the service.
Do you want to make a difference by helping us to improve lives?
Can you be a great leader and be supportive, creative and excellent at what you do?
Then why not join our fantastic organisation and be part of a first-class team delivering quality care and support.
Here at The Mungo Foundation, we are proud to be one of the most diverse providers of social care and support for vulnerable people in Glasgow, West Central Scotland and beyond. At any one time across our fantastic projects, we are supporting up to 1,500 individuals, their families and communities helping them to live better lives.
The Operations Team oversees 28 services, delivering support to individuals in the areas of Learning and Physical Disability, Homelessness, Recovery, Dementia, Mental Health, Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children and Alcohol Related Brain Damage. Support is delivered across a number of settings including Residential Care Homes, Care at Home, Supported Living Accommodation and Outreach, predominately based within Glasgow and the West.
We are looking to extend our team and recruit 2 x experienced Operations Managers to operate at a strategic level and oversee the performance, quality, and compliance of a number of services.
You will provide leadership and management support to your operational teams, including maintaining an overview of business, people and financial activities. You will be responsible for developing and reporting on strategy and performance across the services, in line with the organisational and operational Strategic Objectives, to ensure the delivery of high-quality services in a competitive and changing social care environment, keeping pace with regulatory and commissioning expectations.
Successful candidates will have in-depth knowledge and experience of working at a Senior Management level within a Social Care setting and will be expected to work alongside the Director of Operations, other Operations Managers, and departmental Business Partners, to ensure strategic development, growth, and the safeguarding of services.
You must also possess an SVQ in Social Services & Healthcare (Level 8 or above) plus a practice award in Leadership & Management or equivalent qualification(s). You will be required to participate in an on-call management scheme which is provided out of hours on a rota basis of which additional payment will be made. Given the various locations of our services, the ability to travel is essential and the use of a car for work purposes would be advantageous.
We value our staff very highly. Alongside competitive terms and conditions we also offer membership of a great employee benefits’ scheme with fantastic discounts, a credit union and workplace pension plus numerous training and development opportunities, including SVQ registration level qualifications.
Milltown Community is looking for an ambitious General Manager who is interested in embarking on a career journey towards becoming the charity’s Chief Executive Officer.
In Partnership with Third Sector Solutions Scotland, we will provide up to 18 months of individual coaching and mentoring to develop the Chief Executive we need to grow and develop our health & social care support services, both Support at Home and Supported Learning, Skills Development and Employability.
Milltown Community is a small, independent and forward looking charity which has adapted, changed and is now thriving in its vision to enable neurodiverse adults and those with learning challenges to be the best they can be, to achieve and to be enabled rather than disabled. Our current residential community of 7 amazing tenants living in two houses, is supplemented each day by up to 20 workers and learners who are developing land based and artisan craft skills at our rural location in Arbuthnott in the south of Aberdeenshire. We are a registered ASDAN qualifications centre offering a combination of short courses and Employability programmes all from our productive small holding and workshops on site.
So, we need to find someone who sees our potential, who has experience in managing healthy & social care services as a ‘registered manager’, who understands outcomes based commissioning and has managed contract service provision. But that someone also needs to have a passion for and understand of why learning & skills development opportunities are so important to enabling our learners to live as independently as possible and to make a valuable contribution within our communities.
If you are looking for the next step up on your career journey or struggling to get the experience and coaching necessary to make that next step, this might well be the role for you. The package we are proposing is unique in that it combines operational management responsibility with a learning and development programme which will be led by a team of the most experienced third sector professionals and senior managers in Scotland.
The Dundee Carers Centre is an independent organisation with charitable status and has been working with carers, young carers and disabled people for over twenty-five years. The Centre is proud of its reputation for demonstrating innovation and in supporting people to achieve their aspirations for the future. While it looks back on its record with pride, there are challenges ahead. The number of adults in need of care is expected to increase 30% by 2026 as our population ages. The financial strain on local authorities to be able to support carers and their families is going to become even more challenging meaning that the expectation on families to do more could present a limited quality of life for carers and the people they are caring for.
Research has found that 32% of carers state that caring has a negative effect on their health, and carers providing more hours of care are less likely to state that they have good or very good health. Carers Scotland found that many carers start experiencing health problems when they begin caring, and that pre-existing health problems amongst carers can become worse. Commonly carers suffer from lack of sleep, poor diet and physical injuries, particularly back injuries as well as mental health issues.
In short, the need for Dundee Carers Centre’s services can only increase and their mission become even more important. The very long-standing CEO, Lucinda Godfrey, is leaving shortly to take up a new post and the Board of Trustees is looking for an exceptional individual to take her place.
You will need to have many personal qualities as well as the right skills, knowledge and experience to be a success in this role. The Board is not necessarily looking for an experienced CEO as they have the willingness and ability to support and develop someone who is ready to step up into the Lead Officer position. However, you would need a minimum 3 years’ experience in a senior management position in a similar organisation with significant strategic and financial management acumen. You should have a deep understanding of the national policy landscape, especially self-directed support, and experience of securing income for your organisation. In terms of your personal attributes, the Centre prides itself on the caring and nurturing environment for staff as well as carers and their families. The next CEO will need to be collaborative rather than directive and be very interested in staff welfare and development.
This is a special organisation that is looking for that someone special to lead it. In return, you will get support from a high calibre and very committed Board of Trustees and staff team.
An exciting opportunity to join and play a key role in Alzheimer Scotland’s National Post Diagnostic Support Service.
The National Post Diagnostic Support Service provides high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee. The aim is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.
As a Post Diagnostic Support Lead you will provide line management, leadership, caseload management and support a cohort of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers across a group of localities. You will also report on the quality and performance of the delivery of Post Diagnostic Support (PDS) to Commissioners and Alzheimer Scotland, using evaluation tools including the Single Quality Questionnaire.
Reporting to the Associate Executive Lead and Executive Lead for Post Diagnostic Support and working closely with Executive and Associate Executive Leads for Localities and Locality Leaders to maintain collaborative working in each locality.
The role is wide and varied and will include the following:
Supporting our Highlands, Grampian and Tayside localities, the base for this post will be agreed following recruitment.
Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.
Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.
In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework.
This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.
Are you passionate about helping people to live a better life? Do you want to work for a charity where your health and wellbeing matter just as much as the people you support? Do you want to be part of a trauma-informed team where you will be supported to develop creative and flexible ways of working?
You don’t need to have previous experience or qualifications in this field. If you share our values, this could be the role for you!
At LinkLiving, our values and people are at the heart of everything we do including how we recruit our staff. It is important for us to find people who share our values, which are:
LinkLiving is a Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people to manage or overcome the effects of negative life experiences (including trauma, mental health challenges, poverty and inequality) so that they can build on their strengths and aspirations in order to live their best possible lives. We support people through a range of models including:
Steps To Success in Grangemouth provides residential accommodation and support for care-experienced young people aged 16-25 to help them to gain the skills needed to live independently before moving on to a permanent tenancy elsewhere. The service is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Your main role will be to support care experienced young people to create a home, offering practical, emotional and social support to assist them to develop the skills necessary for successful independent living. You will need to be able to develop warm and effective relationships with service users, supporting them to cope with their lives in a positive and planned way so that they feel valued and supported and in control of their own lives.
You will ideally have some experience of multi-agency working, housing support/care at home systems and knowledge of the challenges faced by care experienced young people. You will participate in a rota which includes waking night shifts and weekends but has plenty of time off in between shifts to ensure a healthy work/life balance.
What’s in it for you?
Successful applicants will be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.
This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration. Link will meet the cost of any new PVG scheme membership or scheme record update.
If you’re looking for the next step on your career in social care, you’ve just discovered it.
Youthzone provides playful, fun and engaging weekend respite sessions for disabled young people aged between 10-16 years old. The aim of the service is to support the young people to develop their self help skills and social skills as well as building a social/peer group whilst giving their parents some weekend respite. The young people can participate in a range of activities including arts and crafts, cooking, trampolining, puzzles, basketball, outings and many more.
Activities are based on young people’s interests and the young people are encouraged to let us know what they would be interested in trying the next time they attend the service.
About the Role
We are looking to recruit a Team Leader who will support our Service Manager in managing our teams and lead the way with this new opportunity. You will ensure that our people continue to receive the exceptional, person-centred support we provide. The role will require you to have vision and confidence to nurture service growth.
We are looking for someone who is keen to implement innovation while maintaining a positive environment and service. This role is ideal for someone who wants to put their values a vision into practice. If you think you fit the bill - we want to hear from you.
As part of our commitment to equal pay - the salary offered is set and advertised in every advert. Terms and conditions are agreed collectively and are not individually negotiated.
Working with Capability Scotland brings you lots of benefits:
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. We have represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for almost 100 years. Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others.
These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change. SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.
For Scotland’s Mental Health
About the Role
SAMH is seeking an Individual Supporter Manager. Reporting to the Head of Fundraising, the postholder is responsible for raising funds from a variety of individual giving methods, including digital fundraising, direct mail and tribute fundraising. The role contributes to the wider fundraising income generating strategy and is a member of SAMH’s Fundraising Management team.
The role will include, testing, implementation and acquisition strategies, together with managing and delivering income budgets. There will be line management responsibility as this post line manages Individual supporter fundraiser role.
The Individual Supporter Manager will be part of the award winning fundraising team at SAMH and will lead the individual giving activity to ensure fundraising targets are planned, implemented and achieved helping to ensure the success of the team, collectively and individually.
What we are looking for
The successful applicant will have experience in raising funds from individuals in a variety of income streams, with demonstrable experience. They will have an understanding of individual giving, digital fundraising, direct mail, stewardship programmes, creative approaches and legacy programmes.
What we will provide for you
You will work in a supportive environment and will be provided with a full induction and training opportunities. You will be given the chance to develop your knowledge and skills, as well as develop professionally.
Some of our benefits include;
Scottish autism seeks to promote and provide care, education, support and opportunities for individuals with autism of all ages throughout Scotland.
We are currently looking for people with lived experience of autism to strengthen and support our existing board and management team, in realising our charitable objectives and strategic priorities.
We will provide tailored training and development and you will also work alongside a number of experienced Board Members who can share learning and experience.
Minimum commitment is attendance at 6 meetings per year.
This is an unpaid position. Trustees will be paid all reasonable expenses.