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:
Do you believe in a world where all belong?
Do you want to make this a reality for people with learning disabilities, and create new possibilities for our society?
L’Arche in the UK is part of a worldwide federation of people with and without learning disabilities sharing life together. We build Communities with people with learning disabilities rather than for them. We nourish everyone’s emotional and spiritual lives as well as providing for their basic needs. We are committed to mutually transforming relationships and a world where all belong. We display the gift of people with learning disabilities to the world.
We are looking for a purpose-driven, innovative and experienced Director of Fundraising and Communications to lead a step change in our fundraising and in how we engage with our supporters, partners and the public.
We have an ambitious mandate for the years to 2025. We want more and more sustainable resourcing to develop our vibrant model of community and faith life. We want to deepen our impact by increasing fundraising for unrestricted and revenue projects, alongside capital projects. We want to shift public perceptions. We want our 11 Communities across the UK to be more visible, influential and connected as incubators of social change, inclusion and empowerment.
As a core leader on our National Team, you will:
• Fundraise sustainable and increasing income year-on-year, by developing an innovative and ambitious fundraising strategy and capabilities.
• Communicate the gift of people with learning disabilities, and L’Arche as a beacon of transformation, through increased public engagement and visibility.
• Lead our growing national Fundraising and Communications Teams (currently 8 people) and nurture the fundraising and communications capacity in our 11 UK Communities.
• Develop partnerships which deepen our learning and our impact on the learning disability sector, on faith communities, on government policy and on wider society.
• Play a central role on the National Team to develop, fund and implement a strategic plan to deliver the L’Arche 2025 mandate and the L’Arche Identity and Mission statements.
The location is flexible. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, especially from candidates who are disabled or from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background, since these backgrounds are currently under-represented in L’Arche leadership.
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.
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
Autism Initiatives Scotland provides a range of person centred services throughout Scotland. The charity provides services to autistic people who are 16 years old and over and encompasses supported living and outreach services.
The Area Manager is responsible for the design of the support programme to the people we support and to ensure, through the management team, the delivery and maintenance of high level autism specific services. The Area Manager’s responsibilities also include financial management, service development and liaison with external agencies. To provide leadership to the group of services, the Area Manager must ensure all staff are managed and supervised effectively. The Area Manager will be required to travel to our sites across West Lothian, Perth & Kinross.
You will have excellent leadership and supervision skills, knowledge of current legislation and regulations relating to the social care sector and management of an operational budget. A Social Work / health care qualification or equivalent as noted within the Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC) guidelines for the qualifications for managers is essential for this role.
The successful candidate will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and the SSSC.
Do you want to make a positive difference to people’s lives?
Come and join Wheatley Care!
At Wheatley Care we are passionate about personalised services that support people to live well and
get the most out of their lives.
Our dedicated and highly‐experienced staff provide flexible, innovative and high‐quality care and support, which is focused around the individual and their personal goals.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented leader to join our core and cluster / outreach housing support team in Edinburgh to cover for maternity leave for one year. This exciting opportunity will enable the successful candidate to lead a team of motivated and enthusiastic staff as we embark on the next stage of our journey to delivering truly outstanding, highly‐personalised, care and support services.
If you have the motivation, drive and focus and want to use your leadership skills to make a positive difference to people’s lives, this could be exactly the opportunity you’re looking for.
Our specialist and registered core and cluster services located across Edinburgh offer supported living and outreach services to individuals who have a mental health diagnosis. We provide individualised support to people with a range of needs to promote good mental health and physical wellbeing, support to develop skills related to daily living and to promote skills relating to maintaining a home. We also work with people to reduce social isolation and to find meaningful things to do. We work in partnership with other health and social care colleagues, as well as carers and family members to provide and deliver excellent personalised packages of housing support and care at home services.
As part of Wheatley Group, we offer an unrivalled benefits package in the sector. The successful candidate will receive excellent benefits including 7.6 weeks’ annual leave (pro rata), a staff discount scheme, an occupational pension, generous health plan and family friendly policies.
Who are we looking for?
The successful candidate(s) will have solid experience of managing people in the care and support sector and, just as importantly, will be able to demonstrate an innovative and empathetic approach to delivering services. They will understand person‐centred support and be just as passionate and enthusiastic about it as we are.
The candidate must be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of using and evaluating a quality framework, while ensuring the delivery of excellent service provision alongside staff support.
What will the role involve day‐to‐day?
As the Health and Wellbeing Manager of a Wheatley Care service, the candidate will be computerliterate and demonstrate a sound understanding of mental health.
The individual will be accountable for managing service budgets and leading on the strategic direction of the service. To achieve this, the candidate will supervise and work closely with the Health and Wellbeing Team Leader of the service to delegate responsibility for the day‐to‐day running of operational service provision. They will report into the Senior Management Team and be a responsible lead for matters involving staff performance and HR management processes.
Additionally, the individual appointed will:
As the Registered Manager of the service, the successful candidate will also ensure that the service delivered meets with the regulations of care outlined by the Care Inspectorate.
The candidate will need to have some flexibility to work various shift patterns and will be required to participate in the organisations on‐call service, for which an appropriate allowance is paid.
What about qualifications and development?
At Wheatley Care, we support staff to develop their career and reach their potential through a range of learning and development opportunities.
As part of a wider care organisation, you should have, or be willing to work towards, an SSSC recognised
qualification, such as SVQ4 Health and Social Care, and a relevant supervisory management qualification. Wheatley Care will support you to achieve any relevant qualifications you will require as a Manager within an agreed timescale. Your commitment to gaining the necessary qualifications would be essential.
You will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme, but we can also support you with this application.
We offer a supportive and inclusive working environment. Wheatley Group is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
Are you an experienced L&D professional looking for your next career opportunity?
Could you design, shape, and deliver a creative learning strategy across all levels of our Organisation?
Then this could be the perfect role for you!
We are currently looking to recruit a L&D professional with experience of managing and developing L&D strategies in a large third sector or regulatory organisation with experience in training delivery designed to meet regulatory working requirements for staff within a social care environment and core operational staff (front line and back-office support) aligned to SSSC and Care Inspectorate qualification requirements and other regulated bodies.
This is an exciting opportunity where you can shape our L&D strategy and vision for the future through undertaking needs analysis to design and implement appropriate cost effective, high quality learning and development solutions for Sense Scotland.
You will be partnering senior management to execute and embed effective learning and development strategies that meet overall business objectives to support all social care and core operational staff (front line and back-office support) within Sense Scotland.
We are looking for you to have sound judgement, an engaging management style and a clear focus on L&D delivery to support your team to achieve results, while offering an engaging learner experience.
We are looking for someone with significant experience of training delivery and course development along with a track record of managing successful SVQ training programmes and an understanding of managing successful learning projects through a variety of learning methods to meet the needs of all our employees within operational and non-operational roles.
This is a fantastic role which you can really make your own and provides a platform to showcase your L&D ideas, experience, and management capabilities while delivering a robust learning remit that meets the needs of Sense Scotland.
Columcille is a nurturing and creative environment which offers a wide range of activities for adults with learning disabilities. These include gardening, crafts, drama, music, dancing, and joinery. Our guiding philosophy, which is to address the needs of the whole person by providing opportunities for creativity and active participation, is based on Social Therapy principles as developed by Rudolf Steiner.
We are seeking a General Manager to lead the centre and its workforce. This is an exciting position with the potential to shape Columcille’s direction in a post-Covid world. The post holder will be well-supported by our Council of Management and committed, highly-skilled workforce.
The successful candidate will have previous management experience in the third sector, as well as extensive experience of working with individuals with learning disabilities. They will be committed towards Social Therapy principles. We are looking for someone who can lead, inspire, and advocate for others within the ever-changing external context of this sector.
A full job description and person specification is available and should be read before applying.