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Do you have a passion for people and care about helping others live fulfilling lives? We are looking for caring individuals who share Quarriers values.
Quarriers have Investors in People Platinum accreditation.
The Aftercare and Safeguarding team have an overview of all child protection and adult protection matters for Quarriers offering advice, guidance and support to all staff and services when required. We have responsibility to further develop already existing safeguarding good practice across Quarriers, beginning with the collection of information, consultation with key managers and staff, and a review of Adult and Child Protection policies and procedures.
We are recruiting for a Head of Aftercare and Safeguarding (35 hours) to lead and manage Quarriers safeguarding activity, supporting operational teams to ensure the people we support are safe and protected
The successful candidate will have a professional background in in Social Work, with significant experience in childcare, safeguarding and regulation. With excellent communication and presentation skills, you will have a proven track record in effective senior management with the ability to develop strong working relationships with our key stakeholders.
Please note that IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies.
At Quarriers our staff are our most important asset therefore we offer extensive training and impressive learning and development opportunities. We are a SVQ accredited centre. You could be part of an organisation that not only offers excellent careers but makes a real difference to thousands of People’s lives.
Quarriers is one of Scotland’s leading social care charities. We provide practical care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity to bring about positive changes in people’s lives.
Bield is one of the largest providers of housing and support services to older people in Scotland. We value kindness above all, and at Bield, you will have a unique opportunity to have a positive impact. At Bield, our brand is ‘Free to be’ – we strongly believe that older people should be free to make their own choices and be able to live as independently as possible. If you share our values, we’d love for you to join our team and help us on our journey.
We are looking for an independent and ambitious person to join our performance, Quality & Improvement team. You should be a strategic thinker and have strong analytical and communication skills to Interpret and convey complex information. You will use your project and change skills and experience to help to shape and transform services for older people.
You will support Bield to implement several change programmes outlined in our business objectives, including helping to modernise services for our 5500 tenants and 750 staff members.
The role of the Project and Change Manager is to support and collaborate with Change Leads and delivery teams to ensure that a range of business objectives are delivered in line with business needs and to time and quality. You will coach and support Change Leads to be effective in tracking and reporting project delivery and progress, and to surface and manage dependencies risks and issues.
This role will play a vital role in supporting the modernisation and effectiveness of our future services. You will also support the SMT/Leadership team to drive sustainable and meaningful change alongside growing our internal project management and change capacity.
Training will be provided where necessary and we offer development opportunities for employees.
Our benefits include:
As our Operations Manager within the Business Development Team, you will be instrumental in communicating our messages, fundraising to tackle social isolation and loneliness, and navigating through the complex environment of statutory procurement processes.
You will have an appreciation of Carr Gomm values: Choice, Control, Interdependence, Respect, Openness & Honesty and Efficiency, Joint Working and Involvement, while developing a great understanding of the organisational goals and objectives both for the people we support and all employees.
Responsibilities & Success Factors...
Reporting to the Senior Operations Manager, you will be responsible for leading Carr Gomm’s communications, marketing, fundraising and competitive tendering through our agile approach. You will line manage a team of five colleagues, based in our National Office in Edinburgh (with the option for hybrid home-based working).
Success in this role includes:
What we are looking for...
Successful Operations Managers come from different backgrounds and have a range of work and life experiences. All have the flair to engage with and relate to people, and share our values of respect, interdependence, choice, control, openness and honesty, kindness and empathy.
In our eyes, the best Operations Managers are creative, tech-savvy, results-driven, positive, and self-motivated team players who are wonderful ambassadors, analytical thinkers, excellent storytellers, and passionate world changers. We expect that you will have significant experience of line management, communications and marketing, social media management, various fundraising approaches, competitive tendering and the wider social care policy landscape in Scotland.
As the UK's only national membership charity for carers, Carers UK is both a supportive community and a movement for change. For more than 50 years they've been driven by carers raising their voices together to call for change and seek recognition and support.
Looking after someone can be a rewarding experience but it can also be lonely and bewildering. At these times, you need people around you who really understand caring. We help each other by sharing experiences and offering support. Guided by a Board of Trustees that's primarily made up of carers, we're rooted in the real experiences of our members and Carers UK are here to make life better for carers.
The Director of Carers Scotland and Northern Ireland, is a member of the Senior Management team, contributing to Carers UK’s overall strategic direction. This will include taking a lead on issues outside the Directorate remit from time to time. The main purpose of this role is to develop and lead the implementation of national strategies in Scotland and Northern Ireland, in order to bring about lasting improvements in the lives of carers
This role requires an experienced leader who is well versed in the social care/health agenda for Scotland/Northern Ireland and the UK as a whole. You must be a collaborative changemaker who has the interests and well being of carers at the heart of everything you do. As part of the Senior Management Team, you will work with the Scotland and NI Committees and the UK Board of Trustees to develop long-term strategy for Carers Scotland, Carers NI and Carers UK. As a member of SMT you will lead on corporate issues. You must have experience in team management and leading, supporting and mentoring team members.
*Glasgow office with regular travel to Belfast. There will be some travel throughout Scotland, Northern Ireland and the UK, involving occasional overnight stays and weekend work. Currently working from home
Junction 52 is a day service where we support a number of customers on a daily basis to ensure that all health and emotional needs are met. We offer a wide range of therapeutic, educational, and recreational activities including our new digital hub which supports customers by providing access to new technologies such as VR, 3D Printing and immersive technologies with the aim of utilising them for new business.
About the role
We are looking for a Service Managers who will lead the service and support the team. You will ensure our customers continue to receive exceptional person-centred support. Growth is important to us and you will be a champion of the local community, with the curiosity, vision, and confidence to search for and nurture service growth. You should be someone who is keen to implement innovation while maintaining a positive environment. This role is a gift for someone who wants to put a vision into practice. We currently have permanent posts and fixed-term posts available.
You should be:
Please note, it is a fixed-term post until 1 September 2022.
Working with Capability Scotland brings you lots of benefits:
Are you a strategic thinker with a track record in service delivery with the drive and enthusiasm to create opportunities and be able to bring influence both internally and externally?
We are looking for someone to be our Head of Independent Living, you will have operated at a senior management level and will be an integral part of a high performing team to lead the charity to continued success in meeting the aspirations of those who we support.
You will join Sight Scotland Veterans as we launch our 3-year strategy. As a key member of the Senior Management Team, you will share responsibility for the delivery of the charity’s goals by helping the charity achieve its strategic ambition. As the charity seeks to change, grow and innovate, you will lead on a range of cross functional strategies developing new and redesigning existing service offers to strategically align and increase service provision and involvement.
You will have direct responsibility for the charity’s Independent Living Services which includes community based support, rehabilitation, assistive technology and information events.
Your role will involve developing and embedding practice frameworks for each of the services you manage along with the wider charity and you will lead teams to deliver high quality outcomes that make a difference to people’s lives.
This role will be home based with regular travel to our head office in Edinburgh and other Sight Scotland Veterans locations throughout Scotland.
Please contact Clair Bryan, Director of Services to arrange an informal chat about this role clair.bryan@SightScotlandVeterans.org.uk
Are you an innovative person with the drive and enthusiasm to create opportunities? Do you have the ability to influence both internally and externally?
We are looking to recruit a Head of Wellbeing to join Sight Scotland Veterans. You will have direct responsibility for the charity’s Wellbeing services including the charity’s two activity centres for veterans with sight loss in Paisley and Linburn and our online service provision.
As a strategic thinker with a track record in service delivery, you will be part of a high performing team which will lead the charity to continued success in meeting the aspirations of those who we support.? Your role will involve developing and embedding practice frameworks for each of the services you manage along with the wider charity by leading teams to deliver high quality outcomes that make a difference to people’s lives.
As we launch our 3-year strategy, you will be a key member of the Senior Management Team. You will share responsibility for the delivery of the charity’s goals by helping the charity achieve is strategic ambition.
As the charity seeks to change, grow and innovate, you will lead on a range of cross functional strategies developing new and redesigning existing service offerings to align and increase service provision and involvement.
If you have operated at a senior management level and have an appropriate practice qualification to meet SSSC criteria to register as a manager of the charity’s two activity centres, we would love to hear from you.
This role will be carried out under our blended homeworking policy, you will work from home and from either Head Office in Edinburgh, Hawkhead Centre in Paisley or the Linburn Centre in West Lothian.
Please contact Clair Bryan, Director of Services to arrange an informal chat about this role clair.bryan@SightScotlandVeterans.org.uk
Aberdeen Cyrenians are thrilled to present an opportunity to become the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a vibrant and dynamic charity that has been providing a range of support and care services to vulnerable people in Aberdeen for over 50 years, winning the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2021.
At Aberdeen Cyrenians, we support people to make positive change. Today the organisation is known as a pioneer in homelessness, complex care and support needs services. We are proud to lead by example by empowering people to build their skills and resilience and support everyone with multiple and complex needs.
Our philosophy is built on the Cyrenian Movement; organisations that reach out a helping hand to those that stumble in life, helping them to get back on their feet.
• Our services are person-centred, flexible, inclusive, compassionate and friendly
• We help people live fulfilling lives working towards goals that matter to them
• We work alongside people to reduce and overcome barriers that they face·
• We empower people by building skills and resilience
• We know life is complicated and offer support that encompasses multiple needs·
• We are specialists in providing care and support.
With the ever-changing landscape of social care service provision, we are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic leader who can spot emerging trends and opportunities. The successful candidate will lead organisational evolution and innovation, adapting quickly to drive future success.
You should understand our work and commitment to vulnerable people and working at a senior level managing diverse teams and have experience of practical internal business leadership. You should have strong networking links with our key stakeholders including local authorities, businesses, funders and government.
If you have a genuine passion to make a positive difference to people’s lives and want the opportunity to work with a dynamic and growing reputable charity in Aberdeen, we would be delighted to hear from you.
Key and its subsidiary Community Lifestyles provide person-centred support to over 2000 young people and adults across 15 local authority areas in Scotland. We are passionate about delivering innovative, personalised services which support disabled people to live the lives they choose, connected to their communities as equal citizens. With a serious commitment to Self-directed Support, the principles of choice, control, involvement, and participation are central to what we do.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual, who shares our values and can play a Key role in policy, practice and service development.
The successful candidate will have lead responsibility for developing policy and practice to promote outcome focused, person centred and inclusive support in both Key and Community Lifestyles. You will support service development through tendering, partnership working and funding initiatives both locally and nationally. A commitment to working to improve and innovate services alongside individuals who use our support, and our workforce is essential.
You will have a relevant qualification and considerable experience in social care, ideally having managed and developed support services. You will need the personal and professional skills to work at both an operational and strategic level and the ability to effectively manage a complex workload of both reactive and planned activities.
With responsibility for policy and practice development you will have a good understanding of the national context for our work and the recommendations for improving social care support in Scotland. Your excellent interpersonal skills will mean you can connect with others and contribute effectively to networks that support innovative and person-centred practice.
The ability to write creatively and effectively for a varied audience and produce work of a high professional standard with an excellent attention to detail is essential. You will also be confident in presenting and managing information using a range of digital tools.
The post is based in Glasgow but will involve some travel across Scotland.
To arrange an informal discussion about the role please contact Sheila Hanney, Head of Staff Development, Policy and Practice on firstname.lastname@example.org
or Jean Ramsay, Head of Support, on email@example.com
Partners For Integration and Improvement
Health and Social Care Integration
Do you have an interest in improving the quality of care, can you COLLABORATE, INNOVATE AND COMMUNICATE, and would you like to join a successful, committed and highly motivated team? This could be the opportunity you have been waiting for.
We are seeking to engage an Independent Sector Lead to support the Integration of Health and Social Care in Dumfries & Galloway. Hosted by Scottish Care and working closely with care providers and partners, the post involves ensuring sector involvement in the delivery of the integrating of health and social care in Scotland’s HSCPs
The post holder must be highly motivated, be able to use initiative, possess excellent communication and networking skills, demonstrate success and experience working at strategic level with policy makers, providers, regulators, people supported by services and carers. Qualifications and experience at a senior management level would be a significant advantage.
The post holder will be expected to create and support significant collaborations across the independent care sector while contributing to the development of new care pathways which will result in the delivery of improved outcomes for people who access care and support. The post holder will ensure the Independent sector’s contribution is fundamental to integrated services and transformational change and be able to evidence their impact. The role requires considerable and skilful collaboration with our key partners in the NHS, Local Authority, Carers, third sector organisations and other forums.
The post is home based with travel where necessary, based and is hosted by Scottish Care.