An opportunity has arisen to join the Improvement Hub (ihub) within Healthcare Improvement Scotland. The Transformational Redesign Unit, within the ihub, supports health and care organisations with complex, system-wide change to improve outcomes for the people of Scotland. This is an operational post within the Unpaid Carers Programme, which aims to improve the identification, involvement and support for unpaid carers within the design and delivery of health and social care.
The successful candidate will demonstrate strong skills in quality improvement and will have experience of involving people meaningfully in health or social care decision-making throughout their work. They will also have an interest in taking a user-led approach to improvement and design.
We are looking for someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills which reflect the person-centred ethos of the ihub, as well as the ability to connect with a wide range of stakeholders. Educated to Masters level or have equivalent training or experience, you should have the ability to work with the team and stakeholders to effectively coach, mentor and consult. Strong project management and design skills are essential to effectively manage change as well as a good working knowledge of Microsoft applications to support project delivery.
Unpaid Carers Improvement Programme
The aim of our Unpaid Carers Improvement Programme is to ensure staff working across health and care have the skills, knowledge and confidence to identify, involve and support carers to ensure that health and care services are designed and delivered to meet unpaid carer needs. We work to promote unpaid carers as equal partners in care and to increase understanding of the implications of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.
We are looking for someone with an interest in person-centred practice and a passion for improvement to support delivery of our programme. This will involve working in partnership with health and social care services, third sector organisations and teams within the ihub to develop understanding, test ideas and capture evidence to improve the experience of unpaid carers. The evidence from this programme will be used to inform change at a national level.
The Advocacy Project is a rights-based organisation that applies the Principles, Standards and Code of Best Practice as defined by the Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA). The organisation is fast approaching a significant milestone, in that, 2022 will see The Advocacy Project organisation celebrate its 30th anniversary.
Due to the recent retirement of our long serving Operations Director, and following a subsequent internal promotion to that role, we now wish to offer the right individual an excellent opportunity to play a part in our achieving our organisational aspirations in terms of the future of our ‘Independent Advocacy’ provision as we embark upon a new 3-year agreement with the Glasgow City HSCP for the provision of ‘Independent Advocacy’ services.
We are looking for someone with the drive and clarity of vision to assist with the day-to-day and seamless delivery of our services across the East Renfrewshire, Glasgow City and South Lanarkshire HSCP’s to the benefit of our service users and key stakeholders whilst also helping The Advocacy Project to build upon its proud legacy.
The successful candidate will also have a key role as we continue to progress our COVD-19 Recovery Plan. The Advocacy Project is both soundly governed and well regarded, with a high performing, and talented leadership team in place. Moreover, the successful individual will be passionate about, and also committed to, our vision and mission to remain as one of Scotland’s leading organisations in terms of ‘Independent Advocacy’.
As a member of the organisation’s leadership team, the new appointee will lead a small team of Advocacy Workers in the day-to-day delivery of ‘Independent Advocacy’ services. Reporting directly to the Operations Director, you will be passionate about Quality Assurance and able to motivate, coach and support a small team of Advocacy Workers to deliver the highest quality ‘Independent Advocacy’ provision possible.
Internally you will be collegiate, an influencer and a reflective leader holding day-to-day accountability for thematic aspects of our work. Externally, the successful candidate will, proactively, build and then maintain relationships, whilst representing and promoting The Advocacy Project accordingly.
You will have an appropriate qualification, allied with relevant experience in a similar first line manager and/or supervisory type role where you actively contributed to your organisation’s strategic, business and service delivery objectives. You will also have relevant experience of leading positive change and improvement and be motivated to assist with the delivery of the objectives in our Charity’s Strategic Action Plan.
Whilst we are in the process of planning our transition back to that of office based working, The Advocacy Projects’ staff continue to work remotely at home and will continue to do so until it is appropriate to return to our office at Cumbrae House, Glasgow.
If you would you like the opportunity to lead one of our committed teams of Advocacy Worker’s and to be backed by a supportive Board of Trustees, CEO and wider Senior Management Team then please see the Operations Manager Job Description (JD) & Person Specification (PS) document for more information.
Informal enquiries about the Operations Manager post can be sent to us by email marked F.A.O of Shaun McWilliams, Operations Director, The Advocacy Project via our Finance & Personnel Lead- firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has a vision of a world with good mental health for all. Their focus is on preventing mental health problems and improving people's wellbeing. They do this through research, creating new evidence-based solutions, making practical support available and advocating for change. MHF is now recruiting a Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager to develop and implement their national policy and public affairs programme and work closely with colleagues in the Communications and Fundraising Directorate to ensure the Foundation's campaigns achieve maximum impact.
Please note this role would expect 2-3 days in their Glasgow office when restrictions are lifted.
As a Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager you will influence policymakers and opinion-formers, to achieve the goals of our strategic plan for prevention and develop the national policy function through the design and delivery of strategic policy initiatives. You will also implement national public affairs campaigns through a range of influencing methods to a variety of stakeholders to achieve change and represent the Foundation at conferences, policy forums, parliaments and in the media. Line managing the Policy & Public Affairs Officer and occasionally consultants, volunteers and interns in a supportive and professional manner is also part of this role alongside writing content, articles and blogs on the key issues and helping support the development of effective public messaging on policy.
To be successful as a Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager you will have demonstrable knowledge and understanding of public policy relevant to mental health, evidenced knowledge and understanding of social inequalities and an understanding of the structures and working of the Scottish Parliament. Proven knowledge and understanding of policy development, advocacy, influencing and campaigning is essential as is the ability to quickly pick up and critique new policy, research, political agendas and opportunities.
Are you a creative, dynamic and skilled leader who can champion change whilst taking others with you?
Scottish Autism is dedicated to enabling autistic people to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. We believe in the power of relationships to transform the lives of the people we support. We help build a more caring, compassionate, and inclusive Scotland, relationship by relationship. As the largest provider of autism specific services in Scotland our responsibility is to champion the voices and rights of autistic people.
This is an exciting time to join Scottish Autism as a senior leader with responsibility for our commissioned and regulated services for autistic adults and young people. Our diverse range of services include education, day and vocational opportunities, residential, supported living, outreach and specialist transition support. Our people play an important role in delivering quality services and creating a world where autistic people are valued and empowered to fulfil their potential.
Our people work in teams, supporting each other through the challenges and triumphs that happen every day. You will be a valued member of the Senior Leadership Team working collectively to shape and deliver our strategy and play a pivotal role in helping us achieve our mission. You will lead on the delivery of diverse and innovative high quality services, as well as identify service development and growth opportunities.
You need to have strong business acumen and a track record of senior experience in social care in Scotland. We are looking for a creative and dynamic individual who will champion change and have the leadership skills to take others with them. Your relationship building and coaching style will underpin a strong focus on performance and outcomes and your external focus and networking skills will ensure that we are able to influence sector debate.
This is a great opportunity to build a strategic role and influence across an amazing organisation and sector. For an informal discussion contact Dorry McLaughlin, Chief Executive on 07783 141732.
Location is flexible and homeworking is possible. Our head office is in Alloa and the successful applicant will be required to travel there and to services throughout Scotland regularly so being commutable within or to the Central Belt would be advantageous.
Are you an exceptional leader who can develop a highly motivating and innovative culture for a forward-thinking organisation? Do you have a genuine passion for supporting young people to thrive and make the most of their lives as they grow up? Would you like to work in a fast-paced and agile way, with a committed, driven and enthusiastic team?
At Young Scot, we're excited about embarking on a new journey as we begin delivering our new three-year strategic plan. As our new Chief Executive, you will have a unique opportunity to build on our success, lead our strategic direction and management, and help us realise our bold new ambitions. The role is a fantastic opportunity for someone who shares our dedication to young people in Scotland. If this sounds like the right role for you, then please do apply today!
You can read more about what we do on our website. Also, please take a look at our latest Impact Report for a flavour of our most recent work to support young people in Scotland. You can also read more about what it’s like to work at Young Scot and the benefits we offer.
Since 2014, the social enterprise, Braveheart Industries (BHI) has been supporting individuals with convictions into employment. With its origins as a project initiated by the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit, BHI has grown to be a leading Scottish social enterprise. Our successful programme has achieved significant outcomes, international attention and evolved a unique approach to involving lived experience through our Navigator scheme.
Much of our trading has been in the form of catering, through Street and Arrow Foods, although other businesses are in the process of being developed. Like other charities, the covid pandemic has had an impact on the charity, though plans are in place to chart a vibrant recovery.
We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, dynamic and supportive Chief Operating Officer (COO) to lead this recovery. We are looking for an individual who will provide strategic direction for the charity and its staff, have responsibility for the delivery of current businesses and develop new enterprises.
The successful candidate must have sound leadership experience, knowledge of the voluntary sector and/or commercial enterprises, awareness of relevant legislation, and excellent financial management skills, including successful business management, securing and managing major grants. You will be a confident and passionate communicator, with an ability to create positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and partners.
There will be a focus in developing new, viable business opportunities for the social enterprise, though the post also includes responsibility for business planning, staffing, budgetary control, on-time delivery, quality control, health and safety, marketing, liaison with partners and stakeholder and customer satisfaction.
For a confidential discussion, contact Tom Jackson, Chair of the Board of Trustees – email@example.com
Since 1998, Bridging the Gap has improved the lives of young people, families, and members of the wider community by providing opportunities for those of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds to discover common ground.
We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, dynamic and supportive Chief Executive Officer who will provide strategic direction for the charity and its staff, have responsibility for the delivery of a growing range of activities and projects, and facilitate community and cross-sector engagement with professionalism, enthusiasm and sensitivity.
The successful candidate must have sound leadership experience, knowledge of the voluntary sector, awareness of relevant legislation, and excellent financial management skills, including securing and managing major grants. You will be a confident and passionate communicator, with an ability to create positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and partners. Previous Chief Executive experience is not essential.
For a confidential discussion, contact Catriona Mackie of Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.
Connect is the long established charity committed to supporting parents and parent groups in Scottish schools and nurseries.
We’re now recruiting a new Executive Director to take over the running of the charity later this year. Passionate about parental engagement in education, driven by strong values and ready for an important leadership role? We have just the opportunity you’re looking for.
Connect plays a critical role in providing membership for Scotland’s parent-led groups and in ensuring parents/carers’ voices are heard in Scottish education and beyond.
If you’ve got the skills, experience and passion to lead Connect into the future, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal chat in the first instance about the role.
ENABLE Works, part of the ENABLE Group, are the largest specialist provider of employability, skills, and training services in Scotland, supporting people with learning disabilities and other barriers to employment to obtain and sustain high quality and rewarding careers.
We believe that everyone deserves the chance to discover their talents and ambitions and develop their skills. Our vision of building a more equal society by challenging perceptions and unleashing potential, is more than just a mission statement, it sits at the core of everything we do.
The Depute Director will work closely with the Director of ENABLE Works to develop and deliver our strategic vision, navigate through a challenging but rewarding environment and lead the development of new and existing services that support disabled people to gain and retain employment. You will be required to build networks and develop and maintain strategic partnerships with key stakeholders and corporate partners to promote the work of ENABLE works, leading to tangible opportunities for growth and ensuring a more equal society by challenging perceptions and unleashing potential.
Identifying opportunities to diversify income streams that are aligned to ENABLE Works’ core mission, the new Depute Director will also maintain and enhance our reputation, credibility and profile and ensure the organisation continues to play a leading role in developing and shaping both Scottish and UK policy and support for people with learning disabilities and other barriers to employment.
A proactive self-starter with relevant experience in service design, development and delivery, ideally within employability, you will be able to demonstrate strong evidence of success in business development (tenders, bids or direct sale) as well as direct involvement in strategic development, innovation and the identification and realisation of new opportunities.
Knowledge and Experience:
• A broad awareness of employability and skills structures and systems in Scotland or the ability to quickly gain an understanding of policy landscape in education, skills and employability in Scotland
• Strong people management skills coupled with the ability to lead, inspire, motivate and develop both individuals and teams
• Direct experience of managing a range of programmes, setting objectives, monitoring delivery, compliance (contractual and legal) and quality assurance
• The ability to translate Government policy and strategic priorities into deliverable actions, programmes and services.
The ENABLE Group embraces agile working and whilst our headquarters are in Motherwell, the successful candidate would not necessarily need to be based there full time.
Angus Carers Association (trading as Angus Carers Centre) is an organisation established by carers, for carers. The Association was established in October 1996 and became part of the Royal Princess Trust for Carers network in November 1997, then becoming known as “Angus Carers Centre”.
Angus Carers Centre is a well-regarded and successful charity/organisation providing tailored information, advice, emotional and practical support to young people and adults who care for a relative or friend who, due to illness, disability, mental health conditions or addiction, could not manage without their care and support.
Today Angus Carers Centre has 20 staff, 50 volunteers, 1,500 registered adult carers and 90 young carers.
Reporting directly to the Board of Directors through the Chair, the Chief Executive Officer is accountable for ensuring Angus carers Centre provides the highest quality support to unpaid carers, always seeking to achieve and improve on the services provided through out Angus. The Chief Executive Officer is accountable for providing senior leadership and operational management including overall responsibility for the delivery of all support delivered. In partnership with the Chief Finance Officer accountable for financial and administrative functions.
A full Job Description is available for download below.