Scottish Care wishes to appoint a Policy Lead to work at a strategic level as part of our national team. The post is full time (35 hours per week), for a 12 month period, based from home with regular requirement to attend meetings and events throughout Scotland.
This is an exciting time to join Scottish Care as we will be supporting the Scottish Government’s commitment to introducing ‘Ethical Commissioning’ in social care. The symbiotic relationship between commissioning and procurement has a direct effect on care providers and their ability to deliver the high-quality care human rights-based care and support that those who access and work in the sector deserve. The role of Policy Lead will play a key part in shaping the development of ethical commissioning policy through; collaboration with stakeholders, research and capturing good practice, identifying areas for improvement, and making recommendations that will bridge the implementation gap.
Scottish Care is based in Prestwick but works across Scotland as the representative body for the largest group of health and social care sector independent providers delivering residential care, day care, care at home and housing support. Working on behalf of a range of providers, Scottish Care speaks with a single unified voice for members and the wider independent care sector, at both a local and strategic level. Our vision is to shape the environment in which care services can deliver and develop the high-quality care that communities require and deserve.
In addition to the core work of Scottish Care, the organisation’s activities include leading on Scottish Government funded projects and, in this context, contracts a number of ‘leads’ and colleagues to support a range of national initiatives including; workforce, the integration of health and social care, and technology and innovation.
The post of Policy Lead is key to the continued development and overall success of this high-profile organisation. The post holder will work with a complex variety of partners and stakeholders involved in the development and operation of the organisation. He/she must be able to communicate, maintain credibility and have influence at all levels through partnership working.
Previous experience of working in policy roles with evidence of impact and influence is essential. Experience of working in the health and social care sector and a clear understanding of Scottish Care’s role and objectives is highly desirable.
About The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is an independent membership organisation concerned principally with the education, training and assessment of Surgeons, Dental Surgeons and Doctors who are involved in the surgical care of patients. Founded in 1505, the College currently has a membership approaching 30,000 in approximately 100 countries throughout the world.
About the Role
Working within the Education section the post holder will be responsible for line managing the education development team and for the day to day management and co-ordination of national and international development activities (course, resource and accreditation). The post holder will work with a range of stakeholders as required including educational faculty, key College staff, representatives from partner organisations, industry representatives and College specialist surgical groups.
There may be requirement on occasion for the role holder to work outside of normal working hours and travel for work.
This is a superb opportunity for an individual who is confident, friendly, organised and creative.
Educated to a minimum degree level (or equivalent) you will have proven project management, experience ideally in an educational setting.
You will have excellent communication and team working skills. You will be a proficient user of the MS Office suite and have the ability to prioritise your workload with minimum supervision. A high level of professionalism and diplomacy is required for the role as is a willingness to take on new challenges and be receptive to change.
Working with us
At the College we aim to embrace views from across the organisation, sharing common goals and values for the betterment of healthcare through the advancement of surgical and dental professionals. We aim to develop teams that are reflective of the needs of our members and maximise the potential of every employee.
To reflect the varying needs across the organisation, we offer a range of policies and benefits for our workforce including a generous 42 days annual leave, flexible working practices (including hybrid working), enhanced employer pensions contribution and various discounts throughout the College including the Ten Hill Place Hotel, 1505 Café and free entry to Surgeons’ Hall Museums.
The Relationships Scotland Network is the largest provider of family and relationship support in the country. We offer relationship counselling, family mediation and child contact centres through a network of 21 Member Services across Scotland, which provide face-to-face support to around 18,000 people each year.
We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced person to lead our work in the development of counselling practice and oversight of the delivery of counselling training. The successful applicant will have a qualification in relationship counselling. Experience developing and delivering training courses would be an asset.
Could you help us save lives?
Do you have a passion for helping vulnerable people enjoy as much fulfilment as they can and feel included in their community? If compassion, care and inclusiveness are an important part of who you are, our opportunities to work away from the routine in a demanding, challenging but emotionally rewarding role could be for you.
Our Turning Point Scotland Services in Edinburgh are looking for people like you to help provide individualised support to adults with a wide range of needs, either on an individual 1:1 basis or alongside others and as part of a team.
North East Edinburgh Recovery Hub
The North East Recovery Hub is a one-stop shop which offers a full range of drug and alcohol treatment and support services. We are a multi - disciplinary team comprising of Voluntary Sector TPS, NHS and social work staff. We are based with our main office in Leith, and a satellite location in Craigmillar.
We understand that everybody’s experience is different. When people come to the Hub, we personalise their care to achieve their goals.
The support we provide is always person centred, we do this by involving people who know the person well, this includes family and friends, other health and Social Work professionals, Advocacy services and our own staff members.
You will be expected to keep accurate records about what you do, so attention to detail and a good grasp of IT are crucial.
Service Coordinator Role
As the Service Coordinator you will have overall responsibility for driving the aims of the service, developing local systems and protocols whilst supporting the service manager in a local and national coordination role.
One of your responsibilities will be to act as duty manager; on these days, you will be responsible for allocation of referrals, attending adult protection meetings, signing off risk assessments care plans, and you will be a point of contact for partners and stakeholders. You will be responsible for the line management, support, and development of the Assistant Service Coordinators, Lead Practitioners, and Support Practitioners. This includes delivering inductions, coordinating training and appraisals, overseeing annual leave requests, creating rotas, and facilitating team meetings.
As Service Coordinator, you will lead on the implementation and recording of DAISy, the collation of data for quarterly reports and any other data required
This is an exciting opportunity to join Sustrans as a Principal Engineer, reporting in the Head of Design, Engineering and Assurance, and other Sustrans teams and Colleagues.
As the Principal Engineer you will lead a Sustrans engineering team, across Scotland providing support for a technical programme of works. You will provide technical guidance to engineers, leading the team in creating better places for walking wheeling and cycling through design and construction of practical, sustainable transport projects.
You will build and manage internal and external relationships with key people such as contractors, local authorities, Transport Scotland, professional bodies, and the public.
This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans.
You should have experience of leading, motivating and managing a technical team, and experience of working in partnership with a local authority on project delivery as well as proven experience of the design of works and execution of civil profile project, particularly relating to transport.
You will also be experienced in project management including the delivery, deadlines, and budgets, and have experience in H&S (Health & Safety) management including the application of CDM (Construction Design Management) regulations, and expertise in quality assurance
We ask that you be educated to degree level with a relevant qualification in civil engineering or related field and/or an alternative, relevant and demonstratable specialism: and/or Chartered Engineer Status; and/or Incorporated Engineer Status and actively working towards Chartered Engineers Status or Has the necessary academic qualifications and/or experience such that you would meet the eligibility criteria to progress professional qualification at Chartered Engineer status
Sustrans has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone - reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion, and ensuring all people are treated with dignity and respect. We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.
What we offer
In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive, and rewarding working environment.
The Ayrshire Hospice provides quality specialist palliative care for adults with life-limiting illness within Ayrshire and Arran. We provide a wide range of services and care in people’s homes, care homes and hospitals, as well as in the hospice itself.
We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic pharmacist with an interest in palliative care to join our team for a fixed term 1 year period to cover maternity leave. You should be committed to “making today matter” for patients and families.
As part of the multi-disciplinary team, you will work within our 12 bedded inpatient unit and community services to ensure safe use of medicines, support symptom management and promote holistic care. Independent prescribing qualification would be desirable.
You will be given opportunities to develop services, participate in education and research to ensure we are delivering a high standard of palliative care services for our Ayrshire community.
We are currently based within East Ayrshire Community Hospital in Cumnock on a temporary basis until the completion of building work within our previous base at Racecourse Road in Ayr (summer 2024). We will then return to a bespoke and specifically designed unit (12 beds) which will have all the requirements to care for our patients in the best way possible.
As part of the hospice team, you can enjoy a variety of benefits including a competitive salary, generous annual leave, NHS or organisational pension scheme, employee assistance programme, comprehensive induction, continuous learning and development opportunities and access to the NHS Staff Benefits Scheme.
This post is part time, 25 hours per week, preferably over 3 or 4 days but this is negotiable
The Junction is an award-winning organisation established in 2005 which provides a wide range of health-related services, education, information and advice to young people in North-East Edinburgh. We work with 12–21-year-olds in the community by providing one-to-one support, counselling, creative projects and more. Our vision is to work with young people to support their health and wellbeing by helping them to explore and make their own life choices.
We are seeking a confident and innovative Director with demonstrable experience of successfully leading a team in the third sector. The applicant must be committed to our values and in supporting young people in the community, with an understanding of the issues affecting them as well as the opportunities and challenges of the third sector landscape.
If you are open to a new and exciting opportunity to have a meaningful impact for young people in North-East Edinburgh, please see below for our application pack.
This post is subject to PVG Scheme disclosure checks and suitable references.
We are seeking an experienced and creative Senior Production Chef to support the development and implementation of our Catalyst Kitchen Programme.
Could this be you?
In this new role, we are looking for someone who has worked in large-scale food production i.e. school kitchens, commercial catering, commercial food production, hospital canteens and has a passion for creating simple but good quality food. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, creative and able to work as part of a team or independently. Ideally, they will have an interest in how we create and deliver solutions to one of today’s rising issues: food poverty. They will also have the desire to share their culinary skills with others through our Learn to Cook programme.
Looking for an opportunity to work for a flexible and family friendly organisation with good pay and conditions?
SCVO is the membership organisation for the voluntary sector in Scotland and we take pride in being a good employer. Our staff can work a blend of office and home working and flexible working requests are a ‘day one right’.
We’re looking for an administrative support officer to join us and support our senior leadership team and board of trustees. We’re looking for someone with the ability to provide administrative support at an executive level, with an understanding of charity governance and working with boards. The role will include a variety of duties including organising and coordinating meetings and travel, preparing accurate minutes and other written correspondence, playing a key role in organising our board of trustees, committees, senior leadership team, staff conferences and monthly all-staff meetings.
This is a full-time role (35 hours per week), we will fully consider part-time hours and job shares. This role can be worked from home with some in-person, in-office meetings (on average once a week). You will be expected to join board and committee meetings in person, these normally take place in our Edinburgh city centre office four times a year.
*Location: This post can be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow. SCVO staff can work a blend of office and home on agreement with their line manager, and within the parameters of our Blended Working policy. This role will involve some in person, office working (on average once a week).
The Head of Services will work as part of the Senior Management Team for Cosgrove Care with a key focus on the design, delivery, and development of high quality services which are fully compliant with regulatory bodies and meet and exceed expected standards. The Head of Services will lead key members of operational staff to deliver against the strategy, ensuring efficient, effective and person centred supports are provided. The post holder will work with the Corporate Management Team (CMT) to develop and implement a clear strategic direction for Cosgrove which includes developing new service models, securing outcomes focused provision and supporting the diversification of income. The development of innovative approaches to practice is key to this role. So too is engaging and developing a high performing operational team.
Essential skills and experience