Held In Our Hearts provide specialist baby loss counselling and peer support in Scotland so no one is alone at this devastating time.
It is an exciting time of growth for Held In Our Hearts, and we are looking for a motivated and exceptional individual to join us as our Head of Operations. This newly created role is an opportunity to be part of an inspiring team and be at the forefront of providing the best bereavement care for families across Scotland.
The Head of Operations will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer as part of the senior management team to provide operational and financial management of Held In Our Hearts.. The Head of Operations has overall responsibility for smooth day to day operational running of the charity and champions the mission, aims and values of Held In Our Hearts in all their work. You will work support the CEO and our Board at a strategic level and be a team player and be able to engage well with people. You will work closely and collaboratively with the team to deliver operational activities as well as have close relationships with our volunteers and families .
This role would ideally suit someone who has managed a small team and looking to take that next step in their career.
Transforming the lives of those to whom all of us owe an enormous debt.
Combat Stress has been in existence since 1919 and, without doubt, provides a life-changing and, on occasion, life saving service.
For more than a century it has provided support to veterans from every service and every conflict. On average, it takes a veteran 13 years to ask for help after leaving their job and, for many, it is their darkest hour and they’re in a crisis situation. Combat Stress offers specialist support to deal with mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. It offers a range of services and therapy programmes across the UK. In Scotland, it offers residential and community-based care, together with online services, delivered by multi-disciplinary teams working across Scotland.
The charity is at an exciting time of its growth and is seeking a Head of Operations for Scotland who will provide forward thinking and inspirational leadership throughout this period and beyond.
You must be a registered professional, perhaps in occupational therapy, social work, mental health nursing, or clinical or counselling psychology, who can provide the highest quality strategic and operational leadership for Combat Stress in Scotland. The post holder will be the senior manager responsible for both representing and promoting Combat Stress across the country and build positive and productive relationships with statutory and third sector colleagues.
Combat Stress is looking for someone with the skills, experience and drive to support the Deputy Director of Operations to build on its current achievements and develop excellent quality services and support across Scotland.
The successful candidate will have considerable senior operational management experience delivered within a multi-disciplinary context; you should be strategic, have significant understanding of, and experience in, the field of mental health, have a robust understanding of the Care Inspectorate scrutiny framework and a desire for high quality and continuous improvement.
This is a role with considerable breadth and will exert change both within the charity and at a national level. You will have the opportunity to influence Scottish Government policy, represent Scotland at UK wide events and contribute to the growth and development of a national organisation. In addition, you will gain experience and expertise in the delivery of trauma-informed focused services, provide leadership for a multi-site national service ensuring regional equity, and provide high quality, effective and evidence-based care to Scotland’s veterans.
If you want to be part of the senior team at Combat Stress, providing specialist treatment and support for veterans with complex mental health issues; if you want to be part of the life-changing and unique work the charity provides and you’re able to demonstrate commitment to their values, then please contact us for the Candidate Pack today. In return, you will know that your daily endeavours are transforming the lives of those to whom all of us owe an enormous debt.
Would you like to be part of a professional Executive Team helping 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.
Reporting to the CEO, you will:
PARTNERS FOR INTEGRATION
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 (Care at Home) to support the Integration of Health and Social Care in North Highland. 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.
North Highland is a progressive partnership and invests heavily in this post and the Independent Sector.
The post is home based with travel, where necessary, and is hosted by Scottish Care.
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
At SAMH, we pride ourselves on the high quality of our support services across Scotland, and as we roll out our new organisational strategy, we are looking to recruit to the role of Senior Service Manager. These roles will lead our services to continue to build on their success and shape new developments and innovation across the organisation.
With overall responsibility for high quality delivery across a range of internal and external standards, and delivery across a number of social care services, within one of the geographic locations above, you’ll demonstrate your energy, drive, leadership and enthusiasm for excellence in mental health support and social care.
What we are looking for
An accomplished communicator, you will have instant credibility when engaging with both internal and external stakeholders and local partnerships and your experience as a senior manager, will enable you to lead, develop, and support and guide your service managers to build positive and effective environments and deliver outstanding quality services.
Experience and knowledge of the Social Care sector is preferred but not essential.
If you share our passion and vision for a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances we would be delighted to receive an application from you.
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;
Apex Scotland (Apex) is a specialist organisation that, for over 30 years, has focused on addressing the personal development, employment and training needs of people who have come into conflict with the law. Our core mission is to support people to aim higher, behave differently and change their future, whilst also contributing to a Scotland that is fair, just and safe.
As our new Chief Executive, you will work closely with a relatively new, enthusiastic and ambitious Board to agree the core focus and future strategic direction of the organisation, delivering real value to those people who are most in need of our services. This will include the development of a new strategic plan, identifying opportunities to diversify income streams and overseeing the development of services that encompass trauma-informed practices and meet both the current and future needs of all the people that Apex Scotland serves.
Ensuring Apex continues to play a leading role in developing and shaping policy, including involvement in the Scottish Government’s conversation on the future of criminal and community justice, the new Chief Executive will also build networks and develop strategic partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders. This will ensure Apex continues to promote desistance and enables those people who are the most disadvantaged and disengaged from society to re-engage and work towards a positive future.
An innovative, solutions-focused and visionary leader, you will be able to demonstrate a proven track record in the development and delivery of both strategic and operational business plans and policies to achieve an organisation’s vision and growth. As an accomplished communicator, you will have demonstrable credibility when engaging with both internal and external stakeholders, coupled with the ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders, create alliances and encourage increased collaboration. The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate strong political acuity coupled with knowledge of, or the ability to quickly gain an understanding of the regulatory and wider policy landscape in relation to justice in Scotland.
This role will be both rewarding and challenging as we continue to face the difficult financial constraints that the whole of the Third Sector has been experiencing, but if you share our passion to empower people to believe in the possibility of change and the prospect of directly shaping the future of our organisation excites you, we would welcome an application.
NB: Apex embrace agile working and whilst the organisation is headquartered in Edinburgh the successful candidate would not be required to be in the office on a full-time basis.
This is a rare and exciting opportunity to build and lead a fresh, vibrant organisation to support and represent the Scottish Borders third sector.
The Scottish Borders TSI is transitioning into an independent charity and we are looking for a dynamic and passionate Chief Executive Officer to lead us into the next phase of our development.
You will take the lead in setting out an ambitious strategy; developing and managing the operational plans and the resources to deliver them.
You’ll provide leadership, management and motivation in a positive and collaborative culture that develops and supports staff.
Crucially, you will work to maximise the capability of the sector and ensure it has a voice in local and national policy and planning.
We need someone who is creative and motivated, and a skilled communicator able to confidently act as an ambassador and the public face of Borders TSI. You’ll be committed to bringing positive change and improving the lives of the people of the Scottish Borders.
Do you have a background in social care or third sector management?
Are you looking for a new role in a charity which meets its aims through a very different approach?
Loch Arthur Community is a modern rural Community in which a group of people with varying abilities create and sustain a vibrant Community through shared living.
The Community Operational Manager will join the existing small Community management team, leading in some key areas and adding their skills and expertise to the group as a whole, to ensure that the Community continues to successfully meet all of its operational challenges and that it continues to develop and flourish. This role would suit an experienced leader and manager who would welcome the opportunity to work in an open collaborative environment. We are looking for someone who is excited by the challenges of working with others to manage the sensitive organisational change which is required to take us into the future.
The Community is connected to the worldwide Camphill movement which works in a social therapeutic way inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner. There are 7 households in which the 28 people supported in the Community live alongside life sharing short and long-term volunteers. There are also a variety of productive workshops and enterprises which have developed over the years – a farm, productive garden, creamery, wood workshop, weavery, and farm shop.
If you would like to discuss this role, please contact Steph Atwell on email@example.com or 01387 259669 (option 3) to arrange a call-back.
We’re looking for a CEO to lead Tailor Ed Foundation in our mission to support autistic children and their families to be empowered and included, able to live the lives they want to and access the day-to-day experiences that other families take for granted.
Established in 2008, the last 15 years has seen our services grow and develop so that we now support around two hundred families each year, across Edinburgh and East Lothian. We’re seeking a capable and compassionate individual who can work collaboratively and who brings a determination to achieve real change.
Tailor Ed is a dedicated team of passionate and skilled professionals who work directly with autistic children and young people, alongside their families, in home, community and education settings. Our practitioners are excellent communicators committed to supporting children make progress they care about, that leads to lifelong outcomes. Our CEO needs to understand and respect the autistic community and work to ensure our services operate within our organisational values, best practice guidance and legislation. Our staff team are our greatest asset and so we’re looking for a CEO who can provide supportive leadership to them, creating an environment that promotes on-going learning. Finally, to best support the families and staff delivering our work, the CEO will strive to create stability through strategic planning of financial and organisational systems.
Take on this challenging role within a talented and supportive team and make a real difference to autistic children and their families.
Are you looking progress your social care career?
Do you want an opportunity to make a genuine and positive difference to people’s lives?
Then Autism Initiatives wants to hear from you!
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Support Worker to join our Edinburgh Outreach Services which provide dynamic outreach services across the Lothian’s within the community, in people’s own homes and within resource centres.
The Senior Support Worker (SSW) will support the management team in developing and maintaining the organisation’s standards relating to autism specific and person centred practices. Liaising with the organisation’s practice support team, the SSW will assist in the preparation of support and communication plans, ensuring consistent practices throughout support networks.
Benefits of working with us include:
The Senior Support Worker will assist in the supervision and direction of the staff in both teams and in maintaining the high standards of support in line with the organisation’s quality standards and mission statement. Knowledge of current legislation and regulations relating to the social care sector and the requirements of the Care Inspectorate is essential for this role. The post holder will also be expected to commit to on-call duties.
Given the nature of this role, the successful applicant must register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or equivalent regulatory body.
This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.