Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children and fights child poverty? Join us as Senior Partnership and Practice Manager Scotland (Participation and Communities) to lead our approach to participation and engagement with children, young people, families, and communities.
At Save the Children we believe every child has the right their basic needs being met, and to receive love, encouragement and help which enables them to reach their full potential. But poverty – families not having enough money to live on – prevents this from being a reality for more than 1 in 4 children in Scotland every year.
Not having enough money brings stress and anxiety for parents and children. Poverty can mean not getting to enjoy the same carefree, fun, joyous childhoods as others, and can create barriers for children to reach their full potential. The link between poverty, low income and children’s development in early childhood is deep and stubborn. We want to share learning and find new ways to break that link and support children and families.
Our vision is a society free of poverty, where every child grows up in a family with enough money to live with dignity; that cherishes childhoods and supports every child to reach their full potential; and where every child is empowered to shape the world around them in communities, policy making and services.
No one organisation can tackle a problem of this scale alone. That’s why we work with many others – including children, young people, parents, partners, community groups, schools and local organisations working with families – to fight for families to have the money they need and reduce the harm that poverty and inequality causes to children.
This role is in the Scotland team which is part of the UK Impact department. Our work in Scotland is focussed on reducing the number of children growing up in poverty and working to reduce the impact of poverty on early childhood. This is a new role to develop, embed and grow our approach to participation and community engagement.
As Senior Partnership and Practice Manager Scotland (Participation & Communities) you will scope and develop our approach to participation with children and young people and working with families and communities. Creating opportunities to work with children and communities to influence policy and practice change to challenge poverty and support families. You will forge new relationships and partnerships to help us do this – in communities and local and national level. You will support and develop a small team to achieve our goals.
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To be successful you will be committed to improving the lives of children and families and have significant experience of participation and community engagement work that’s led to policy or practice change. You’ll have experience of developing and delivering projects that ensure children’s safety and wellbeing is paramount. And you’ll be adept at building a wide range of relationships and partnerships. You’ll have excellent interpersonal skills, strong emotional intelligence, and experience of empowering and setting direction for a small team. You’ll bring a learning and innovation mindset to your work.
As a large organisation with a competitive interview process, we know it can be daunting. We are here to help you through the process and support you to do your best and are really interested in hearing from people with a range of transferable skills and experiences.
At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.
Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.
If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity, and a commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.
Our Complaints Reviewers play a key role in our work, analysing and resolving complaints across a wide range of sectors including councils, NHS, housing associations, most water and sewerage providers, the Scottish Government and its agencies and departments, colleges and universities, prisons, and most Scottish public bodies.
To be successful in this role, you will have a lively analytical mind and the sound judgement needed to make fair, consistent and just decisions. You will be able to demonstrate first class customer service through your empathetic but impartial approach. Your excellent communication skills will enable you to effectively liaise with complainants, bodies under our jurisdiction, MSPs and other stakeholder groups and to draft reports that are often complex and detailed. You must have previous complaints handling and/or dispute resolution experience. Ideally you will have experience of one or more of the Ombudsman’s areas of jurisdiction, and it would be beneficial to have experience or knowledge of social work and/or associated adult/child protection issues.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Scottish Care for a Transforming Workforce Lead to join the national Scottish Care team. This full-time post is initially to October 2022 with a possible extension beyond this. The post is remunerated at £40,800 plus agreed expenses.
Scottish Care is funded by the Scottish Government to provide independent sector engagement around workforce development, with the specific aim to ensure that ‘Social services providers in the independent sector fully contribute to the national workforce development agenda and maximise their capacity to self-manage the development of their workforce.’
Applicants must be qualified to degree level or equivalent and have experience of working at a senior level in health or social services or a related area. Current knowledge of nursing practice within social care settings, knowledge of nursing and social care workforce regulation, and experience of leading a learning & development function or project are desirable.
The consultant will operate at a national strategic level; create significant collaborations for independent care sector organisations; contribute to national policy groups and consultations specifically on nursing; organise and deliver national workforce events and presentations and work across the sector nationally.
The role requires skilful collaboration with key partners in the Scottish Government, the Chief Nursing Office Directorate, Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), Care Inspectorate, NHS Education for Scotland, local authorities, third sector and others with a requirement to attend frequent meetings and events across Scotland.
The contract offers a flexible, home-based option with occasional work at the Scottish Care offices in Ayr.
Hanover has been successfully housing and supporting people in Scotland for over 40 years. Our core purpose is to help people feel safe and secure at home so they can live full and independent lives. We provide and manage a wide range of housing throughout Scotland that enhances our residents’ quality of life. Hanover continues to innovate and adapt to the challenges of tomorrow with personal protective equipment available, sustainable ICT systems, and control measures in place for the managed delivery of our services including strong adherence to social distancing practices throughout.
About the Role
You will have excellent people and operational management skills in Health and Social Care, to join our team as Care Operations Manager, for services in Glasgow and surrounding areas. The job ensures that we deliver a high quality, cost effective and efficient services to meets customer needs. The Care Operations Manager will receive a company vehicle or equivalent allowance in line with company policy and will be working with us on a permanent basis 5 days over 7.
The Care Operations Manager will be responsible for delivering our Care Business Unit’s objectives in West Central Scotland. This includes service teams based at 8 sites covering Very Sheltered, Housing with Care Services and Housing Management Services. You will also be responsible for new initiatives and service development in care and support in your area.
You will be able to demonstrate successful managership, achieved via first class care and people leadership skills.
What We Are Offering
Hanover is accredited with The Silver Investors in People Award. Aside from offering a supportive and friendly environment where our people are valued and appreciated, we’ll see that your hard work and drive to succeed are rewarded:
Social Work Scotland is the professional body for social work managers and leaders. We are a membership body, with members coming from across the public, private and voluntary sectors. We exist to promote and support the development of the social work profession, and to influence and inform public policy affecting social workers, social services and local communities.
Upholding the values which underpin the social work profession, we give importance to every individual’s experiences and voice, and seek to make social justice real through all that we do. We embrace change and encourage collaboration. We are committed to creating opportunities for our members and team through which individuals can develop as compassionate, creative and effective leaders.
As Social Work Scotland’s Justice Social Work Policy and Practice Lead you will provide operational social work insight and expertise across the diverse range of issues currently facing justice social work in Scotland. Supporting the Justice Standing Committee’s Chair, you will be a visible representative of the profession in national discussions about policy, funding and reform. You will link in directly with Social Work Scotland’s Board, local authority Chief Social Work Officers and key partners (such as the Scottish Government’s Justice Directorate and Office of the Chief Social Work Advisor) to inform, influence and deliver the national agenda. You will assist colleagues and Social Work Scotland members to realise our organisation’s core objectives.
PAPYRUS is the national UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.
Head of PAPYRUS in Scotland
PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the national charity for the prevention of young suicide, founded in 1997. We have grown very successfully since then and currently have bases in Warrington, Birmingham, London, Cardiff and Belfast.
We are looking to recruit a Head of PAPYRUS in Scotland to own, develop and sustain our presence and activities in Scotland.
To be successful in this role you will have:
• Tertiary level education and qualification (degree level) in Leadership, Management, Health, Social Care, Social Sciences, Education or similar
• Proven experience of developing and managing services, programmes, and projects from design to outcome
• Demonstrable experience of leading a successful team, supporting their development, and managing their performance.
• Ability to translate strategic plans into outcomes
• Demonstrable business development skills developing products and growing a service from scratch
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 hold 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 (please note informal discussions will not be possible from 2nd – 6th of August)
Are you passionate about children’s health and wellbeing services in Scotland? Do you have experience of leadership, training, and service delivery? Then Children’s Health Scotland would love to hear from you.
Every child has the right to the best possible health. We are seeking to appoint a Head of Children’s Health and Wellbeing Services who will help us to ensure this right whilst leading the development and delivery of our highly respected Children’s Health and Wellbeing Services in Scotland.
The main purpose of this role is to develop the quality, effectiveness and credibility of our Children’s Health and Wellbeing Services in Scotland whilst providing strategic oversight of the management, delivery, and evaluation of the services. You will also be responsible for contributing to the organisation’s overall policy development and strategic planning. Key areas of responsibility include: Leadership, Service Delivery, Learn with Children’s Health Scotland, and National Funding and Contracts. To find out more please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.
The Promise Design School Programme Lead will lead the overarching planning activity for the entire Promise Design School Programme, using Plan 21-24 and accompanying Change Programmes to set and monitor milestones to keep the Promise Design School Programme on track and within budget, managing risks and dependencies, and overseeing governance and quality assurance activity.
Reporting to the Head of Support and working closely with members of The Promise Scotland team and partner, the Scottish Government’s Office of the Chief Design Office (OCDO), change will be facilitated, enabled and supported by providing a shared focus for collaborative implementation and joint working, using service redesign and quality improvement principles, approaches and tools.
The Promise Design School Programme Lead, in collaboration with OCDO, will seek to identify and maximise the available skills and expertise in service design, redesign and quality improvement across Scotland to ensure the collective resources and capabilities are maximized across Scotland.
Fundamental to the role is working with organisations and others across Scotland to ensure that change happens with the voice of the care experienced community at its heart, ensuring meaningful change is embedded and progress is made in ways that meet the needs and aspirations of the care community.
Thoughtful, determined and committed, you will have a deep understanding of the principles which underpinned the Independent Care Review and how the legacy of learning and acting on the experiences described of life in care or on the edges of care, must be honoured throughout The Promise Scotland’s ambition to support the changes that must happen to #KeepThePromise by 2030.
You will be an experienced change leader who understands the challenges of complex cultural change and able to work alongside a diverse range of individuals and organisations to make change happen, with children, young people and families involved at all times. You will be an experienced team leader and programme manager. You will be comfortable with both leading and supporting others, internally and externally.