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Transforming Workforce Lead

  • Full time
  • £40,000
  • Home based with occasional visits to Ayr office
  • Closing 16th August 2019

  • Advertised from 26th July 2019



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 from October 2019 to October 2020 with a possible extension beyond this. The post is remunerated at £40,000 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. The post-holder will report to the Scottish Care Chief Executive, Dr Donald Macaskill.

Application notes

An Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form is available directly from Laura Bennie, Office Manager, Scottish Care, 25 Barns Street, Ayr, KA7 1XB or by email from and completed forms should be returned to her no later than 12 noon on 16th August 2019

Interviews will be held in Glasgow on Friday 30th August 2019.