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Community Project Manager: Community Contacts (Argyll & Bute)

  • Part time
  • £28,415 pro-rata
  • Argyll & Bute
  • Closing 20th September 2019

  • Advertised from 5th September 2019
  • Permanent


About us

We are one of Scotland’s leading social care and community development charities striving to support people to achieve their individual hopes and dreams every day. We know our work is challenging and very rewarding, and we require people with a flexible and inspirational approach able to find innovative solutions with people, not for them.

As part of the Scottish Government’s Support in the Right Direction Initiative, Carr Gomm’s Community Contacts provides a helping hand with Self-Directed Support (SDS). Working across communities in both Argyll & Bute and Highland, Community Contacts offers information, advice and light touch, person-centred support to assist people throughout the SDS process.

The role

As our Project Manager(s) for Community Contacts, you will lead a team of community based Specialist Project Workers to raise the profile of SDS across all Argyll & Bute/Highland localities.

Managing Specialist Project Workers to build and maintain relationships and networks within communities and across Argyll & Bute/Highland will be a central part of the role. Equally you will develop your own expertise in SDS to enable you to support your team to deliver accurate advice and information to assist people and their families with making decisions around social care support.

Putting people and their wishes at the heart of your work will enable you lead a team that puts the human rights ethos of SDS into practice. Equally, you are a realist who will enable your teams to offer the best possible service within the time resource available. You will have an appreciation of the complexities and challenges people face when living with disability, long-term health conditions or as a carer and experience of working creatively to address these.

An ability to build rapport and to communicate with all sorts of people in different settings is essential. Equally you will have energy to drive forward the ambitions of the Scottish Government’s SDS plans to enable people more choice and control with their social care support.

The candidate

For Carr Gomm, successful project managers come from different backgrounds and have a range of work and life experiences, but all have a flair for engaging with and relating to people, a desire to make things happen, an ability to plan, implement and react effectively as ideas progress.

In our eyes, the best project managers are self-motivated diplomats, whose analytical skills enable them to see the bigger picture and suggest next steps, in a collaborative way, to support dynamic progress. You will be an excellent reporter, who uses stories and statistics to demonstrate the successes of Community Contacts with a range of audiences.

Note: we are also recruiting for a part time Community Project Manager in Highlands - if you are interested in both these posts please answer the relevant question on the application form to be considered.

Application notes

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Closing Date: Noon, Friday 20th September 2019

Proposed Interview Date: 30th September 2019