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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £26,171 – £30,160
  • Grangemouth
  • Closing 31st July 2019

  • Advertised from 11th July 2019
  • Salary dependent on skills & experience. Permanent.


LinkLiving is a not-for-profit organisation and Scottish charity. We have been providing specialist services to support health, wellbeing, and community inclusion for over 25 years.

We are committed to positively supporting people to overcome the negative impacts on their lives of ill-health, poverty, inequality and isolation. We work to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often excluded from society due to vulnerabilities including homelessness, mental health issues, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,500 people a year.

Whilst we support people of all ages, we have a particular specialism in working with people affected by trauma and in supporting young people. Over the last decade we have increasingly become recognised for our approach to supporting young people to develop the personal resilience, practical and emotional skills and experience necessary for successfully managing key transitions in their lives, including leaving care, moving into their own tenancy, achieving positive destinations.

At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we put the people we support first. Our values are:

  • Empathy (listen to and understand an individual's needs and circumstances)
  • Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
  • Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
  • Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

Our main aim for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own.

We're seeking to recruit a Team Leader to work in our new project in Grangemouth. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.

The Service

This exciting new service has been designed by Falkirk Council in consultation with care experienced young people.

It aims to provide a stepping stone from local authority care to independent living by providing intensive support to enable young people to develop the skills needed to successfully maintain their tenancies.

For a better understanding of LinkLiving’s approach to delivering this type of service please click here.

The Job

We have an exciting opportunity for a Team Leader to be part of an innovative new supported accommodation service for care experienced young people, delivered in partnership with Falkirk Council.

The purpose of the job is to provide leadership, support and supervision to a team of support workers within a supported accommodation environment whilst ensuring that funding is monitored, the service to individuals is co-ordinated and that appropriate policies and local procedures are in place. The Team Leader is the first line manager and is responsible for ensuring the service is of high quality. The Team Leader will combine a thorough knowledge of social care practice and processes with first class leadership, staff support and development skills.

The service will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so flexible working will be required to meet the needs of individual service users and the needs of the service.

Multi-agency partnership working will be a crucial part of this role, with a particular focus on working with our employability services to provide seamless support to young people living in our project.

A significant part of the role involves using technology to help deliver the best service we can to the people we support. You will embrace technology by using LinkLiving's IT equipment to help drive efficiency and provide a quality assured service. You will be given the tools to access our integrated care system to enable the monitoring of support plans, risk assessments, daily notes, outcome achievement and to gain feedback from service users.

What you will need

  • Personal values which align to those of LinkLiving.
  • An appropriate qualification recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) - for example, SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 9 plus SVQ Care Services Leadership and Management SCQF Level 10 - or a willingness to work towards these.
  • Ability to meet the standards of care set out in the national Health and Social Care Standards.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.
  • An approach which is flexible, practical, proactive and reliable.
  • Successful applicants will be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.

Open Day

LinkLiving are holding an open day to provide information on current job opportunities within our new Care Leavers project and to provide information about LinkLiving’s values. The open day will be held on Wednesday 24 July from 10am to 12 Noon at Link Academy, McKinven House, George Street, Falkirk, FK2 7EY.

To find out more about a career in care, the following video provides an insight into what you can expect -

The Deal

LinkLiving offer up to 38 days annual leave pro rata, a wide-range of benefits including flexible working arrangements and access to a generous contributory pension scheme. Working within a supportive environment you can expect a range of training and development opportunities.

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.

Application notes

Closing Date: Midnight on 31 July 2019

Interview Dates: 08 and 09 August 2019

Please note that CVs will not be considered.

For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack available on our online recruitment portal.

Link is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.