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Service Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,200
  • Dundee
  • Closing 21st August 2019

  • Advertised from 16th August 2019
  • 31.5 hours, annualised. 37 hours in term time, 12 hours per week in school holidays


The Yard is an award-winning charity that runs adventure play services for disabled children, young people and their families in the east of Scotland. We offer disabled children and their siblings the chance to experience creative, adventurous indoor and outdoor play in a well-supported environment. Since we opened in 1986, our services have grown significantly, but we will always retain our holistic approach and ethos of child-centred and child-led play services. Our services are known for their innovative and inclusive approaches, and our facilities are unique in Scotland. The Yard has been running weekend family drop in play services in Dundee since 2015 and during that time we have supported 160 disabled children and their families. We are now in a position to scale up the services that we deliver from a two day service to a five day service. Our plan over the next two years is to deliver a service out of a hired community centre, which combines direct delivery onsite with outreach work in other parts of the city. We have also been gifted land via the Community Asset Transfer process which will enable us to build a new purpose built adventure play facility. These will enable us to reach more children with disabilities and their families across the city and across the age range. The role of Service Development Manager has been created to build, develop and manage the day to day service delivery of a wide range of sessions that will support disabled children and their families. The post holder will have an exciting opportunity to lead a team of committed and passionate individuals and develop a service that will welcome hundreds of families every year. We are looking for a flexible self-starter who knows and understands the needs of disabled children and young people and their families. Your role will be pivotal in the development of the future sustainability of the organisation and good networking and communication skills to build relationships with a broad range of stakeholders will help us build trust and support in new communities. You will be part of a team whose vision is to make life more fun and more fulfilling for disabled children and their families across Scotland. This post is funded through the Aspiring Communities Fund (ACF) with support from the European Social Fund (ESF).

Application notes

A Job Description is available at or download below.

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to The closing date is 12 noon on Wednesday 21 August 2019 with interviews planned for the following week.

The Yard aims to be an equal opportunity employer and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on any grounds. Read our transparency statement for potential employees.