This vacancy has now closed

Self Directed Support Community Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £19,766 – £22,825 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 7th December 2018

  • Advertised from 15th November 2018
  • 17.5 hours per week. Probationary term to 31 March 2019 then to 31 March 2021 (subject to yearly funding approval)


SDS Options (Fife) is part of our Independent Living Project here at the Disabled Persons Housing Service (Fife). We are a user led organisation promoting all aspects of Independent Living.

The Independent Living Project aims to ensure that individuals and families have an understanding of what matters to them and how to get the best out of the Self Directed Support approach to social care. We have a team of dedicated workers who aim to support individuals and families along the whole way of their SDS journey from general awareness about options through to practical support once an option has been chosen.

We think this independent, person centred and tailored approach works but people also value opportunities to speak to and learn from others in similar circumstances. We want to help create a SDS Community in Fife that looks to share perspectives, support and learn from each other and co-produce solutions that empower individuals.

We are looking for a dynamic and creative individual who will connect people around their shared experiences of Self Directed Support This connection will take many forms, be co-produced and involve face-face and virtual connections.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Understands the social model of disability and the value of independent support and advice.
  • Feels comfortable with engaging and listening to people in direct (face-face and group) and indirect (virtual and remote) ways.
  • Can evidence skills, experience and knowledge in areas such as facilitation, co-production, community-building or SDS.

The post is funded by the Scottish Government until March 2021 subject to annual review. The post includes a probationary period up to 31 March 2019.

We can offer you a supportive and learning environment as part of a small team working to ensure that people in Fife get access to independent information, advice and support on housing and social care. We are in the process of restructuring our organisation and will shortly be offering enhanced terms and conditions to all staff.

If you have any questions regarding this position please contact Ian Fricker, SDS Coordinator on 01592 803282 or email

Application notes

Closing Date: 7th December

Interviews to be held early January

To find out more or to apply, please download the documents below.