Locality Leader - Western Isles

  • Full time
  • £31,770 – £34,299
  • Stornoway, Western Isles
  • Closing 20th October 2021

  • Advertised from 30th September 2021
  • Contract: 1 Vacancy, Permanent, 35 hours/ week
  • Reference R001074


An exciting and highly rewarding opportunity has arisen to undertake a key role in leading and managing the delivery and development of high quality and innovative services and activities to people living with dementia and their families. This role is pivotal to our success in achieving our strategy and vision in delivering services supporting people living with dementia in our Localities.

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s leading dementia charity, offering specialist support services, community activities, information and advice at every stage of the dementia journey from over 60 locations across Scotland from Shetland to the Borders. We campaign for the rights of people living with dementia and their families and provide an extensive range of innovative and personalised support.

Based in Stornoway, the Locality Leader will work with the Localities Lead to ensure the delivery of our services across the Western isles, Orkney and Shetland. Building upon strong local connections with donors, supporters and other stakeholders, you will help create a self-sustaining model of activities and support that maximises the potential use of our fundraised income, resources, facilities and expertise. Taking a blended approach of online and in person supports, there will be no requirement to have a regular physical presence on either Orkney or Shetland.

You will undertake a leading role in the delivery of person-centred services that support the outcomes for people living with dementia and ensures all services and activities are delivered within the Alzheimer Scotland’s Quality Framework.

As registered manager you will maintain an overview of the established Registered Service, Solas, in the Western Isles locality and will work closely with the Localities Lead in adopting a flexible approach to planning and service delivery, development and growth as well as managing the locality budget. You will foster and enable a culture of positive engagement and effective collaboration both within your team and with stakeholder engagement, communications & marketing and other colleagues within the organisation as well as key external stakeholders.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has skills, experience and talent to make a real difference to people’s lives that encourages a creative, innovative and resourceful approach to your work.

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required and a driving licence and access to a vehicle is required for the role.

Application notes

For a full job description, please click apply where you will be redirected to our website to fill out an application form. Applicants must complete the form on our website to be considered for this role.

The successful candidate will be subject to membership of the PVG scheme and a scheme update will be undertaken through Disclosure Scotland.

Closing date – Wednesday 20 October

Interview date – 25/26 October

Recruiting Manager; Gillian Councill, Service Alzheimer Scotland, 81 Oxford Street, Glasgow G5 9EP. Email: gcouncill@alzscot.org