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Top job! Director of Operations - Scotland wide

  • Full time
  • £86,500
  • Location is flexible & homeworking is possible. Our head office is in Alloa & the successful applicant will be required to travel there & to services throughout Scotland regularly
  • Closing 18th February 2022

  • Advertised from 21st January 2022
  • 37 hours per week
  • SA/113


Are you a creative, dynamic and skilled leader who can champion change whilst taking others with you?

Scottish Autism is dedicated to enabling autistic people to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. We believe in the power of relationships to transform the lives of the people we support. We help build a more caring, compassionate, and inclusive Scotland, relationship by relationship. As the largest provider of autism specific services in Scotland our responsibility is to champion the voices and rights of autistic people.

This is an exciting time to join Scottish Autism as a senior leader with responsibility for our commissioned and regulated services for autistic adults and young people. Our diverse range of services include education, day and vocational opportunities, residential, supported living, outreach and specialist transition support. Our people play an important role in delivering quality services and creating a world where autistic people are valued and empowered to fulfil their potential.

Our people work in teams, supporting each other through the challenges and triumphs that happen every day. You will be a valued member of the Senior Leadership Team working collectively to shape and deliver our strategy and play a pivotal role in helping us achieve our mission. You will lead on the delivery of diverse and innovative high quality services, as well as identify service development and growth opportunities.

You need to have strong business acumen and a track record of senior experience in social care in Scotland. We are looking for a creative and dynamic individual who will champion change and have the leadership skills to take others with them. Your relationship building and coaching style will underpin a strong focus on performance and outcomes and your external focus and networking skills will ensure that we are able to influence sector debate.

This is a great opportunity to build a strategic role and influence across an amazing organisation and sector. For an informal discussion contact Dorry McLaughlin, Chief Executive on 07783 141732.

Location is flexible and homeworking is possible. Our head office is in Alloa and the successful applicant will be required to travel there and to services throughout Scotland regularly so being commutable within or to the Central Belt would be advantageous.

Application notes

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Closing Date: Friday 18th February 2022 at 12 noon

First Interviews: Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th March 2022

Second Interviews: Wednesday 23rd March 2022

Through relationships, #PeopleValuePeople.

Valuing diversity and promoting equal opportunities are at the heart of our vision, mission and values.

Registered charity number is SC009068