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Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £41,817
  • Options Borders
  • Closing 28th May 2023

  • Advertised from 10th May 2023
  • Starting Salary £41,817 (Includes a 7% unsocial hours allowance) 37.5 hours per week


About Aberlour Options Borders

Our service offers an exciting range of short break residential and non-residential services for children and young people living in the Scottish Borders who have a significant learning and/or physical disability.

Support includes residential short breaks, outreach within the local community and summer holiday activity clubs. This service not only provides families with a short break and time to ‘recharge’, but it brings together children with significant learning disabilities living within the Scottish Borders Council area. It offers them a programme of activities which are fun, stimulating and safe, creating an opportunity for them to make friends and pursue leisure activities out with the school and family environment.

What we are looking for....

As Service Manager you will lead, manage and develop services for children, young people and families in line with service objectives and Aberlour’s strategic planning framework. You will be responsible for the development and delivery of the service, working collaboratively with families, community partners and our Local Authority colleagues. You will have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability in a community or residential setting. An understanding of the impact of disability on social inclusion is an essential requirement.

You will have demonstrable experience of empowering, working and engaging with young people and their families to achieve positive outcomes. You will have previous management experience, preferably within a residential childcare setting, with an ability to motivate, support, develop and supervise others. You must possess effective planning and organisational skills.

As part of a small team, you will ensure that the highest level of physical and emotional care is provided to the children and young people. Applicants will have an understanding and commitment to children with a learning disability. You will ensure that all workers understand and meet their obligations to protect and promote the welfare and comfort of the children and young people. You have a key responsibility to secure and maintain

safeguarding at all times.To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employeesclick here

You will have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 9 or above, plus a management qualification at SCQF level 8 or above, or equivalent knowledge acquired by other means. You are required to be registered with the SSSC and hold or be willing to work towards relevant professional qualifications to meet SSSC registration requirements.

Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidates here.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Aberlour has strong values - Respect, Integrity, Innovation and Challenging - which influence our work. If you are applying for this role please tell us about your values in your supporting statement.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

Application notes

Applications to be returned by midnight: Midnight Sunday 28th May 2023

Interviews are expected to be held on: TBC

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A Scottish Guarantee Co No: SC312912 Scottish Charity No. SC007991