As the UK's only national membership charity for carers, Carers UK is both a supportive community and a movement for change. For more than 50 years they've been driven by carers raising their voices together to call for change and seek recognition and support.
Looking after someone can be a rewarding experience but it can also be lonely and bewildering. At these times, you need people around you who really understand caring. We help each other by sharing experiences and offering support. Guided by a Board of Trustees that's primarily made up of carers, we're rooted in the real experiences of our members and Carers UK are here to make life better for carers.
The Director of Carers Scotland and Northern Ireland, is a member of the Senior Management team, contributing to Carers UK’s overall strategic direction. This will include taking a lead on issues outside the Directorate remit from time to time. The main purpose of this role is to develop and lead the implementation of national strategies in Scotland and Northern Ireland, in order to bring about lasting improvements in the lives of carers
This role requires an experienced leader who is well versed in the social care/health agenda for Scotland/Northern Ireland and the UK as a whole. You must be a collaborative changemaker who has the interests and well being of carers at the heart of everything you do. As part of the Senior Management Team, you will work with the Scotland and NI Committees and the UK Board of Trustees to develop long-term strategy for Carers Scotland, Carers NI and Carers UK. As a member of SMT you will lead on corporate issues. You must have experience in team management and leading, supporting and mentoring team members.
*Glasgow office with regular travel to Belfast. There will be some travel throughout Scotland, Northern Ireland and the UK, involving occasional overnight stays and weekend work. Currently working from home
More information on the organisation, role and how to apply can be found on the Aspen People website at jobs.aspenpeople.co.uk/job/scotland-and-ni-director-192.aspx
For a confidential discussion about the opportunity, please contact Debbie Shields at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.
Closing date for applications: Friday 1st October 2021