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Top job! Operations Manager Scotland

  • Full time
  • £44,000
  • Scotland, remote working option available
  • Closing 1st December 2021

  • Advertised from 17th November 2021
  • Permanent Hours: 35hrs p/w Days: Monday - Friday


Can you help us to support more children and young people in Scotland with their mental health and emotional wellbeing?

As an Area Manager for Scotland North, you will be responsible for a team of Mental Health Practitioners who deliver one to one interventions across secondary and primary schools across Tayside and the Highlands, as well as School Project Managers who deliver a wide range of interventions with our partner schools.

With a shared commitment for improving outcomes for children, and providing excellent services for schools, you will have a key eye for service delivery; delivering on Place2Be’s mission, values and business priorities. This role works across a geographical area reporting directly to the Director for Scotland.

You will bring passion and strong organisational skills to the team during this exciting period of opportunity for the organisation.

What will I be responsible for in my new role?

You will:

  • ensure high quality clinical practice and delivery of a full and effective service in all Place2Be schools provide Safeguarding and Child Protection support for staff and volunteers
  • establish and maintain positive and active relationships with head teachers in partner schools and local authority stakeholders
  • undertake regular line management responsibilities of team members, reviewing on an ongoing basis delivery components in line with agreed outputs and KPIs
  • analyse and use service data from your team and schools to inform and improve your team’s performance
  • support people development; nurture skills and talent across your team to enable people to grow and develop
  • Identify opportunities to provide training and skills development for local schools and partners such as Multi-Academy Trusts and the wider children’s workforce

Diversity and Inclusion

Place2Be is committed to equal opportunities and anti-discrimination practices and we positively encourage applications from all sections of the community. We are particularly interested in attracting applications from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

Additionally, for our clinical roles we are particularly keen in attracting male candidates to reflect the diversity of the partner schools and communities we work in.

All successful applicants to clinical roles will be asked to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS/PVG.

About You

The successful candidate will have:

  • experience of managing medium/large teams which may be multidisciplinary in nature to deliver locality/service objectives
  • knowledge of relevant national policies, best practices, quality frameworks and local approaches to implementation within the specific area of mental health support for children and young people
  • experience managing and leading health / social care / education services in either the statutory or voluntary sector
  • the ability to influence people at all levels, in a clear, persuasive and tactful way
  • strong multi-tasking skills, be flexible and show an ability to manage conflicting priorities

Application notes

For further information and to apply please visit our website

Closing date: Wednesday 24th November 2021 at 11:59pm

Interview Dates: Wednesday 1st December 2021 ZOOM Video Interview

Please feel free to contact our Recruitment team via our website if you have any questions about this role, or would like to speak to someone.

In return we offer you a range of fantastic benefits including:

  • Enhanced Annual Leave entitlement
  • Robust Learning and Development Programme
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance, 4x Annual Salary
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Mobile Phone Discounts (EE Network)
  • Cycle purchase and season ticket loan schemes
  • Extended Maternity/Paternity Pay

If you share our core values of perseverance, integrity, compassion and creativity and have the counselling skills and patience to support some of the UK’s most vulnerable young people and families, we would love you to join us. It’s sensitive and demanding work – but hugely rewarding and fulfilling - you will be helping to give young people a brighter future.