Scotland Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £35,505 pro-rata
  • Home based with travel around Scotland
  • Closing 20th May 2022


  • Advertised from 29th April 2022
  • 15 Hours per week. Contract: Fixed term to 31st March 2023

Role

Shared Lives Plus is the UK membership charity for more than 6,000 Shared Lives carers, 150 Shared Lives schemes and a growing network of over 25 local Homeshare organisations. Our vision is a kinder, stronger society built on sharing our lives and our homes. We help build communities where everyone lives a full life, regardless of the support they need. We do this by turning Shared Lives and Homeshare into thriving, mainstream options, with all the right structures in place to support and guide those who want to share their lives and homes.

The purpose of this role is to drive the development of Shared Lives in Scotland. With a focus on growing the numbers of people with a learning disability that are supported you will work with Shared Lives schemes to help them to grow, and you will create, and present a case for new schemes to commissioners across Scotland.

As well as a competitive salary, you will benefit from flexible working, 27 days annual leave (pro rata), birthday leave, and health and wellbeing support via Care First. At Shared Lives Plus you will join a dynamic, passionate, and inclusive team who believe that everyone should be able to choose who they spend time with and do what matters to them.

Shared Lives Plus is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we are committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. We welcome applicants regardless of race, religion or belief, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age and other protected status as required by law. We promote and protect human rights; they are the foundation of what we do.

We want to be an inclusive place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come and contribute their unique strengths and perspectives. We are focused on equality and believe that all the fascinating characteristics that make us different, make us more able to deliver our life-changing work with passion and creativity.

A full Job Description is available for download below.

Application notes

Please submit your CV along with a supporting statement based on all the details in the job description and person specification telling us why you feel you’re the person for us to recruitment@sharedlivesplus.org.uk

The closing date is: 12 Noon on Friday May 20th

We envisage that the successful candidate will take up the post ASAP

You can find out more about what it means to work at Shared Lives Plus via this link Working for Shared Lives Plus - Shared Lives Plus

More information about Homeshare UK and our network of providers can be found on the HSUK website. homeshareuk.org


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