Temporary Service Development Manager (SDM/YPS)

  • Part time
  • £31,947 – £34,212 pro-rata
  • Central Belt
  • Closing 18th May 2022

  • Advertised from 5th May 2022
  • 21 hours per week (hours can be discussed)


RE:SET is a key component in Apex Scotland’s delivery of effective and time appropriate services with young people experiencing difficulty in and outside of the school setting. Using the key pillars of Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) our innovative practice supports national policies and local strategy to ensure young people have equal access to opportunities and positive experiences, regardless of their social context or personal needs. We engage with young people, often with complex needs and vulnerabilities, to help all children and young people overcome the barriers they face.

Apex now has an opportunity for the right candidate to lead the RE:SET initiative and join the senior management team of Apex Scotland on a one year contract. We require a Temporary Service Development Manager (SDM/YPS)

During this year the focus of the role will be to:

  • Review and sustain a business model for the achievement of funding.
  • Establish an evidence base for the impact of our services and inform the answer to ‘what works?’ with the service delivery model.

The successful candidate will be a self starter who can demonstrate excellent skills around the design and delivery of services and their application to commissioner needs, strategy and policy.

You will be responsible for overseeing the development and running of the service as well as line management responsibility for staff to ensure the effective delivery of our school services to contract specifications. You will have responsibility for the overall operational management to ensure that the RE:SET service, currently in secondary schools within multiple local authorities, meet their strategic goals and performance targets. You will also maintain and develop relationships with funders, schools and partner agencies to maintain and expand the service.

You will have excellent communication skills, an understanding of report and bid writing, supervisory experience with the ability to motivate staff and knowledge of local and national strategies for working with young people. Knowledge of funding initiatives and local provision in any of the areas covered would be an advantage.

The post is currently being offered on a one year basis with the potential for this to be extended. The post holder will contribute towards the sustainability of it.

Application notes

You can read more about our RE:SET Service and download an application pack from our website at apexscotland.org.uk.

Closing date for returned applications: 10am on Wednesday 18 May 2022.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 25 May 2022.

In view of the nature of this post, the successful candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme as it will provide line management support to staff who deliver services to vulnerable groups.