Service Manager - Aberlour Dundee Services

  • Full time
  • £39,409 – £42,455
  • Dundee
  • Closing 14th August 2022

  • Advertised from 26th July 2022
  • 37.5 hours per week


“Without the provision of Aberlour Dundee, and the range and quality of the support it has provided, this young person may not have moved into adulthood as ably as they have and been able to undertake college, social settings and been as independent as possible, looking towards living within her own community. The family also may not have managed to move on with their lives as they have done, had they not had the confidence they now have in her being able to manage more independently; being able to draw on wider support and experiencing the things she has”. Professional in Dundee

About Aberlour Dundee Services

Aberlour have 3 services located based within Dundee City. This post will be managing these services to ensure they reach their full potential.

Aberlour Outreach Dundee helps children and families who are struggling to cope because of drug and alcohol use in the family. We work with whole families as well as children on their own and will work with children from birth. We give children a trusted person they can talk to. Our family workers will adapt the support plan to meet the individual needs of children and families. We will participate in all meetings that support planning for a child and their family, to make sure the family is getting support across the board. We also work with parents in their own homes, to help them create a safe environment for their children.

Aberlour Options Dundee provides care at home and/or outreach services for families who have a child or young person with complex physical and/or learning disability including autism. Options Dundee also works with parents with learning disabilities to increase and maintain parenting capacity and support families to stay together. We support community connections for families and work with partner agencies to ensure the family’s needs are met.

Aberlour Right Here Right Now helps families address problems before they become overwhelming. They deliver health and wellbeing support for children within the school environment as well as offering outreach support to families. We work in partnership with Dundee City Council schools to ensure the effective implementation of both individual and group programmes of support designed to promote children’s wellbeing and attainment.

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 demonstrable experience of empowering, working, and engaging with young people and their families to achieve positive outcomes. You will have previous managerial

experience, preferably within a childcare organisation, an ability to motivate, support and supervise others and you will possess effective planning and organisational skills.

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.

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.

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.

Application notes

Please go to our website where you can apply on-line.

If you have any queries please e-mail:

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.

Applications to be returned by: 14th August 2022

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