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Peer Advisor Development Manager - Scotland

  • Full time or Part time
  • £30,075 – £39,058
  • Flexible with travelling distance to Glasgow and surrounding regions
  • Closing 9th August 2022

  • Advertised from 20th July 2022
  • Salary depending on experience. 35 hrs p/w, however part-time and secondments are welcome. Fixed Term Contract ending 29 July 2023
  • Ref: PAS-223


Are you an influential, dynamic and driven individual with a proven record of oversight of ambitious projects, involving delivery, extensive relationship-building, influencing, and securing buy-in, partnerships and funding on an ongoing basis? Looking for an exciting and highly rewarding new opportunity?

If so, St Giles Trust is looking for a Peer Advisor Development Manager to join our team and take on full oversight of the delivery of our Peer Advisor Programme in Scotland and the development of long-term sustainability opportunities.

About St Giles Trust

An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others.

About this vital role

Our successful candidate will focus on the successful delivery of the Peer Advisor Programme in Scotland and on taking our profile, future sustainability, and growth opportunities to the next level. This will involve the line management of a small team, our training provider, and partnership working with a growing number of third sector and other organisations with a shared commitment to lived experience approaches.

We will also count on you to demonstrate and promote the impact and contribution that the programme makes to communities and people facing adversity, and to share regular news and communications, internally and externally.

You will work alongside colleagues in Northern Ireland, Wales and England developing and testing out income-generation offers, and exploring development opportunities.

What we are looking for

  • Experience of networking with relevant contacts across Scotland, including potential partners to work collaboratively in the long-term, host placements, refer potential Peer Advisors, and provide support
  • Proven impact managing services delivering support to adults who have experienced disadvantage and/or social exclusion
  • Experience of leading and building effective teams and managing staff and volunteers
  • Experience of budget setting for existing projects and new bid proposals
  • A project management, business development and/or training qualification would be beneficial
  • Strong interpersonal, networking and communication skills, both verbal and written

In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, access to clinical supervisions, season ticket loan and much more.

Application notes

Closing date: 11pm, August 9th 2022. Interviews: TBC.

St Giles will guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria set out in the Job Description for the vacancy.

As an organisation that works with children and adults at risk we are committed to safeguarding, protecting and promoting the safety of our clients and successful applicants will require a disclosure Scotland Check.

For further information, or to apply, please visit our website