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Service Manager - Sustain North Ayrshire

  • Part time
  • £36,817 pro-rata
  • North Ayrshire
  • Closing 10th August 2020

  • Advertised from 20th July 2020
  • 18.75 hours per week


Aberlour Child Care Trust are launching a new family wellbeing service, Aberlour Sustain North Ayrshire. This service will work alongside families, communities and partners within the Kilwinning Wellness Group to offer caring and responsive support to children and families. Something which is now needed more than ever as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Aberlour Sustain- North Ayrshire will deliver the support families need, when they need it, every day of the year. The aim of the service is to ensure that children and young people can continue to flourish at home, at school and in their local community.

Our Family Wellbeing service will work through relationships, build on existing strengths and interests, help children and families build skills and confidence and encourage new community connections. Our aim is to help all families feel safe, confident, capable, and included. Our approach has been developed through consultation with local families and partners within the Kilwinning Wellness group.

We are looking for a Service Manager who is not only dynamic and creative to find new ways of working but also an individual who will strive to develop this service to meet its full potential. We are looking for a manager who has had experience of direct practice within this field of work, including adult/child protection. You will also have direct experience of leading, supporting and managing staff, inter-agency and partnership working and developing and managing a budget. You will work 18.75 hours per week, these hours will be worked flexibly in a way which responds to the needs of the families when they need it – this will include early mornings, evenings and weekends.

Service Manager responsibilities include ensuring that your team delivers excellent services, evidencing the effectiveness of innovative practice and ensuring continual service improvement through effective quality assurance. You will be responsible for implementing and achieving a range of outcomes, including self-evaluation and monitoring frameworks and implementing Aberlour’s policies and procedures. You will have the ability to provide an effective role model to others, and use an asset based, person-centred approach to work with families. You will be responsible for managing the day to day operation of the service budget and line managing staff.

As part of a small team, you will ensure that the highest level of physical and emotional care is provided to our families. You will ensure that the teams understand and meet their obligations to protect and promote the welfare of service users and ensure the safeguarding role at all times.

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.

Application notes

Please go to our website where you can apply on-line. If you have any queries please e-mail: Applications are welcome from minority groups.

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: noon on

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