Team Leader (Older Person Service)

  • Full time
  • £26,695 – £30,763
  • Fife
  • Closing 2nd October 2020


  • Advertised from 11th September 2020
  • Salary dependent on skills & experience. 37.5 hours per week, permanent. Although hours will be primarily Monday to Friday, flexible working may be required (including evenings and weekends).
  • Permanent.
  • LLTLOSEP20

Role

LinkLiving is a Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people of all ages to overcome the negative impacts of trauma, mental health, inequality, and isolation. We deliver our support to service users through a range of models including:

  • Personal development and employability programmes
  • Self-help coaching
  • Supported accommodation
  • Care at home
  • Housing support
  • Befriending
  • Social cafes

LinkLiving’s values are at the heart of everything we do. As Team Leader you will be expected to share our core values of:

  • Empathy (listen to and understand an individual’s needs and circumstances)
  • Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
  • Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
  • Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

The Job

Whilst we also work with other age groups, our Older Persons Service promotes social inclusion opportunities for vulnerable people aged 65 and over by providing 1-1 volunteer and staff befriending in their own homes, within their communities, and support with social engagement opportunities for older people and carers through our drop in social cafes

The purpose of the job is to provide leadership, support and supervision to a team of project workers to deliver a high-quality service for older people within the Fife area whilst ensuring that funding is monitored, the service to individuals is co-ordinated and that appropriate policies and local procedures are in place. The Team Leader is the first line manager and is responsible for ensuring the service is of high quality. The Team Leader will combine a thorough knowledge of leadership and management practice and processes with first class staff support and development skills.

Working closely with the Service Manager, the Team Leader will use their knowledge to develop and expand services across Fife.

To find out more about a career in care, the following video provides an insight into what you can expect - aquestionofcare.org.uk

About You

You will need to be able to demonstrate your commitment to LinkLiving’s 4 key values, which are:

  • Empathy (listen to and understand an individual's needs and circumstances)
  • Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
  • Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
  • Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

You will be required to have a proven record in leadership and management and be able to demonstrate previous experience of providing support and supervision to staff and the ability to coordinate and prioritise resources and to manage competing demands.

For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job Information Pack below.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving offers excellent terms and conditions, and as an Investor in People and Healthy Working Lives Gold Award holder, we aim to provide a wide range of development opportunities and healthy living initiatives. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities.

You will work with colleagues who share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities, highly competitive employer pension contribution rates, discounts on shopping, restaurants and other services via Westfield Rewards, enhanced maternity and sick pay entitlements, employee support and counselling service and occupational health services.

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.

Application notes

Closing Date: midnight on 02 October 2020

Interview Date: interviews will be held week commencing 12 October at our office in Kirkcaldy

Our online application method is the most efficient way to apply and can be started by clicking the “Apply Now” button below. You must complete an application form to be considered for any of our vacancies. Also, if you aren’t sure about how long you have to fill in the form, you will be able to save it and return to it by clicking on the ‘My Applications’ tab of the vacancy search page and entering your username and password.

We can offer suitable alternative methods to apply if requested including although not exclusively; hard copy, Braille and audio. You can request these by emailing our Resourcing Team at jobs@linkhaltd.co.uk and detailing which format you would require.

Please note that CV's will not be considered.

Link is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.


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