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Assistant Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,458
  • Options Moray - Elgin
  • Closing 25th March 2021

  • Advertised from 4th March 2021
  • 35 hours per week. Starting Salary £30,458 per annum pro rata (inclusive of a 7% unsocial hours allowance).


Are you passionate about supporting vulnerable children with complex disabilities to be all they can be?

Are you ready to take a step into a management role?

Do you have knowledge and experience that can enable you to support development of our team?

If so, this could be the perfect role for you.

Options Moray has a strong reputation for delivering effective person-centred long term, shared care and short break services to children and young people with complex physical and learning disabilities. Our team provides a nurturing, safe, stimulating and trusted environment for the children we support, giving their families peace of mind while their child is in our care.

What are we looking for?

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Service Manager who will work as part of the management team to support delivery of excellent services and contribute to the continuing development of the service.

Our service is registered for up to 7 young people to stay per 24 hours. With 2 single occupancy flats on site and 5 available bedrooms, for short breaks, most of our stays are on a planned basis. We also work with families to build person-centred Care at Home packages.

We take pride in delivering high quality services going above and beyond basic compliance. You will assist the Service Manager in making sure that quality measures are put in place and that organisational and external requirements are met, including from local authorities, the Care Inspectorate and also Health and Safety legislation.

You will play a key role in modelling excellent practice and supporting the team to develop and deliver best practice, providing advice and professional supervision to members of the team as required.

This is a challenging and stimulating role where the ability to build positive communication relationships and support staff to do so is crucial. We are therefore looking to recruit someone who can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Aberlour’s values of Respect, acting in a way that shows we care about one another’s feelings; Integrity, doing the right thing even when no-one else is watching; Innovative, finding new, efficient ways of doing things; and Challenging, questioning ourselves and others rather than simply accepting the status quo.

There is an expectation that you will work 20% of your weekly hours offering direct support to the children and young people as part of our residential rota, this can include evenings, weekends and public holidays. There is also the requirement to undertake the occasional sleep over.

If you are ready to take on this exciting and rewarding role, we look forward to hearing from you.

If you would like further information on the Service we provide please do not hesitate to contact Sheena Main, Service Manager on 07815832395

A relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 (e.g. SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) or above is essential together with a practice qualification in the management category and the successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate significant experience of working with young people in a residential setting.

This post requires you to be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council and undergo PVG checks prior to taking up the role.

Application notes

Why should you apply for this post? Well that’s easy

As a valued part of Aberlour’s management team you will receive a planned and supported induction programme consisting of an extensive training; including CALM Training, Child Protection Training and Moving and Handling Training. You will support the line management of a highly motivated and skilled team to provide a personalised service for our young people.

As an Aberlour employee, you will receive:

• competitive hourly rates with an additional 7% for working unsociable hours

• excellent annual leave entitlement

• access to our group pension scheme

• access to the Aberlour Rewards retail discount scheme

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 Thursday, 25th March 2021

Interviews planned for 07th & 08th April 2021

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