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Assistant Service Manager (Options Fife - Housing Support)

  • Full time
  • £30,458
  • Fife
  • Closing 8th April 2021

  • Advertised from 24th March 2021
  • Salary inclusive of a 7% unsocial hours allowance. 37.5 hours per week


At Aberlour we listen to understand what our young people want and need within our local area. As such, our new Options Fife- Housing Support service based in Glenrothes will support young people with learning disabilities and/or autism to live and thrive within the local community.

At Aberlour we believe every young person has the right to flourish. Our new Options Fife- Housing Support and Care at Home service will be home to 4 young people aged 16 plus who will all have their own individual flat. As an Assistant Service Manager, you will play a fundamental role in our young people’s lives to ensure that they get the best possible experience whilst working towards goals in their care plan. Using person centred approach you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical and emotional care; supporting our young people in their daily living and to fully participate in the local community. Your role will support the Service Manager in the day to day management of the service and work in partnership with the young people’s families, professionals from health, education and social work.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who is passionate about ensuring our young people live their best lives and are valued members of their community. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role. We are looking for someone who will contribute to the leadership, management and development of services for children, young people and their families in line with agreed objectives and assist with service review and evaluation.

You will have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability and/or autism in a community or residential setting and understand the impact of disability on inclusion. You are required to meet the qualifications requirement for this post which is at SCQF Level 7 (e.g. HNC, SVQ Level 3) and a practice qualification in a management category or SVQ Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 9. This post requires you to register with the Scottish Social Services Council as a Supervisor in a Housing Support Service.

There is an expectation that you will work 30 hours of your weekly hours offering direct support to the young people as part of our residential rota, this can include evenings, weekends, nights and public holidays. There is also the requirement to undertake the occasional sleep over.

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

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 diverse ethnic minority and cultural communities, and under-represented faith and religious 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 8th April 2021

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