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Top job! Service Manager (Options Fife - Housing Support)

  • Full time
  • £37,518
  • Fife
  • Closing 8th April 2021

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


At Aberlour we understand and listen to 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 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 a 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.

What are we looking for?

As Service Manager, you will lead, manage and develop services for children, young people and families in line with service objectives and Aberlour’s strategic planning framework. Relevant experience and knowledge of best practice in supporting young people with autism, learning disability and/or complex health needs in a community, and an understanding of the impact of disability on inclusion are essential requirements. Knowledge and experience of child protection is essential.

You will be responsible for the development and delivery of the service to meet outcomes agreed with the local authority. You will be expected to report regularly to the service funder to evidence that we are meeting the agreed targets. You will have direct practice experience within this field and have experience of supporting and managing staff.

You will have experience of empowering, working and engaging with young people and their families in order to achieve positive outcomes. You will have previous managerial experience preferably within a residential childcare setting, an ability to motivate, support and supervise others and you will possess effective planning and organisational skills.

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. You are required to be registered with the SSSC and hold or be willing to work towards relevant professional qualifications to meet SSSC registration requirements.

Why should you apply for this post?

As a valued member of Aberlour’s management team you will receive a planned and supported induction programme consisting of an extensive training programme; 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