In Control Scotland helps to transform the lives of disabled people across Scotland. We achieve this by advocating for and supporting the realisation of a system of self-directed support that is modern, equitable and respects the rights of the individual. One that empowers disabled people and their families to take control, make choices and direct their support in a way that works for them.
Coming into being in 2006, and subsequently becoming a charity in 2009, In Control Scotland played an influential role in the discussions that would lead to the creation of the national strategy for self-directed support in 2010 and subsequent 2013 legislation.
Since then, we have proactively worked with people who need support and their families as well as Scottish Government, public and third sector organisations and care providers to co-produce and harness good practice with innovative ways of working. And where we see poor practice, we seek to constructively challenge it.
With the current Director stepping-back from the organisation, In Control Scotland’s (ICS) Board is seeking to appoint a new Director to lead the organisation and provide strategic direction. We are looking for an inspirational individual that is passionate about supporting disabled people and their families and who has proven experience in enabling transformational change at a service, local and national level.
The successful candidate will take the helm of ICS at a time of unprecedented change. Firstly, as we begin to make sense of the COVID-19 pandemic and look towards recovery and renewal from its impact. And secondly, in the context of social care, with the implementation of the recommendations of the Review of Adult Social Care and the development of a new framework and standards for self-directed support.
Simply, we are looking for a Director that recognises the opportunities in these changes to unlock the full potential of self-directed support so that disabled people can fulfil their aspirations for the role they want to play in society.
Closing date for applications: Noon, 21st May 2021
Anticipated interview date: 1st June 2021
Details about the role and how to apply are provided in the Application Pack for download below.
If you have any queries or wish to discuss the role, please contact the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Andrew Magowan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about In Control Scotland: in-controlscotland.org