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Top job! Practice Development Lead

  • Full time
  • £41,000 – £45,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th July 2021

  • Advertised from 22nd June 2021


Thistle aims to support individuals, families and communities to maximise their potential and achieve the best possible quality of life.

The successful candidate will work directly with the people we support, their families and their support teams. They will lead the design and development of support for people with disabilities whose behaviour is often labelled as ‘difficult’ or 'challenging’.

Working as part of the Senior Leadership Team the successful candidate will be highly skilled and experienced in designing person centred support, collaborative working across multi-disciplinary teams and leading the development of excellent person centred practice across teams.

The work you lead will result in people living with disabilities achieving the things that matter most to them in their lives.

Application notes

Closing Date: Friday 16th July 2021

At Thistle we are encouraging hybrid working arrangements.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work flexibly via remote and office-based working depending on the business needs.

To arrange an informal discussion about this Senior Leadership role in the first instance please contact Mark Hoolahan, CEO at

To apply for the position, please send your CV and a cover letter to Cat Grant, HR Assistant –

For further information, please visit us online at

First stage interviews – 16th August 2021

Second stage interviews – 23rd August 2021

Thistle Foundation is an Equal opportunities Employer. Successful applicants will be subject to a PVG check.