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Day Care Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,000 – £29,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th November 2019

  • Advertised from 31st October 2019
  • 37.5 hours, standard pattern Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 5pm.


Can you bring care, love and laughter to older people’s lives?

We’re seeking a registered manager with the ability to nurture and motivate a small team of staff and volunteers to deliver high quality care and support services at The Open Door. The right person will be an effective communicator, organiser and leader, who is passionate about enabling people to live well in later life. You will be responsible for the day to day management of our two social support groups and two registered day care services for older people. You will assist the Operational Manager in raising funds for the organisation’s services.

About The Open Door

We support vulnerable older people to have fun with friends, and remain as active and independent as possible, through our social clubs and registered day care services. We provide a welcoming space for people who may be feeling lonely or isolated to chat and linger over a hot drink or light lunch in our community cafe. We enable people of diverse ages, abilities and backgrounds to contribute to their local community through volunteering in our day care services, community café and other projects.

We are proud of reputation for delivering high quality care and support services. We were awarded “Grade 5 – Very Good” for all categories in our last inspection by the Care Inspectorate (you can access it here)

We were founded in 1982 by a retired nurse, Peggy Hunter, and are well-supported by the community with over 50 individuals volunteering with The Open Door every fortnight.

Application notes

An application pack, including job description and person specification can be downloaded below.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 28th November 2019 at 5.00pm

Interviews to be held week commencing Monday 9th of December 2019

Applications can be emailed to:

The Open Door

420 Morningside Road


EH10 5HY

0131 447 9757