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Support Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th December 2019

  • Advertised from 26th November 2019
  • Permanent. 35 hours per week.


Veterans Housing Scotland is the operational name of the Scottish Veterans’ Garden City Association (Inc) (SVGCA). It is a private charitable letting agent, which together with its sister organisation, the Scottish Garden City Housing Society Ltd (SGCHS), provides housing to military veterans in Scotland who are disabled. Founded in 1915, we are one of Scotland’s oldest military housing charities and are extensively supported by a network of enthusiastic and committed volunteers, who are central to our success.

Our stock of over 650 houses of varying size and type is located throughout Scotland with an ambitious development programme over the past five years to increase the number and type of homes we can offer.

As we move into a new exciting chapter, the Charity is now seeking to enhance the assistance we provide to our tenants by proactively working with other support organisations so that our Veterans and their families can lead fulfilling and active lives in a positive and secure environment with the knowledge that, if required, they will receive the best possible support from those organisations best placed to provide it.

To take forward the successful development of this next stage in our strategy, the Charity now wishes to appoint an additional Senior Manager to work closely with the CEO to develop partnership working with organisations to provide added support to our volunteers and the wider Veterans Housing Scotland family.

This is an exciting, mobile and hands-on role for an existing senior manager who can demonstrate the abilities and skills required to pull organisations and individuals together to provide support and training for volunteers and identify support services for the evolving needs of our veterans and their families.

To find out more about this role, please download the Job Description below.

Application notes

If you believe that you have the necessary skills, drive, energy and a willingness to learn and want to be an integral part of this exciting opportunity to support veterans in Scotland who are disabled, we would like to hear from you.

Please apply with a CV (2 pages max) along with a covering letter (2 pages max) explaining why you believe you are the right person for this role and how you meet the person specification.

Your application should be sent to Kevin Gray MM, CEO, Veterans Housing Scotland, by emailing with Support Service Manager Recruitment in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is midday on Tuesday 10th December 2019.

As we expect to receive many applications regrettably, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held at the Central Office, New Haig House, Logie Green Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4HQ on 12th December 2019.

All information relating to unsuccessful candidates will be destroyed when an appointment has been made.