This vacancy has now closed

Outreach Practice Lead

  • Full time
  • £36,668 – £40,802
  • TBC Northern Scotland
  • Closing 10th February 2020

  • Advertised from 21st January 2020
  • 35 hours per week


Due to further expansion, Scottish War Blinded is looking to increase the management capacity for our innovative and highly regarded outreach service.

The outreach team is Scotland-wide, with staff in all areas providing a person-centred, responsive service to veterans with a sight impairment. They work with members of Scottish War Blinded to identify and support their individual needs and so increase and maintain their independence and enhance their quality of life

The Practice Lead will work alongside two existing post holders and share line management of the team, taking on staff based in Inverness, Aberdeen and other northern areas. The focus of their work will be to provide leadership to the outreach workers to ensure that members are supported by staff with a strong value base, appropriate skills and the highest standards of professional practice.

The post holder will be professionally qualified or qualified to SVQ level 4 in health and social care, or similar discipline. They will have at least 3 years’ operational experience of mentoring, supervising and supporting staff working with adults with a disability in the community. They will have up to date knowledge of relevant legislation and the context in which care, support and rehabilitation are provided. They will have excellent communication skills and be committed to empowering people with a sight impairment to have choice and control over their lives.

The post will involve considerable travel and possible overnight stays.

The post is subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update for regulated work with vulnerable adults, paid by Scottish War Blinded.

Application notes

Apply online at

Closing date: 9am Monday 10th February

Interviews will be held in Inverness or Aberdeen on: 20th February

Scottish War Blinded is committed to equal opportunities

and applications are welcome from all sections of the community.

Registered Charity No SC 047192