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Top job! Director of Scotland

  • Full time
  • £43,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th June 2020

  • Advertised from 8th June 2020
  • 36 hours per week


If you can…

· Provide vision and collaborative leadership

· Maximise opportunities to secure new funding and partnerships

· Lead campaigning, influencing and public policy work

… then you could be the person to lead the development of Home-Start’s work in Scotland.

Home-Start is a vibrant community network of 31 local charities across Scotland helping families with young children through challenging times. In Scotland, over 1500 volunteers support over 3,500 families and nearly 6,500 children each year through compassionate, confidential help to parents, carers and families when they need us most.

You will have strategic responsibility for the leadership and development of Home-Start UK’s work in Scotland and provide vision, support and collaborative leadership for our network of independent local Home-Starts.

As expected, you will have experience of leadership and partnership working, as well as managing strategic funding relationships and a track record of working together with others, including across the third sector.

You will have worked successfully to influence local or national government policy and have engaged with elected representatives at various levels. This means you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the structures and working of the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament, local government children and families’ governance and practice, have connections with health services, and significant knowledge of the wider early years and family support environment in Scotland.

Finally, you will have well-developed networking, representational and negotiating skills, as well as excellent collaborative leadership, diplomacy and relationship building ability.

Application notes

To discuss this role in confidence, please email to arrange a conversation with Home-Start UK’s deputy chief executive. Further information can be found by clicking on the documents below and if you are interested in applying for this position please submit your CV, together with a covering letter to

Closing date for applications: 26th June.

Interviews will be held on 9th/10th July via Zoom.

As part of any recruitment process, Home-Start UK collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide data to Home-Start UK during the recruitment process. However, if you do not provide the information, we may not be able to process your application properly or at all. For further information please refer to the Home-Start UK Job Applicant Privacy Notice here

Home-Start UK, a charitable company limited by guarantee. Company No. 5382181. Charity No. in England and Wales 1108837 and in Scotland SC039172. Registered Office: The Crescent, King Street, Leicester LE1 6RX.

Home-Start is committed to Equality of Opportunity and Diversity. We wish to encourage applications from all parts of the community irrespective of gender, race, colour, age, sexual orientation or disability. Appointments will be based on merit, following an open and clear selection process.

No agencies please.