In 2019 a National Strategic Partnership Group, referred to as the Social Work Education Partnership (“the Partnership”), was established by the Scottish Government and key stakeholders to focus on social work education. Its overarching objective is to ensure continued improvement in the quality of social work education in Scotland.
The Partnership Delivery Manager will provide leadership for the Social Work Education Partnership (the Partnership), including line management of the Partnership Officer, and coordination and direction to Partnership members. The Partnership Delivery Manager is responsible for working closely with key officers at the Scottish Social Services Council, social work employers and the providers of social work education, and maintain strong working relationships with all other relevant partners. The post holder will report to the Chair of the Social Work Education Partnership and is accountable to the Partnership itself.
A unique opportunity to play a key role within a high profile new initiative aimed at improving Brain Health for everyone in Scotland with a view to substantially reducing the incidence of dementia.
This key senior role is responsible for the leadership, design and delivery of all strategic outcomes in the context of Brain Health Scotland’s operations, communications and public engagement.
Brain Health Scotland is a new initiative supported by the Scottish Government, which will be formally launched in April 2020. Its mission is to improve the Brain Health of people in Scotland of all ages with a view to substantially reducing the incidence of dementia year on year from 2020. Brain Health Scotland is a semi-autonomous entity that is nested from a governance perspective within Alzheimer Scotland.
You will advise the Director and Associate Director of Brain Health Scotland and senior management colleagues on best practice in the arena of operations, communications and marketing as well as increasing awareness and engagement that ensures Brain Health Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland remain at the forefront of a fast-pace and changing environment. You will lead others to create a robust and integrated culture of working as one organisation and have a lead responsibility for ensuring a marcomms model of high-quality advice, intervention and support is embedded at all levels.
You will provide strong, clear, directional leadership to nurture and develop a proactive, innovative and solutions focused professional team with a strong emphasis on engagement and collaborative working.
For the right person, this is a unique and hugely exciting opportunity to join Brain Health Scotland at the inception of its journey in improving the Brain Health of people in Scotland and reducing the incidence of dementia nationally.
Whilst experience or an understanding of the charity, health or social care sectors may be advantageous, above all we are seeking a truly talented individual with a strong track record of managing large projects and/or budgets from a strategic and operational perspective. A key requirement will be experience of leading high-profile campaigns with the ability to plan and implement highly engaging and effective media communications through a wide range of mediums and solutions and be able to nurture and build relationships with a multitude of local, national and international stakeholders. With a proactive, creative and innovative approach, you will exemplify a strong collaborative and engaging style of leadership
The Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre – Dundee and Angus (WRASAC) has been supporting survivors of rape, sexual abuse and exploitation and raising awareness about the damaging effects of sexual violence since 1984. We are a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.
WRASAC has a dynamic and growing team of staff and volunteers and an annual income of just under £600,000 per year from a diverse range of funders. We are currently recruiting for a new manager to help lead WRASAC to meet our ambitious goals over the coming years.
The successful candidate will have a least 2 years experience in a senior management position with experience of financial and strategic management. They will have a collaborative management style, excellent interpersonal skills and an understanding and commitment to a feminist analysis of gender based violence.
We offer a competitive salary, excellent terms and conditions and the opportunity to gain invaluable skills and experience.
SiMBA provides crucial bereavement support to anyone affected by the loss of a baby at any gestation, or after birth. SiMBA's mission is to ensure that every bereaved family is offered a memory box at the earliest opportunity, and provided with private comfortable spaces, with the facilities, that allow them to spend as much time as they need with their babies. To make timeless memories we work closely with healthcare workers so they feel informed, confident and supported in their roles so that they can provide the highest level of care to bereaved families. We also provide ongoing opportunities and events for bereaved families to honour their babies.
We are seeking to recruit up to three Trustees with established and active professional and influential networks to further enhance and complement the current SiMBA Board. We are particularly interested in applications from professionals with experience and skills in the following areas:
North Argyll Carers Centre is a value-based charity, which supports those who look after a family member or friend due to illness, disability, frailty or addiction, on an unpaid basis. We provide information and advice as well as practical and emotional support. We are affiliated to Carers Trust.
We are recruiting a Manager to build on our success and to sustain and grow our organisation. This is a highly demanding role and the successful applicant will have significant leadership experience, demonstrate strategic awareness, a sound understanding of working with carers and be an effective and visible ambassador for carers.
The successful candidate will work closely with the Board of Trustees to deliver our organisation’s strategy and lead the organisation in our move to The Rockfield Centre.
We protect and promote the human rights of people with mental illness, learning disabilities, dementia and related conditions.
We are seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer to lead the Commission in the delivery of our strategic objectives, which arise out of our duties under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
The timing of this appointment offers the right individual a great opportunity to shape not only the Commission’s future role, but to also influence Scottish mental health and incapacity law. The legislation that is central to our work is almost 20 years old and is currently under review. This brings the potential for major examination of what is working and what might be improved in our laws, taking account of changes in society and in the environment in which we operate. The Commission’s Chief Executive is expected to work closely with the review team as they seek to create modern, forward-looking legislation for Scotland.
You will have extensive experience in organisational leadership and have demonstrated the ability to influence and challenge key players in mental health and learning disability fields, including within the Scottish Government, the NHS and local authorities. In addition, you must demonstrate a commitment to upholding the welfare and human rights of individuals. We are looking for a driven, enthusiastic leader with excellent relationship skills with the ability to combine strategic policy judgement and political awareness with experience of building, leading and developing multi-disciplinary teams.
At the Royal College of Nursing we're an optimistic organisation. And we've got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK - with around 435,000 members - all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too.
We're one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations, with One Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2019, and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.
Policy Manager (Scotland)
RCN Scotland HQ (Edinburgh), 35 hours per week, Permanent
As a Policy Manager you'll use your positive attitude, your extensive knowledge of the external policy landscape and your ability to identify and analyse domestic nursing and health policy and legislative developments.
It's a job full of possibilities as you could get involved in anything from leading the design, delivery and evaluation of programme work to contributing to the coordination of cross-organisational strategies. We'll look to you to ensure staff have clear work plans, to play an active role in RCN Scotland's management team, to ensure the development of a rigorous evidence base within the owned policy programme and keep abreast of the complex and fast changing policy debates. It's a great way to develop your potential.
As our Policy Manager you'll identify opportunities for partnerships and collaborations with external professionals, organisations and agencies as well as drafting and developing clear, consistent, high-quality, evidence-based policy positions.
What we offer you
We expect you to look after our members. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working, and annual leave of up to 32 days.
Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. All employees can ask for flexible working and when personal circumstances change, we will work with you to find a smarter working solution that suits everyone. In fact, many of our employees enjoy home working, flexible working or compressed hours, enabling them to deliver results with minimum impact to their professional and personal commitments. We also offer generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave packages.
To join us, you'll need to be able to role model great management practice; foster high performing project teams; have proven financial and budgetary control skills; use critical thinking and system analysis; generate and commission high quality analysis; and experience of successful influencing for change as well as experience in designing, delivering and evaluating programmes of work.
The ability to foster strong professional relationships externally and encourage close collaboration between departments is at the heart of this role.
To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything's possible.
Oxton House is a 34 bed family-run Care Home in the southside of Glasgow.
We are currently looking for an experienced, professional and highly personable Home Manager to join Oxton House Care Home. The Home Manager will be passionate and experienced in delivering first class care; a proven manager who can confidently demonstrate effective leadership and management with a sound knowledge of care standards, Care Inspectorate regulations and care home legislation.
As Care Home Manager, you will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the home, ensuring it operates efficiently whilst delivering the highest quality and care standards.
Usual working hours will be weekday day shifts, with some flexibility for weekend working for quality monitoring, occasional on-call duties, etc. due to the seniority of the role.
The successful candidate will have the following experience, qualities and qualifications:
The successful candidate will be supported by the three Partners of Oxton House Care Home.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a world leading youth charity which gives all 14-24 year olds the chance to develop skills for life and work. We engage, inspire and empower over 300,000 young people a year across the UK and from every possible background.
The DofE Award is a game-changer. We know that perseverance and passion for long-term goals is linked to success in education, life and work. Our structured programme of volunteering, physical and skills based challenges inspire, guide and support young people to achieve.
We believe that anything is possible and the possibilities are endless. The positive effects of the DofE are proven and far-reaching. Communities are enriched with passionate and driven volunteers, businesses benefit from work-ready, competent recruits and young people are given the confidence to shine.
We are looking for a replacement Director to join our Scotland Office in Edinburgh.
Purpose of the role
This is a unique opportunity for the right person to join a well-regarded social care charity who provide highly individualised support to people who have needs relating to a learning disability, mental health needs or both.
We try to base our work on principals of upholding individuals’ human rights to self-determination. To assist this, we operate a unique system of Individual Services Funds which seeks for the individual and those closest to them have financial information to assist informed decision making. As such this requires a high level of attention to detail. You will embrace a ‘hands on approach’ where each team member including yourself will be able to take on any task within the Finance team.
As an Executive Director reporting directly to the Chief Executive and the Board of Trustees you will play a pivotal role in the development in strategy and governance of the organisation. You will have a proven track record in providing sound financial advice.
This can be a challenging role, to be successful you will need to be astute, insightful able to operate at both an operational and strategic level with a high level of integrity and openness.
If this sounds like you and you share our belief in the positive capacity of all people regardless of ability or disability to shape their own lives, then we would love to hear from you.
This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland Check and a 6-month Probationary period.