Scottish Care
Scottish Care
A Scottish voice for care providers, their workforce and people who access care and support. Scottish Care is a membership organisation and the representative body for independent social care services in Scotland.

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Top job! Technology and Digital Innovation Lead

  • Full time
  • £40,847
  • Ayr
  • Closing 17th January 2020

Are you excited about the potential of technology to help people live their lives to the fullest? Do you consider it is important to use technology within a human rights and ethical framework? Are you excellent at inspiring individuals and creating enthusiasm? Then this may be a great role for you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Scottish Care for a Technology and Digital Innovation Lead to join the national Scottish Care team. This full-time post is initially from March 2020 to March 2021 with a possible extension beyond this. The post is remunerated at £40,847 plus agreed expenses.

Scottish Care is establishing this post as a result of funding from the Scottish Government Technology Enabled Care Programme.

Applicants should ideally be qualified to degree level or equivalent and have experience of working in the technology and digital sector. Current knowledge of the social care sector in Scotland, and an ability to engage and innovate the positive use of technology to enable the delivery of a rights-based approach to support and care are desirable.

The consultant will operate at a national strategic level; create significant collaborations for and with independent care sector organisations; contribute to national policy groups and consultations specifically on technology, data and digital; organise and deliver national events and work across the sector nationally.

The role requires skilful collaboration with key partners in the Scottish Government, statutory health and care services, regulatory bodies, user and representative bodies as well as the wider technology and digital community in Scotland and elsewhere.

Come and join the independent care sector where there is already remarkable innovative use of technology that makes a difference.

The contract offers a flexible, home based option and the post-holder will report to the Scottish Care Chief Executive, Dr Donald Macaskill.

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Top job! National Lead, Partners for Integration

  • Full time
  • £48,000
  • Ayr
  • Closing 17th January 2020

Integration of Health and Social Care is the Scottish Government's ambitious programme to improve services for people who access health and social care services.

Scottish Care is a membership organisation representing the largest group of independent health and social care providers across Scotland.

After a period of consolidation and expansion, Scottish Care is seeking to recruit 2 National Leads to its Partners for Integration Programme.

The Independent Care sector is a key player in health and social care integration to make sure that the citizens of Scotland can access the right care, in the right place at the right time.

This is a role where you can make a difference at an exciting time as the Scottish Care Partners for Integration Programme has become increasingly recognised as supporting the realisation of the integration objectives outlined in the 2014 Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act. As a leader for the team and integration, the postholder(s) will be critical in influencing and contributing to success at a strategic level for Scotland.

Hosted by Scottish Care and working closely with independent sector providers and partners such as Scottish Government and Health and Social Care Scotland, the post involves partnership working at its core, creating conditions for collaboration and co-production, with the ultimate aim of improving outcomes for people accessing care and support. This will partly be achieved by identifying and raising the profile of the positive contribution that the independent care sector makes, and its role in achieving wider adult social care reform.

The post holder will lead and manage the Partners for Integration Team of locally based integration and specialists, currently working to pursue, test, measure and embed new ways of working and improvement methodologies.

The post holder will require to be highly motivated and be able to use initiative, possess excellent communication, leadership and networking skills, demonstrate success and experience working with policy makers, providers, regulators, people supported by services and carers. Experience at senior management level in health or social care is preferred, as is a knowledge of relevant policy, practice and the needs and aspirations of the independent sector.

The post will be home-based and report to the National Director, Karen Hedge. Secondment and job share opportunities considered.

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Human Rights Project Worker (Maternity cover)

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Ayr
  • Closing 19th June 2020

Do you have human rights knowledge and experience?

Are you passionate about protecting and promoting the rights of older people?

Do you want to improve the experiences of those living with dementia?

Scottish Care, in partnership with Life Changes Trust and the University of the West of Scotland, wishes to appoint a Human Rights Project Worker (Maternity cover) to support Rights Made Real: a three-year funded project focused on actively promoting the human rights of care home residents living with dementia.

The project has already been running for eighteen months and a range of creative and innovative projects are being funded which will benefit people living with dementia and show others how to make rights real in care homes. The arrival of COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the care home sector and there has never been a more important time to embed a human-rights based approach to the care and support of older persons. All partners in this project are committed to ensuring that older people, including those living with dementia, have a right to maintain strong connections with family and friends, with their communities and with the things that matter to them regardless of where they live. This has been very challenging during the pandemic. We believe that people of all ages, circumstances and conditions have a life to live, the right to thrive and hopes and dreams to achieve.

We are looking to for someone with a strong understanding/interest in human rights who shares our passion to join us.

This is a full-time post for 9 months, hosted by Scottish Care and based in Scottish Care’s offices in Ayr. However, it is anticipated that the post-holder may have to travel throughout Scotland supporting the care homes involved in the project.

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