Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS)
Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS)

Charity registered in Scotland SC039587

SDSS champions local Independent Support organisations who provide quality advice and support on Self-directed Support. We campaign for true SDS implementation when it comes to social care delivery throughout Scotland.

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Top job! Chief Executive

  • Part time
  • £32,500 – £35,500 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh – occasional overnight national travel
  • Closing 27th July 2020

SDSS champions local Independent Support organisations who provide quality advice and support on Self-directed Support. We campaign for true SDS implementation when it comes to social care delivery throughout Scotland. We have a rapidly growing membership of independent and disabled people’s organisations and aim to support their growth and widen their influence and value in improving social care outcomes for disabled people and social care users.

Our focus in recruitment is to find the right people first, and look at how the team can be built around the skills and experience of those who have passion and connection to user lead organisations, issues in social care or the liberating ethos of the social model of disability.

Our new Chief Executive will understand where, when and how best to influence social care reform processes such that independent and local organisations are at the heart of dialogue and support provision in every Local Authority. Providing inspiration for our members, and drive in leadership and in management, they will ensure SDSS is always positioned to listen and learn but crucially to deliver by implementing projects that continue to improve quality, confidence and maturity of our membership and their value to their stakeholders.

Fixed term to 30th September 2021 with a view to establishing the post subject to next funding cycle and strategic aims.

For more information about SDSS see sdsscotland.org.uk

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Communications (& Policy) Manager

  • Part time
  • £24,500 – £31,500 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh – occasional overnight national travel
  • Closing 27th July 2020

SDSS champions local Independent Support organisations who provide quality advice and support on Self-directed Support. We campaign for true SDS implementation when it comes to social care delivery throughout Scotland. We have a rapidly growing membership of independent and disabled people’s organisations and we aim to support their growth and widen their influence and value in improving social care outcomes for disabled people and social care users.

Our focus in recruitment is to find the right people first, and look at how the team can be built around the skills and experience of those who have passion and connection to user lead organisations, issues in social care or the liberating ethos of the social model of disability.

All applicants will have confidence in contributing to and delivering our communication strategy across a wide range of events and media, including accessible formats and know how to articulate complex issues and positively engage our member organisations.

To attract maximum remuneration and hours our Communications Lead might also have experience in policy work and understanding of Scottish social care reform with the potential to direct SDSS in its strategy and delivery and represent SDSS confidently in these areas.

Fixed term to 30th June 2021 with a view to establishing the post subject to next funding cycle and strategic aims.

For more information about SDSS see sdsscotland.org.uk

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