Sleep Scotland
Sleep Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC027560

Promoting healthy sleep in children and young people through sleep awareness, sleep counselling and education.

Current vacancies

Sleep Support Line Supervisor

  • Part time
  • £22,063 – £24,832 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th August 2020

With a National Lottery Community Grant Fund, Sleep Scotland has been running a Sleep Support Line since 2017. We provide advice, guidance, and support for parents and guardians of children and young people with sleep problems through telephone calls and emails. We are looking to recruit a Support Line Team Leader to the team. This is a new role, required due to organisation restructure.

As a Support Line Team Leader, you would provide supervision and support to our Tier 1 Sleep Advisors, and assist the Sleep Services Manager with supporting our Tier 2 Sleep Counsellors. You will also be available to provide general sleep support and advice over the phone to the parents and carers of typically developing children and young people with sleep problems. By listening to the parent/carer on the telephone, you will work to provide ideas and suggestions to improve the situation e.g. a good bedtime routine, gradual withdrawal techniques, action required in the middle of the night etc. Knowledge of sleep is desirable, but not essential as full training will be provided.

The successful applicant for this post will require a basic disclosure.

This job description is a general statement of the duties and responsibilities that the post holder is expected to undertake. It may change from time to time to reflect the changing nature of the post.

Please direct any queries regarding the role to Alyson O’Brien, Sleep Services Manager –

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Office Administrator

  • Full time
  • £17,510 – £19,708
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th February 2020

Promoting healthy sleep in children and young people through sleep awareness, sleep counselling and education.

Sleep Scotland are looking for an Office Administrator to deal with telephone and email enquiries to Sleep Scotland, create content for social media, provide administrative support to the training and fundraising teams, and carry out other general office duties as required.

You will have excellent organisational skills, good attention to detail and be able to communicate effectively. You will use your initiative to manage your own workload as well as be able to work effectively as part of a team. You will have experience of using IT in an administrative and supportive context, in particular Microsoft Access, Word, Power Point, Excel and Outlook. Interest in the voluntary sector and in Sleep Related Information would be an advantage.

This position will be based at the Sleep Scotland offices in Liberton. Occasional travel and overnight stays elsewhere in the UK will be required but planned in advance.

Sleep Scotland is a values-driven organisation, and you would be joining a close-knit and supportive team.

The successful applicant for this post will require a basic disclosure.

This vacancy has now closed

HR Manager

  • Part time
  • £30,467 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th June 2020

Sleep Scotland is looking to recruit an HR Manager to join our busy and dynamic, team. You will have recent experience in a similar role, be highly organised, a team player and able to provide pragmatic and responsive solutions across the organisation.

The core purpose of the role is:

  • Manage and guide the HR Administrator and advising senior management team, in relation to HR matters
  • Maintain processes and policies to make sure they are fair for all employees
  • Manage complex employee relations casework including dispute resolutions, grievances, absence, retirement and redundancy
  • Advise and support managers on the terms and conditions of employment and knowledge share best practice with them
  • Oversee the administration of the payroll and payroll records and keep accounts appraised of any changes.
  • Advise on recruitment and selection strategies.
  • Participate in the implementation of specific projects, procedures and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the organisation
  • To work collaboratively with the CEO/Deputy CEO and HR Board representative member
  • To build an organisational culture that embraces the Values and embedding it through a variety of ways including communication initiatives.

About the Charity: Sleep Scotland is an Edinburgh based charity that provides support services focussed on two areas. Sleep Services supports the families of children and young people with sleep problems. TEENS+, is a transitional education programme, supporting young people with complex and severe communication issues.

Sleep Scotland promotes healthy sleep in children and young people through sleep awareness, sleep counselling and education through our sleep services function. We work throughout Scotland and in other parts of the UK providing intensive sleep programmes for children with additional support needs by training sleep councillors to work directly with families in need of support. We also run a telephone support help line.

Teens+ provides post school education and lifelong learning services for young people with complex communication needs including autism and learning disabilities. Based in two centres in Edinburgh, the service is person centred and individualised to ensure each student, regardless of needs, can reach their fullest potential.

The HR Manager role is an important senior role and working collaboratively with colleagues is an exciting opportunity if you have:

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualified
  • Knowledge of HR compliance and legal frameworks
  • Experience working with HR information systems.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Effective time management with ability to shift priorities when needed.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Ability to handle confidential and proprietary information.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel).

The successful applicant for this post will require a basic disclosure.

This vacancy has now closed

Board member

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th July 2020

We’re looking for new Board Trustees

  • Are you passionate about children and young adults, particularly those with additional support needs
  • Do you want to help children and young people achieve their potential?
  • Do you have skills and experience in leadership, strategic development, fundraising, networking and the charity sector?

If the answer is yes, please read on, as we would welcome an application from you to join our Board of Trustees.

Sleep Scotland is a charity for children and young people with additional support needs and sleep problems. We provide sleep training and support for professionals and provide a telephone support line for families. We also run TEENS+, a transitional education programme for young people with complex and severe communication issues. To find out more, look on our websites and

As a Trustee you would contribute to achieving our aims by overseeing our strategic development and direction. The Board meetings are every month for 2 hours in Edinburgh (currently remotely using Zoom).

This vacancy has now closed

Senior Speech and Language Therapist

  • Part time
  • £28,500 – £32,077 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th July 2020

TEENS+ is a transitional education programme for young people with complex and severe communication needs based in South Edinburgh.

  • Are you keen to help young people accomplish communication skills?
  • Do you have experience of working with young people with a Learning Disability or other additional learning support needs including challenging behaviour?
  • Do you want to join an organisation that is a specialist education centre in Edinburgh?

As a Speech and Language Therapist with TEENS+, you will provide specialist support to our students, as well as helping to develop and deliver our Education Programme. This is a varied role, providing a real opportunity to work closely with our students to improve outcomes and help achieve their goals.

To apply for this role, you will need a BSc or MSc in Speech and Language Therapy. HCPC membership is required.

We are looking for candidates who can work on their own initiative, as well as being part of our enthusiastic team.

The successful applicants will require membership of the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) Scheme.