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  • Lead Scotland - Befriending Services Manager

    Created: 10/01/2024
    News/Events Category: Job Vacancies

    Post: Befriending Services Manager 

    Hours: 21 per week 

    Salary: £35,717 pro rata

    Location: Home based, remote working post with some travel to project


    This is an exciting post created to develop Lead Scotland Befriending Services to take forward their strategic ambition.

    The successful applicant will:

    • Work with the management team to extend local projects and explore wider coverage of services
    • Support the development of high quality befriending opportunities
    • Enable more disabled people and carers to engage with befriending services which lead to a range of positive outcomes
    • Manage befriending projects, contracts, and partnerships

    This post will suit someone who is passionate about the power of befriending services to reduce loneliness and isolation and who has a track record of successfully managing people and projects.

    You will need very good digital skills and excellent communication skills to balance a busy workload, supporting the strategic growth agenda and creating the conditions for staff and volunteers to flourish.

    This post is home-based and a satisfactory PVG will be required. Lead Scotland has a Recruiting People with Convictions Policy.

    Benefits include a pension, expenses, 25 days' annual leave and 12 days' public holiday per year (pro rata). 

    Lead has Disability Confident status, and they encourage applications from disabled people. All disabled people meeting the minimum requirements will get a guaranteed interview. Information about their commitment to recruit disabled people is available on their website. If you would like to be considered under this scheme, please indicate this on your covering letter. This will in no way disadvantage you in the recruitment process. All job application information can be made in alternative formats on request including braille, large print and audio and people can make applications in alternative formats. Recruitment paperwork is kept for six months before it is destroyed. Please complete their anonymous equal opportunities form to help them ensure they are attracting a broad range of candidates.

    Lead Scotland is a charity which provides learning, befriending and helpline services for disabled people and carers. Charity no. SC003949

    How to Apply

    1. Answer the questions in the online application form. This will help to assess your approach and transferable skills for this specific role and replaces a cover letter.


    2. E-mail your CV to [email protected]

    Further information: Job Description Befriending Services Manager  and Information Sheet Befriending Services Manager.

    If you have any further queries about the role, please e-mail [email protected]

    The closing date for applications is 9.00am on Monday 29 January 2024. Interviews will take place week commencing 05 February 2024. 

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