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.
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 formto 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.