Area Manager, West Lothian, Perth & Kinross Services

Salary: £38,146.00 - £43,596.00 p.a. Contract Type: Permanent Hours: Full Time Job Reference Number: AM/HOS/403 Job Location: Scotland Job Area: Bridge of Earn, Perth, West Lothian - Closing Date: 15th April 2024
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Area Manager

West Lothian, Perth & Kinross Services

£38,146.00 – £43,596.00 per annum

(Salaries Under Review)

39 hours per week

Job Reference: AM/HOS/403

We have an exciting opportunity for an individual to join our West Lothian, Perth & Kinross services as an Area Manager.

Autism Initiatives Scotland provides a range of person centred services throughout Scotland. The charity provides services to autistic people who are 16 years old and over and encompasses supported living and outreach services.

The Area Manager is responsible for the design of the support programme to the people we support and to ensure, through the management team, the delivery and maintenance of high level autism specific services. The Area Manager’s responsibilities also include financial management, service development and liaison with external agencies. To provide leadership to the group of services, the Area Manager must ensure all staff are managed and supervised effectively. The Area Manager will be required to travel to our sites across West Lothian, Perth & Kinross.

You will have excellent leadership and supervision skills, knowledge of current legislation and regulations relating to the social care sector and management of an operational budget. A Social Work / health care qualification or equivalent as noted within the Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC) guidelines for the qualifications for managers is essential for this role.

The successful candidate will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and the SSSC.

Please see our Job Description and Person Specification available in the Apply Now Section for further details.

The closing date for completed applications is Monday 15th April 2024.

Interviews are due to be held on 24th & 25th April 2024 at our Head Office Scotland.

Please note we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Benefits of working with us

In addition to excellent rates of pay, a contributory pension and generous holiday entitlements, you will enjoy an enhanced range of benefits designed to reward the outstanding support that staff provide. Some of these benefits start immediately, whilst others are awarded at later dates in recognition of loyalty, dedication and long service.

Full details of all staff benefits are available on our intranet once you start working with us as benefits may vary from role to role, but here’s a brief run-down of a few of them:

  • Monthly staff cash prize draw
  • Your birthday off work every year
  • Medicash health scheme, providing cash towards medical costs, gym discounts and more
  • Employee Assistance Programme – free support from experts on a wide range of subjects from childcare and probate, to managing money and work life balance.
  • Additional paid holidays after 1, 2 and 3 years’ service
  • Extra paid holidays in milestone service years
  • Financial wellbeing programme providing flexible access to pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Career break scheme
  • Wagestream financial planning and support App – enables you to access money earned before pay day, set up savings and gain control of your finances

Before you start

When filling in our application form – when completing this please make sure you carefully read the Job Description; Person Specification – essential and desirable shortlisting criteria and base your statements on these. Detail your experience; skills and demonstrate how you have achieved these in the written sections. It is essential that you show on your application form otherwise you may not be shortlisted.

Before starting your application it would be useful to have the following information on hand:

  • Qualifications/Education History / Professional Memberships
  • Details of current employment and previous employment history
  • Contact Details of 2 Referees – the first must be from your current employer, please note that references will not be contacted until offers of employment have been accepted and permission has been given to do so

Top Tip: Read through our Area Manager Job Description and Person Specification (available in the Apply Now Section).

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