Workstream Lead – The Promise

Location: Scotland wide

Salary: £42,954 - £47,505 plus excellent benefits

Hours: 35 hours per week

Contract: Temporary for 18 months (Secondment’s welcome)

 

About the role

We are driving forward the work demanded by the findings of the Independent Care Review to keep the Promise made to Scotland’s children and young people.

We are looking to recruit a Workstream Lead to develop and deliver on our plans for the Promise. You will develop a participation strategy which will underpin and guide the way in which we listen to and involve children and young people in all our scrutiny and improvement activities. You will support the delivery of our Corporate Parenting Plan (2021-2023), as well as working with colleagues across the organisation to ensure our internal strategies, processes and policies align with The Promise plan 2021-24.

You will also support the Care Inspectorate to embed trauma informed practices across the organisation.

About us

We want children and young people to feel loved and secure in whatever setting they are in and to have meaningful connections. As a national scrutiny body that supports quality improvement, we inspect care services and partnerships across Scotland, report on the quality of care people experience, and support quality improvements in services to facilitate improvements in outcomes for people.

We champion high quality care whenever we encounter it across the scrutiny activities, we carry out each year, and we work closely with all care providers to support them to improve all the time. We collaborate with other organisations too, supporting improvement across public services. Our work plays a big role in reducing health and social inequalities between people and communities. We know that there is still much to do for children and young people in Scotland and we are committed to keep The Promise.

We are a proud Corporate Parent with an ambitious plan to take forward our work. We try hard to actively listen to the views of children and young people to support improvement. We have a group of Young Inspection Volunteers, young people with lived experience of care, who support us with this and enhance and influence our work.

About you

You will share our determination that children, young people, and their families should get the help they need, when they need it, for as long as they need it. You'll be confident about what good quality care looks like and understand what needs to be in place to deliver it.

You will have significant experience of listening to children and young people and ensuring that they are meaningfully and appropriately involved in decision-making about their care, with all those involved properly listening and responding to what they want and what they need.

You will have experience of partnership working with internal colleagues and external stakeholders and the ability to appropriately lead change and improvement processes.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have a recognised qualification in youth work; social work/social care; community development; education, health or equivalent, with a commitment to your own CPD.

Why join us?

This is an exciting time to join the Care Inspectorate, with an opportunity to be at the heart of change as we play our part in delivering on the Promise to Scotland’s children and young people.

We strive to be a great employer, knowing that competitive salary, leave and pension schemes are only part of that. We pride ourselves on the values we hold, person-centred; fairness; respect; efficiency and integrity - all supported with a culture of care and kindness. We are proud to be a progressive, supportive employer, and equality, diversity and inclusion are important to us. 

All new entrants will start on the grade minimum for the role however we have a generous benefits package which is highlighted below.

Flexibility and agility are important to us. That’s why we have a number of policies in place that support flexible working and time off when you need it, such as flexi-time, flexible hours, carers leave and special leave.

Our annual leave allowances are generous, starting at 32 days (in less than 1 year’s service by 1 April) and climbing to 42 days after 5 years of service.

All our employees are eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme, which is a defined benefit career average scheme. Employee contributions range between 5.5% and 10% depending on earnings and are matched by employer contributions of 17%.

To apply

You’ll find more information in the:

For an informal chat about the role, please contact the HR team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will arrange for you to speak to a member of our recruiting panel.

If you believe that you are a suitable candidate for this post, please download and complete an application form, (and equal opportunities form where you are an external applicant), and submit it by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 8.00am on Monday, 9 August 2021.

We anticipate that selection days will take place in week commencing Monday, 30 August 2021.

The Care Inspectorate offers a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers themselves to be disabled and who meets the minimum essential requirements for the post.

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Involvement Adviser (Children and Young People)

Salary: £33,639 - £37,167

Hours: 35 hours per week

Location: Flexible – any Care Inspectorate office

Contract: Fixed Term until 15 August 2022 or the return of the substantive post holder (secondments welcome)

 

About us

We are the national regulator and scrutiny body responsible for providing assurance and protection for people who experience care services, their families, carers and the wider public, as well as supporting delivery partners to improve the quality of care for people in Scotland. Our vision is that people across Scotland experience high quality care that meets their needs, rights and choices.

We are a scrutiny body that supports improvement. We inspect individual care services and we also work with other scrutiny bodies to inspect the social care and social work services people are experiencing in their local areas.

About the role

Working within the Involvement and Equalities team, your role will be to develop and contribute to the implementation of the Involvement Action Plan with a specific focus on involvement of children and young people in the work of the Care Inspectorate.

About you

Educated to a degree level (or equivalent), you will have substantial experience of developing and delivering involvement activity, as well as professional experience in delivering care/social work services for children and young people. You will also have knowledge of specific issues and experiences of children and young people who use social work/social care services, along with knowledge of current policy context for children and young people in Scotland, with sound IT skills (specifically in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word).

Next steps

You’ll find more information in the job profile and person specification.

For an informal chat regarding this role, please contact either Amanda Tough, Involvement and Equalities Team Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Craig Morris, Head of Improvement Support, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you believe that you are a suitable candidate for this post, please download and complete an application form and submit it by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 8am on Monday 16 August 2021.

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Organisational and Workforce Development (OWD) Adviser

Salary: £33,639-£37,167

Location: Flexible

Hours: 35 hours per week

Contract: Temporary post (12 months) to cover internal secondment

 

About the role

The Organisational and Workforce Development (OWD) Team are focused on supporting colleagues in their role to make a difference in the quality of care for Scotland. The team’s purpose is to work collaboratively to develop our organisation and its workforce to be the best and to do that with energy, drive and determination.

The OWD Team provides a wide range of support for developing our staff and the wider organisational culture.

This is a temporary opportunity to join our OWD team. The role holder will report to the Organisation and Workforce Development (OWD) Manager, supporting the delivery of OWD improvement projects and learning and development activities, as well as developing and consulting on people management policies. 

About you

The ideal candidate will be CIPD qualified, with significant experience of supporting the delivery of projects and strategies covering a broad range of people-related issues, encompassing OD, HR and learning and development.  In addition you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of key external developments and trends in OD/HR/L&D and the opportunities these offer to the organisation.

The role holder will be a strong communicator with excellent interpersonal and IT skills, together with the ability to manage conflicting priorities and work to tight deadlines.  Previous experience in a similar post would be ideal.   

To apply

You’ll find more information in the:

For an informal chat about the role please contact Kirstine Rankin, OWD Manager on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

If you believe that you are a suitable candidate for this post, please download and complete an application form, (and equal opportunities form where you are an external applicant) and submit it by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 8am on Monday 31 May 2021.

The interviews will take place in the week commencing 7 June 2021.

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