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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Organisational and Workforce Development (OWD) Adviser

Salary: £33,639-£37,167

Location: Flexible

Hours: 35 hours per week

Contract: Temporary post (to March 2022) to cover internal secondment

 

About us

The Care Inspectorate is a scrutiny body that supports improvement in care. Our vision is the people across Scotland receive high quality care that meets their needs, rights and choices. We are a national organisation, employing in excess of 600 staff working across our network of offices.

About the role

The Organisational and Workforce Development (OWD) Team have an integral role in designing and delivering people and organisational development strategies. The team design and deliver wide range of opportunities to develop the skills, capabilities and knowledge of our workforce and to build a strong inclusive empowered culture.

This includes designing, commissioning and delivering skills development programmes, leadership and management development, induction, coaching, performance appraisal and wider organisational wellbeing and culture change.

The role holder will report to the Organisation and Workforce Development (OWD) Manager and will support the design and delivery of people and organisational development strategies through the management of change, supporting the organisation’s strategic and operational plans, providing advice and services as required.

About you

The ideal candidate thrives in a forward focused learning and development environment. You will have 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. You will have membership of the Learning Performance Institute (LPI) or Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development or equivalent.

The role holder will be a strong communicator, self-aware and accountable as well as having excellent interpersonal and IT skills. You will also manage conflicting priorities and work to tight deadlines. Previous experience in a similar post would be ideal.

If you require any further information or for an informal discussion, please contact David McNab, Temporary OWD Manager.

To apply

This is a temporary opportunity to join our OWD team. For an informal chat about the role please contact David McNab, temporary OWD Manager by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download the job profile and person specification for this post.

A completed application form and equalities monitoring form (for external applicants) should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by no later than 8am on Monday 19 July 2021.

The interviews will take place on Wednesday 28th July 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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Digital Apps Development Manager

Location: Flexible

Salary: £48,453 - £53,502

Hours: 35 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

 

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

This new role of Digital Apps Development Manager (DADM) will lead and manage a development team, responsible for the delivery of technical solutions, in support of Digital Transformation and IT service continuity.

Reporting to the Senior Service Delivery Manager (SSDM), the DADM is a hands-on role, leading a multi-disciplinary team to deliver the planning, software development, integrations, implementation, release and on-going support of digital apps, with a support model that ensures the delivery of service standards to agreed service levels, and leading the development of digital standards through continual service improvement.

About you

You will hold an IT degree or graduate qualification in a Software Engineering or related field with demonstrable work experience leading digital/ software development in medium/large scale public sector projects, familiar with cloud based application and development platforms.

You will have extensive direct work experience which can evidence:

  • excellent technical expertise in applications development and have a well-rounded understanding of computer systems and databases, with the analytical skills needed to identify and troubleshoot issues that arise, using problem-solving skills to determine root cause and solutions.
  • proven experience of designing, building and delivering working solutions to meet customer needs.
  • experience of leading software development and application support teams
  • high attention to detail and accuracy with excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills across all levels in an organisation.
  • proven ability to multitask in a fast pace environment to deliver effective outcomes/targets on time.
  • experience in a range of application development technologies.
  • experience of formal Project Management methodologies - Agile, Prince2.

Next steps

You’ll find more information in the:

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. by 8am on Monday 19 July 2021.

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Senior Improvement Adviser - AHP

Location: Any Care Inspectorate office

Salary: £48,453-£53,502

Hours: 35 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

 

About the role

We are looking for a colleague with a strong background in a variety of health and social work roles and a passion in quality improvement to join the new Health and Social Care Improvement Team (HSCIT) on a permanent basis.

Reporting to the AHP Consultant but working closely with the Care Inspectorate’s Chief Nurse, under the umbrella of Improvement Support and with close collaboration with Scrutiny and Assurance the post holder will provide specialist skills and knowledge in AHP with a focus on falls, frailty, rehabilitation and reablement.

You will work internally to strengthen the capability and confidence of inspectors across inspection, complaints, and registration teams, in specific topic areas, supporting their learning and development and keeping the evidence base of practice current and develop resources to support the health and wellbeing of people experiencing care for use both internally and externally.

You will build and develop strategic partnerships across the health and social care landscape to support the delivery of health and wellbeing improvement advice and quality improvement support.

About you

Educated to degree level in a relevant field, registered with the aligned professional body together with the NES Scottish Improvement Leader (ScIL) programme (or willingness to work towards), or an equivalent improvement qualification, you will have significant immediate influence in working across the health or social care sector. You will also work strategically across several organisations.

You will have significant specialist subject matter expertise and be able to combine it with an understanding of quality improvement theory/change management and its practical application in health and social care settings.

Current work delivery methods will be timely reviewed against the Covid-19 national position and public health guidance. Whenever face to face work activities recommence, the role may require extensive travel and involve some overnight stays and unsocial hours.

To apply

You’ll find more information in the:

For an informal chat please contact Heather Edwards, AHP Consultant 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. by 8am on Monday 31 May 2021.

Interviews for this role are anticipated to take place on either 15 or 16 June through MS Teams.

 

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