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Implementation and Participation Manager

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Job summary

£38541 - £46599
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
13 August 2020 at midnight
Employment Type
Fixed Term Appointment - Fair and Open

We are currently seeking applications for an Implementation and Participation Manager within The Promise based in Edinburgh. This is a Fixed-Term and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments. We would encourage those who are care experienced to apply for this opportunity within the Promise.  Applicants who are care experienced who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.  Applicants from across Scotland are invited to apply and assistance with travel costs will be available.

On 5 February 2020 the Care review published seven reports.

The Promise will make sure Scotland listens to children and adults with lived experience of Scotland’s system of care, families and the paid and unpaid workforce and deliver the changes needed.

The role will be responsible for leading a team to deliver a change programme to ensure that all the Calls for Action detailed in The Promise are systematically embedded into national and local plans. The team will comprise of Implementation and Participation Consultants who will actively support a programme of change of practice and culture across Scotland.

The post of Implementation and Participation Manager has been created to support the delivery of The Promise and ensure that it is included in the plans of all of those with statutory responsibility, including national and local partners and providers, and realised. This role will also ensure that the voice of the care experienced community are heard and continue to be at the heart of informing and influencing the improvement agenda.

The team will be incubated in Scottish Government for up to 9 months while work takes place to explore options of being housed externally therefore the current roles are short term fixed term appointments until 31st March 2021.

The Promise particularly welcomes applications from those with care experience. All care experienced individuals who can demonstrate they meet the essential criteria and skills requirements for fully acceptable performance in their application will be given an interview.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. A strong track record of leading change in the children’s sector or similar.
2. Experience of applying an understanding of implementation or improvement or systems leadership within practice.
3. Have experience of leading effective participation within a change agenda.
4. Have experience of overseeing a team’s management of relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Catriona Macaulay who can be reached at catriona.macaulay@gov.scot.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to the 'Zoom' app by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the resourcing team on recruitment@gov.scot.


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