An exciting opportunity to join the Workforce Matters team

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Scottish Care for a Workforce Development Consultant to join its Workforce Matters team.

Scottish Care is funded by the Scottish Government to provide independent sector engagement around workforce development to ensure that social services employers are supported in:

  • Building their capacity for workforce development
  • Engaging with the workforce to enable their contributions to the development of policy and practice
  • Engaging with relevant advisory and working groups in order to support workforce development

Applicants must be qualified to degree level or equivalent and have significant experience of working at a senior level in health or social services or a related area.  Current knowledge of the national workforce development agenda and experience of managing the learning & development function are highly desirable.

The consultant will operate at a national strategic level; create significant collaborations for independent care sector organisations; contribute to national policy groups and consultations; source expertise and knowledge from key stakeholders; produce reports; gather and analyse evidence; and work across the sector nationally.

The role requires skilful collaboration with key partners in the Scottish Government, Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), Care Inspectorate, NHS Education (NES), local authority, third sector and others with a requirement to attend frequent meetings across Scotland.

The contract offers a flexible, self-employed home based option and is hosted through the Scottish Care Associate model, reporting to the Scottish Care Lead Workforce Development Lead, Katharine Ross.

Please download an Information Pack and Application Form.

You can also request these directly from Cath Balmer, Office Manager, Scottish Care, 54a Holmston Road, Ayr KA7 3BE or by email from [email protected].

Completed forms should be returned to her no later than 12 noon on Friday 3rd February 2016.

To discuss the role Katharine Ross can be contacted on 07427 615880 or at [email protected].  For further information on Scottish Care’s Workforce Matters workstream please see

Interviews will be held in Glasgow on Tuesday 21st February 2017.

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