Job Opportunity – Care Technologist (full time & part time roles)


Do you have a passion for working with people and an enthusiasm for technology? Are you excited by the opportunity for technology to provide meaningful and personalised support? Do you consider it important to use technology within a human rights and ethical framework? Are you excited to learn about new technology and digital solutions, and confident that you could apply these in practice? Then this may be a great role for you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Scottish Care for a Care Technologist to join the Scottish Care team. There are two posts available – 1.0FT and 0.6FTE or the equivalent. The post holder will be hosted within a partner organisation and employed by Scottish Care.  The partner organisations will be located in Glasgow and Aberdeen with the possibility of other locations being included. Some travel will be required, and expenses will be paid.

This post is for a fixed period of 12 months and is remunerated at £26,500 per annum plus agreed expenses.

Scottish Care is funding this post as a result of funding from the Scottish Government Technology Enabled Care Programme.

Applicants should have qualifications and experience in health and social care and/or the technology and digital sector. Current knowledge of the social care sector in Scotland, and an ability to engage and innovate the positive use of technology to enable the delivery of a rights-based approach to support and care are desirable.

The Care Technologist role was conceived through work undertaken on the future of social care carried out with Glasgow School of Art School of Innovation and Design. The next phase of this project will involve working with homecare and care home service providers, people who access services and support, strategic designers, technology industry, academia, and wider stakeholders across health and social care. Some travel will be required to work in different service areas and geographical locations. The Care Technologist will work as part of a small team, with another Care Technologist role and the Care Technologist Lead. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of an innovative approach to delivering care and support services.

The post-holder will report to the Scottish Care Technology and Digital Innovation Lead, Nicola Cooper.

Intro to the role – information session

Our Technology and Digital Innovation Lead, Nicola Cooper, is hosting an information session on a intro to the Care Technologist/Lead role. This session will include a short presentation followed by Q&A. Please join if you are interested in finding out more about these roles.

This session will take place on Thursday 28 April 2022, 12:30 – 1:00 pm. Please register on Eventbrite for this session:

Application forms

An Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form is available below and completed forms should be returned to [email protected]  no later than 12 noon on Friday 29th April 2022.

For further information on the post please contact [email protected]

Interviews will be held virtually.

Last Updated on 26th April 2022 by Shanice