Job Opportunity – Care Technologist Lead

SCOTTISH CARE REQUIRES A CARE TECHNOLOGIST LEAD

Are you excited about the potential of technology to help people live their lives to the fullest? Do you consider it important to use technology within a human rights and ethical framework? Are you passionate about empowering people who access care and support, and knowledgeable about the opportunities for technology? Are you a skilled communicator who can build confidence and skills in others? Then this may be a great role for you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Scottish Care for a Care Technologist Lead to join the national Scottish Care team. This full-time post is for a fixed period of 12 months. The post is remunerated at £33,447 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 ideally be qualified to degree level or equivalent and have experience of working in 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. Travel will be required to work in different service areas and geographical locations. The Care Technologist Lead will lead on the operational delivery of the project as the senior officer, with the Care Technologist role. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of the re-imagining of social care delivery and to really make a difference to people who access care and support services.

The contract offers a home-based option, and 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: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/intro-to-the-care-technologist-role-tickets-327429970857

Application forms

An Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form is available below and completed forms should be returned to [email protected] by 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.