Job Opportunity – Policy Lead (Ethical Commissioning)

Policy Lead (Ethical Commissioning)

£44, 125 per annum – 35 hours per week

Scottish Care wishes to appoint a Policy Lead to work at a strategic level as part of our national team.  The post is full time (35 hours per week), for a 12 month period, based from home with regular requirement to attend meetings and events throughout Scotland.

This is an exciting time to join Scottish Care as we will be supporting the Scottish Government’s commitment to introducing ‘Ethical Commissioning’ in social care. The symbiotic relationship between commissioning and procurement has a direct effect on care providers and their ability to deliver the high-quality care human rights-based care and support that those who access and work in the sector deserve. The role of Policy Lead will play a key part in shaping the development of ethical commissioning policy through; collaboration with stakeholders, research and capturing good practice, identifying areas for improvement, and making recommendations that will bridge the implementation gap.

Scottish Care is based in Prestwick but works across Scotland as the representative body for the largest group of health and social care sector independent providers delivering residential care, day care, care at home and housing support. Working on behalf of a range of providers, Scottish Care speaks with a single unified voice for members and the wider independent care sector, at both a local and strategic level.  Our vision is to shape the environment in which care services can deliver and develop the high-quality care that communities require and deserve.

In addition to the core work of Scottish Care, the organisation’s activities include leading on Scottish Government funded projects and, in this context, contracts a number of ‘leads’ and colleagues to support a range of national initiatives including; workforce, the integration of health and social care, and technology and innovation.

The post of Policy Lead is key to the continued development and overall success of this high-profile organisation. The post holder will work with a complex variety of partners and stakeholders involved in the development and operation of the organisation.  He/she must be able to communicate, maintain credibility and have influence at all levels through partnership working.

Previous experience of working in policy roles with evidence of impact and influence is essential.  Experience of working in the health and social care sector and a clear understanding of Scottish Care’s role and objectives is highly desirable.

To request a recruitment pack, please see below or contact Laura Bennie (Office Manager & Executive PA) at [email protected]

Closing date 12 noon on Friday 30th June 2023.  Interviews will be held at our offices in Prestwick on Tuesday 18th July 2023.


Recruitment pack

Last Updated on 28th June 2023 by Shanice