Job Opportunity – Policy & Research Manager (Maternity Cover)

Policy & Research Manager – Maternity Cover


£25,000 per annum – 35 hours per week

Scottish Care wishes to appoint a Policy & Research Officer to work as part of our national team.  This is a maternity cover post, covering a 10-month period from February to December 2021.

This is a full-time post (35 hours per week), based from home with the regular requirement to attend meetings and events throughout Scotland.  The post holder is also expected to attend and work from the Scottish Care office in Ayr one day per week. Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the post may require exclusive home working for an unspecified period of time.

Scottish Care is based in Ayr 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.

This post 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 and maintain credibility at all levels; and have an understanding of partnership working.

Previous experience of working in policy or research roles with tangible evidence of impact 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.

The post holder must have excellent interpersonal skills.  They must be able to communicate effectively, confidently and clearly in a positive and open way with all stakeholders, demonstrating the ability to identify and understand internal and external audience needs and adapt style and language to meet them.

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

Closing date 9am on 11th December 2020.  Interviews will be held by video conference on the 18th December 2020

Last Updated on 27th November 2020 by Shanice