The Donaldson Trust
The Donaldson Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC017417

We are Scotland's leading charity for neurodiversity.

Current vacancies

Policy Lead

  • Full time
  • £39,000 – £41,000
  • Linlithgow
  • Closing 18th March 2024

We are looking for an ambitious, driven, and passionate Policy Lead, who is strategically minded yet hands on. This is a fantastic opportunity to genuinely make a difference and know each day that the work you do has true purpose.

As the National Body for Neurodiversity, the Donaldson Trust is a catalyst for change. We believe there is a genuine opportunity to change society for better. We aim to be at the forefront of driving this change, and make a difference with, and for, neurodivergent people.

We're a team filled with caring and talented individuals who work together to create positive change, and you'll be part of a team dedicated to giving neurodivergent people a voice and contributing to our vision of a society in which neurodivergent people are understood, accepted, treated fairly and valued.

You will be responsible for leading the Trust’s contribution to national and local consultations, policy campaigns and internal and external research studies. You will ensure at all times the voices of neurodivergent people, those using our services, partners, stakeholders and colleagues are represented. By doing so you will ensure the Donaldson Trust has visibility, credibility and influence across a broad range of policy and decision makers in Scotland and UK wide.

This is initially a standalone position with the potential to build a small team.

You will have proven experience of working in a policy role, planning and delivering campaigns of influence and strong knowledge of policy landscape in Scotland and the UK. With excellent interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills, you will be highly self-motivated and demonstrate a positive “can do” attitude.

This is a full time position, but we’re happy to discuss flexible working.

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Trusts and Grants Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £33,000 – £35,000
  • Linlithgow
  • Closing 14th March 2024

Are you an experienced trusts and grants fundraiser looking for a new challenge? Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of neurodivergent people?

Our newly created Trusts and Grants Fundraiser position may be the perfect opportunity for you. Trusts and Grants will provide an important income stream for the Donaldson Trust to enable the delivery of our strategy, increasing our reach and impact while remaining financially sustainable.

As the National Body for Neurodiversity, the Donaldson Trust is a catalyst for change. We believe there is a genuine opportunity to change society for better. We aim to be at the forefront of driving this change, and make a difference with, and for, neurodivergent people.

We're a team filled with caring and talented individuals who work together to create positive change, and you'll be part of a team dedicated to giving neurodivergent people a voice and contributing to our vision of a society in which neurodivergent people are understood, accepted, treated fairly and valued.

The Trusts and Grants Fundraiser will develop and manage the annual fundraising plan, identify new income streams, manage day to day relationships with trusts and grant funders and maintain a pipeline of funding applications aligned with the charity’s vision, values and strategic goals.

You will have proven track record of raising funds from written applications, strong writing, project management and organisational skills. With strong interpersonal skills, you will have confidence in building relationships and collaborating effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.

This is a full time position, but we’re happy to discuss flexible working.

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Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Linlithgow
  • Closing 29th February 2024

As the National Body for Neurodiversity, we are a catalyst for change. We believe there is a genuine opportunity to change society for better. We aim to be at the forefront of driving this change, and make a difference with, and for, neurodivergent people.

We're a team filled with caring and talented individuals who work together to create positive change, and you'll be part of a team dedicated to giving neurodivergent people a voice and contributing to our vision of a society in which neurodivergent people are understood, accepted, treated fairly and valued.

Together, we’ll find your voice.

Our Values:

Individual Capability - Everyone has their individual capabilities; we find them. We help people reach their own potential. We loosen the confines and remove the barriers. We believe in every single person. Treating people as individuals shows we are flexible in our approach.

Creativity- We are curious, forward-thinking and always looking for a better way. One day, we will be truly pioneering.

Human Dignity- We have integrity. We treat everyone with respect. We listen.

Compassion - We understand. We have empathy. We are kind and caring.

Openness and Honesty - By being open and honest, we earn trust. From that, we build rewarding relationships.

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Top job! Director of Services

  • Full time
  • £60,000 – £65,000
  • Linlithgow/Hybrid Working
  • Closing 29th February 2024

The Donaldson Trust (“Donaldsons”) is Scotland’s leading charity for neurodiversity. We pride ourselves on our person-centred approach and expertise, recognising the importance of tailored, flexible support services so we can truly meet the individual needs of neurodivergent young people and adults.

As the National Body for Neurodiversity, we are a catalyst for change. We believe there is a genuine opportunity to change society for the better. We aim to be at the forefront of driving this change, and make a difference with, and for, neurodivergent people. The role of Director of Services carries strategic significance in our organisation and will impact significantly on our future direction and focus.

With responsibility for the strategic development and delivery of Donaldsons’ wellbeing and adult services, embedding both best practice and the highest standards of safeguarding, you will play a crucial role in supporting neurodivergent young people and adults by ensuring Donaldsons continues to provide relevant person-centred services that meet both current and future needs. As an active member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Director of Services will work collaboratively and directly contribute to the development of strategies and operational plans that ensure the achievement of our key priorities.

An inspiring, solutions-focused and forward-thinking leader, you will bring relevant experience in developing, delivering and growing registered services that support people in a person-centred and outcome-focused way. Bringing knowledge of the local authority funding environment and national policy landscape that drives service development and funding, the successful candidate will also bring a strong desire to embrace innovation and encourage both internal and external stakeholders alike to think differently in relation to how neurodivergent young people and adults are supported more effectively.

Working closely with the Executive Leadership Team and Board of Trustees you would be joining Donaldsons at a critical time for the development of further opportunities for neurodivergent people in Scotland.

NB: Donaldsons operates a Hybrid Working Policy and whilst this post is based in Linlithgow, the successful candidate would not necessarily need to be in the office on a full-time basis.

Donaldsons is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

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Top job! Adult Services Lead

  • Full time
  • Circa £39,500
  • Linlithgow
  • Closing 7th February 2024

We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced Adult Services Lead who is passionate about quality, person-centred approach and truly making a difference.

You will lead the operational management and further development of our Adult Services, ensuring best practice and highest standards of safeguarding and regulatory compliance. Our Adult Services, registered with the Care Inspectorate, currently include Gate and Treehouse in Linlithgow, West Lothian.

Taking on the role of Registered Manager, you will lead teams of Wellbeing Practitioners to ensure trainees are supported to achieve their ambitions using a wellbeing framework and a programme of learning and skills development activities designed to meet individual needs.

You will have experience of managing registered services, monitoring and evaluating outcomes and impact, and strong approach to performance management and quality improvement. Sound knowledge of adult protection and best practice in supporting neurodivergent individuals and those with intellectual disabilities are essential. With strong communication, collaborative and influencing skills, you will have a track record of leading, managing and developing effective teams.

As a member of a multidisciplinary leadership team, you will also contribute to the strategic development of services and organisational growth to increase our support of neurodivergent people.

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Teacher (maternity cover)

  • Full time
  • £37,896 – £47,565
  • Linlithgow
  • Closing 13th December 2023

Are you a passionate about meeting individual needs? And are you, creative in your approach to helping young people to thrive? If you’re a driven individual with commitment to quality and continuous improvement, we have just the role for you.

We are on a journey to excellence with the purpose of promoting and encouraging children and young people with additional support needs to realise their potential.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and inspirational experienced Teacher who will be available on a Temporary basis to cover Maternity Leave, for approximately twelve months.

You will deliver quality education, planning and assessment to assigned pupils and contribute to the professional, collegiate life of the school and Donaldson Trust. You will create a motivating learning environment and programmes of work which take account of individual pupil needs.

A strong understanding of safeguarding, and demonstrable interest in working with neurodivergent children and young people are essential.

The post is subject to GTCS registration and PVG Scheme Record/Update for regulated work with children.

The post is based in our Linlithgow Campus.

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Wellbeing Practitioners

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,257
  • Linlithgow
  • Closing 30th November 2023

Due to growth in our services, we are looking for proactive, empathetic and flexible part time Wellbeing Practitioners to join our Adult Services Team. These roles will be based primarily in Treehouse, a specialised service for neurodivergent individuals who require bespoke packages of wellbeing and learning support.

You will use person-centred approach to ensure the needs of adults in our services are met, supporting them to engage with agreed outcomes, building confidence and resilience, and enhancing their wellbeing and opportunities for independence. You will work collaboratively to create a safe and nurturing environment and ensure the highest quality of support and safeguarding standards.

Experience of working with individuals with additional support needs, good understanding of safeguarding and commitment to Donaldsons’ values and ethos are essential. You will be a creative problem-solver, able to respond flexibly to changing circumstances while providing structured and consistent support that needs individual support needs. A relevant qualification, such as SVQ 2 in social care, would be advantageous.

The post is subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update.

This vacancy is advertised on a rolling basis, with applications reviewed as they come in. The vacancy may close earlier if the positions are filled ahead of closing date.

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Top job! Wellbeing Services Lead

  • Full time
  • £39,500
  • Linlithgow and Clarkston, East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 2nd October 2023

We are looking for a highly motivated, solutions focused and enthusiastic Wellbeing Services Lead who is passionate about innovation and making a difference.

The Donaldson Trust is the National Body for Neurodiversity. We pride ourselves on our person-centred approach and expertise, recognising the importance of tailored, flexible support services so we can truly meet the individual needs of neurodivergent children, young people and adults.

You will lead the operational management and support further development our collective Wellbeing Services for young people, ensuring best practice and highest standard of safeguarding. Our Wellbeing Services currently include Vibe in Linlithgow, West Lothian, and WoodlaND Learning in Clarkston, East Renfrewshire.

You will lead teams of Learning and Wellbeing Practitioners to ensure young people are supported to achieve their ambitions using a wellbeing framework and a programme of learning and skills development activities designed to meet individual needs.

You will have experience of managing services in a related field, monitoring and evaluating outcomes and impact, and strong approach to performance management and quality improvement. With strong communication, collaborative and influencing skills, you will have a track record of leading, managing and developing effective teams.

As a member of a multidisciplinary leadership team, you will also contribute to the strategic development of services and organisational growth to increase our support of neurodivergent people. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced service manager looking to take the next step in their career.

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Wellbeing Practitioners (term time only)

  • Part time
  • £22,257 pro-rata
  • Clarkston, East Renfrewshire (Off Grid Community Woodlands)
  • Closing 3rd August 2023

We are looking for proactive, creative and flexible Learning and Wellbeing Practitioners to join our new service WoodlaND Learning.

WoodlaND Learning is a service for neurodivergent people aged 12-18 who find attending a mainstream school extremely challenging due to the environment preventing participation and engagement with learning.

Working with the team leader, you will support the learning and wellbeing of neurodivergent young people in a woodland environment. You will proactively plan, assist and lead the delivery of a range of activities that support the achievement of agreed outcomes.

You will either be qualified in Forest School Level 3/SCQF Level 8 or equivalent in Bushcraft Skills, have demonstrable experience in forest school type environment or additional transferable skill set such as Art/Music/Science which can be applied directly within this setting. Experience of working effectively with neurodivergent people and facilitating activities which promote wellbeing and learning new skills relevant to daily life are essential. You will be a creative problem-solver, able to respond flexibly to changing circumstances while providing structured and consistent support that meets individual needs. With passion for outdoor learning, you will be committed to promoting the benefits of spending time outdoors to the young people are essential.

You will work 39 weeks of the year, but your pay is averaged over the year to receive a monthly salary, even during the school holidays.

The post is subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update.

Job Description can be found hereor below.

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Wellbeing Practitioner

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,257
  • Linlithgow
  • Closing 13th June 2023

We are looking for proactive, empathetic and flexible Wellbeing Practitioners to join our Adult Services Team.

The Donaldson Trust is Scotland’s leading charity for neurodiversity. This role will be based primarily in Treehouse, is a specialised service for neurodivergent individuals who require bespoke packages of wellbeing and learning support.

You will use person-centred approach to ensure the needs of adults in our services are met, supporting them to engage with agreed outcomes, building confidence and resilience, and enhancing their wellbeing and opportunities for independence. You will work collaboratively to create a safe and nurturing environment and ensure the highest quality of support and safeguarding standards.

Experience of working with individuals with additional support needs, good understanding of safeguarding and commitment to Donaldsons’ values and ethos are essential. You will be a creative problem-solver, able to respond flexibly to changing circumstances while providing structured and consistent support that needs individual support needs. A relevant qualification, such as SVQ 2 in social care, would be advantageous.

If you’re interested in part time hours, please specify your availability when applying.

The post is based in Linlithgow and is subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update.

A full Job Description is available to download below.

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Adult Services Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £29,836
  • Linlithgow
  • Closing 15th May 2023

We are looking for a passionate and solutions focused Team Leader to join our Adult Services Team.

The Donaldson Trust is Scotland’s leading charity for neurodiversity. We pride ourselves on our person-centred approach and expertise, recognising the importance of tailored, flexible support services so we can truly meet the individual needs of neurodivergent children, young people and adults.

You will lead a team of wellbeing practitioners in delivering high quality service, ensuring the needs of adults using the service are effectively met. You will drive a culture of quality, continuous improvement and engagement, creating a safe and nurturing environment where individuals are supported to engage with agreed outcomes, build confidence and resilience, and enhance their wellbeing and opportunities for independence.

You will have experience of working with adults with additional support needs, a good understanding of current adult protection legislation and a professional qualification in Social Care, Healthcare or Additional Support Needs. Proven track record of leading teams, excellent communication and organisation skills, and commitment to Donaldson’s values are essential.

The working week is 35 hours, worked Monday to Friday, to meet the needs of the business. The post is based at the Linlithgow Campus.

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Wellbeing Practitioner

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,257
  • The post is based in Linlithgow Campus.
  • Closing 11th May 2023

We are looking for a proactive, empathetic and flexible Wellbeing Practitioners to join our Adult Services Team.

The Donaldson Trust is Scotland’s leading charity for neurodiversity. This role will be based primarily in Treehouse, is a specialised service for neurodivergent individuals who require bespoke packages of wellbeing and learning support.

You will use person-centred approach to ensure the needs of adults in our services are met, supporting them to engage with agreed outcomes, building confidence and resilience, and enhancing their wellbeing and opportunities for independence. You will work collaboratively to create a safe and nurturing environment and ensure the highest quality of support and safeguarding standards.

Experience of working with individuals with additional support needs, good understanding of safeguarding and commitment to Donaldsons’ values and ethos are essential. You will be a creative problem-solver, able to respond flexibly to changing circumstances while providing structured and consistent support that needs individual support needs. A relevant qualification, such as SVQ 2 in social care, would be advantageous.

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Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Linlithgow
  • Closing 17th May 2023

Be part of an incredible journey

You are on a mission to find a rewarding opportunity where you can engage in meaningful discussions and contribute to diversity of thought. You’re also passionate about neurodiversity and improving lives.

The Donaldson Trust is on a mission to recruit Trustees to join our Board to support our strategic ambition to become the national body for neurodiversity.

Together, we can help neurodivergent people find their voice.

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about our mission, vision and values, are willing to engage and offer diverse perspectives to enrich our work.

The Donaldson Trust environment is inclusive and one where all people can contribute and reach their full potential, and that includes at board level.

That is why we want to hear from candidates from all walks of life, irrespective of level of work experience, personal circumstances or characteristics.

Groups currently under-represented on our Board include younger people and those from BAME backgrounds.

We are looking for people with a broad mix of skills and experience, including but not limited to one of the following areas:

- Health and Social Care

- Education

- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

- Finance, Audit, Accounting

- Marketing, PR, Fundraising

- Public Policy or Law.

Perhaps you have lived experience of neurodiversity, either directly or through a family member. Whatever skills or experience you have, if your passion is to improve the lives of neurodivergent people, why not consider becoming a Trustee.

The role profile attached has further information about the Donaldson Trust and the role.

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Wellbeing Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £21,197
  • Linlithgow
  • Closing 10th April 2023

We are looking for a proactive, empathetic and flexible Wellbeing Practitioner to join our Adult Services Team.

The Donaldson Trust is Scotland’s leading charity for neurodiversity. This role will be based in Treehouse, a specialist wellbeing service for neurodivergent adults who require an individualised programme and bespoke environment to support and improve their wellbeing, skills development and independence.

You will use person-centred approach to ensure the needs of adults in our services are met, supporting them to engage with agreed outcomes, building confidence and resilience, and enhancing their wellbeing and opportunities for independence. You will work collaboratively to create a safe and nurturing environment and ensure the highest quality of support and safeguarding standards.

Experience of working with individuals with additional support needs, good understanding of safeguarding and commitment to Donaldsons’ values and ethos are essential. You will be a creative problem-solver, able to respond flexibly to changing circumstances while providing structured and consistent support that needs individual support needs. A relevant qualification, such as SVQ 2 in social care, would be advantageous.

If you’re interested in part time hours, please specify your availability when applying.

The post is subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update.

The post is based in Linlithgow Campus.

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Wellbeing Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £21,197 pro-rata
  • Linlithgow
  • Closing 12th March 2023

We are looking for proactive, empathetic and flexible Wellbeing Practitioners to join our Adult Services Team.

The Donaldson Trust is Scotland’s leading charity for neurodiversity. These roles will be based in Treehouse, a specialist wellbeing service for neurodivergent adults who require an individualised programme and bespoke environment to support and improve their wellbeing, skills development and independence.

You will use person-centred approach to ensure the needs of adults in our services are met, supporting them to engage with agreed outcomes, building confidence and resilience, and enhancing their wellbeing and opportunities for independence. You will work collaboratively to create a safe and nurturing environment and ensure the highest quality of support and safeguarding standards.

Experience of working with individuals with additional support needs, good understanding of safeguarding and commitment to Donaldsons’ values and ethos are essential. You will be a creative problem-solver, able to respond flexibly to changing circumstances while providing structured and consistent support that needs individual support needs. A relevant qualification, such as SVQ 2 in social care, would be advantageous.

The post is subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update.

The post is based in Linlithgow Campus.

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Finance Manager

  • Full time
  • £40,000 – £45,000
  • Linlithgow/hybrid working
  • Closing 7th December 2022

The Donaldson Trust (“Donaldsons”) is Scotland’s leading charity for neurodiversity. We pride ourselves on our person-centred approach and expertise, recognising the importance of tailored, flexible support services so we can truly meet the individual needs of neurodivergent children, young people and adults.

We are on a journey to excellence with the purpose of promoting and encouraging neurodivergent people to realise their potential and are looking to recruit into the business critical role of Finance Manager. Overseeing the finance function, you will directly support the strategic decision making process through the provision of meaningful financial information and analysis, ensuring the organisation operates sustainably and efficiently meeting key organisational objectives. Developing and maintaining effective relationships with key budget holders across the organisation, our new Finance Manager will oversee the annual budget process, preparation of both monthly management and annual statutory accounts and support our future growth plans through the provision of accurate cost models and financial forecasts.

A qualified accountant, or finalist, you will have a proven track record of robust financial management including the ability to get “behind the numbers” and present information and supporting analysis to both finance and non-financial audiences to allow well-informed decisions. An accomplished communicator with the ability to ‘talk finance’ in a language that the business understands, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate direct previous involvement in developing effective relationships with internal budget holders. Direct experience of continuous improvement, developing robust financial controls, systems and procedures and embedding best practice as appropriate would be beneficial, but not essential.

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Wellbeing Services Lead

  • Full time
  • £37,500
  • Linlithgow
  • Closing 30th November 2022

We are looking for a passionate and solutions focused Wellbeing Services Lead keen to take on a new challenge and really make a difference.

The Donaldson Trust (“Donaldsons”) is Scotland’s leading charity for neurodiversity. We pride ourselves on our person-centred approach and expertise, recognising the importance of tailored, flexible support services so we can truly meet the individual needs of neurodivergent children, young people and adults.

Our 2019 strategy sets out our ambition to become the national body for neurodiversity in Scotland, this newly created role is an important step in our journey to excellence.

The Wellbeing Services Lead will lead the operational management and further development our Wellbeing Services for young people, ensuring best practice and highest standard of safeguarding. While initially focused on our Vibe service in Linlithgow, the postholder will be responsible for all our Wellbeing Services developed nationally.

You will play a key part in supporting a team of Wellbeing Practitioners to develop and implement person centred and outcome focused practice, driving a culture of quality and continuous improvement.

You will have experience of managing services in a related field, strong approach to quality, performance management and improvement, and ability to define measures of success. With strong communication, collaborative and influencing skills, you will have a track record of leading, managing and developing effective teams.

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Marketing and Communications Lead

  • Full time
  • £37,500
  • Hybrid working / Linlithgow
  • Closing 28th November 2022

We are looking for an ambitious, driven, and passionate Marketing and Communications Lead, who is strategically minded yet hands on. This is a fantastic opportunity to genuinely make a difference and know each day that the work you do has true purpose.

The Donaldson Trust (“Donaldsons”) is Scotland’s leading charity for neurodiversity. We pride ourselves on our person-centred approach and expertise, recognising the importance of tailored, flexible support services so we can truly meet the individual needs of neurodivergent children, young people and adults.

Our 2019 strategy sets out our ambition to become the national body for neurodiversity in Scotland, this newly created role is an important step on our journey to excellence.

The Marketing and Communications Lead will develop, design and deliver innovative marketing and communications strategies and campaigns to build awareness of Donaldsons’ brand and services, engage with multiple target audiences and support the charity to achieve its strategic and operational priorities. Building our online and social media presence is a key initial focus for development and growth.

You will have experience of planning and delivery of marketing and communications campaigns, strong writing skills and attention to detail. With strong interpersonal, collaborative and project management skills, you will be highly self-motivated and demonstrate a positive “can do” attitude.

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Top job! Director of Services

  • Full time
  • £55,000 – £60,000
  • Linlithgow/Hybrid Working
  • Closing 31st October 2022

The Donaldson Trust (“Donaldsons”) is Scotland’s leading charity for neurodiversity. We pride ourselves on our person-centred approach and expertise, recognising the importance of tailored, flexible support services so we can truly meet the individual needs of neurodivergent children, young people and adults.

Our 2019 strategy sets out our ambition to become the national body for neurodiversity in Scotland and we are on a journey to excellence with the purpose of promoting and encouraging neurodivergent people to realise their potential. The newly created role of Director of Services carries strategic significance to our organisation and will impact significantly on the future direction and focus of our organisation.

Playing a crucial role in supporting neurodivergent children, young people and adults, our new Director of Services will ensure Donaldsons continues to provide relevant quality services that meet both current and future needs. Embedding best practice, you will ensure our services ultimately deliver the best outcomes for those we support whilst building both our sustainability and reputation. As an active member of the Executive Team, the Director of Services will work collaboratively and directly contribute to the development of strategies and operational plans that ensure the achievement of Donaldsons’ key priorities.

An inspiring, solutions-focused and forward-thinking leader, you will bring relevant experience in developing, delivering and growing person-centred services coupled with knowledge of the local authority funding environment and national policy, driving service development and funding. Perhaps more importantly, our new Director of Services needs to bring a strong desire to embrace innovation and encourage both internal and external stakeholders alike to think differently in relation to how neurodivergent children, young people and adults are supported more effectively.

Our vision is to be the most respected organisation for the services offered to neurodivergent people in Scotland – if you want to be part of this please review the full role profile provided below or contact Douglas Adam at Livingston James, our retained recruitment partner, via donaldsons@livingstonjames.com to learn more.

Donaldsons is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

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Executive Assistant

  • Full time
  • £27,300
  • Linlithgow
  • Closing 19th September 2022

Are you a passionate, driven and proactive individual, with commitment to quality and continuous improvement?

The Donaldson Trust is Scotland’s leading charity for neurodiversity. We are on a journey to excellence with the purpose of promoting and encouraging children, young people adults with additional support needs to realise their potential.

We are looking for an Executive Assistant to provide effective support to the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Trustees, manage the CEO’s diary and commitments and support strategic and operational planning and initiatives. You will liaise with external and internal stakeholders, representing the CEO and promoting the Trust’s mission, ethos and values.

You will have experience of providing executive level support, excellent organisation and time management skills and great attention to detail. Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build positive and professional relationships are essential.

We support flexible working and invite applications for full or part time hours for this post.

The role can be carried out primarily from home, occasional attendance at our Linlithgow campus for face to face meetings will be required.

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Teacher

  • Full time
  • £28,113 – £42,336
  • Linlithgow
  • Closing 10th July 2022

Are you a passionate, driven, creative individual with commitment to quality service delivery and continuous improvement?

The Donaldson Trust is Scotland’s leading charity for neurodiversity. Our Learning Services comprise Sensational Learning Centre, VIBE and Treehouse. We are on a journey to excellence with the purpose of promoting and encouraging children and young people with additional support needs to realise their potential.

You will deliver quality education, planning and assessment to assigned pupils and contribute to the professional, collegiate life of the school and Donaldson Trust. You will create a motivating learning environment and programmes of work which take account of individual pupil needs.

A strong understanding of safeguarding, and demonstrable interest in working with children and young people with additional support needs and neurodiversity are essential.

The post is subject to GTCS registration and PVG Scheme Record/Update for regulated work with children.

The post is based in Linlithgow Campus.

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Freelance Tutors

  • Full time or Part time
  • Sessional
  • Linlithgow
  • Closing 25th June 2021

The Trust is seeking dynamic, creative, and engaging individuals to join our pool of freelance tutors and trainers, working across our range of services to support learning, skills development and wellbeing.

You will have the passion and capability to support others to develop skills and improve their ability to fulfil their potential, ensuring a person-centred approach to meet individual needs. Prior experience of working with people with neurodiversities would be advantageous.

It is important that you have strong expertise and knowledge in your specific subject area and or practical experience to within an education of training service. We are particularly interested in tutors/trainers in the following subject areas:

  • Mathematics and English tutors up to and including Higher Grade
  • Digital/IT/gaming
  • Horticulture
  • Woodwork/Design
  • Arts/Crafts/Pottery
  • Cooking/baking/confectionary
  • Photography/film/animation
  • Creative writing
  • Music
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Learning and Wellbeing Practitioners

  • Full time
  • £19,027
  • Linlithgow
  • Closing 25th June 2021

The Trust is seeking agile, collaborative, and resilient individuals to support the learning and wellbeing of people of all ages with a wide range of individualised support needs, ensuring the highest quality of care.

You will assist with the planning and delivery of a range of activities that support the achievement of personalised learning goals and developmental and wellbeing outcomes. Key responsibilities of this role include supporting learning and wellbeing through person centred planning and delivery of a programme of activities and the development of skills, ensuring that the dignity and welfare of those who use our services is maintained at all times and working proactively to support and develop positive behaviour attitudes and improved self-esteem.

You will bring to the role prior experience of experience of working with children, young people and /or adults with neurodiversities and individualised needs. A professional qualification in Additional Support Needs or equivalent would be advantageous and you must have a demonstrable commitment to your own continuous development.

A calm and empathetic approach is essential along a flexible attitude and ability to respond positively to the needs of those who use our services.

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