Cosgrove Care
Cosgrove Care

Charity registered in Scotland SC013208

Cosgrove Care is a charity that specialises in providing person centred support services for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders living in and around Glasgow. The people we support range in age from 3- 83.

Our Mission  and promise to the people we support is

Embracing your abilities and supporting you to live the life you want.

Our core values make us who we are. As we strengthen and grow our organisation, the values that are most important to us stay the same

Our values:

  • We put people first – we are respectful and act with compassion. We keep the people we support safe.  We look after the people we support and our staff.

  • We act with integrity – we hold ourselves to high standards, the way in which we work is as important as the work we do.

  • We pursue quality – we pride ourselves on our reputation for delivering high quality services.

  • We embrace change and lead the way – we’re driven to continually develop our services, to innovate to meet the needs of the communities we serve.


Current vacancies

Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Giffnock (On site)
  • Closing 28th June 2024

We are looking for new Board Members who are willing to bring energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to the role, and who will broaden the diversity of thinking on our board.

We are a leading learning disability charity based in Glasgow that specialises in providing support and care services for children, young adults and adults who have learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders and mental health issues.

Our vision is for every person to be supported to live the life they chose whilst our values of Respect, Compassion, Integrity and Excellence underpin our culture and all that we do.

The Opportunity

Our Board has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and governance of Cosgrove Care. We are looking to deepen and extend our Board's skills, knowledge, and experience through the appointment of three more members.

We welcome applications from those with either relevant professional or lived experience within the Health and Social Care environment. Previous board management experience is not necessary and whilst this is a voluntary position, out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed.

In terms of time commitment, there will be a requirement to attend four to five board meetings per year and these meetings are usually 2-3 hours long. In addition, you would be expected to participate in one of our subcommittees. Typically, these subcommittees willmeet an additional four times per year for 1.5 hours each time.

If you share our values, believe in our purpose, and have a real desire and interest in helping deliver our ambitious aims and objectives then we would love to hear from you!

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Human Resources Manager

  • Part time
  • £35,000 pro-rata
  • May Terrace, Giffnock
  • Closing 9th February 2024

We are seeking a motivated HR Manager to join our friendly and caring team. This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with the Senior Management Team within an ambitious, growing charity to drive forward the HR and People Agenda.

You will have access to a flexible, hybrid working model including home working and part time hours, should this suit your lifestyle. The role will be providing a full generalist HR service to all staff, including recruitment, onboarding, learning and development, performance management, absence management, employee engagement, and guiding managers to ensure they follow good management practises within current employment legislation.

You will be an ambitious HR Manager with CIPD membership or equivalent, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in an HR role, you will be innovative and seeking a new challenge in a dynamic and committed environment. The most desirable candidate will have some experience working in a third sector and/or social care environment, but this is not mandatory. You will be someone who truly values team working and has the skills and experience to support managers with innovative and professional people solutions.

Reports to: Head of Services

Department: Operations

Cosgrove Care are proud to work with children and adults with learning disabilities, mental health issues, autism, and other support needs. As an organisation, we take a needs-led, person-centred approach to all of our work. Our values are core to everything, from recruitment and induction to the support and development of our team. Our values reflect how we work with the people we support and are embodied in everything that we do. These values, Respect. Integrity, Compassion and Excellence, underpin our strategy, and align with the direction of modern social care services in Scotland.

The organisation is a medium sized charity, with a strong Board of Trustees and a team of over 180 staff and 90 volunteers. The charity has grown to support over 250 children, adults and older adults today across West Central Scotland.

What’s on offer?

  • Support by an external HR Mentor
  • Occupational pension scheme with employer contributions of 6%
  • 30 days leave pro rata (inc bank holidays)
  • Day off for your birthday
  • 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme provided by Health Assured
  • In-house Mental Health First Aiders
  • Flexible, hybrid working
  • Bring your dog to office
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Enhanced Support Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,960
  • Barrhead
  • Closing 15th November 2023

We are currently looking to recruit Enhanced Support Workers to support a young man with complex needs to move into his new home in Barrhead, East Renfrewshire. You will receive additional training and assume agreed enhanced responsibilities in relation to the delivery of an innovative new service- with great opportunities to build your knowledge and skills and advance your social care career.

If you have previous support work experience, this is a great opportunity to further develop your skills and be part of a brand-new team evolving this exciting new service.

You will have the opportunity to focus on creating and evolving a 24-hour service for one young man who is excited to be moving into his own home, working closely with a Team Leader.

We are looking for flexible, motivated social care professionals who are.

  • Energetic
  • Have a commitment towards making a difference to adults with learning disabilities and complex needs.
  • Have life skills that you are willing to share.
  • Have good leadership qualities.
  • Have good literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Understand and adhere to SSSC code of practice and national care standards.
  • Is committed to their own learning and personal development.

Cosgrove is committed to providing great training opportunities. Evening, sleepover and weekend responsibilities will be required.

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Specialist Team Leader Individual Service

  • Full time
  • £35,700
  • Newton Mearns
  • Closing 20th October 2023

Are you looking for your next challenge social care? Are you experienced in social care, service management?

We are looking for an exceptional individual to lead and manage an individual service for a young woman being supported in her own home with complex needs.

This is a fantastic opportunity to provide leadership, oversight and direction to a dedicated team and work with the broader multi-disciplinary, multi-agency team to ensure support, protocols and systems are in place to allow this individual to live a safe, full life in the community, whilst also offering direct support.

Cosgrove Care is a vibrant Scottish Charity with a strong vision and commitment to delivering the very best support for children, young people and adults who have additional support needs. We are friendly, ambitious, and innovative in our approach to helping the people we support to live their best lives.

We are looking for a special type of person who can juggle different priorities, while at the same time ensuring that a personal service is being delivered to the supported individual. If you have the values, leadership skills, drive and energy we will support you to make the most of your career in social care, knowing you are making a difference every day.

This is a new and innovative service which will focus on keeping the supported person at the centre of decisions and planning and evolve support, working in partnership with the broader multi-disciplinary teams to ensure this young woman leads her best life.

If you are looking for a hands-on role, to demonstrate your creativity and initiative, can work flexibly and a part of a multi-disciplinary team.

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Top job! Head of Fundraising

  • Full time
  • £45,000
  • Giffnock
  • Closing 29th September 2023

Cosgrove Care is looking for a highly experienced, confident and capable Head of Fundraising to provide leadership and direction on all aspects of income generation. This is an exciting time to join a vibrant and ambitious charity where you will make a real difference to the lives of children and adults with learning disabilities, autism and additional needs living in west central Scotland.

The successful candidate will be expected to make an immediate impact on the income generation of the charity. An early task for the successful candidate will be to develop and implement a new fundraising strategy and work with our small and ambitious fundraising team to support growth. This is a new role that will be key to helping us achieve the ambitions of our strategy into the future.

In return for ongoing success, the candidate can expect:

  • A high level of autonomy
  • The chance to shape a small fundraising team
  • A fluid team structure
  • Flexible working including hybrid working.
  • A generous holiday and pension package.
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Top job! Head of Services

  • Full time
  • Circa £45,000
  • May Terrace, Giffnock, G46 6LD/Hybrid considered
  • Closing 20th June 2023

The Head of Services will work as part of the Senior Management Team for Cosgrove Care with a key focus on the design, delivery, and development of high quality services which are fully compliant with regulatory bodies and meet and exceed expected standards. The Head of Services will lead key members of operational staff to deliver against the strategy, ensuring efficient, effective and person centred supports are provided. The post holder will work with the Corporate Management Team (CMT) to develop and implement a clear strategic direction for Cosgrove which includes developing new service models, securing outcomes focused provision and supporting the diversification of income. The development of innovative approaches to practice is key to this role. So too is engaging and developing a high performing operational team.

Essential skills and experience

  • Educated in a relevant discipline with extensive experience at a managerial level within the Third and/or Public Sector.
  • Extensive knowledge of current legislation and policy in Scotland as it relates to child and adult social care.
  • Experience of working at a senior level and designing and implementing strategy with a track record of success
  • Clear understanding of the Scottish regulatory environment and delivering high performing services which meet and exceed standards.
  • Knowledge and understanding of implementing quality management systems and driving up organisational standards
  • Extensive knowledge of supervision and management of a diverse staff team.
  • Experience of appraisal and staff development.
  • Experience of service evaluation and review.
  • Experience of developing and managing budgets and of designing reporting mechanisms for both financial and operational activity.
  • Knowledge of the principles of person centred support and a strong commitment to the UNCRC
  • Excellent self-organising and time management skills, with the ability to work under pressure, juggle tasks and prioritise workloads and meet deadlines with the minimum of supervision.
  • Evidence of a positive and flexible attitude towards getting things done by creating opportunities or minimising potential problems by anticipating and preparing for these in advance.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with evidence of developing and maintaining positive working relationships with staff, Board members and external stakeholders at all levels, through being reliable, punctual and maintaining a pleasant work attitude.
  • Articulate with experience of report writing, presentation and media work.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, excellent problem solving and forward planning skills.
  • Ability to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality.
  • Ability to work flexibly and independently, and as part of a team.
  • Willingness to support and help colleagues as and when required at all times.
  • Commitment to Cosgrove’s Vision and Values, and Equal Opportunities Statement.
  • Car driver with access to a car for business purposes.

Desirable

  • Confident in using digital tools to communicate with stakeholders and willing to learn new digital skills relevant to the role.
  • Confident in using Customer Relationship Management databases and have a good overall understanding of computer systems.
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Specialist Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £35,700
  • Individual Service- Barrhead
  • Closing 31st January 2023

Are you looking for your next challenge social care? Are you experienced in social care, service management?

We are looking for an exceptional individual to lead and manage an individual service for a young woman being supported in her own home with complex needs.

This is a fantastic opportunity to provide leadership, oversight and direction to a dedicated team and work with the broader multi-disciplinary, multi-agency team to ensure support, protocols and systems are in place to allow this individual to live a safe, full life in the community, whilst also offering direct support.

Cosgrove Care is a vibrant Scottish Charity with a strong vision and commitment to delivering the very best support for children, young people and adults who have additional support needs. We are friendly, ambitious, and innovative in our approach to helping the people we support to live their best lives.

We are looking for a special type of person who can juggle different priorities, while at the same time ensuring that a personal service is being delivered to the supported individual. If you have the values, leadership skills, drive and energy we will support you to make the most of your career in social care, knowing you are making a difference every day.

This is a new and innovative service which will focus on keeping the supported person at the centre of decisions and planning and evolve support, working in partnership with the broader multi-disciplinary teams to ensure this young woman leads her best life.

If you are looking for a hands-on role, to demonstrate your creativity and initiative, can work flexibly and a part of a multi-disciplinary team.

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Enhanced Support Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,920
  • Individual Service- Barrhead
  • Closing 31st January 2023

Are you looking for your next challenge social care? Are you committed to delivering person centred support and want to help a young woman with complex needs achieve and thrive in her own home?

We are looking for energetic individuals with passion and drive to help a young woman with a range of support needs build her skills and confidence in her new home.

We have a range of opportunities available for the right people and we will provide full training and support together with a generous remuneration package.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work as part of a dedicated team and with the broader multi-disciplinary, multi-agency team to ensure support, protocols and systems are in place to allow this young woman to live a safe, full life in the community.

Cosgrove Care is a vibrant Scottish Charity with a strong vision and commitment to delivering the very best support for children, young people and adults who have additional support needs. We are friendly, ambitious, and innovative in our approach to helping the people we support to live their best lives.

This is a new and innovative service which will focus on keeping the supported person at the centre of decisions and planning and helping build skills, confidence and a good life.

If you are looking for an exciting role, to demonstrate your creativity and initiative, can work flexibly and a part of a multi-disciplinary team, this is a great opportunity.

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Top job! Head of Finance and Corporate Services

  • Full time or Part time
  • £45,000 – £50,000
  • Flexible between Giffnock and Home - Hybrid Working
  • Closing 17th December 2021

Location and working pattern are flexible and open to further discussions around a hybrid model and flexible working hours.

The Head of Finance and Corporate Services is a key role within the organisation and the post holder will be the key contact for senior stakeholders for the Corporate Management Team, Managers’ Team and the Board of Directors. The post holder will head up the continued transformation and development of the finance function and be part of an exciting programme of modernisation and change. The challenges within social care mean that our systems, processes, and approach need to be innovative, forward thinking and efficient.

The post will evolve, develop and expand and this role would suit an ambitious, committed professional keen to be involved in shaping and modernising the organisation for the future.

Cosgrove Care is a vibrant, ambitious charity providing high quality, diverse services for children, adults and families who have disabilities across West Central Scotland. What we do is driven by changing our relationship with the people we work with to support our vision. As a result, we’ve developed innovative ways to help people achieve their potential, thrive, and take up their place in our communities as equal citizens.

We are headquartered in a growing and diverse community on the southside of Glasgow with excellent schools, high quality open space and good connections to the west and central Scotland.

Cosgrove Care is on the path of change and transformation. With changing demands and limited resources, the organisation is continually adapting to meet the needs of people we support, commissioners and funders. The Scottish Government Independent Review of Adult Social Care signals once in a generation change to the sector that we want to embrace and be part of. These are exciting times for Cosgrove Care and we want to have a finance function that will build a brilliant team to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an ambitious team working in a dynamic environment.

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Support Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • Sessional
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 28th October 2021

Cosgrove Care is an established Scottish Charity with a strong vision and commitment to deliver the very best support for children, young people and adults who have additional support needs to live good lives of their choosing. We are friendly, ambitious and innovative in our approach.

As our ideal candidate, you will have the ability to provide a person centered and creative approach to working with the people we support to enable them to live the lives they want. You should be non-judgmental, possess good communication skills and have the availability to work flexible hours, which could include evenings, sleepovers and weekends.

The successful candidate will be required to be a member or to make an application for the PVG scheme and undertake registration with the SSSC. Salary: £9.50/hour.

Positions available: We have a number of full-time, part-time and sessional positions

It is desirable but not essential that the successful candidate will have:

  • A relevant SVQ2 in Health and Social Care, Promoting Independence (or equivalent) or have the ability to progress to such a qualification
  • Previous experience with supporting adults with additional support needs.
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Top job! Senior Manager - Finance and Corporate Services

  • Full time
  • £36,000 – £42,000
  • Giffnock/Home Hybrid Working
  • Closing 13th September 2021

Cosgrove Care is a vibrant, ambitious charity providing high quality, diverse services for children, adults and families who have disabilities across West Central Scotland. What we do is driven by changing our relationship with the people we work with to support our vision. As a result, we’ve developed innovative ways to help people achieve their potential, thrive, and take up their place in our communities as equal citizens.

We are headquartered in a growing and diverse community on the southside of Glasgow with excellent schools, high quality open space and good connections to the west and central Scotland.

Cosgrove Care is on the path of change and transformation. With changing demands and limited resources, the organisation is continually adapting to meet the needs of people we support, commissioners and funders. The Scottish Government Independent Review of Adult Social Care signals once in a generation change to the sector that we want to embrace and be part of. These are exciting times for Cosgrove Care and we want to have a finance function that will build a brilliant team to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

The Senior Manager- Finance and Corporate Services is a key role within the organisation and the post holder will be the key contact for senior stakeholders for the Corporate Management Team, Managers Team and the Board of Directors. The post holder will head up the continued transformation and development of the finance function and be part of an exciting programme of modernisation and change. The financial pressures within social care mean that our systems, processes, and approach need to be innovative, forward thinking and efficient.

The post will evolve, develop and expand and this role would suit an ambitious, committed professional keen to be involved in shaping and modernising the organisation for the future.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Reporting directly to the CEO, the Senior Finance Manager (SFM) is responsible for the overall financial management, business analysis and reporting of Cosgrove Care, ensuring on-going viability and a secure financial future in line with the organisation’s charitable status, mission and values.
  • Provide financial advice and information to the CEO and Board of Directors.
  • Work as part of the Corporate Management Team (CMT) to provide expert guidance and strategic input on charitable finance to aid the development and progress of Cosgrove Care.
  • Play a key role in the overall strategic management of Cosgrove Care.
  • Support and drive a period of significant internal change in the organisation’s delivery of support services, as Cosgrove improves efficiency and financial sustainability.

Key attributes:

  • CCAB or similar Accountancy qualification
  • Extensive experience working in a varied finance role, ideally in the Third Sector.
  • Extensive experience of preparation and analysis of Management Accounts, financial budget setting and modelling and annual audit process.
  • Working across a range of stakeholders, ideally with experience in implementation of new systems and processes and associated change management.
  • Commercial awareness

This is an excellent opportunity to join an ambitious team working in a dynamic environment.

If you feel you meet any of the above requirements and ideally if you have good knowledge of the Third Sector in Scotland, we would like to hear from you.

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