Liber8 Lanarkshire
Liber8 Lanarkshire

Charity registered in Scotland SC038836

Liber8 Lanarkshire is a grassroots organisation delivering a range of services throughout Lanarkshire. Our initial work was to provide a proactive and reactive approach to tackling alcohol and substance use problems; however, this has expanded into providing a diverse range of community-based services. We provide services to individuals; young people; specific groups; and families. We offer services with particular focus, some aimed at improving emotional and mental health; others aim to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol and drugs and promote recovery while others focus on education and prevention and the improvement of health and wellbeing. Whatever the target population, Liber8 offers a varied and individualistic service, tailored to the individual, led by people who use our services, their identified needs and aspirations.

Current vacancies

Beacons Project Manager

  • Full time
  • £40,000 – £44,000
  • On site: South Lanarkshire
  • Closing 16th June 2024

Liber8 is seeking a dynamic Project Manager to provide strategic and operational leadership for the ongoing development and growth of The Beacons. The Beacons is four Recovery focused hubs, one in each of the four localities in South Lanarkshire, working with people who have experienced alcohol/substance issues and are now on their recovery journey. The Beacons provide a range of group work programmes, workshop activities and events suited to locality-based needs and individual Beacons.

One aim of the Beacons is to work together with participants and lived experience volunteers to support their social (re)integration, promoting recovery, resilience, and self-determination. The project is engaged in multi-agency working and establishing pathways with other partners and agencies to facilitate people’s positive engagement with the Beacons and support them to maintain their recovery journey.

This role requires cohesive leadership, inspiring and managing a diverse team across four premises, and ensuring optimal outcomes for participants and volunteers.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager with proven leadership qualities, who will have held a similar role and possess the relevant qualifications and experience to lead our growing team. If you have experience and are passionate about people, then we want to hear from you.

Excellent leadership and communication skills are essential for this role. Candidates should have a solid understanding of strategic and operational project management and be comfortable with using project management tools. The ability to think strategically, problem-solve, and adapt to changing

circumstances is crucial. The successful candidate will be passionate about recovery for all and a proven leader.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience and be able to evidence working effectively in a similar managerial role.
  • Have the ability to lead, influence, inspire, and robustly manage a varied team.
  • Have a proactive and dynamic personal style, with flexibility in style and approach.
  • Capable of effectively managing a demanding workload, adept at prioritising tasks, and tracking progress across diverse responsibilities.
  • Applicants should hold a relevant professional qualification of at least SCQF level 9 or above.

In return we offer

  • Competitive salary rates
  • Annual leave: 34 days, increasing 1 day each year to a max of 42days.
  • Employer contributory pension scheme
  • Paid Membership of Disclosure Scotland’s PVG Scheme.
  • Working in a supportive environment
  • Training & Development Opportunities
  • Working for a small well-established organisation where person centred values are at the core.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a project at an exciting time of growth and development.

Liber8 has operated in Lanarkshire for 20 years; our mission is to improve the health, mental health, wellbeing and the quality of people's lives, with a particular regard to reducing the negative impact of alcohol and substance use on the individual, families and communities. We work hard to uphold our core values of Passion, Respect, Healing, Compassion, Caring and Recovery. Our values make us who we are and define our actions and behaviours every day. We’d expect the post-holder to

uphold and represent our organisation in a way that reflects our values and person-centred way of working.

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