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Service Manager

  • Part time
  • £36,000 – £40,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th December 2022

  • Advertised from 9th November 2022
  • 30 hours per week


The Yard offers play and respite services for children and young people with additional support needs and their families. We design our services to support the whole family, building communities through our welcoming culture of inclusion. The Yard provides services to early years, schools, families, holiday, and youth clubs. In addition we offer expert training on play, inclusion and disability. The Yard creates beautiful havens for play for disabled children, but even more than that, opportunities for fun, friendship, and community building, support and a sense of belonging. Somewhere to feel safe, to take risks.

We are looking to for a Service Manager who is inspired by our ethos and is excited to bring their knowledge and experience to develop and deliver new services This will include developing and running a holiday support service for children with medically complex care needs. Other areas for service development include helping to deliver the Scottish Government’s aspirations outlined in The Promise and providing additional services for children and young people in receipt of Self Directed Support.

If you are excited to rise to the challenge, this role can be immensely rewarding.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Build relationships with external partners and The Yard colleagues to develop and deliver new services in line with our strategic plan.
  • Hold the Care Inspectorate registered manager role for the holiday support scheme and ensure the service is compliant and improvement-focussed.
  • Develop and maintain key stakeholder relationships including social workers, health professionals, university and colleges, head teachers, parents and carers.
  • Develop and manage the budget for services within their remit.
  • Contribute to the operational leadership and management of the organisation as a member of the senior management team.

The successful candidate will have experience of initiating and developing services and successfully leading and managing a diverse team.

Read more about some of the excellent benefits available to people who work at The Yard.

Application notes

More information about this role and how to apply can be found at: Service Manager | The Yard (

If you wish to inquiry more about the role before you apply, please contact to set up a call.

To apply, please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form to by Monday 12th December at 9am.

Interviews will be held on the 19th and 20th December.

The Yard aims to be an equal opportunity employer and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on any grounds. The above post is subject to a PVG check and SSSC registration. Read our transparency statement for potential employees.