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Top job! Policy and Practice Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £39,824 – £48,635
  • Glasgow City Centre
  • Closing 24th September 2021

  • Advertised from 9th September 2021
  • PPD/GLA/14384


Key and its subsidiary Community Lifestyles provide person-centred support to over 2000 young people and adults across 15 local authority areas in Scotland. We are passionate about delivering innovative, personalised services which support disabled people to live the lives they choose, connected to their communities as equal citizens. With a serious commitment to Self-directed Support, the principles of choice, control, involvement, and participation are central to what we do.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual, who shares our values and can play a Key role in policy, practice and service development.

The successful candidate will have lead responsibility for developing policy and practice to promote outcome focused, person centred and inclusive support in both Key and Community Lifestyles. You will support service development through tendering, partnership working and funding initiatives both locally and nationally. A commitment to working to improve and innovate services alongside individuals who use our support, and our workforce is essential.

You will have a relevant qualification and considerable experience in social care, ideally having managed and developed support services. You will need the personal and professional skills to work at both an operational and strategic level and the ability to effectively manage a complex workload of both reactive and planned activities.

With responsibility for policy and practice development you will have a good understanding of the national context for our work and the recommendations for improving social care support in Scotland. Your excellent interpersonal skills will mean you can connect with others and contribute effectively to networks that support innovative and person-centred practice.

The ability to write creatively and effectively for a varied audience and produce work of a high professional standard with an excellent attention to detail is essential. You will also be confident in presenting and managing information using a range of digital tools.

The post is based in Glasgow but will involve some travel across Scotland.

To arrange an informal discussion about the role please contact Sheila Hanney, Head of Staff Development, Policy and Practice on

or Jean Ramsay, Head of Support, on

Application notes

For an application form, job description and copy of our equal opportunities policy, please visit our website at or

Email: or telephone: 0141 342 1892 (24-hour answering service).

Closing Date: 24 September 2021