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Top job! Senior Service Manager - Families

  • Full time
  • £42,435 – £47,881
  • Edinburgh based with travel to other sites
  • Closing 12th March 2024

  • Advertised from 21st February 2024
  • Plus pension. 37 hours per week. Permanent post.


Are you…

  • An experienced manager who can think strategically and lead operationally?
  • Passionate about supporting families and young people to build relationships and resilience?

Do you want to play a lead role at the heart of an organisation which makes a real difference to people’s lives?

If you’d love to lead an innovative and varied range of services which support young people and families, then this could be the job for you! Our Families pillar provide Preventative and Early Intervention services which build and maintain strong family relationships and resilience, thereby reducing the risk of homelessness.

About the role

This role has arisen due to the early retirement of the current postholder. The Families pillar is full of knowledgeable, experienced, dedicated staff, and this role leads them to deliver the following services:

  • HMP Addiewell Visitor Centre
  • Mediation and Support
  • Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution
  • Veterans’ Service

You’ll be responsible for leading the pillar’s strategic and operational activities. This includes planning, budgeting, funding, partnerships, quality assurance and risk management.

About you

You will have a knack for translating strategic aims into operational reality. You will be a role model of Cyrenians’ values-led, relationships-based approach, with experience in managing, developing and supporting services and people. You’ll be keen to use your excellent management skills to support your teams, build connections and share learning across the Families pillar and beyond.

You’ll bring knowledge of the issues facing young people and families today, alongside excellent partnership-working and contract management skills. You’ll have experience in building, developing and evaluating services. As this is a busy, complex role, you’ll benefit from being organised and skilled in managing expectations and competing priorities.

How we’ll support you

You’ll be supported by an experienced Director of Services, and join a collaborative, knowledgeable senior management team, who will support you to develop and grow in your role. You’ll also have access to wider Cyrenians’ support, including our learning programme, and staff wellbeing services.

About Cyrenians

At Cyrenians we tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness by taking a Public Health Approach to Homelessness Prevention. We take a values-led and relationships-based approach to delivering all our services. You can find out more about our organisation and our impact online.

Our values

Compassion | Respect | Integrity | Innovation

Application notes

To apply, please visit, or e-mail

CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: 12 noon on Tuesday 12th March 2024

Interview date(s): Tuesday 19th March 2024

Please see to our Recruitment Information leaflet for further information on completing and submitting your application form.