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Top job! Head of Service

  • Full time
  • Circa £55,000
  • Edinburgh, Dundee and Fife - Hybrid
  • Closing 3rd April 2024

  • Advertised from 28th February 2024


The Yard is a Scottish charity with one simple aim; to build thriving communities of support that enrich the lives of disabled children, young people and their families. We offer play, respite and family support from our adventure play centres in Edinburgh, Dundee and Fife. Our approach is rooted in learning from lived experience and our team are skilled, patient and understanding and invested in each and every child and family.

To meet the increasing need in Scotland, we are planning to increase our services reaching more children and young people. We are looking to recruit a Head of Service who will be part of our Executive team.

Leading a team of experienced service managers, the successful applicant will ensure the delivery of the new services whilst making sure our current delivery is not compromised. They will implement a comprehensive evaluation system meeting the varying needs of our stakeholders; families, funders, partners and the Care Inspectorate.

Our culture is central to our success and the successful applicant will need to lead and manage in line with our values of community, inclusive, inspire, kindness and adventure. We work collaboratively, valuing insights and opinions across the team. We recognise that we have an ambitious agenda and look forward to welcoming the person who is enthused and energised by this opportunity.

In return, the successful applicant will join a warm, motivated team, where user satisfaction of our services is high. We are open to new ideas and welcome ways to develop and improve.

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

If you would like to understand more about the role and The Yard, Tricia Stewart our Director of Resources, would be happy to have a conversation with you. Please email to set up a time for a call.

Application notes

The closing date for applications is 3rd April 2024.

Download our Head of Services job description below.

Please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form to

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.

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