Top job! Strategic Lead

  • Full time
  • £67,559 – £70,262
  • Scotland wide (On site)
  • Closing 21st April 2024

  • Advertised from 2nd April 2024


About Aberlour …

Aberlour is Scotland’s leading children’s charity. Our strategy is to be bold and brave, to ensure that every child in Scotland has an equal chance.

As an organisation we are ambitious to deliver real and lasting change for children, young people and families. Our reach and impact has grown exponentially over the last few years and we are proud of the impact we have had. We recognise however that there is more to do – child poverty is deepening, the fiscal pressures are increasing and in some areas the implementation gap is widening. We are committed to continuing to doing all we can to make the greatest difference to children and families.

That’s why we are investing in a strategic lead who will deliver on our vision and ambition. This new leadership role work will work alongside key partners to- lead Policy into Practice (The Promise, UNCRC), extend and deepen our impact, create new opportunities for change and design services with and for children and families ensuring they get the right help and support for as long as it takes.

What we are looking for...

A confident, values driven and inspiring leader who can create a vision and build strong strategic partnerships.

A leader with extensive experience in social care, ideally Children’s Services, who can confidently manage complexity and a range of different service types to help Aberlour develop our continuum of care model.

A changemaker who can create new opportunities –

  • who can help and support senior operational managers design new services to meet the needs of children, young people and families across Scotland, while also provide strategic oversight of the evaluation and impact of services, sharing learning and helping put policy into practice.
  • who can relentlessly focus on creating opportunities for and with children and families.

Please see the job description on our website for further details about the role.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme, life assurance worth 3x salary and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

Application notes

Please go to our website where you can apply online. If you have any queries please e-mail: Applications are welcome from diverse ethnic minority and cultural communities and under-represented faith and religious groups.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

Applications to be returned by: Sunday 21st April 2024