Top job! Assistant Director – Residential Services

  • Full time
  • £61,342 – £64,961
  • Fife / Tayside (Hybrid)
  • Closing 21st April 2024

  • Advertised from 3rd 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.

We are proud of the support, care and love we provide to children and young people across our children’s houses and we recognise there is more we can do. That’s why we have embarked on an ambitious re-modelling programme which will build on the strong foundations of the quality of care we provide and create models of care for the future, designed around the needs of children, young people and families.

We are committed to doing all we can to support children, young people and families - recover and heal from trauma and adversity, remain as part of their family/community where possible, recognise their strengths and achieve their hopes and aspirations.

This ambitious re-modelling programme will create an evidence-led, agile model of residential care which provides holistic care built on strong family support principles that is recognised nationally and internationally as being sector leading.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead lasting and meaningful change for children, young people and families across Scotland

What we are looking for...

You will have a proven track record of working strategically to deliver excellence in residential care – understanding what it takes to open a new home, developing practice, ensuring safeguarding is at the heart of delivery, negotiating with and influencing commissioners.

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

We currently have a number of residential homes in Fife, Highlands and Tayside. We have a senior management team supporting the delivery of these services.

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

Interviews are expected to be held: week commencing 29th April