Top job! Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £43,280 – £46,433
  • Dundee (On site)
  • Closing 30th May 2024

  • Advertised from 2nd May 2024
  • Salary inclusive of 7% unsocial hours allowance. 37.5 hours per week.


I lost my kids a few times they went to foster care and I would have gone to a place like this if I had the chance. This is badly needed. I hid my drug use and people only found out about it when I had my baby and she was in withdrawal. I loved my daughter and would have welcomed something like this.” A mother who has been supported by Aberlour

About Aberlour Mother and Child Recovery House Dundee

Aberlour is proud to be working in partnership with the Scottish Government and we are delighted that the work being done in our dedicated Mother and Child Recovery in Dundee has recently been recognised with a high level assessment awarded by the Care Inspectorate. Our service is designed to enable children of women with problematic substance use to stay with their mothers during recovery. Aberlour’s approach to rehabilitation aims to deliver positive outcomes for women and their children.

We use the Parents Under Pressure (PuP) programme which combines psychological principles relating to parenting, child behaviour and parental emotion regulation within a case management model. The programme is highly individualised to suit each family. Mothers are given their own Workbook and for many of them this becomes a personal journal of their treatment experience. The overarching aim of the PuP programme is to help parents facing adversity to develop positive and secure relationships with their children. Within this strength-based approach, the family environment becomes more nurturing and less conflictual. Full training on the PuP Programme will be provided to the whole team.

Too many women with problem drug and alcohol issues are having their young children taken into care and many other women won’t engage with support agencies for fear of their children being removed. The new houses will improve outcomes for these women and children; reduce deaths of mothers with problem drug use; avoid family breakdown and increase the likelihood of children being cared for by their parents.” Aberlour Chief Executive SallyAnn Kelly

What we are looking for....

We are looking for a Service Manager with the passion, enthusiasm and expertise to lead this team. As part of the Management Team, you will be responsible for enhancing our relationships with the Scottish Government, Local Authorities and other stakeholders. You will play a lead role in developing the service, identifying where our role and service delivery can be enhanced and overseeing the delivery of quality care and support to mothers and their babies. The service operates a shift rota in order to provide 24-hour care. The service is registered with the Care Inspectorate as a Care Home for Adults and so you are required to register with SSSC as a Manager in a Care Home for Adults.

Ideally you will have experience of direct work with mothers in recovery, enhancing their skills and capacity for them and their babies. You must also have experience of working collaboratively with other professional agencies and a working knowledge of drug/alcohol use and its effects on women and children.

We strongly encourage people to apply who have lived experience of alcohol or drug use, with a minimum of 2 years living in recovery, free from all drug use and problematic drinking.

Applicants should hold a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 9 or above


Any award in management that is certificated at or above SCQF level 9* (minimum 60 credits) and mapped against the National Occupational Standards: Leadership and Management for Care Services SCQF 10


SVQ Care Services Leadership and Management SCQF Level 10

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. We want the mothers and babies in the Mother and Child Recovery House to experience what it is to be nurtured and loved, supporting them to begin their new family relationship in a safe and positive way. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our Aberlour team.

What we offer...

As well as being in a supportive team with excellent training opportunities, 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 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:

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: 11.59pm on Thursday 30th May 2024

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 12th June 2024

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