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Adult Engagement Manager (maternity cover)

  • Full time
  • £34,364 – £37,326
  • Hybrid: Aberdeen
  • Closing 16th June 2024

  • Advertised from 28th May 2024
  • 37 hours per week, fixed term for 12 months with potential for permanent post (part-time considered)


We are recruiting a maternity cover Adult Engagement Manager - an integral role within our organisation that will support the development, delivery and direction of shmu’s services for adults facing challenges across North East Scotland.

No matter what your job is at shmu, everyone’s work is about the same thing – transforming the lives of individuals and communities across the North East. We are looking for an exceptional, passionate individual to join our team as Adult Engagement Manager for an initial fixed term of 12 months as maternity cover, with the potential for a permanent post following the one-year period.

As our Adult Services Manager, you will work alongside the Chief Executive to manage, develop, and enhance services for adults facing challenges, with a key focus on mental health & wellbeing, community justice, trauma, and disadvantage.

As well as line-management responsibility for the Adult Services staff team, you will design, create and implement new programmes across the strand which are managed and delivered to the highest standards. You will also be responsible for the creation and maintenance of key partner relationships for our Adult Services provision.

You will ensure that all funding, reporting and evaluation requirements are delivered, and will work with the Management Team in order to secure financial sustainability for the Adult Services strand through securing and managing a combination of grants, contracted provision and commissioned work.

We are recruiting for a full-time post, but we may consider part time options if appropriate. This post is initially a one-year maternity cover, however, our Adult Services strand is growing, and we would be keen to work with the post-holder to explore a sustainable funding model for the strand, including the continuation of the maternity cover post beyond the fixed term period.

As an organisation, we passionately believe in supporting people to expand their horizons and achieve their full potential. Our approach, methods, projects and initiatives are nationally recognised, positioning us as a centre of excellence for the work we do. This approach also applies to our staff team. We believe in supporting the members of our team to achieve their full potential and offer:

- support to undertake relevant training and qualifications

- regular support and supervision

- flexible working hours and a TOIL system

- initial paid holiday entitlement of 34 days (inclusive of any public/bank holidays which you may choose to request)

- a company sick pay scheme, effective from the first day of employment

- a stakeholder pension, with an annually reviewed employer contribution (currently 5%)

- a hybrid/office occasional working model to allow for working from home.

We appreciate the importance of good mental health and wellbeing amongst our team and strive to provide a working environment which supports people to achieve this. We are also committed to supporting the wellbeing of all those who engage with our services -hear more about the impact of our work in this area.

Application notes

If you would like to apply for this post, please take time to read through the documents below and complete the application form - CVs will not be considered.

Alternatively, please contact Chrissie for an application pack;

Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 16th June 2024 with interviews taking place on Thursday 20th June 2024.