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Erskine Veterans Activities Centre (EVAC) Manager

  • Full time
  • £38,655 – £41,939
  • Forres (On site)
  • Closing 21st May 2024


  • Advertised from 8th May 2024
  • 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Permanent.

Role

Working for Erskine:

“ERSKINE is an iconic Scottish charity, formed in 1916 by Scotland’s compassionate response to the horrors of war. A century later, we still believe that Veterans and their families deserve our utmost respect and compassion, for the sacrifices they made and the challenges they now face. At Erskine, we work as a dedicated team to ensure that Veterans of all ages are cared for to the highest of standards in a beautiful, fun-filled environment, made up of two care homes and a Veterans Village of cottages, activities centre and apartments”.

Our Erskine Veterans Activity Centres (EVACs), and the skills, activities and sense of community which they offer, have been rightly described as life-changing and life-saving by military Veterans of all ages. EVACs are central to Erskine’s future plans. It is our strategic aim to create an EVAC in at least 5 regional locations across Scotland. They will not only support meaningful activities and wellbeing for members – they will become operating hubs for partner organisations and evolve into regional offices for our new Care and Support at Home services.

The people in our team are crucial to providing the best possible community support, so we recognise and reward our employees with benefits including employer pension contribution, fantastic career opportunities, and enhanced annual leave.

If you are kind and committed to the Veteran community, then you do have what it takes to be part of the team here at Erskine! We exist to offer exceptional care and support to our ex-service community and everyone in every role, in every department plays their part.

The Role:

The successful candidate will have responsibility for the development of a new Activities Centre in Forres, in line with Erskine’s strategic objectives of nationwide support to Veterans. The post holder will be responsible to the Regional Manager for the efficient and effective management of the Centre and will ensure that the services provided are safe, stimulating, meaningful and rewarding. The post holder will develop a staff team with an appropriate skills mix, ensuring person centred service delivery and a culture of pride and enthusiasm in the workplace. The successful candidate will also build networks and partnerships with relevant external agencies and internal departments to support the service and ensure maximum benefit for Veterans.

If you would like any further information about this role, please contact Debs Dickson, Regional Manager EVAC Services - debra.dickson@erskine.org.uk

Benefits:

• 28 days annual leave plus 5 public holidays, increasing to 33 days per year, at the rate of 1 additional day for 5 years

• Employer pension contribution

• Free payment of Disclosure Scotland Application

• Structured Induction programme

• Flexible working considered

• Fantastic progression opportunities with development, training and ongoing support

• Enhanced sick & maternity pay

• Occupational Health Service

• Access to credit union

• Free On-Site Parking

• Cycle to Work scheme

• Access to Employee Reward Scheme which provides a huge range of discounts on everything from holidays to high street shopping, restaurants and cinema tickets.

Application notes

Please note:

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. Erskine are unable to provide sponsorship. If you are selected for interview, you will receive an invite by email (please ensure you check your spam / junk mailbox).

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure Scotland Check. Where a candidate has resided in the UK for less than five years and lived / remained in a country for six months or more, in addition to a Disclosure/PVG, they will be asked to complete a criminal records check application via HirerRight..

Please apply online at erskine.org.uk/careers. If you require the application in another format please contact the HR Department on 0800 085 7191. Erskine are an Equal Opportunities Employer