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Practice Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £43,724 – £53,398
  • Based Glasgow, with regular travel to our services across Scotland (On site)
  • Closing 27th May 2024

  • Advertised from 6th May 2024
  • Pay award pending
  • PDM/HO/18654


At Key and Community Lifestyles, we provide person-centred support to over 2,000 disabled people, across 17 Scottish local authorities, to enable each person to lead full, active lives in their own homes and communities. The people we support have significantly varying life experiences and needs and range from young people still at school through to people in their 90s. Key is also a specialist Registered Social Landlord (RSL) providing over 700 homes specially designed for disabled people and those with long term support needs.

Our workforce is compassionate, talented, and committed to providing high quality, personalised support so that people can live full, active lives in their own homes and communities. Respect for the fundamental dignity of each and every person, regardless of the level of support they require, lies at the heart of our organisation, as do the principles of choice, control, participation and inclusion.

We are excited to be recruiting to this full-time Practice Development Manager position, which is a crucial leadership role in both Key and Community Lifestyles. We are looking for someone who:

• Has experience of successfully supporting individuals with very complex support needs to live good lives in their own homes and communities

• Can contribute to the development of individually designed support services that uphold human rights and enable citizenship.

• Has strong interpersonal and leadership skills, able to work closely with the people we support, their families and teams, as well as multidisciplinary partners, to support and sustain the highest standards of practice.

• Is able to confidentially role model excellent practice in line with our values, through a thriving community of practice leaders and positive behaviour practitioners as well as contribute to external networks and initiatives.

• Has strong project management and IT skills to support the implementation of effective processes, systems and tools which measure and demonstrate the impact of our strategies.

You will have a recognised social care or relevant professional qualification and while a recognised PBS/BILD qualification would be advantageous, this is not essential as we will offer support to attain this.

The post is based in Glasgow but will involve travel to our services across Scotland.

If you think you’re the person we are looking for, and you’d like to discuss the role further, please contact Sheila Hanney, Head of Staff Development, Policy and Practice by email

Application notes

To find out more and apply please visit our website

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 midday Monday 27th May 2024 with expected to take place on Wednesday 5th June 2024 in Glasgow.