Development Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £31,500
  • Hybrid: Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th June 2024

  • Advertised from 31st May 2024
  • 35 hours, permanent.
  • DSO27


Our work at Self Directed Support Scotland is all about ensuring people can live well, and are able to have as much choice, control and flexibility as they wish when it comes to any support they need.

Our focus is on improving the implementation of Self-directed Support (SDS) in Scotland. We do this by working collaboratively across the social care sector: with our members, Scottish Government, Local Authorities and third sector organisations. We promote the values and principles of SDS and deliver a range of projects aimed at improving understanding of (and access to) Self-directed Support.

This is an exciting time to join our team as we manage an increasing workload, working to implement the national SDS Improvement Plan. We're looking for a talented and adaptable Development Support Officer to support our team across a range of projects and deliverables.

Job Purpose

  • To provide effective communications and operational support on project delivery, with an initial focus on training, both online and e-learning, and National Conference delivery.
  • To effectively administer communications around forums, meetings, and secretariat tasks in support of the delivery of the SDSS workplan and strategy.
  • To support the team in keeping SDSS membership and project data up-to-date and accessible.
  • To work to the values of SDSS in support of our membership, stakeholders and staff.
  • To undertake any duties or responsibilities deemed appropriate to the post.

Responsible for

  • Co-delivery of the National PA Training Framework, content and training materials for use with Personal Assistants and PA Employers.
  • Coordinating data gathering campaigns such as surveys.
  • Supporting the delivery of SDSS events including national in-person conference and AGM
  • Campaign and secretariat management for national collaborations, such as the Personal Assistant Programme Board.
  • Supporting delivery of stakeholder communications including social media and email newsletter.

Application notes

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