Social Care Area Lead (West Lothian)

Social Care Area Lead required for our well established client based in West Lothian

Your new company
A friendly and well sought after supported living organisation with a proven track record in delivering and designing creative, flexible and robust support services. We bring our experience of working with people to achieve their outcomes within their individual budget. By maximising natural supports, we can help people to identify how to get the most from their budgets to meet their personal outcomes, whilst enhancing their quality of life.

Your new role
The Area Lead's main role is to oversee and lead with the development of the geographical specified Area.
Key functions include;
Management Responsibilities
Quality Assurance
Personal/Central Team Responsibilities
Resource Management
Marketing, Business Development and Strategic Planning

You will have the responsibility for the building, developing and maintaining of services and networks throughout the specified Area in line with the personalisation agenda; providing effective line management, leadership and direction whilst developing and maintaining positive working relationships with key holders and accountability for Locality and Area business planning, which support the organisational strategic plan.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Excellent leadership and management abilities
  • Proven ability to adopt a coaching style of leadership
  • Strategic planning and organisational skills
  • Record keeping, metrics and report writing skills
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and oral
  • Strong networking and engagement skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to recognise when it is appropriate to seek guidance or support
  • Able to work as part of a team and actively contribute to it
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritise a varied and substantial workload
  • Ability to work to monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Proficient IT and Budget Management skills
  • Ability to work flexibility, according to the requirements of the role
  • Evidence of analytical, investigative and problem solving abilities
  • Presentation skills

Education & Knowledge

  • Knowledge, Directed Support/ Personalisation
  • Demonstrate a willingness, ability and commitment to attain necessary SSSC registration qualifications.
  • Evidence of continuing professional and personal development

Previous Experience

  • Management experience
  • Person centred planning and service design

Attitude & Personality

  • Commitment to person-centred and anti-discriminatory practice and individual right
  • Confident and self-motivated
  • Flexible, 'can-do approach'


  • Ability to work with minimum supervision to a high standard.

What you'll get in return

30 Days annual leave, rising to 35 days annual leave after 5 years
(inclusive of public holidays)
Salary: £31,518.00 - £34,669.80 *
37.5 hours per week
West Lothian with some home-based working (with travel to Glasgow)
Qualifications Appropriate qualifications required for registration with the
SSSC and/or a willingness to work towards this.

What you need to do now
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