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Thank you for your interest in the position of Share Scotland’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Share has achieved much in the 37 years since it was established by a community of like-minded individuals coming together with the common purpose of building a positive future for their sons and daughters. Their vision was a future where their child’s talents and abilities would eclipse the challenges of disability and they would be supported to reach their full potential. Share Scotland is looking for an inspiring individual to lead us on the next leg of our journey.

The first 25 years of Share’s remarkable journey is documented in our anniversary book entitled ‘I Love My Wee Hoose’.

Share provides practical care and support to adults with significant learning and physical disabilities, within their own homes in the community.

By families, for families has been a motto that has served Share well over the years. We never forget the role and needs of family in the work that we do. This remains at the heart of our ethos.

Share has evolved into a trusted and valued care provider, with a sector-leading reputation for providing the highest quality of care and support. This is externally endorsed by bodies such as the Care inspectorate, which has regularly awarded Share maximum 6-star quality gradings.

Share greatly values its committed and talented workforce, and holds the Investor in People Silver award, in recognition of our positive employment practices.

About Us

With an annual turnover of £4.5 million and a workforce of 170 employees operating across the Central Belt of Scotland, Share has never sought to be the biggest but the best in the sector.

We recognise that to build and maintain such a reputation, it is vital that we grow and develop. This growth means both in size and in the way in which we support people, their families, and our team of employees. We need to expand our knowledge and skills as well as extending this expertise to others who would commission the services that we provide.

Share has developed a 3-year Business strategy charting our plans for the future; how we plan to build on the progressive work that has taken place in recent years.

As we move out of lockdown, after what has been a difficult but inspiring year, the future looks exciting. We want an operationally hands-on, visible leader to inspire the Board and workforce and put Share in the forefront of a rapidly evolving care sector. If you have excellent communication and leadership skills, a commitment to playing an integral role in Share achieving its ambitions, and the appropriate qualifications, experience and knowledge, we would love to hear from you.

Good luck with your application.

Gordon Hutcheson

Chairman, Share Scotland

The Role

Share Scotland
Chief Executive Officer
Salary: £60,000 - £65,000
Location: Central Belt

SHARE Scotland was created by families, for families. Established in 1984, we are, always have been, and will continue to be, a parent-led organisation. Our senior management team is spread across the Central Belt and we’re committed to providing practical, emotional and physical support to people with disabilities.

Share Scotland has an exciting opportunity for a pro-active and highly-skilled leader to take on the role of Chief Executive Officer. Reporting to the board, the CEO will have full responsibility for the charity. They will need to provide strategic direction for the teams and be responsible for the successful management and delivery of a range of services within the organisation.

Key responsibilities will include:

The successful candidate must have sound senior management experience, leadership qualities and a clear understanding of financial management. You will be an excellent communicator and have a clear understanding of the charity sector.

You may find the following documents useful in providing further information on the role and Share Scotland.

How to Apply

We trust that you have found the information on this site both useful and informative. For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Debbie Shields or Emma McEneaney on 0141 212 7555.

To apply, please send a comprehensive submission, which should include:

These should be uploaded by clicking here.

Applicants will be shortlisted for interview by matching the details given on their CV and supporting documents against the Job Description. We would therefore ask applicants to provide clear evidence to show how your experience, skills and knowledge match those requirements as well as why you are interested in the role.

Please note that you will receive an automatic acknowledgement of your application - if you do not receive this please contact Katy or Kelsey at Aspen on 0141 212 7555.

Recruitment Timetable

Provided below is a note of the critical dates, which will help you, plan your diary:

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 4th May 2021
Longlist interviews: Thursday 20th May 2021
Shortlist interviews: Thursday 27th May 2021