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Chief Operating Officer

Scottish Social Care charity
Chief Operating Officer
Headquartered in Glasgow with regional offices beyond

Our client is a leading social care charity based in Scotland, committed to improving the lives of children and young people. With headquarters in Glasgow and regional offices across the country, they are dedicated to delivering national high-quality service delivery that makes a real life impact. Their work is guided by a strong sense of purpose, and they are on the search to add a Chief Operating Officer to their passionate and dynamic team to play a crucial role in overseeing the development and delivery of their service operations.

The role

The role of Chief Operating Officer will directly report into the Chief Executive and be a core component of the senior management team. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced senior services leader to play a vital role within a values-lead charity and to use their leadership and expertise to make a meaningful impact and provide better futures for children and young people across Scotland.

Key responsibilities include

  • To lead service management and delivery across multiple locations
  • To develop and secure service contracts and tenders
  • To ensure alignment of service strategies with business objectives
  • To manage personnel and budgetary planning and agree on and manage department budgets
  • To review contracts and support bid processes
  • Coordinate with partners and continuously assess resources
  • To recruit and develop staff, implementing training programs and monitoring performance
  • To manage and build strong relationships with stakeholders

The ideal candidate will

  • Have strong leadership and people management skills and experience including in a social care setting
  • Have experience and knowledge of community based social care services
  • Have service delivery experience across multiple settings
  • Experience of managing employee relations, including managing absence, disciplinary, grievances, sickness and redundancies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills across all levels
  • Ability to challenge and influence at all levels
  • Strong negotiation skills and decision making skills
  • Have an open, collaborative approach to others

If you are interested in hearing more about this rewarding leadership role in Scotland and joining an organisation who has an unwavering commitment to catalysing positive change, get in touch with Lauryn Pringle or Debbie Shields at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

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