Short Breaks Fund Manager
Shared Care Scotland is a dynamic and ambitious charity dedicated to improving the quality and provision of short breaks in Scotland for unpaid carers. Unpaid carers are incredible people who step in and support family members, partners or friends. They may need help because of their age, they are unwell, frail, have a disability, addiction or mental health issues and need support to live independently. It is estimated there are 700,000 to 800,000 unpaid carers in Scotland, forgoing their own free time and recreation to ensure a loved one has personal and attentive support regardless of when its required.
The organisation’s vision is for a Scotland where everyone who receives or provides unpaid care can live a full and satisfying life, with the assistance they need to take regular quality breaks from the everyday demands of their caring routines.
SCS manages the Shorts Breaks Fund on behalf of Scottish Government by providing grants to third sector organisations that support unpaid carers to take a break. Taking a break is essential for us all and for unpaid carers a break means, rest, recovery and improved quality of life.
The organisation also contributes to the development of policy and best practice, helping build resilience in partner organisations over and above the provision of funding. SCS carries out and contributes to research on short breaks whilst providing information and advice to individuals and organisations supporting carers through the provision of a telephone service and online directory.
Shared Care Scotland is recruiting a passionate individual to join the team as their new Short Breaks Fund Manager. This post is responsible for the continued operation and development of the SBF programme, ensuring that strategic outcomes are achieved and the positive impact of SBF is increased. The post will manage grant operations throughout the grant making cycle, track and measure outcomes and impact, develop learning opportunities, and represent the SBF and SCS at various events and within various networks.
The ideal candidate will share the organisation’s passion for developing new and creative short break opportunities for carers, be able to establish strong relationships with partners and networks and thrive in a collaborative working environment. Grant making experience would be highly beneficial and experience of managing fundraising or grant applications would be essential.
For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Mike Orr on 0141 212 7555.
Application is by way of CV and supporting letter. Please click Apply below to submit these.
Further information is available as follows:
Candidates will be advised of the outcome of their application no later than Monday 21st March
Interviews: Week commencing Monday 28th March – TBC