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Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the role of Chief Executive at Sleep Scotland.

Sleep Scotland is an Edinburgh based charity that provides support services focussed on two areas. Sleep Services supports the families of children and young people with additional support needs and sleep problems and, through TEENS+, a transitional education programme, we support young people with complex and severe communication issues.

The charity has grown rapidly in recent years with turnover approaching £2m due to the high demand and recognition of the positive impact our services have on the lives of children, young people and their families.

We are now looking to appoint a high calibre Chief Executive to provide leadership at an exciting and challenging time as the charity continues to grow and develop. If you feel you have the necessary experience, passion and commitment I would strongly encourage you to apply.

If you wish to have further information about the role please do not hesitate to contact Debbie Shields at our recruitment partners, Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555.

Yours sincerely,

Kirsty Low
Deputy Chair

About Sleep Scotland

Sleep Scotland is the UK’s longest established children’s sleep charity. Since 1998, we’ve promoted healthy sleep for children and young people across the UK and Ireland through sleep counselling, education and by raising sleep awareness. Our vision is that all children and young people with sleep problems, including those with additional support needs and their families, can receive help to achieve a qualitative improvement in the whole family’s life.

Teens+ provide a service for young people with complex communication needs, autism & its complexities, and behaviours that challenge traditional services. Our primary goal is to help individuals achieve their full potential through gentle, lifelong learning. Our Transitional Education service is designed to assist young adults who are not quite ready to take the step into post school education, work or to a new home. We also provide a befriending service out with the normal hours of our service operation which is tailor made to each students needs.

Teens+ has more than doubled its capacity in the last 3 years and, with very positive feedback on the difference it makes to young adults, there is ongoing strong demand for its services.

For more information visit www.sleepscotland.org/ and www.teensplus.org.uk

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The Role – Chief Executive

Edinburgh - £60,000 to £65,000

We are now searching for a pro-active and highly skilled leader to take on the role as Chief Executive to lead these organisations. You will front the organisations and oversee the day-to-day operations, providing strategic direction and leadership to the staff team.

Reporting to the Board, key responsibilities include –

The successful candidate will have a strong track-record leading or working within senior management of a third sector or similar organisation. You will have relevant experience of change management and an understanding of funding structures.

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How to Apply

We hope that you have found the information on this site both useful and informative. Should you wish to have a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Debbie Shields at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter / supporting statement expressing why you are interested in this opportunity and your suitability via the relevant link below:

Please note that you will receive an acknowledgement of your application. If you do not receive this please contact Melissa Scholes on 0141 212 7555.


We have provided below a note of the critical dates within this recruitment campaign which will help you plan your diary:

Closing date for applications

9am on Friday 9th October 2020


Thursday 22nd October 2020