Head of Policy logo
Salary: 
46,889 - 55,828 (pay award pending)
Location: 
Livingston
notice: This position is now closed to applications.

Head of Policy

Head of Policy

Salary - C1 (Scottish Government Grade) £46,889 - £55,828 with new award due to be published early 2018/2019.

Location – The Head Office is in Livingston, however all types of working pattern and home based applicants will be considered in line with our life friendly approach.

The Independent Living Fund Scotland is Scottish Public Body which now administers over £55m of funding for disabled people in Scotland and Northern Ireland, supporting them to lead independent lives. We aim to ensure our recipients have choice and control over how and when they are supported in all aspects of their daily lives, as well as facilitating real participation and inclusion for individuals within their local communities.

In December 2017 we entered a new phase with the launch of our Transition Fund in Scotland. The Fund provides short term awards to support young people living with disabilities to improve their lives, in particular with the transition after leaving school or children’s services to be more independent and to continue spending time with other people.

The organisation has a staff team of 45 and currently provides award winning management services for approximately 3,000 service users throughout Scotland and Northern Ireland. This number will increase as the Transition Fund is accessed over the coming months.

The Head of Policy will perform the challenging and high-profile role of leading the policy function within the organisation. In particular, this role will be critical in supporting the ongoing strategy for future development of the organisation and driving process improvements based on expert knowledge of current statutory services and the wider policy landscape across Scotland and Northern Ireland. With responsibility for ensuring that learning and improvements take place, they will also provide expert advice and professional guidance for improving and delivering excellent customer service.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (SCQF10) in Social Work or equivalent and have a considerable track record in a similar senior role (ideally in a public agency). They will have knowledge of relevant policy and the legislative framework in relation to Social Work, Equality, Human Rights and Independent Living for disabled people. They should also have strategy and operational policy development experience and the ability to lead, direct and manage others effectively.


Further information on the role and details of how to apply are available at www.aspenpeople.co.uk/ILF

For a confidential discussion please contact Catriona Mackie at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 23rd May 2018.