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  • Ref no: SLA06747
  • Published: 18/3/2020
  • Closes: 1/4/2020
  • Location: Various Locations across South Lanarkshire, ML3 0AA
  • Salary: £42,374.00 - £46,388.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Working for Us

South Lanarkshire Council is an ambitious, high performing organisation with a clear vision and programme of action which is designed to improve the lives and prospects of everyone in South Lanarkshire. 

The aim of Social Work Resources is to promote social welfare and provide effective care and support to meet the needs of vulnerable people in South Lanarkshire. In partnership with community planning partners, voluntary and independent provider organisations, we offer a range of services designed to enable, support, improve and protect the health and social care of people using our services.




Job Description

Care at Home – Operations Manager

Are you able to lead a team of people who support people in their community to live as independently as possible?

The Care at Home Service operates seven days per week with a focus on helping people remain as independent as possible in their own home.

Your role will be as Registered Homecare Manager, reporting to the Locality Manager and you will be responsible for delivering the relevant national standards and regulations in relation to Social Care. You will be responsible for both the strategic and operational management responsibility for Home Care Services in a geographical area of South Lanarkshire.

You will be involved in the ongoing development of Services, through effective change management. You will also be responsible for ensuring delivery of effective Quality Assurance Frameworks and reporting in relation to standards and performance.

This Service is currently going through a re-design process to modernise the Service for the best outcomes for the services users and the Communities of South Lanarkshire. You should have extensive knowledge and experience of managing Care at Home Services, to a high standard.  And will have experience of business transformation, as well as the development of new policies, procedures and guidelines to improve service delivery.

The role will also include Alert Services and you will contribute to the operational and developmental agenda of the service to continue to provide and support people in their own home and assist them to build upon their skills and abilities. This will allow service users to continue to live independently within South Lanarkshire.

There is a responsibility for the post holder to demonstrate a commitment to high quality service delivery through continuous improvement for the benefit of the Service and the Organisation and to ensure that the effective use of Home Care resources are maintained and that services operate to specified standards within approved budgets.

You should hold a Practice qualification – SVQ Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 9 and a Management Qualification SVQ Care Services Leadership and Management SCQF Level 10 or equivalent. A full list of the qualifications that are acceptable are available on the SSSC website.

These posts are permanent.

Posts are available across South Lanarkshire Council, various locations.

Proposed Interview Date: 27 April 2020


This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children or protected adults.             

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Council.

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Additional Information

As an employee of the Council you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • Enrolment in award winning local government pension scheme
  • Up to 32 days annual leave
  • Public holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Family friendly policies - flexible working and leave, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave
  • Employee Discounts –  including discounts at the cinema
  • Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)

Applications online

Please note all correspondence will be sent to your email account. 

South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all members of the community.   As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum behaviour requirements for the position

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.  Veterans are guaranteed an interview where their previous employer was the armed forces and who meet the minimum requirements for the position.


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