Head of Advice and Investigations
The Commissioner’s office is looking to hire a Head of Advice and Investigations.
The position, which is a fixed-term appointment for 18 months, offers the right candidate the chance to make a real difference to children’s lives in Scotland in a dynamic and fast-changing environment. Continued funding will be subject to review.
You will have:
- a proven track record as a manager, including managing and developing staff,
- proven experience of working in a relevant field— including law, social care, education and health,
- experience of working in an investigation capacity, preferably at management level, and
- experience of conducting formal investigations.
You will be able to demonstrate sound judgement and an ability to act on your own initiative, prioritise your own workload and work effectively within a small and very busy team.
Preferably, you will have some experience of working in a children’s rights/human rights related capacity and will be able to evidence experience of developing and promoting good practice in working with children and young people. You must be committed to learning about and promoting children’s rights and be used to operating in a flexible working environment on a diverse range of tasks.
The salary range for the position is £41,649 to £51,144.
The closing date for applications is Friday 14 April, with interviews being held on Monday 8 May. Please note that only those selected for interview will be contacted.
Find out more and download an application form.
Scottish Council on Deafness
We are looking for nominations to our Board of Trustees
Only full members can nominate people to the Board of Trustees.
If you have an interest in governance and the strategic work of SCoD, you may like to consider becoming a Trustee/Director.
The Board is responsible for the leadership and governance of SCoD, support to the staff team and monitoring and evaluation of SCoD’s work, in conjunction with the Chief Officer.
The Board meets at least four times a year.
We have a booklet that covers the key parts of the recruitment process and includes the role description and code of conduct information applicable to all Board Members. This is available on our website.
SCoD is committed to a culture of continuous improvement.
Board Effectiveness Survey
There is a survey in the booklet which illustrates the areas the Board will focus on to improve its effectiveness.
In agreement with our governing documents, Trustee/Directors must be nominated by an organisation, which is a full member of SCoD.
The nomination form must be signed by a very senior person within that organisation.
The form must also be approved by a current active SCoD Board member in order to support and validate the nomination.
Each SCoD Board member can only validate one nomination.
A completed skills audit form should be with the nomination.
We openly advertise across our network. Full member organisations can nominate anyone they feel is suitable for the role.
What happens next?
You will be asked to come along for an informal meeting with a Board member and Janis McDonald, our Chief Officer, so that we can get to know more about you and you can ask questions of us. It is important for SCoD to note your language/communication support needs (if you have any), your access requirements (again, if you have any), potential conflicts of interest (which do not necessarily exclude you) and to make sure you are aware of your role and that of the nominating organisation.
Places on Board
If there are more nominations than places on the Board then SCoD will hold an election across the full membership: one member, one vote.
These are unpaid positions, but any travel costs can be claimed back.