Closing Date

Head of Children's Service [Scotland]

Locations: Base Paisley covering locations across West and East of Scotland

Job Type: Permanent

£Competitive plus car allowance. Base Paisley covering locations across West and East of Scotland

Spark of Genius is a high quality provider of specialist care and education for children and young people with a diverse range of social, emotional and mental health needs.

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated individual to oversee the operational management and development of our specialised care homes and schools across Scotland, with the Head Office based in Paisley. The Head of Children’s Services will be a key member of the Senior Management structure with responsibility for leading our Social Care and Education management teams.

The preferred candidate will possess the experience to support the organisational growth across the sector by demonstrating their understanding of our executive business plan. They will also require the necessary expertise and ability to ensure all services operate to an extremely high standard whilst meeting the assessed needs of the children and young people we support.

The post holder will have a strong background in specialist care and education with a sound understanding of Care Inspectorate and Education Scotland legislation, standards and practice. Experience of managing at a senior level with a provider of a similar nature or a Local Authority would be advantageous whilst the successful candidate will also require exceptional people skills and the ability to engage with young people.

If you would like to discuss the role more, please initially email claire.o’, including your CV or relevant experience, to arrange an appropriate time for a telephone discussion with Zak McIlhargey, Managing Director. Alternatively call Zak directly on 07817 162441 or via Head office on 0141 587 2710. Please note, a full application will be required at a later stage.