With a mission to provide positive, life-changing support across Edinburgh and Midlothian, with YOU is an organisation that seeks to provide care and overcome barriers for a range of people in need of support. From its early roots in the 1980s, with YOU has grown to provide housing support and mixed community care; reshaping care delivery with the development of the ‘Being Me’ service and beyond. With YOU’s unique position is committed to providing a range of services which reflect the involvement they have across multiple areas of social care. This includes supporting people with autism, those experiencing homelessness, learning disabilities, mental health and supporting the older generation to live independently.
With over 40 years of experience, with YOU work with over 400 people in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
The words of people with YOU support:
Friendly, Supportive, Listen, There for me, Understanding, Caring, Make a difference, Work with me, Helpful, Support me to live in my home, Linking in with the community, Find solutions, Treating me like a person, Doing things differently, Humbled, Inspired
The new Chief Executive of with YOU will provide dynamic leadership to staff and lead on the strategic direction of the organisation and development of their objectives. The key responsibilities are as follows:
- Drive business development for profitable growth of with YOU
- Review existing strategies and implement cost effective resources for services
- Operate performance management for continuous improvement of services
- Evaluate the effective delivery of services
- Lead the organisational and management culture and ensure HR functions are delivered accordingly
- Build and develop relationships with contracts managers, voluntary sectors, and carers
- Responsibility for financial functions of the organisation: budgets and funding to provide quality services within constraints.
The ideal candidate will be a senior management professional with a proven track record of working within health or social care settings. They will have proven leadership skills and an ability to develop and grow business opportunities. As a result, a commercial grounding would be desirable. They will have extensive experience working with boards; helping to have vision and purpose to support with YOU’s mission. Experience of continuous improvement and performance as well as implementing business plans is vital. They will be excellent at building relationships and promoting the values of with YOU with enthusiasm and drive.
If you are an approachable communicator with a knowledge of the sector and a passion for engaging with different groups and overcoming complex needs, we would love to hear from you!
For more information on with YOU and the opportunity, please visit www.aspenpeople.co.uk/withyou.
For a confidential discussion please get in contact with Kate Kennedy or Debbie Shields at Aspen on 0141 212 7555.
Closing Date: Monday 6th June 2022