Our vision is for a Scotland where everyone who receives support or provides unpaid care can live a full and satisfying life, with the assistance they need to take regular, quality breaks from the everyday demands of their caring routines. In Scotland it is estimated there are over 650,000 people who care for a family member, partner or friend, who may be ill, disabled, or dependent on drugs or alcohol. Short breaks provide a much needed release from the physical and emotional demands of the caring situation and help promote health and wellbeing.
We aim to improve the quality and provision of short breaks in Scotland. To do this we offer services including events, publications and research reports, and an online directory of short break services. As one of seven National Carers Organisations we also contribute to the development of policy and best practice for carers.
We also operate the Short Breaks Fund on behalf of Scottish Government, providing grants to third sector organisations that support unpaid carers to take a break.
Shared Care Scotland is made up of a small team of seven staff, and a board who oversee the running and governance of the organisation.
Shared Care Scotland is a membership organisation. By becoming a member you can keep up-to-date with the latest news and developments. Please contact the office on 01383 622462 for further details and an application form.
Work for us
We are currently looking for a Respitality Developer to assist us in driving forward this important project. In this role you will develop relationships with the hospitality, leisure and tourism sector and with the carers’ sector. You will increase and develop the number of businesses currently donating to the project and will work with carers’ centres across Scotland to encourage them to deliver the project locally.
You will be a skilled communicator and negotiator with a keen eye for new opportunities. You will be an experienced, pro-active, confident individual who is also tactful and sensitive. You may come from a background in hospitality or care and be looking for a role where you can utilise your skills for the benefit of carers. If you’re a driven, enthusiastic and professional individual, Respitality needs you!
How To Apply
The recruitment of this post is being managed by Bruce Tait Associates. For full details visit their website here.
Closing Date: 12 noon, Tuesday 16th July 2019
Interview Date: Thursday 25th July 2019