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Job Vacancy: Head of Services

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  • Position                           Head of Services
  • Hours                                28 hours a week
  • Line Manager                 CEO
  • Salary                               £30,500 pa pro-rata
  • Pension                            4% employer contribution, 4% employee contribution
  • Holidays                           28 days pro-rata + office closure 25 Dec -2 Jan
  • Based at                          EOS office in Linlithgow; some hours can be worked from home
  • Contract                          Permanent

Role Description

ECzema Outreach Support is a dynamic and hands-on charity supporting families struggling with the day-to-day challenges of having a child with eczema. Following our UK-wide expansion at the end of 2018, this role offers an exciting opportunity to lead our growing range of family support activities as well as oversee our new outreach programme of school workshops across the UK.

As the leader of our service team, you will line manage our established team of 3 Family Support Workers and our newly appointed National Outreach Co-ordinator and ensure their successful delivery of the following activities:

  • The personalised family support given to each new family by our family support workers
  • A programme of family events across the UK in partnership with healthcare professionals
  • Our eczema related resources such as our welcome pack and school care plan
  • Our moderated closed facebook group
  • A series of webinars / online support group meetings
  • Two children clubs’ remote activities and face to face workshops

The role will also involve budgetary control of our direct activities’ expenditure with the on-going support of our Head of Finances.

As a member of our Senior Management Team, you will contribute significantly to the strategic direction of the organisation and have the chance to explore new ideas.

Partnership work with the health and voluntary sectors are essential to our work. Alongside our CEO, you will create and nurture positive working relationships with healthcare professionals and individuals from other organisations.

Additionally to our family support and outreach activities, EOS has a wider agenda aimed at improving dermatology healthcare services, rolling out eczema support guidelines in schools and raising awareness of the condition at policy level and with the general public. The new Head of Services will have the opportunity to play an active role in meeting these ambitious goals.

The post holder will be someone who thrives in a busy and creative environment, grabbing opportunities to improve our services as they arise.

How to apply:

What you should send There is no application form. Please provide:

  1. A CV, explaining what your experience is. We are also interested in people’s life experience when it is relevant to the post, such as hobbies and roles you do on a voluntary basis.
  2. A covering letter demonstrating how you meet the person specifications and why you would like to work with us.
  3. The names and contact details of 2 people who will give you a reference. They should know you in roles that are relevant for this type of post. We will not contact anyone for a reference until after the interview stage.

Where to send applications

The closing date for applications is Sunday 8 March 2020, midnight.

You can send them by email (preferably) or by post:

  • Email: magali@eos.org.uk
  • Post: EOS, Bryerton House, 129 High Street, Linlithgow, EH49 7EJ

Interviews

The formal interviews will be held in Linlithgow in the week commencing 16 March 2020.

For an informal conversation about the post, you can contact us by email magali@eos.org.uk.

Job Vacancy: Sessional worker – school workshops

  • Position                          Sessional worker – school workshops
  • Hours                               Varied – on average 2-8 hours per month
  • Line Manager                National outreach co-ordinator
  • Salary                               £25 per workshop (£28 in London)
  • Disclosure                      Police check required
  • Based at                          Various throughout the UK
  • Contract                          Temporary/sessional

Role Description 

Do you want to make a difference? Are you passionate about improving the lives of young people?  If so, then this could be the opportunity for you! 

Eczema Outreach Support is a UK wide charity supporting families struggling with the day-to-day challenges of having a child with eczema.  

Over the past few years we have offered a school workshop programme to our member families across Scotland.  This has proved extremely successful and has helped to raise awareness of eczema in schools, build the confidence of children with eczema and reduce instances of bullying.    

Earlier this year we piloted school workshops to our members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  The pilot was a great success and we are now in a position to launch our school workshop programme UK-wide.   

We are looking to recruit sessional workers to deliver the school workshops across the UK.  Sessional workers will be matched to schools within their travel areas to deliver workshops, following a standardised delivery model Travel areas will be discussed on appointment.  School workshops are around 1 hour in length; the salary reflects preparation and delivery time. 

Key responsibilities  

Training 

  • Attend sessional worker trainer on 25th and 26th March in Edinburgh (expenses covered; travel, meals and accommodation) 
  • Attend and input to ongoing training opportunities 

School Workshop Preparation and Delivery   

  • Become familiar with the content and purpose of the school workshops  
  • Prepare any materials required for workshops 
  • Deliver school workshops 

Evaluation of Programme 

  • Support the evaluation of school workshops 
  • Take part in the review and evaluation of the overall programme 

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS 

Knowledge and Qualities  Essential  Desirable 
Personable and of a friendly nature  X   
Confident and approachable  X   
Flexible in approach  X   
Understands the organisation’s aims and values  X   
Understands the challenges created by chronic conditions, especially eczema    X 
Able to communicate effectively with young children  X   
Experience and Qualifications     
Experience of delivering learning programmes    X 
Can demonstrate previous experience of working with children  X   
Skills      
Excellent organisational skills  X   
Ability to plan and manage own time  X   
Excellent communication skills  X   
Additional     
Clear police check  X   
Full driving licence with access to a car    X 

 How to apply  

  What you should send – There is no application form. Please provide:    

  • A CV explaining what your experience is. We are also interested in people’s life experience when it is relevant to the post, such as hobbies and roles you do on a voluntary basis.  
  • A covering letter explaining how you meet the person specifications and why you would like to work with us.  
  • The names and contact details of 2 people who will give you a reference.  At least one referee should be from a previous employer or voluntary role. We will not contact anyone for a reference until after the interview stage.   

Where to send applications  

The closing date for applications is Sunday 23rd February 2020, midnight.   

You can send them by email (preferably) or by post: 

  • Post: EOS, Bryerton House, 129 High Street, Linlithgow, EH49 7EJ  

Interviews  

The interviews will be held via video link on the 4th and 5th of March 

More information about EOS: www.eos.org.uk  

If you would like more information about this exciting and rewarding opportunity, you can contact us by email or by phone:  

Email: lyndsay@eos.org.uk / Phone: 01506 840 395. Our office is currently closed on Fridays. 

Board of Trustees

We are always looking for applications from individuals interested in joining our Board.  At the moment we are interested in hearing from people with experience in the following professions:

  • Voluntary sector professionals
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Policy Officers

Interested?  Please get in touch with our CEO Magali Redding on magali@eos.org.uk or phone 01506 840 395 / 0780 704 8070.