Position:              Carers Project Manager

Hours:                   28 hours per week, flexible over 4 or 5 days

Starting Salary:  £28,936 pro-rata (£22,506)

Annual Leave:     32 days in year 1 increasing to 37 in year 2 (All Pro-rata). Includes some set public holiday dates and 2 week Christmas Closure

Pension:               5% Employers contribution

Benefits:               Access to Employee Assistance Programme

Location:              This role will require a mixture of home working and working from our office at The Broomhouse Hub EH11 3RH

PVG:                      This post requires membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme

Closing date:      5pm, Monday 21st March 2022

Interviews:         Wednesday 30th March 2022


The Role

We are seeking an experienced Team Manager to join our Youth & Families Department. The post holder will:

  • Oversee all of our services for Carers which provide vital support to improve the lives of Carers and their families living in South West Edinburgh.
  • Ensure quality, effectiveness, compliance and efficiency of our Carers Services whilst holding the needs of the Carers at the forefront.
  • Be a key leader in the Youth & Families team, building positive working relationships within Space and externally.
  • Support the Youth & Families Service Manager to continually plan, monitor, assess and develop projects within the Carers Services, and across the wider Youth & Families services.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years of work experience in a team management role and be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills. They will have a recognised professional qualification in social work, youth work, community education, childcare or another subject relevant to this role.

They will also have a sound understanding of the needs and challenges faced by carers in a variety of different personal situations.

The full job description and person specification for the role can be found below.


About Space

Space & Broomhouse Hub is a Scottish award-nominated charity organisation working to improve the happiness, mood & mental wellbeing of our community members;  enhancing physical health, developing skills & job opportunities, whilst growing the confidence of the residents of our area and beyond in South West Edinburgh. We do this by nurturing, supporting and inspiring people of all ages so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled and community connections flourish.

In 1991, at a time of depression and recession, community activism and a refusal to accept Broomhouse deserved anything less than other communities – local residents campaigned to turn a row of six shops into one centre. The Broomhouse Centre.

30 years on, and still with local community groups and trustees at the core, Space at the Broomhouse Hub has a new state-of-the-art community building housing a community training café. We have grown and now deliver 17 projects, with 50 staff and over 250 volunteers. We deliver diverse services supporting young people, families, older people and carers amongst others, engaging with local people more than 34,000 times last year.


Whilst holding the integrity of Space at our core, we are a values-led organisation that is:

Welcoming –      Nurturing relationships & kind experiences that enable people to smile, flourish & be resilient

Fun –                      Passionate, non-judgmental & friendly people, developing an inclusive community

Creative –            Initiating and embracing challenges, innovation, opportunities and new ideas

Bold –                    Ambitious, aspirational and determined to have a lasting impact

Trustworthy-     Open, honest, holistic, professional and transparent – continually improving our effectiveness


For more information about Space and Broomhouse hub please visit Our Services – Space (spacescot.org)


How to apply:

To apply, please return your completed application form and a covering letter detailing how your skills and experience meet each required area of the person specification for the role.

Email your completed application pack to admin@spacescot.org.

A conversation before applying is welcome, please contact Amanda Farquhar on amanda@spacescot.org  or call  07927 558 249


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Carers Project Manager job description and person specification

Application Form

Space & Broomhouse Hub is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity

Please complete and email your complete and send your application pack by 5pm, Monday 21st March 2022