Full Description

Following a pause in our previous recruitment campaign at the request of Corbenic Camphill Community as they considered the specific requirements of this role, we are delighted to once again work with them to recruit their new Executive Director.

Corbenic Camphill Community is a home for people with social, emotional, intellectual and learning disabilities that provides day and residential care in the beautiful surroundings of rural Perthshire. While an independent charity, Corbenic is part of the International Camphill Movement for social renewal through community living.

The environment at Corbenic is designed to meet the social, physical, emotional and economic needs of residents - supporting them to live independently while providing access to a wide range of care and support within a community environment. Corbenic provides a wide variety of workshops including a farm, bakery, gardens, estates, woodwork and crafts that all help provide a sense of purpose, responsibility and dignity whilst contributing to the community’s overall functioning and sustainability. Following a root and branch analysis of the services and structure of Corbenic, the board has decided to appoint a new Executive Director to lead improvements across the organisation. The Executive Director will provide leadership to the charity and to be responsible for the management and administration of the charity including regulatory and financial compliance.

The Executive Director will develop and implement a five-year strategic vision for the community alongside maintaining highly effective care for the residents and day attendees. Immediately, they will work on improving inspection reports from weak to good and ensure the provision of high-quality services that adhere to statutory requirements and Corbenic policies and procedures. There is a need to develop robust quality assurance processes for continuous improvement and promote the well-being and professional development of the staff. Another area for development will be the day service for 18 – 24-year-olds, extending the range of services and facilities available to the service users and upgrading the estate facilities. Key to the long-term success of Corbenic will be ensuring more involvement of residents and families in reviews and care plans and the Executive Director will be essential in the delivery of this. Together with the chair, the Executive Director will support the board of trustees to fulfil its duties and responsibilities for the proper governance of the charity and to ensure that the board receives timely advice and appropriate information on all relevant matters.

To apply for the role of Executive Director at Corbenic, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working successfully in a leadership role ideally within a day or residential care home. Applicants are expected to show proven experience in leading and supporting the development and delivery of operational strategies and associated action plans. Working within care, you must know the principles of Social Care and experience of putting its theory into practice. Additionally, knowledge of all regulations that apply to the SSSC, Care Inspectorate, Local Authorities, OSCR and other regulatory bodies is essential. The Executive Director will bring extensive experience of organisational change with the ability to lead organisational development and restructuring and to accompany this they will have strong organisational and planning skills with a proven ability to manage competing demands effectively. This is a leadership position that reports to the Board and directly manages four departmental managers and requires someone with excellent interpersonal skills, communication and influencing skills with a proven ability to work with people at all levels within the organisation.

How To Apply

Please email us at [email protected] or call us on 01786 542 224 to request an information pack, full job description and person specification.

You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.

Closing Date: Midday, Friday 14th May

Interview Dates: Interviews will be across 2-stages, first-stage interviews via Zoom on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th May.

Second-stage on-site visit for the preferred candidates on Monday 31st May.

This search is being conducted exclusively for Corbenic Camphill Community by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.