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13 Queens Walk, EH16 4EA
£45,114 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
39 hours per week
Work From Home:

We are looking to recruit a senior Allied Health Professional (AHP) to manage our Health and Wellbeing team which supports people with long-term physical and mental health conditions to self-manage and improve their wellbeing. The role requires an experienced practitioner with the proven ability to lead and manage a team of practitioners, design projects and services and build successful relationships with local agencies and organisations within community settings.

The successful candidate will also form part of Thistle’s Training and Consultancy team and will lead the delivery of external training in collaborative, outcomes focused and strengths-based approaches to health and social care colleagues across Scotland.

Thistle’s approach models a generic non specialist approach to rehabilitation and supported self-management and the role of the PDF is to ensure congruence between service delivery in Thistle with the content in our external Training offers.

About You

The successful candidate will:

- Be a senior Allied Health Professional with extensive knowledge and experience of supporting people living with long term physical and mental health conditions to self-manage.

- Have a background in collaborative, outcomes focused, strength based and trauma informed approaches and recognise the value of a generic, non-specialist approach to supported self-management.

- Be experienced in supporting staff to manage caseloads, waiting times, and ensuring the achievement of expected outcomes.

- Be experienced in using participative approaches to leadership and team building.

- Hold a firm belief that people have strengths, are resilient and are experts in their own lives.

- Have excellent solution focused coaching, group facilitation skills and experience of training delivery.

Thistle Foundation is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure Scotland check.

In return we can offer you the following:

- A highly attractive work environment.

- Support and supervision from your line manager and a supportive team of colleagues.

- A structured development programme including continuous learning with our internal leadership development programme.

Some of our other staff benefits include…

- a contributory pension

- a non-contributory death in service benefit scheme

- Free access to the Thistle Gym

- FREE membership* of the HSF Health Plan which gives, amongst other things,

o money back for everyday healthcare costs,

o a GP advice line,

o shopping discounts.

*This membership can be extended to cover immediate family members after completion of a satisfactory probationary period.

For further information please view the role profile here.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 7th July 2024. Interviews are to take place on Monday 22nd July 2024.

Thistle Foundation is an equal opportunities employer.

Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure check, which will be paid for by Thistle.

To apply please send a cover letter and CV to . Your cover letter should outline your approach, commitment, and values to supporting people with challenging life situations or long-term health conditions. Please do not complete an application form for this post