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Ref no:
Greenock Road, PA7 5PW
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37.5 hours per week

Pattern of Work: Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 4.00 pm with a degree of flexibility and some weekend working may be required.

“I found staff to be ‘Excellent’ nothing but extremely good experiences of the staff and it’s the same for my Young Person.” – Social Worker

“Our purpose is to provide a positive, life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development focused on promoting young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing and longer-term positive outcomes.”

The Good Shepherd Centre (GSC) campus just outside Bishopton offers young people a safe, nurturing and caring environment set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility. On-campus there are three secure care houses, a close support house & a semi-independent living cottage. Young people who live with us continue their education in our school, on campus, or attend further education out with the campus.

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as we seek to build on our strong reputation for relational practice and through delivering ambitious strategic goals to #Keep The Promise.

GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

Young people referred to our houses have experienced significant difficulties in their lives, and many will have faced traumatic and harmful situations and may be experiencing psychological distress; mental health problems; and problems coping with managing feelings and day to day life. We offer a place of safety and nurture where we support young people and their families, alongside the professionals involved in their lives, to make sense of these experiences and to build hope, coping skills and goals for the future.

The Facilities & Operations Manager will take the lead management responsibility for overseeing the campus facilities and ensuring that the fabric and functioning of the buildings, facilities, furnishings and equipment are maintained and well cared for and provide a safe, healthy and comfortable living, learning and working environment for young people and GSC colleagues.

As Facilities & Operations Manager you will take the lead management responsibility for a team of control room staff and will be responsible for operational functioning, maintenance, security, health and safety, and all other technical aspects of the secure and close support unit, in order to support high quality care and education. You will also manage a team of Maintenance Workers.

You will ensure that the work is in keeping with legislative, organisational, and procedural requirements, and current good practice and guidance.

You will lead and supervise individuals and the team to achieve agreed work plans and objectives, and ensure appropriate opportunities are given to enable individuals to maximise performance.

You will be confident in using computerised systems for security, fire and building management.

You will possess excellent communication skills, be flexible and have the ability to interact positively with staff and visitors.

If you are looking for a new and exciting role in the third sector and would welcome the opportunity to help young people achieve their potential, then working as part of our dedicated and experienced team may be a good move for you.

We are developing an innovative selection process to have a focus on values and engagement with young people.

For full information on this role – please see the job description and person specification located within the Candidate Pack.

Please note, as per our company policy, we are strictly unable to accept CV’s.

To apply, please complete our application form and submit to by the closing date.

Pre-Employment Medical Questionnaires will be undertaken prior to confirmation of employment. All convictions whether spent or unspent must be declared. These posts are regulated work with children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.