The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) is a third sector organisation promoting positive outcomes for the people who use Scotland’s social services. Our focus is on supporting the social services workforce to create positive change through research, creativity and innovation. We work through three inter-connected programmes: Evidence-informed Practice, Innovation and Improvement and Knowledge Media. Examples of our work can be found at www.iriss.org.uk.
We are currently seeking a Project Manager who has experience of delivering in the public sector and has skills in co-design methods to work in our Innovation and Improvement team. We are looking for a self-starter with a passion for using their design skills to improve the way people access support. You will work on a number of projects and will be expected to manage your time across these projects.
Statement of purpose
As Project Manager, Innovation and Improvement you will work in partnership with IRISS staff and stakeholders to develop, design and deliver frameworks, tools and techniques to promote and embed innovation and service improvement with support providers across Scotland. It is a creative role that requires you to generate ideas, organise and support activities, employ new approaches to project delivery and engage effectively with a range of stakeholders.
The Project Manager is accountable to the Director of IRISS and will be line-managed by the Programme Manager (Innovation and Improvement).
This is a full-time contract for two years with the possibility that it may be extended. It is based in Glasgow at Brunswick House, 51 Wilson Street, Glasgow G1 1UZ. Placing on the salary scale will be according to qualifications and experience.