Livingston James is delighted to be partnered with The Donaldson Trust to appoint a Director of Services

The Donaldson Trust (“Donaldsons”) is Scotland’s leading charity for neurodiversity. We pride ourselves on our person-centred approach and expertise, recognising the importance of tailored, flexible support services so we can truly meet the individual needs of neurodivergent young people and adults.


As the National Body for Neurodiversity, we are a catalyst for change. We believe there is a genuine opportunity to change society for the better. We aim to be at the forefront of driving this change, and make a difference with, and for, neurodivergent people. The role of Director of Services carries strategic significance in our organisation and will impact significantly on our future direction and focus.


With responsibility for the strategic development and delivery of Donaldsons’ wellbeing and adult services, embedding both best practice and the highest standards of safeguarding, you will play a crucial role in supporting neurodivergent young people and adults by ensuring Donaldsons continues to provide relevant person-centred services that meet both current and future needs. As an active member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Director of Services will work collaboratively and directly contribute to the development of strategies and operational plans that ensure the achievement of our key priorities.


An inspiring, solutions-focused and forward-thinking leader, you will bring relevant experience in developing, delivering and growing registered services that support people in a person-centred and outcome-focused way. Bringing knowledge of the local authority funding environment and national policy landscape that drives service development and funding, the successful candidate will also bring a strong desire to embrace innovation and encourage both internal and external stakeholders alike to think differently in relation to how neurodivergent young people and adults are supported more effectively.


Working closely with the Executive Leadership Team and Board of Trustees you would be joining Donaldsons at a critical time for the development of further opportunities for neurodivergent people in Scotland.


If you are excited by the opportunity to help shape the future, please review the full role profile below or contact Douglas Adam via [email protected] to learn more.


Director of Services Position Profile


NB: Donaldsons operates a Hybrid Working Policy and whilst this post is based in Linlithgow, the successful candidate would not necessarily need to be in the office on a full-time basis.


Donaldsons is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.


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