Advocacy and Participation Worker (Spark of Genius)

35 hours per week – Permanent

£21,534 – £27,811 per annum

The postholder will work directly with care experienced children and young people, primarily in an individual advocacy role.  This means listening to what they say and working with them to ensure their voice is heard regarding the decisions which are being made about their life.  You will also facilitate collective advocacy, which brings young people together in groups, to have their collective voice heard by corporate parents and others to create positive change.

The right candidate will have a relevant qualification, to a minimum standard of HNC/SVQ 3 (SCQF level 7) in a discipline related to working with children & young people, or equivalent work experience. A current full driving licence is also essential as this post will include regular visits to Spark of Genius facilities in Ayrshire, Argyll and Bute, Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Stirlingshire, and Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 18 April 2017 at 5pm

Interview date: Wednesday 10 May 2017

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