Development Officer (Moray)

35 hours per week
£21,216 – £27,400 per annum

Secondment opportunities from other organisations are welcomed for this role.

The post is focussed on facilitating the participation and engagement of care-experienced children and young people from across Moray in the development of the Moray Champions Board. That Champions Board will create an environment which ensures that the voices, views and experiences of care experienced children and young people are heard by senior leaders, helping to bring about positive change.

The post holder will utilise and create opportunities for participation and engagement activities and projects with care experienced young people – whilst supporting a range of PR, awareness-raising, events and other activities. Core engagement and participation activities will involve: issue based group work; creative based group work; and focus groups, forums and events, both one-off and longer term in duration. The post holder will need to utilise youth work and/or community engagement skills to undertake the role.  It will involve working closely with organisational partners, different services within the Local Authority and other public services to create new opportunities or develop existing ones.

The post-holder will be joining Who Cares? Scotland and working with the Moray Champions Board at an exciting time, when the voice of those who are in or have experienced care is growing rapidly across Scotland – bringing with it insight, challenge, hope and change. They will be joining a growing and dynamic team.

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 have equivalent work experience. A current full driving licence is also essential.

Closing date for applications: Saturday 25 March 2017

Date of interview: Monday 3 April 2017

Applicants should note that, although we appreciate the time taken to complete an application, it is not always possible to respond individually to each candidate. If you have not received any communication within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that unfortunately you have been unsuccessful in progressing to the next selection stage.

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