Development Officer (Youth Participation and Engagement)

Development Officer (Youth Participation and Engagement)

Based Glasgow, 35 hours per week

£21,534 – £27,811 per annum

Who Cares? Scotland is the national voluntary organisation working with and for children and young people who are in care or have experienced care. We provide a range of advocacy and participation services across Scotland. We provide independent advocacy support for individual children. We also create and support a range of opportunities for children and young people with experience of care to come together and work together to have their voices heard by leaders and decision-makers in order to create positive change – the focus of this particular post in Glasgow City.

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 in order to create new opportunities or develop existing ones.

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.

Closing date for applications: Friday 20th October at 5pm



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