Participation Assistant – Eilean Siar, Western Isles

Participation Assistant
Eilean Siar, Western Isles
25 hours per week, 1 year fixed term contract
Real Living Wage – £9 per hour

 Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people.  Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.

To be eligible for this role you must be Care Experienced and looking for an excellent development opportunity to push yourself and contribute to this vision.

The post holder will support the work of the Advocacy and Participation Worker in Eilean Siar to ensure that young people with care experience are empowered, championed and supported to realise their potential and live a life full of success.

You will support the Advocacy and Participation Worker and the team in creating opportunities for care experienced young people and others on and beyond the islands. You will play a role in powerful awareness-raising of some of the challenges faced by care experienced young people, for example in schools. You will support a wide range of activities and projects, including our national work.

You will be supporting, planning and delivering the most creative and engaging consultation, participation and influencing opportunities you can imagine for children and young people with experience of care, and their friends and peers.

The North team for Who Cares? Scotland is made up of a big mix of talents – so you’ll fit in whether you’re a bit quiet, a lot loud or a bit of both. What’s important is that you are passionate about changing things. You should be open to new ideas, curious about how the world works and excited to make relationships with new people.

This is a Community Jobs Scotland funded post, meaning that in order to eligible you need to be Care Experienced, aged 29 or under, and not currently in work or education.

CJS has a specific focus on employment opportunities for Care Experienced people aged 16-29. Who Cares? Scotland understands that people above the age of 29 would benefit from accessing these and similar opportunities. For more information on our Lifelong Opportunities work, please contact Ruby Lawrence at

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 27th November at 12 noon.

Please complete the application form and send it, along with the Equality Monitoring form, to the recruitment team at by the closing date.


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