Highland and Membership Participation Assistant

Highland and Membership Participation Assistant
Based Inverness, with regional travel
25 hours per week – 12 month fixed term contract
National Living Wage – £8.75 per hour, increasing to £9

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.

The Participation Assistant will support the work of both the national Membership team and the Highland Advocacy and Participation Service to help ensure that young people with care experience are empowered, championed and supported to realise their potential and live a life full of opportunity and success.

The post holder will bring enthusiasm and drive to the role with a commitment to promoting and upholding the rights of care experienced people across the Highlands and through membership activities.  The Participation Assistant will have a belief that young people can make transformational changes to their lives when given the right opportunities.

By the time you finish this traineeship, you will have developed excellent organisational skills and improved communication skills, as well as gaining a greater understanding of the importance of the role of the Participation Assistant. You will develop your group facilitating skills and become great at building relationships with children and young people and you will be a more confident public speaker.

The right candidate will be searching for an entry level position with the opportunity to develop and progress. Excellent communication skills are essential.  Good IT skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft office packages would be beneficial.

To be eligible for this role you must be between the ages 16-29 years old, be Care Experienced, and not have any further or higher education qualifications. You will be seeking a chance to develop your organisational skills and gain valuable participation work experience.

Closing date for applications is Monday 21st January 2019 at 12 noon. Interviews and pre-employment activities will take place the week beginning the 21st of January.

Please note – there is an open information session about the post taking place on Wednesday 16th January at Old School, Clachanharry between 11am – 1pm. Please email jobs@whocaresscotland.org for more information.

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