Public Affairs Co-ordinator- Glasgow, with flexibility
£28,625, 35 hours per week
Funded to April 2018, with extension likely to April 2019
If you are motivated to create a society where children, young people and adults who have experienced Scotland’s care system feel included, championed, understood, active, equal, loved and most importantly that their voice matters then we want to hear from you.
Who Cares? Scotland is Scotland’s only national independent, representative organisation for care experienced people. We represent care experienced people through independent advocacy (up to 26 years of age); membership and influencing programmes. Our vision is for care experienced people to feel equal to their non-care-experienced peers. A crucial part of our representative role comes from the voices of our Membership as well as the experiences of those we support through advocacy.
With the First Minister recently committing to listening to 1000 care experienced voices in the next two-years, as well as commissioning the independent root and branch review of care in Scotland – it is vital that care experienced voices and experiences are amplified further and more regularly across Scotland. We are therefore recruiting for a range of roles at this very important and exciting time in Scotland across a variety of exciting programmes.
The Public Affairs Co-ordinator will work in partnership with management colleagues and the Secretariat to the Review Chair as well as external stakeholders. They will ensure that care experienced voices are directly heard. The post holder will explore and develop opportunities to positively represent care experienced people across all media platforms, and will have experience in engaging with elected representatives. They will have a proven track record of achieving shifts in attitudes via appropriate messaging, linked to evidence and testimony and will also have experience of safeguarding vulnerable spokespeople.
The closing date for all the posts is 4pm on Friday 2nd June. Interviews will be held on 20 June 2017.