Training and Education Officer

Training and Education Officer
National Office, Glasgow with flexible homeworking
35 hours per week
Fixed-term until 31st March 2022 in first instance.
Continuation beyond this date dependent on confirmation of funding.
Salary £23,093 – £28,866 per annum

Who Cares? Scotland is Scotland’s only national independent membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our mission is to secure a lifetime of equality, respect, and love for Care Experienced people in Scotland and we currently have over 3000 members.  

At the heart of Who Cares? Scotland’s work are the rights of Care Experienced children and young people, and the power of their voices to bring about positive change. We provide individual relationship-based independent advocacy and a broad range of imaginative participatory opportunity for Care Experienced young people across Scotland; we work alongside corporate parents and communities of all sorts to broaden understanding; we work with policy makers, leaders and elected representatives locally and nationally to shape law, policy and practice on the basis of all that can be learnt from the voices of those with experience of care – working together to build on the aspirations of The Promise and secure positive change.

The Training and Education Officer will work as part of the Training and Education Team at Who Cares? Scotland, reporting to the Training and Education Manager. The post holder’s main responsibility will be to develop positive relationships with Corporate Parents; and to design and deliver projects and activities to Corporate Parents, relevant stakeholders and Care Experienced people, that will help drive positive lasting change for Care Experienced People in Scotland.

You will be joining the Training and Education Team at an exciting time, sitting within a wider Influencing Team at Who Cares? Scotland who collaborate with colleagues to support the influencing of policy makers, leaders, and elected representatives locally and nationally to create opportunities for people with lived experience of care.

The right candidate will be a highly effective communicator, facilitator and presenter and have a keen interest and skill in communicating complex policy landscapes to a wide audience in interesting and engaging ways. Knowledge and experience of delivering learning programmes is essential as is the ability to present to senior professionals across the public, private and third sector.

The location of the post holder is flexible, however they will be expected to travel across Scotland, with a focus on the central belt, regularly to fulfil their remit. Evening and weekend work, including occasional overnight stays, is a requirement of the role.

For an informal conversation about this opportunity please contact Chloe Dobson, Training and Education Manager, at cdobson@whocaresscotland.org.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 8th August 2021

Interviews will be held remotely/in person 17th August 2021

We particularly welcome applications from people with experience of care who meet the criteria for the post. 

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