Training and Education Officer
Based National Office, Glasgow, with national travel
35 hours per week – fixed term 18 month contract
£21,858 – £25,538 per annum
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.
This role will help us hold Corporate Parents, as dictated by the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, to account and inform the level of understanding and action which Corporate Parents take on behalf of their Care Experienced people. The post holder will focus on projects engaging directly with Public Bodies, Third Sector Agencies and Private Sector Organisations to secure opportunities for care experienced people with lifelong benefits, i.e. education and employment. The post holder will use a range of engagement techniques to both develop and promote the projects, training and associated resources. The post holder will work in close collaboration with our Membership and Lifelong Opportunities Teams in the design, delivery and evaluation of their activities.
The right candidate will have a relevant qualification, to a minimum HND level, in a discipline related to working with children and young people, public or social policy or education, teaching, marketing or journalism (or similar) or equivalent work experience. They will have excellent interpersonal skills – they will be able to form positive working relationships with children and young people and maintain and build links with professional partners. The right candidate will also have experience delivering training or engaging a range of audiences and working collaboratively. The post holder should be the most effective of communicators, have a strong understanding and belief in social justice, equality, human rights and understand the difference between active and inactive citizenship. A full driving licence is also desirable, given the national remit of the post.
Closing date for applications is Friday 9th November at 12 noon.