Training and Education Manager (Corporate Parenting)
Location flexible, with regular travel to Glasgow required
£29,760 to £36,759, 35 hours per week
Who Cares? Scotland is Scotland’s only national independent membership organisation for care experienced people. We want to secure a lifetime of equality, respect and love for care experienced people by 2022 in Scotland.
We will do this by undertaking a series of programmes to achieve on our ambitious Strategic Plan 2018 – 2022. We will continue to provide advocacy to children and young people across Scotland; we will work with corporate parents at local and national level as part of our training and education projects delivered on behalf of the Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council and others of a bespoke commissioned nature; we will ensure policy makers and parliamentarians make decisions to law, policy and practice having heard the views of the care experienced community; and we will continue to publicly advocate and campaign for the care experienced community.
As part of the Influencing Directorate and the organisation wide Leadership Team, the Training and Education Manager will ensure Corporate Parents across Scotland have access to training, support and direct evidence from care experienced children, young people and adults in order to deliver on their duties – as established by the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.
The post holder should be the most effective of communicators, have a strong understanding and belief in children’s rights, social justice, equality, human rights. At a minimum he/she will be well versed on the legislative framework in Scotland relating to looked after children, education and health. Experience in managing multiple budgets and working on commissioned projects is required.
We are positive about employing people with lived experience of the care system.
The base location for this post is flexible, however regular attendance at our National Office in Glasgow is expected.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 7 March at 12 noon
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