We’re recruiting National Representatives!

You may have seen our recent information about how we’re strengthening our organisation to make sure your voices shape our work.

We’re now super excited to announce that we’re recruiting new National Representatives to help us make sure all our members’ voices are heard in leading transformative change for Care Experienced people!

Applications are now open – you can find full details in our Members’ Application Guide and apply by completing the online application form by Saturday 12 December.

Information sessions

We’re holding two more information sessions for members who are interested in this opportunity.

  • Tuesday 1st December 7-8pm 
  • Tuesday 8th December 7-8pm

If you’re unsure whether to apply or if you have questions you’d like to ask, please attend one of the sessions – register for either of these events here.

These will be fun, friendly sessions where you can find out more about our National Representative Body and what it means to be a Representative. In the meantime, if you need to get in touch please email Gavin Morgan – gmorgan@whocaresscotland.org

Our National Representatives

Our National Representatives, working together as our National Representative Body (NRB), play a key role in gathering, amplifying and elevating our members’ voices, making sure they shape the work of our organisation and lead transformative change in Scotland and globally.

The NRB supports the organisation in designing and running participation work with our members, including building workshop session plans and drafting surveys. It develops and tests new projects and activities, building on ideas coming from the organisation and from members working locally.

NRB Representatives act as spokespeople for the organisation by helping to produce reports, press releases and news articles and by speaking to decision-makers and the media. Finally, the NRB supports members to review the work of the organisation and to set annual priorities.

Once elected, Representatives will be expected to commit to the role for an initial two year term, though there will be an opportunity to review at the end of year one.

Representatives become Who Cares? Scotland volunteers, are provided a full induction and receive ongoing support to develop the knowledge and skills they need to best represent our members.

Detailed information on how to apply, what the process will be, what the role of Represenatives is and what support is available can be found in our Members’ Application Guide.

Who can apply?

You can apply to be a National Representative if:

* You will be 16 years old or older in January 2021

* You have been a Care Experienced member of Who Cares? Scotland for at least 12 months

* You can commit on average at least 2 hours a week to working alongside other Representatives

* You want to help make sure the voices of all of our members are heard, in order to achieve Who Cares? Scotland’s vision of lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people

Thank you for all of your hard work and commitment. We look forward to receiving your applications and continuing to work alongside you to achieve a lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people

With thanks to Scottish Local Authorities, funding partners and donors who make our work possible.