Royal Caledonian Education Trust – Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity
Royal Caledonian Education Trust – Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity

Charity registered in Scotland SC038722

We began in 1815 and we put Armed Forces children and their families at the heart of everything we do.

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About the Royal Caledonian Education Trust

Our vision is to make Scotland a place where all children and young people, from serving personnel, reservist and veteran families can thrive, realise their potential and aspire towards a wide range of positive futures. We aim to become the sector leading children and young people’s Armed Forces charity; we listen to their experiences, respond to many unique challenges faced and provide empowering opportunities to amplify their voice to inspire lasting change at a local, regional and national level.

We are the only charity within Scotland dedicated to working directly with children and young people, from serving personnel, reservist and veteran families. We co-produce services based on unique challenges experienced with regard to mental health and wellbeing, education and learning, youth participation and the pursuit of positive futures. We nurture confidence and provide a platform to help others understand what children and young people from serving personnel, reservist and veteran families across Scotland are going through and help bring about big changes locally, regionally and nationally. We facilitate life-changing experiences, so our children and young people can learn new skills, develop in confidence and forge new friendships through shared experience and solidarity. We support growing numbers of young people who may be caring for loved ones, experiencing financial hardship or gaining qualifications at university or college. We listen and put their unique experiences first. We’re there for them every step of the way as they overcome significant challenges and we celebrate their success as they thrive and progress towards positive futures.

About the role of Participation Worker

You will implement a co-production approach to work directly with children and young people to develop, design and deliver a broad range of participatory projects. You will develop a network of forum groups, within the Highland & Moray region, which enable Armed Forces young people to forge new friendships, develop new skills and contribute their unique experiences, creativity and voice to shape campaigns to provide a platform to raise greater awareness and influence policy making processes at a local, regional and national level. In addition, you will work in partnership with colleagues within the Armed Forces community as well as schools, colleges and third sector organisations to promote the impact of our projects and services as well as recruit children and young people to participate in activities.

About the person we are looking to join our team

To apply for this role, you will posses a relevant qualification (HNC/SVQ3/SCQF Level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or relevant work experience.

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Wellbeing Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,000
  • Home based with travel throughout the West of Scotland.
  • Closing 27th September 2021

Our vision is to make Scotland a place where all children and young people, from serving personnel, reservist and veteran families can thrive, realise their potential and aspire towards a wide range of positive futures. We aim to become the sector leading children and young people’s Armed Forces charity; we listen to their experiences, respond to many unique challenges faced and provide empowering opportunities to amplify their voice to inspire lasting change at a local, regional and national level.

We are the only charity within Scotland dedicated to working directly with children and young people, from serving personnel, reservist and veteran families. We co-produce services based on unique challenges experienced regarding mental health and wellbeing, education and learning, youth participation and the pursuit of positive futures. We nurture confidence and provide a platform to help others understand what children and young people from serving personnel, reservist and veteran families across Scotland are going through and help bring about big changes locally, regionally and nationally. We facilitate life-changing experiences, so our children and young people can learn new skills, develop in confidence and forge new friendships through shared experience and solidarity. We support growing numbers of young people who may be caring for loved ones, experiencing financial hardship or gaining qualifications at university or college. We listen and put their unique experiences first. We’re there for them every step of the way as they overcome significant challenges and we celebrate their success as they thrive and progress towards positive futures.

About the role of Wellbeing Worker

You will play a crucial role in the development of our Your Mind Matters project, which is funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. You will connect with children, young people and their wider family to support them overcome unique challenges to mental health and wellbeing. You will have the knowledge, skills and passion to build trusting relationships by providing safe listening spaces for children and young people in one-toone, group work or community-based supports. The role will require you to adopt a traumainformed approach and will rely heavily on the power of connecting with young people, shaping services and delivering supports to meet their mental health needs.

About the person we are looking to join our team

To apply for this role, you will possess a relevant qualification (HNC/SVQ3/SCQF Level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or relevant work experience.

Further qualifications or training relating to evidencing an understanding of mental health and wellbeing or service delivery will be desirable. In addition, you will need a minimum of two years’ experience working in a youth work, community work, mental health or an education setting with experience of delivering direct emotional and mental health support to children and young people.

You will need to evidence experience of working with vulnerable young people, coproducing projects and planning activities with children and young people. You will need to demonstrate a working knowledge of children’s mental health and wellbeing, the impact of adversity, child protection, GIRFEC and a clear understanding of how best to support young people struggling emotionally. You will also be required to evidence knowledge and understanding of group dynamics, equality of opportunity and inclusion and an up-to-date knowledge of issues which affect young people.

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The Royal Caledonian Education Trust is the only charity within Scotland dedicated to working directly with children and young people, from serving personnel, reservist and veteran families to co-produce projects and services to better understand and respond effectively to unique challenges experienced with regard to mental health and wellbeing, education and learning, participation and the pursuit of positive futures. Our Youth Forums serve to nurture confidence and provide a national platform to speak up and champion change for what matters most to Armed Forces young people. We facilitate lifechanging experiences, which develop new skills and confidence as well as forge new friendships through shared experience and solidarity. We support serving personnel and veteran families who have experienced considerable financial hardship throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic as well as Armed Forces young people with caring responsibilities and those attending college and university.

About the role of Participation Worker

In this role, you will implement a co-production approach to work directly with children and young people, from serving personnel, reservist and veteran families to develop, design and deliver a broad range of participatory and engagement projects. You will establish and maintain a network of forum groups, within Central Scotland, which enable Armed Forces young people to forge new friendships and contribute unique experiences, creativity and voice to shape campaigns which raise awareness of many positive aspects and unique challenges experienced by Armed Forces young people today, influence policy-making, and recruit further beneficiaries. In addition, you will work in partnership with colleagues within the Armed Forces community as well as schools, colleges and third sector organisations to promote the impact of our projects and services as well as recruit children and young people to participate in our activities.

About the person we are looking to join our team

To apply for the role of Participation Worker you will require a relevant qualification (HNC/SVQ3/SCQF Level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or relevant work experience. In addition, you will need a minimum of two years experience working within either a youth work, community work or education setting. You will be required to evidence experience of working with vulnerable young people as well as co-producing projects and planing activities with children and young people. You will need to demonstrate a working knowledge of child protection, GIRFEC as well as an awareness of and understanding of issues around children and young people participation. You will also be required to evidence knowledge and understanding of group dynamics, equality of opportunity and inclusion and an up-to-date knowledge of issues which affect young people.

This post will cover Central Scotland and will include a significant amount of travel. Therefore, a full driving licence and access to a car is required.

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About Royal Caledonian Education Trust

The Royal Caledonian Education Trust is the only charity within Scotland dedicated to working directly with children and young people, from serving personnel, reserve and veteran families to co-produce services to better understand and respond effectively to unique challenges experienced with regard to mental health and wellbeing, education and learning, participation and the pursuit of positive futures. Our Youth Forums serve to nurture confidence and provide a national platform to speak up and champion change for what matters most to Armed Forces young people. We facilitate life-changing experiences, which develop new skills and confidence as well as forge new friendships through shared experience and solidarity. We support serving personnel and veteran families who have experienced considerable financial hardship throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic as well as Armed Forces young people with caring responsibilities and those attending college and university.

About the role as Children and Family Services Manager

Bring your passion, commitment and drive to lead and develop services to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people from serving personnel and veteran families across Scotland. You will be responsible for the operational management of our Your Mind Matters Project, which is working directly with Armed Forces children and young people to co-produce new mental health and wellbeing services. You will provide supervision support to our Your Minds Matter Digital Participation Officer as well as work with the wider to team to monitor and prepare reporting to our external funder. You will develop, mobilise and manage new service delivery and support models to address the needs of Armed Forces children, young people and families in relation to mental health and wellbeing. This is likely to include developing a Trauma Informed Family Support model, individual, group and peer support models. And all the while working to ensure a coproduction approach underpins all new and existing children and family serve models.

In the absence of our Grants Manager, you will also be responsible for the administration of our grant-award programmes. You will ensure correct assessments are undertaken to identify children’s and families’ needs and provide direct support based on those assessments and, with the criteria agreed by the CEO, taking responsibility for making decisions on financial assistance awards up to a pre-agreed level of funding. In addition, you will maintain accurate records and contribute to reports, monitoring and evaluation.

About the person we are looking to join our team

To apply for the role of Children and Family Services Manager you will need to hold a relevant professional qualification within health, education, social care or equivalent and possess a minimum of five years experience working within children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing services. You will need proven experience co-producing and mobilising new services with children and young people as well as experience delivering trauma-informed services and working within a child protection framework. You will need strong interpersonal and organisational skills to work effectively within our small team, proven experience working with external partners and be able to use your own initiative and manage workload commitments to achieve outcomes. A strong breadth of knowledge within the field of mental health is essential as well as proven experience with regard to staff supervision and support.

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