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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We are Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity

Enable | Empower | Thrive

Young people are at the heart of everything we do. Our ambitious, innovative and impactful projects enable children and young people, from Armed Forces communities across Scotland, to develop in confidence, find their own voice and speak up for what they feel most passionate about. What’s more, our services support children and young people to realise their potential and explore a wide range of positive futures. Our charity also awards grant funding to Armed Forces families and now, more than ever, we remain passionate and committed to supporting families living through considerable crisis as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. This is your opportunity to join our charity as a Trustee, and we are looking for your passion, commitment and drive to support Armed Forces children and their families thrive across Scotland, during an exciting period of organisational change and development in services.

About the role

We are looking for Trustees who share our vision and values and who have the energy, integrity, passion and skills to drive forward a successful and dynamic future for our charity. Our Trustees are volunteers, who are responsible for the strategic direction of the charity’s services, business plan and organisational policies as well as monitoring the performance of the CEO and team. Our Board of Directors meet four times a year and consists of up to nine members. Our Treasurer, alongside the aforementioned Trustee responsibilities, will be responsible for overseeing many of the charity’s financial operations and, therefore, this role requires specific experience and competencies. For instance, you will have achieved Chartered Accountant status and be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of charity finance and fundraising.

The main duties of the role include:

• Overseeing the financial affairs of the charity, ensuring that they are legal, constitutional and within accounting good practice.

• Ensuring proper records are kept and stored in accordance with good practice and that control measures are effectively managed.

• Monitoring and providing reports with regard to the financial health of the charity.

• Overseeing the production of financial reports, returns, accounts and audits.

We warmly encourage applications from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences, and we are particularly keen in candidates with knowledge and expertise within children’s social care, young people’s mental health and wellbeing as well as children’s rights. As a military charity, it is also important that we strive to ensure those who have served or have gained considerable experience working within the veterans sector are reflected within our Board of Directors.

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We are Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity

Enable | Empower | Thrive

Young people are at the heart of everything we do. Our ambitious, innovative and impactful projects enable children and young people, from Armed Forces communities across Scotland, to develop in confidence, find their own voice and speak up for what they feel most passionate about. What’s more, our services support our children and young people to realise their potential and explore a wide range of positive futures. Our charity also awards grant funding to Armed Forces families and now, more than ever, we remain passionate and committed to supporting families living through considerable crisis as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. This is your opportunity to join our charity as a Trustee, and we are looking for your passion, commitment and drive to support Armed Forces children and their families thrive across Scotland, during an exciting period of organisational change and development in services.

About the role

We are looking for Trustees who share our vision and values and who have the energy, integrity, passion and skills to drive forward a successful and dynamic future for our charity. Our Trustees are volunteers, who are responsible for the strategic direction of the charity’s services, business plan and organisational policies as well as monitoring the performance of the CEO and team. Our Board of Trustees meet four times a year and consists of up to nine members.

We warmly encourage applications from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences, and we are particularly keen on candidates with knowledge and expertise within children’s social care, young people’s mental health and wellbeing as well as children’s rights. As a military charity, it is also important that we strive to ensure those who have served or have gained considerable experience working within the veterans sector are reflected within our Board of Trustees.

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Youth Participation Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,500
  • Home based. The post covers the Highland and Moray areas.
  • Closing 6th February 2020

In 2018 RCET embarked on a new Strategic Plan to grow and develop our services, as part of this plan we launched our Youth Participation Project in September of that year. To support us to grow the Project, we are looking for an experienced Youth Participation Project Worker to join our small, highly motivated team.

RCET is Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity. Most Armed Forces families are lucky enough never to need our help, but for children from families who are struggling to make ends meet, living with ill health and disability, or experiencing difficulties at school, we provide a lifeline of support. In addition, we operate a highly successful and well-respected Education Programme in Scotland working with schools, local authorities, Armed Forces charities and the military.

Your key responsibilities will be to establish and maintain a network of forums groups for children and young people from armed forces families in the Highland and Moray area.

Key skills/Experience

  • Experience of working in one of the following areas: Youth work/Community work/Education/Children and young people in a community setting
  • Experience of group facilitation.
  • An awareness and understanding of the issues around children and young people’s participation.
  • An up to date knowledge of the issues that affect young people
  • Ability to develop and maintain appropriate relationships with children and young people, parents, carers, colleagues and other professionals.

A full driving licence and access to a car is required.

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The Royal Caledonian Education Trust (RCET) is Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s charity. Founded in 1815, we’ve put Armed Forces children and their families at the heart of everything we do for over 200 years.

We seek a world where every Armed Forces children in Scotland can reach their full potential, and THRIVE, in education and in life. Whether that’s through:

  • providing financial assistance to families in times of crisis;
  • providing resources, advice and training to education professionals about how best to support Armed Forces children and young people in the classroom.
  • Proactively listening to the views and opinions of Armed Forces children and young people
  • Using our experience and knowledge to positively influence public policy and service development.

Our current Chief Executive is retiring and we are now looking for an inspirational, dynamic, supportive and ambitious leader to provide strategic and operational leadership to lead RCET at an exciting juncture in the charity’s development.

Strong management skills, coupled with a proven track record in building and maintaining a wide range of collaborative relationships and partnerships is essential, as well as a passion and commitment to working with staff, children and young people to ensure the best possible outcomes.

With demonstrable knowledge and understanding of developing and managing children’s services in a statutory or voluntary sector setting, you will understand the challenges of service delivery in relation to children and young people and / or the Armed Forces community.

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Digital Participation Worker

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • RCET Office, 15 Hill Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JP
  • Closing 18th September 2020

RCET is Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity. For over 200 years, we have put the wellbeing and education of Armed Forces children and young people at the heart of everything that we do. Today we provide life-changing support to hundreds of children and young people across Scotland helping them to access opportunity, break down barriers, unlock their own potential and THRIVE.

This exciting new role will be one of two recruited for our new ‘Your Minds Matters’ wellbeing project run in partnership with SAMH. The project aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Armed Forces children and young people across Scotland. You will be responsible for working with young people and external digital agencies to develop and deliver a digital wellbeing and resilience resource. The tool will be co-produced by young people themselves who will be brought together in a Digital Development Youth Forum and supported by Digital Mentors from the sector recruited by this role.

Key skills/experience

-Ability to communicate with many different people including children and young people, digital leaders and external agencies.

-Passion, enthusiasm and demonstrable knowledge and experience in digital development and the transformational impact that this can achieve.

-A strong copywriter with the ability to communicate clearly and sensitively about difficult issues.

-Experience of managing a project, or relationships with an external digital agency

-Experience of consulting with service-users and co-production.

-Excellent time management skills specifically related to delivering projects on time.

-Strong confidence in using a range of common digital platforms and the ability to manage the development of these.

-Knowledge, and understanding of, and a commitment to, equality of opportunity and inclusion.

-An enthusiastic self-starter who can work both with a team, and on their own initiative.

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