The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity. We are dedicated to creating a better future for fostered children and young people. We bring together everyone who is involved in their lives, leading, inspiring, motivating and supporting them to make foster care better. Together with our members and supporters we are a powerful catalyst for change, and we’ve been shaping and influencing the fostering agenda for more than 40 years.
The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity. By working with foster families, and the services that support them, we help all children and young people who are fostered to achieve the very best they can.
We are currently seeking to recruit a project worker to lead our ‘Young Advocates’ project in Scotland. ‘Young Advocates’ is an exciting project, delivered by The Fostering Network funded by Life Changes Trust and Young Start fund, delivered by The National Lottery Community Fund. The project aims to strengthen relationships, reduce stigma and increase awareness and understanding of care experience within the education sector in Scotland.
Our project worker will play a key role in co-ordinating the day to day activities of our ‘Young Advocates’ project. Working with young people, foster carers, educators and others across the sector you will need to be highly organised and have the ability to plan and deliver a programme of events and activities to support the project. We are looking for an individual with excellent communication and engagement skills, a creative, dynamic, participative approach and a real passion for challenging stigma and raising the aspirations of care experienced young people. Youth work skills are essential to this post.
This is an unrivalled opportunity to be part of a truly exciting programme and to make a lasting impact for children in care.
For an informal discussion ring Sarah McEnhill, (operations manager) 0141 204 1400.