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

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

Current vacancies

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.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

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.

This vacancy has now closed

Digital Participation Worker

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • RCET Office, 15 Hill Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JP
  • Closing 27th March 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.