Charity registered in Scotland SC030522
Staf, (the Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum) is the only national membership organisation in Scotland working with care experienced young people and the professionals who support them, with the vision of creating a country where the wellbeing and success of young people leaving care is indistinguishable from that of their peers in the general population.
Our current Board of Directors has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the sector, and bring passion and commitment to supporting Staf in making our vision a reality. Our leadership team are now looking to bring additional skillset and experience to the Board, specifically with the remit for oversight of our financial reporting to the Board.
You will have a financial qualification and/or relevant expertise in charity finance.
Experience of grant funding and fund accounting would be helpful. You will have the same legal duties as all other Directors. Your primary role is to oversee and support the CEO running the financial operation on behalf of the Board and to report to the Board as part of its governance responsibilities.
In particular we want to continue to have the experience and voice of care leavers on our Board. If you have skills and experience in any of the above areas and you want to help Staf to continue influencing policy and practice, create platforms for care leavers and practitioners to have their voices heard, and offer opportunities for networking, collaboration and sharing good practice – then please let us know.
A rare opportunity has arisen for the right person with experience of working within Throughcare and Aftercare to join the Staf team on either a secondment or fixed term contract basis. We have a proud heritage of bringing the workforce together to respond to the concerns that frontline practitioners and managers have about the major difficulties care-experienced young people face during their fragile transition to adulthood and independent living. Over the years Staf has facilitated the development of co-designed Publications, Resources and learning and development opportunities informed by both Workforce and the care-experienced community.
As the sector responds to the challenge of #KeepThePromise; incorporation of UNCRC Rights of the Child and the intent to develop a National Care Service in Scotland, it is vital that we have someone in this role to ensure Staf is at the forefront and supports its member-organisations, practitioners and managers from across the public, voluntary, and private sectors to work together to improve the life chances for all of Scotland's care-experienced young people.
So if you are keen to bring your frontline experience to the table, and can facilitate others to collaborate on developments that support the workforce then please download the job description and get that application in! We are on the next step of our ambitious #Changemaker journey and we would love to have you join us.