Who Cares? Scotland
Who Cares? Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC026076

Who Cares? Scotland is Scotlands only national independent, representative organisation for care experienced people. We represent care experienced people through independent advocacy (up to 26 years of age); membership and influencing work.  Our vision is for care experienced people to feel equal to their non-care-experienced peers. A crucial part of our representative role comes from the voices of our Membership as well as the experiences of those we support through advocacy.

Current vacancies

Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • £70,000 – £80,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th August 2020

Established in 1978, Who Cares? Scotland is a national voluntary organisation, working with Care Experienced children, young people and adults. Supporting Care Experienced people to have their voice heard, Who Cares? Scotland has a bold and ambitious vision for a lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people.

Who Cares? Scotland is Scotland’s only membership organisation for Care Experienced people and the country’s largest advocacy organisation for Care Experienced people. They have a long and proud history of helping Care Experience young people have their say in legal processes and offer a wide range of groups and events for Care Experienced people to connect with each other. The organisation has had substantial success through its influencing and campaigning work, elevating voice at an individual, local and national level to create change. They are looking to identify a new Chief Executive who will build on their considerable achievements to make their vision a reality.

Reporting to the Board of Who Cares? Scotland, you will be responsible for the leadership and management of the operational and financial affairs of the charity including developing, promoting and facilitating strategies, objectives and policies. The new Chief Executive will also ensure Who Cares? Scotland continues to be an effective advocacy and campaigning organisation, developing its participation and connection work and empowering more Care Experienced people to have a voice.

An approachable, innovative, solutions focused and visionary leader, you will have a close connection with the Care Experienced community, whether through personal or family experience of the care system, caring for others or working to improve outcomes for Care Experienced people on an individual, local and national basis. Demonstrating a proven track record of strategic leadership coupled with experience of managing, motivating, and developing staff, the successful candidate will also have the ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders, creating alliances and encouraging increased collaboration.

You would be joining Who Cares? Scotland at a critical time following the report of the recent Independent Care Review and this role will provide you with the unique opportunity to influence a new vision for the delivery of care in Scotland which ensures that those who have experience of care influence that delivery at every step.

If you have the skills, energy and passion and the belief that a lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people is not only desirable but deliverable, we would love to hear from you.

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Advocacy and Participation Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,093 – £28,866
  • North Lanarkshire, based in Bellshill
  • Closing 10th August 2020

Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.

The post holder will work directly with children and young people with experience of care in an individual relationship-based advocacy role and within participation and group activity. This unique role requires you to listen to what they say and support them to ensure their rights are upheld and their voices are heard in the processes of making decisions about their lives. You will also help facilitate a broad range of participatory and engagement opportunities, and create the conditions for collective advocacy, including the work of the Today Not Tomorrow (TNT) group and related Champions Board activity and reporting. This activity brings young people together, allowing them to develop confidence, a sense of belonging and the opportunity to identify common issues. You will help ensure their voices are heard by care corporate parents and communities, creating positive change.

You will be joining Who Cares? Scotland and working within the Lanarkshire locality team. Nationally and regionally, this is an exciting time to join, when the voices of those who are in or have experienced care are growing in power, individually and collectively - bringing with them insight, challenge, hope and change.

The right candidate will have a relevant qualification, to a minimum HNC/SVQ 3 (SCQF level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or be able to demonstrate extensive experience in a role working with children and young people or delivering advocacy. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. You will be able to form positive working relationships with children and young people, and develop relationships with professional partners. You may also have experience delivering training or engaging a range of audiences and working collaboratively. You will be committed to children’s rights, inclusive working, equal opportunities, and believe that young people can make transformative change happen in their lives if given the opportunity. A full driving licence is also required, due to the requirements of this post.

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Advocacy and Participation Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,093 – £28,866 pro-rata
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Closing 28th February 2020

Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.

The post holder will work directly with children and young people with experience of care primarily in an individual relationship-based advocacy role. This means to listen to what they say and support them to ensure their rights are upheld and their voices heard in the processes of making decisions about their lives. You will help facilitate a broad range of participatory and engagement opportunities and create the conditions for collective advocacy. This often brings young people together both locally and nationally, allowing them to develop confidence, a sense of belonging and the opportunity to identify common issues. You will help ensure their voices are heard by care corporate parents and communities, creating positive change.

You will be joining Who Cares? Scotland and working within the Central Team at an exciting time, when the voices of those who are in or have experienced care are growing in power, individually and collectively bringing with them insight, challenge, hope and change.

The right candidate will have a relevant qualification, to a minimum HNC/SVQ 3 (SCQF level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or equivalent work experience. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. You will be able to form positive working relationships with children and young people individually and collectively and maintain links with professional partners. You will also have experience delivering training or engaging a range of audiences and working collaboratively. You will be committed to children’s rights, inclusive working, equal opportunities, and believe that young people can make transformative change happen in their lives if given the opportunity. A full driving licence and use of a car is also required, due to the regional remit of the post.

For more information, please get in touch with the Central Team Manager, Billy Alexander on balexander@whocaresscotland.org or through our National Office on 0141 226 4441.

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This vacancy has now closed

Advocacy and Participation Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,093 – £28,866
  • Aberdeenshire and City base location to be confirmed, travel required
  • Closing 15th May 2020

Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.

This role will focus on advocacy within the Children’s Hearing System, supporting children and young people with and without experience of care, in an advocacy role. This means to listen to what they say and support them to ensure their rights are upheld and their voices heard in the processes of making decisions about their lives. In our work, we use a relationship-based approach where possible to ensure meaningful engagement. You will be joining Who Cares? Scotland and working within the dynamic North-East team at an exciting time, when the voices of those who are in or have experienced care are growing in power, individually and collectively bringing with them insight, challenge, hope and change.

The right candidate will have a relevant qualification, to a minimum HNC/SVQ 3 (SCQF level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or be able to demonstrate extensive experience in a role working with children and young people or delivering advocacy. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. You will be able to form positive working relationships with children and young people, and maintain links with professional partners. You will also have experience engaging a range of audiences and working collaboratively, both within and across organisations in this sector.

You will have a good understanding of the Children’s Hearings System and the challenges that face children and young people with Care Experience. You will be committed to children’s rights, inclusive working, equal opportunities, and believe that young people can make transformative change happen in their lives if given the opportunity. A full driving licence and use of a car is also required, due to the regional remit of the post.

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This vacancy has now closed

Advocacy and Participation Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,093 – £28,866
  • Stirling, Clackmannanshire and Falkirk
  • Closing 22nd May 2020

Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.

This role will focus on advocacy within the Children’s Hearing System, supporting children and young people with and without experience of care, in an advocacy role. This means to listen to what they say and support them to ensure their rights are upheld and their voices heard in the processes of making decisions about their lives. In our work, we use a relationship-based approach where possible to ensure meaningful engagement. You will be joining Who Cares? Scotland and working within the dynamic Central team at an exciting time, when the voices of those who are in or have experienced care are growing in power, individually and collectively bringing with them insight, challenge, hope and change.

The right candidate will have a relevant qualification, to a minimum HNC/SVQ 3 (SCQF level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or be able to demonstrate extensive experience in a role working with children and young people or delivering advocacy. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. You will be able to form positive working relationships with children and young people, and maintain links with professional partners. You will also have experience engaging a range of audiences and working collaboratively, both within and across organisations in this sector.

You will have a good understanding of the Children’s Hearings System and the challenges that face children and young people with Care Experience. You will be committed to children’s rights, inclusive working, equal opportunities, and believe that young people can make transformative change happen in their lives if given the opportunity. A full driving licence and use of a car is also required, due to the regional remit of the post.

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This vacancy has now closed

Advocacy and Participation Worker – Highland and Moray

  • Full time
  • £23,093 – £28,866
  • Highland and Moray
  • Closing 28th May 2020

Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.

This role will focus on advocacy, particularly within the Children’s Hearing System, supporting children and young people in an advocacy role. This means to listen to what they say and support them to ensure their rights are upheld and their voices heard in the processes of making decisions about their lives. In our work, we use a relationship-based approach to ensure meaningful engagement. You will be joining Who Cares? Scotland and working within a dynamic North team at an exciting time, when the voices of those who are in or have experienced care are growing in power, individually and collectively, bringing insight, challenge, hope and change.

The right candidate will have a relevant qualification, to a minimum HNC/SVQ 3 (SCQF level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or be able to demonstrate extensive experience in a role working with children and young people or delivering advocacy. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. You will be able to form positive working relationships with children and young people, and maintain links with professional partners. You will also have experience engaging a range of audiences and working collaboratively, both within and across organisations in this sector.

You will have a good understanding of the Children’s Hearings System and the challenges that face children and young people with Care Experience. You will be committed to children’s rights, inclusive working, equal opportunities, and believe that young people can make transformative change happen in their lives if given the opportunity. A full driving licence and use of a car is also required, due to the regional remit of the post.

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