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One in five children in Scotland are growing up in poverty. It doesn't have to be like this. Child Poverty Action Group works to prevent and end child poverty - for good.
School costs can put pressure on low-income families and put children at risk of missing out on opportunities and feeling different, excluded and unhappy. The Cost of the School Day project involves school communities in identifying financial barriers and taking action to remove them.
Working in partnership with Moray Council Education and Social Care department, CPAG in Scotland is recruiting two Practitioners to carry out the delivery of the Cost of the School Day project in Moray. These are 2 year fixed term posts.
Practitioners will work with schools to take action on cost barriers and provide support which ensures that Cost of the School Day is sustainable in the longer term. The work of this post will build on the Cost of the School Day Moray conference in February 2019 and be informed by Moray's Local Child Poverty Action Plan. Part of this post will also involve work with neighbouring Northern Alliance local authorities.
This post is part of the UK Cost of the School Day project, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. For more information about the project and work to date please visit cpag.org.uk/scotland/cost-school-day
This fixed term post is an exciting opportunity for someone passionate about equity in education to support the fantastic work being done in Dundee schools to tackle financial barriers to participation. The post holder will work with schools across the city, providing support and resources to ensure that Cost of the School Day is embedded and sustainable in the long term.
The post holder will have excellent communication skills, experience in working with partners across organisations and the skills to enthuse and support other professionals to develop, act on and share good practice.
The Cost of the School Day Project Officer is part of CPAG in Scotland’s Cost of the School Day team and will be working closely with schools and Dundee City Council.
The post may be suitable for secondment with agreement from your employer.
CPAG wants a society where all children can enjoy their childhoods and have fair chances in life to reach their full potential. Come and help us end child poverty for good.