University Of Strathclyde
University Of Strathclyde

Charity registered in Scotland SC015263

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The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) works towards ensuring that Scotland’s approach to children and young people in conflict with the law is rights-respecting; contributing to better outcomes for our children, young people and communities. We produce robust ground-breaking work by bringing together children and young people’s contributions, research evidence, practice wisdom and system know-how to operate as a leader for child and youth justice thinking in Scotland and beyond. An evaluation of CYCJ, published in 2020, highlights how our significant contribution stems from our unique role and positioning:

‘CYCJ is a boundary-spanning intermediary organisation. Boundary spanners are capable of contributing to system change. Their work to redress the imbalances of information, to connect and share insight across groups, to coordinate people to collaborate on key issues as well as focused interventions on seemingly intractable issues can come together to create paradigm shifts in the system’

Our focus for 2020-2025 is on supporting Scotland to comply with its international commitments for children and young people in conflict with the law in relation to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), find our strategy here.

We work across three workstreams: Practice and Policy Development, Research, and, Participation and Engagement.

CYCJ is primarily funded by the Scottish Government and is hosted by the University of Strathclyde, in the School of Social Work and Social Policy. Our Executive Governance Group has oversight of CYCJ and our strategic direction, and consists of representatives from across policy, practice, research and lived experience.

We are seeking an exceptional new Director to lead the next phase of our development which is particularly focused on improving the participation of children and young people in shaping policy and practice developments, and strengthening our academic research contribution. As a boundary spanning organisation you may be an experienced leader from practice, policy, research or participation; or have experience across these domains. We need a leader who can enthuse, motivate and inspire, who genuinely cares about children who are in conflict with the law, is strategic in their thinking, who is determined and resilient, and can work with children and young people, families, practitioners, policy makers and researchers to change things.

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Top job! Learning Strategy Lead

  • Full time
  • £41,526 – £51,034
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 20th August 2020

CELCIS is a leading improvement and innovation centre in Scotland, based at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. We improve children's lives by supporting people and organisations to drive long-lasting change in the services they need, and the practices and skills applied by people responsible for their care. Our focus is on children and young people in need of care and protection and actively working to help realise The Promise of the recently concluded Independent Care Review.

This new role will work at the heart of CELCIS and support the CELCIS Strategic Management Team to ensure CELCIS continues to strengthen its learning offer both internally and externally to the child care sector.

We are evidence-based and practice-focused, and the successful candidate will provide leadership in the development of CELCIS learning offers, including the design, delivery and deployment of creative, strategic learning opportunities online.

CELCIS is looking for an experienced professional to be the strategic lead for CELCIS learning and development offers, identifying the learning needs and support needs of practitioners and partners across the children’s sector, and then working in collaboration to address those needs in effective, evidence-informed ways. You will be experienced in identifying business opportunities and you will know how to ensure that any new prospects have fidelity with the overall strategic direction of CELCIS.

The successful candidate will be based within the Central Services Hub and will be responsible for and contribute to a range of strategic and operational learning projects/deliverables.

You would be based at home until CELCIS and the University has ensured it is safe and essential to work in the office (which is based in the Curran building at the University of Strathclyde).

As with all posts in the team, the post is initially funded to March 2021, with indicative funding for a further 2 years.

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Learning Coordinator (online)

  • Full time
  • £28,331 – £31,866
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 13th August 2020

CELCIS is a leading improvement and innovation centre in Scotland, based at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. We improve children’s lives by supporting people and organisations to drive long-lasting change in the services they need, and the practices used by people responsible for their care. Our focus is on children and young people in need of care and protection and actively working to help realise The Promise of the recently concluded Independent Care Review.

We are looking for a skilled and highly organised self-starter to join us as a Learning Coordinator (Online) for a new fixed term role.

In order to respond to the increasing opportunity and demand for remote learning using digital technology, we are expanding what we can offer and want to add to our team someone with the experience and skill set to hit the ground running in designing, planning, and delivering online learning sessions over the next six months.

With an excellent track record in developing and delivering online learning and/or events, and experience of using digital technologies and programmes, you will offer innovative approaches to help us create new learning opportunities for those working to support children, young people, and families.

This role will be expected to enhance CELCIS’s capability in this area, as well as capacity, contributing to our institutional knowledge by helping colleagues to learn and grow in confidence in using these platforms and understanding how to engage in these to best effect.

You will have excellent team working and relationship-building skills to support the learning work we deliver alongside our partners. Experience of having work in a learning (HE/FE) environment and/or in professional development and/or in children’s services would also be helpful.

This is a full-time role which may require some working outside core business hours of 9am – 5pm, and will be based remotely, at home, with opportunity where appropriate of working in the CELCIS office (based in the Curran building at the University of Strathclyde). Please note the role is expected to be fixed term for a duration of 6 months.

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Contracts and Compliance Advisor

  • Full time
  • £32,817 – £40,322
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 17th August 2020

CELCIS is a leading improvement and innovation centre in Scotland, based at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

We improve children's lives by supporting people and organisations to drive long-lasting change in the services they need, and the practices used by people responsible for their care.

This role will work with colleagues across CELCIS, the University and external partners/funders to support the development of projects and programmes: ensuring that we comply with relevant policies, processes, legislation and guidance (including Procurement and GDPR). The post holder will require significant specialist experience in contractual negotiations, while providing support and advice to colleagues.

The successful candidate will possess high level communication skills with the ability to influence at a senior level, experience of client facing contracting and the ability to plan your own workload and deliver to deadlines.

You would be based at home until CELCIS and the University have ensured it is safe and essential to work in the office (which is based in the Curran building at the University of Strathclyde.

As with other CELCIS posts, the post is initially funded to March 2021, with indicative funding for a further 2 years.

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