Staf
Staf

Charity registered in Scotland SC030522

Staf (the Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum) exists to change and improve the life opportunities of all young people leaving care by working with front line practitioners and managers, and providing a voice for care experienced young people. As a membership organisation, we host national events where we bring together the people who know what needs to change and then work with influencers who can make the changes happen.

Current vacancies

Project Return Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £29,361 – £30,795
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 19th November 2018

The Role:

Project Return has been developed to provide a voice to care experienced young people who have been involved in the justice system to help create an in-depth understanding of the effects of trauma and how healthy, long-term relationships can help a young person move on.

Thanks to funding awarded by Life Changes Trust, we are recruiting a Development Worker to work with young people with lived experience, supporting them to take part in a steering group with the aim of co-producing a toolkit of resources to aid understanding of trauma.

The successful candidate:

You will have experience of working with and supporting vulnerable young people and an understanding of trauma and its impact. You will demonstrate an ability to work with wide range of stakeholders and audiences and be able to communicate with them using a variety of methods. You will be well organised and able to manage a wide and varied range of tasks with competing priorities and deadlines.

Organisation Profile:

This is an exciting opportunity to join the only national organisation in Scotland working with frontline workers, managers and leaders supporting care experienced young people ensuring that they have the expertise and passion to help young people lead happy successful lives.

This is a key post within the organisation and is expected to ensure that the views of care experienced young people are heard and understood.

Main Functions of Role:

§ To recruit and work with a steering group of care experienced young people, those with lived experience, practitioners, managers and professionals who will co-design this work.

§ Support those young people with lived experience to ensure that they are able to participate fully in the work of the steering group.

§ Support the steering group to co-produce a toolkit of resources to aid understanding of trauma.

§ Support the roll out and development of the resource across our membership.

§ Support young people to fully participate in the development of a scoping paper, ensuring that their views are heard, given real weight and acted upon.

§ Design a robust evaluation tool to measure the ongoing impact and success of the project.

§ Ensure that the work of the project is fed into all Staf Managers’ Forums, Practitioners’ Gatherings, Focus Groups and Conferences.

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Youth Justice Participation Worker

  • Full time
  • £29,361 – £30,795
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 19th November 2018

The Role:

Both Staf and the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) support the Scottish Government’s vision of making Scotland the best place to grow up and agree that including young people at all levels of their work is key in ensuring their voice is heard and their ideas play an integral part in future plans.

Thanks to funding awarded by Life Changes Trust, we are recruiting a Youth Justice Participation Worker to establish a steering group to act as advisors and ensure they are involved in all aspects of the planning and development of the project.

The successful candidate:

You will have experience of working with and supporting vulnerable young people and show a proven ability to facilitate groups of young people, managing group dynamics and leading their work. You will have an understanding of youth justice and care systems and will show a understanding of the issues facing young people who have experience in these areas. You will be well organised and able to manage a wide and varied range of tasks with competing priorities and deadlines.

Organisation Profile:

This is an exciting opportunity to join the only national organisation in Scotland working with frontline workers, managers and leaders supporting care experienced young people ensuring that they have the expertise and passion to help young people lead happy successful lives.

This is a key post within the organisation and is expected to ensure that the views of care experienced young people are heard and understood.

Main Functions of Role:

§ Establish a steering group of young people to act as advisors to the project.

§ Ensure that young people are involved in all aspects of planning and development of the project.

§ Work across Scotland to innovatively gather the views of care experienced young people involved in the justice system.

§ Develop an ongoing feedback and evaluation loop to ensure learning is shared widely.

§ Feed the views of young people into the wider work of Staf and CYCJ.

§ Attend youth justice related meetings to comment on practice and policy based on the experiences of children and young people.

§ Contribute to training and practice development activities to share the views of children and young people.

§ Help to identify policy and practice improvements based on young people’s experiences.

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Learning and Development Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,043 – £27,741 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 19th November 2018

The Role:

We have spent many years listening the voice of care experienced young people and one of the messages we hear over and over is that just healthy relationships are the key in leading healthy, successful lives.

Thanks to funding awarded by Esmée Fairbairn, we are recruiting a Learning and Development Project Worker to engage with managers, practitioners and care experienced young people to design and deliver a tool which supports the prioritisation and benchmarking of relationship-based practice.

The successful candidate:

You will have experience of working with and supporting vulnerable young people and an understanding of the challenges facing care experienced young people. You will demonstrate an ability to work with wide range of stakeholders and audiences and be able to communicate with them using a variety of methods. You will have experience of developing learning and development packages including evaluation. You will be well organised and able to manage a wide and varied range of tasks with competing priorities and deadlines.

Organisation Profile:

This is an exciting opportunity to join the only national organisation in Scotland working with frontline workers, managers and leaders supporting care experienced young people ensuring that they have the expertise and passion to help young people lead happy successful lives.

This is a key post within the organisation and is expected to ensure that the views of care experienced young people are heard, understood and acted upon.

Main Functions of Role:

§ Recruit and work with a steering group of Staf members who will act as an advisory group to this project.

§ Design and deliver a series of workshops across Scotland to engage with a wide range of practitioners, managers, young people and other corporate parents.

§ Work with a group of Staf members and young people to co–produce a benchmarking tool.

§ Design a robust evaluation tool to measure the impact and success of the tool.

§ Design and deliver an effective training intervention to ensure maximum take up of tool.

§ Work with the Policy and Communications Manager to ensure maximum impact of developed tool.

§ Ensure that the work of the project is fed into all Staf Managers’ Forums, Practitioners’ Gatherings, Focus Groups and Conferences.

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Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Policy and Communications Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,795 – £35,361
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 27th August 2018

With Staf’s aim of reaching a wider audience, creating political influence and providing our members with relevant and up to date information, we are looking for an experienced policy and communications manager to lead in this area.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the design and delivery of a marketing and communications strategy, with policy influence woven throughout. You will be proactive in the delivery of the wider corporate strategy, keeping members fully informed and engaged whilst ensuring our young people’s voice informs all that we do.

You will manage a small team with a range of skills and experience. You will use your superbly stocked communications toolkit to ensure delivery of modern, effective and integrated communications, and use your high quality written and visual content skills to produce engaging material that persuade and move people to action.

As a key aim of the organisation, you will help establish and implement a strategy for sharing of best practice throughout the sector, using appropriate media and mechanisms to reach all necessary audiences, particularly in the wider Corporate Parenting sector.

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