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 Development Worker (Project Return)

  • Full time
  • £29,361 – £30,795
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 8th March 2021

Project Return has been developed to provide a voice to care experienced young people, including those 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 and healing.

The successful candidate:

You will have experience of working with and supporting vulnerable young people and will be able to ensure that weight is given to their voice and opinions. You will have an understanding of the complexities of trauma and adversity and their impact and recovery. You will demonstrate an ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders and audiences, including young people, frontline practitioners and senior managers, and be able to communicate with them using a variety of methods. You will have experience in the evaluation process. 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 work with an established steering group of care experienced young people, those with lived experience who 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.
  • 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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Project Development Worker (Care Experienced Community)

  • Part time
  • £26,043 – £27,741 pro-rata
  • Staf offices in Glasgow (initially homeworking due to Covid-19 restrictions)
  • Closing 15th March 2021

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 healthy relationships are the key in leading healthy, successful lives.

This post holder will engage with managers, practitioners and care experienced young people across our membership to support the roll-out of the REAL Toolkit, a resource which supports the prioritisation and benchmarking of relationship-based practice.

They will also support the participation function of the organisation working with young people across Scotland to influence policy and to deliver funded participation projects across our membership.

The successful candidate:

You will have experience of working with and supporting vulnerable young people and an understanding of the challenges facing people with care experience. You will demonstrate an ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders and audiences and be able to communicate with them using a variety of methods. You will relish the chance to influence policy using the voice of care experienced people. 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 people are heard, understood and acted upon.

Main Functions of Role:

· Work with an established steering group of Staf members who act as an advisory group to this work.

· Work with this group of Staf members and young people to continue the co‑production of the REAL toolkit.

· Develop a community of people with care experience to influence and direct this and future work.

· To co-design activities and opportunities for people with care experience in order that their views can be heard and understood.

· To work alongside and support people with care experience in the delivery of training and presentations to a wide range of stakeholders and other young people.

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This vacancy has now closed

Events Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £18,330 pro-rata
  • Currently working from home with return to the Glasgow office once current covid-19 circumstances change
  • Closing 12th October 2020

Staf is Scotland’s membership organisation for all those involved in the lives of young people leaving care, with over 70 members across the public, third and independent sectors. Our vision is that the wellbeing and success of young people leaving care in Scotland is indistinguishable from their peers in the general population.

We work with and alongside young people and those who support them to achieve our vision through participation projects, the development of policy and practice and our programme of learning events.

We are looking for a technology capable and organised person to join our committed team. You will support us to run regular events using a variety of online platforms. You will be involved in all aspects of our events offering from forward planning to ensuring that they run smoothly on the day. You will have an aptitude for working online and a knowledge of the tools available to provide online gatherings.

Personal specification:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences.
  • Understanding of online platforms and other digital tools and aptitude for investigating and learning about other tools.
  • Extremely well organised and able to create detailed plans and put into motion.
  • Ability to support the learning and development team with evaluation and statistics.
  • Relevant qualification or experience of working in an events or business administration role.

Main Functions of Role:

  • Set up and manage logistics for online events (meetings, webinars and conferences) using a variety of platforms including Zoom and MS Teams.
  • Support staff and facilitators in the technical aspects of setting up and running online events (meetings, webinars and conferences).
  • Provide support for attendees to ensure they are able to access the events and are provided with instructions and invitations for joining them.
  • Communicate with attendees before and after events, providing agendas, joining instructions, technical information and follow up information such as copies of presentations.

Location:

As per current Scottish Government Guidelines, all staff are currently working from home. Should this change, you will be working at Staf’s office in Glasgow

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This vacancy has now closed

Digital Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • £20,355 pro-rata
  • Currently working from home with return to the Glasgow office once current covid-19 circumstances change
  • Closing 12th October 2020

Staf is Scotland’s membership organisation for all those involved in the lives of young people leaving care, with over 70 members across the public, third and independent sectors. Our vision is that the wellbeing and success of young people leaving care in Scotland is indistinguishable from their peers in the general population.

We work with and alongside young people and those who support them to achieve our vision through participation projects, the development of policy and practice and our programme of learning events.

We are looking for a passionate and creative person to join our committed team. You will support us to fully utilise our website and social media to help us amplify the voice of young people and our members, promote our work and ensure our stakeholders understand our impact.

Personal specification:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences.
  • In depth understanding of social media platforms and other digital tools.
  • Ability to produce creative outputs for social media including graphics.
  • Ability to create engaging and informative communications in a variety of formats.
  • Relevant degree qualification or experience of working in a communications, social media or creative role.

Main Functions of Role:

  • To support the Policy and Communications Manager in creating and delivering campaigns to increase brand awareness, membership and attendance at events.
  • To monitor Staf’s website and update regularly to keep up to date with engaging content.
  • To create and curate content for our website and social media platforms.
  • To design materials including graphics, leaflets and reports.
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This vacancy has now closed

Youth Justice Project Support Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 12th February 2021

Do you enjoy working alongside young people in creative and participatory ways?

Do you want to use your experiences and abilities to create opportunities for young people with experience of the care and justice system to influence change?

We are looking for three enthusiastic Youth Workers to join our dynamic and fast paced learning and development team.

You will join our team to deliver a programme of work funded by our partners CYCJ to work with young people 16-25 with experience of the care and justice systems to produce some guidance for the Whole Systems Approach.

Organisation Profile:

Established in 1998, Staf (Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum) is a membership organisation of frontline practitioners and managers working with young people leaving care. Staf is a national charity which represents all 32 local authorities in Scotland and over 40 independent organisations. At the centre of all our work is giving a voice to care experienced young people and pushing for change that will allow them to live happy successful lives on their own terms.

Main Functions of Role:

You will support the development of activities which enable CEP young people to share their experiences of WSA and to identify recommendations for change. You will help to create more opportunities for young people to be heard and be involved in the co-production of Whole Systems Approach guidance

Person Specification:

1. Passion about the issues that young people face in the care and justice systems.

2. Recent experience of being looked after and/ or in the justice system.

3. Experience of working directly with children and young people, individually and in groups.

4. Knowledge of the care and/ or justice system in Scotland.

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