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

Finance Officer

  • Part time
  • £22,818 – £26,043 pro-rata
  • Staf office in Glasgow
  • Closing 15th April 2019

The Role:

Staf is looking for an experienced Finance Officer to join our Operations Team with responsibility for the smooth running of all Stafs financial processes and procedures. The key functions of the role will be around managing a number of funding streams, setting and monitoring budgets, supporting managers and the Board with accurate monthly reporting and ensuring that Staf meets its statutory and charity requirements.

The successful candidate:

You will have at least 2 years’ experience in managing the financial function of a small organisation. You will have a high level of proficiency in Sage Line 50 and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. You will have excellent attention to detail and will be able to work in a busy and dynamic environment, managing time and tasks effectively. Previous experience in the third sector is desirable, but not essential.

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:

  • Ensuring that financial information is up to date and accurate, and processes and procedures are robust and effective.
  • Ensuring budgets are created and monitored, and provide accurate and relevant information to managers on budgets they control.
  • Ensure all day to day financial functions are working smoothly through monthly bank reconciliations, accurate processing and maintenance of financial records, payment in and out and liaising with payroll and pension providers.
  • Supporting management in grant fund applications and submission of ongoing reports.
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Closed vacancies
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Project Development Worker (Project Return)

  • Full time
  • £29,361 – £30,795
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 4th February 2019

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 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 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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