Who Cares? Scotland
Who Cares? Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC026076

Who Cares? Scotland is Scotlands only national independent, representative organisation for care experienced people. We represent care experienced people through independent advocacy (up to 26 years of age); membership and influencing work.  Our vision is for care experienced people to feel equal to their non-care-experienced peers. A crucial part of our representative role comes from the voices of our Membership as well as the experiences of those we support through advocacy.

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Advocacy and Participation Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,093 – £28,866 pro-rata
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Closing 28th February 2020

Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.

The post holder will work directly with children and young people with experience of care primarily in an individual relationship-based advocacy role. This means to listen to what they say and support them to ensure their rights are upheld and their voices heard in the processes of making decisions about their lives. You will help facilitate a broad range of participatory and engagement opportunities and create the conditions for collective advocacy. This often brings young people together both locally and nationally, allowing them to develop confidence, a sense of belonging and the opportunity to identify common issues. You will help ensure their voices are heard by care corporate parents and communities, creating positive change.

You will be joining Who Cares? Scotland and working within the Central Team at an exciting time, when the voices of those who are in or have experienced care are growing in power, individually and collectively bringing with them insight, challenge, hope and change.

The right candidate will have a relevant qualification, to a minimum HNC/SVQ 3 (SCQF level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or equivalent work experience. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. You will be able to form positive working relationships with children and young people individually and collectively and maintain links with professional partners. You will also have experience delivering training or engaging a range of audiences and working collaboratively. You will be committed to children’s rights, inclusive working, equal opportunities, and believe that young people can make transformative change happen in their lives if given the opportunity. A full driving licence and use of a car is also required, due to the regional remit of the post.

For more information, please get in touch with the Central Team Manager, Billy Alexander on balexander@whocaresscotland.org or through our National Office on 0141 226 4441.

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Advocacy and Participation Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,093 – £28,866
  • Aberdeenshire and City base location to be confirmed, travel required
  • Closing 15th May 2020

Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.

This role will focus on advocacy within the Children’s Hearing System, supporting children and young people with and without experience of care, in an advocacy role. This means to listen to what they say and support them to ensure their rights are upheld and their voices heard in the processes of making decisions about their lives. In our work, we use a relationship-based approach where possible to ensure meaningful engagement. You will be joining Who Cares? Scotland and working within the dynamic North-East team at an exciting time, when the voices of those who are in or have experienced care are growing in power, individually and collectively bringing with them insight, challenge, hope and change.

The right candidate will have a relevant qualification, to a minimum HNC/SVQ 3 (SCQF level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or be able to demonstrate extensive experience in a role working with children and young people or delivering advocacy. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. You will be able to form positive working relationships with children and young people, and maintain links with professional partners. You will also have experience engaging a range of audiences and working collaboratively, both within and across organisations in this sector.

You will have a good understanding of the Children’s Hearings System and the challenges that face children and young people with Care Experience. You will be committed to children’s rights, inclusive working, equal opportunities, and believe that young people can make transformative change happen in their lives if given the opportunity. A full driving licence and use of a car is also required, due to the regional remit of the post.

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Advocacy and Participation Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,093 – £28,866
  • Stirling, Clackmannanshire and Falkirk
  • Closing 22nd May 2020

Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.

This role will focus on advocacy within the Children’s Hearing System, supporting children and young people with and without experience of care, in an advocacy role. This means to listen to what they say and support them to ensure their rights are upheld and their voices heard in the processes of making decisions about their lives. In our work, we use a relationship-based approach where possible to ensure meaningful engagement. You will be joining Who Cares? Scotland and working within the dynamic Central team at an exciting time, when the voices of those who are in or have experienced care are growing in power, individually and collectively bringing with them insight, challenge, hope and change.

The right candidate will have a relevant qualification, to a minimum HNC/SVQ 3 (SCQF level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or be able to demonstrate extensive experience in a role working with children and young people or delivering advocacy. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. You will be able to form positive working relationships with children and young people, and maintain links with professional partners. You will also have experience engaging a range of audiences and working collaboratively, both within and across organisations in this sector.

You will have a good understanding of the Children’s Hearings System and the challenges that face children and young people with Care Experience. You will be committed to children’s rights, inclusive working, equal opportunities, and believe that young people can make transformative change happen in their lives if given the opportunity. A full driving licence and use of a car is also required, due to the regional remit of the post.

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This vacancy has now closed

Advocacy and Participation Worker – Highland and Moray

  • Full time
  • £23,093 – £28,866
  • Highland and Moray
  • Closing 28th May 2020

Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.

This role will focus on advocacy, particularly within the Children’s Hearing System, supporting children and young people in an advocacy role. This means to listen to what they say and support them to ensure their rights are upheld and their voices heard in the processes of making decisions about their lives. In our work, we use a relationship-based approach to ensure meaningful engagement. You will be joining Who Cares? Scotland and working within a dynamic North team at an exciting time, when the voices of those who are in or have experienced care are growing in power, individually and collectively, bringing insight, challenge, hope and change.

The right candidate will have a relevant qualification, to a minimum HNC/SVQ 3 (SCQF level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or be able to demonstrate extensive experience in a role working with children and young people or delivering advocacy. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. You will be able to form positive working relationships with children and young people, and maintain links with professional partners. You will also have experience engaging a range of audiences and working collaboratively, both within and across organisations in this sector.

You will have a good understanding of the Children’s Hearings System and the challenges that face children and young people with Care Experience. You will be committed to children’s rights, inclusive working, equal opportunities, and believe that young people can make transformative change happen in their lives if given the opportunity. A full driving licence and use of a car is also required, due to the regional remit of the post.

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