Charity registered in Scotland SC039156
We aim to improve life chances for children and young people in Scotland by making sure that every young person in Scotland has access to the legal advice they need and by securing the recognition and enforcement of their rights in Scots Law.
Clan Childlaw is a unique legal and advocacy service for children and young people. We believe the law needs to work better for children and young people.
Clan Childlaw has been granted funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to use the law to help young people and families with children affected by homelessness in Edinburgh to realise their rights to housing and support, and to challenge decision makers when they do not meet their legal duty towards young people and families.
Street Legal works in partnership with Shelter Scottish Housing Law Service to provide legal advice and representation to young people aged up to 25 years and families with children under the age of 18 years who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Through the project, we also deliver lawyer-led training workshops on housing and homelessness law to frontline practitioners in Edinburgh who work with and provide support to young people and families affected by homelessness.
For more information about the work of Clan Childlaw and Street Legal, please visit our website page here
Supported by the Projects Manager, the person in this role will conduct the work of Street Legal effectively and efficiently, and ensure that young people, practitioners, and others can reliably access services provided by Clan Childlaw.
They will also contribute to the wider outcomes of the organisation by providing support to training, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting to funders.
Clan Childlaw is recruiting for a Communications Manager to advance our communications and increase the reach, accessibility and impact of our work. This new role will enable us to communicate our message and ensure we reach the children and young people who need our help.
About the Role:
Clan Childlaw is an award-winning law centre that provides legal advice and representation exclusively to children and young people in Scotland.
Due to further expansion, we are able to offer a unique opportunity for a creative, proactive, self-motivated team member who will rise to the challenge of developing Clan Childlaw’s communications. The successful candidate will help us demonstrate how we use the law to realise children’s rights, improve their lives, and show our wider impact in improving how the law works for children and young people in Scotland.
You will be an analytical thinker, and an excellent storyteller. You will have exceptional communication skills and an ability to make specialist legal content accessible to a wide, general audience. You will be able to follow and give direction, proactively plan and prioritise and solve problems. You will be an engaging leader and team member who is passionate about and committed to Clan Childlaw’s vision and values and working with us to achieve our aims.
You will lead on communications strategy, planning and implementation and will work with others and intersect with legal, project and policy teams to produce content and materials and deliver communications.
You will have a relevant qualification and significant experience of communications and publicity and social media management. Experience and awareness of the legal, third and public sectors in relation to children and young people, children’s rights and the policy landscape in Scotland is desirable.
You will be working remotely from home. Travel to other locations throughout Scotland will be required. You will also be required - when Scottish Government and other relevant guidance allows - to travel to our offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh for regular team updates, to work with other team members as required, and for support and supervision meetings with your line manager. Membership of the PVG Scheme is essential for this role and the successful candidate will be required to apply for the scheme and produce an acceptable PVG Scheme Record.
Clan Childlaw is recruiting for a Project Coordinator to support the CLLS Project. We have been granted five years of funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation to use the law to help care leavers realise their rights and challenge decision makers when they do not meet their legal duty towards care leavers. The CLLS provides legal advice and representation to young people with experience of being in care. For more information on the Care Leavers Law Service please visit clanchildlaw.org/care-leavers-law-service.
Supported by the Projects Manager, and working alongside the other Project Coordinator, the successful candidate will conduct the work of the CLLS effectively and efficiently, and ensure that young people, practitioners and others making enquiries can reliably access services provided by Clan Childlaw and the project. In this role you will also contribute to the wider outcomes of the organisation by providing support to training, monitoring and evaluation, fundraising, and reporting to funders.