Curiosity Collective
Curiosity Collective

Charity registered in Scotland SC043974

Children's University Scotland helps children celebrate the learning they take part in beyond school lesson time. We promote opportunities for children to engage in fun, voluntary learning activities at home, at school break times or in the local community.

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Programme Associate

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Fife
  • Closing 9th August 2021

Imagine if every child had the freedom to learn and pursue their ambitions to the fullest. At the moment, there is so much standing in the way of children's rights to learn, play and express themselves. Children’s University Scotland brings together families, schools, learning providers, government and others to better support children’s learning and wellbeing. Since 2013, we have supported over 10,000 children across Scotland to take part in our Children’s University awards programme, helping them to overcome barriers to learning and to further their talents and interests.

Will you advocate for change for the young people in your community?

We are looking for a Programme Associate to join our dedicated team to support and help drive our programme delivery in Fife in partnership with Fife College, libraries, schools and learning providers. We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual with the skills and qualities needed to grow our programme across the county and help us demonstrate impact. You will have a track record of supporting children and young people through learning in any context, be able to build and maintain good relationships with wide range of stakeholders, and have a commitment to the vision, mission and values of Children’s University Scotland.

Job Purpose

Support and drive our Children's University awards programme and wider learning and engagement offer across Fife.

Key areas of responsibility

We are looking for an individual to:

· Support children, young people and parents/carers to take part in Children’s University, promoting membership and building engagement.

· Promote the Children’s University programme with schools and learning partners throughout Fife.

· Support new schools to onboard and launch Children’s University within their learning community.

· Support ongoing engagement with Children’s University in existing schools and partnerships.

· Build our learning provider network across Fife, ensuring children have access to a diverse range of affordable learning opportunities.

· Support production and distribution of home learning resources to children through building relationships with partner agencies.

· Lead on building knowledge and insight into programme effectiveness.

Represent the organisation externally and positively promote its core aims and objectives.

This vacancy has now closed


  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Stirling
  • Closing 14th December 2022

Imagine if every child had the opportunity to learn and pursue their ambitions to the fullest. That’s our vision. At Curiosity Collective, we give children the freedom to follow their curiosity and explore a world of learning outside the classroom.

We are looking for two trustees to help proactively shape the future of our small, ambitious charity at an exciting time in our development.

There are currently the following skills and experience gaps within our board:

  • fundraising
  • digital marketing and communications

We would like our team of trustees and staff to reflect the diversity of the community we serve and bring fresh perspectives to our work. We warmly welcome all applications and especially encourage those from people with experience of or working with those affected by poverty and inequality, people with disabilities, minority ethnic groups and younger people with no previous board experience.

About us:

Curiosity Collective is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) working to increase access to opportunities for enjoyable, rewarding learning outside of school for all children in Scotland. We have a particular focus on mitigating the impact of poverty and inequality standing in the way of young people’s rights to learn, play and express themselves.

We currently support children and families through:

  • Delivery of our Wonderbox programme, a learning and wellbeing activity bundle distributed through local partnerships to enable fun learning at home
  • Partnerships with local authorities to build and sustain programmes that support accessible out-of-school learning experiences
  • Working with organisations to incorporate young people’s perspectives into service design
  • Development of Young Collective, a space for young people to tell us what sparks their curiosity, what’s holding them back from enjoying learning and co-designing a programme that will develop skills that empower them to make the changes they want in their lives and communities.

Our Board:

The board meets 4-6 times per year for 1-2 hours through a mixture of online and in-person events. As a small charity, board members also support the staff team through regular online and phone contact, no more than 1 hour per month.

Role and requirements:

Trustees are expected to support with governance and strategic development of Curiosity Collective, with regular attendance at board meetings, AGMs and short-life working groups as required.

Trustees provide strategic vision and guidance as well as acting as critical friend and support to the staff team, particularly as we develop our Young Collective programme.

Rather than having specific professional experience, successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • A clear commitment to the aims and values of Curiosity Collective
  • Understanding of how learning can change lives for the better
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to challenge constructively
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Openness and honesty
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Curiosity and willingness to ask questions