A unique opportunity to lead evidence-based change
CELCIS, the Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection, is an internationally recognised leading improvement and innovation centre based in Scotland at the University of Strathclyde. Dedicated to applying evidence-based practice change and knowledge exchange to services, we embody the University’s motto of ‘the place of useful learning’.
Focused on improving the lives of children and young people in need of care and protection and their families and carers, we support people and organisations responsible for their care to make long-lasting changes in services and in the practices and skills they use. An organisation committed to the use of evidence including lived experience, we lead international research on alternative care; work with policy-makers, decision-makers and advocacy organisations throughout Scotland, the UK and the world; generate, analyse and interrogate data; and we work with organisations and people across Scotland at local and national to level to realise The Promise of the Independent Care Review (2020).
Our Head of Evidence and Innovation leads on how we assist central and local governments, organisations, interest groups and communities of practice to develop purposeful and evidence-based ways to drive change and improvement in services and practices. The team covers research and data, policy and stakeholder engagement, participation, and international partnerships. This post will work with University colleagues in establishing opportunities for joint research projects.
You will have an appropriate Phd, with significant experience of directly relevant roles and considerable experience of leadership and management contributing to and realising an organisation’s strategic and business objectives. You will also have extensive experience of leading projects and funding bids for research, research translation and knowledge exchange work.
A member of our Strategic Management Team, you will share responsibility for the planning and delivery of CELCIS’s strategy which prioritises supporting improvements in early help, effective decision making, and quality care, all underpinned by valuing the voice of lived experience. We are seeking a motivated individual with strategic management and leadership experience who can contribute to how we deliver our strategy and meet and exceed key stakeholder expectations.
You will be working remotely at home until CELCIS and the University has ensured it is safe and essential to work in the office (we are based in the Curran Building at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow).
Funding for the post: Like all the team, the post is funded for 12 months, with a further 2 years of funding indicated by Scottish Government. CELCIS has received funding in this way from Scottish Government since 2010 where we agree our funding level every year, as well as agreeing the indicative level for the next two years.
Change is happening. Be part of it. Together we can make things better for children, young people and their families and carers.
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic General Manager, who has the creativity, experience, skills, energy and commitment to lead, drive forward and play a central role in the development, leadership and delivery of Mental Health and Learning Disability Services in NHS Tayside.
The postholder will direct a motivated and skilled workforce, actively promoting the co-design and co-production of new services and ways of working together with mental health service users, their families, carers, staff and partner agencies in order to improve the lives of people requiring mental health and learning disability support. As the General Manager, you will be dynamic, enthusiastic and approachable.
Most importantly, the post holder will be expected to ensure services are delivered to a high standard, making the best use of available resources to ensure that patients receive the best possible care.
You will be educated to Masters Level or equivalent. A demonstrable track record of success in a senior manager position within a complex health care environment is essential.
Generous relocation packages may be available depending on circumstances.
Do you want to help Scotland to Keep The Promise?
We’re looking for an experienced researcher to help inform our evidence-based work to improve the lives of children and young people.
As a leading improvement and innovation centre in Scotland, CELCIS works to improve the lives of children and young people in need of care and protection, and their families and carers, by supporting people and organisations responsible for their care to make changes in services and in the practices and skills they use.
We’re looking for someone to join our Research team who’ll bring the skill and motivation to an exciting new participative project, working with young people with care experience to develop and carry out action research that will help provide solutions to the challenges of engagement and participation in Scotland’s Children’s Hearings System.
Are you passionate about generating knowledge and applying evidence to strengthen policy and practice? Do you have care experience or have worked in a care setting? Are you proactive, approachable and collaborative? If so, this could be the role for you.
Central to the role is delivering and co-ordinating research for this study but there will also be the opportunity to contribute to a range of research and evaluation projects relating to the work of CELCIS’s different teams at different points in time, such as on protecting children, permanence and care, improving care experiences, and continuing care into young adulthood, sharing insight, practice and evidence to support the changes we all want to see.
The role would suit candidates who have experience of being an independent researcher and a pragmatic and keen team member, knowledgeable about all aspects of research design, and work well with colleagues to integrate empirical evidence and evaluative learning.
You will have an appropriate professional qualification / relevant degree, with experience of contributing to an organisation’s collective goals by supporting research and evaluation activities across the organisation.
Does this sound like you? We are working across the country, at local and national level, to help realise The Promise of the Independent Care Review. Change is happening. Be part of it. Together we can make things better for children, young people and their families and carers.
If you’re looking for the next step in your career in health care, you’ve just discovered it.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and motivated Nurse to join our dynamic and supportive multi-disciplinary team providing care, support and education to children and young people within the Stanmore House School campus.
About the Role
We are currently looking to recruit a Nurse to join our Allied Health Team at Stanmore. You will be required to work as part of a wider team within both care and educational settings to support our young people with a variety of health care needs. Your primary role as a Nurse within the team is to coordinate and provide for individual health needs in order to enable and maximise the experiences we provide to our young people.
To meet the needs of the children and young people in our care, nursing is arranged in rotational shifts covering 24 hours, 7 days per week.
As part of our commitment to equal pay - the salary offered is set and advertised in every advert. Terms and conditions are agreed collectively and are not individually negotiated.
Are you motivated, relationship-driven, and enthusiastic?
We are looking for a Programme Development Officer intern to join our intandem team for a 12-month fixed term contract.
As part of our work to help Scotland to Keep The Promise of the Independent Care Review, our intandem team is looking for an enthusiastic and pragmatic individual to work alongside them and an academic to deliver a research project and other work.
You will give honest views, and build supporting trusting relationships with colleagues, peers, professionals and young people across a wide range of organisations to help inform and deliver this work. You will have the opportunity to engage with young people and build relationships around this research.
Inspiring Scotland strives for a Scotland without poverty or disadvantage. We work with people, their communities, charities, and public bodies to develop solutions to some of the deepest social problems. We are passionate about addressing inequality and improving the lives of people living in Scotland’s most under-supported communities.
We are a collaborative, supportive organisation and place high emphasis on team working and sharing best practice and learnings both internally and externally. intandem is one of 14 funds managed by Inspiring Scotland.
intandem is a national mentoring programme, funded by Scottish Government, offering mentors to children and young people aged between 8 and 14 years who are living at home with support from their local authority, sometimes called looked after at home. intandem is a voluntary programme, young people who want to participate (‘mentees’) connect weekly with a trained volunteer mentor to have fun, build a trusting relationship and work towards goals. intandem is offered in 19 local authorities in Scotland through our 12 partner charities.
An opportunity to work within our innovative & busy projects and Crisis Navigator Intervention Service for Women and Children experiencing Domestic Abuse and VAWG.
The Welfare Rights Officer, reporting to the project coordinator, will provide a full benefits service in terms of supporting the client to access their benefit entitlement and will provide the Service User with appeals and tribunal services with representation to the highest level. The welfare rights officer will also deal with complex welfare benefits issues on behalf of the service users.
Working with, and providing assistance to vulnerable individuals, groups and households
Ability to manage a full & comprehensive caseload in a busy environment essential
Based in Govan Law Centre with outreach hubs throughout Glasgow
*Applications are invited from Females only. Given the nature and subject matter of the work, this is an occupational requirement permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010