Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children and fights child poverty? Join us as Senior Partnership and Practice Manager Scotland (Participation and Communities) to lead our approach to participation and engagement with children, young people, families, and communities.
At Save the Children we believe every child has the right their basic needs being met, and to receive love, encouragement and help which enables them to reach their full potential. But poverty – families not having enough money to live on – prevents this from being a reality for more than 1 in 4 children in Scotland every year.
Not having enough money brings stress and anxiety for parents and children. Poverty can mean not getting to enjoy the same carefree, fun, joyous childhoods as others, and can create barriers for children to reach their full potential. The link between poverty, low income and children’s development in early childhood is deep and stubborn. We want to share learning and find new ways to break that link and support children and families.
Our vision is a society free of poverty, where every child grows up in a family with enough money to live with dignity; that cherishes childhoods and supports every child to reach their full potential; and where every child is empowered to shape the world around them in communities, policy making and services.
No one organisation can tackle a problem of this scale alone. That’s why we work with many others – including children, young people, parents, partners, community groups, schools and local organisations working with families – to fight for families to have the money they need and reduce the harm that poverty and inequality causes to children.
This role is in the Scotland team which is part of the UK Impact department. Our work in Scotland is focussed on reducing the number of children growing up in poverty and working to reduce the impact of poverty on early childhood. This is a new role to develop, embed and grow our approach to participation and community engagement.
As Senior Partnership and Practice Manager Scotland (Participation & Communities) you will scope and develop our approach to participation with children and young people and working with families and communities. Creating opportunities to work with children and communities to influence policy and practice change to challenge poverty and support families. You will forge new relationships and partnerships to help us do this – in communities and local and national level. You will support and develop a small team to achieve our goals.
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To be successful you will be committed to improving the lives of children and families and have significant experience of participation and community engagement work that’s led to policy or practice change. You’ll have experience of developing and delivering projects that ensure children’s safety and wellbeing is paramount. And you’ll be adept at building a wide range of relationships and partnerships. You’ll have excellent interpersonal skills, strong emotional intelligence, and experience of empowering and setting direction for a small team. You’ll bring a learning and innovation mindset to your work.
As a large organisation with a competitive interview process, we know it can be daunting. We are here to help you through the process and support you to do your best and are really interested in hearing from people with a range of transferable skills and experiences.
At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.
Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.
If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity, and a commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Upholding the values which underpin the social work profession, we give importance to every individual’s experiences and voice, and seek to make social justice real through all that we do. We embrace change and encourage collaboration. We are committed to creating opportunities for our members and team through which individuals can develop as compassionate, creative and effective leaders.
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Head of PAPYRUS in Scotland
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We are looking to recruit a Head of PAPYRUS in Scotland to own, develop and sustain our presence and activities in Scotland.
To be successful in this role you will have:
• Tertiary level education and qualification (degree level) in Leadership, Management, Health, Social Care, Social Sciences, Education or similar
• Proven experience of developing and managing services, programmes, and projects from design to outcome
• Demonstrable experience of leading a successful team, supporting their development, and managing their performance.
• Ability to translate strategic plans into outcomes
• Demonstrable business development skills developing products and growing a service from scratch
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Fundamental to the role is working with organisations and others across Scotland to ensure that change happens with the voice of the care experienced community at its heart, ensuring meaningful change is embedded and progress is made in ways that meet the needs and aspirations of the care community.
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This is a senior role within the management team at Circle.
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Applicants must have a professional qualification in social work, social care or health and have a strong track record of taking responsibility for safeguarding practice across children and adult services.
A recognised qualification in management/leadership in Health and Social Care is desirable.
Applicants should complete an application form and send to Circle, along with a personal statement stating why you want this post and why you feel you are the right person for the role.
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Along with the requisite level 7 practitioner qualification for managers of Care Inspectorate registered services, the successful candidate should have extensive experience in, and knowledge of, the following:
At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.
Please see the role profiles with addendum for further information .
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Principal duties include:
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Full information canbefound in the role spec which can be foundhere.