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Development Officer (Further and Higher Education)

  • Full time
  • £30,328
  • Glasgow, but travel around Scotland is required
  • Closing 16th August 2019

  • Advertised from 23rd July 2019
  • 35 hours a week (Monday to Friday) Fixed Term Contract until 30th September 2020 with the potential to be extended depending on funding.


Carers Trust Scotland is part of Carers Trust, a major charity for, with and about carers. We work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

With locally based Network Partners we are able to support carers in the community with information, advice, emotional support, hands on practical help and access to much needed breaks. We offer specialist services for carers of people of all ages and conditions and a range of individually tailored support and group activities.

We are currently looking for a highly skilled, self-motivated and innovative Development Officer who has a proven track record of delivering impactful community development work.

The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing and diversifying our Going Further and Going Higher programme of work with all colleges and universities across Scotland, ensuring that every college and university has the infrastructure and capacity to identify, support and report on unpaid student carers. You will also be responsible strengthening our existing collaborations and identifying new areas of development to enhance our working, strategically and operationally with a range of stakeholders such as colleges, universities, our Network Partners, the College Development Network, and Scottish Funding Council. While ensuring through our Student Carers Voice for Scotland forum that student carers voices are heard, and able to influence, shape and contribute to policy and practice developments in further and higher education in Scotland.

The successful candidate will have experience in working with seldom heard groups and have experience of delivering a range of community learning development approaches to deliver positive outcomes and change for stakeholders. The successful candidate is expected to have excellent interpersonal skills, can think strategically and operationally and have experience of delivering capacity building activity in the third sector.

This is a great opportunity for someone interested in joining a vibrant organisation and very successful team.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

Please submit a completed Application form and supporting statement. Applications without a supporting statement will not be considered. Any queries please contact or telephone 0300 303 3264.

Please note that CV's will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications is 4pm on Friday 16th August 2019 with interviews on Wednesday 28th August 2019 in Tay House, 300 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4LH

Carers Trust is committed to valuing diversity.

Carers Trust has several measures in place to support the carers in its employment including carers leave.

Charity numbers: England and Wales 1145181, Scotland SC042870.