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Education Officer (Primary and Secondary, Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £29,733
  • Glasgow, Scotland Office
  • Closing 29th April 2019

  • Advertised from 9th April 2019
  • 35 hours a week, Fixed Term Contract for one year (until May / June 2020)


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 an Education Officer (Primary and Secondary, Scotland).

The scope and main duties for this role include:

  • Update existing resources and/or develop new resources on young carer identification, support and rights, tailored for a range of education professionals
  • Work with key staff in relevant national education institutions in Scotland
  • Influence and contribute to the development of relevant national policy and practice
  • Attend relevant conferences/events to raise awareness of young carers and approaches to support them in schools
  • Provide quarterly reports as required by funder and disseminate information on progress
  • Be part of the Scotland team.

The successful candidate will have experience of:

  • successful project planning and coordination
  • partnership working
  • working with professionals in education
  • representing and speaking on behalf of a national organisation.

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

A full Job Description is available for download below.

Application notes

Please send through a CV and supporting statement by Monday 29th April 2019 (12pm) to:

Interviews scheduled to take place on 8 May 2018 at Carers Trust Scotland, Tay House, Glasgow, G2 4JR.

Carers Trust is committed to valuing diversity.

Carers Trust has a number of measures in place to support the carers in its employment including carers leave.

Charity numbers: England and Wales 1145181, Scotland SC042870.