Project Worker – Young Advocates

  • Part time
  • £22,138 – £33,206 pro-rata
  • Glasgow office (travel required)
  • Closing 16th September 2019


  • Advertised from 16th August 2019
  • 28 hours per week. Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 2022.

Role

The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity. By working with foster families, and the services that support them, we help all children and young people who are fostered to achieve the very best they can.

We are currently seeking to recruit a project worker to lead our ‘Young Advocates’ project in Scotland. ‘Young Advocates’ is an exciting project, delivered by The Fostering Network funded by Life Changes Trust and Young Start fund, delivered by The National Lottery Community Fund. The project aims to strengthen relationships, reduce stigma and increase awareness and understanding of care experience within the education sector in Scotland.

Our project worker will play a key role in co-ordinating the day to day activities of our ‘Young Advocates’ project. Working with young people, foster carers, educators and others across the sector you will need to be highly organised and have the ability to plan and deliver a programme of events and activities to support the project. We are looking for an individual with excellent communication and engagement skills, a creative, dynamic, participative approach and a real passion for challenging stigma and raising the aspirations of care experienced young people. Youth work skills are essential to this post.

This is an unrivalled opportunity to be part of a truly exciting programme and to make a lasting impact for children in care.

For an informal discussion ring Sarah McEnhill, (operations manager) 0141 204 1400.

Application notes

Closing date: Monday 16th September 2019

Interviews will take place in Glasgow on Wednesday 25th September 2019

CV’s not accepted.

Further information and an application form can be found at thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/about/about-us/job-vacancies/project-worker-young-advocates

The Fostering Network is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The Fostering Network is a registered charity in England and Wales 280852 and in Scotland SC039338.