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Local Systems Change Narrator

  • Full time
  • £32,000
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 11th November 2018

  • Advertised from 30th October 2018


Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children? Then join us as Local Systems Change Narrator, working with other charities on the next phase of a STV Children’s Appeal funded partnership working on local systems change.

In our UK and Global Programmes department, we fight for children every single day. We deliver humanitarian and development programmes. We build partnerships with institutional donors, including governments, multi-laterals and trusts. We drive lasting change. We go the extra mile - and we don’t rest until the work is done.

The role of Local Systems Change Narrator is a new role, with the aim of ensuring that the voices and needs of children and families are more widely heard and recognised in local planning processes and decision making across Scotland. You will work in collaboration with the Services and Policy Teams across the partner charities, collecting, compiling and sharing experience of children and families of engaging with local planning processes, with particular reference to local community initiatives. In addition you will:

• prepare reports and analysis that identifies where local statutory planning systems either inhibit or support engagement by children and families and recognition of their needs;

• work with the partners to develop and propose options for critical areas of system change and how they could be delivered, based on the experiences of children and families, both at a national and local level; and

• Contribute to the work of the charity partnership by delivering and supporting key activities including community engagement, research, monitoring and evaluation and policy and practice development

To be successful you will have a degree in a relevant subject or comparable experience with experience of collecting and compiling the views and experiences of community groups using participative techniques. As well as an understanding of local system change and systems thinking approaches, you will have expert knowledge of the legislation, policy framework and public sector structures relating to community planning and development in Scotland. In addition you will have:

• Experience of planning, leading and delivering pieces of direct engagement work with children and families in a participative manner

• Experience of producing evidence-based policy papers that translate research work into policy positions

• Awareness of different research methodologies and conducting participatory research, ideally with children and families

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to work with a wide range of people both internally and externally.

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.

If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real 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.

Application notes

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Closing date: 11th November 2018