We are recruiting a team of Administrators reporting into an Administration Manager with for a new public body, Redress Scotland. We are looking for skilled, experienced people who are committed to living our values of Dignity, Respect and Compassion. We will offer you training, flexible working and support and you will be part of a new and inclusive team
For decades, children in residential care in Scotland were failed by those entrusted to look after them. Scotland is taking steps to face up to those failing by establishing a financial redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care.
While nothing can ever make up for the suffering survivors have endured, financial redress can provide acknowledgement and recognition of the harm done. A national redress scheme will offer a non-adversarial alternative route to justice and access to support and apology.
To deliver this, the Scottish Government has supported the creation of a new ‘non-departmental public body’ entitled Redress Scotland. This body will assess and make decisions on applications from survivors (and in some cases next of kin) seeking redress. Redress Scotland will be entirely independent of the Scottish Government.
Redress Scotland is primarily a decision-making body. It will not process applications, provide support to applicants or arrange payments. In order to make best use of public resources, all administrative aspects of the national scheme will instead be carried out by Scottish Government without impinging on the independence of Redress Scotland’s decision-making.
Reporting to the Administration manager, complete allocated tasks and work on projects to a high standard. Support the work of panel members at Redress Scotland, preparing agendas and papers, taking minutes of panel meetings and supporting the panel chair with recording determinations and decisions. Contribute to the scheduling of panels, making sure they are managed effectively and efficiently. Work flexibly as part of a team to ensure Redress Scotland develops and maintains high standards. Work with the team, living our values of dignity, respect and compassion to ensure that applicants for redress have an experience of the process that reflects our values.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
In order to apply, please send us the following:
1. Your CV (not more than two A4 pages) including three referees.
2. An accompanying ‘letter of application’ providing evidence clearly demonstrating how you meet essential and desirable criteria. This note should refer to specific projects or tasks and use a STAR (Situation, Task, Action and Result) format. Your letter of application should not exceed 1,000 words.
To apply, please send your CV and accompanying letter of application to email@example.com by Monday 1/11/2021