Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,129 – £24,697
  • Edinburgh - Flexible due to ongoing restrictions
  • Closing 30th September 2021


  • Advertised from 26th August 2021
  • 35 Hours (With the offer of Flexible Working)

Role

ProjectChange was founded in February 2020 to help build a care community in Scotland. It was founded by people with experience of the care system and those that work and live around the care system. It seeks to use the collective might of everyone who cares about care to create a diverse, inclusive, and powerful community.

ProjectChange is looking for a development officer to help it grow and thrive in the next stage of the charity by taking on and leading our first big output for the care community – the voices toolkit.

The voices toolkit is a series of empowerment resources for individuals, designed to be self-led, providing the tools for members of the community to use their expertise safely and powerfully. The ultimate aim is for people with care experience (and others with different lived experiences) to have the confidence and skills to be part of a community of change-makers who will be empowered to engage in conversations about language, identity and belonging and help to reframe the narrative of care.

The development officer will work in partnership with a steering group, made up of a series of individuals and organisations who have been developing the toolkit for the past year.

Internally the development officer will help nurture and grow ProjectChange with ideas, thoughts, and creativity as we approach our next big junction. This role will be key to helping us continue creating a new direction for the care community.

The successful applicant will have shared responsibility for finalising the design and output of the toolkit in partnership with the steering group. This will result directly in delivering it to people with care experience, those interested in care and other organisations within the wider sector - such as delivering direct training and support sessions to users of the toolkit.

The post is currently funded for 12 months from start date, but subsequent funding is being explored to continue the post after this.

Application notes

To apply, please download the application form, complete it and send it to jobs@projectchange.scot before the closing date. Please send your application as a Word document or google doc (not a PDF) and please do not include any other documents with your application - they will not be read.

Closing date for applications: 30th September 2021

First interviews will take place on w/c 11th October with second interviews on w/c 18th October

Due to the volume of applications, we usually receive, we regret that we are unable to offer feedback to individual applicants who aren’t selected for interview.

Equal Opportunities

We are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone, regardless of their background. We believe this is crucial to ensuring the legitimacy and effectiveness of our work. We acknowledge that people from a number of communities are underrepresented in our team and in the wider care community and the charity sector in general, and we’re committed to addressing this. If you believe you would bring greater diversity to our team, we’re keen to hear from you.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the role, or if you feel you could do this role well but don’t have all the characteristics we’re looking for, please contact ProjectChange CEO Adam Bennett at adam@projectchange.scot for an informal conversation.


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