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Development Officer WEST (Youth Participation and Belonging)

  • Full time
  • £23,439 – £29,299
  • Glasgow – home based in the first instance due to Covid-19
  • Closing 28th November 2021

  • Advertised from 11th November 2021
  • 35 hours per week. Permanent contract.


West Region (Glasgow)

Local Authority - North Ayrshire

Who Cares? Scotland is Scotland’s only national independent membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our mission is to secure a lifetime of equality, respect, and love for Care Experienced people in Scotland and we currently have over 3000 Care Experienced members.

This Development Officer post is central in facilitating and developing Participation and Belonging activities for Care Experienced children and young people in our West region. The post is imperative in creating safe and inclusive environments for Care Experienced children and young people, where their voices, views and experiences are heard by senior leaders, helping to bring about positive change.

The successful candidate will be able to show that they have experience in building trusting and compassionate relationships with young people and be confident in working in partnership with a variety of Corporate Parents at all levels. The post holder will require excellent youth work and/or community engagement skills to create new opportunities and develop on existing ones with Local Authority, organisational partners, and other public services. The post holder will also support a wide range of PR, awareness-raising, events and other activities on both one-off and longer-term projects.

The post holder will have a positive solution focussed attitude, be adaptable to change, and have an approach which is both inclusive and steadfast. The successful candidate will be passionate about helping young people create positive change, and will keep up to date with current national environment regarding care experience. You will be able to work evenings and some weekends, and hold a full driving license with access to a car.

Application notes

For further information on this post and to download an application form, please visit our website

To arrange an informal conversation about this opportunity please email Julie MacTaggart, Interim Advocacy and Participation Manager (West), at

Closing date for applications is Sunday 28 November 2021.

Interviews will be held Monday 6 December 2021.

We particularly welcome applications from people with experience of care who meet the criteria for the post.