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The Promise Participation Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £27,814 – £30,039
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th May 2022

  • Advertised from 28th April 2022
  • 37 hours per week. Permanent
  • 12154


This is an exciting time to be joining Barnardo's Scotland as we continue our journey to ‘Keep The Promise' and further develop our work to embed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into our policies and practice with children, young people and families. We are seeking an experienced practitioner to strengthen our participative practice, amplify the voice of children and young people within decision making and support our staff to promote and protect children's rights.

The Promise Participation Co-ordinator will drive and develop a programme of engagement activity across our Barnardo's services, supporting our workforce to consistently embed high quality opportunities for children, young people and families to shape and influence service co-design and delivery. We are seeking an individual who has experience in a range of participation/engagement methods with children and young people, is confident in the use of social media platforms and other relevant digital tools and someone who has a proven track record of developing and delivering a project plan with agreed objectives and targets.

We are keen to accept applications from individuals with lived experience of care.

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Application notes

Closing Date:16 May 2022

Interview Date:25th or 26th May

To find out more about the role and to apply, please visit our website.