• Advertised from 12th October 2020

Role

The Each and Every Child initiative is a new programme of work which aims to tell a compelling story about children and young people in the care system, transforming the current public narrative and mobilising people at all levels in the community to take action to improve their life chances. Informed by robust research and the established practice of ‘reframing’, the initiative will create the scale that is needed to influence public opinion and make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people. A small staff team will be established which will have the focus and expertise to coordinate this work, support networks and lead the strategic development of the initiative, creating a significant profile for reframing in Scotland. The staff team will be supported by an active Management Group which will oversee the strategic direction of the work. More information on the initiative can be found in the recruitment brief on The Robertson Trust website. The post will usually be based at The Robertson Trust’s Glasgow office and may require some travel. For the foreseeable period, the role will require working from home, in line with Government guidelines.

The Each and Every Child Initiative is a partnership project between CELCIS, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Life Changes Trust, The Robertson Trust, Scottish Government and Social Work Scotland, and will be hosted by The Robertson Trust. The Trust is the largest independent grant-making trust in Scotland with the vision of a fair and compassionate Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. The Trust has recently launched a new 10-year strategy which will focus on helping improve the lives of people and communities with experience of poverty, trauma or both.

The closing date is 26 October 2020. Initial interviews will be held on Wednesday 18 November. Second interviews will take place on Tuesday 1 December and are likely to include a skills-based task and an informal conversation with people with experience of care. All interviews will take place remotely through video conferencing.

The Role

· Lead, develop and manage the design and delivery of the initiative, in conjunction with the Management Group

· Develop strong relationships with key stakeholder groups and be the spokesperson for the programme and the approach

· Line manage the Programme Coordinator

The Individual

· Experience of having developed and delivered multi-disciplinary strategic marketing and communications plans and of running national communications, marketing or advertising campaigns

· Excellent communicator, with strong influencing and relationship-building skills and demonstratable ability to work alongside and support a diverse range of stakeholder groups (young people, families, communities, professional groups, senior leaders)

· Knowledge of children’s services, public services and/or the care system in Scotland

Benefits

· 35 days holiday per calendar year (FTE)

· Pension - 10% employer contribution or 14% if employee contribution is 7%

· Death in Service 4 x salary or 8 x salary if employee contribution to pension

· BUPA healthcare

· Annual Travel Pass Loan

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below or go to: therobertsontrust.org.uk/news-and-blogs/vacancy-each-and-every-child-initiative-programme-director

To apply, please submit a CV and a supporting statement to recruitment@therobertsontrust.org.uk, which details how you would meet the essential and desirable criteria. We would encourage all applicants to offer tangible, clear examples from their professional experience which demonstrates each of the criterion.

We are particularly keen to welcome applications from individuals with experience of care. All applicants who meet the essential criteria and declare they have care experience and/or a disability will be short listed for interview.


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