National Leadership Network Development Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £40,826 – £46,659
  • Home based, with some travel required
  • Closing 28th October 2020

  • Advertised from 21st October 2020
  • 35 hours/week. 12 month fixed-term post.


National Leadership Network Development Co-ordinator (Young People with Care Experience, Fixed-term, 12 Months)

The Life Changes Trust is looking to appoint a Development Co-ordinator within our Young People with Care Experience Programme. This fixed-term role offers a unique opportunity to be part of the development of a National Leadership Network for young people with care experience.

The role will be responsible for:

  • developing the framework for a National Leadership Network that nurtures the personal and professional development of young people with care experience, drawing on evidence from work funded by the Life Changes Trust and from elsewhere
  • delivering a comprehensive engagement programme that ensures a diverse range of young people with care experience as well as representatives from Trust-funded projects and stakeholder organisations shape the development of the Network, ensuring that the Network’s structure, governance and operations are informed by the needs and aspirations of young people and their allies
  • designing and delivering a grant-making process to identify suitable partners for the National Leadership Network (2022-2026)

The Life Changes Trust is an independent Scottish charity, established in April 2013 with a ten year, £50 million “spend-out” endowment from the National Lottery Community Fund.

The Trust’s mission is to facilitate and support transformational and sustainable improvements in the quality of life, well-being, empowerment and inclusion of three key groups in Scotland:

  • Young people with care experience
  • People living with dementia
  • Unpaid carers of people with dementia

This is a great opportunity to work with a visionary charity which is committed to investing in real and sustainable improvements in the lives of our beneficiaries.

The Life Changes Trust is a time-limited organisation, operating from April 2013 until March 2022.

For more information about the Trust please see


Educated to degree level and with at least 5 years’ relevant work experience, it is essential that the successful candidate has an understanding of the care system and related policy and practice in Scotland with a willingness to deepen that learning.

We would welcome applications for this role from individuals who have experience of care.

Please read the full job description before you apply.

Application notes

For more information, a job description and details of how to apply, please see our website:

The closing date is Wednesday 28th October 2020 at Noon. Late applications will not be accepted.

Interview Date: 12 November 2020 (via Zoom)

Start Date: December 2020/January 2021.