We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated individual to deliver our new Dignity in School programme. Experienced in classroom practice at a primary school level, and with direct experience of the opportunities and challenges of a rights-based approach, the post holder will raise awareness and understanding of what a children’s human rights approach looks like in practice in school communities, communicating the transformational effect it has on the lives of children and their schools nationally.
We aim to capture, amplify and where necessary co-produce a suite of resources, prompts and inspirational stories, to be housed on a microsite, that will generate the momentum needed to make our educational establishments the heart of human-rights practice we know they can be.
Overview of Programme:
A growing understanding and evidence of the transformative nature of a human rights based approach, aligned with the Scottish Government’s commitment to incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) means we have a new opportunity to raise awareness of the UNCRC and provide practical support to teachers and other school staff to implement children’s human rights at this exciting time.
2021 is an important year for Children’s Parliament as we celebrate our 25th birthday. It is also the year the Scottish Parliament is likely to incorporate the UNCRC into Scots Law, something that Children’s Parliament has been supporting and working towards for many years. In thinking of a fitting way to mark these significant milestones and drive the culture change to make children’s rights real in Scotland, we are hosting a Year of Childhood which will run from January – December 2021.
The Year of Childhood will bring together a network of organisations, public bodies and individuals who are willing to pledge their support to share good practice in the delivery of children’s human rights – this will include highlighting challenges, sharing opportunities for new ideas; and demonstrating the positive impact of children’s rights for everyone.
The Year of Childhood will consist of a portfolio of events, discussions, webinars and roundtables with a multi-faceted communications strategy to inspire, share information, generate conversation and ultimately help make human rights a reality for children in Scotland. The Dignity in School post sits firmly within the aims and objectives of Year of Childhood and the postholder will work closely with the Year of Childhood Programme Lead.
The Dignity in School post is an important one for Children’s Parliament and will be built on a solid foundation of the organisation’s school-based and broader work in education over several years.
The focus of Children’s Parliament’s thematic work on Education focuses on:
The Dignity in School programme will cut across all of the above areas, however, the key activities will include:
Children’s Parliament seeks to maintain a generous approach to our work and puts kindness, trust, empathy and respect at the heart of our work, internally and externally. We are committed to sharing and learning with and from colleagues in other sectors for the benefit of children and families across Scotland.
Key areas of responsibility:
The above list of duties is not exhaustive.
Please read and consider the job description for this post before you start your application. We will prioritise applicants for interview who focus on the requirements outlined in the person specification.
Please complete all sections of the application form and the Equal Opportunities Form and return as word documents by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Wednesday 25 November 2020.
Interviews for this post will be held on Friday 4 December 2020 by Zoom.
If you would like any further information about this post, please contact: Rona Blackwood, Head of Programmes email@example.com