Top job! Permanence Consultant

  • Full time
  • £41,526 – £51,034
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 19th May 2021

  • Advertised from 30th April 2021
  • FTE: 1 (35 hours/week) Term: Fixed Term (12 months) plus a further 2 years indicative funding


Change-makers sought!

Do you want to help Scotland to Keep The Promise?

We’re looking for an experienced professional to help us to improve the lives of children and young people by supporting the stability and security children and young people in need of care and protection have a right to.

As a leading improvement and innovation centre in Scotland, CELCIS works to improve the lives of children and young people in need of care and protection, and their families and carers, by supporting people and organisations responsible for their care to make changes in services and in the practices and skills they use.

We’re looking for someone to join our Permanence team who’ll bring passion, insight and understanding to our work focussed on ensuring children in need of care and protection are settled and well cared for in their permanent home as quickly and effectively as possible. Home could be with parents, with kinship carers within extended family or friends, with long term permanent foster carers, within residential care or with adoptive parents.

Do you have experience of working within the children’s care and protection sector? Can you demonstrate a deep understanding of and commitment to trauma-informed assessment and care planning, and respecting lived experience of care? Are you passionate about using improvement approaches to limit the disruption in the lives of infants, children and young people? If so, this could be the role for you.

Central to the role is the ability to use experience, understanding and practical skills to lead improvement and support implementation of new innovative and evidence-based care planning processes and practice. Working closely with local authorities and partners, you will build on this work to develop and deliver service change through improvement, and by sharing practice, evidence and experiences to support the changes we all want to see.

The role would suit candidate with compassion, sensitivity and the strong relationship-building skills required to lead, support and encourage systemic and strategic change in practices.

You will have an appropriate professional qualification / relevant degree, with substantial practical experience and evidence of successful collaborative working, including experience of using an improvement approach.

Application notes

Closing date: 19/05/2021

Does this sound like you? We are working across the country, at local and national level, to help realise The Promise of the Independent Care Review. Change is happening. Be part of it. Together we can make things better for children, young people and their families and carers. Apply now.

Funding for the post: Like all the team, the post is funded for 12 months, with a further 2 years of funding indicated by Scottish Government. CELCIS has received funding in this way from Scottish Government since 2010 where we agree our funding level every year, as well as agree the next two years indicative level.

All CELCIS staff are working remotely at home until the University has ensured it is safe and essential to work in the office (we are based in the Curran Building at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow). Flexibility for blended working arrangements (from home, in the office, and travel to work with local partners as required for the role) is available.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Kirsty Doull, Permanence Lead (

Formal interviews for this post will be held on 04/06/2021.