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Learning and Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,331 – £31,866
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 24th August 2021

  • Advertised from 2nd August 2021
  • Fixed Term (12 months)
  • 376275


We are looking for an experienced, skilled and highly organised self-starter to join us at CELCIS as a Learning and Engagement Officer.

The role would suit candidates who are multi-taskers, with a record of achievement in shaping and delivering different learning and engagement activities and events to meet the needs of our stakeholders.

Do you have significant experience of having worked in public engagement, learning, events, training, knowledge exchange and/or public affairs? Do you also have knowledge of professional development and an interest in improving children’s services? Are you as equally comfortable using online platforms to produce a live webinar with presentations with downloadable materials, invited speakers, and facilitating a Q&A, as you are developing and delivering a two-day in-person conference? If so, this could be the role for you.

As a leading improvement and innovation centre in Scotland, at CELCIS we work to improve the lives of children and young people in need of care and protection, and their families and carers. We do this by supporting people and organisations responsible for their care to make changes in services and in the practices and skills they use, all based on the needs and experiences of children and young people.

This role is ideal for someone with excellent team-working and relationship-building skills who can further enhance our learning and engagement activities by working with colleagues across CELCIS to develop and use different ways to share our learning and knowledge from research, practice and lived experience, online and in person.

Our Learning and Engagement Officer roles are full-time which may require some working outside core business hours of 9am – 5pm. 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.

Funding for the post: This 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.

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.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Emma Dixon, Communications Manager at

Application notes

To apply, please visit our website

Closing date: 24 August 2021.

Formal interviews for this post are expected to be held on 20 September 2021.

We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The University currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia