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Participation Manager

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Across Scotland
  • Closing 7th May 2021

  • Advertised from 15th April 2021
  • 35 hours to be worked flexibly. Fixed term contract for 12 months
  • V308


Volunteering Matters is a national volunteering and social change charity. We use the unique power of volunteering to resolve some of the UK’s most pressing social issues. We have made a public commitment to “Keep the Promise” and we are thrilled to have received funding from The Promise Partnership.

The Promise Partnership is responsible for driving change demanded by the findings of Scotland's Independent Care Review. The review issued its vision for Scotland in February 2020, this was titled ‘The Promise' .

The Partnership works with all kinds of organisations to support shifts in policy, practice, and culture so Scotland can “Keep The Promise” it made to care experienced infants, children, young people, adults and their families - that every child in Scotland grows up loved, safe and respected, able to realise their full potential.

Role Purpose

As our Participation Manager you will lead to deliver organisational change in line with Scotland’s commitment to creating capacity in the ‘care system’ to Keep the Promise and provide holistic family support.

The role involves working across Volunteering Matters and ProjectScotland’s portfolio of programmes across Scotland. Working closely with a wide range of colleagues across our Delivery, Impact, HR and Comms teams, you will ensure that our projects and day-to-day practices align with the work and vision of the Promise and encorporate a rights based approach as now legislated in Scotland through the UNCRC.

You will also support our internal Diversity, Inclusion and Equality network.

You will audit and assess the organisations current delivery and development landscape - evaluating, facilitating, reflecting, and then implementing measures to ensure we live and breathe the values of the Promise. This includes internally within our organisation and externally across the communities we reach.

For further details about the role, please download the Job Description below or visit our website.

Application notes

To apply, please send a CV, a supporting statement & recruitment monitoring form to

Closing date for applications: Friday 7 May 2021 at 10.00 am

Interview date and location: Tuesday 18 May 2021 (Microsoft Teams)

Start date: As soon as possible