Charity registered in Scotland SC048633
Care leavers face significant challenges ranging from lack of support networks to financial worries, stress over employment/education and problems with unsuitable or unstable accommodation.
The Why Not? Trust for Care Experienced Young People is a charity set up to support long term connections and relationships between young people with care experience and the people who matter to them, with a view to helping them overcome these challenges.
In this role you will have the opportunity to lead, develop and grow the Why Not? Trust into a valuable support function that will help to guide and safeguard the future of care leavers across Scotland.
The charity is in its infancy. You will need to draw upon your experience of working in 3rd Sector, fundraising, strategy and project management in order to vitalise and grow the initiative into a “go-to” resource for individuals transitioning from care.
Whilst you will have the opportunity to utilise the expert knowledge of a number of senior individuals with vast experience in the sector, understanding of the care system and the issues facing care leavers is something that is essential to this role, as is the ability to run individual projects under the Why Not? banner; reporting your successes directly to the Board of Trustees.
Working at a senior level in the social work sector, involvement in youth work, national councils, youth organisations and community development, would provide valuable experience relevant to this post.
If this is you, we would very much like to hear from you.
This is a real opportunity for you to be part of the growth and continued development of the Trust and in turn have a real impact in better supporting the care experienced community in Scotland.