Who Cares? Scotland
Who Cares? Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC026076

Who Cares? Scotland is Scotlands only national independent, representative organisation for care experienced people. We represent care experienced people through independent advocacy (up to 26 years of age); membership and influencing work.  Our vision is for care experienced people to feel equal to their non-care-experienced peers. A crucial part of our representative role comes from the voices of our Membership as well as the experiences of those we support through advocacy.

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Corporate Fundraising and Partnerships Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,746 – £27,393
  • Based Glasgow, with travel across Scotland
  • Closing 11th January 2019

Do you want to help us achieve our vision of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people?

Do you have experience of developing corporate partnerships and achieving fundraising targets?

Who Cares? Scotland are the UK Charity of the Year 2018 and our fundraising team is entering an exciting period of growth and development to help us grow our membership and influencing work and support us to achieve our vision.

We have a unique opportunity for a dedicated and skilled corporate fundraiser, with a strong track record securing income from private companies through Charity of the Year partnerships, and one-off fundraising opportunities. The key responsibilities of this role include developing, implementing and managing a programme of fundraising to secure income from companies and corporate foundations to achieve a target in excess of £120k in new income for 2019-2020. You will be responsible for managing and developing corporate relationships and supporting fundraising activities to ensure a positive and beneficial experience.

Ideally you will be qualified to HNC/HND level (SVQ level 3/4) or have equivalent relevant work experience. You will have demonstrable knowledge of corporate partnerships and experience in leading fundraising initiatives as well as writing bids, along with excellent communication skills. Knowledge of the care system in Scotland, and issues affecting young people who are looked after away from home is desirable.

More importantly however you will be committed to helping us achieve our vision, and will have strong persuasive and negotiating skills, adaptability for the non-profit sector, and resilience and motivation to overcome initial challenges to proposals.

We particularly welcome applications from people with experience of the care system who meet the criteria for the post.

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Fundraising Coordinator (Trusts and Foundations)

  • Full time
  • £29,056
  • Based Glasgow, with travel across Scotland
  • Closing 11th January 2019

Do you want to help us achieve our vision of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people?

Do you have experience of securing income from trusts and foundations and achieving fundraising targets?

Who Cares? Scotland are the UK Charity of the Year 2018 and our fundraising team is entering an exciting period of growth and development to help us grow our membership and influencing work and support us to achieve our vision.

We have a unique opportunity for a skilled and creative fundraiser with a strong track record in securing income from trusts, foundations and major grant-making organisations such as The Big Lottery. The key responsibilities of this role include strategic oversight of our approach to securing grant, foundation and trust funding, achieving a target in excess of £300k in new income for 2019-2020 and developing a stream of multi-year grants to ensure project and development sustainability. You will also be responsible for developing strong working relationships with potential funders and managing each delegated grant application from submission to decision, ensuring a high quality of report.

Ideally you be qualified to degree level in a relevant discipline or have equivalent relevant work experience. You will have experience in strategic fundraising and securing significant annual income via successful funding bids, along with excellent project management skills and communication skills. Knowledge of the care system in Scotland, and issues affecting young people who are looked after away from home is desirable.

More importantly however you will be committed to helping us achieve our vision, and will have strong persuasive and negotiating skills, adaptability for the non-profit sector, and resilience and motivation to overcome initial challenges to proposals.

We particularly welcome applications from people with experience of the care system who meet the criteria for the post.

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Employment Officer (Lifelong Opportunities)

  • Full time
  • £21,858 – £25,538
  • Based North of Scotland with regular travel to Glasgow
  • Closing 11th January 2019

Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.

As part of our Employment Team, this role will support our Lifelong Opportunities Programme, designed to make a transformational difference to Care Experienced people across Scotland and beyond, through securing life-changing employment opportunities. The post holder will work closely with trainees internally, ensuring they have a successful employment experience. The post holder will support the Reaching Higher Traineeship programme, which has been running since 2013 to provide paid employment in a safe environment for Care Experienced young people. This programme will continue to offer Care Experienced people entry level jobs, education and transitioning support.

The right candidate will have a relevant qualification, to a minimum HNC/SVQ 3 (SCQF level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or equivalent work experience. They will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. They will be able to form positive working relationships with children and young people and build links with professional partners, and have a strong affinity for working collaboratively. The right candidate will have experience of supporting and implementing programmes of work and delivering on agreed outcomes. They will be comfortable managing and prioritising their workload to meet deadlines. They will be committed to children’s rights, inclusive working, equal opportunities, and believe that young people can make transformative change happen in their lives if given the opportunity. A full driving licence is desirable, due to the regional remit of the post.

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Administration Assistant

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 11th January 2019

Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.

Who Cares? Scotland are looking for a responsible Administrative Assistant to perform a variety of administrative and reception service tasks. Duties include providing admin support to staff and being the first person to greet those who are interested in our work, whether that’s by email, phone or in person. If you like to be helpful, want to support all the different aspects of Who Cares? Scotland’s work and are keen to develop your office skills, this is the role for you.

The right candidate will be searching for an entry level position with the opportunity to develop and progress. Excellent communication skills are essential. Good IT skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft office packages would be beneficial.

To be eligible for this role you must be between the ages 16-29 years old, be Care Experienced, and not have any further or higher education qualifications. You will be seeking a chance to develop your organisational skills and gain valuable administration work experience.

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Highland and Membership Participation Assistant

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Inverness
  • Closing 21st January 2019

Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.

The Participation Assistant will support the work of both the national Membership team and the Highland Advocacy and Participation Service to help ensure that young people with care experience are empowered, championed and supported to realise their potential and live a life full of opportunity and success.

The post holder will bring enthusiasm and drive to the role with a commitment to promoting and upholding the rights of care experienced people across the Highlands and through membership activities. The Participation Assistant will have a belief that young people can make transformational changes to their lives when given the right opportunities.

By the time you finish this traineeship, you will have developed excellent organisational skills and improved communication skills, as well as gaining a greater understanding of the importance of the role of the Participation Assistant. You will develop your group facilitating skills and become great at building relationships with children and young people and you will be a more confident public speaker.

The right candidate will be searching for an entry level position with the opportunity to develop and progress. Excellent communication skills are essential. Good IT skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft office packages would be beneficial.

To be eligible for this role you must be between the ages 16-29 years old, be Care Experienced, and not have any further or higher education qualifications. You will be seeking a chance to develop your organisational skills and gain valuable participation work experience.

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Advocacy and Participation Worker (North Lanarkshire)

  • Full time
  • £21,858 – £28,230
  • Bellshill
  • Closing 8th February 2019

Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.

The post holder will work directly with children and young people with experience of care in an individual relationship-based advocacy role and within participation and group activity. This unique role requires you to listen to what they say and support them to ensure their rights are upheld and their voices are heard in the processes of making decisions about their lives. You will also help facilitate a broad range of participatory and engagement opportunities, and create the conditions for collective advocacy, including the work of the Today Not Tomorrow (TNT) group and related Champions Board activity and reporting. This activity brings young people together, allowing them to develop confidence, a sense of belonging and the opportunity to identify common issues. You will help ensure their voices are heard by care corporate parents and communities, creating positive change.

You will be joining Who Cares? Scotland and working within the Lanarkshire locality team. Nationally and regionally, this is an exciting time to join, when the voices of those who are in or have experienced care are growing in power, individually and collectively - bringing with them insight, challenge, hope and change.

The right candidate will have a relevant qualification, to a minimum HNC/SVQ 3 (SCQF level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or equivalent work experience. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. You will be able to form positive working relationships with children and young people, and develop relationships with professional partners. You may also have experience delivering training or engaging a range of audiences and working collaboratively. You will be committed to children’s rights, inclusive working, equal opportunities, and believe that young people can make transformative change happen in their lives if given the opportunity. A full driving licence is also required, due to the requirements of this post.

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Advocacy and Participation Worker (East and West Dunbartonshire)

  • Full time
  • £21,858 – £28,230
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 8th February 2019

Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.

The post holder will work directly with children and young people with experience of care primarily in an individual relationship-based advocacy role. This role requires you to listen to what they say and support them to ensure their rights are upheld and their voices are heard in the processes of making decisions about their lives. You may also help facilitate participatory and engagement opportunities, and create the conditions for collective advocacy. This often brings young people together, allowing them to develop confidence, a sense of belonging and the opportunity to identify common issues. You will help ensure their voices are heard by care corporate parents and communities, creating positive change.

You will be joining Who Cares? Scotland and working within the North West team. This is an exciting time to join Who Cares? Scotland, when the voices of those who are in or have experienced care are growing in power, individually and collectively - bringing with them insight, challenge, hope and change.

The right candidate will have a relevant qualification, to a minimum HNC/SVQ 3 (SCQF level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or equivalent work experience. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. You will be able to form positive working relationships with children and young people, and maintain links with professional partners. You may also have experience delivering training or engaging a range of audiences and working collaboratively. You will be committed to children’s rights, inclusive working, equal opportunities, and believe that young people can make transformative change happen in their lives if given the opportunity. A full driving licence is also required, due to the requirements of the post.

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Advocacy and Participation Worker (East Ayrshire Council)

  • Full time
  • £21,858 – £28,230
  • Irvine
  • Closing 8th February 2019

Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.

The post holder will work directly with children and young people with experience of care primarily in an individual relationship-based advocacy role. This role requires you to listen to what they say and support them to ensure their rights are upheld and their voices are heard in the processes of making decisions about their lives. You may also help facilitate participatory and engagement opportunities, and create the conditions for collective advocacy. This often brings young people together, allowing them to develop confidence, a sense of belonging and the opportunity to identify common issues. You will help ensure their voices are heard by care corporate parents and communities, creating positive change.

You will be joining Who Cares? Scotland and working within the South West team. This is an exciting time to join Who Cares? Scotland, when the voices of those who are in or have experienced care are growing in power, individually and collectively - bringing with them insight, challenge, hope and change.

The right candidate will have a relevant qualification, to a minimum HNC/SVQ 3 (SCQF level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or equivalent work experience. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. You will be able to form positive working relationships with children and young people, and maintain links with professional partners. You may also have experience delivering training or engaging a range of audiences and working collaboratively. You will be committed to children’s rights, inclusive working, equal opportunities, and believe that young people can make transformative change happen in their lives if given the opportunity. A full driving licence is also required, due to the requirements of the post.

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Participation Assistant

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Based in East Lothian
  • Closing 5th April 2019

Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.

The Participation Assistant will support the work of the East Lothian Advocacy and Participation Service to help ensure that young people with care experience are empowered, championed and supported to realise their potential and live a life full of opportunity and success.

The post holder will bring enthusiasm and drive to the role with a commitment to promoting and upholding the rights of care experienced people across East Lothian and through membership activities. The Participation Assistant will have a belief that young people can make transformational changes to their lives when given the right opportunities.

By the time you finish this traineeship, you will have developed excellent organisational skills and improved communication skills. You will develop your group facilitating skills and become great at building relationships with children and young people and you will be a more confident public speaker.

The right candidate will be searching for an entry level position with the opportunity to develop and progress. Excellent communication skills are essential. Good IT skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft office packages would be beneficial, but is not essential.

To be eligible for this role you must be between the ages 18-26 years old, and be Care Experienced. You will be seeking a chance to develop your organisational skills and gain valuable participation work experience.

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South Lanarkshire Development Officer (Youth Participation & Engagement)

  • Full time
  • £21,858 – £28,230
  • Based Hamilton, with regional travel
  • Closing 10th May 2019

Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.

The post holder will facilitate participation and engagement of care-experienced children and young people from South Lanarkshire. The intention is to create opportunities for the voices, views and experiences of care experienced children and young people to be heard by professionals, carers and leaders, helping to bring about positive change. The post holder will work closely with partner organisations to develop a programme of engagement and participation activities, through this developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with these partner organisations. Core activities will include issue-based group work, forums and events, and the post-holder will need to utilise youth work and/or community engagement skills in this role.

The right candidate will have a relevant qualification, to a minimum HNC/SVQ 3 (SCQF level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or equivalent work experience. They will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. They will be able to form positive working relationships with children and young people and build links with professional partners, and have a strong affinity for working collaboratively. The right candidate will have managerial experience and skills and be comfortable managing and prioritising their workload to mead deadlines. They will be committed to children’s rights, inclusive working, equal opportunities, and believe that young people can make transformative change happen in their lives if given the opportunity. A full driving licence is also required, due to the regional remit of the post.

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Advocacy and Participation Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,909 – £36,943
  • Irvine
  • Closing 14th June 2019

Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s recognised national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.

The post holder will provide leadership and direct management of Who Cares? Scotland Advocacy and Participation Workers (APW’s) within the South West regional team. The South West regional team comprises of our services and staff within East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire and Inverclyde. The post holder will develop and lead on our advocacy and participation activity within the region and to contribute to the overall activity and strategic direction of Who Cares? Scotland in line with the organisations vision, mission and values. We are also developing our volunteering offer within the Region and the post holder would lead on this with Leadership colleagues.

The right candidate will have a relevant degree level qualification and have significant experience of motivating and leading a staff team as well as managing budgets and performance targets. A current full driving licence is also essential.

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