This vacancy has now closed


  • Advertised from 28th May 2020

Role

Do you have human rights knowledge and experience?

Are you passionate about protecting and promoting the rights of older people?

Do you want to improve the experiences of those living with dementia?

Scottish Care, in partnership with Life Changes Trust and the University of the West of Scotland, wishes to appoint a Human Rights Project Worker (Maternity cover) to support Rights Made Real: a three-year funded project focused on actively promoting the human rights of care home residents living with dementia.

The project has already been running for eighteen months and a range of creative and innovative projects are being funded which will benefit people living with dementia and show others how to make rights real in care homes. The arrival of COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the care home sector and there has never been a more important time to embed a human-rights based approach to the care and support of older persons. All partners in this project are committed to ensuring that older people, including those living with dementia, have a right to maintain strong connections with family and friends, with their communities and with the things that matter to them regardless of where they live. This has been very challenging during the pandemic. We believe that people of all ages, circumstances and conditions have a life to live, the right to thrive and hopes and dreams to achieve.

We are looking to for someone with a strong understanding/interest in human rights who shares our passion to join us.

This is a full-time post for 9 months, hosted by Scottish Care and based in Scottish Care’s offices in Ayr. However, it is anticipated that the post-holder may have to travel throughout Scotland supporting the care homes involved in the project.

Application notes

For an application pack please contact: laura.bennie@scottishcare.org

Closing date: Friday 19th June 2020, 12 Noon

Interview date: (by video call), Friday 26th June 2020