About the Royal Caledonian Education Trust
Our vision is to make Scotland a place where all children and young people, from serving personnel, reservist and veteran families can thrive, realise their potential and aspire towards a wide range of positive futures. We aim to become the sector leading children and young people’s Armed Forces charity; we listen to their experiences, respond to many unique challenges faced and provide empowering opportunities to amplify their voice to inspire lasting change at a local, regional and national level.
We are the only charity within Scotland dedicated to working directly with children and young people, from serving personnel, reservist and veteran families. We co-produce services based on unique challenges experienced with regard to mental health and wellbeing, education and learning, youth participation and the pursuit of positive futures. We nurture confidence and provide a platform to help others understand what children and young people from serving personnel, reservist and veteran families across Scotland are going through and help bring about big changes locally, regionally and nationally. We facilitate life-changing experiences, so our children and young people can learn new skills, develop in confidence and forge new friendships through shared experience and solidarity. We support growing numbers of young people who may be caring for loved ones, experiencing financial hardship or gaining qualifications at university or college. We listen and put their unique experiences first. We’re there for them every step of the way as they overcome significant challenges and we celebrate their success as they thrive and progress towards positive futures.
About the role of Participation Worker
You will implement a co-production approach to work directly with children and young people to develop, design and deliver a broad range of participatory projects. You will develop a network of forum groups, within the Highland & Moray region, which enable Armed Forces young people to forge new friendships, develop new skills and contribute their unique experiences, creativity and voice to shape campaigns to provide a platform to raise greater awareness and influence policy-making processes at a local, regional and national level. In addition, you will work in partnership with colleagues within the Armed Forces community as well as schools, colleges and third sector organisations to promote the impact of our projects and services as well as recruit children and young people to participate in activities.
About the person we are looking to join our team
To apply for this role, you will posses a relevant qualification (HNC/SVQ3/SCQF Level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or relevant work experience.
In addition, you will need a minimum of two years experience working in a youth work, community work or education setting. You will need to evidence experience of working with vulnerable young people as well as co-producing projects and planing activities with children and young people. You will need to demonstrate a working knowledge of child protection, GIRFEC as well as an awareness of and understanding of issues around children and young people participation. You will also be required to evidence knowledge and understanding of group dynamics, equality of opportunity and inclusion and an up-to-date knowledge of issues which affect young people.
If this vacancy sounds like you and you would like to discuss the role informally, please contact our Children and Young People Participation Manager, Nina Collins on 07990 031 658. To apply for this role, please submit your CV and covering letter (1000 words maximum) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Friday 24 September 2021.
Interviews will be held, via Zoom, on Friday 08 October 2021.
Please Note – An Enhanced Disclosure Scotland Check will be required as part of our selection process. This post will cover Highland and Moray region and will include a significant amount of travel. Therefore, a full driving licence and access to a car is required.