About the role
Are you passionate about improving the experiences and life opportunities of Scotland’s children who are in need of care and protection? This role offers an exciting opportunity to work as part of CELCIS’s Improving Care Experiences Team.
You will work in partnership with the Scottish Government, local authorities and their partners, third sector and other key stakeholders to improve services and outcomes for children in need of care and protection, with a particular focus on children in residential child care, foster care and kinship care.
You will form part of the Improving Care Experiences team, who provide a focal point for the improvement of experiences and services nationally and locally through supporting whole systems change. This will involve working externally with key stakeholders across the sector using a range of improvement approaches to create sustainable change that is grounded in evidence based practice.
You will be a compassionate, and caring individual who has strong relationship-building skills required to lead, support and encourage systemic and strategic change.
The post also requires the ability to travel throughout Scotland. The successful post holder may work flexibly and/or remotely with the requirement to travel to CELCIS in Glasgow for regular meetings.
You will have a relevant degree and/ or appropriate professional qualification, with significant experience in a range of directly relevant roles. You will have considerable experience of management, leading projects, and contributing to and realising an organisations strategic and business plans.
CELCIS is a leading improvement and innovation centre in Scotland. We improve children's lives by supporting people and organisations to drive long-lasting change in the services they need, and the practices used by people responsible for their care.
We want to see a world where children and young people at risk of harm or in need of care and protection have safe, healthy, happy, and loving childhoods, and are supported to be all they hope to be.
We work alongside the people and organisations involved in providing care, protection and support through public, private, and voluntary services including social work, education, health, justice, and housing, across Scotland and around the globe. Together we take bold steps to improve the lives of the most vulnerable babies, children, their families, and young people.
Our real strength is in our people. Team CELCIS is a friendly and skilled group of people who share a commitment to making a real and lasting difference in young lives.
Application deadline is 9 October 2019.