University Of Strathclyde
University Of Strathclyde

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Current vacancies

Individual Giving Manager

  • Full time
  • £45,585 – £51,283
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 4th March 2024

The Alumni & Development department would like to invite an experienced, senior fundraiser to join its successful and ambitious fundraising team as Individual Giving Manager. This is an exciting time to be joining the University as it celebrates its 60th anniversary year in 2024. This is an established role within the team and its primary role is to support student scholarships and student led activities. It is responsible for the strategic development of Strathclyde’s regular giving programme (including a telethon; Giving Day and direct mail campaigns) and a popular scholarships programme. The role contributes to the advancement of the University’s legacy and donor stewardship programmes. You will have line management responsibility (up to 4 staff) to support you in the development of these programmes. Ideally you will be a detail orientated project manager and someone who enjoys meeting new people, enabling you to conduct face to face meetings with potential major donors (often gifts of £5,000 - £25,000+).

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Restorative Justice Practice Development Adviser

  • Full time
  • £45,585 – £56,021
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th March 2024

The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) works towards ensuring that Scotland’s approach to children and young people in conflict with the law is rights-respecting; contributing to better outcomes for our children, young people and communities. We produce robust, ground-breaking work by bringing together children and young people’s contributions, research evidence, practice wisdom and system know-how to operate as a leader for child and youth justice thinking in Scotland and beyond.

CYCJ is looking to recruit a full-time Restorative Justice Practice Development Adviser to work alongside the part-time Practice Development Adviser. The post is fixed-term for one year; for someone with expertise in developing, supporting and understanding children and young people on the cusp of or involved in offending behaviour, with a particular focus on Restorative Justice.

The Scottish Government published their restorative justice action plan in 2019, where they committed to making restorative justice consistently available across Scotland. The role of Restorative Justice Practice Development Adviser presents an exciting opportunity to develop this area of work and support the Scottish Government’s vision.

Find out more on the delivery of restorative justice in Scotland: Restorative justice: action plan - gov.scot (gov.scot)

This post holder will join the practice and policy workstream within CYCJ to provide a national restorative justice project-management role for children and young people as part of the Scottish Government’s Restorative Justice Action Plan. The main focus of this role is to lead on the delivery of the Scottish Government Restorative Justice Action Plan specifically focusing on the rights and needs of children in conflict with the law, and more broadly within education. This post includes working closely with all stakeholders, including the Scottish Government and Community Justice Scotland, who lead on this work for adults. The post holder will work alongside the part-time adviser to contribute to the development and roll-out of restorative justice practices across Scotland. The role will also include supporting the work of the stakeholder group; working with colleagues to develop a project plan; representing the CYCJ at meetings, events and conferences; and leading on the development of knowledge exchange resources, activities and publications.

The post holder will also work with the CYCJ participation team to ensure the voices of children and young people are incorporated into any policies or practices moving forward.

This post reports to the Head of Practice Development within the Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice.

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Policy and Public Affairs Advisor

  • Full time
  • £36,024 – £44,263
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 17th March 2024

The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) works towards ensuring that Scotland’s approach to children and young people in conflict with the law is rights-respecting; contributing to better outcomes for our children, young people and communities. We produce robust ground-breaking work by bringing together children and young people’s contributions, research evidence, practice wisdom and system know-how to operate as a leader for child and youth justice thinking in Scotland and beyond. An evaluation of CYCJ, published in 2020, highlights how our significant contribution stems from our unique role and positioning:

‘CYCJ is a boundary-spanning intermediary organisation. Boundary spanners are capable of contributing to system change. Their work to redress the imbalances of information, to connect and share insight across groups, to coordinate people to collaborate on key issues as well as focused interventions on seemingly intractable issues can come together to create paradigm shifts in the system’.

Our focus for 2020-2025 is on supporting Scotland to comply with its international commitments for children and young people in conflict with the law in relation to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

We work across three workstreams: Practice and Policy Development, Research, and Participation & Engagement.

CYCJ is primarily funded by the Scottish Government and is based within the University of Strathclyde, in the School of Social Work and Social Policy. Our Executive Governance Group has oversight of CYCJ and our strategic direction, and consists of representatives from across policy, practice, research and lived experience.

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Practice Development Associate

  • Full time
  • £36,024 – £44,263
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th November 2023

The Children and Young People's Centre for Justice (CYCJ) ensures that Scotland’s approach to children and young people in conflict with the law is rights-respecting, contributing to better outcomes for our children, young people, their families and communities. Based at the University of Strathclyde, we produce robust internationally ground-breaking work, embedding children and young people’s contributions, research evidence, practice wisdom and system know-how to operate as a leader for child and youth justice thinking in Scotland and beyond.

Current system changes including the Children (Care and Justice) Bill, Children’s Hearing Re-design, and potential increase in the Age of Criminal Responsibility starkly highlight the urgent need for a national intervention approach to increase workforce competence and increase community confidence in these changes. To successfully uphold the UNCRC, #KeepThePromise, and remove children from adult justice systems we need robust child-friendly alternatives.

We are looking to recruit a Practice Development Associate to support work funded by the Promise Partnership. To work with the CYCJ practice team to develop and deliver training to support a national developmental intervention approach, suitable for a wide workforce (police/education/social work-children and families & justice/residential and secure care/third sector/foster carers/health).

The approach will be built on the founding principles of UNCRC, the Promise, and the GIRFEC national practice model to ensure that it can be embedded within universal practice and be non-stigmatising/labelling.

The post holder should be experienced in supporting the development and delivery of training.

To be considered for the role, you will have a good honours degree and/or equivalent professional experience) in appropriate discipline. You will have sufficient breadth or depth of knowledge in the relevant discipline/s to contribute the existing work of the Department. You will have the ability to conduct individual projects, work directly and independently with external partners.

Please note that this post is funded for 18 months. Secondments welcome.

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Development Manager (Science & Engineering)

  • Full time
  • £45,585 – £56,021
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 13th November 2023

The Alumni & Development team at Strathclyde would like to invite an experienced Development Manager to join their successful major gifts fundraising team. This is an exciting time to be joining the University as it celebrates its 60th anniversary year in 2024. You will be responsible for the strategic development of fundraising programmes for the University’s four faculties and, in particular, for our renowned Engineering and Science faculties. This role will raise funds through the development of relationships with a wide range of alumni, trusts and foundations and company supporters. You will be someone who enjoys meeting new people, conducting face-to-face meetings with potential donors for major gifts (often gifts of £25,000+). You will support a variety of fundraising campaigns to advance the University’s research and teaching and you will share its vision with donors through compelling funding proposals. You will be confident working with senior staff across the University to identify, involve and thank major donors. The role is also responsible for the line management of a major gift fundraising Officer and you will work closely and collaboratively with the wider fundraising team of 8 staff including 4 major gift fundraisers. You will work particularly closely with the Head of Philanthropy to support new campaigns and transformational giving opportunities. You will also be part of the department’s management team.

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Top job! Child Service’s Implementation Consultant

  • Full time
  • £45,585 – £56,021
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 1st September 2023

Change-makers sought! Do you want to help Scotland to Keep The Promise?

We’re looking for an innovative and experienced professional to help us improve the lives of children, young people, and care leavers by supporting the stability and security all children and young people have a right to.

We’re looking for someone to be part of our Children’s Services Implementation team who’ll bring passion, insight and expertise to our work, focused on making effective family support and, where needed, high-quality alternative care available to children and young people, their families and carers. This role will actively work alongside partners and stakeholders to create the readiness and conditions necessary to support transformational change.

This post involves working across and with children’s services, other partner organisations and with those who have lived experience, to support and embed impactful systems change and improvement. With others in the team, this post will support the development of genuine partnerships to facilitate staged-based and evidence-based approaches to change. At CELCIS we apply a variety of methodologies across our work and within this team, there is a particular focus on the use of implementation, complex change and system change approaches to drive, enable and embed sustainable change.

Central to the role is the ability to learn and apply these evidence-based approaches through skilled facilitation and coaching to support the implementation of innovative and evidence-based practices that will better meet the needs of children, families and carers. The role would suit candidates with the compassion, sensitivity, strong relationship-building skills and the ‘systems’ thinking, and approaches required to support, facilitate and encourage systemic and strategic change in practices.

Do you have experience of working within the children’s care and protection sector? Can you demonstrate a deep understanding of and commitment to the change and improvement set out in the Promise Change Plan, and respecting lived experience of care? Are you passionate about using a range of improvement approaches to make this happen?

You will have an appropriate professional qualification/relevant degree, with substantial practical experience and evidence of successful collaborative working, including preferably experience of using an improvement and implementation approach.

Does this sound like you? Apply now.

As a leading improvement and innovation centre in Scotland, CELCIS works to improve the lives of children and young people in need of care and protection, their families and carers. We do this by supporting people and organisations responsible for their care to make changes in services and in the practices and skills they use, all based on the needs and experiences of children and young people.

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Funding for the post: Like for all colleagues in the team, this post is initially funded for 12 months, with a further year of funding indicated by the Scottish Government. CELCIS has received funding in this way from Scottish Government since 2010 where we agree our funding level every year, as well as agree the indicative level.

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Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £35,308 – £43,155
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st July 2023

Each year, Strathclyde’s Major Gifts fundraising team generate millions to support leading research (in areas from vaccine development to stroke rehabilitation to sustainable development) and to also help our brilliant student body, making sure anyone can study at Strathclyde, irrespective of their financial circumstances. We now seek a dynamic new member of the team to foster fantastic relationships with our donors so that Strathclyde’s world-leading research can continue to make an impact and so that our student body remains as diverse as possible.

This is an exciting role in which you will be responsible for helping to drive forward our fundraising programme, particularly for the faculties of Engineering and Science. You will raise funds through relationships with alumni, trusts and foundations and companies. You’ll have the chance to onboard brand-new prospects as well as look after some of our long-standing supporters, holding face to face and online meetings as well as engaging them through events. You’ll also get to create compelling proposals alongside our academic friends, working with the team to identify and capitalise on the best opportunities for successful fundraising. To support you, you’ll be joining an experienced fundraising team of 8 staff including 4 major gift fundraisers with access to their knowledge and guidance.

You’ll have the chance to engage with successful Strathclyde graduates, major philanthropic funding organisations and the University’s leading academic staff. This is a fantastic opportunity for a fundraiser with a successful track-record to take the next step in their career.

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Participation Adviser

  • Full time
  • £31,396 – £34,980
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 30th July 2023

Do you want to help to improve how Scotland responds to children and young people who come into conflict with the law? Do you have a track record of delivering effective participation activity and working with key stakeholders? Are you approachable, courageous, optimistic, compassionate, innovative and determined? Then this new and exciting opportunity to work as a key part of CYCJ is for you.

As the Participation Adviser, you will split your time between supporting one of our Research Associates in the evaluation of the Scottish Child Interview Model (SCIM) through engaging with children, young people and families who have been part of this pilot in nine partnership areas, on behalf of the Scottish Government; and supporting the delivery of an ambitious participation strategy for CYCJ to help embed participation and the voice of lived experience across the youth justice sector.

You will have proven ability in engaging and building effective working relationships at all levels and a demonstrated ability to work autonomously. You will be able to communicate effectively to engage with children and young people with experience of the child protection and/or care and justice systems to amplify their voice and support systems change.

You will be part of the participation team and work closely with CYCJ staff who will lead on the delivery of a wide range of projects and programmes. You will be a self-starter who likes to be part of a team and who relishes challenges. You will require flexibility in your approach including travelling across Scotland and working outside of an office environment.

The post holder will report to the deputy director. Please note this is a full-time fixed term post for 12 months.

About CYCJ

CYCJ works towards ensuring that Scotland’s approach to children and young people in conflict with the law is rights-respecting, contributing to better outcomes for our children, young people and communities. Children and young people are at the heart of all our activity, although one of our key mechanism for change is by supporting policymakers and practitioners.

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Top job! Policy Implementation Lead

  • Full time
  • £44,414 – £54,421
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 18th April 2023

Change-makers sought!

Do you want to help Scotland to keep The Promise? Are you passionate about improving the experiences and life opportunities of Scotland’s children who need support, care and protection?

This is an exciting opportunity to work with CELCIS, the Centre for Excellence for Care and Protection, based at the University of Strathclyde.

We’re looking for an experienced, innovative, and values-driven policy lead. The post holder will work in partnership with children, young people and adults with lived experience, the Scottish Government, local authorities, health boards, education, the third sector, and other key stakeholders to improve policy development and implementation, services, experiences and outcomes for children in need of care and protection and their families and carers.

The role has a particular focus on understanding and translating evidence, including lived experience, to inform the strengthening of legal frameworks and policies that guide public bodies and public service responsibilities to babies, infants, children and young people who are affected by poverty, family stresses and strains, and who live with kinship, foster, or residential carers.

This will include attention to the Scottish Government’s Single Implementation Plan which has a focus on incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; the findings and recommendations of The Promise of the Independent Care Review in Scotland; the development of early family support; and implementation of the new National Child Protection Guidance.

This role is ideal for candidates with a keen interest in how Scotland’s law and policy interacts with developments in the UK, Europe and international bodies, such as the United Nations. It requires a strategic, analytical and a compassionate individual, who has the strong interpersonal and writing skills required to lead, support and encourage collaboration on activities that will achieve positive change with and for children, families, carers and workforces.

The role requires the ability to travel throughout Scotland and the post holder may work flexibly with the requirement to travel to CELCIS’s office in Glasgow for regular meetings.

We welcome and support applications from a range of backgrounds including lived experience.

The post is funded for 12 months, with a further year of funding indicated by the Scottish Government at this stage.

As a leading improvement and innovation centre in Scotland, at CELCIS we work to improve the lives of children and young people in need of care and protection, and their families and carers. We do this by supporting people and organisations responsible for their care to make changes in services and in the practices and skills they use, all based on the needs and experiences of children and young people.

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Top job! Child Protection Consultant

  • Full time
  • £44,414 – £54,421
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 16th April 2023

Change-makers sought!

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of the CELCIS Protecting Children programme supporting the improvement of child protection within the context of GIRFEC in Scotland.

We drive forward improvements by working in partnership to support systemic and strategic changes in processes, procedures, policy, planning and practice, carrying out a number of crucial functions in order to support Child Protection Committees (CPCs) to identify and manage the risk to children and young people, and to monitor and improve performance.

You will work alongside key stakeholders to support the delivery of the national Child Protection Improvement Programme (CPIP) and support the work of Child Protection Committees Scotland (CPCS) in delivering the revised National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland (2021). This role provides professional support to CPCS and its sub-groups with a view to making a positive difference in the lives of children and young people.

CPCS brings together multi-agency knowledge and expertise to the development, promotion and continuous improvement of public policy and best practices for the protection of children and young people across Scotland. It plays a leading role in the development and promotion of child protection policy and agrees on common standards and efficient and effective procedures. CPCS informs national child protection policy and practice, working alongside the Scottish Government to contribute to improved outcomes.

The successful candidate must have significant experience in Child Protection practice and strong knowledge of the sector and workforces responsible for supporting ‘looked after’ children in Scotland, and bring to this role a range of skills including negotiation, relationship building and communication skills.

Working knowledge of the role and function of a Child Protection Committee and the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland (2021) is essential.

We welcome and support applications from a range of backgrounds including lived experience.

The post is funded for 12 months, with a further year of funding indicated by the Scottish Government at this stage.

As a leading improvement and innovation centre in Scotland, at CELCIS we work to improve the lives of children and young people in need of care and protection, and their families and carers. We do this by supporting people and organisations responsible for their care to make changes in services and in the practices and skills they use, all based on the needs and experiences of children and young people.

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Participation Associate (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £34,308 – £42,155
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd April 2023

Change-makers sought!

Do you want to help Scotland to keep The Promise? Are you passionate about improving the experiences and life opportunities of Scotland’s children who are in need of support, care and protection?

Do you want to help to improve how Scotland cares for our infants, children and young people? Do you have a track record of delivering effective participation activity and working with key stakeholders? Are you approachable, courageous, optimistic, compassionate, innovative and determined? Then this exciting opportunity with CELCIS is for you!

As the Participation Associate, you will support the delivery of an ambitious participation and engagement strategy for CELCIS.

Suitable candidates will be highly skilled at developing relationships and have a strong track record in stakeholder management. Recent experience of leading participation activity that placed the voice of people with lived experience at the heart of practice and policy development, is also critical for this role.

The postholder will have proven ability in building effective working relationships at all levels and a demonstrated ability to develop and to lead new and innovative work.

You will work closely with the Policy Implementation Lead as well colleagues across CELCIS who lead on our projects and programmes. You will be a self-starter who likes to be part of and lead a team and you will relish challenges. This role requires the ability to work flexibly, working both within and outside office settings, travelling, and in non-core business hours.

We welcome and support applications from a range of backgrounds including lived experience.

This position is to provide maternity cover for a fixed term 12 month period.

Change is happening. Be part of it. Together we can make things better for children, young people and their families.

As a leading improvement and innovation centre in Scotland, at CELCIS we work to improve the lives of children and young people in need of care and protection, and their families and carers. We do this by supporting people and organisations responsible for their care to make changes in services and in the practices and skills they use, all based on the needs and experiences of children and young people. Read more here-https://www.celcis.org

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Participation Advisers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £29,619 – £33,314
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th October 2022

Do you want to help to improve how Scotland responds to children and young people who come into conflict with the law? Do you have a track record of delivering effective participation activity and working with key stakeholders? Are you approachable, courageous, optimistic, compassionate, innovative and determined? Then this new and exciting opportunity to work as a key part of Children & Young Person’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) is for you.

As the Participation Adviser, you will support the delivery of an ambitious participation strategy for CYCJ, be part of the ‘Reimagining Justice’ service, link with our Youth Justice Voices Project/STARR and help embed participation and the voice of lived experience across the youth justice sector.

You will have proven ability in engaging and building effective working relationships at all levels and a demonstrated ability to work autonomously. You will be able to communicate effectively to engage with children and young people with experience of the care and justice systems in order to amplify their voice and support systems change. You will be part of the participation team and work closely with CYCJ staff who will lead on the delivery of a wide range of projects and programmes.

You will be a self-starter who likes to be part of a team and who relishes challenges. You will require flexibility in your approach including working outside of an office environment.

The post holders will report to the deputy director. Secondments are welcome for both Part-time and Full-time posts. We would be grateful if you could state which role you wish to be considered for in your application.

About CYCJ

CYCJ works towards ensuring that Scotland’s approach to children and young people in conflict with the law is rights-respecting, contributing to better outcomes for our children, young people and communities. Children and young people are at the heart of all our activity, although one of our key mechanisms for change is by supporting policymakers and practitioners.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Ross Gibson, Practice Development Adviser, at ross.a.gibson@strath.ac.uk

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Prospect Research Assistant

  • Full time
  • £29,619 – £31,411
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 16th October 2022

Alumni & Development is responsible for the University’s relationship with its graduates, organisations, high net worth individuals and fundraising for key University initiatives. As part of the Operations and Research Team, you will have experience in prospect research along with the ability to multi-task efficiently while maintaining a high level of accuracy.

The post-holder will work with the Prospect Research Officer supporting the prospect research needs of eight fundraisers by identifying; researching and rating high net worth individuals and organisations that align with the University’s fundraising strategy, identifying event speakers and guests, suggest award nominees and writing honours congratulatory letters, prospect profiles, event briefings and due diligence reports.

The post-holder will also be responsible for recording prospect information in the alumni database. With strong investigative and research skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills, you will be a self-motivated, flexible, team player with a methodical approach to work tasks, excellent data entry, accuracy, time management and communication skills. Knowledge of the fundraising environment and The Raiser’s Edge would be an advantage.

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Administration Assistant

  • Part time
  • £20,600 – £22,847 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 12th June 2022

The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) works towards ensuring that Scotland’s approach to children and young people in conflict with the law is rights-respecting; contributing to better outcomes for our children, young people and communities. We produce robust ground-breaking work by bringing together children and young people’s contributions, research evidence, practice wisdom and system know-how to operate as a leader for child and youth justice thinking in Scotland and beyond.

We work across three workstreams: Practice and Policy Development, Research, and Participation and Engagement.

CYCJ is primarily funded by the Scottish Government and is based at the University of Strathclyde, in the School of Social Work and Social Policy. Our Executive Governance Group has oversight of CYCJ and our strategic direction, and consists of representatives from across policy, practice, research and lived experience.

To be considered for this role, you will be educated to a minimum of Higher grade level, or equivalent with relevant work experience in a similar role. You will have experience of working in a busy office environment and will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to interact with a range of stakeholders. You will be IT literate with proficiency in Microsoft Office packages and you will possess strong organisational skills, with the ability to work to deadlines.

An HNC in a relevant discipline is desirable, as is familiarity with relevant university policies and procedures.

Please note this is a part-time fixed term appointment (12 months) with indicative funding for another 2 years.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Beverley MacCabe, on 0141 444 8622 (beverley.maccabe@strath.ac.uk)

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Office Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,756 – £32,344
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 8th May 2022

The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) works towards ensuring that Scotland’s approach to children and young people in conflict with the law is rights-respecting; contributing to better outcomes for our children, young people and communities. We produce robust ground-breaking work by bringing together children and young people’s contributions, research evidence, practice wisdom and system know-how to operate as a leader for child and youth justice thinking in Scotland and beyond.

We work across three workstreams: Practice and Policy Development, Research, and, Participation and Engagement.

CYCJ is primarily funded by the Scottish Government and is based at the University of Strathclyde, in the School of Social Work and Social Policy. Our Executive Governance Group has oversight of CYCJ and our strategic direction, and consists of representatives from across policy, practice, research and lived experience.

We are seeking an Office Manager to manage the operations of the Centre, ensuring that CYCJ runs efficiently, controlling, planning and organising all office, administration and finance related duties.

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Stewardship Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,756 – £32,344
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th May 2022

The Alumni and Development department at the University of Strathclyde is delighted to be looking for a Stewardship Officer to join our team. The role is an exciting and varied one that covers all aspects of donor experience, across the University and within the department itself. Utilising your skills and talent you will have the opportunity to work with inspiring students and leading academics as you demonstrate the impact of donor funding has on the ground-breaking work at the University. This includes creating engaging content across numerous events and media including online, video, paper and print. Working closely with the team you will deliver a comprehensive stewardship plan, which focuses on providing an excellent donor experience; you will play a key role in supporting the donor journey for a wide range of supporters (alumni and individuals; regular and major donors; corporate supporters and charitable trusts & foundations).

This is a role that will appeal to someone with creativity and imagination but also someone who can display good project management skills. We welcome applications from those with customer service backgrounds, account management experience and those from outside the charity/higher education sector as we believe there is many transferable skills.

If you would like more information about the role, the workplace, our culture or the team please get in touch we can arrange a telephone call, zoom meeting or a campus tour.

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Participation Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,487 – £26,341 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 30th March 2022

Do you want to help to improve how Scotland responds to children and young people who come into conflict with the law? Do you have a track record of delivering effective participation activity and working with key stakeholders? Are you approachable, courageous, optimistic, compassionate, innovative and determined? Then this new and exciting opportunity to work as a key part of CYCJ is for you.

As a participation worker, you will support the delivery of an ambitious participation strategy for CYCJ, be part of the ‘Reimagining Justice with Children and Young People’ service, link with our Youth Justice Voices Project and help embed participation and the voice of lived experience across the youth justice sector.

You will have proven ability in engaging and building effective working relationships at all levels and a demonstrated ability to work autonomously. You will be able to communicate effectively with children and young people, as well as partners from various settings.

You will work closely with Practice Development Advisors and other CYCJ staff who will lead on the delivery of a wide range of projects and programmes. You will be a self-starter who likes to be part of a team and relishes challenges. You will require flexibility in your approach, including working outside of an office environment.

You will use your knowledge, expertise and experience of justice systems to advise, support and guide others.

The post holder will report to the Practice Development Advisor for participation.

About CYCJ

CYCJ works towards ensuring that Scotland’s approach to children and young people in conflict with the law is rights-respecting, contributing to better outcomes for our children, young people and communities. Children and young people are at the heart of all our activity, although one of our key mechanisms for change is supporting policymakers and practitioners.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Ross Gibson, Practice Development Adviser, at ross.a.gibson@strath.ac.uk.

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Alumni Relations Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,331 – £31,866
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 13th February 2022

The University of Strathclyde seeks to appoint an Alumni Relations Officer with a particular focus on marketing and communications. This is an exciting time to join the Alumni Relations team, as new digital initiatives are launched and innovative ways of communicating with our 183,000 strong global alumni community are explored.

You will be a confident and professional individual with an ability to work towards and achieve targets. You will help to deliver Strathclyde’s alumni engagement strategy through managing, developing and evaluating a suite of digital/printed engagement tools.

With the aim of developing a warm and engaged community of alumni ambassadors, you will create and produce engaging content to be used on the web, by email, on social media and within Strathclyde Connect (the University’s alumni engagement platform). This will include written case studies, video interviews with senior alumni, news articles and blogs. You will also manage printed materials including marketing leaflets and events collateral.

Working with an external provider, you will develop our use of Strathclyde Connect and be tasked with increasing engagement and membership – to grow Strathclyde’s virtual global alumni community.

A pro-active, positive and dynamic individual, the Alumni Relations Officer will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work on their own initiative to drive ideas forward. With an eye for detail and relevant marketing and communications experience, you will enjoy working as part of a small team to deliver impressive results.

Experience or knowledge of alumni relations in the HE sector is desirable.

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IICF Project Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,309 – £40,927
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th December 2021

Join an exciting and dynamic team at the Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures, and help drive its successful real-world impact in this next phase of our work. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of an initiative that is steering improvements that impact on children and families’ lives in Scotland and across the world.

We are looking for a capable and experienced Project Manager to support our drive forward, and help grow our partnerships across a range of sectors and disciplines, across the University and around the world, to make a real impact for and with children. Suitable candidates will thrive in a leadership role within a fast-paced and mission-driven environment.

This post is initially and primarily associated with the Serving the Future partnership project, with the expectation that further opportunities are soon to arise related to other major projects.

The post holder will report to the Executive Director in the first instance, and the staff structure will develop further as we make further appointments.

About the Serving the Future project

The role will be part of team of researchers, facilitators, employers and national policy-makers working with collaboratively with business and utilising evidence and innovation to build create change. It is part of the new Serving the Future project, a partnership between with The Fraser of Allander Institute, the Institute for Inspiring Children’s Future at Strathclyde University, and the Poverty Alliance.

Serving the Future is a 3-year project that will work with employers and related public services, as well as people in poverty, to identify and implement meaningful change to reduce the risk of in-work poverty, and in turn, reduce the numbers of children living in poverty. It will be informed by a research programme working with people with experience of in-work poverty.

About Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures

The University of Strathclyde’s IICF is an international research and policy implementation group with a collective vision of ensuring that children and young people have what they need to reach their full potential, particularly those who experience adversity.

Now with sustained University commitment, we are growing our staff team, building on our global engagement work and strengthening our multi-disciplinary links across the University, to bring greater impact for children and their families.

Please note this is a fixed term role with an expected initial duration of 24 months

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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IICF Office Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £28,756 – £32,344 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th December 2021

Join an exciting and dynamic team at the Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures in this new phase of our work. We are looking for an excellent, energetic and experienced administrator to support our drive forward to grow our partnerships across a range of sectors and disciplines, across the University and around the world, to make a real impact for, and with, children internationally.

Are you approachable, organised, adaptable, innovative and highly capable? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing demands? Then this new opportunity, to work at the heart of the IICF and build a strong foundation for its next phase of development, is for you, and we’d like to hear from you.

As the IICF Office Co-ordinator, you will develop and sustain excellent relationships with stakeholders; develop, adapt an navigate through systems to support flexible project management and operational delivery; and take a leading role in financial reporting and management processes.

You will have extensive skills in developing new initiatives and projects, leading in project implementation and review, and working in a team of interdisciplinary academics, professional services staff and external stakeholders.

You will work closely with others to help the University achieve its Strategic Vision through the work of IICF and in the process, to establish IICF in its work going forward.

The post holders will report to the Executive Director in the first instance, and the staff structure will develop further as we make more appointments.

About Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures

The University of Strathclyde’s IICF is an international research and policy implementation group with a collective vision of ensuring that children and young people have what they need to reach their full potential, particularly those who experience adversity.

Now with sustained University commitment, we are growing our staff team, building on our global engagement work and strengthening our multi-disciplinary links across the University, to bring greater impact for children and their families.

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IICF Research Assistant

  • Part time
  • £28,756 – £32,344 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st November 2021

Join an exciting and dynamic team at the Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures, and help drive ourresearch to achieve successful real-world impact, in this next phase of our work. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of an initiative that impacts on children and families’ lives throughout Scotland, with lessons to apply around the world.

We are looking to appoint a Research Assistant to assist in the delivery of scenarios research activities, as part of a new ‘Serving the Future’ partnership project team, and in particular, to manage a scenario project based in a co-production approach within the hospitality sector, working under the general supervision of senior colleagues.

You will co-produce scenarios with employers in the hospitality sector, and with people with experience of living in poverty; you will also conduct literature reviews, develop questionnaires, conduct surveys, collect and collate data.

You will manage and prioritise your own workload and ensure that all activities are completed to deadlines, and you will write up the results of your own research and contribute to the production of research reports and publications as part of this partnership project.

To be considered for the role, you will be approachable, adaptable and a team-player. You will have a higher degree, and sufficient knowledge, skills and experience in scenario planning and futures approaches. You will have knowledge of appropriate scenarios research methods, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen and engage, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.

This post is primarily associated with the Serving the Future partnership project. The post holder will report to the IICF Project Manager.

About the Serving the Future project

You will be part of team of researchers, facilitators, employers and national policy-makers working with collaboratively with business and utilising evidence and innovation to build create change. It is part of the new Serving the Future project, a partnership between with The Fraser of Allander Institute and the Strathclyde Business School; the Institute for Inspiring Children’s Future, and the Poverty Alliance.

Serving the Future project will work with employers and related public services, as well as people in poverty, to identify and implement meaningful change to reduce the risk of in-work poverty, and in turn, reduce the numbers of children living in poverty. It will be informed by a research programme working with people with experience of in-work poverty.

About Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures

The University of Strathclyde’s IICF is an international research and policy implementation group with a collective vision of ensuring that children and young people have what they need to reach their full potential, particularly those who experience adversity.

Now with sustained University commitment, we are growing our staff team, building on our global engagement work and strengthening our multi-disciplinary links across the University, to bring greater impact for children and their families.

Please note this is a part time (0.4FTE) role and fixed term for an expected duration of 12 months

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Alumni Fund Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,756 – £32,344
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 18th October 2021

The University of Strathclyde seeks to appoint an Alumni Fund Officer to work within the Alumni and Development team. This role will involve delivering a programme of fundraising activities to secure support for the University and its Alumni Fund.

You will deliver a range of fundraising projects and these will include: telethon campaigns, direct mail, digital projects (Giving Day campaigns), events and face-to-face fundraising. Working across the University, you will work with leading academic staff and talented students.

The University’s Alumni Fund helps students to have an outstanding student experience by funding a range of projects including scholarships, international development and community programmes, teaching and learning experiences, and student-led projects. You will manage the bi-annual funding application process and raise awareness of the Fund to the student community.

This is an exciting time to be part of the Individual Giving team at Strathclyde as you will have the opportunity to establish and develop new fundraising projects. You will need to have strong project management skills and the ability to create impactful content across a range of fundraising channels.

The successful candidate will have fundraising experience (in the Higher Education or charity sector) and will be looking to take the next step in their career as a fundraising professional.

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Development Assistant

  • Full time
  • £20,600 – £22,847
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 14th October 2021

The University of Strathclyde seeks to appoint a Development Assistant to work within the Alumni & Development team. You will provide operational support for a busy fundraising team, who are engaging with the University’s global community of alumni and friends to seek philanthropic support.

You will need to have strong administrative experience, gained in a customer focused environment, as you will be responsible for providing the team with a wide range of support. The Development Assistant will maintain the team’s administrative systems including financial processes, and support the effective running of the wider department. The post holder will further liaise with University donors, help to organise meetings, plan and co-ordinate complex international travel itineraries, support the delivery of events and assist Alumni Fund fundraising activities.

If you are passionate about higher education, and supporting projects which will benefit students, then you could have the opportunity to help to deliver an ambitious fundraising strategy.

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Top job! Protecting Children Consultant

  • Full time
  • £41,526 – £51,034
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st May 2021

Change-makers sought!

Do you want to help Scotland to Keep The Promise?

We’re looking for an experienced professional to continue our work in the care and protection of Scotland’s children.

As a leading improvement and innovation centre in Scotland, CELCIS works to improve the lives of children and young people in need of care and protection, and their families and carers, by supporting people and organisations responsible for their care to make changes in services and in the practices and skills they use.

We’re looking for a new consultant to join our Protecting Children team who’ll bring insight and first-hand practitioner experience of child protection to our work.

Do you have significant experience and knowledge of child protection and children’s services practice and policy? Could you support the improvement of children’s assessment and care planning processes, decision-making, policy and practice in Scotland? And the essential delivery of the national Child Protection Improvement Programme (CPIP) too? If so, this could be the role for you.

Central to the role is the ability to work closely with our partners to support them to implement improvements designed to support families and provide early help, prevent harm and protect our children and young people living in fragile circumstances. Alongside a deep commitment to making lasting, positive change, our new team member will need to have an excellent understanding of the complexity of multi-agency collaborative working.

The role would suit candidates who are strategic thinkers with a range of skills including excellent relationship building, communication and negotiating skills, the ability to work collaboratively with children, families, care experienced people and other groups and partners (including local authorities, third sector partners, Health Boards and Partnerships, Police Scotland, the Care Inspectorate, Child Protection Committees and the Scottish Government).

You will have an appropriate professional qualification / relevant degree, with substantial experience and a track record in collaborative working in services for children and young people.

Does this sound like you? We are working across the country, at local and national level, to help realise The Promise of the Independent Care Review. Change is happening. Be part of it. Together we can make things better for children, young people and their families and carers..

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