Staf
Staf

Charity registered in Scotland SC030522

Staf (the Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum) exists to change and improve the life opportunities of all young people leaving care by working with front line practitioners and managers, and providing a voice for care experienced young people. As a membership organisation, we host national events where we bring together the people who know what needs to change and then work with influencers who can make the changes happen.

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Communications & Connecting Members Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,880
  • Glasgow (Home based)
  • Closing 14th April 2024

Anyone working in Throughcare and Aftercare will already know who we are and what we do. That we have a strong reputation for living our values and are well respected for our approach to co-design with care experienced young people transitioning into adulthood, care leavers, and the workforce that supports them.

For anyone else reading this advert, you should know that we are Scotland’s only national charity and membership organisation for all those working with young people leaving care. We have a unique blend of statutory, third sector and private sector members who have the responsibility and accountability to improve the life chances of Scotland's care-experienced young people, and we support them through the following 5 pillars of our strategic plan:

  • Listening to Young People
  • Connecting Members
  • Influencing Policy
  • A system that privileges relationships
  • All underpinned by: Good Governance.

At the centre of all our work is the voice of young people/adults leaving care and making the change to the system, policy and practice that will allow them to live happy successful lives on their own terms.

As we orientate to delivering on the Promise in 2024 and beyond, and to ensure the rights and voices of care experienced people and the workforce around them are heard, we are building capacity into the operational management of our team to accelerate our strategic priorities.

So if Staf sounds like the type of organisation you would like to contribute to; if you are open to working hard to support the internal culture and approach to being part of a small team that has each other’s back to deliver on our strategic priorities as you do the work itself; and if you have the required skills and experience to ‘hit the ground running’ then we would love to hear from you.

In return we can offer you the salary, annual leave and pension contribution outlined in the job description; flexibility over work base; an internal organisational culture committed to space for reflective supervision and team committed to working in a trauma-informed way and living our Values, We Listen. We Care. We Love.

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Youth Development Worker (Youth Justice Voices)

  • Part time
  • £28,500 pro-rata
  • Home-based although most of your time will be planning and facilitating participation work in Aberdeen and work from our participation space/office in Glasgow as and when required (Remote)
  • Closing 14th April 2024

Anyone working in Throughcare and Aftercare will already know who we are and what we do. That we have a strong reputation for living our values and are well respected for our approach to co-design with care experienced young people transitioning into adulthood, care leavers, and the workforce that supports them.

For anyone else reading this advert, you should know that we are Scotland’s only national charity and membership organisation for all those working with young people leaving care. We have a unique blend of statutory, third sector and private sector members who have the responsibility and accountability to improve the life chances of Scotland's care-experienced young people, and we support them through the following 5 pillars of our strategic plan:

  • Listening to Young People
  • Connecting Members
  • Influencing Policy
  • A system that privileges relationships
  • All underpinned by: Good Governance.

At the centre of all our work is the voice of young people/adults leaving care and making the change to the system, policy and practice that will allow them to live happy successful lives on their own terms.

As we orientate to delivering on the Promise in 2024 and beyond, and to ensure the rights and voices of care experienced people and the workforce around them are heard, we are building capacity into the operational management of our team to accelerate our strategic priorities.

So if Staf sounds like the type of organisation you would like to contribute to; if you are open to working hard to support the internal culture and approach to being part of a small team that has each other’s back to deliver on our strategic priorities as you do the work itself; and if you have the required skills and experience to ‘hit the ground running’ then we would love to hear from you.

In return we can offer you the salary, annual leave and pension contribution outlined in the job description; flexibility over work base; an internal organisational culture committed to space for reflective supervision and team committed to working in a trauma-informed way and living our Values, We Listen. We Care. We Love.

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Top job! Policy & Partnerships Manager

  • Full time
  • £39,928
  • Home-based although must be able to work from our participation space/office in Glasgow
  • Closing 21st January 2024

Anyone working in Throughcare and Aftercare will already know who we are and what we do. That we have a strong reputation for living our values and are well respected for our approach to co-design with care experienced young people transitioning into adulthood, care leavers, and the workforce that supports them.

For anyone else reading this advert, you should know that we are Scotland’s only national charity and membership organisation for all those working with young people leaving care. We have a unique blend of statutory, third sector and private sector members who have the responsibility and accountability to improve the life chances of Scotland's care-experienced young people, and we support them through the following 5 pillars of our strategic plan:

  • Listening to Young People
  • Connecting Members
  • Influencing Policy
  • A system that privileges relationships
  • All underpinned by: Good Governance.

At the centre of all our work is the voice of young people/adults leaving care and making the change to the system, policy and practice that will allow them to live happy successful lives on their own terms.

As we orientate to delivering on the Promise in 2024 and beyond, and to ensure the rights and voices of care experienced people and the workforce around them are heard, we are building capacity into the operational management of our team to accelerate our strategic priorities.

So if Staf sounds like the type of organisation you would like to contribute to; if you are open to working hard to support the internal culture and approach to being part of a small team that has each other’s back to deliver on our strategic priorities as you do the work itself; and if you have the required skills and experience to ‘hit the ground running’ then we would love to hear from you.

In return we can offer you the salary, annual leave and pension contribution outlined in the job description; flexibility over work base; an internal organisational culture committed to space for reflective supervision and team committed to working in a trauma-informed way and living our Values, We Listen. We Care. We Love.

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This vacancy has now closed

Care and Justice Participation Lead

  • Full time
  • £30,795
  • Home-based although must be able to work from our participation space/office in Glasgow
  • Closing 21st January 2024

Anyone working in Throughcare and Aftercare will already know who we are and what we do. That we have a strong reputation for living our values and are well respected for our approach to co-design with care experienced young people transitioning into adulthood, care leavers, and the workforce that supports them.

For anyone else reading this advert, you should know that we are Scotland’s only national charity and membership organisation for all those working with young people leaving care. We have a unique blend of statutory, third sector and private sector members who have the responsibility and accountability to improve the life chances of Scotland's care-experienced young people, and we support them through the following 5 pillars of our strategic plan:

  • Listening to Young People
  • Connecting Members
  • Influencing Policy
  • A system that privileges relationships
  • All underpinned by: Good Governance.

At the centre of all our work is the voice of young people/adults leaving care and making the change to the system, policy and practice that will allow them to live happy successful lives on their own terms.

As we orientate to delivering on the Promise in 2024 and beyond, and to ensure the rights and voices of care experienced people and the workforce around them are heard, we are building capacity into the operational management of our team to accelerate our strategic priorities.

So if Staf sounds like the type of organisation you would like to contribute to; if you are open to working hard to support the internal culture and approach to being part of a small team that has each other’s back to deliver on our strategic priorities as you do the work itself; and if you have the required skills and experience to ‘hit the ground running’ then we would love to hear from you.

In return we can offer you the salary, annual leave and pension contribution outlined in the job description; flexibility over work base; an internal organisational culture committed to space for reflective supervision and team committed to working in a trauma-informed way and living our Values, We Listen. We Care. We Love.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Youth Development Worker (Care Experience Community)

  • Full time
  • £28,500
  • Home-based although must be able to work from our participation space/office in Glasgow
  • Closing 21st January 2024

Anyone working in Throughcare and Aftercare will already know who we are and what we do. That we have a strong reputation for living our values and are well respected for our approach to co-design with care experienced young people transitioning into adulthood, care leavers, and the workforce that supports them.

For anyone else reading this advert, you should know that we are Scotland’s only national charity and membership organisation for all those working with young people leaving care. We have a unique blend of statutory, third sector and private sector members who have the responsibility and accountability to improve the life chances of Scotland's care-experienced young people, and we support them through the following 5 pillars of our strategic plan:

  • Listening to Young People
  • Connecting Members
  • Influencing Policy
  • A system that privileges relationships
  • All underpinned by: Good Governance.

At the centre of all our work is the voice of young people/adults leaving care and making the change to the system, policy and practice that will allow them to live happy successful lives on their own terms.

As we orientate to delivering on the Promise in 2024 and beyond, and to ensure the rights and voices of care experienced people and the workforce around them are heard, we are building capacity into the operational management of our team to accelerate our strategic priorities.

So if Staf sounds like the type of organisation you would like to contribute to; if you are open to working hard to support the internal culture and approach to being part of a small team that has each other’s back to deliver on our strategic priorities as you do the work itself; and if you have the required skills and experience to ‘hit the ground running’ then we would love to hear from you.

In return we can offer you the salary, annual leave and pension contribution outlined in the job description; flexibility over work base; an internal organisational culture committed to space for reflective supervision and team committed to working in a trauma-informed way and living our Values, We Listen. We Care. We Love.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Operational Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,870
  • Home-based with frequent requirements to be office based in Glasgow (travel expenses paid)
  • Closing 21st January 2024

Anyone working in Throughcare and Aftercare will already know who we are and what we do. That we have a strong reputation for living our values and are well respected for our approach to co-design with care experienced young people transitioning into adulthood, care leavers, and the workforce that supports them.

For anyone else reading this advert, you should know that we are Scotland’s only national charity and membership organisation for all those working with young people leaving care. We have a unique blend of statutory, third sector and private sector members who have the responsibility and accountability to improve the life chances of Scotland's care-experienced young people, and we support them through the following 5 pillars of our strategic plan:

  • Listening to Young People
  • Connecting Members
  • Influencing Policy
  • A system that privileges relationships
  • All underpinned by: Good Governance.

At the centre of all our work is the voice of young people/adults leaving care and making the change to the system, policy and practice that will allow them to live happy successful lives on their own terms.

As we orientate to delivering on the Promise in 2024 and beyond, and to ensure the rights and voices of care experienced people and the workforce around them are heard, we are building capacity into the operational management of our team to accelerate our strategic priorities.

So if Staf sounds like the type of organisation you would like to contribute to; if you are open to working hard to support the internal culture and approach to being part of a small team that has each other’s back to deliver on our strategic priorities as you do the work itself; and if you have the required skills and experience to ‘hit the ground running’ then we would love to hear from you.

In return we can offer you the salary, annual leave and pension contribution outlined in the job description; flexibility over work base; an internal organisational culture committed to space for reflective supervision and team committed to working in a trauma-informed way and living our Values, We Listen. We Care. We Love.

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This vacancy has now closed

Throughcare and Aftercare Supportive Workforce Lead

  • Full time
  • £39,928
  • Home-based although must be able to work from our participation space/office in Glasgow
  • Closing 21st January 2024

Anyone working in Throughcare and Aftercare will already know who we are and what we do. That we have a strong reputation for living our values and are well respected for our approach to co-design with care experienced young people transitioning into adulthood, care leavers, and the workforce that supports them.

For anyone else reading this advert, you should know that we are Scotland’s only national charity and membership organisation for all those working with young people leaving care. We have a unique blend of statutory, third sector and private sector members who have the responsibility and accountability to improve the life chances of Scotland's care-experienced young people, and we support them through the following 5 pillars of our strategic plan:

  • Listening to Young People
  • Connecting Members
  • Influencing Policy
  • A system that privileges relationships
  • All underpinned by: Good Governance.

At the centre of all our work is the voice of young people/adults leaving care and making the change to the system, policy and practice that will allow them to live happy successful lives on their own terms.

As we orientate to delivering on the Promise in 2024 and beyond, and to ensure the rights and voices of care experienced people and the workforce around them are heard, we are building capacity into the operational management of our team to accelerate our strategic priorities.

So if Staf sounds like the type of organisation you would like to contribute to; if you are open to working hard to support the internal culture and approach to being part of a small team that has each other’s back to deliver on our strategic priorities as you do the work itself; and if you have the required skills and experience to ‘hit the ground running’ then we would love to hear from you.

In return we can offer you the salary, annual leave and pension contribution outlined in the job description; flexibility over work base; an internal organisational culture committed to space for reflective supervision and team committed to working in a trauma-informed way and living our Values, We Listen. We Care. We Love.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Learning & Development Lead

  • Full time
  • £39,928
  • Home-based although must be able to work from our participation space/office in Glasgow
  • Closing 21st January 2024

Anyone working in Throughcare and Aftercare will already know who we are and what we do. That we have a strong reputation for living our values and are well respected for our approach to co-design with care experienced young people transitioning into adulthood, care leavers, and the workforce that supports them.

For anyone else reading this advert, you should know that we are Scotland’s only national charity and membership organisation for all those working with young people leaving care. We have a unique blend of statutory, third sector and private sector members who have the responsibility and accountability to improve the life chances of Scotland's care-experienced young people, and we support them through the following 5 pillars of our strategic plan:

  • Listening to Young People
  • Connecting Members
  • Influencing Policy
  • A system that privileges relationships
  • All underpinned by: Good Governance.

At the centre of all our work is the voice of young people/adults leaving care and making the change to the system, policy and practice that will allow them to live happy successful lives on their own terms.

As we orientate to delivering on the Promise in 2024 and beyond, and to ensure the rights and voices of care experienced people and the workforce around them are heard, we are building capacity into the operational management of our team to accelerate our strategic priorities.

So if Staf sounds like the type of organisation you would like to contribute to; if you are open to working hard to support the internal culture and approach to being part of a small team that has each other’s back to deliver on our strategic priorities as you do the work itself; and if you have the required skills and experience to ‘hit the ground running’ then we would love to hear from you.

In return we can offer you the salary, annual leave and pension contribution outlined in the job description; flexibility over work base; an internal organisational culture committed to space for reflective supervision and team committed to working in a trauma-informed way and living our Values, We Listen. We Care. We Love.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Operational Support Officer (Comms, Events and Projects)

  • Full time
  • £23,870
  • Home-based with frequent requirements to be office based in Glasgow (travel expenses paid)
  • Closing 21st January 2024

Anyone working in Throughcare and Aftercare will already know who we are and what we do. That we have a strong reputation for living our values and are well respected for our approach to co-design with care experienced young people transitioning into adulthood, care leavers, and the workforce that supports them.

For anyone else reading this advert, you should know that we are Scotland’s only national charity and membership organisation for all those working with young people leaving care. We have a unique blend of statutory, third sector and private sector members who have the responsibility and accountability to improve the life chances of Scotland's care-experienced young people, and we support them through the following 5 pillars of our strategic plan:

  • Listening to Young People
  • Connecting Members
  • Influencing Policy
  • A system that privileges relationships
  • All underpinned by: Good Governance.

At the centre of all our work is the voice of young people/adults leaving care and making the change to the system, policy and practice that will allow them to live happy successful lives on their own terms.

As we orientate to delivering on the Promise in 2024 and beyond, and to ensure the rights and voices of care experienced people and the workforce around them are heard, we are building capacity into the operational management of our team to accelerate our strategic priorities.

So if Staf sounds like the type of organisation you would like to contribute to; if you are open to working hard to support the internal culture and approach to being part of a small team that has each other’s back to deliver on our strategic priorities as you do the work itself; and if you have the required skills and experience to ‘hit the ground running’ then we would love to hear from you.

In return we can offer you the salary, annual leave and pension contribution outlined in the job description; flexibility over work base; an internal organisational culture committed to space for reflective supervision and team committed to working in a trauma-informed way and living our Values, We Listen. We Care. We Love.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Youth Justice Participation Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,993 – £30,815
  • Home-based with regular travel throughout Scotland
  • Closing 11th November 2022

Staf are delighted to be recruiting for a new role to support the expansion of Youth Justice Voices, Staf and the Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) national participation project for care and justice experienced young people.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right applicant to support a prestigious, creative and dynamic youth-led project which is influencing real change in the care and justice systems in Scotland. If you are passionate about driving change and developing meaningful participation opportunities and relationships with young people, then we want to hear from you.

Background:

Established in 1998, Staf (Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum) is a membership organisation for all those working with young people leaving care. Staf is a national organisation which represents all 32 Local authorities in Scotland and is funded by membership fees, Scottish Government and other major charities. At the centre of all our work is the voice of young people leaving care and making the change that will allow them to live happy successful lives on their own terms.

Over the past 3 years we have been working in partnership with

The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ)creatively amplifying the voice of care and justice experienced young people through our national youth-led participation projectYouth Justice Voices.

The role

Thanks to funding from The Promise (A Good Childhood) this is an exciting opportunity to use your youth work skills to influence change and amplify the voice of care experienced young people within the justice systems by supporting us to expand Youth Justice Voices into a national network, with a specific focus on establishing youth-led steering groups beyond the central belt.

With a qualification in Community Education and a proven track record the successful applicant will engage with young people with experience of the care and justice systems in order to amplify their voice and support systems change. This will be done in a collaborative way with Youth Justice Voices staff, young people and partner agencies to expand the work of the project into a national network.

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Top job! Learning, Evidence and Impact Lead

  • Part time
  • £30,436 – £42,146 pro-rata
  • Home based
  • Closing 27th May 2022

As part of Life Changes Trust's legacy work, Staf are delighted to be recruiting for a new role to create an online learning channel which will host the outcomes and learning from the many amazing projects funded during the past 5 years. Working with people with lived experience, you will lead on the channel's development and creating an evidence and impact strategy for Staf.

About Staf

Staf is Scotland’s membership organisation for all those involved in the lives of young people leaving care, with over 70 members across the public, third and independent sectors. Our vision is that the wellbeing and success of young people leaving care in Scotland is indistinguishable from their peers in the general population.

We work with and alongside young people and those who support them to achieve our vision through participation projects, the development of policy and practice and our programme of learning events.

The role

We are delighted to be creating a new role, as part of Life Changes Trust's Legacy work, to ensure that the learning of the many projects LCT have supported over the past 5 years is brought to life on an online Learning Channel.

The successful applicant will lead on the development of our online Learning Channel which will host the Life Changes Trust legacy work and to support the development of an evidencing and impact strategy for the organisation. The post-holder must have a commitment to working with people with lived experience and in ensuring their views and aspirations are central to the development of the Learning Channel.

Working with a steering group of Staf members and people with care experience, you will design and deliver a series of workshops, online events and roundtables across Scotland to develop the online learning channel, and a series of "how to" guides, using the learning from LCTs projects.

You will also play a key role in the development of an evidencing and impact tool for Staf.

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Youth Justice Participation Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,993 – £30,815 pro-rata
  • Home based with regular meetings in Glasgow
  • Closing 27th May 2022

Staf are delighted to be recruiting for a new role to support the expansion of Youth Justice Voices, Staf and the Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) national participation project for care and justice experienced young people.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right applicant to support a prestigious, creative and dynamic youth-led project which is influencing real change in the care and justice systems in Scotland. If you are passionate about driving change and developing meaningful participation opportunities and relationships with young people then we want to hear from you.

Background:

Established in 1998, Staf (Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum) is a membership organisation for all those working with young people leaving care. Staf is a national organisation which represents all 32 Local authorities in Scotland and is funded by membership fees, Scottish Government and other major charities. At the centre of all our work is the voice of young people leaving care and making the change that will allow them to live happy successful lives on their own terms.

Over the past 3 years we have been working in partnership with The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) creatively amplifying the voice of care and justice experienced young people through our national youth-led participation project Youth Justice Voices.

The role

Thanks to funding from The Promise (A Good Childhood) this is an exciting opportunity to use your youth work skills to influence change and amplify the voice of care experienced young people within the justice systems by supporting us to expand Youth Justice Voices into a national network, with a specific focus on establishing youth-led steering groups beyond the central belt.

With a qualification in Community Education and a proven track record the successful applicant will engage with young people with experience of the care and justice systems in order to amplify their voice and support systems change. This will be done in a collaborative way with Youth Justice Voices staff, young people and partner agencies to expand the work of the project into a national network.

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Board Treasurer

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 4th February 2022

Staf, (the Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum) is the only national membership organisation in Scotland working with care experienced young people and the professionals who support them, with the vision of creating a country where the wellbeing and success of young people leaving care is indistinguishable from that of their peers in the general population.

Our current Board of Directors has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the sector, and bring passion and commitment to supporting Staf in making our vision a reality. Our leadership team are now looking to bring additional skillset and experience to the Board, specifically with the remit for oversight of our financial reporting to the Board.

You will have a financial qualification and/or relevant expertise in charity finance.

Experience of grant funding and fund accounting would be helpful. You will have the same legal duties as all other Directors. Your primary role is to oversee and support the CEO running the financial operation on behalf of the Board and to report to the Board as part of its governance responsibilities.

In particular we want to continue to have the experience and voice of care leavers on our Board. If you have skills and experience in any of the above areas and you want to help Staf to continue influencing policy and practice, create platforms for care leavers and practitioners to have their voices heard, and offer opportunities for networking, collaboration and sharing good practice – then please let us know.

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Throughcare & Aftercare Workforce Lead

  • Full time or Part time
  • up to £39,928
  • Home based
  • Closing 4th January 2022

A rare opportunity has arisen for the right person with experience of working within Throughcare and Aftercare to join the Staf team on either a secondment or fixed term contract basis. We have a proud heritage of bringing the workforce together to respond to the concerns that frontline practitioners and managers have about the major difficulties care-experienced young people face during their fragile transition to adulthood and independent living. Over the years Staf has facilitated the development of co-designed Publications, Resources and learning and development opportunities informed by both Workforce and the care-experienced community.

As the sector responds to the challenge of #KeepThePromise; incorporation of UNCRC Rights of the Child and the intent to develop a National Care Service in Scotland, it is vital that we have someone in this role to ensure Staf is at the forefront and supports its member-organisations, practitioners and managers from across the public, voluntary, and private sectors to work together to improve the life chances for all of Scotland's care-experienced young people.

So if you are keen to bring your frontline experience to the table, and can facilitate others to collaborate on developments that support the workforce then please download the job description and get that application in! We are on the next step of our ambitious #Changemaker journey and we would love to have you join us.

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