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Chief Officer

  • Part time
  • £35,872 pro-rata
  • Mix of home-based (laptop and mobile phone will be provided) and the Inspiring Young Voices office in Inverness
  • Closing 25th September 2023

  • Advertised from 4th September 2023
  • 28 hours per week
  • Holidays: 28 days/161 hours per annum plus 9 days/63 hours public holidays (pro-rata


Inspiring Young Voices is a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation) which exists to inspire and be inspired by the voices of children and young people in Highland facing challenges in their lives. We seek to ensure that these voices are raised, heard and acted upon. We will advocate for changes in policy and practice across Highland which support and promote the meaningful participation of children and young people at every level of decision making.

The new post of Chief Officer was created in 2022 at a time of change and growth for Inspiring Young Voices. The current incumbent has led the organisation through many changes and has strengthened and consolidated its staff team, its programme of work and its relationships with external partners and stakeholders. This has included playing a key role in the development and drafting of the Highland Community Planning Partnership’s new Integrated Children’s Service Plan (ICSP) 2023-2026.

There is now an exciting opportunity for a new Chief Officer to lead our charity through the next stage in its evolution and build on the work of their predecessor to consolidate our charity’s position in public policy and practice, including support for the implementation of the ICSP.

The key tasks of the Chief Officer are to lead, manage, develop and review the work of Inspiring Young Voices in line with the charity’s strategic plan and brand proposition. They will support the Board and any working groups to ensure they are able to fulfil their responsibilities. They will also represent and be the voice of the charity with stakeholders and partners.

Application notes

For a confidential discussion, please contact Chair of the Board Norman MacAskill at

If you think you are the right person for the job, please submit a Letter of Application along with a brief (no more than two pages) CV to the Chair of the Board Norman MacAskill at

Please include the names of two referees who know you in a professional capacity, including your current or most recent employer. Referees will only be contacted if we make you a conditional offer of employment.

Closing date is 5 PM on Monday 25 September 2023.

Interviews will be conducted in the week beginning 2 October 2023.

Our current intention is to conduct interviews in person but consideration will be given to conducting interviews remotely if there are compelling reasons why this would be more appropriate.