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Participation Associate (Maternity Cover)

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

  • Advertised from 14th March 2023
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Staff. Category: Administrative and Professional Services. Type of Employment: Fixed-term 12 Months. Working Hours: Full-time. FTE: 1.0 (35 hours/week).
  • 515541


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-

Application notes

Closing Date: 02/04/2023

For further information or to apply, please click the apply button.

Formal interviews for this post will be held on 19/04/2023.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Donna Martin, Operations Lead (