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.
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.