Rights & Participation Assistant

  • Part time
  • £27,534 – £30,726 pro-rata
  • You can complete work from home or utilise a local office base but you may be required to travel to support in-person participation events or attend team meetings. (Remote)
  • Closing 21st April 2024


  • Advertised from 2nd April 2024
  • This is a part time post working 18.75 hours per week, actual starting salary is £13,767 per annum. Hours of work can be worked flexibly although supporting young people and families in participation work may require some work in the evenings or at weekends. There is a 5% unsocial hours allowance included in the salary to accommodate this expectation.

Role

About Aberlour …

We are a values driven organisation delivering over 40 services across Scotland supporting children, young people and families.

The views of our children, young people and families are critical in shaping the support they receive as well as helping us shape internal polices and influence national policy makers. The rights of children and young people are at the forefront of decision making and policy development in Scotland thanks to the introduction of the Promise and the UNCRC. Our work aims to ensure the voices and views of children and young people we work with are at the centre of decision making and policy development within Aberlour and across Scotland.

What we are looking for...

You will work directly with children and young people, parents and carers, to identify appropriate and accessible ways for them to participate meaningfully in activities designed to help them share their views and experiences.

You will also support staff to ensure that all Aberlour services are able to demonstrate the active and meaningful participation of children, young people and families in decision making, policy making and service planning.

You will have experience of working in a social care environment supporting children and young people and will have an understanding of children and young people’s rights.

Please see the job description on our website for further details about the role along with the required qualification level and knowledge.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme, life assurance worth 3x salary and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

Application notes

Please go to our website aberlour.org.uk/jobs where you can apply online. If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk Applications are welcome from diverse ethnic minority and cultural communities and under-represented faith and religious groups.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

Interviews are expected to be held: From week commencing 29th April or week commencing 6th May.