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Digital Support Advisor

  • Full time
  • £31,396 – £34,980
  • Glasgow (Hybrid)
  • Closing 7th April 2024

  • Advertised from 25th March 2024
  • 35 Hours/week. Term: Fixed Term (12 months).
  • 604596


This is an exciting new role designing and delivering digital communications to strengthen the reach and impact of the Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) and offering some support to the Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures (IICF) and aims to build on the synergies and complementarity between the two University centres. Both centres have complementary missions, yet with their own distinct partners, projects and work across Scotland and internationally. The post is based within CYCJ.

About 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. An evaluation of CYCJ, published in 2020, highlights how our significant contribution stems from our unique role and positioning:

‘CYCJ is a boundary-spanning intermediary organisation. Boundary spanners are capable of contributing to system change. Their work to redress the imbalances of information, to connect and share insight across groups, to coordinate people to collaborate on key issues as well as focused interventions on seemingly intractable issues can come together to create paradigm shifts in the system’.

Our focus for 2020-2025 is on supporting Scotland to comply with its international commitments for children and young people in conflict with the law in relation to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). You can read more about this in our strategy.

We work across three workstreams: Practice and Policy Development, Research, and Participation and Engagement.

CYCJ is primarily funded by the Scottish Government and is based in the School of Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Strathclyde. Our Executive Governance Group has oversight of CYCJ and our strategic direction, and consists of representatives from across policy, practice, research and lived experience.

About the Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures (IICF)

The Institute for Inspiring Children's Futures works with partners to reveal and resolve the structural barriers to children in adversity reaching their potential. We bridge multiple perspectives to tackle big, complex challenges. We seek new solutions to long standing problems. We have an international outlook, a policy orientation, and a focus on the role of government, drawing on multiple disciplines to enable sustained impact for children.

We partner with international organisations and young people, and across the University and around the globe. Together, we engage governments to support policy responses that benefit children who face adversity. Our work focuses on Justice, Rights and Wellbeing.

We are a small team with international reach, and a range of established networks, including UN, intergovernmental, service-delivery, governmental, academic and advocacy bodies.

We actively seek to bridge research with impact, across disciplines and perspectives, convening people with differing experiences and roles to identify new solutions intergenerationally, and to apply this learning together for transformative change, with and for children.

Together - with our staff team, our Doctoral Research Centre doctoral students, a wide range of Non-Governmental Organisations and multilateral agency partners, and at times with children and young people themselves - we work to develop the evidence-base, strengthen political will, and support effective policy and practice responses for children facing adversity worldwide.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Carly Elliott, Participation and Policy Lead (

Application notes

To find out more and apply please visit our website

Closing Date: 07/04/2024

Formal interviews for this post will be held on 15/04/2024.