Care Experienced Manager with Y sort it

Check out this exciting opportunity to join the Y sort it team!

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We are seeking a dynamic, highly motivated individual who will play a key role in developing and delivering a programme of support services and activities for care experienced children and young people across West Dunbartonshire.

This exciting post offers a unique opportunity to develop, deliver and evaluate services, learning opportunities and mentoring activities, that support care experienced children and young people to reach their full potential.

The main aim of the role is to ensure Y sort it plays an integral role in supporting care experienced children and young people with their school, family and community life. We aim to build on the aspirations for care experienced young people via the Promise, along with our local partners within West Dunbartonshire Promise Keepers, an established group of stakeholders.

You will be directly managed by Y sort it Head of Services & Development. The post holder will be responsible for the management of the Y sort it Care Experienced Staff & Volunteer Team.

Purpose and Objectives

The post holder will provide critical support to Y sort it, schools and communities to drive West Dunbartonshire’s Integrated Children’s Services Plan for care experienced children and young people. You will lead and co-ordinate the team and activities required to do so. With support from West Dunbartonshire Education, Promise Scotland / Corra Foundation and Inspiring Scotland / Intandem – West Dunbartonshire is one of eleven local authorities in Scotland to adopt the approach of Intandem Mentoring model and carry out a Test of Change initiative with the aim to develop a Supportive School Structure (Right to Education) for Care Experienced children and young people across West Dunbartonshire.

The post holder will have a primary focus on developing and evaluating the impact of learning opportunities, to raise the attainment of care experienced young people and support our established  Intandem Volunteer Mentoring programme, by focusing on children and young people aged 8 to 14 who are subject to a compulsory supervision order (or at-risk of becoming so), living at home or in kinship arrangements (ages 8-16 years).

You will be responsible for leading, supporting and managing a team of staff and volunteers, and must demonstrate recent knowledge and experience of the Promise, GIRFEC (Getting it Right for Every Child), UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child). Experience of monitoring and evaluation frameworks, writing funding bids, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a Leadership & Management Team. The post holder should be flexible as the actual times of work will involve working evenings, school holidays and weekends. The post holder should be flexible as the actual times of work may change to respond to the demands of the work.

About us

“Y sort it is a young person led service, providing opportunities that respond to the support needs of local young people and inspires them to reach their full potential- we will #Connect # Support #Inspire WD Young people”.

Y sort it Youth project is aimed at young people aged between 8-18 years old that reside within West Dunbartonshire. We are unique in the fact that Y sort is governed by a Youth Management Board, with all members registered as company directors. This ensures that Y sort it continues to be FOR young people BY young people of West Dunbartonshire.

Young people of West Dunbartonshire will reach their full potential through learning and have the capacity to make informed choices and play a key role in decisions that affect their lives.

Application notes

Application deadline is 31 May 2024.

Interviews will be held on 6 or 7 June 2024.

For more information and to apply, see this webpage