MEMBER NEWS: Inspiring Scotland are looking for a Policy and Participation Manager

28 February 2022

MEMBER NEWS: Inspiring Scotland are looking for a Policy and Participation Manager

We are delighted to share the news from our colleagues at intandem who are lookng for a Policy and Participation Manager to join their team! Read more below to find out about the role.  

We are looking for a caring, confident, creative, and experienced individual to join our small ambitious and passionate team, to maintain and build supporting trusting relationships with colleagues, the intandem portfolio, young people, and stakeholders. This is an exciting new role to ensure the voice of care experienced young people is heard and we use their voice and the evidence from our research to make change and #keepthepromise.

intandem is a national mentoring programme, funded by Scottish Government, offering mentors to children and young people aged between 8 and 14 years who are living at home with support from their local authority, sometimes called looked after at home. intandem is a voluntary programme, young people who want to participate (‘mentees’) connect weekly with a trained volunteer mentor to have fun, build a trusting relationship and work towards goals. intandem is offered in 19 local authorities across Scotland through our 12 partner charities.

Inspiring Scotland are committed to #KeepThePromise. Improving Lives for Children and Young People is central to our organisation's vision, forming one of four strategic priorities. Through intandem we seek to enable positive futures for young people.
With funding from The Promise: A Good Childhood we are looking to recruit a newly created post to:
1. Support and grow our young person’s forum InVoice, now in its second year. Support the development of their structure and ambitions, to ensure that voice and participation remain at the centre of the design and delivery of intandem, and that this is shared with others in the mentoring community and beyond.
2. Take forward and implement recommendations, including further research, from our current work exploring gaps in transition support in order to better support young people as they get older.
3. Support the further development of intandem’s impact and evidence base to ensure young people’s voices are heard and shared, the methodology and implementation are strong and consistent, and evidence supports needs of funders and stakeholders.
4. Lead and contribute to policy consultations or calls for evidence on policy priorities for the organisation around children and young people.

To find out more, and to access the application pack please follow the link below to the Inspiring Scotland website: 

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