Fri Feb 2

Development Officer

Hours: 35 hours per week (9am – 5pm; Mon-Fri)

Location:  Head Office/ National

Salary: £27,494 per year

Notes: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

We are seeking 3 Development Workers to join our team. You will be joining an exciting and
dynamic team within includem with a specific focus on supporting the implementation of The
Promise which will see you work across Scotland.

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You will help support local and national organisations to ensure they embed lived experience and participation at its core. You will work within a multi-disciplinary team to identify gaps in service provision, work with partners to identify pilots and support the delivery and evaluation of these pilots.  You will engage with key stakeholders including infants, children, young people and their families to understand the barriers they may individually and collectively face and to identify supports enabling them to experience success in their local community and move to a preventative model. You will also help and support organisations to explore what they need to do differently to ensure the promise is kept.

You will be supported and guided every step of the way to ensure you can carry out your role to the best of your ability. Training and development opportunities will be provided.

The key responsibilities of the Development Officer include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the development of programmes and initiatives that helps #KeepThePromise.
  • Support the development of meaningful engagement methods and resources.
  • Develop a Participation Programme
  • Actively participate in formal supervisions and continuous professional development.
  • Create partnerships and relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Work as part of a team from national and local perspective.
  • Support the identification and subsequent design and delivery of appropriate pilots across Scotland.

About You

With experience of working/living in and around the care and justice system, you will also have experience in meaningful participation, with the ability to create and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders. In addition to having a genuine interest in the health and wellbeing of young people and communities, you will possess:

  • Ability to promote positive values and anti-discriminatory, non-judgmental practice.
  • A track record of implementing or creating new initiatives would be advantageous.
  • An understanding of trauma informed practice would be advantageous.
  • An understanding of youth and community development approaches would be advantageous.
  • Sound understanding of participation and engagement methods.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and formal written communications.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to plan, prioritise and schedule work.

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Key Dates

Closing date is 1 March 2024

If you are shortlisted for the role, you will be invited along to:

Individual interview: 13 March 2024

 Benefits

Includem offers the following benefits:

  • 28 days annual leave, increasing to 31 days with 5 years’ service
  • 9 public holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Counselling service
  • Family friendly leave