International Associate - 94156

University of Strathclyde - School of Social Work and Social Policy

CELCIS is looking to recruit a confident and knowledgeable child rights/welfare professional, to help shape and deliver our international work: securing the global implementation of the UN Guidelines for Alternative Care, and realising children’s rights through developments in policy, systems and practice.

In the role, you will build and maintain productive relationships with international agencies, developing partnerships which enable the funding and delivery of CELCIS international projects. You will be educated to degree level (or have equivalent professional experience) and bring your experience of effective project management to oversee projects, ensuring our approach is informed by the best evidence, our activity completed to time and budget, and our impact assessed and learnt from. You will also use your knowledge of practice and international policy to inform research, knowledge exchange and policy-influencing activities, all aimed at improving the experiences and outcomes of children who are at risk of being placed in alternative care, or who are living in alternative care. You will use your stakeholder, facilitation and communication skills to ensure that it is reflected in debate and development work internationally.  

As part of the Development & Innovation Hub, you will join a team working to seek out and secure opportunities for impact, insight and income generation, in Scotland, the UK and across the world. You will work closely with the CELCIS International Lead and the wider international team, translating the CELCIS international strategy into action, and helping to cement CELCIS’ international profile and credibility. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team of experienced, knowledgeable and passionate professionals, working hard to improve the lives of children growing up in adversity.

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted before interview without further permission, unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Other Information

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Chrissie Gale, International Services Lead ( 01414448522).

Conditions of Employment

Conditions of employment relating to the Administrative and Professional staff category can be found at: Conditions of Employment.


Where applicable, the successful applicant will be required to serve a 9 month probationary period.


The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding this scheme is available from Payroll and Pensions.


Where applicable, the University offers a relocation package to support new employees who meet the eligibility criteria. The relocation package is offered as a contribution towards costs incurred, and is designed to be flexible, allowing staff to use the financial support available in the way that will be most helpful to them. Further details are outlined in the Relocation Policy.


Formal interviews for this post will be held on Friday, 24 November 2017.

Equality and Diversity

We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The University currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.

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