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Deputy Director: Practice & Participation Lead (418822)

University of Strathclyde - School of Humanities

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £53,348 to £60,022
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th January 2022
Closes: 6th February 2022
Job Ref: 329598
 

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

FTE: 1 (35 hours/week)

Term: Fixed Term (Until 31/03/2024) with extension likely, dependent on funding. Secondments and Job Shares welcome

The 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), find our strategy here.

We work across three workstreams: Practice and Policy Development, Research, and, Participation and Engagement. This post will lead on the areas of Practice Development, Participation and Engagement and ensure these strategies are achieved. The successful candidate will also deputise for the director and join the senior management team to contribute to meeting CYCJs vision and action plan.

We are seeking a motivated individual with management and leadership experience who can contribute to how we deliver our strategies and prioritise the voice of lived experience in all areas of work.

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

Please note this is a fixed term appointment (until 31/03/24) with extension likely, dependant on funding.

Secondments and job share applications are welcome.

Formal Interviews for this post will be held on 22nd February 2022.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Fiona Dyer, Director – Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice fiona.dyer@strath.ac.uk.

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