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Child, Young People and Family Involvement Worker, CASCADE

Cardiff University - Cardiff School of Social Sciences

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £32,332 to £34,980 per annum (Grade 5)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd November 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: 17667BR

Cardiff University School of Social Sciences is seeking to recruit a Child, Young Person and Family Involvement worker to support the ongoing Involvement work at the Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE).

In this role you will provide advice, guidance and support to staff within and beyond CASCADE in relation to the involvement of children, young people, parents and carers in research. Your primary focus will be in relation to the work taking place to support the public involvement infrastructure in CASCADE, funded by HCRW. This includes leading on our established CASCADE Voices young people’s group and our Parents’ Research advisory group. You will also have the opportunity to work on individual projects to involve those with lived experience and explore opportunities for development across the centre.

Please note that you need to have a willingness to travel across Wales and to be flexible regarding working hours to meet the needs of research projects. You may occasionally be expected to work evenings and weekends to respond to participatory and engagement activities.

This post is full-time (35 hours per week), is fixed term from 1st January 2024 to 31st March 2025.

Salary: £32,332 - £34,980 per annum (Grade 5), with 3 annual increments up to £34,980 per annum (final salary at top of grade).

Responsible to Rachael Vaughan, Engagement Manager, CASCADE.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Rachael VaughanR5@cardiff.ac.uk.

CASCADE particularly welcomes application from candidates with personal lived experience of children’s social care services.  Note that applicants will not be expected to disclose, evidence or demonstrate this either at application or if selected for interview.

Cardiff University offers many excellent benefits, including 45 days annual leave (including bank holidays), blended working (meaning you will be able to work from home for some of your time), a cycle to work scheme and other travel initiatives, annual increments up the pay scale, and more. It is an exciting and vibrant place to work, with many different challenges and is a proud Living Wage supporter.

As the biggest university in Wales – and a major employer, with more than 7,000 staff – we are an ambitious and innovative university located in a beautiful and thriving capital city. We can offer you the chance to work in a vibrant organisation, with great benefits and opportunities for progression.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds.  We therefore welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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