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Project Officer: Cost of the School Day (Dundee)

 


Do you want to be part of an innovative three-year project which has the potential to have major impact on addressing food insecurity in Scotland?

Oxfam Scotland, the Poverty Alliance, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland and Nourish Scotland are recruiting a project team for our new partnership project ‘A Menu for Change’.

At CPAG we are looking for an experienced Project Officer with a strong background in the use of a variety of participatory methods of learning and an in depth understanding of the benefits system and the social security rights of households at risk of food insecurity.

You will have an in-depth understanding of poverty in Scotland, the role of social security in tackling poverty, and issues of food insecurity.

You will be able to operate effectively within a matrix (i.e. across organisations) team environment, be able to work to challenging deadlines and manage your own workload, whilst making decisions and problem solving on routine, new and complex problems. We will expect you to have strong written and verbal communications, facilitation, interpersonal and negotiation skills. You will have experience of working in partnership/engaging with the public and third sectors and of organising and managing events. Your work will be people-led, responding to the ideas and challenges faced by key stakeholders at local level, and well connected to communities, networks and services.

CPAG wants a society where all children can enjoy their childhoods and have fair chances in life to reach their full potential. Come and help us end child poverty for good.

This post is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.

For more information about this post download a job pack or contact staff@cpagscotland.org.uk or phone 0141 552 3303.

Closing date for applications: Midnight 26 February 2017

Interviews will take place in Glasgow on 21 March 2017

Menu for Change            National Lottery


Project Officer: Cost of the School Day (Dundee)

Salary: £31,446 - £34,756 pro rata

Hours: 28 per week

Contract type: fixed term 12 month contract

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience of working with young people to help support pupils, teachers and parents across Dundee to identify and remove the cost barriers to full participation at school.

You will have a good understanding of education principles and practice, experience of project planning and implementation and excellent communication skills. You will also be able to facilitate workshops and focus groups and develop and deliver high quality training.

You will be part of CPAG in Scotland’s small Cost of the School Day team, but based within Dundee education service, working closely with participating schools, community organisations and Dundee City Council.

CPAG wants a society where all children can enjoy their childhoods and have fair chances in life to reach their full potential. Come and help us end child poverty for good.

For more information about this post, download a job pack or contact foneill@cpagscotland.org.uk or phone 0141 552 3303.

Closing date for applications: 9am on 6 March 2017

Interviews will take place in Dundee on 16 March 2017


 


 

 

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