National Leadership Network

The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) is a partner host of the National Leadership Network, a legacy project for the Life Changes Trust .

Created by the Life Changes Trust, the Network will be led and directed by young people and individuals with care experience.  Their first-hand knowledge and insight into what works, and what needs to be improved, will help realise the hopes and aspirations of individuals in the Network.

The Network aims to encourage, sign post and facilitate personal and professional development opportunities and experiences.  It will also strengthen personal and organisational relationships and alliances in the national care experience community.

Ten young people in paid positions decided who will host the National Leadership Network for the next five years. CYCJ will focus on rights-respecting justice, engagement with seldom heard voices and equality. Fellow hosts and their areas of focus are:

  • Scottish Through Care and Aftercare Forum (Staf): lead hosts of the National Leadership Network who will focus on co-production, voice and influencing policy.
  • Columba 1400: who will support personal and professional development for individuals with care experience, their partners and allies.
  • Resilience Learning Partnership (RLP): who will lead on trauma informed practice.
  • Who Cares? Scotland: who will lead on participation, engagement and activism, connecting with individuals with care experience, their partners and allies nationally.

Are you care experienced and passionate about leadership?

The NLN is currently seeking young people aged 14 and over with care experience, to be responsible for decision making, allocating funding and evaluating the work of the NLN. There is no upper age limit to the job. The closing date for applications is July 3.

Where will the role be based?

Most work will take place online, meaning you can apply from anywhere within Scotland! You will be asked to attend monthly meetings. It is expected that you will work no more than six hours per monht.

What will the role involve?

The role will involve making decisions about programme delivery, funding and evaluation, working alongside partners to make sure things run to plan and shaping the future work of the network.

How do I apply?

Details of how to apply.

Application form.

Please email to find out more.

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Children's and Young People's Centre for Justice
University of Strathclyde
Lord Hope Building, Level 6
141 St. James Road Glasgow G4 0LT

(0141) 444 8622

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