Communications & Events Officer

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Salary: £26,500 per annum
Type of work: Permanent, part-time
Hours of work: 18.5 hours per week
Closing date: 3rd Feb 2023

Interview date: Week commencing 13th March 2023

Location: Greenock Road, Bishopton PA7 5PW

Pattern of work: Within Monday – Friday with a degree of flexibility

Are you passionate about helping vulnerable young people thrive and flourish?

Do you have the skills to engage with young people and support them to reach their maximum potential?

“Our purpose is to provide a positive, life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development focused on promoting young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing and longer-term positive outcomes.”

The Good Shepherd Centre (GSC) campus just outside Bishopton offers young people a safe, nurturing and caring environment set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility. On-campus there are three secure care houses, a close support house & a semi-independent living cottage. Young people who live with us continue their education in our school, on campus, or attend further education out with the campus.

GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as we seek to build on our strong reputation for relational practice and through delivering ambitious strategic goals to Keep the Promise.

Young people referred to us have experienced significant difficulties in their lives, and many will have faced traumatic and harmful situations and may be experiencing psychological distress; mental health problems; and problems coping with managing feelings and day to day life. We offer a place of safety and nurture where we support young people and their families, alongside the professionals involved in their lives, to make sense of these experiences and to build hope, coping skills and goals for the future.

The Communications and Events Officer core purpose is to support communication internally and externally between colleagues and Team leads across Care, Education, Health and Wellbeing and our Support Departments, and young people, their families and all of our external partners.

The Communications and Events Officer will administrate communications internally and champions the work of the GSC externally, assisting with the preparation and presentation of publications and reports and amplifying the voices of young people, families and colleagues. They provide a range of administrative supports to deliver an effective media presence and relationship service, support to the volunteer Trustees (Board of Directors) and Senior Managers and in the preparation, practicalities and running of GSC events. This involves focusing on traditional, social media and digital content, virtual working, face to face collaboration and Project and GSC events.

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as the charity seeks to build on its strong reputation for relational based practice and helping young people to build hope, skills and plans for their future. At GSC we are on a journey with new and ambitious strategic goals for the growth and development of our young people and our services.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; are adaptable, reliable, then working as part of our dedicated and experienced team may be a good move for you.

If you are looking for a new and exciting role in the third sector and would welcome the opportunity then please contact us today.

We are developing an innovative selection process to have a focus on values and engagement with young people.

Please note, as per our company policy, we are strictly unable to accept CV’s.

To apply, please complete our application form available to download below and submit to [email protected] by the closing date. Alternatively, you can request an application pack by email at [email protected] or by telephone on 01505 864500.

While we appreciate the time and effort put into applying for a post with us, we regret that due to the high volume of applications anticipated during this recruitment campaign we will be unable to respond to unsuccessful applications. If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you within fourteen days of the closing date.

Pre-Employment Medical Questionnaires will be undertaken prior to confirmation of employment. All convictions whether spent or unspent must be declared. These posts are regulated work with children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

Please download the Candidate Pack here

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Please send the completed application and equal opportunity forms to [email protected]

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