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  • Ref no: IMS00107
  • Published: 8/1/2020
  • Closes: 30/1/2020
  • Location: iHub, Quarrywood Court, Livingston, EH54 6AX
  • Salary: £47,091.00 - £52,730.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week

This position has expired.

The Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017 requires local authorities and health boards jointly to prepare Local Child Poverty Action Reports. These reports should set out activities undertaken - and planned - which contribute towards achieving Scotland’s ambitious child poverty reduction targets.

The Scottish Government funds the Improvement Service to host the National Co-ordinator to support this work and facilitate the sharing of best practice across Scotland.

Following publication of the first set of annual reports in 2019, local areas will now be focusing on implementing key actions and further refining their activities for the year ahead. The National Co-ordinator will support that work.

An exciting opportunity has arisen with the Improvement Service in the role of National Co-ordinator: Local Child Poverty Action Reports (Maternity cover). This post will appeal to experienced project managers who have knowledge of the broad policy area and a desire to drive change and improvement via this high profile national role.

The postholder will support local areas with their reporting duties under the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act. This will include facilitating the sharing of best practice across Scotland, helping drive improvement and promoting approaches that address the key drivers of child poverty.

The co-ordinator will be part of the Improvement Service and will work closely with local partners throughout the country, the Scottish Government, COSLA and other national stakeholders.

Location - The IS office is based in Livingston.

There is scope for elements of home / flexible working with regard to location and working hours, subject to agreement with line manager.

Involving occasional travel within Scotland.

Duration - Fixed term up to 12 months (Maternity cover). Available either as a fixed term contract or as a secondment

Hours - Standard working week is 36 hours. Scope for some flexibility regarding when hours are worked.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 12th February 2020

(Shortlisted candidates will be advised by e-mail by 6th Feb).

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