Vacancy | Learning and Development Worker

Learning and Development Worker

Forces Children Scotland is looking for someone highly skilled, dedicated, and passionate to lead our external learning and development work which supports children and young people from serving, reservist and veteran families overcome unique challenges to education and learning.

Our children and young people can encounter both positive and challenging experiences as part of a service family and we help them grow in confidence, develop new skills, and gain valuable experiences. We do this by co-producing projects and services to support mental health and wellbeing, education and learning and put their unique experiences on the radar of civilian audiences. We provide life-changing experiences which forge new friendships and help develop a sense of belonging. We listen and provide financial help in lots of different ways and support those caring for loved ones or a member of the local community as well as those gaining qualifications at college or university.

About the role

You will work directly with children and young people from serving, reservist and veteran families to support them overcome unique challenges to education and learning, as well as help educational and other professionals better understand the lives they lead. You will work with children, young people, professionals, and strategic partners to co-produce a wide range of online/offline resources as well as develop and manage our new Advisory Service which will support professionals, parents, carers, and academics. You will also contribute your knowledge, skills, and experience to work with strategic partners to plan, develop and deliver a series of initiatives which serve to inspire young people to enrol in further/higher education pathways towards positive futures. You will work closely with the team to develop our education and learning section of the charity’s new website as well as provide your expertise, knowledge, and experience to support future funding applications to further develop our professional education and learning services, evidenced by the needs of children, young people, and a wide range of professionals.

About the person we are looking for

To apply for this role, you will need professional graduate level qualification and experience working with in a relevant field, such as health, education, social care, or community education. You will need to have experience of developing and delivering online/offline digital learning events, resources, and initiatives, as well as being able to demonstrate how you have used a variety of learning approaches and methods to achieve impactful outcomes for children, young people and/or professionals. In addition, you will need a strong understanding of trauma, adversity and attachment, experience of working with a child protection framework and experience of using co-production principles to develop new education and learning resources.

Please download our full person specification for further information.

Application Notes

If this vacancy sounds like one you would be interested in and you would like to have an informal discussion about it, please contact our Chief Executive Officer, Laura Falconer,

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and covering letter (1000 words maximum) to by 5pm on Sunday 12 December 2021.

If shortlisted, you will be invited to attend a young people’s panel on the evening of Monday 20 December 2021, which will be conducted using Zoom. In addition, you will be invited to attend a formal interview on Tuesday 21 December 2021 which will take place at our offices at 15 Hill Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3JP.

An Enhanced Disclosure Scotland Check will be required as part of our selection process.