Articulate is seeking your input and support for care experienced young Scots ...
We are currently seeking to employ Youth Worker/s and a Digital Technologist - Creative Learning.
Articulate Cultural Trust was established in 2017 to make sure children with care experience can have a positive childhood. Our purpose is to improve the lives of the young people by scaffolding their innate curiosity and creativity. We provide direct support through the arts for well-being, to build skills and give a voice and platform to children and young people in and those who have left care and who share our vision, mission and passion for creativity as a tool for social, educational, and economic health.
The Change We Commit To:
Articulate’s vision is for a nation in which the talents of all young people can truly shine, in a society where there are no barriers to creative participation. Our mission is to provide equality of opportunity for marginalised citizens by removing barriers to their enjoyment of and participation in the arts, exploring creative potential and engaging with our contemporary cultural landscape.
What We Do:
Articulate is a niche and specialist charity that has equality, diversity and inclusion at its core and co-designs services that benefit Scotland’s most vulnerable young people, specifically those who are or have experienced care, homeless, seeking asylum, at risk, or living in poverty in our most challenged communities.
We promote quality and excellence through creative learning and by ensuring diverse and marginalised potential is discovered, nurtured and supported thereby also contributing to the diversification of the creative industries.
How We Do It:
Through our access, participation and employability projects, Articulate improves the well-being, achievement, and attainment of young people of all backgrounds. Articulate works with the most skilled artists in Scotland, across all art-forms and inclusively with children at all ages and stages of their social, educational and emotional development. We deliver highly creative programmes for children that focus on developing positive outcomes for learning, for life and in preparation for the world of work.
1. The Youth Worker Role/s
This pilot role is designed to help care experienced young people stay on track, smoothing out bumps in the road and offering positive mentorship to cope with the financial and practical impacts arising from the cost of living crisis which is hitting them hard.
The one-year, fixed-term opportunity is supported by the National Lottery Community Fund’s Awards for All scheme to help improve lives at a challenging time for young people.
Full details are available here.
2. The Digital Technologist Role
The main purpose of this role is to offer in-depth knowledge of methods, systems and procedures to enable The Hub development process to reach a place of fruition within a two-year period.
The Technologist will support the aims of The Hub design and build, responding to, and enhancing the services to be delivered and providing appropriate technological support to the team to meet the stated outcomes of The Hub.
The role will provide advice, guidance and support to others involved in The Hub as well as to those who are the beneficiaries of the new creative learning service.
The work involves exercise of initiative and the judgement required to enact the principles of the Scottish Approach to Service Design to deliver the programme on time and within budget.
Full details are available here.
3. Trustee Recruitment
Articulate is looking to recruit new Trustees to support the development of the charity's strategic direction, quality assurance, risk management, fund-raising and good governance in line with our ambitious ten-year plan.
The skills and attributes we seek include younger applicants/voices and people with educational, business or care experienced backgrounds.
We would particularly benefit from input by people with lived experience of the care system and we'd also benefit hugely from the guidance of a Trustee from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background*. ACT is committed to diversity and inclusion but at present, we have no Trustees of colour. We are very keen to address this deficit and welcome applicants from ethnically diverse communities.
* We acknowledge that these terms are far from perfect and are following conversations closely in the sector.
The job description for the Trustee role is here. If you would like to know more please don't hesitate to get in touch.
‘I look forward to watching Articulate continue to soar and pioneer new ways of supporting marginalised young people to thrive through creativity. It's been an honour to be part of this movement and a joy serving as a Trustee. I’m proud of everyone - especially our hugely talented young people. I can’t wait to see them fly higher!’
Dr Eve Hepburn, Founding Trustee, January 2017 to May 2020
As part of the recruitment process, we need to gather information about applicants. By submitting your application, you agree to Articulate collecting and storing your information. Your application will only be accessed by the Articulate team. We will store applications for six months after the application deadline, at which point they will be safely removed from our system.