Since 2014 the spotlight has been on making legislative and cultural changes in Scotland that have a direct positive impact on children and young people leaving care and the professionals who support them.

Against this background of opportunity and change, Staf is looking to appoint a Board Chair to play a pivotal role in a national organisation that will be at the heart of such changes.

The Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum exists to improve the lives of young people with experience of living in care in Scotland. Established in 1998, we have a strong record of actively engaging with frontline workers and managers throughout the country, facilitating practice sharing, and influencing senior policy-makers in national government. We do this to improve the services care leavers receive and to address the inequality of outcomes for them in education, health, employment, housing and justice.

After a period of successful growth, Staf is now embarking on its next 3-year strategy. With values of We listen, We care, We love at its heart, our mission is to ensure that “the wellbeing and success of young people leaving care across Scotland is indistinguishable from that of their peers in the general population”.

We are looking or an experienced Chair who has worked at an executive level nationally within the care sector, including the Scottish Government. Your primary roles will be to support the Chief Executive in implementing the organisation’s strategy, to create influence and ensure the Board is effective in setting and implementing Staf’s direction of travel.

But just as important is your passion and commitment to improving the lives of Scotland’s children and young people and ensuring their hopes and ambitions are never held back because of their care experience.

This position is non-remunerative and asks for a commitment of approximately one and a half days per month and Chairing four Board meetings per year, as well as the AGM. There are also board development opportunities.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Sandra Veitch, Staf’s Operations Manager, to arrange a time to speak to our CEO. You can call Sandra on 0141 465 7511, or email [email protected].

The closing date for applications is 12pm on Friday 17th May.

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