Livingston James retained by Who Cares? Scotland to recruit a Director of Engagement and Influence

*Please note this opportunity is now closed to further applications. Should you be interested in similar roles and wish to have an exploratory discussion, please contact Douglas Adam at [email protected].


Established in 1978, Who Cares? Scotland is the national independent membership organisation for Care Experienced children, young people and adults, and has the bold and ambitious vision for a lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people.

To realise this ambition and ensure they continue to support and enable Care Experienced people to use their collective voice and experience to influence both systemic and cultural change, they are looking for a solutions and collaborative leader to become their new Director of Engagement and Influence.

Working as part of the Senior Management Team, the post holder will lead on membership engagement and local/national influencing based on the views of their members. This will ensure Who Cares? Scotland continues to influence and transform the legal, policy, practice and cultural contexts on which our members are dependent.

Developing, implementing and delivering a creative engagement and influencing strategy that enables and empowers more Care Experienced people to share their experience and views, you will build and maintain effective networks and relationships (at both a local and national level) and ensure Who Cares? Scotland continues to play a leading role in developing and shaping policy and ultimately secure better outcomes for Care Experienced people.  As a key ambassador for the organisation, the new Director of Engagement & Influence will promote and enhance the positive profile of Who Cares? Scotland and ensure recognition of its impact and ongoing influence on the conversation on care across Scotland.

Operating at senior management level and with relevant experience of engaging and influencing in a complex political environment, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their energy, drive and enthusiasm for the role and a commitment to Who Cares? Scotland’s vision for a lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people.

As they move towards the launch of their new strategic plan, this is a tremendous time to join Who Cares? Scotland.


To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please review the full role profile below or contact Douglas Adam at Livingston James via [email protected].

NB: Who Cares? Scotland embraces agile working and whilst our headquarters are in Glasgow, the successful candidate would not need to be based in Glasgow full time.


Role Profile – Director of Engagement & Influence


Who Cares? Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity. 

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