Vacancy at SCIE

Expert Group members: Care pathways for looked-after children with mental health and wellbeing difficulties

Please note the closing date for this vacancy has passed

Voluntary role

SCIE is seeking six frontline professionals with experience of working with looked-after children and young people, care leavers and children adopted from care with mental health and wellbeing difficulties, to join an expert group for an exciting new Department of Health project aiming to develop improved care pathways, models of care and quality standards.

We are looking for a:

We are looking for professionals who have experience and knowledge of services and needs relating to the support of looked-after children and young people, care leavers, and children adopted from care with mental health and wellbeing difficulties.

You should be passionate about the opportunity this work presents, and have strong interpersonal skills to work on a committee where there will be discussions on complex subjects. You will be committed to coproducing solutions with looked-after children and carers, and committed to principles of equality and diversity.

Expert group members will be expected to commit to attending eight meetings between July 2016 and October 2017. Meetings are held during office hours in central London and will be up to a day long. SCIE will pay reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, including rail fares and hotel costs when necessary, to enable attendance at the Expert Group meetings.

Further information

Find out more:

For an informal chat about the role call Beth Anderson, Head of Research and Information at SCIE at or 020 7766 7355. Packs are available in alternative formats on request.

Application process

We welcome applications regardless of gender, age, marital status, religion or belief, ethnic background, disability or sexual orientation.

Applicants should provide:

Please make sure that you have enclosed all the relevant documents with your application and that you have taken note of the deadline for applications to be received.

Applications should be sent to
Or by post to:
Lynn Allardyce Project Co-ordinator
1st Floor, Kinnaird House
1 Pall Mall East
London, SW1Y 5BP.

The Expert Group co-chairs and SCIE’s secretariat will review and shortlist applicants. There will be no formal interview, but we may conduct an informal telephone conversation.

Supporting documents:

Closing date: 27 June 2016 - 5 pm