Children 1st
Children 1st

Charity registered in Scotland SC016092

Children 1st is Scotland's National Children's Charity. We help Scotland's families to put children first, with practical advice and with support in difficult times. And when the worst happens, we support survivors of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood, to recover.

Current vacancies

Administrator

  • Full time
  • £21,500 – £23,200
  • West Lothian (On site)
  • Closing 31st May 2024

Over many years, Children 1st have provided child-centred support which is trauma responsive and responds to the needs of whole families. We understand that the impact of the challenges faced by children, young people and their families can be supported through forming trusting and understanding relationships which value the experiences of each member of the family, while placing the safety and wellbeing of the child/ren at the centre.

This is an exciting opportunity to carry out an important role within the Children 1st West Lothian Family Wellbeing Service. You will join our established service and provide a vital role in supporting colleagues at various levels. The role of the Administrator is also a central point of contact for families and external agencies, so we invite candidates to bring a relational approach to their administrative skills and experience.

What kind of person will make a great Administrator for Children 1st?

  • will possess excellent administrative, IT and financial skills to support the work of Children 1st
  • provide a front-line reception service, as the first point of contact to external visitors, answering questions and responding to queries using own initiative as appropriate to ensure a relational and responsive service is provided
  • ability to maintain diaries, schedule and coordinate meetings and appointments
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work for and on behalf of children and families and
  • is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

If you have an interest in supporting the activities of a compassionate and committed staff team then we would like to hear from you. In particular, we are seeking to further enhance our diversity from the perspective of ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender and disability.

Base

You will be based within WestLothian Family Wellbeing Hub, 7 Gardner’s Lane , Bathgate.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days (pro rata) inclusive of 7 public holidays) and a contributory pension scheme.

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Family Wellbeing Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £29,500 – £34,490
  • Aberdeen, AB24 2UY (On site)
  • Closing 20th May 2024

We are looking for Family Wellbeing Project Workers to join our team

Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. Children 1st Family Wellbeing Service in Aberdeen City is fully aligned to Fit Like? Aberdeem providing whole family support to families aiming to be the right support at the right time.

What kind of person will make a great Family Wellbeing Project Worker for Children 1st?

• has experience of keeping children safe in their own families

• is fiercely passionate about children’s rights

• thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and,

• is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of Family Wellbeing Project Worker will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

• resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform children’s lives

• determined to support children to stay safely with their own family

• big hearted and courageous

• able to build strong relationships and to manage the tricky conversations

• is compassionate and understanding of trauma

• a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure

• inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better

• an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

You will work across our 3 community based hubs in Northfield, Kincorth and Bridge of Don

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 7 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme. We also have a cash healthcare plan, cycle to work scheme and access to a credit union.

Hours

This is a permanent, full time post of 35 hours per week.

Hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service.

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Bairns Hoose Rights, Advocacy and Trauma Recovery Workers

  • Full time
  • £35,850 – £41,150
  • Ayrshire, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire (On site)
  • Closing 24th May 2024

Required in Ayrshire, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Be part of the change you want to see for child victims and witnesses in Scotland

Working In partnership across various authority areas in Scotland, Children 1st are developing Bairns Hoose based on the European Barnahus model. Barnahus is a child-friendly, multidisciplinary, and interagency model of justice, care and recovery for children who are victims and witnesses of all forms of violence. A place where all Police, Social Work, Health and Court services are based under one roof. Children receive a coordinated trauma responsive plan to support their journey through the care, protection, and justice system. The aim of the model is to; prevent re-traumatisation caused by delayed and disjointed investigation and court proceedings, to keep children safe, allow them access to fair justice and to help them recover from the trauma of their ordeal.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Bairns Hoose team. We are now working in partnership to develop the Bairns Hoose model in Ayrshire, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

Ayrshire – 3 x 35 Hour Posts

Aberdeen – 1 x 35 Hours Post

Aberdeenshire – 1 x 35 Hour Post

The development of Bairns Hoose across Scotland will aim to place the best interests of the child at the centre of all the systems that are there to protect them and to offer the child and their family or caregivers all the support they need.

What kind of person will make a great Bairns Hoose Rights, Advocacy and Trauma Recovery Worker for Children 1st?

  • is fiercely passionate about children’s rights
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families
  • is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind
  • is committed to being part of transformational change alongside children and their families

What kind of Rights, Advocacy and Trauma Recovery Worker will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who:

  • is resilient, skilled and knowledgeable, who wants to transform children’s lives
  • can connect well with young people and their families, help them to feel safe and build a relationship based on trust
  • understands trauma and knows that with the right support children and young people can recover from complex trauma – there is always a way
  • is able to build strong relationships and manage tricky conversations
  • is able to work collaboratively with partners
  • has a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • is able to make decisions
  • can inspire colleagues and teams to be even better
  • is an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 7 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme. We also have a cash healthcare plan, cycle to work scheme and access to a credit union.

Further information

These posts are permanent, full time roles of 35 hours per week with a commitment to flexible working patterns.

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Bairns Hoose Coordinator (Service Manager)

  • Full time
  • £42,500 – £48,900
  • Aberdeenshire (On site)
  • Closing 24th May 2024

Transforming the experience of child victims and witnesses in Scotland

Children 1st are looking for an exceptional and experienced operational leader to become our Bairns Hoose coordinator/service manager in Aberdeenshire. You will co-ordinate children’s journey through the Bairns Hoose, managing the space, liaising with agencies on behalf of children and their families and leading a team of advocacy and trauma recovery workers. Working within the Aberdeenshire Bairnshoose Development Group alongside Social Work, Police, Health and Justice colleagues to deliver on the ambition to offer children a trauma sensitive, rights-based and recovery focussed response to their care, protection, justice and recovery needs.

The Bairns Hoose is based on the European Barnahus, a child-friendly, multi-disciplinary, and interagency model of justice, care and recovery for children who are victims and witnesses of all forms of violence. A carefully designed place where all services and supports are child centred, rights- based and recovery focussed with Police, Social Work, Health, Court and recovery support services based under one roof.

This service demands a leader who is driven by children’s rights, is passionately committed to trauma responsive models and who has a background in delivering child centred, family minded support and multiagency services. You will lead our team of Rights, Advocacy and Trauma Recovery Workers and ensure the effective and efficient running of the Bairns Hoose. As a member of the Aberdeenshire Bairns Hoose partnership, you will build on the progress made to date and work towards achieving fully the aspiration of a Bairns Hoose for children and their families. As a key member of our Bairns Hoose Team, you will support our ambitions to have the highest quality Bairns Hoose delivering the greatest impact in the lives of children and families.

Our charity is a people and culture organisation. We put children’s rights and relationships at the heart of everything we do. We have ambitious plans for our Bairns Hoose to deliver on the Bairns’ Hoose National Standards, offering support to recover from the point at which children report abuse or harm, minimising the re-traumatisation of the justice and child protection system.

The Bairns Hoose Coordinator role is challenging due to the complexity of the systems change that Bairns Hoose seeks to achieve, requiring significant multiagency partnership working. The role also provides an exciting opportunity for you to develop new approaches to practice within child protection and justice that helps inform the way forward for Bairns Hoose in Scotland. You will shape and lead a high performing team focussed on achieving the best outcomes for children and their families. You will be an excellent communicator, creative, collaborative, inclusive and willing to work alongside our brilliant partners and leaders in Aberdeenshire to achieve our shared strategic vision for Bairns Hoose.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join us and play a critical part in transforming the lives of children and families in Scotland, ensuring that children’s voices are at the heart of our Bairns Hoose development and support.

About you

You will have substantial experience of leading a team delivering trauma sensitive support to children, young people and families. You will fully understand the ways in which the current justice and child protection systems retraumatise young people. You understand that ambitious change requires a clarity of purpose and vision and that as a leader it is your responsibility to communicate this. Your leadership and decision making are founded on a strong value base of doing the right thing by children and families at all times. You understand that strong professional, working relationships are the foundation of quality outcomes for children and families and high quality practice within your own team and with external stakeholders.

Knowing our ambition for children and young people, you will:

  • Want to transform children’s lives
  • Understand trauma and know that with the right support children and young people can recover – there is always a way
  • Be able to build strong relationships, work collaboratively with partners and manage tricky conversations
  • Be resilient and calm when under pressure – modelling a clear and accountable approach to leadership
  • Be an outstanding communicator
  • Be enthusiastic, driven and able to motivate and develop a professional team, inspiring colleagues to be even better
  • Have a fierce passion for children’s rights and belief in working with children and families; not ‘doing to’
  • Believe that it is a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and that their voices should be at the heart of service design
  • Be kind and willing to bring your whole self to the job: heart and mind, above all else, you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

If this sounds like you and your values align with ours then we would love to tell you more. An informal conversation with our Assistant Director can be arranged for interested candidates.

Further information

This a full-time role of 35 hours per week. You will work across the Aberdeenshire area. As you will be leading and developing a new service. Children1st are a relationship based organised and we need you to be a physically present ‘hands on leader’ of an amazing team who are similarly ‘hands on’ and ‘in person’ in their support of children and young people and families. The role may also involve occasional travel across Scotland.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 7 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme. We also have a cash healthcare plan, cycle to work scheme and access to a credit union.

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £35,850 – £41,150
  • Glasgow (On site)
  • Closing 17th May 2024

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our Glasgow Family Wellbeing Service, to positively impact on the lives of children, young people and their families, building empowering relationships to address the various, often complex challenges they face. This is an innovative service, working alongside children and their families within communities across Glasgow, providing whole family support which is easily accessible and non-stigmatising. We listen and learn from children and families to develop the service alongside our partners.

We adopt a relational and restorative approach which helps families to strengthen relationships and reduce emotional distress. We invest in reflective and trauma-sensitive practice which guides workers to develop a relationship with family members characterised by trust, respect, honesty, compassion and open communication, placing the voice of children, young people and their families at the centre of the support.

We are looking for a Team Leader to join our leadership team within Glasgow. In this position you will play a crucial role in the on-going learning and development of the service and contribute to how we continue to best meet the needs of families across the city. Building relationships and the ability to communicate effectively internally as well as with external partners and agencies is at the heart of everything you will do.

You should have experience of working in a leadership capacity; of offering reflective support and/or supervision to a team of staff/students/volunteers and able to confidently respond to and manage risk.

Families are facing increasing challenges which makes this is a demanding role requiring tenacity, commitment and flexibility. No two days are the same!

If you have a passion for working alongside families, have experience of keeping children safe, are committed to restorative approaches, and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher, then we want to hear from you.

Base

We currently have a community base in the Pollok area of the southside. The role involves meeting partners and families across the city, in their local communities.

Wellbeing

Your wellbeing is important to us, we will support you to work in a way that gets the job done but maintains a healthy work life balance. We will provide connection with the rest of the organisation including regular support from the local Service Manager and Assistant Director.

Salary, Conditions, Pension & Benefits

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 7 days public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme and a place where you will be supported and valued and work with excellent and kind colleagues.

Additionally, Children 1st offers further staff benefits including a cash-back healthcare plan, membership of a Credit Union and access to a cycle to work scheme.

Further Information

This a permanent role of 35 hours a week, to be worked flexibly, including some weekends/evenings.

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Board Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow (Remote)
  • Closing 13th May 2024

Do you share our passion and commitment to ensuring children’s rights are protected and that all children in Scotland grow up safe and well in strong, resilient families and communities? Do you want to help us transform the lives of children across Scotland?

If the answer to these questions is yes and you have the values, experience, and passion to become a trustee of one of Scotland’s leading charities, you could be the dynamic and experienced trustee we are looking for!

To help govern and lead us as we deliver on our strategic goals, we are looking to appoint three new trustees to deepen and extend the skills, knowledge and experience of our Board. Our volunteer trustees must share our values, believe in our purpose and be passionate about putting children first.

One of the newly appointed trustees will provide succession to the Honorary Treasurer position. The specific skills required for this role are accountancy, and specifically experience in any or all of financial reporting, management accounting delivery or oversight, auditing or general financial management. Fulfilling an existing role or a recent past role in any of these domains will be required, and any experience of non-executive roles using your financial specialism in the charity sector would be a bonus.

We are especially keen to attract trustees with experience in Digital technologies and specific knowledge of professional practice in health, social work , and justice with experience strategic service delivery for children in need of care and protection.

We are proud of the way we do things at Children 1st, we put relationships, rights, respect and compassion at the heart of everything we do and we believe that with the best people delivering the best quality support, amazing transformation can take place. With this in mind we are actively recruiting those who have been historically excluded from governance roles and want to broaden our representation, inclusion and diversity so that we truly represent all of Scotland’s children. If you think you don’t fit the traditional profile of a board member but believe in our purpose and want to make a contribution to our work, please do get in touch. We will offer support and flexibility to ensure any barriers to your involvement are removed.

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Senior Bid Writer

  • Full time
  • £35,850 – £41,150
  • Glasgow/Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 10th May 2024

Are you a brilliant bid writer, with a passion for improving children’s lives? Are you looking for that next opportunity to work for an inspirational cause? If this is you, then Children 1st is where you belong!

If you want to work within a creative, dynamic, and passionate team, where you will further grow and develop then join us as our new Senior Bid Writer. The role will be exciting, fast-paced and challenging.

You will be key to securing high level funding from statutory sources that will grow our reach and help support more children and families in Scotland. With opportunity to try new ways of engaging and inspiring supporters you will be creative, collaborative, inclusive and willing to work alongside our brilliant leaders to achieve our key strategic priorities and goals.

Children 1st is an incredible charity full of people who love what they do and the difference they make. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join us and play a critical part in transforming the lives of children and families in Scotland.

At Children 1st our ambition is for every child in Scotland to be safe, loved and well, together with their family. As a charity we offer emotional; and practical support and financial advice to help families to put children first and we campaign to uphold the rights of every child.

About the role

This role requires an excellent candidate to produce high quality bids, applications and tenders which communicate our unique approach to working with Scotland’s vulnerable children, young people and families and which capture our outcome focused delivery models with clarity and conviction.

High quality stewardship of our existing supporters will be one of the key responsibilities, alongside managing a dynamic team of fundraisers, and developing new income streams.

About you

We are looking for the right candidate to take our team to the next level. You will need to demonstrate ability to build strong relationships internally and externally to secure long term sustainable income. You will:

• Be passionate about our work and able to convey that to a range of audiences

• Love building long term, strategic partnerships

• Can work collaboratively with stakeholders at all levels

• Have success in delivering significant large gifts from funders

• Be innovative in developing new approaches to funders

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Project Worker Moray

  • Full time
  • £29,500 – £34,490
  • Moray (On site)
  • Closing 3rd May 2024

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Moray Family Wellbeing service working in partnership with partners to support children, young people and their families. We are looking for enthusiastic, warm, creative and relational workers to complement our team to offer individual and family support; peer led groups and taking part in community activities. This is an exciting yet demanding role which will require you to get alongside children and their families where, when and how best suits them.

We are looking for a special Project Worker who is passionate about protecting children in the context of their families, with a strong value base and personal resilience.

At Children 1st we work with the whole family, and we see our relationships as the key to our approach to improving wellbeing. For this we seek a Project Worker who is compassionate, highly skilled and experienced in working systemically and has the personal resilience for the role. We offer whole families space and time to tell their stories, make sense of their difficulties and help them to find their solutions. You will have a sound knowledge of the impact of trauma and adversity on parenting and on children and you will play a lead role within the team in planning the work with children and their families, creating meaningful plans that promote children’s safety and wellbeing.

In turn you will join a relational, connected organisation that prioritises quality and supports its workforce to deliver this through strong relationships, as we realise this is what makes the biggest difference to children and families.

If you have suitable experience of working with children and their families and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching, Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher then we want to hear from you.

This is a permanent, full time post of 35 hours per week, to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service.

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Top job! Service Manager – Moray Family Wellbeing Service

  • Full time
  • £42,500 – £48,900
  • Elgin (On site)
  • Closing 29th April 2024

So why are we looking for a new Service Manager

Our ambition is for every child in Scotland to be safe, loved and well, together with their family. Children 1st is committed to protecting children by preventing harm through abuse and neglect. We will promote their wellbeing by respecting, protecting, and fulfilling children’s human rights.

We have a long history of working with children and families and partners in Moray. Children 1st along with our partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Manager to lead a large, creative and vibrant team. Our Service delivers a number of diverse supports alongside children and families. Our activities include Whole Family Support alongside our Social Work Colleagues creating alternative plans to support children growing up where they are safe and loved, and Perinatal Mental Health Support for new parents across Moray. Our activity includes both early help and more intensive supports, all based on quality relationships with children and families.

We are looking for a resilient Service Manager who can be a strong leader across the service and organisation. Someone who thinks operationally but understands the big picture too. We need a leader who is in touch with the needs of children, young people and their families who require support and passionate about their rights. We seek a dynamic manager who can build on the service strengths and create the agile and flexible service children and families need.

What kind of person will make a great Service Manager for Children 1st?

  • Has experience of keeping children safe in their own families.
  • Someone who can ensure that the child and family rights to have their voices heard and considered in decision making.
  • Can work autonomously and develop quality relationships with colleagues from a wide range of partner agencies.
  • Can help assess children’s and families’ situations and is systemic and reflective.
  • Someone who is calm and cool headed in decision making.
  • Someone open to always listening to improve and put quality at the centre of everything we do.
  • Shares the Children 1st vision for holistic, rights based, trauma informed, whole family support that is developed and enhanced by children and family’s participation and influence.

What kind of leader will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

  • Resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform systems as well as children’s lives.
  • Able to build great partnerships and to manage and contribute to courageous conversations.
  • Able to understand, predict and adapt to the changing children’s service landscape.
  • Bringing considerable operational service experience.
  • A cool head and clear minded at times of pressure.
  • Strategic in decisions and planning and can manage complexity.
  • Inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better.
  • An amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st.

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

You will be based in our Elgin service.

Salary, Conditions, Pension, Value

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme and a place where you will be supported and valued and work with excellent and kind colleagues.

Additionally, Children 1st offers further staff benefits including a cash-back healthcare plan, membership of a Credit Union and access to a cycle to work scheme.

Further Information

This is a permanent, full-time post of 35 hours per week, with flexibility for travel.

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Administrator

  • Part time
  • £20,126 – £21,677 pro-rata
  • East Lothian (On site)
  • Closing 19th April 2024

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the East Lothian Family Support Team. Children 1st have supported children, young people, and families within East Lothian for a number of year and are well established service.

Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise for children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported.

What kind of person will make a great Administrator for Children 1st?

  • will possess excellent administrative, IT and financial skills to support the work of Children 1st
  • provide a front-line reception service, as the first point of contact to external visitors and telephone callers, answering questions and responding to queries using own initiative as appropriate to ensure a relational and responsive service is provided
  • ability to maintain diaries, schedule and coordinate meetings and appointments
  • able to record, process and analyse data
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work for and on behalf of children and families and
  • is kind and compassionate and places people at the heart of their work

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone that will support the team who are doing the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

If you have an interest in supporting the activities of a compassionate and committed staff team then we would like to hear from you. In particular, we are seeking to further enhance our diversity from the perspective of ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender and disability.

Base

You will be office based within our two bases within Musselburgh MECA and Fisherrow Community Centre.

Our core hours are Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm working days are flexible.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days (pro rata) inclusive of 7 public holidays) and a contributory pension scheme. In addition, we offer further benefits ranging from a cashback health plan to a Cycle-to-work scheme.

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Senior Financial Wellbeing Advisor

  • Full time
  • £32,076 – £38,086
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th April 2024

Children 1st has been providing financial wellbeing and debt advice to the families we connect with over the past 10 years. We are looking for a Senior advisor to join our team. We have a team that works flexibly to provide support to all families connected with Children 1st through a mix of local delivery in our Services and through a helpline.

Our team works flexibly with families covering debt, financial wellbeing and we are about to develop a fuller approach to energy advice with the creation of 2 energy lead posts. As one of our Senior advisors, you will lead and support our advice delivery. Providing support and supervision to our Money Advisors and offering advice to colleagues across the organisation. This includes our Leadership Team and Colleagues in local Services.

We are looking of someone that has good experience and knowledge in money advice and who is creative and able to support our team ad develop our financial wellbeing support for children and families across Scotland.

The role involves working with the team across Scotland and will involve some planned travel and we have various option in terms of a work base depending on the successful applicant’s location. Our approach to flexible working supports a hybrid approach between work and the Service.

Additional Information

Please note, you will be expected to travel across the central Belt of Scotland, therefore a driving license and access to vehicle is required.

A Value and Reward Review is in progress with the resultant changes being implemented from April 2024 onwards.

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Financial Wellbeing Advisor

  • Full time
  • £28,851 – £33,680
  • Edinburgh or Lothians /central belt with travel
  • Closing 18th March 2024

This is an exciting opportunity to work within our Financial Wellbeing advice and support service as well as support our additional services across the charity.

Our Financial Wellbeing service works alongside families to address the challenges and risks which may have led to vulnerability, promote connection to their local communities, and improve financial stability and resilience. Our aim is to support communties to become more resilient and a place where children feel safe, valued, understood and supported.

The Financial wellbeing advisor will work across Scotland offering family support, community connection, and expert money and debt advice. This will enable families to resolve debt and money problems, become more financially resilient and break the cycle of poverty.

A priority for the financial wellbeing advisor will be to increase the capacity of our current services to provide Type I and II Financial wellbeing in one of the most deprived areas in Scotland

You will work as part of our National Financial wellbeing team. You will support families within their homes, deliver workshops within the community and in schools, and offer drop-in sessions within the community.

If you have experience of welfare rights, income maximisation, money, and debt advice, understand the impact trauma and adversity can have on children and families, and believe that you can apply this to your practice, we want to hear from you.

Further Information

This is a full time, 35 hours post funded until the 31 March 2026 with the intention to explore funding options beyond this date. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of families, including evenings and weekends as required.

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Energy Advisor – Financial Wellbeing Team x2

  • Full time
  • £28,851
  • National – (Hybrid/Remote )
  • Closing 18th March 2024

This is an exciting opportunity to work within our Financial Wellbeing advice service as well as support our Wider aims as a charity.

Our Financial Wellbeing service works alongside support colleagues to help families to address the challenges and risks which may have led to vulnerability, promote connection to their local communities, and improve financial stability and resilience. Our aim is to support communities to become more resilient and a place where children feel safe, valued, understood and supported.

The Energy Advisor will work within an integrated model of family support, community connection, and expert Energy advice and exploring money and debt advice. This will enable families to stay connected, keep homes warm and resolve debt and money problems, become more financially resilient and break the cycle of fuel poverty.

A priority for the Energy Advisor will be to increase the Energy advice and support we offer our families and with the capacity of our current services to provide Type I and II money advice in one of the most deprived areas in Scotland.

You will work as part of our National Money Advice team. You will support families within their homes, by telephone and other digital methods deliver workshops within the community and in schools, and offer drop-in sessions within the community.

If you have experience of energy advice welfare rights, income maximization, money and debt advice, understand the impact trauma and adversity can have on children and families, and believe that you can apply this to your practice, we want to hear from you.

This is a full time, 35 hours post funded until the 31 March 2026 with the intention to explore funding options beyond this date. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of families, including evenings and weekends as required.

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Top job! Bairns Hoose Co-ordinator (Service Manager)

  • Full time
  • £39,917 – £45,618
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 11th March 2024

Transforming the experience of child victims and witnesses in Scotland

Children 1st are looking for an exceptional and experienced operational leader to become our Bairns Hoose co-ordinator/service manager in Aberdeenshire. You will co-ordinate children’s journey through the Bairns Hoose, managing the space, liaising with agencies on behalf of children and their families and leading a team of advocacy and trauma recovery workers. Working within the Aberdeenshire Bairnshoose Development Group alongside Social Work, Police, Health and Justice colleagues to deliver on the ambition to offer children a trauma sensitive, rights-based and recovery focussed response to their care, protection, justice and recovery needs.

The Bairns Hoose is based on the European Barnahus, a child-friendly, multi-disciplinary, and interagency model of justice, care and recovery for children who are victims and witnesses of all forms of violence. A carefully designed place where all services and supports are child centred, rights- based and recovery focussed with Police, Social Work, Health, Court and recovery support services based under one roof.

This service demands a leader who is driven by children’s rights, is passionately committed to trauma responsive models and who has a background in delivering child centred, family minded support and multiagency services. You will lead our team of Rights, Advocacy and Trauma Recovery Workers and ensure the effective and efficient running of the Bairns Hoose. As a member of the Aberdeenshire Bairns Hoose partnership, you will build on the progress made to date and work towards achieving fully the aspiration of a Bairns Hoose for children and their families. As a key member of our Bairns Hoose Team, you will support our ambitions to have the highest quality Bairns Hoose delivering the greatest impact in the lives of children and families.

Our charity is a people and culture organisation. We put children’s rights and relationships at the heart of everything we do. We have ambitious plans for our Bairns Hoose to deliver on the Bairns’ Hoose National Standards, offering support to recover from the point at which children report abuse or harm, minimising the re-traumatisation of the justice and child protection system.

The Bairns Hoose Coordinator role is challenging due to the complexity of the systems change that Bairns Hoose seeks to achieve, requiring significant multiagency partnership working. The role also provides an exciting opportunity for you to develop new approaches to practice within child protection and justice that helps inform the way forward for Bairns Hoose in Scotland. You will shape and lead a high performing team focussed on achieving the best outcomes for children and their families. You will be an excellent communicator, creative, collaborative, inclusive and willing to work alongside our brilliant partners and leaders in Aberdeenshire to achieve our shared strategic vision for Bairns Hoose.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join us and play a critical part in transforming the lives of children and families in Scotland, ensuring that children’s voices are at the heart of our Bairns Hoose development and support.

About you

You will have substantial experience of leading a team delivering trauma sensitive support to children, young people and families. You will fully understand the ways in which the current justice and child protection systems retraumatise young people. You understand that ambitious change requires a clarity of purpose and vision and that as a leader it is your responsibility to communicate this. Your leadership and decision making are founded on a strong value base of doing the right thing by children and families at all times. You understand that strong professional, working relationships are the foundation of quality outcomes for children and families and high quality practice within your own team and with external stakeholders.

Knowing our ambition for children and young people, you will:

  • Want to transform children’s lives
  • Understand trauma and know that with the right support children and young people can recover – there is always a way
  • Be able to build strong relationships, work collaboratively with partners and manage tricky conversations
  • Be resilient and calm when under pressure – modelling a clear and accountable approach to leadership
  • Be an outstanding communicator
  • Be enthusiastic, driven and able to motivate and develop a professional team, inspiring colleagues to be even better
  • Have a fierce passion for children’s rights and belief in working with children and families; not ‘doing to’
  • Believe that it is a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and that their voices should be at the heart of service design
  • Be kind and willing to bring your whole self to the job: heart and mind, above all else, you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

If this sounds like you and your values align with ours then we would love to tell you more. An informal conversation with our Assistant Director can be arranged for interested candidates.

Further information

This a full-time role of 35 hours per week. You will work across the Aberdeenshire area. As you will be leading and developing a new service. Children1st are a relationship based organised and we need you to be a physically present ‘hands on leader’ of an amazing team who are similarly ‘hands on’ and ‘in person’ in their support of children and young people and families. The role may also involve occasional travel across Scotland.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 7 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

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Marketing Manager

  • Full time
  • £39,917 – £45,618
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th February 2024

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen within Children 1st, Scotland’s national children’s charity, for a Marketing Manager to join an expanded communications and marketing team.

The successful candidate will implement Children 1st’s marketing strategy to position the charity as a leading voice in child protection and trauma recovery in Scotland. You will oversee marketing campaigns with a focus on brand management, website development and marketing to cover the full marketing mix across multiple media channels. Managing and supporting the marketing team, you will work closely with other managers to achieve the strategic objectives of the charity.

If you are an experienced marketing professional with a proven track record and at least two years’ experience in a similar role, we want to hear from you.

The post will be a hybrid blend of office based (in Edinburgh) and home-based work. At least 40% of the working week will be based at our office in Whitehouse Lane, Edinburgh.

In return for your hard work, enthusiasm and commitment to our values you’ll receive a generous holiday allowance of 40 days per annum (pro rata), flexible working arrangements, a range of learning and development opportunities and a contributory pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 8%.

This is a permanent, full time role of 35 hours per week (slightly reduced hours will be considered).

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Communications Manager

  • Full time
  • £39,917 – £45,618
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th February 2024

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen within Children 1st, Scotland’s national children’s charity, for a Communications Manager to join an expanded communications and marketing team.

The successful candidate will implement Children 1st’s communications strategy to position the charity as a leading voice in child protection and trauma recovery in Scotland. You will work with the media and other audiences to raise the profile of the charity and promote awareness and understanding of its work. Managing and supporting the communications team, you will work closely with other managers to achieve the strategic objectives of the charity.

If you are an experienced communications professional with a proven track record and at least two years’ experience in a similar role, we want to hear from you.

The post will be a hybrid blend of office based (in Edinburgh) and home-based work. At least 40% of the working week will be based at our office in Whitehouse Lane, Edinburgh.

In return for your hard work, enthusiasm and commitment to our values you’ll receive a generous holiday allowance of 40 days per annum (pro rata), flexible working arrangements, a range of learning and development opportunities and a contributory pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 8%.

This is a permanent, full time role of 35 hours per week (slightly reduced hours will be considered).

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Top job! Team Leader – Aberdeen Family Wellbeing Service

  • Full time
  • £32,768 – £38,086
  • Aberdeen City
  • Closing 26th February 2024

This is an exciting opportunity to carry out an important role within Children 1st working as part of the Fit Like? Family Wellbeing Service in Aberdeen.

Since 2020 Children 1st have been delivering this innovative rights based service working alongside key partners within education, health, social work, ADP and community leaning and development where we have developed a variety of responsive and dynamic support offers which align to the needs of children, young people and families.

We adopt a relational and restorative approach which helps families to strengthen relationships and reduce emotional distress. Placing the voice of children, young people and their families at the centre of the support, the team provide early, preventative and collaborative whole family support; focusing on highlighting the resilience of families and responding to their individual needs.

We invest in reflective and trauma-sensitive practice which guides workers to develop a relationship with family members characterised by trust, respect, honesty, compassion and an open communication where families can then be linked with community-based networks of support.

We are looking for a Team Leader to join our leadership team within Aberdeen. In this position you will play a crucial role in the on-going learning and development of the service and contribute to how we continue to best meet the needs of families across Aberdeen City. Building relationships and the ability to communicate effectively internally as well as with external partners and agencies is at the heart of everything you will do.

You should have experience of working in a leadership role; of offering reflective support and supervision to a team of staff and able to confidently respond to and manage risk.

Families are facing increasing challenges which makes this is very a demanding role requiring tenacity, commitment and flexibility. No two days are the same!

If you have a passion for working alongside families, have experience of keeping children safe, are committed to restorative approaches, and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher then we want to hear from you.

Base

Your base will be shared spaces across 3 hubs in Aberdeen City (Northfield, Kincorth and Bridge of Don). With some opportunities for home working as well as meeting partners and families in their local community.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 7 public holidays, pro rata), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Further Information

This a permanent role of 35 hours a week, to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service.

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Service Administrator

  • Part time
  • £20,126 – £21,677 pro-rata
  • Mauchline, East Ayrshire
  • Closing 22nd February 2024

A fantastic opportunity to come and join the Children 1st team in East Ayrshire

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our new and innovative Restorative Family Group Decision Making Service in East Ayrshire. The new team and model of relational and restorative approaches, including Family Group Decision Making, will play a pivotal role in the delivery and development of the service, ensuring high quality relationships with children and families and working alongside our partners to evidence impact.

You will join our new service and team, to provide a vital role in supporting colleagues at various levels. The role of the Administrator is also a central point of contact for families and external agencies, so we invite candidates to bring a relational approach to their administrative skills and experience.

What kind of person will make a great Administrator for Children 1st?

• will possess excellent administrative, IT and financial skills to support the work of Children 1st

• provide a front-line reception service, as the first point of contact to external visitors, answering questions and responding to queries using own initiative as appropriate to ensure a relational and responsive service is provided

• ability to maintain diaries, schedule and coordinate meetings and appointments

• a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure

• thinks it’s a privilege to work for and on behalf of children and families and

• is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

If you have an interest in supporting the activities of a compassionate and committed staff team then we would like to hear from you. In particular, we are seeking to further enhance our diversity from the perspective of ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender and disability.

Base

You will be based in Mauchline, East Ayrshire.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days (pro rata) inclusive of 7 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Further Information

Ideally the hours will be worked across 3 or 4 days, with flexibility. This post may suit someone looking for employment within school hours, i.e. 9.30am – 3pm.

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Bairnshoose Advocacy, Rights and Recovery Worker

  • Full time
  • £28,851 – £33,680
  • Aberdeenshire area with travel
  • Closing 19th February 2024

Be part of the change you want to see for child victims and witnesses in Scotland

In partnership, Children 1st and Aberdeenshire a working to develop a Bairnshoose based on the European Barnahus model. Barnahus is a child-friendly, multidisciplinary, and interagency model of justice, care and recovery for children who are victims and witnesses of all forms of violence. A place where all Police, Social Work, Health and Court services are based under one roof. Children receive a coordinated trauma responsive plan to support their journey through the care, protection, and justice system. The aim of the model is to; prevent retraumatisation caused by delayed and disjointed investigation and court proceedings, to keep children safe, allow them access to fair justice and to help them recover from the trauma of their ordeal. Barnahus aims to place the best interests of the child at the centre of all the systems that are there to protect them and to offer the child and their family or caregivers all the support they need.

What kind of person will make a great Advocacy, Rights and Recovery Worker for Children 1st?

  • is fiercely passionate about children’s rights
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families
  • is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind
  • is committed to being part of transformational change alongside children and their families

What kind of Advocacy, Rights and Recovery Worker will you be?

Knowing our ambition for all children in Scotland to have access to a Bairnshoose, you will be someone who is:

  • resilient, skilled, and knowledgeable in supporting children and families
  • big hearted and courageous
  • able to build strong relationships and to manage the tricky conversations
  • compassionate and understanding of trauma
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better
  • an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

You will be based in and around Aberdeenshire. The role may involve travel across Scotland.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Hours

This post is 35 hours per week with a commitment to flexible working patterns.

Closing date: Monday 12th February at 9am. It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 19th February 2024.

For further information and to apply, please visit children1st.org.uk/jobs

The selection process will include seeking PVG Scheme

Children 1st is the working name of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Registered Charity No: SC 016092

Equal opportunities matter to Children 1st

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Bairns Hoose Co-ordinator (Service Manager)

  • Full time
  • £39,917 – £45,618
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 19th February 2024

Transforming the experience of child victims and witnesses in Scotland

Children 1st are looking for an exceptional and experienced operational leader to become our Bairns Hoose co-ordinator/service manager in Aberdeenshire. You will co-ordinate children’s journey through the Bairns Hoose, managing the space, liaising with agencies on behalf of children and their families and leading a team of advocacy and trauma recovery workers. Working within the Aberdeenshire Bairnshoose Development Group alongside Social Work, Police, Health and Justice colleagues to deliver on the ambition to offer children a trauma sensitive, rights-based and recovery focussed response to their care, protection, justice and recovery needs.

The Bairns Hoose is based on the European Barnahus, a child-friendly, multi-disciplinary, and interagency model of justice, care and recovery for children who are victims and witnesses of all forms of violence. A carefully designed place where all services and supports are child centred, rights- based and recovery focussed with Police, Social Work, Health, Court and recovery support services based under one roof.

This service demands a leader who is driven by children’s rights, is passionately committed to trauma responsive models and who has a background in delivering child centred, family minded support and multiagency services. You will lead our team of Rights, Advocacy and Trauma Recovery Workers and ensure the effective and efficient running of the Bairns Hoose. As a member of the Aberdeenshire Bairns Hoose partnership, you will build on the progress made to date and work towards achieving fully the aspiration of a Bairns Hoose for children and their families. As a key member of our Bairns Hoose Team, you will support our ambitions to have the highest quality Bairns Hoose delivering the greatest impact in the lives of children and families.

Our charity is a people and culture organisation. We put children’s rights and relationships at the heart of everything we do. We have ambitious plans for our Bairns Hoose to deliver on the Bairns’ Hoose National Standards, offering support to recover from the point at which children report abuse or harm, minimising the re-traumatisation of the justice and child protection system.

The Bairns Hoose Coordinator role is challenging due to the complexity of the systems change that Bairns Hoose seeks to achieve, requiring significant multiagency partnership working. The role also provides an exciting opportunity for you to develop new approaches to practice within child protection and justice that helps inform the way forward for Bairns Hoose in Scotland. You will shape and lead a high performing team focussed on achieving the best outcomes for children and their families. You will be an excellent communicator, creative, collaborative, inclusive and willing to work alongside our brilliant partners and leaders in Aberdeenshire to achieve our shared strategic vision for Bairns Hoose.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join us and play a critical part in transforming the lives of children and families in Scotland, ensuring that children’s voices are at the heart of our Bairns Hoose development and support.

About you

You will have substantial experience of leading a team delivering trauma sensitive support to children, young people and families. You will fully understand the ways in which the current justice and child protection systems retraumatise young people. You understand that ambitious change requires a clarity of purpose and vision and that as a leader it is your responsibility to communicate this. Your leadership and decision making are founded on a strong value base of doing the right thing by children and families at all times. You understand that strong professional, working relationships are the foundation of quality outcomes for children and families and high quality practice within your own team and with external stakeholders.

Knowing our ambition for children and young people, you will:

  • Want to transform children’s lives
  • Understand trauma and know that with the right support children and young people can recover – there is always a way
  • Be able to build strong relationships, work collaboratively with partners and manage tricky conversations
  • Be resilient and calm when under pressure – modelling a clear and accountable approach to leadership
  • Be an outstanding communicator
  • Be enthusiastic, driven and able to motivate and develop a professional team, inspiring colleagues to be even better
  • Have a fierce passion for children’s rights and belief in working with children and families; not ‘doing to’
  • Believe that it is a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and that their voices should be at the heart of service design
  • Be kind and willing to bring your whole self to the job: heart and mind, above all else, you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

If this sounds like you and your values align with ours then we would love to tell you more. An informal conversation with our Assistant Director can be arranged for interested candidates.

Further information

This a full-time role of 35 hours per week. You will work across the Aberdeenshire area. As you will be leading and developing a new service. Children1st are a relationship based organised and we need you to be a physically present ‘hands on leader’ of an amazing team who are similarly ‘hands on’ and ‘in person’ in their support of children and young people and families. The role may also involve occasional travel across Scotland.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 7 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

To apply, please visit children1st.org.uk/jobs

Closing date: Monday 12th February 2024. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on 19th and 20th February.

The selection process will include seeking PVG Scheme/Disclosure information.

Children 1st is the working name of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Registered Charity No: SC 016092

Equal opportunities matter to Children 1st

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IT Manager

  • Full time
  • £39,917 – £45,618
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th February 2024

At Children 1st our ambition is for every child in Scotland to be safe, loved and well with their family. As a charity we offer emotional, practical, and financial support to help families to put children first and campaign to uphold the rights of every child.

At Children 1st our ambition is for every child in Scotland to be safe, loved and well with their family. As a charity we offer emotional, practical, and financial support to help families to put children first and campaign to uphold the rights of every child.

An opportunity has arisen for an IT manager to join our enthusiastic and dedicated IT team focused on providing excellent IT services to Children 1st. The role involves the management of IT infrastructure, systems and hardware, overseeing the work of the IT technical team.

Based in Edinburgh, with some home working and visits to sites across Scotland, the successful candidate will bring significant experience of managing cloud hosted IT services. Demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of Microsoft 365, Azure and Intune, the post holder will be highly motivated with robust problem solving and analytical skills.

The role will involve collaborating with colleagues across the organisation, taking the time to build relationships and understand the needs of the organisation.

Further information

This is a full-time, (35 hours per week) permanent role and while we support flexible working you will be based in Edinburgh and will be required to travel throughout Scotland. Due to this, access to a car is required.

As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive the benefits:

40 days annual leave (inclusive of 7 public holidays). We have a generous contributory pension scheme (the charity will pay up to 8% of your salary) and life assurance. A Value and Reward Review is in progress with the resultant changes being implemented from April 2024 onwards.

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Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £33,680
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th January 2024

This is a brilliant opportunity to join a strong, passionate and innovative team using the power of communications to make sure that Scotland puts children first.

With the cost-of-living crisis and statutory services stretched to breaking point, children in Scotland need champions more urgently than ever. We’re looking for a highly experienced communications officer to build strong relationships with the media, generate public awareness of our campaigns and raise the profile of our impact, services and fundraising activities.

The team is based in Edinburgh with a requirement to travel to other Children 1st locations as required. Some hybrid working may be available.

As Scotland’s national children’s charity, as well as offering rewarding career and development opportunities, we also offer family friendly working and policies, 40 days annual leave per year and flexible working opportunities.

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Policy Assistant

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,428 – £28,287
  • Edinburgh based, with hybrid options and flexibility to work in other service bases.
  • Closing 9th February 2024

Children 1st works to keep children safe, loved and well and together with their families, whenever it is safe to do so. We believe that children do well when their families do well, and we offer practical, emotional and financial support to prevent and protect children and their families from harm and to support them to recover from trauma and abuse.

Children 1st has twin aims of delivering high-quality, relationship-based services for children and families and of supporting and influencing change for children and families on the key issues that affect them. This vital role will support the organisation to deliver its ambitions for children supporting the Policy, Evidence and Impact team, which includes policy, participation, evidence and data operations.

This involves working collaboratively internally in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with the main aim of upholding children’s care, protection, justice and recovery rights and in particular to support the development of high quality and well-informed policy briefings, proposals and advice in relation to our strategic priorities with a specific focus on Family Group Decision Making.

What kind of person are we looking for?

  • Someone who is fiercely passionate about children’s rights and transforming the lives of children across Scotland.
  • Someone who thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families.
  • Someone who understands the importance of children and their family voices at the heart of decisions about them.
  • Someone who is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind.
  • Someone who is compassionate and understanding of trauma.
  • Someone who shares our vision that children in Scotland will be safer, will grow up in strong, resilient families and will have access to early help and support when they need it.
  • Someone who can collaborate effectively with internal and external colleagues to uphold and promote children’s rights.

If this sounds like you, please read on because we’d love to hear from you!

Further Information

This is a full-time, fixed term role until 31 March 2025, however we would consider applicants wishing to work a minimum of 25 hours per week. While we support flexible working you will need to be based within an office base.

Please download our Job Description/Person Specification to read more about this exciting and key role!

As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive the following salary and benefits:

40 days annual leave (inclusive of 9 public holidays). We also have a contributory pension scheme (the charity will pay up to 8% of your salary) and life assurance.

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Bairns Hoose Co-ordinator (Service Manager)

  • Full time
  • £39,917 – £45,618
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 22nd January 2024

Transforming the experience of child victims and witnesses in Scotland

Children 1st are looking for an exceptional and experienced operational leader to become our Bairns Hoose co-ordinator/service manager in North Strathclyde. You will co-ordinate children’s journey through Scotland’s first Bairns Hoose, managing the space, liaising with agencies on behalf of children and their families and leading a team of advocacy and trauma recovery workers. Working within the North Strathclyde Partnership you will work alongside Social Work, Police, Health and Justice colleagues to deliver on the ambition to offer children a trauma sensitive, rights-based and recovery focussed response to their care, protection, justice and recovery needs.

The Bairns Hoose is based on the European Barnahus, a child-friendly, multi-disciplinary, and interagency model of justice, care and recovery for children who are victims and witnesses of all forms of violence. A carefully designed place where all services and supports are child centred, rights- based and recovery focussed with Police, Social Work, Health, Court and recovery support services based under one roof.

The North Strathclyde Bairns Hoose is the first of its kind in Scotland and is a test, learn and develop approach to pioneering a flagship local project for children and young people. It is a key priority for leaders in all agencies in the four local authorities in the partnership (East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire). The Bairns Hoose is also of national significance and will contribute to the development and roll out of this model across Scotland.

This flagship service demands a leader who is driven by children’s rights, is passionately committed to trauma responsive models and who has a background in delivering child centred, family minded support and multiagency services. You will lead our team of Rights, Advocacy and Trauma Recovery Workers and ensure the effective and efficient running of the Bairns Hoose. As a member of the North Strathclyde Bairns Hoose partnership, you will build on the progress made to date and work towards achieving fully the aspiration of a Bairns Hoose for children and their families. As a key member of our Bairns Hoose Team, you will support our ambitions to have the highest quality Bairns Hoose delivering the greatest impact in the lives of children and families.

Our charity is a people and culture organisation. We put children’s rights and relationships at the heart of everything we do. We have ambitious plans for our Bairns Hoose to deliver on the Bairns’ Hoose National Standards, offering support to recover from the point at which children report abuse or harm, minimising the re-traumatisation of the justice and child protection system.

The Bairns Hoose Coordinator role is challenging due to the complexity of the systems change that Bairns Hoose seeks to achieve, requiring significant multiagency partnership working. The role also provides an exciting opportunity for you to develop new approaches to practice within child protection and justice that helps inform the way forward for Bairns Hoose in Scotland. You will shape and lead a high performing team focussed on achieving the best outcomes for children and their families. You will be an excellent communicator, creative, collaborative, inclusive and willing to work alongside our brilliant partners and leaders in North Strathclyde to achieve our shared strategic vision for North Strathclyde Bairns Hoose.

Children 1st is an incredible charity full of people who love what they do and the difference they make. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join us and play a critical part in transforming the lives of children and families in Scotland, ensuring that children’s voices are at the heart of our Bairns Hoose development and support.

About the role

This is a key operational leadership role within one of the most respected children’s charities in Scotland. Working as part of the North Strathclyde partnership, you will be responsible for leading and shaping our Bairns Hoose development, in collaboration and spirit of positive, multiagency partnership. You will join the Children1st leadership team in the west of Scotland and provide inspirational leadership and professional, robust support and supervision to the Bairns Hoose team.

About you

You will have substantial experience of leading a team delivering trauma sensitive support to children, young people and families. You will fully understand the ways in which the current justice and child protection systems retraumatise young people. You understand that ambitious change requires a clarity of purpose and vision and that as a leader it is your responsibility to communicate this. Your leadership and decision making are founded on a strong value base of doing the right thing by children and families at all times. You understand that strong professional, working relationships are the foundation of quality outcomes for children and families and high quality practice within your own team and with external stakeholders.

Knowing our ambition for children and young people, you will:

• Want to transform children’s lives

• Understand trauma and know that with the right support children and young people can recover – there is always a way

• Be able to build strong relationships, work collaboratively with partners and manage tricky conversations

• Be resilient and calm when under pressure – modelling a clear and accountable approach to leadership

• Be an outstanding communicator

• Be enthusiastic, driven and able to motivate and develop a professional team, inspiring colleagues to be even better

• Have a fierce passion for children’s rights and belief in working with children and families; not ‘doing to’

• Believe that it is a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and that their voices should be at the heart of service design

• Be kind and willing to bring your whole self to the job: heart and mind, above all else, you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

If this sounds like you and your values align with ours then we would love to tell you more. An informal conversation with our Assistant Director Bairns Hoose can be arranged for interested candidates.

Further information

This a permanent, full-time role of 35 hours per week. You will be based in East Renfrewshire and work across the North Strathclyde area. As you will be leading and developing a new service, while flexible working can be supported, you will be required to be in the Bairns Hoose and supporting office base (both are in East Renfrewshire) for significant periods of time. Children1st are a relationship based organised and we need you to be a physically present ‘hands on leader’ of an amazing team who are similarly ‘hands on’ and ‘in person’ in their support of children and young people and families. The role may also involve occasional travel across Scotland.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 7 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

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Team Leader

  • Part time
  • £32,768 – £38,086 pro-rata
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 8th January 2024

This is an exciting opportunity to carry out an important role within an innovative partnership between Children 1st and East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

Over the past few years, in partnership with East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership, we have developed a variety of responsive and dynamic support offers which align to the needs of families.

We adopt a relational and restorative approach which helps families to strengthen relationships and reduce emotional distress. Placing the voice of children, young people and their families at the centre of the support, the team provide intensive and collaborative whole family support; focusing on highlighting the resilience of families and responding to their individual needs.

We invest in reflective and trauma-sensitive practice which guides workers to develop a relationship with family members characterised by trust, respect, honesty, compassion and an open communication where families can then be linked with community-based networks of support.

We are looking for a Team Leader to join our leadership team within East Renfrewshire. In this position you will play a crucial role in the on-going learning and development of the service and contribute to how we continue to best meet the needs of families across East Renfrewshire. Building relationships and the ability to communicate effectively internally as well as with external partners and agencies is at the heart of everything you will do.

You should have experience of working in a leadership role; of offering reflective support and supervision to a team of staff and able to confidently respond to and manage risk.

Families are facing increasing challenges which makes this is very a demanding role requiring tenacity, commitment and flexibility. No two days are the same!

If you have a passion for working alongside families, have experience of keeping children safe, are committed to restorative approaches, and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher then we want to hear from you. In particular, we are seeking to further enhance our diversity from the perspective of ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender and disability.

Base

Your base will be shared between our office in Giffnock and home working as well as meeting partners and families in their local community.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays, pro rata), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Hours

21 hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service. However, Wednesdays are seen as our ‘core day’ and when essential service activities take place such as team meetings.

Contract is initially until 31 March 2025.

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Project Worker - East Ayrshire Restorative Family Group Decision Making Service

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,851 – £33,680
  • East Ayrshire
  • Closing 12th January 2024

3 x Full time Project Worker and 3 x 0.8 (28 hours) Project Worker

A fantastic opportunity to come and join the Children 1st team in East Ayrshire

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our new and innovative Restorative Family Group Decision Making Service in East Ayrshire. The new team and model of relational and restorative approaches, including Family Group Decision Making, will play a pivotal role in the delivery and development of the service, ensuring high quality relationships with children and families and working alongside our partners to evidence impact. We are therefore looking to recruit a dynamic, experienced team of individuals who can drive the successful development and growth of this new and innovative partnership.

You do not require previous experience in the delivery of Family Group Decision Making but you must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles and values of the approach. You must also show a commitment to complete accredited training, which will be provided.

If you have experience of working within child protection processes, are committed to restorative approaches, meaningfully involving children and families, and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher then we want to hear from you.

Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. If you share this determination, we would love to hear from you.

What kind of people are we looking for?

  • have experience of keeping children safe in their own families
  • are fiercely passionate about children’s rights
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and,
  • are kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of team member will you be?

  • Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:
  • resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform children’s lives
  • determined to support children to stay safely with their own family
  • big hearted and courageous
  • able to build strong relationships and to manage the tricky conversations
  • is compassionate and understanding of trauma
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better
  • an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st
  • Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

You will be based in East Ayrshire with our partners in the HSCP and will travel to connect with other parts of the organisation. You will work on an outreach basis to connect with children and families in communities across East Ayrshire.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme. Salary is currently under review for 2024/2025.

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Administrative Support Assistant

  • Full time
  • £20,126 – £21,677
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th January 2024

Are you committed and passionate about the rights of children?

Are you a good communicator with good organisational skills and a flexible approach to new challenges?

The Safeguarders Panel Team at Children 1st is established as an integral feature of the Children’s Hearing landscape, contracted by the Scottish Government until at least June 2024 (potentially into a new contract) to manage the national Safeguarders Panel.

We are looking for a relational, child-centred, and resilient administrator to join our team. The Safeguarders Panel Team (SPT) recruit, support, provide learning opportunities and monitor Safeguarders practice. We collaborate with partner agencies and deliver all other operational tasks associated with Safeguarder appointments.

You will contribute to the team by providing a broad range of administrative support functions to the Safeguarders Panel Team, to help ensure that our processes run effectively and efficiently, and in the best interests of the child.

Relationships are at the heart of everything that we do, and the Administrative Support Assistant will have regular contact with others within the team, as well as with key partners within the Children’s Hearing System and other relevant professionals. This role will require good organisational and communication skills, and the ability to adopt a flexible approach in response to new challenges.

We need someone who is committed and passionate about the rights of children, and who shares our values and vision. We are looking for someone who is a real people’s person and has the intuition and drive to deliver on our ambitions, to help the team to support Safeguarders in their role, and work towards the best outcomes for children and young people.

Children 1st along with partners share a determination to support the transformation of the Children’s Hearing System, working with colleagues and children and families to deliver the Promise. We are also determined that children will have their rights respected, protected and fulfilled in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported.

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Finance Business Partner

  • Full time
  • £39,917 – £44,646
  • Edinburgh - Hybrid Working
  • Closing 12th December 2023

At Children 1st our ambition is for every child in Scotland to be safe, loved and well with their family. As a charity we offer emotional, practical, and financial support to help families to put children first and campaign to uphold the rights of every child.

An opportunity has arisen for a Finance Business Partner to join our Finance Team within our Corporate Services Directorate.

This role is integral to the running of the organisation, working with the Head of Finance across the organisation supporting managers in their business planning, budget setting and providing management information to allow our managers to make the best possible decisions. The role will also be responsible for producing management accounts.

Based in Edinburgh, with some home working and visits to sites across Scotland, the successful candidate will bring significant experience business partnering. The role will involve collaborating with colleagues across the organisation, taking the time to build relationships and understand the needs of the organisation.

You join us at an exciting time as we continue to play our part in helping Scotland's children and families as we enter the post-covid world and navigate a cost of living crisis. We are a dynamic charity focussed on leading transformational change for children so that they stay safe, happy and well in their own families and communities.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a busy finance team which is going through a period of change and development.

The main duties and responsibilities include:

  • To act as a key interface between Finance and Children 1st’s business units based across Scotland.
  • Develop and maintain accurate knowledge and understanding of cost centre environment.
  • Sign off and supply correct information for internal and external publication, for which accuracy and auditability are key.
  • Operate a Finance onboarding process for new delivery partners to ensure that adequate data provision is in place and operational records are kept.

To be considered for this opportunity you must be/have:

  • Fully Qualified Accountant (ICAS, ACA, ACCA, CIMA etc.)
  • Month-end and management accounts experience
  • Have a strong aptitude for analysing financial data
  • Budgeting and performance management experience
  • Strong excel skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Package Includes:

  • Full Time, 35-hour week
  • Hybrid working
  • Other flexible working arrangements
  • 40 days leave entitlement
  • Company pension

If you have previous experience of working in a senior accountancy role, are enthusiastic and motivated we’d love to hear from you.

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Administration Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,428 – £28,287
  • Glasgow / Hybrid
  • Closing 27th November 2023

Administration Coordinator Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport Service & Case Management Support Service.

Could your skills and passion for providing quality administrative and planning support help create safer sport for everyone across Scotland?

Through a strategic partnership with sportscotland, we provide Scottish governing bodies of sport (SGBs), local sports clubs and organisations with a range of advice, support and training in respect of wellbeing and protection.

As Administration Coordinator, you will have a key leading role to:

  • coordinate administrative support for two national services:

Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport, and,

Case Management Support,

  • communicating effectively with the Service Managers and Project Workers while prioritising and managing workloads accordingly.
  • coordinate liaison and partnership working with sportscotland colleagues in the planning and delivery of meetings, reporting and evaluation of both national services.
  • build the knowledge, skills and confidence of SGB staff and volunteers by supporting their induction, use and implementation of an electronic case management system.

What kind of person will make a great Administration Coordinator for these services?

Knowing our shared ambition with sportscotland to ensure safer sport for everyone, you will be someone who:

  • believes in the positive value of sport and is committed to making it a safe place for everyone.
  • builds strong relationships and works collaboratively with partners.
  • supports people through successes and challenges.
  • has strong planning and organisational skills and an ability to respond to complex and changing situations.
  • is resilient, skilled, and knowledgeable in providing administrative support.
  • is passionate about human rights and anti-discriminatory practice.
  • is determined and motivated in contributing towards building safe sporting environments.

Base

You will work flexibly, in a hybrid approach, with a requirement to attend our offices, or those of our partners, for meetings and work as agreed with your line manager.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays, pro rata), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme. A Value and Reward Review is in progress with the resultant changes being implemented from April 2024 onwards.

Hours

This is a full-time post of 35 hours per week, initially funded for 2 years.

Further Information

If you are interested in an informal discussion, then please get in touch and email donna.martin@children1st.org.uk to arrange a time to chat.

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Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,851 – £33,680
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th November 2023

This is a brilliant opportunity to join a strong, passionate and innovative team using the power of communications to make sure that Scotland puts children first.

With the cost-of-living crisis and statutory services stretched to breaking point, children in Scotland need champions more urgently than ever. We’re looking for a highly experienced communications officer to build strong relationships with the media, generate public awareness of our campaigns and raise the profile of our impact, services and fundraising activities.

The team is based in Edinburgh with a requirement to travel to other Children 1st locations as required. Some hybrid working may be available.

As Scotland’s national children’s charity, as well as offering rewarding career and development opportunities, we also offer family friendly working and policies, 40 days annual leave per year and flexible working opportunities.

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Project Worker - Case Management Support Service

  • Full time
  • £28,851 – £33,680
  • Glasgow. You will work flexibly, in a hybrid approach, with a requirement to attend our offices, or those of our partners, for meetings and work as agreed with your line manager.
  • Closing 30th October 2023

Project Workers: Wellbeing and Protection in Sport - Case Management Support Service

An exciting opportunity to improve wellbeing and protection across Scottish sport

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development and delivery of a new, national service which will support Scottish governing bodies of sport (SGBs) to effectively manage wellbeing and protection concerns for all who participate in sport. The service is being established through a strategic partnership between sportscotland, Children 1st and SGBs.

We are now looking for two skilled and confident people to develop and deliver the service. As a Project Worker, you will be part of a team working in partnership with SGBs to:

  • support their management of wellbeing and protection concerns, and any subsequent investigations and disciplinary hearings effectively, in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • build the knowledge, skills and confidence of SGB staff and volunteers through training, mentoring and directed learning.
  • facilitate the development of resources including practice guidance, tools and templates that support SGBs’ case management of wellbeing and protection concerns.

What kind of person will make a great Project Worker for the Case Management Support Service?

Knowing our shared ambition with sportscotland to ensure safer sport for everyone, you will be someone who:

  • believes in the positive value of sport and is committed to making it a safe place for everyone.
  • empowers people through successes and challenges.
  • is resilient, skilled, and knowledgeable about wellbeing and protection.
  • builds strong relationships and works collaboratively with partners.
  • is passionate about human rights and anti-discriminatory practice.
  • has strong organisational skills and an ability to respond to complex and changing situations.
  • assesses situations and provides clear advice.
  • is determined and motivated in contributing towards building and delivering a new service to meet identified needs.

Above all else, the most important thing is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children, young people and adults in sport at every turn.

If you have the above and possess a professional qualification and/or relevant experience from an appropriate sector, such as social work, law, human resources or sports governance, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Base

You will work flexibly, in a hybrid approach, with a requirement to attend our offices, or those of our partners, for meetings and work as agreed with your line manager.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays, pro rata), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme. A Value and Reward Review is in progress with the resultant changes being implemented from April 2024 onwards.

Hours

There are two fixed term, full time posts of 35 hours per week funded for an initial 2-year period.

Further Information

If you are interested in an informal discussion, then please get in touch and email donna.martin@children1st.org.uk to arrange a time to chat.

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Media Relations Lead

  • Full time
  • £28,851 – £33,680
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd October 2023

Are you a highly experienced media relations professional with an extensive track record in building relationships with the media?

If you are driven by the desire to make headlines that lead to lasting policy and legislative change, this could be just the role for you.

As Media Relations Lead, you’ll play a crucial role in our campaigning work, planning and delivering integrated media campaigns to support the successful implementation of our key policy calls and to position us as a leader of systems change for children and families in Scotland.

You’ll play a key role in Children 1st’s high achieving communications and marketing team making full use of your creative flair, talent for storytelling and powers of connection with children, families, the media, partners and supporters to help every child in Scotland stay safe, loved and well with their families.

If you’ve got a talent for getting to the heart of a story and producing compelling editorial, marketing, digital and social content which rouses campaigners, supporters, volunteers, colleagues and policy-makers to join us in achieving our ambition for every child in Scotland, we’d love to hear from you.

Base

The team is based in Edinburgh with a requirement to travel to other Children 1st locations as required. Some hybrid working may be available.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 7 public holidays, pro rata), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

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Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £28,851 – £33,680 pro-rata
  • East Ayrshire
  • Closing 27th October 2023

A fantastic opportunity to come and join the Children 1st team in East Ayrshire.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our Family Wellbeing Service in East Ayrshire. Children 1st along with children and families and our partners in East Ayrshire HSCP have co-designed this innovative service to work alongside children and their families within communities across East Ayrshire, providing early help which is easily accessible and non-stigmatising. The team and model of support will play a pivotal role in the delivery and development of the service, ensuring high quality relationships with children and families and working alongside our partners to evidence impact. We are therefore looking to recruit a dynamic, experienced team member who can drive the successful development and growth of this innovative partnership.

Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. If you share this determination, we would love to hear from you.

What kind of people are we looking for?

  • has experience of keeping children safe in their own families
  • is fiercely passionate about children’s rights
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and,
  • is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of Family Wellbeing team member will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

  • resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform children’s lives
  • determined to support children to stay safely with their own family
  • big hearted and courageous
  • able to build strong relationships and to manage the tricky conversations
  • is compassionate and understanding of trauma
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better
  • an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

You will be based in East Ayrshire with access to our HUB in Mauchline and will travel to connect with children and families living across East Ayrshire

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 7 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Further Information

This is a fixed term post funded until 31 March 2025. This is a part time post of 21 hours per week until 31 March 2024 and thereafter until 31 March 2025 the hours will be 17.5 hours per week.

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Property Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • Circa £40,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th October 2023

Children 1st work to give every child in Scotland a safe and secure childhood. We achieve this by providing direct services to vulnerable children and their families across Scotland.

This important and exciting position plays an important role in the day to day running of the Children 1st bases and spaces. Managing all property and Health and Safety matters, working with the Corporate Administration team and Service Teams in all of Children 1st locations.

This role within the Corporate Services Team will involve managing the efficient running and maintenance of the property portfolio, reviewing corporate contracts, work with internal teams and external contractors across the country to help with the efficient running of offices and service bases, and ensure all legal and statutory requirements are met throughout the property portfolio. The post holder will also be responsible for ensuring the organisational Health and Safety requirements are met, manage the property database and budget and line manage the Corporate Administration Team.

If you think you meet all or most of these requirements and are keen to work within Children 1st, we would love to hear from you!

In return you will be offered a competitive salary, 40 days annual leave inclusive of 9 days public holidays, flexible working opportunities, a contributory pension scheme and generous maternity/adoption and paternity leave benefits.

This is a permanent, full time post of 35 hours a week although part-time will be considered for the right candidate.

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Administrator

  • Part time
  • £20,126 – £21,677 pro-rata
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 23rd October 2023

Children 1st have opened the first Bairns Hoose in Scotland and are looking for an Administrator to join our team in creating a nurturing, caring, child centred and family friendly welcoming environment for children and their families. The Children 1st North Strathclyde Bairns Hoose is a place where children can access the support they need to complete their child protection and/or justice journey. Working closely with our Bairns Hoose Executive Assistant you will deliver support from our Bairns Hoose in East Renfrewshire, working 21 hours across 3 days. The role involves providing office based support as one of the key people in the team who will ensure a consistent caring welcome to everyone who visits the house.

What kind of person will make a great Bairns Hoose Administrator?

  • cares about children and their families and upholding their rights
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families
  • is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of Administrator will you be for Children 1st?

Knowing our ambition for Bairns Hoose, you will be someone who:

  • is a skilled and diplomatic communicator, who wants to work with our team to transform children’s lives
  • provide the first point of contact to external visitors and telephone callers, answering questions and responding to queries using own initiative to ensure a relational and responsive service is provided
  • can warmly welcome and connect well with young people and their families when they come to the Bairns Hoose, helping them to feel safe
  • can connect well with Children1st colleagues and the wide range of multiagency partners who will use the Bairns Hoose, helping them to feel comfortable and welcome
  • has a high level of integrity and awareness of the sensitive and confidential nature of the work of the Bairns Hoose team
  • takes pride in the accuracy and quality of your work and the outputs from the Bairns Hoose team
  • will possess excellent administrative, IT and financial skills to support the work of Children 1st
  • ability to maintain diaries, schedule and coordinate meetings and appointments
  • able to record, process and analyse data
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • is kind and compassionate and places people at the heart of their work

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

You will be office based within our Bairns Hoose in East Renfrewshire

Further Information

This is a part time, permanent role of 21 hours per week. Our core hours are Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm. We are keen to dovetail this role, with our Executive Assistant and therefore have a preference for this post to provide administrative support on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday. We are committed to offering flexible working opportunities where possible and are therefore happy to explore options.

We know that applying for a new job or moving to a new team can be a difficult decision and that you will want to make sure that this is a good step for you. If you would like to discuss the role or have any questions, please contact: hr@children1st.org.uk and they will direct you to either our Bairns Hoose Service Lead or Executive Assistant who will happily tell you more about the role and answer your questions.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days (pro rata) inclusive of 7 public holidays) and a contributory pension scheme.

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Sessional Youth Workers (x2)

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Dalkeith
  • Closing 18th October 2023

This is an exciting opportunity to support our Midlothian service, with children, young people and their families in a group based environment. We are looking for enthusiastic, warm, creative and relational workers to compliment our team to provide activities for children in the setting of the Woman’s Supper Club and also to support our weekend / school holiday family activity sessions#.

Experience of working with young people and their families is essential, with experience of working in a play based setting advantageous. You will be supporting young people from birth to 18 using a variety of approaches predominantly in a group work setting.

You will be expected to take a lead role in planning the activities and ensuring that resources are kept up to date and linking with the Midlothian team.

We are keen to recruit more than one person to provide flexibility in service delivery, and provide cover for sickness, holidays etc.

So if you consider yourself to be compassionate, creative and committed, and have experience in activity based support for children and their families, we’d love to hear from you.

*Hours :

  • 3 hours on Thursday evenings 4 – 6.30pm with 30 mins planning time outwith
  • 3-8 hours alternate weekends / weekly holiday provision: this is to be confirmed dependent on activities undertaken.
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Executive Assistant

  • Full time
  • £23,428 – £28,287
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 13th October 2023

Do you want to help us transform the lives of children across Scotland? Do you share our vision that children in Scotland will be safer, will grow up in strong, resilient families and will have access to early help and support when they need it? Do you have excellent communication skills, diligence and the ability to work proactively?

If this sounds like you, please read on because we’d love to hear from you!

Children 1st has a terrific opportunity for an Executive Assistant for two of our Directors within our Finance and Corporate Services, and People and Culture directorates. This is to work alongside our other Executive Assistants and Corporate Administration Co-ordinator in ensuring that our administrative needs are met.

We are proud of the way we do things at Children 1st and the culture we have created for our people. We need people who are highly organised, engaging, who can work effectively both autonomously and as part of team and who can provide a comprehensive, high quality secretarial and diary management function for our Directors.

Further information

These are full-time, (35 hours per week) permanent roles, however we would consider applicants wishing to work as low as 25 hours per week. While we support flexible working you will need to be based within an office base.

As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive the following salary and benefits:

40 days annual leave (inclusive of 9 public holidays). We also have a contributory pension scheme (the charity will pay up to 8% of your salary) and life assurance

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IT Manager

  • Full time
  • £39,917 – £45,618
  • Edinburgh, with some travel through-out Scotland
  • Closing 20th October 2023

At Children 1st our ambition is for every child in Scotland to be safe, loved and well with their family. As a charity we offer emotional, practical, and financial support to help families to put children first and campaign to uphold the rights of every child.

An opportunity has arisen for an IT manager to join our enthusiastic and dedicated IT team focused on providing excellent IT services to Children 1st. The role involves the management of IT infrastructure, systems and hardware, overseeing the work of the IT technical team.

Based in Edinburgh, with some home working and visits to sites across Scotland, the successful candidate will bring significant experience of managing cloud hosted IT services. Demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of Microsoft 365, Azure and Intune, the post holder will be highly motivated with robust problem solving and analytical skills.

The role will involve collaborating with colleagues across the organisation, taking the time to build relationships and understand the needs of the organisation.

Further information

This is a full-time, (35 hours per week) permanent role and while we support flexible working you will be based in Edinburgh and will be required to travel throughout Scotland. Due to this, access to a car is required.

Please download our Job Description/Person Specification to read more about this exciting and key role!

As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive the following salary and benefits:

40 days annual leave (inclusive of 9 public holidays). We also have a contributory pension scheme (the charity will pay up to 8% of your salary) and life assurance

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Support Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,768 – £38,086
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 8th October 2023

The post holder location/office base is subject to negotiation

Are you passionate about children’s rights?

Are you resilient, and able to lead and support Safeguarders in their demanding role for children?

The Safeguarders Panel Team at Children 1st is established as an integral feature of the Children’s Hearing landscape, contracted by the Scottish Government to manage the national Safeguarders Panel.

We are looking for a relational, child-centred, and resilient leader to join our team, ensuring that children’s rights and quality are at the heart of the Safeguarders Panel. The Safeguarders Panel Team (SPT) recruit, support, provide learning opportunities and monitor Safeguarders practice. We collaborate with partner agencies and deliver all other operational tasks associated with Safeguarder appointments.

You will develop relationships with Safeguarders individually and in groups, working as part of a team, to provide direct support in their important and challenging role. You will help them provide an excellent, accountable, trauma-sensitive and rights-based service for children and young people, and to provide evidence for their re-appointment.

Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported.

What kind of person will make a great Support Manager for Children 1st Safeguarders Panel Team?

• have a working knowledge of the Children’s Hearing System

• be passionate about children and their rights being respected

• proven leadership skills with a background of support and monitoring of others - volunteers and or employed staff

• be able to grasp complex systems quickly

• be supportive and flexible in ensuring the day-to-day operation of the service

• be creative and interested in the development of associated support, learning and development agenda.

• be confident with independent working but also comfortable within a whole team context

• be comfortable facilitating and presenting

• is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of Support Manager will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

• positive, enthusiastic and energetic

• resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform practice

• solution focused with a strength-based approach

• big hearted and courageous

• able to build strong relationships and to manage the tricky conversations

• is compassionate and understanding of trauma

• a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure

• inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better

• an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

Safeguarders Panel Team is a National service, though this post will support Safeguarders in the north region of Scotland. The post holder location/office base is subject to negotiation.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 7 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Hours

This is a full time post of 35 hours per week, commencing in January 2024 for an initial period of 2 months to cover a period of maternity leave.

Hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service, some evening and weekend work on occasion.

Further Information

Due to potential conflict of interest issues which may arise, it is not possible to undertake the role of a Children’s Panel member alongside a role within the Safeguarders Panel Team here at Children 1st. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

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Project Worker - East Renfrewshire

  • Part time
  • £28,851 – £33,680 pro-rata
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 28th September 2023

The Learn Well service was established in August 2022 as an innovative multi-agency partnership including Children 1st and East Renfrewshire’s Education Department and Health & Social Care Partnership. This is an exciting opportunity to join the service at a crucial point in its development.

Building on the success of the first year, the service provides intensive support to children, young people and their families by focussing on:

  • improving their health and wellbeing
  • improving their educational attainment

The successful candidates will work in collaboration with young people, their families and a variety of East Renfrewshire partners including teachers, social workers, support staff, educational psychologists and other third sector partners. The children and young people linked with the service remain the responsibility of the school they are registered with; however, we are looking for your creativity and commitment to help us compliment this offer and help the young people improve their wellbeing and reach the goals they set for themselves.

We offer a range of different supports including individual and family support; opportunities to improve physical and emotional wellbeing; transition support; advocating on behalf of and with the young people; contributing to curriculum outcomes. This is an exciting yet demanding role which will require you to get alongside children and their families where, when and how best suits them. We want to be able to offer children and families the right support at the right time.

What kind of people are we looking for?

  • Experience of keeping children safe in their own families
  • Extensive experience of working alongside and together with children and families impacted by trauma and adversity, with a lens on the promotion of long-term recovery (with a particular understanding of children and young people from the care experienced community)
  • Experience of providing support to children and families, with confidence, in a trauma sensitive and systemic way
  • Experience and understanding of relational and restorative approaches to practice
  • Curious, responsive, flexible and courageous in your relationships with children and families, and colleagues in other services
  • Fiercely passionate about Children’s Human Rights
  • Shares our belief that it’s a privilege to get alongside children and families to help life feel better for them
  • Confident and competent communicators who can work autonomously in a fast paced, demanding role

What kind of Children 1st team member will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

  • Resilient, skilled and knowledgeable, who wants to transform children’s lives
  • Determined to support children to stay safely with their own family
  • Big hearted and courageous
  • Able to build strong relationships and to manage difficult conversations
  • Calm and clear minded during times of challenge or distress
  • Kind and compassionate

If you have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher then we want to hear from you. In particular, we are seeking to further enhance our diversity from the perspective of ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender and disability.

Base

You will be based in our Giffnock office, with some flexibility between your base, home, and meeting families/partners in the community expected.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays, pro rata), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Hours and Status

This is a part-time position consisting of 17.5 hours per week.

Fixed-term until 31 July 2024

Further Information

Hours to be worked flexibly across the week to meet the needs of families and the service. However, Wednesdays are our ‘core day’ when essential service activities take place such as team

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Equality Diversity and Inclusion Lead

  • Full time
  • £28,851 – £33,680
  • Glasgow/Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th September 2023

This is a fantastic opportunity for an Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Lead to join our dynamic Charity to do work of worth and value supporting children and families.

This role presents a unique opportunity to spearhead the development and execution of vital strategic projects, policies, and action plans aimed at integrating EDI principles into every aspect of our work at Children 1st. If you possess a proven track record in identifying EDI challenges, devising targeted solutions, and engaging with diverse individuals across all levels, this position is tailored for you.

As the EDI Lead, you will forge strong connections with external partners, internal task forces, and key stakeholders, crafting evidence-based strategies and interventions while overseeing their successful implementation. You will extend expert guidance and assistance to colleagues throughout Children 1st, ensuring alignment with pertinent EDI regulations and drawing inspiration from industry best practices, both within and beyond the non-profit sector, to drive impactful transformation.

The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of equality legislation and adeptness in EDI best practices. Essential competencies encompass the ability to operate effectively within a team and autonomously, convey intricate concepts to diverse audiences, and manifest unwavering dedication to the core values of Children 1st.

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £32,768 – £38,086
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st September 2023

A fantastic opportunity to come and join the Children 1st team in Edinburgh.

Children 1st have a long history of working with children and families in the city. We have been building a new approach to help children affected by poor mental health and emotional distress. Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported.

The post holder will work alongside children and families Social Work Services, Education and other voluntary sector agencies in a partnership approach to support children, young people and their families to receive the intensive family support that they feel they need.

What kind of person will make a great Team Leader for Children 1st?

Someone who:

• has experience of keeping children safe in their own families

• is fiercely passionate about children’s rights

• thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and,

• is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of leader will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

• resilient, skilled, and knowledgeable who wants to transform systems as well as children’s lives

• big hearted and are courageous

• able to build great partnerships and to manage the tricky conversations

• able to understand, predict and adapt to the landscape

• bringing service experience

• a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure

• able to make decisions

• inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better.

• Promote a positive team culture & be committed to the needs of a diverse team.

• an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

Why Children 1st?

Because we work to make children safer in their families and communities. Because we believe in providing support to whole families through strong trusting relationships. We don’t “do to” families, we respect that with the right support, families can usually resolve their own difficulties and overcome challenges.

We have local services in communities and national services that stretch across the whole of Scotland that make a lasting difference to children’s lives. Just as important as our community based supports is our work to amplify the voices of children, their parents and carers to ensure they have real influence and power to change how things are done.

We are relentlessly focussed on quality, and we are constantly listening and looking to improve. You will find this role a challenge and you will be stretched. You will also find we are a kind and incredibly supportive organisation.

Protecting Children

You will make sure that we are compassionate in our response and accountable to children, families and stakeholders.

Base

You will be based in the Edinburgh Service. Your wellbeing is important to us, we will support you to work in a way that gets the job done but maintains a healthy work life balance.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Further Information

This is a full time, fixed term role of 35 hours per week to cover a period of maternity leave until 31 July 2024.

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Family Support Helpline Supervisor

  • Full time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st September 2023

Parentline is Scotland’s free helpline, email and web-chat service, for anyone caring for or concerned about a child. On contacting Parentline families have an opportunity to discuss any concerns they have with a trained call taker as part of our COSCA-recognised service.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with Scotland’s national family support service, Parentline. As part of the team, you’ll provide focused individual and group information, advice and support via our volunteer staffed helpline.

If you are an experienced professional with a social work, social care or other appropriate qualification we want to hear from you.

Hours - flexible, including some evenings and weekend work on a rota-ed basis.

Status – Fixed term until October 2024 (maternity cover)

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Top job! Director of People and Culture

  • Full time
  • £62,035 – £71,363
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th August 2023

Children 1st is looking for a highly experienced and transformational HR professional to lead and implement our People and Culture strategy. As a key member of our Executive Leadership Team, you will support our ambitions to have the best quality people delivering the greatest impact in the lives of children and families in Scotland. If you want to work within a creative, dynamic, and passionate executive leadership team, where you will further grow and develop as a leader, join us as our new Director of People and Culture.

Our charity is a people and culture organisation. We put relationships at the heart of everything we do and we have ambitious plans to build the best and most inclusive environment where our people can thrive, grow and deliver on our strategic goals to keep children across Scotland safe and well. With a focus on being “brilliant at the basics” we also have a strong focus on improving, enhancing, and developing our colleague offer to support and enable transformational change. If you can bring the skills, leadership, expertise and influence in HR, organisational development, culture and colleague experience then this could be the role for you.

We are proud of the way we do things at Children 1st and the culture we have created for our people. We offer a great working environment where values led leaders can thrive.

The role will be exciting, fast-paced and challenging. You will shape and lead a high performing people and culture team focussed on driving forward excellence. You will be creative, collaborative, inclusive and willing to work alongside our brilliant leaders across the charity to achieve our key strategic priorities and goals. You will be a custodian of the charities values and behaviours and will lead on all aspects of people management, leadership and OD, inclusion and learning.

Children 1st is an incredible charity full of people who love what they do and the difference they make. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join us and play a critical part in transforming the lives of children and families in Scotland, our ambition is for every child in Scotland to be safe, loved and well, together with their family. As a charity we offer emotional; and practical support and financial advice to help families to put children first and we campaign to uphold the rights of every child.

About the role

This is a strategic leadership role within one of the most respected children’s charities in Scotland. Working with other high performing leaders you will be responsible for developing, leading and implementing our people and culture strategy and will provide inspirational leadership to the team.

About you

You will have substantial experience of working and leading human resources in a complex and dynamic environment. A brilliant leader, you will have a strong track record of motivating others to deliver excellent outcomes and impact. You will be a driver of innovation and transformation projects with an understanding of how to build positive and effective cultures.

You will:

  • Have extensive knowledge and understanding of the people agenda in the social care and charity sector
  • Have strong understanding and experience of strategies and action plans to ensure Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and will help drive our ambition to become an anti-racist organisation where everyone belongs
  • Have Excellent knowledge and application of employment law
  • Have Understanding of national strategies and workforce priorities affecting social care
  • Be Resilient and calm when under pressure – modelling a clear and accountable approach to leadership
  • Be an outstanding communicator
  • Driven and enthusiastic and able to motivate and develop a professional team

If this sounds like you and your values align with ours with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism then we would love to tell you more. An informal conversation with our CEO Mary Glasgow can be arranged for interested candidates.

This a permanent, full-time role of 35 hours per week. You will be based in the central belt with an ability to travel to our spaces and bases when required.

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Service Manager - Case Management Support Service (Wellbeing and Protection)

  • Full time
  • £39,917 – £45,618
  • Hybrid
  • Closing 23rd August 2023

A unique leadership chance to shape wellbeing and protection across Scottish sport

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the development of a new, national service which will support Scottish governing bodies of sport (SGBs) to effectively manage wellbeing and protection concerns for all who participate in sport. The service is being established through a strategic partnership between sportscotland, Children 1st and SGBs.

We are now looking for a skilled and confident leader to plan and facilitate the strategic development of the service from the outset. As the Service Manager, you will provide professional leadership to determine the strategic direction of the service and manage the team’s partnership with SGBs to:

  • support their management of wellbeing and protection concerns and investigations in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • build the knowledge, skills and confidence of SGB staff through training, mentoring and directed learning.
  • facilitate the development of resources including practice guidance, tools and templates that support SGBs’ case management of wellbeing and protection concerns.

What kind of person will make a great Service Manager for the Case Management Support Service?

  • skilled, strategic leader who can shape and build a new service in response to identified needs.
  • able to inspire and motivate team members providing leadership, guidance and emotionally-intelligent support.
  • ability to work relationally with partner agencies so as to maintain effective planning and open communication.
  • have an excellent understanding of wellbeing and protection for both children and adults.
  • have effective organisational skills and an ability to respond to complex and changing situations.
  • is a strong communicator who values a collaborative approach.
  • is passionate about human rights.

If you have the above and possess a professional qualification and experience from an appropriate sector, such as social work, law, human resources or sports governance, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Base

You will work flexibly, in a hybrid approach, with a requirement to attend our offices, or those of our partners, for meetings and work as agreed with your line manager.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays, pro rata), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme. A Value and Reward Review is in progress with the resultant changes being implemented from April 2024 onwards.

Hours

This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week funded initially until 31st October 2025.

Information Sessions

We are keen to give you further opportunity to get to know more about the new service and the Service Manager role. Therefore, we are holding two online information sessions with the opportunity for questions too. These will be held on: 11th August at 11.00 a.m. and 16th August at 7.30 p.m.

If you are interested in attending then please email David on david.black@children1st.org.uk to receive the meeting links. You can also submit a question in advance and these will be shared anonymously. You do not need to provide your name or join on video should you attend.

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Business Development and Trusts Executive

  • Full time
  • £28,851 – £33,680
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow
  • Closing 18th August 2023

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of Children 1st's Business Development & Trust (BD&T) team who raise income from statutory and charitable trusts and foundations to make a positive difference to the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families across Scotland.

We are a friendly, hardworking and supportive team who have secured a range of long-term partnerships with a range of statutory and grant funders including Scottish Government; Local Authorities, The National Lottery Community Fund and William Grant Foundation. We are driven by our commitment to securing funding that enables Children 1st’s front-line services to build empowering relationships with families to address the various, often complex, challenges they face.

If you share our passion and determination, we would love to hear from you.

What kind of people are we looking for?

  • Demonstrable track-record securing grant funding and/or statutory income
  • Able to build strong relationships with colleagues and funders across Scotland
  • Thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families
  • Loves to write and can adapt style to engage difference audiences
  • Finds fundraising exciting and seeks to build on professional development and experience

Base

This role requires you to be based at either our Glasgow or Edinburgh base 3 days per week. We know it is helpful to work alongside our teams in community bases and you will be required to travel to our other services routinely. Once you are up and running in the role we can agree the working arrangements that best suit you and the organisation.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Diversity and inclusion

We aim to tackle all forms of discrimination, including on the basis of ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender and disability, both internally and externally.

We seek to create a workforce which reflects the diverse population we serve, including previously under-represented groups. We are committed to making Children 1st an environment where all employees are welcomed, nurtured and can thrive.

Wellbeing

Your wellbeing is important to us, we will support you to work in a way that gets the job done but maintains a healthy work life balance. We will provide connection with the rest of the organisation including regular support from Linda Jardine (Director for Children & Families Services); Euan Miller Head of Business Development & Trusts and Sarah Johnston, the Manager within the Business Development & Trusts team; and wider colleague groups and networks across Children 1st.

Join the Team

If you would like an informal chat about this role, please contact Business Development & Trusts Manager, Sarah Johnston by email: sarah.johnston@children1st.org.uk to arrange a time.

Further Information

This is a permanent post. We have 1 full time equivalent post (35 hours a week). We would be open to hearing from candidates who wish to explore flexible working hour arrangements within Children 1st’s operational hours 8 a.m.– 6p.m.

Please identify your preferred working pattern/availability in your application.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £28,851 – £33,680
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 11th August 2023

This is an exciting opportunity to carry out an important role within an innovative partnership between Children 1st and East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

The East Renfrewshire Family Wellbeing Service offers support to help improve the emotional wellbeing of children and young people aged 8-18, and their families.

We are currently looking for a new colleague to join the team. In the Project Worker role you will connect with children and their families who are looking for help and support; offering them space and time to begin to share their story and thinking with them about what they might need to help things feel better.

We offer a range of different supports for children and families, including individual and family support; facilitated and peer led group supports and befriending relationships. This is an exciting yet demanding role which will require you to get alongside children and their families where, when and how best suits them. We want to be able to offer children and families the right support at the right time.

What kind of people are we looking for?

  • Experience of keeping children safe in their own families
  • Extensive experience of working alongside and together with children and families impacted by trauma and adversity, with a lens on the promotion of long-term recovery
  • Experience of providing support to children and families, with confidence, in a trauma sensitive and systemic way
  • Experience and understanding of relational and restorative approaches to practice
  • Curious, responsive, flexible and courageous in your relationships with children and families, and colleagues in other services
  • Fiercely passionate about Children’s Human Rights
  • Shares our belief that it’s a privilege to get alongside children and families to help life feel better for them
  • Confident and competent communicators who can work autonomously in a fast paced, demanding role

What kind of Children 1st team member will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

  • Resilient, skilled and knowledgeable, who wants to transform children’s lives
  • Determined to support children to stay safely with their own family
  • Big hearted and courageous
  • Able to build strong relationships and to manage difficult conversations
  • Calm and clear minded during times of challenge or distress
  • Kind and compassionate

If you have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Health, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher then we want to hear from you. In particular, we are seeking to further enhance our diversity from the perspective of ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender and disability.

Base

You will be based in our Giffnock office, with some flexibility to work at home when this suits the needs of families and/or the service.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 7 public holidays, pro rata), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Hours

This a full time, fixed term post of 35 hours per week to cover a period of maternity cover until 31 May 2024. 35 hours to be worked flexibly across the week to meet the needs of families and the service. However, Wednesdays are our ‘core day’ when essential service activities take place such as team meetings.

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Strategic Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager

  • Full time
  • £39,917 – £45,618
  • Hybrid - Central Belt
  • Closing 7th August 2023

Are you a brilliant relationship builder and an experienced fundraiser with a passion for improving children’s lives? Are you looking for that next opportunity to work for an inspirational cause? If this is you, then Children 1st is where you belong! We are proud of the way we do things at Children 1st and the culture we have created for our people. We offer a great working environment where values led leaders can thrive.

If you want to work within a creative, dynamic, and passionate organisation, where you will further grow and develop our Philanthropy & Partnership team this is the right place for you. The role will be exciting, fast-paced and challenging. With opportunity to try new ways of engaging donors and partners, you will be creative, collaborative, inclusive and willing to work alongside our brilliant colleagues across the charity to achieve our key strategic priorities and goals.

Children 1st is an incredible charity full of people who love what they do and the difference they make. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join us and play a critical part in transforming the lives of children and families in Scotland, our ambition is for every child in Scotland to be safe, loved and well, together with their family. As a charity we offer emotional; and practical support and financial advice to help families to put children first and we campaign to uphold the rights of every child.

About the role

The success of the fundraising strategy at Children 1st has ensured that we have a strong platform to build from and we are excited to be recruiting a Strategic Philanthropy & Partnerships Manager to ensure we focus on securing strategic, transformational relationships with donors and partners.

This role might be for you if you are excellent at:

  • Thinking about the bigger picture with an eye on the external environment
  • Being creative with considering how we can make Children 1st the charity of choice for key donors and partners
  • Engaging and building solid working relationships with a wide variety of individuals across all levels, internally and externally
  • Problem solving and finding solutions
  • Making compelling and ambitious asks based on mutually beneficial and respectful relationships
  • Being a motivating manager and team player, thinking differently about where you can support your team, teammates and colleagues across the charity

Travel is a key element of this role as we support fundraising activity across the whole of Scotland. We will be looking for the post holder to be willing and able to travel as the role requires e.g. to events, meetings, to build relationships with staff and supporters and maximize new opportunities.

This is a manager level role that is perfect for someone who has experience in either corporate or major donor fundraising and is looking for the next step up in their career.

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Corporate Administrator

  • Full time
  • £20,126 – £21,677
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th July 2023

Our vision is that children in Scotland will be safer, will grow up in strong, resilient families and will have access to early help and support when they need it. They will have their rights protected in all areas of their lives. Prevention of harm to children, stronger, more resilient families and communities, greater respect for children’s rights and strong partnerships and community engagement will be our measure of success.

This important position provides a broad range of administrative tasks and activities which supports the smooth running of our office in Edinburgh.

This role within the Corporate Services Team will involve:

  • Taking a friendly and professional approach when connecting to external stakeholders and internal colleagues
  • Administration for internal and external events
  • Compiling packs and documents for internal and external events
  • Responding to general enquiries received by phone and email, and welcoming visitors to the office
  • Scheduling and coordinating meetings, appointments and travel arrangements where required.
  • General clerical duties
  • Resolving administrative problems and inquiries
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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £28,851 – £33,680
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th July 2023

A fantastic opportunity to come and join the Children 1st team in Glasgow

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our Glasgow Family Wellbeing Service, to positively impact on the lives of children, young people and their families, building empowering relationships to address the various, often complex, challenges they face. This is an innovative service, working alongside children and their families within communities across the South of Glasgow, providing intensive support which is easily accessible and non-stigmatising. We listen and learn from children and families to develop the service alongside our partners. We are therefore looking to recruit dynamic, flexible, experienced individuals who can drive the successful development and growth of this innovative service.

Children 1st along with our partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. If you share this determination, we would love to hear from you.

What kind of people are we looking for?

  • has experience of keeping children safe in their own families
  • is fiercely passionate about children’s rights
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and,
  • is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of Glasgow Family Wellbeing team member will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

  • resilient, skilled, flexible and knowledgeable who wants to transform children’s lives
  • determined to support children to stay safely with their own family
  • big hearted and courageous
  • able to build strong relationships and to manage the tricky conversations
  • is compassionate and understanding of trauma
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better
  • an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

You will be based in Glasgow with access to our service hub in the south of the city.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 7 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Diversity and inclusion

We aim to tackle all forms of discrimination, including on the basis of ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender and disability, both internally and externally.

We seek to create a workforce which reflects the diverse population we serve, including previously under-represented groups. We are committed to making Children 1st an environment where all employees are welcomed, nurtured and can thrive.

Wellbeing

Your wellbeing is important to us, we will support you to work in a way that gets the job done but maintains a healthy work life balance. We will provide connection with the rest of the organisation including regular support from the local Team Leaders, Service Manager and Assistant Director.

Further Information

This is a permanent post. We have one full time equivalent post (35 hours a week), but we would like to hear from anyone who would like to explore a reduced hours arrangement. Please identify your preferred working pattern/availability in your application.

This post requires flexibility, which means planned early morning, evening and weekend work when necessary, in order to offer the appropriate level of support to individual families.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £28,851 – £33,680
  • Renfrewshire
  • Closing 14th July 2023

A fantastic opportunity to come and join the Children 1st team in Renfrewshire

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our Abuse and Trauma Recovery service in Renfrewshire. The service is part of the partnership, Women and Children First with Renfrewshire Council. The service works alongside children and young people who have experienced Domestic Abuse and/or Sexual Abuse and their families and aims to support recovery and improved emotional wellbeing.

Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. If you share this determination, we would love to hear from you.

What kind of person are we looking for?

• has experience of keeping children safe in their own families

• has experience of working alongside children, young people and families who have experience domestic abuse/sexual abuse

• is fiercely passionate about children’s rights

• thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and,

• is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of Project Worker will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

• resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform children’s lives

• determined to support children to stay safely with their own family

• big hearted and courageous

• able to build strong relationships and to manage the tricky conversations

• is compassionate and understanding of trauma

• a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure

• inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better

• an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

You will be based in Renfrewshire with access to the Women and Children First premises in Paisley and will travel to connect with children, young people and families and other parts of the organisation.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays, pro rata), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

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Team Leader : Case Management Support Service – Wellbeing and Protection

  • Full time
  • £32,768 – £38,086
  • Throughout Scotland
  • Closing 9th July 2023

A unique chance to influence wellbeing and protection across Scottish sport

This is an exciting opportunity to lead on the establishment of a new, national service providing case management support to Scottish governing bodies of sport (SGBs). Children 1st is working in partnership with sportscotland to develop this service and support SGBs to effectively manage wellbeing and protection concerns for all who participate in sport.

We are now looking for a skilled and confident leader to develop, launch and grow this service from the outset. As the Team Leader, you will lead and manage the team’s partnership with SGBs to:

  • support their management of wellbeing and protection concerns and investigations in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • build the knowledge, skills and confidence of SGB staff through training, mentoring and directed learning.
  • facilitate the development of resources including practice guidance, tools and templates that support SGBs’ case management of wellbeing and protection concerns.

What kind of person will make a great Team Leader for the Case Management Support Service?

  • able to inspire and motivate team members providing leadership, guidance and emotionally-intelligent support.
  • have an excellent understanding of wellbeing and protection for both children and adults.
  • have effective organisational skills and an ability to respond to manage investigations and changing situations.
  • is a strong communicator who values a collaborative approach
  • is passionate about human rights.

If you have the above and possess a professional qualification and experience from an appropriate sector, such as social work, law or human resources, we would like to hear from you.

Base

You will primarily work at home with a periodic requirement to attend meetings at our offices and those of our partners across central Scotland.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays, pro rata), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Hours

This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week funded initially until 31 June 2025.

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Evidence and Data Analyst

  • Full time
  • £32,768 – £38,086
  • Flexible in Scotland
  • Closing 24th July 2023

At Children 1st our ambition is for every child in Scotland to be safe, loved and well with their family. As a charity we offer emotional, practical, and financial support to help families to put children first and campaign to uphold the rights of every child.

We support the whole family when they need it, for as long as they need it. We offer help to prevent families reaching crisis point, to keep children safe and to support children and families to recover from trauma and harm.

This is an exciting time for an Evidence and Data Analyst to join Children 1st as we undertake an ambitious project to transform our approach to recording how we work alongside children and families.

Our goal is to develop an integrated system which:

• supports our work with children and families

• respects the rights of those whose data we hold

• allows us to evidence the quality and impact of our work

We want to ensure that we can demonstrate the difference our work makes to children and families. Our Evidence and Data Analyst will provide rigour, insight and expertise in developing and analysing data in our new national recording system. A critical role will be an ability to communicate our work to support service development, funding requirements and our influencing work. This is a role that requires strong quantitative and qualitative data skills to ensure that we can robustly evidence the impact of our work across Scotland.

We want someone who shares our values. We want someone who recognises that the data and stories we hold for children and families are powerful and should be heard. We have recognised that we need a new way to record our relationship-based work that #Keeps the Promise and fully upholds children and families’ rights. We have invested in a new recording system to ensure this happens and this role is a key part in delivering our strategic commitment to make a difference.

Base

Based flexibly in Scotland with access to our head office based in Edinburgh.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays, pro rata), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Hours

This is a full time role of 35 hours per week.

We welcome any further discussion about this post. Please contact Dr Louise Hill (Head of Policy, Evidence & Impact), email:Louise.Hill@children1st.org.uk to arrange a convenient time.

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Project Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,851 – £33,680
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 23rd June 2023

The Learn Well service was established in August 2022 as an innovative multi-agency partnership including Children 1st and East Renfrewshire’s Education Department and Health & Social Care Partnership. This is an exciting opportunity to join the service at a crucial point in its development. Building on the success of the first year, the service provides intensive support to children, young people and their families by focussing on:

- improving their health and wellbeing

- Improving their educational attainment

The successful candidates will work in collaboration with young people, their families and a variety of East Renfrewshire partners including teachers, social workers, support staff, educational psychologists and other third sector partners. The children and young people linked with the service remain the responsibility of the school they are registered with; however, we are looking for your creativity and commitment to help us compliment this offer and help the young people improve their wellbeing and reach the goals they set for themselves.

We offer a range of different supports including individual and family support; opportunities to improve physical and emotional wellbeing; transition support; advocating on behalf of and with the young people; contributing to curriculum outcomes. This is an exciting yet demanding role which will require you to get alongside children and their families where, when and how best suits them. We want to be able to offer children and families the right support at the right time.

What kind of people are we looking for?

  • Experience of keeping children safe in their own families
  • Extensive experience of working alongside and together with children and families impacted by trauma and adversity, with a lens on the promotion of long-term recovery (with a particular understanding of children and young people from the care experienced community)
  • Experience of providing support to children and families, with confidence, in a trauma sensitive and systemic way
  • Experience and understanding of relational and restorative approaches to practice
  • Curious, responsive, flexible and courageous in your relationships with children and families, and colleagues in other services
  • Fiercely passionate about Children’s Human Rights
  • Shares our belief that it’s a privilege to get alongside children and families to help life feel better for them
  • Confident and competent communicators who can work autonomously in a fast paced, demanding role

What kind of Children 1st team member will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

  • Resilient, skilled and knowledgeable, who wants to transform children’s lives
  • Determined to support children to stay safely with their own family
  • Big hearted and courageous
  • Able to build strong relationships and to manage difficult conversations
  • Calm and clear minded during times of challenge or distress
  • Kind and compassionate

If you have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Health, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher then we want to hear from you. In particular, we are seeking to further enhance our diversity from the perspective of ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender and disability.

Base

You will be based in our Giffnock office, with some flexibility between your base, home, and meeting families/partners in the community expected.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays, pro rata), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Hours and Status

The hours in this post will be worked flexibly across the week to meet the needs of families and the service. However, Wednesdays are our ‘core day’ when essential service activities take place such as team meetings.

This is a fixed-term position until 31 July 2024.

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Corporate Administration Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £28,851 – £33,680
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th June 2023

At Children 1st our ambition is for every child in Scotland to be safe, loved and well with their family. As a charity we offer emotional, practical, and financial support to help families to put children first and campaign to uphold the rights of every child.

We support the whole family when they need it, for as long as they need it. We offer help to prevent families reaching crisis point, to keep children safe and to support children and families to recover from trauma and harm.

This important and exciting position plays a role in both the day to day running of the Edinburgh office and in cross organisational administration matters, assisting with the management of health and safety and working with service teams in all of Children 1st locations.

This role within the Corporate Services Team will involve:

• managing the efficient running of our current headquarters in Edinburgh as well as leading the administration support team to provide high quality administrative support across Children 1st.

• acting as the main point of contact in the administrative support team

• supporting teams across the country with property and facilities management of service bases

• working with internal teams and external contractors to ensure all legal and statutory requirements are met throughout the property portfolio.

• maintaining organisational and property files, registers and working collaboratively with all members of the Corporate Services Team to maintain high levels of confidentiality and data security

The post holder will be the key point of contact for organisational Health and Safety requirements, will manage the property database, and will maintain office supplies and records, in addition to overseeing contractors and reviewing corporate contracts.

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Ministerial Appointment – Safeguarder in the Children’s Hearings System

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Various locations throughout Scotland
  • Closing 28th July 2023

Are you someone who cares passionately about children and their rights being respected? Are you friendly and can communicate with children? You may be interested in becoming a Safeguarder.

Children and young people are clear that Safeguarders should be friendly, care about them, and see them as unique individuals.

Safeguarders are appointed by Ministers and have a unique and important role in children’s hearings and related court proceedings, supporting the process to focus on the child’s best interests. When a child or young person is involved in a children’s hearing or court case, it can feel really scary, and difficult and life-changing decisions will often need to be made about their future.

“It makes you feel like you can trust them (the Safeguarder) if they’re friendly. You can kind of automatically tell if someone is kind and if you can trust them.” (Young Person)

While skills and knowledge are important in this role, these professional qualifications are secondary to the core values of the person to children and young people. They want warmth and genuineness, and someone who can see them for all that they are without judgement. This is the kind of person that we are looking for.

A Safeguarder ensures that the best interests of a child or young person are taken into account, that their views are considered, and that their human rights are protected. Recommendations made by a Safeguarder can inform and influence hearing’s decisions.

“A Safeguarder should be hopeful that the Panel or Sheriff will make the right decision for the child.” (Young Person)

Children 1st is contracted by the Scottish Government to manage the national Safeguarders Panel. On behalf of Scotland’s children and young people we are looking for individuals who can:

• Maintain an unwavering focus on the child or young person’s best interests in children’s hearings and related court proceedings

• Communicate with and be attuned to the child or young person in the assimilation and analysis of information to make clear, reasoned and justifiable recommendations

• Work effectively as an individual and alongside others connected to the role

• Have the values, skills and experience to uphold the vision of the national Safeguarders Panel to be excellent, transparent, consistent and respectful for children and young people and their human rights

“Come in as a human, not as a professional.” (Young Person)

Applications are now invited from individuals motivated to undertake this key role.

We would particularly welcome applications from individuals who are willing to travel to Safeguarder appointments in the areas of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Dundee, East Ayrshire, Falkirk, Fife, Highlands, Moray, and North Ayrshire.

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Top job! Director of Fundraising

  • Full time
  • £52,942 – £60,642
  • Central belt/hybrid
  • Closing 9th June 2023

Are you a brilliant relationship builder, a talented strategic leader and an experienced fundraiser with a passion for improving children’s lives? Are you looking for that next opportunity to work for an inspirational cause? If this is you, then Children 1st is where you belong! We are proud of the way we do things at Children 1st and the culture we have created for our people. We offer a great working environment where values led leaders can thrive.

If you want to work within a creative, dynamic, and passionate executive leadership team, where you will further grow and develop as a charity leader, join us as our new Director of Fundraising. The role will be exciting, fast-paced and challenging. You will shape and lead a high performing fundraising team connected to cause and focussed on delivering a strategy which inspires our supporters to help us grow our impact through sustainable income. With opportunity to try new ways of engaging donors and partners, you will be creative, collaborative, inclusive and willing to work alongside our brilliant leaders across the charity to achieve our key strategic priorities and goals.

Children 1st is an incredible charity full of people who love what they do and the difference they make. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join us and play a critical part in transforming the lives of children and families in Scotland, our ambition is for every child in Scotland to be safe, loved and well, together with their family. As a charity we offer emotional; and practical support and financial advice to help families to put children first and we campaign to uphold the rights of every child.

About the role

This is a strategic executive leadership role within one of the most respected children’s charities in Scotland. Working with other high performing leaders you will be responsible for developing and shaping a new fundraising strategy and providing inspirational leadership to the fundraising team.

Excellent quality stewardship of our existing supporters will be one of the key responsibilities, alongside developing new partnerships and relationships and managing a dynamic team of fundraisers and developing new income streams.

About you

You will have substantial experience of successful fundraising and partnership management. A brilliant leader, you will have a strong track record of motivating others to deliver excellent outcomes and impact. You will be a driver of innovation and transformation with an understanding of how to secure long term sustainable income.

You will:

  • Be passionate and informed about our work and inspire support from a range of audiences
  • Love building long term, strategic partnerships
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders at all levels
  • Have success in delivering significant large gifts from donors
  • Thrive when motivating and leading teams
  • Have deep knowledge and understanding of fundraising, strategic marketing and brand positioning

You will have experience of developing and implementing multi-strand fundraising strategies; experience of successful negotiation and interaction at a senior level with a wide range of individuals, as well as experience of managing people in an ambition driven environment, helping team members to develop, achieve and exceed their own KPIs.

If this sounds like you and your values align with ours with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism then we would love to tell you more. An informal conversation with our CEO Mary Glasgow can be arranged for interested candidates. This a permanent, full-time role of 35 hours per week. You will be remote based with travel to our spaces and bases as required.

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Peer Support Worker - Midlothian Family Wellbeing Hub

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,126 – £21,677
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 16th June 2023

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Children 1st team in Midlothian as a peer support worker. You will provide support to parents impacted by substance use and poor mental health and their families. You will be skilled in “getting alongside” parents with a compassionate approach, using your own lived experience of substance use, poverty and poor mental health amongst other factors, to form trusting relationships, facilitating lasting, meaningful change.

The role will be varied, including 1:1 and group based supports which will see you supporting parents to engage in mutual aid meetings, attend health and wellbeing appointments, be more connected in recovery communities and feel more confident. You will support parents in their understanding of how substance use has impacted on both themselves and their family, and working with colleagues help families to strengthen their relationships with each other.

If you have compassion, are skilled at forming trusting relationships, dedication to making a meaningful difference, are non judgemental and can evidence stability in your lived experience, we would be interested in hearing from you. You will be expected to have an understanding / experience of recovery orientated support and an awareness of the supports available in the Midlothian community.

What kind of person will make a great peer worker for Children 1st?

  • is fiercely passionate about supporting parents and their families through recovery
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of parents, children and their families
  • is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind
  • is committed to being part of a wider team to promote meaningful change for families.
  • is flexible and creative in their approach

Further Information

This is a full time position however we are open to accepting applications from people who are interested in working a minimum of 14 hours, up to 35 hours.

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Individual Giving and Supporter Experience Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,768 – £38,086
  • The successful candidate can be based Scotland-wide
  • Closing 9th June 2023

Raising funds is essential to ensuring that we can help keep Scotland’s children safe, well and loved with their families.

Children 1st is looking for a new Individual Giving and Supporter Experience Manager to take our donor recruitment and retention strategy to the next level.

This role holds a senior position within the Supporter Experience Team and is responsible for inspiring new donors to support Children 1st, establishing new relationships with individuals, managing the operational implementation of individual giving fundraising initiatives and leading our donor acquisition activity.

The Individual Giving and Supporter Experience Manager will play a key role in evolving our fundraising acquisition strategy and will play a crucial role in further developing our cross-directorate stewardship strategy.

We need someone who is focused, organised, creative and has a keen eye for detail, with a passion for delivering an amazing supporter experience.

If you have experience in fundraising, communications, or marketing we would love to hear from you.

This a permanent, full-time role of 35 hours per week. You will be remote based with travel to our spaces and bases as required.

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Media and Marketing Lead

  • Part time
  • £28,851 – £33,680 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (possibility of Glasgow)
  • Closing 18th May 2023

Are you a highly experienced media and marketing professional with an extensive track record in building relationships with the media and securing coverage that influences lasting change?

Are you wanting to use your media and marketing skills for good?

If you can harness the power of communications to help children in Scotland to grow up safe and loved within their family and community then our media and marketing lead role could be for you.

You’ll play a key role in Children 1st’s high achieving communications and marketing team making full use of your creative flair, talent for storytelling and powers of connection with children, families, the media, partners and supporters to help every child in Scotland stay safe, loved and well with their families.

Base

The team is based in Edinburgh with a requirement to travel to other Children 1st locations as required. There is also the option to be based in our Glasgow (Pollok) Hub with one day a week regular travel to Edinburgh on a Wednesday. Some hybrid working may be available.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 7 public holidays, pro rata), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

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Administrator

  • Part time
  • £20,126 – £21,677 pro-rata
  • East Lothian Musselburgh
  • Closing 19th May 2023

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the East Lothian Family Support Team. Children 1st have supported children, young people, and families within East Lothian for a number of year and are well established service.

Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise for children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported.

What kind of person will make a good Administrator for Children 1st?

  • will possess excellent administrative, IT and financial skills to support the work of Children 1st
  • provide a front-line reception service, as the first point of contact to external visitors and telephone callers, answering questions and responding to queries using own initiative as appropriate to ensure a relational and responsive service is provided
  • ability to maintain diaries, schedule and coordinate meetings and appointments
  • able to record, process and analyse data
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work for and on behalf of children and families and
  • is kind and compassionate and places people at the heart of their work

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone that will support the team who are doing the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

You will be office based within our two bases within Musselburgh MECA and Fisherrow Community Centre

Our core hours are Mon day-Friday 9am – 5pm working days are flexible

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Bairns Hoose Rights, Advocacy and Trauma Recovery Worker

  • Full time
  • £38,086
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 10th May 2023

Be part of the change you want to see for child victims and witnesses in Scotland

In partnership, Children 1st are developing Scotland’s first Bairns Hoose based on the European Barnahus model. Barnahus is a child-friendly, multidisciplinary, and interagency model of justice, care and recovery for children who are victims and witnesses of all forms of violence. A place where all Police, Social Work, Health and Court services are based under one roof. Children receive a coordinated trauma responsive plan to support their journey through the care, protection, and justice system. The aim of the model is to; prevent re-traumatisation caused by delayed and disjointed investigation and court proceedings, to keep children safe, allow them access to fair justice and to help them recover from the trauma of their ordeal.

Children1st North Strathclyde Bairns Hoose will aim to place the best interests of the child at the centre of all the systems that are there to protect them and to offer the child and their family or caregivers all the support they need.

What kind of person will make a great Bairns Hoose Rights, Advocacy and Trauma Recovery Worker for Children 1st?

  • is fiercely passionate about children’s rights
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families
  • is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind
  • is committed to being part of transformational change alongside children and their families

What kind of Rights, Advocacy and Trauma Recovery Worker will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who:

  • is resilient, skilled and knowledgeable, who wants to transform children’s lives
  • can connect well with young people and their families, help them to feel safe and build a relationship based on trust
  • understands trauma and knows that with the right support children and young people can recover from complex trauma – there is always a way
  • is able to build strong relationships and manage tricky conversations
  • is able to work collaboratively with partners
  • has a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • is able to make decisions
  • can inspire colleagues and teams to be even better
  • is an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

You will work across the North Strathclyde area - East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, and Renfrewshire - to meet with young people and families in their homes, schools, and local community. You will also be based in our North Strathclyde Bairns Hoose in East Renfrewshire on a duty basis, which is roughly every fourth week. You will also work from our other Children 1st services in North Strathclyde/Glasgow

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Further information

This post is a permanent, full time role of 35 hours per week with a commitment to flexible working patterns.

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Food Pantry Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £23,248 – £28,287 pro-rata
  • Girvan
  • Closing 12th May 2023

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Children 1st team in the Carrick Family Wellbeing Service.

The service offers community based, child centred family wellbeing support across the Carrick locality of Girvan, Maybole and the surrounding villages.

We are looking for someone to co-ordinate and oversee the operational delivery of the Girvan Food Pantry. This will include recruitment, induction, training, and support of volunteers.

If you are passionate about connecting with people and communities, we are keen to hear from you.

This is an exciting opportunity to carry out an important role to create a sustainable, holistic service to meet the needs of the community through community engagement and active participation from the planning stage through to implementation and growth of the Food Pantry.

Further Information

This is a part-time role of 17.5 hours per week.

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Financial Wellbeing Advisor

  • Full time
  • £28,851 – £36,680
  • Moray
  • Closing 18th April 2023

This is an exciting opportunity for a Financial Wellbeing Advisor who will become part of the team at Moray Family Wellbeing service.

The Financial wellbeing Advisor will work within a restorative model of family support, community connection, and expert money and debt advice. This means you will be delivering financial support to families in their home or, local community. We aim to enable families to resolve debt and money problems, become more financially resilient and break the cycle of poverty.

Ideally you will have experience of promoting welfare rights, income maximization and/or money and debt advice to families. You will be someone who has compassion, and an understanding of the impact trauma and adversity can have on children and families and believe that you can apply this to your practice. If you have these qualities and experience, we want to hear from you.

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Project Worker – Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport

  • Full time
  • £28,851 – £33,680
  • Glasgow - Hybrid Working
  • Closing 26th April 2023

This is an exciting opportunity to join a national service providing support to Scottish governing bodies of sport. It is an established partnership between Children 1st and sportscotland that helps ensure children and young people stay safe and have fun while taking part in sport.

We are currently looking for a new colleague to join the team as we grow and develop the work of the service. In the Project Worker role you will connect with sports governing bodies and clubs and be involved in:

  • Providing advice and support regarding child wellbeing and protection.
  • Training and consultancy to help sports organisations develop their approaches to keeping children and young people safe in sport.
  • Producing resources and information guides.

What kind of person will make a great Project Worker for Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport ?

  • is passionate about children’s rights
  • has an excellent understanding of child wellbeing and protection
  • has experience of working or volunteering in sport
  • is a strong communicator who enjoys helping others

If you have the above and are an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community work or other appropriate qualification, we want to hear from you.

Base

You will primarily work at home with a periodic requirement to attend meetings at our offices across central Scotland.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 7 public holidays, pro rata), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Hours

This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week funded initially until 31 January 2026.

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Senior Fundraiser – Business Development & Trusts

  • Full time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • Hybrid - Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st March 2023

At Children 1st our vision is that children in Scotland will be safer, will grow up in strong, resilient families and will have access to early help and support when they need it. They will have their rights protected in all areas of their lives. Prevention of harm to children, stronger, more resilient families and communities, greater respect for children’s rights and strong partnerships and community engagement will be our measure of success.

This is an exciting time for fundraising at Children 1st. In 2019 we launched our fundraising strategy which is designed to inspire people in Scotland to put children first. Since then, despite the pandemic, we’ve successfully grown our income.

This role requires an excellent candidate to produce high quality bids, proposals and tenders which communicate our unique approach to working with Scotland’s vulnerable children, young people and families and which capture our outcome focused delivery models with clarity and conviction.

This role would be great for you if:

  • You believe in helping support some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children and families
  • You can write excellent applications and funding bids
  • Enjoy working with a wide range of partners and stakeholders
  • Working with operational colleagues to find funding solutions to meet the need of those we support
  • Delivering the best you can
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Supporter Care Officer

  • Full time
  • £18,809 – £20,259
  • Edinburgh EH9 1AT
  • Closing 6th April 2023

Raising funds is essential to ensuring that we can help keep children safe, well and loved with their families.

Children 1st is looking for two new members of our Supporter Experience Team.

Due to internal career progression, we have two Supporter Care Officer vacancies.

Our Supporter Care Team help us deliver gold standard stewardship. Relationships start with donors and supporters from the minute they pick up the phone or respond to an email enquiry.

Alongside providing gold standard stewardship, the team supports the fundraising department by processing payments, reconciling income, ensuring data is accurate and up to date, and fulfilling supporter requests.

We need someone who is friendly, focused, organised, and has a keen eye for detail.

If you have customer service or operations experience or are looking to start a career in fundraising, and have a passion for supporting Scotland’s children - we want to hear from you.

This a permanent, full-time role of 35 hours per week. You will be based at our Edinburgh office at Whitehouse Loan.

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Project Worker (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • Giffnock, East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 14th April 2023

This is an exciting opportunity to carry out an important role within an innovative partnership between Children 1st and East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

The East Renfrewshire Family Wellbeing Service offers support to help improve the emotional wellbeing of children and young people aged 8-18, and their families.

We are currently looking for a new colleague to join the team. In the Project Worker role you will connect with children and their families who are looking for help and support; offering them space and time to begin to share their story and thinking with them about what they might need to help things feel better.

We offer a range of different supports for children and families, including individual and family support; facilitated and peer led group supports and befriending relationships. This is an exciting yet demanding role which will require you to get alongside children and their families where, when and how best suits them. We want to be able to offer children and families the right support at the right time.

What kind of people are we looking for?

  • Experience of keeping children safe in their own families
  • Extensive experience of working alongside and together with children and families impacted by trauma and adversity, with a lens on the promotion of long-term recovery
  • Experience of providing support to children and families, with confidence, in a trauma sensitive and systemic way
  • Experience and understanding of relational and restorative approaches to practice
  • Curious, responsive, flexible and courageous in your relationships with children and families, and colleagues in other services
  • Fiercely passionate about Children’s Human Rights
  • Shares our belief that it’s a privilege to get alongside children and families to help life feel better for them
  • Confident and competent communicators who can work autonomously in a fast paced, demanding role

What kind of Children 1st team member will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

  • Resilient, skilled and knowledgeable, who wants to transform children’s lives
  • Determined to support children to stay safely with their own family
  • Big hearted and courageous
  • Able to build strong relationships and to manage difficult conversations
  • Calm and clear minded during times of challenge or distress
  • Kind and compassionate

If you have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher then we want to hear from you. In particular, we are seeking to further enhance our diversity from the perspective of ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender and disability.

Base

You will be based in our Giffnock office, with some flexibility to work at home when this suits the needs of families and/or the service.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays, pro rata), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Hours

This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week to cover a period of maternity leave until 31 January 2024. Hours to be worked flexibly across the week to meet the needs of families and the service. However, Wednesdays are our ‘core day’ when essential service activities take place such as team meetings.

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Administrator

  • Part time
  • £18,079 – £20,259 pro-rata
  • Giffnock
  • Closing 7th April 2023

Over many years, Children 1st have provided child-centred support which is trauma responsive and responds to the needs of whole families. We understand that the impact of the challenges faced by children, young people and their families can be supported through forming trusting and understanding relationships which value the experiences of each member of the family, while placing the safety and wellbeing of the child/ren at the centre.

This is an exciting opportunity to carry out an important role within an innovative partnership between Children 1st and East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership. You will join our established Children 1st Wellbeing services and provide a vital role in supporting colleagues at various levels. The role of the Administrator is also a central point of contact for families and external agencies, so we invite candidates to bring a relational approach to their administrative skills and experience.

What kind of person will make a great Administrator for Children 1st?

  • will possess excellent administrative, IT and financial skills to support the work of Children 1st
  • provide a front-line reception service, as the first point of contact to external visitors and telephone callers, answering questions and responding to queries using own initiative as appropriate to ensure a relational and responsive service is provided
  • ability to maintain diaries, schedule and coordinate meetings and appointments
  • a cool head and clear mind at times of pressure
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work for and on behalf of children and families and
  • is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

If you have an interest in supporting the activities of a compassionate and committed staff team then we would like to hear from you. We are open to discuss a really flexible approach to how the hours are spent across up to 5 days. In particular, we are seeking to further enhance our diversity from the perspective of ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender and disability.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days (pro rata) inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Further Information

This is a part time, fixed term role of 21 hours per week, funded initially until 31 March 2024. The 21 hours can be worked across the week up to 5 days. However, Wednesdays are seen as our ‘core day’ and when essential service activities take place such as team meetings.

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Financial Wellbeing Advisor - Moray

  • Full time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • Moray
  • Closing 31st March 2023

We are recruiting a Financial Wellbeing Advisor who will become part of the team at Moray Family Wellbeing service. This is an exciting opportunity to work with partner agencies to offer holistic support to families in Moray, who are experiencing financial hardship.

We are looking for someone who shares our core values (see website) and has good engagement skills. You will be building trusting relationships with families in the community and in their homes, supporting them with income maximisation and money advice.

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Financial Wellbeing Advisor

  • Full time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 24th March 2023

We are recruiting a Financial Wellbeing Advisor who will become part of the Our Families Team based within Musselburgh East Community Centre. This role involves supporting families seeking Money and Debt Advice.

We work alongside families in their homes and communities to support them in dealing with the financial hardship they face.

We link with families through our national offer of support which links with families through Parentline and local partners.

We are looking for someone who shares our core values (see website) has good engagement skills, who can build meaningful relationships with families and people, with experience of money and debt advice, welfare rights and income maximisation.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • Renfrewshire PA1 1SA
  • Closing 13th March 2023

A fantastic opportunity to come and join the Children 1st team in Renfrewshire

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our Abuse and Trauma Recovery service in Renfrewshire. The service is part of the partnership, Women and Children First with Renfrewshire Council. The service works alongside children and young people who have experienced Domestic Abuse and/or Sexual Abuse and their families and aims to support recovery and improved emotional wellbeing.

Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. If you share this determination, we would love to hear from you.

What kind of person are we looking for?

• has experience of keeping children safe in their own families

• has experience of working alongside children, young people and families who have experience domestic abuse/sexual abuse

• is fiercely passionate about children’s rights

• thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and,

• is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of Project Worker will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

• resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform children’s lives

• determined to support children to stay safely with their own family

• big hearted and courageous

• able to build strong relationships and to manage the tricky conversations

• is compassionate and understanding of trauma

• a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure

• inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better

• an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

You will be based in Renfrewshire with access to the Women and Children First premises in Paisley and will travel to connect with children, young people and families and other parts of the organisation.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Further Information

This a permanent post of 35 hours a week.

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Project Worker – Girvan

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • South Ayrshire
  • Closing 3rd March 2023

Project Worker x 2 (1 full time/35hr post and 1 part time/24hr post) Please state within your application which post you are applying for.

A fantastic opportunity to come and join the Children 1st team in South Ayrshire

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our Family Wellbeing Service in South Ayrshire. Children 1st alongside our partners in South Ayrshire Council, children, and families, will provide support which is easily accessible and non-stigmatising. The service offers community based, child centred family wellbeing support across the Carrick Locality of Girvan, Maybole and the surrounding villages. The team and model of support will play a pivotal role in the delivery and development of the service, ensuring high quality relationships with children and families and working alongside our partners to evidence impact. We are therefore looking to recruit a dynamic, experienced individual who can drive the successful development and growth of this partnership across South Ayrshire.

Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. If you share this determination, we would love to hear from you.

What kind of people are we looking for?

· has experience of keeping children safe in their own families

· is fiercely passionate about children’s rights

· thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and,

· is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of Family Wellbeing team member will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

· resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform children’s lives

· determined to support children to stay safely with their own family

· big hearted and courageous

· able to build strong relationships and to manage the tricky conversations

· is compassionate and understanding of trauma

· a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure

· inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better

· an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

You will be based in our South Ayrshire Wellbeing HUB based in Girvan Primary School.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Further Information

These are permanent posts. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service, some evening and weekend work will be required.

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Graphic Designer

  • Full time
  • £29,862 – £32,076
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow. Based Nationwide (some travel required)
  • Closing 5th March 2023

Are you a highly experienced creative individual, with the skills to take a campaign from concept all the way to production?

Are you excited about evolving brand identity to widen its appeal and inspire audience to action?

Are you passionate about imagining design that can truly transform the lives of children and families?

Further Information

This is a permanent, full time role of 35 hours per week with travel required to Edinburgh a minimum of one day a week and to other Children 1st bases as required. You also have the option of being based in our Edinburgh office in Bruntsfield or at our Glasgow Hub in Pollock.

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Administrator

  • Part time
  • £18,029 – £20,259 pro-rata
  • Dalkeith, Midlothian
  • Closing 6th March 2023

Over many years, Children 1st have provided child-centred support which is trauma responsive and responds to the needs of whole families. We understand that the impact of the challenges faced by children, young people and their families can be supported through forming trusting and understanding relationships which value the experiences of each member of the family, while placing the safety and wellbeing of the child/ren at the centre.

This is an exciting opportunity to carry out an important role within the Children 1st Family Wellbeing Hub. You will join our established service and provide a vital role in supporting colleagues at various levels. The role of the Administrator is also a central point of contact for families and external agencies, so we invite candidates to bring a relational approach to their administrative skills and experience.

What kind of person will make a great Administrator for Children 1st?

  • will possess excellent administrative, IT and financial skills to support the work of Children 1st
  • provide a front-line reception service, as the first point of contact to external visitors and telephone callers, answering questions and responding to queries using own initiative as appropriate to ensure a relational and responsive service is provided
  • ability to maintain diaries, schedule and coordinate meetings and appointments
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work for and on behalf of children and families and
  • is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

If you have an interest in supporting the activities of a compassionate and committed staff team then we would like to hear from you. In particular, we are seeking to further enhance our diversity from the perspective of ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender and disability.

Base

You will be based in our office in Dalkeith.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days (pro rata) inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Further Information

This is a fixed term, part time post of 21 hours per week funded until 31 March 2025. Ideally the 21 hours will be worked across 4 days, however, Thursdays are seen as our ‘core day’ and when essential service activities take place such as team meetings.

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Financial Wellbeing Advisor

  • Full time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 26th February 2023

South East Scotland – National Financial Wellbeing Team

This is an exciting opportunity to work within our South East Scotland Services, as well as our National Financial wellbeing team. It is expected that you will be situated within our Family Wellbeing base in Dalkeith, though also working on an outreach basis to deliver debt and money advice and support to Children 1st families including our Edinburgh services. All financial wellbeing workers support our National service offering digital and remote advice to all families across Scotland.

Our services in the east of Scotland work alongside families to address the challenges and risks which may have led to vulnerability, promote connection to their local communities, and improve financial stability and resilience. Our aim is to support communities to become more resilient and a place where children feel safe, valued, understood and supported.

The Financial wellbeing Advisor will work within an integrated model of family support, community connection, and expert money and debt advice. This will enable families to resolve debt and money problems, become more financially resilient and break the cycle of poverty.

You will work as part of the Family Wellbeing team, as well as part of our National Financial wellbeing team. You will support families within their homes, deliver workshops within the community and in schools, and offer drop-in sessions within the community. Within Midlothian this will include offering drop-in support and advice to families in partnership with the Food Facts and Friends Community Hub in Penicuik.

Ideally you will have 3 years’ experience of promoting welfare rights, income maximization and/or money and debt advice to families. You will be someone who has compassion and an understanding of the impact trauma and adversity can have on children and families and believe that you can apply this to your practice. If you have these qualities and experience, we want to hear from you.

This is a fixed term, full time of 35 hours per week. Funded initially until the 31 March 2024. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of families, including evenings and weekends as required.

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FGDM Coordinator South Lanarkshire - Earlier Family support

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • Hamilton
  • Closing 3rd March 2023

We are recruiting a Family Group Decision Making Coordinator to join our team in South Lanarkshire. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our partnership with South Lanarkshire local authority, to extend and develop a rights-based approach to working with families and communities through Family Group Decision Making, using an Early help approach.

Although this is a small service, you will be working alongside wider multiagency partners. You will have the opportunity to support a new way of working within South Lanarkshire.

The post holder will engage with children and families to ensure their voices are at the heart of planning and decision making in matters that affect them. We are therefore looking to recruit a dynamic, experienced individual who can drive the successful development and growth of this innovative partnership.

Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. If you share this determination, we would love to hear from you.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in rights-based approaches and has a passion for family empowerment.

Further Information

This is a fixed term, full time role of 35 hours per week, funded initially until 31 March 2024. Flexible working, job share, and part time will be considered.

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FDGM Coordinator (Peripatetic)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • Located in East Lothian with access to bases across the Central Belt
  • Closing 20th February 2023

This is a fantastic opportunity to come and join the Children 1st team

Are you interested in the Children rights and are passionate about working with alongside children and families in a rights-based way? We are looking for peripatetic Family Group Decision Making Coordinator to support teams who have short term recruitment and capacity gaps. As an FGDM coordinator you will work with children and families to empower and support them in active decision making and developing family plans to find their own solutions to their unique circumstances. Part of this post will be within our Children 1st East Lothian Service. however, you will have the opportunity to work with several teams across the central belt through a blend of virtual and face to face work.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in Family Group Decision Making and would like to extend their skill set. It’s also an opportunity for existing FGDM coordinators to increase their hours. FT/PT options may be available.

Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. If you share this determination, we would love to hear from you.

What kind of people are we looking for?

  • Has experience of working alongside families experiencing difficulties
  • Is fiercely passionate about children’s rights
  • Thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and,
  • Is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind
  • Is a skilled multiagency worker and ability to work across many teams and partners
  • Who is highly motivated and can work autonomously

Further Information

This is permanent post and we welcome applications from applicants looking for either full time or part time hours.

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Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,102 – £26,686
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 19th February 2023

A fantastic opportunity to come and join the Children 1st team in Glasgow

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our Glasgow Family Wellbeing Service, to positively impact on the lives of children, young people and their families, building empowering relationships to address the various challenges they face. This is an innovative service, working alongside children and their families within communities across the South of Glasgow, providing early support which is easily accessible and non-stigmatising. We listen and learn from children and families to develop the service alongside our partners. We are therefore looking to recruit dynamic, flexible, experienced individuals who can drive the successful development and growth of this innovative service.

Children 1st along with our partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. If you share this determination, we would love to hear from you.

What kind of people are we looking for?

  • has experience of keeping children safe in their own families
  • is fiercely passionate about children’s rights
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and,
  • is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of Glasgow Family Wellbeing team member will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

  • resilient, skilled, flexible and knowledgeable who wants to transform children’s lives
  • determined to support children to stay safely with their own family
  • big hearted and courageous
  • able to build strong relationships and to manage the tricky conversations
  • is compassionate and understanding of trauma
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better
  • an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

You will be based in Glasgow with access to our service hub in the south of the city.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Diversity and inclusion

We aim to tackle all forms of discrimination, including on the basis of ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender and disability, both internally and externally.

We seek to create a workforce which reflects the diverse population we serve, including previously under-represented groups. We are committed to making Children 1st an environment where all employees are welcomed, nurtured and can thrive.

Wellbeing

Your wellbeing is important to us, we will support you to work in a way that gets the job done but maintains a healthy work life balance. We will provide connection with the rest of the organisation including regular support from the local Team Leaders, Service Manager and Assistant Director.

Join the Team

We will invite shortlisted candidates along for an informal chat about what it will mean to be part of our Glasgow Family Wellbeing Service at an open event on Thursday 23 February Please register your interest here. After you have registered your interest if you are shortlisted, you will be sent an invite confirming time and venue. If you have any questions, please contact: HR@children1st.org.uk

Further Information

These are permanent posts. We have three full time equivalent posts (35 hours a week), but we would like to hear from anyone who would like to explore a reduced hours arrangement.

All posts require some flexibility, which means planned evening and weekend work when necessary, in order to offer the appropriate level of support to individual families.

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Project Worker - East Renfrewshire (maternity cover)

  • Full time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 12th February 2023

This is an exciting opportunity to carry out an important role within an innovative partnership between Children 1st and East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

The East Renfrewshire Family Wellbeing Service offers support to help improve the emotional wellbeing of children and young people aged 8-18, and their families.

We are currently looking for a new colleague to join the team. In the Project Worker role you will connect with children and their families who are looking for help and support; offering them space and time to begin to share their story and thinking with them about what they might need to help things feel better.

We offer a range of different supports for children and families, including individual and family support; facilitated and peer led group supports and befriending relationships. This is an exciting yet demanding role which will require you to get alongside children and their families where, when and how best suits them. We want to be able to offer children and families the right support at the right time.

What kind of people are we looking for?

  • Experience of keeping children safe in their own families
  • Extensive experience of working alongside and together with children and families impacted by trauma and adversity, with a lens on the promotion of long-term recovery
  • Experience of providing support to children and families, with confidence, in a trauma sensitive and systemic way
  • Experience and understanding of relational and restorative approaches to practice
  • Curious, responsive, flexible and courageous in your relationships with children and families, and colleagues in other services
  • Fiercely passionate about Children’s Human Rights
  • Shares our belief that it’s a privilege to get alongside children and families to help life feel better for them
  • Confident and competent communicators who can work autonomously in a fast paced, demanding role

What kind of Children 1st team member will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

  • Resilient, skilled and knowledgeable, who wants to transform children’s lives
  • Determined to support children to stay safely with their own family
  • Big hearted and courageous
  • Able to build strong relationships and to manage difficult conversations
  • Calm and clear minded during times of challenge or distress
  • Kind and compassionate

If you have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher then we want to hear from you. In particular, we are seeking to further enhance our diversity from the perspective of ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender and disability.

Base

You will be based in our Giffnock office, with some flexibility to work at home when this suits the needs of families and/or the service.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays, pro rata), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Further Information

These are full time, fixed term posts of 35 hours per week to cover maternity leave, one post until 31 October 2023 and one post until 31 January 2024. Hours to be worked flexibly across the week to meet the needs of families and the service. However, Wednesdays are our ‘core day’ when essential service activities take place such as team meetings.

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FGDM Coordinator - Borders

  • Full time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • Borers
  • Closing 9th February 2023

New Year, New Challenge

This is a fantastic opportunity to come and join the Children 1st team in the Scottish Borders

The Children 1st Scottish Borders Family Wellbeing and Trauma Recovery Service is highly respected, offering long established support children and their families as well as continuing to innovate and evolve to ensure that support meets the changing needs of our community. Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. If you share this determination, we would love to hear from you.

We are looking for a Family Group Decision Making Coordinator to add to our team of compassionate, dynamic, experienced and motivated individuals who can drive the successful development and growth of this service through the formation of quality relationships providing flexible support responding to the everchanging wellbeing needs of families.

The FGDM coordinator role will works in a whole family system approach. They are independent and work with families to find their own strength and solutions to their problems and keep children, young people, safe and nurtured. The successful candidate will be required to work in close partnership with Social Work colleagues, guiding and supporting restorative approaches to working with families. You do not require previous experience in the delivery of Family Group Decision Making but you must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles and values of the approach. You must also show a commitment to complete accredited training, which will be provided.

What kind of people are we looking for?

  • have experience of keeping children safe in their own families
  • are fiercely passionate about children’s rights
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and,
  • are kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of team member will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

  • resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform children’s lives
  • determined to support children to stay safely with their own family
  • big hearted and courageous
  • able to build strong relationships and to manage the tricky conversations
  • is compassionate and understanding of trauma
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better
  • an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

Your base will be shared between our office in Selkirk and home working as well as venues within the local community

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People and Culture L&D Administrator

  • Part time
  • £18,079 – £20,259 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (Bruntsfield)
  • Closing 3rd February 2023

Do you have administrative skills? Are you able to able to relate to people easily and do you want to work for our dynamic charity focussed on leading transformational change for children so that they stay safe, happy and well in their own families and communities.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in our Learning and Development section of the People and Culture Team, co-ordinating training courses and assisting staff to join training and using IT to record information. We are a very flexible employer who may consider options to make working hours suit you if we can meet our operational needs.

The main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Manage L&D data, correspondence and enquiries
  • Coordinate virtual and face to face learning events
  • Maintain Learning Management systems and reports
  • Assist in recording information for the People and Culture Team

To be considered for this opportunity you must have:

  • Administrative experience preferably using IT systems
  • The ability to work with deadlines and prioritising workloads
  • The ability to pay attention to detail and have a commitment to a high degree of accuracy
  • Communication skills and the ability to record work accurately

Base

It is anticipated that you will be office based in Edinburgh with some hybrid working available. Occasional travel to other Children 1st bases may be required.

Further Information

This is a permanent, part time role of 17.5 hours per week.

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People and Culture Advisor

  • Full time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd February 2023

This is a fantastic opportunity for a People and Culture Advisor to join our dynamic Charity to do work of worth and value supporting children and families. You will be part of an experienced team delivering all aspects of HR advice, support and guidance to a diverse staffing group. The work is exciting and challenging and will range from working on recruitment campaigns, advising on a range of people management issues, to producing management information and developing and maintaining aspects of our HR information systems. You will be supported to develop and proactively encouraged to expand your experience and knowledge of working with people to enhance the organisational identity and culture. Ideally you will have experience of working with HR or management information systems and have an understanding of the need to be discreet and professional at all times.

Ideally you should be CIPD qualified or working towards this, with some experience of directly supporting managers in a range of HR disciplines. You will have the ability to develop and maintain effective and collaborative relationships with staff and managers If you would like the opportunity to work in a kind and compassionate, rights based and relationship based organisation, where children are at the centre of everything we do, then we want to hear from you.

Base

The successful candidate it is anticipated will work in the south of Glasgow, However, we are a flexible employer and can discuss locations and ways of working to suit the right candidate. As a national charity we have other locations available.

Further information

This is a full time, permanent post of 35 hours per week.

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Project Worker x 2

  • Full time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • Inverclyde
  • Closing 23rd January 2023

A fantastic opportunity to come and join the Children 1st team in Inverclyde.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our new and innovative Family Wellbeing Service in Inverclyde. Children 1st along with our partners in Inverclyde HSCP have developed this innovative service to work alongside the Social Work Request for Assistance team to offer early help to children and their families across Inverclyde. The new team and model of relational and restorative approaches, including whole family wellbeing support and Family Group Decision Making, will play a pivotal role in the delivery and development of the service, ensuring high quality relationships with children and families and working alongside our partners to evidence impact. We are therefore looking to recruit a dynamic, experienced team of individuals who can drive the successful development and growth of this new and innovative partnership.

Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. If you share this determination, we would love to hear from you.

What kind of people are we looking for?

  • have experience of keeping children safe in their own families
  • are fiercely passionate about children’s rights
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and,
  • are kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of Family Wellbeing team member will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

  • resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform children’s lives
  • determined to support children to stay safely with their own family
  • big hearted and courageous
  • able to build strong relationships and to manage the tricky conversations
  • is compassionate and understanding of trauma
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better
  • an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

You will be based in Inverclyde with our partners in the HSCP and will travel to connect with other parts of the organisation. You will work on an outreach basis to connect with children and families in communities across Inverclyde.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Further Information

These are fixed term, full time posts of 35 hours per week, funded initially until January 2024.

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Family Group Decision Making Coordinator - Young Person's Service

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • Hamilton ML3 0AA
  • Closing 3rd January 2023

Job share and part time will be considered

We are recruiting a Family Group Decision Making Coordinator to join our team in South Lanarkshire. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our partnership with South Lanarkshire local authority, to extend and develop a rights-based approach to working with families and communities through Family Group Decision Making. This post is working with the Young Person’s Service who offer intensive support to young people aged 12-18.

Although this is a small service, you will be working alongside wider multiagency partners. You will have the opportunity to shape and develop our approach and activity and be part of transformation change for children and families in South Lanarkshire.

Children 1st are trauma informed and strength based in our working alongside Children and Families. Through family Group Decision Making, the post holder will engage with children and families to ensure their voices are at the heart of planning and decision making in matters that affect them.

We are therefore looking to recruit a dynamic, experienced individual who can drive the successful development of our activity and reach and support and contribute to our innovative partnership.

Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. If you share this determination, we would love to hear from you.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in working with Young People and their families in a rights-based approach and has a passion for family empowerment.

This is a fixed term, full time role of 35 hours per week, funded initially until 31 December 2023. Flexible working, job share, and part time will be considered.

Base & Travel

You will be based in the Youth Support Service based in Hamilton and will be expected to travel to connect with colleagues and partners across South Lanarkshire and with Children 1st colleagues in other parts of the organisation.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

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Family Group Decision Making Coordinator

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • Hamilton
  • Closing 21st December 2022

Job share and part time will be considered

We are recruiting a Family Group Decision Making Coordinator to join our team in South Lanarkshire. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our partnership with South Lanarkshire local authority, to extend and develop a rights-based approach to working with families and communities through Family Group Decision Making, using an Early help approach.

Although this is a small service, you will be working alongside wider multiagency partners. You will have the opportunity to support a new way of working within South Lanarkshire.

The post holder will engage with children and families to ensure their voices are at the heart of planning and decision making in matters that affect them. We are therefore looking to recruit a dynamic, experienced individual who can drive the successful development and growth of this innovative partnership.

Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. If you share this determination, we would love to hear from you.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in rights-based approaches and has a passion for family empowerment.

This is a fixed term, full time role of 35 hours per week, funded initially until 31 March 2024. Flexible working, job share, and part time will be considered.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • Selkirk
  • Closing 12th December 2022

Fantastic opportunities to come and join the Children 1st team in Scottish Borders

The Children 1st Scottish Borders Family Wellbeing and Trauma Recovery Service is highly respected, offering long established support children and their families as well as continuing to innovate and evolve to ensure that support meets the changing needs of our community. Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. We are looking for two new team members which will support our Brothers and Sisters project and Family Group Decision Making. If you share this determination, we would love to hear from you.

Our Brothers and Sisters project wishes to restore and maintain loving and safe brother and sister relationships for looked after and care experienced children and young people and influence professional cultural change across services. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in the delivery and development of the service, ensuring high quality relationships with children and families and working alongside our partners to evidence impact.

The Project Worker roles will work with families in a whole family system approach, they are independent and work with families to find their own strength and solutions to their problems and keep children, young people, safe and nurtured within their families. The successful candidate will be required to work in close partnership with Social Work colleagues, guiding and supporting restorative approaches to working with families. You do not require previous experience in the delivery of Family Group Decision Making but you must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles and values of the approach. You must also show a commitment to complete accredited training, which will be provided.

What kind of people are we looking for?

  • have experience of keeping children safe in their own families
  • are fiercely passionate about children’s rights
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and,
  • are kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of team member will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

  • resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform children’s lives
  • determined to support children to stay safely with their own family
  • big hearted and courageous
  • able to build strong relationships and to manage the tricky conversations
  • is compassionate and understanding of trauma
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better
  • an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

Your base will be shared between our office in Selkirk and home working as well as venues within the local community. You will work on an outreach basis to connect with children and families in communities across Scottish Borders and Scottish Borders children who live outwith the authority.

Further Information

These are permanent, full-time posts of 35 hours per week.

We welcome and encourage applications from potential colleagues from all backgrounds, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, belief, disability who share our values.

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Administrator

  • Part time
  • £18,079 – £20,259 pro-rata
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 9th December 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the East Lothian Family Support Team. Children 1st have supported children, young people, and families within East Lothian for a number of year and are well established service.

Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise for children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported.

What kind of person will make a good Administrator for Children 1st?

• will possess excellent administrative, IT and financial skills to support the work of Children 1st

• provide a front-line reception service, as the first point of contact to external visitors and telephone callers, answering questions and responding to queries using own initiative as appropriate to ensure a relational and responsive service is provided

• ability to maintain diaries, schedule and coordinate meetings and appointments

• able to record, process and analyse data

• a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure

• thinks it’s a privilege to work for and on behalf of children and families and

• is kind and compassionate and places people at the heart of their work

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone that will support the team who are doing the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

You will be office based within our two bases within Musselburgh MECA and Fisherrow Community Centre

Our core hours are Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm working days are flexible

Further Information

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Top job! Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,882 – £43,363
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 5th December 2022

So why are we looking for a new Service Manager

We have a long history of working with children and families and partners in East Lothian. Children 1st along with our partner East Lothian Council share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported.

This is an eclectic and exciting opportunity for an experienced Manager. Our Service in East Lothian delivers a number of contracts in collaboration with a range of Partners. Our activities includes Early Help and Whole Family Support, Money Advice and Employability advice and support, School Based Support, support for kinship families and children and Family Group Decision Making.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Service Manager who can help meet the holistic needs of children, young people and their families who require support. Our Service supports families in a variety of ways to help ensure that their children can thrive. Our families require a service that is flexible and responsive to their needs and that can help them with challenges they face such as trauma, poverty and unstable family life.

What kind of person will make a great Service Manager for Children 1st?

  • has experience of keeping children safe in their own families
  • shares Children 1st belief in the rights of children, young people and families to be heard and have their views taken seriously. Someone who can ensure that the child and family have their voices heard and considered in decision making.
  • can work autonomously and develop good, strong working relationships with colleagues from a wide range of partner Agencies and confidently develop our work with families and East Lothian Council.
  • can help assess the child’s immediate safety and care needs and ensure children, young people and families receive timely, appropriate support.
  • can lead the whole Team and sub teams in delivering high quality support to children and families.
  • champions participation to ensure that the experience of children and families contribute to our Service learning and evaluation.
  • shares the Children 1st vision for holistic, rights based, trauma informed, whole family support that is developed and enhanced by children and families participation and influence.

What kind of leader will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

  • resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform systems as well as children’s lives
  • able to build great partnerships and to manage and contribute to courageous conversations
  • able to understand, predict and adapt to the landscape
  • bringing considerable operational service experience
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • strategic in decisions and planning and can manage complexity
  • inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better
  • an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

You will be based in one of the local community hubs in Musselburgh, East Lothian and will travel to connect with colleagues and partners across East Lothian and with Children 1st colleagues in other parts of the organisation.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Further Information

This is a permanent, full time post of 35 hours per week, with flexibility for travel.

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Top job! Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • East Renfreshire
  • Closing 4th December 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to carry out an important role within an innovative partnership between Children 1st and East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

The East Renfrewshire Family Wellbeing Service offers support to help improve the emotional wellbeing of children and young people aged 8-18, and their families.

We are currently looking for a new colleague to join the team. In the Project Worker role you will connect with children and their families who are looking for help and support; offering them space and time to begin to share their story and thinking with them about what they might need to help things feel better.

We offer a range of different supports for children and families, including individual and family support; facilitated and peer led group supports and befriending relationships. This is an exciting yet demanding role which will require you to get alongside children and their families where, when and how best suits them. We want to be able to offer children and families the right support at the right time.

What kind of people are we looking for?

  • Experience of keeping children safe in their own families
  • Extensive experience of working alongside and together with children and families impacted by trauma and adversity, with a lens on the promotion of long-term recovery
  • Experience of providing support to children and families, with confidence, in a trauma sensitive and systemic way
  • Experience and understanding of relational and restorative approaches to practice
  • Curious, responsive, flexible and courageous in your relationships with children and families, and colleagues in other services
  • Fiercely passionate about Children’s Human Rights
  • Shares our belief that it’s a privilege to get alongside children and families to help life feel better for them
  • Confident and competent communicators who can work autonomously in a fast paced, demanding role

What kind of Children 1st team member will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

  • Resilient, skilled and knowledgeable, who wants to transform children’s lives
  • Determined to support children to stay safely with their own family
  • Big hearted and courageous
  • Able to build strong relationships and to manage difficult conversations
  • Calm and clear minded during times of challenge or distress
  • Kind and compassionate

If you have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher then we want to hear from you. In particular, we are seeking to further enhance our diversity from the perspective of ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender and disability.

Base

You will be based in our Giffnock office, with some flexibility to work at home when this suits the needs of families and/or the service.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays, pro rata), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Further Information

This is fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week, funded until 31 August 2023. Hours to be worked flexibly across the week to meet the needs of families and the service. However, Wednesdays are our ‘core day’ when essential service activities take place such as team meetings.

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Top job! Head of Finance

  • Full time
  • £43,863 – £50,227
  • Candidate can be based in either Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 5th December 2022

You join us at an exciting time as we continue to play our part in helping Scotland's children and families recover from the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic. We are a dynamic charity focussed on leading transformational change for children so that they stay safe, happy and well in their own families and communities.

As Head of Finance, you will be the source of technical advice and guidance on all areas of finance. As a key member of the senior leadership team, you will be responsible for delivering effective strategic financial planning and supporting funding applications, along with robust financial management, budgeting, risk management, taxation, investment and procurement practices across the Charity.

You will be a qualified accountant, with PQE gained in the Charity sector in a senior finance role and have a strong understanding of Charity Accounting, Governance and Taxation.

Very much a team player, you will need to be comfortable operating both strategically and tactically and bring a rigorous approach to your work, while building strong and effective relationships with colleagues.

This a permanent, full-time role of 35 hours per week. You will be based in Glasgow or Edinburgh but as the finance team are predominantly in Edinburgh, we anticipate you working from our Edinburgh base around 2 days per week.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • Inverclyde
  • Closing 5th December 2022

A fantastic opportunity to come and join the Children 1st team in Inverclyde

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our new and innovative Family Wellbeing Service in Inverclyde. Children 1st along with our partners in Inverclyde HSCP have developed this innovative service to work alongside the Social Work Request for Assistance team to offer early help to children and their families across Inverclyde. The new team and model of relational and restorative approaches, including whole family wellbeing support and Family Group Decision Making, will play a pivotal role in the delivery and development of the service, ensuring high quality relationships with children and families and working alongside our partners to evidence impact. We are therefore looking to recruit a dynamic, experienced team of individuals who can drive the successful development and growth of this new and innovative partnership.

Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. If you share this determination, we would love to hear from you.

What kind of people are we looking for?

  • have experience of keeping children safe in their own families
  • are fiercely passionate about children’s rights
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and,
  • are kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of Family Wellbeing team member will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

  • resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform children’s lives
  • determined to support children to stay safely with their own family
  • big hearted and courageous
  • able to build strong relationships and to manage the tricky conversations
  • is compassionate and understanding of trauma
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better
  • an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

You will be based in Inverclyde with our partners in the HSCP and will travel to connect with other parts of the organisation. You will work on an outreach basis to connect with children and families in communities across Inverclyde.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Further Information

These are fixed term, full time posts of 35 hours per week, funded initially until 31 January 2024.

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Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £27,477 – £32,076 pro-rata
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 24th November 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to carry out an important role within an innovative partnership between Children 1st and East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

The East Renfrewshire Family Wellbeing Service offers support to help improve the emotional wellbeing of children and young people aged 8-18, and their families.

We are currently looking for a new colleague to join the team with a specific role in our Family Engagement Team. In this role you will have a crucial link with GP’s, who introduce children and families to our service for support. You will also be the first person from our team who makes initial connections with children and families; offering space and time for them to begin to share their story and thinking with them about what they might need to help things feel better for them. We want to be able to offer children and families the right support at the right time.

What kind of people are we looking for?

• Experience of keeping children safe in their own families

• Extensive experience of working alongside and together with children and families impacted by trauma and adversity, with a lens on the promotion of long-term recovery

• Experience of providing support to children and families, with confidence, in a trauma sensitive and systemic way

• Experience and understanding of relational and restorative approaches to practice

• Curious, responsive, flexible and courageous in your relationships with children and families, and colleagues in other services

• Fiercely passionate about Children’s Human Rights

• Shares our belief that it’s a privilege to get alongside children and families to help life feel better for them

• Confident and competent communicators who can work autonomously in a fast paced, demanding role

What kind of Children 1st team member will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

• Resilient, skilled and knowledgeable, who wants to transform children’s lives

• Determined to support children to stay safely with their own family

• Big hearted and courageous

• Able to build strong relationships and to manage difficult conversations

• Calm and clear minded during times of challenge or distress

• Kind and compassionate

If you have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher then we want to hear from you. In particular, we are seeking to further enhance our diversity from the perspective of ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender and disability.

Base

You will be based in our Giffnock office, with some flexibility to work at home when this suits the needs of families and/or the service.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays, pro rata), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Further Information

This is a fixed term, part time post of 28 hours per week, funded until 31 May 2024. Hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of families and the service. However, Wednesdays are our ‘core day’ when essential service activities take place such as team meetings.

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Media and Marketing Lead

  • Part time
  • £27,477 – £32,076 pro-rata
  • The successful candidate can be based Scotland wide.
  • Closing 24th November 2022

The successful candidate can be based Scotland-wide

Are you a confident, dynamic and fast-moving media and marketing professional with strong experience of planning, delivering and evaluating media and marketing plans to amplify awareness and influence change?

If you can harness the power of communications to help children in Scotland to grow up safe and loved within their family and community then our media and marketing lead role could be for you.

As part of Children 1st’s small but highly effective communications and marketing team you’ll make full use of your creative flair, talent for storytelling and powers of connection with children, families, the media, partners and supporters to highlight the most urgent and emerging needs of children and families and to affect lasting change in systems of support and local and national government policy.

Further Information

This is a part time, fixed term post of 21 hours per week until 31 December 2023. The successful candidate can be based Scotland wide.

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Community Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £22,102 – £26,686
  • Remote based (mainland Scotland)
  • Closing 23rd November 2022

At Children 1st our vision is that children in Scotland will be safer, will grow up in strong, resilient families and will have access to early help and support when they need it. They will have their rights protected in all areas of their lives. Prevention of harm to children, stronger, more resilient families and communities, greater respect for children’s rights and strong partnerships and community engagement will be our measure of success.

The success of the fundraising strategy at Children 1st has ensured that we have a strong platform to build from and we are excited to be recruiting a Community Fundraiser to ensure we provide our supporters with a first-class experience.

This role might be for you if you are good at;

  • Creating and delivering amazing supporter experiences
  • Talking to people via email, face to face and the phone – not being afraid to make an ask when appropriate!
  • Problem solving and are solutions focused
  • Building working relationships with a wide variety of individuals
  • Being a team player and thinking differently about where you can support your teammates and colleagues across the charity
  • Delivering the best you can

Travel is a key element of this role as we support fundraising activity across the whole of Scotland. We will be looking for the post holder to be willing and able to travel as the role requires e.g. to events, meetings, to build relationships with staff and supporters and maximize new opportunities.

This is an entry level role that is perfect for someone who is interested in joining the charity sector and wants to learn. We don’t expect you to necessarily have paid fundraising/charity experience for this role, you might have been involved in fundraising or volunteering personally, or through a previous workplace or educational setting.

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Family Group Decision Making (FGDM ) Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £27,477 – £32,076 pro-rata
  • East Lothian, EH21 6AT (Fisherrow Centre, South Street, Musselburgh)
  • Closing 25th November 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the East Lothian FGDM team which sits with the East Lothian Family Support Team. Children 1st have supported children, young people, and families within East Lothian for a number of years and are well established service.

Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise for children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported.

The Role, the coordinator will work with families in a whole family system approach, they are independent and work with families to find their own strength and solutions to their problems and keep children, young people, safe and nurtured within their families. The successful candidate will be required to work in close partnership with Social Work, colleagues, guiding and supporting restorative approached to working with families.

You do not require previous experience in the delivery of Family Group Decision Making but you must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles and values of the approach. You must also show a commitment to complete accredited training, which will be provided.

If you have experience of working within child protection processes, are committed to restorative approaches, meaningfully involving children and families, and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher then we want to hear from you. In particular, we are seeking to further enhance our diversity from the perspective of ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender and disability.

Base

Your will be based within the Musselburgh area, with travel required throughout East Lothian.

Hours

This is a fixed term, 28 hour post, funded until March 2025.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

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Administrator

  • Part time
  • £18,079 – £20,259 pro-rata
  • East Lothian Musselburgh
  • Closing 9th November 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the East Lothian Family Support Team. Children 1st have supported children, young people, and families within East Lothian for a number of year and are well established service.

Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise for children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported.

What kind of person will make a good Administrator for Children 1st?

  • will possess excellent administrative, IT and financial skills to support the work of Children 1st
  • provide a front-line reception service, as the first point of contact to external visitors and telephone callers, answering questions and responding to queries using own initiative as appropriate to ensure a relational and responsive service is provided
  • ability to maintain diaries, schedule and coordinate meetings and appointments
  • able to record, process and analyse data
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work for and on behalf of children and families and
  • is kind and compassionate and places people at the heart of their work

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone that will support the team who are doing the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

You will be office based within our two bases within Musselburgh MECA and Fisherrow Community Centre

Our core hours are Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm working days are flexible

This is a permanent part time post of 21 hours per week.

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Family Support Worker, Communities

  • Part time
  • £22,102 – £26,686 pro-rata
  • North Ayrshire
  • Closing 4th November 2022

A fantastic opportunity to come and join the Children 1st team in North Ayrshire

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our Family Wellbeing Team, with a specific focus on enhancing equity for children and families impacted by poverty. Children 1st alongside children, families, and partners will provide early help which is easily accessible and non-stigmatising.

Key activities may include,

  • Family play days
  • After school drop in sessions
  • Holiday clubs, play and connection sessions
  • Community art sessions
  • Connection to Outdoors
  • Wellbeing workshops
  • Welfare Café – Money advice
  • Breakfast and lunch clubs/supper club
  • Cooking classes
  • Larger scale events – Community

The team and model of support will play a pivotal role in the delivery and development of the service, ensuring high quality relationships with children and families and working alongside our partners to evidence impact. We are therefore looking to recruit a team of dynamic, experienced individuals who can drive the successful development and growth of this partnership across Ayrshire communities.

Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. If you share this determination, we would love to hear from you.

What kind of people are we looking for?

  • has experience of keeping children safe in their own families
  • experienced of working with and alongside communities
  • is fiercely passionate about children’s rights
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and,
  • is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of Family Wellbeing team member will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

  • resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform children’s lives
  • determined to support children to stay safely with their own family
  • big hearted and courageous
  • able to build strong relationships and to manage the tricky conversations
  • is compassionate and understanding of trauma
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better
  • an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

You will be based in our North Ayrshire Space, Cheviot Way, Bourtreehill, Irvine.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Further Information

This is a fixed term part time role of 20 hours a week, funded for 12 months.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • North Ayrshire
  • Closing 4th November 2022

A fantastic opportunity to come and join the Children 1st team in North Ayrshire

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our Family Wellbeing Service in North Ayrshire, with a specific focus in Early Years, age 0-5 years. There may also be a focus on working alongside families at pre-birth stage where there is no existing agency involvement. Children 1st alongside our partners in North Ayrshire Council, children and families, will provide early help which is easily accessible and non-stigmatising. The team and model of support will play a pivotal role in the delivery and development of the service, ensuring high quality relationships with children and families and working alongside our partners to evidence impact. We are therefore looking to recruit a dynamic, experienced individual who can drive the successful development and growth of this partnership across North Ayrshire.

Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. If you share this determination, we would love to hear from you.

What kind of people are we looking for?

  • has experience of keeping children safe in their own families
  • extensive experience of working alongside and together with children and families impacted by trauma and adversity, with a lens on the promotion of long-term recovery
  • works, with confidence, in a trauma sensitive and systemic way alongside children and families
  • is fiercely passionate about children’s rights
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and,
  • is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of Family Wellbeing team member will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

  • resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform children’s lives
  • determined to support children to stay safely with their own family
  • big hearted and courageous
  • able to build strong relationships and to manage the tricky conversations
  • is compassionate and understanding of trauma
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better
  • an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

You will be based in our North Ayrshire Space, Cheviot Way, Bourtreehill, North Ayrshire

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

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People and Culture Administrator

  • Part time
  • £18,079 – £20,259 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th November 2022

You join us at an exciting time as we continue to play our part in helping Scotland's children and families recover from the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic. We are a dynamic charity focussed on leading transformational change for children so that they stay safe, happy and well in their own families and communities.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a busy People and Culture team which is going through a period of technological change and development.

The main duties and responsibilities include:

· Support the People, Culture and Learning Advisor in administrative side of learning

· Manage L&D data, correspondence and enquiries

· Coordinate virtual and face to face learning events

· Maintain Learning Management systems and reports

· Contribute proactively to People and Culture team’s day-to-day job

To be considered for this opportunity you must have:

· Previous experience in an administrative role

· Experience working with deadlines and prioritising workloads

· Attention to detail and commitment to high degree of accuracy

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Base

You will be office based in Edinburgh with some hybrid working. Occasional travel to other Children 1st bases might be required.

Further Information

This is a permanent, part time role of 17.5 hours per week.

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Project Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • East Ayrshire
  • Closing 28th October 2022

A fantastic opportunity to come and join the Children 1st team in East Ayrshire

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our new and innovative Family Wellbeing Service in East Ayrshire. Children 1st along with children and families and our partners in East Ayrshire HSCP have co-designed this innovative service to work alongside children and their families within communities across East Ayrshire, providing early help which is easily accessible and non-stigmatising. The new team and model of support will play a pivotal role in the delivery and development of the service, ensuring high quality relationships with children and families and working alongside our partners to evidence impact. We are therefore looking to recruit a dynamic, experienced team of individuals who can drive the successful development and growth of this new and innovative partnership.

Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. If you share this determination, we would love to hear from you.

What kind of people are we looking for?

  • has experience of keeping children safe in their own families
  • is fiercely passionate about children’s right
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and,
  • is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of Family Wellbeing team member will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

  • resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform children’s lives
  • determined to support children to stay safely with their own family
  • big hearted and courageous
  • able to build strong relationships and to manage the tricky conversations
  • is compassionate and understanding of trauma
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better
  • an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

You will be based in East Ayrshire with access to our HUB in North Ayrshire and will travel to connect with other parts of the organisation once Scottish Guidelines permit this and it is safe for you and colleagues.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Further Information

We have 2 roles available, please note on your online application form which hours you prefer.

Fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week to cover a period of maternity leave until October 2023

Fixed term, part time/ job share post of 17.5 hours per week until March 2024

Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service, some evening and weekend work will be required.

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