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Bairn Necessities Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £26,209 – £28,776 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th September 2023

  • Advertised from 4th September 2023
  • 21 hours (over 4 days) Funding for 5 years
  • + 6% Employer Pension


An exciting opportunity to be part of a growing and evolving award-winning Charity which pushes boundaries and works to change the landscape for children & families in Drumchapel and beyond. Reporting to the Programme Manager you will be responsible for the day to day co-ordination of our Bairn Necessities project.

Bairn Necessities project is dedicated to supporting families in need in Drumchapel, Knightswood and Yoker. Our aim is to provide good quality children’s clothing, toys and equipment to families who need it.

We have dedicated volunteers who work within Bairn Necessities sorting, preparing and distributing good quality baby and children (0-5 years) clothing, equipment and toys

3D Drumchapel is a Charity which has been working with children and families in Drumchapel and surrounding areas for 25 years. We journey with children, families and communities to build strong foundations for families to thrive. We aim to strengthen family relationships, support parents to be the best parents they can be, improve family health & wellbeing, support children's development and build capacity in communities for family support delivery. Our services include a perinatal programme, parent & child sessions, parenting programmes, learning & development sessions, outdoor play, peer support groups, 1-1 support, family support in schools and practical support including Bairn Necessities which redistributes clothing and equipment for 0-5 years. We also lead the Drumchapel Children & Families Network which brings together children & families, third sector, social work, health, education, police and housing to work together to improve outcomes for children and families in Drumchapel.

The role

The Bairn Necessities Co-ordinator will be based in the Bairn Necessities premises for the majority of their working week, working with our dedicated volunteers to continue to deliver a great quality service to families.

You will coordinate the day to day running of Bairn Necessities and support the development, sustainability and growth.

You will provide support to the Programme Manager to develop Bairn Necessities into a Social Enterprise.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a creative person with a passion to create change for children and families and who follow our values of INTEGRITY, LOVE, EXCELLENCE & COLLABORATION with the following skills and experience.

Skills and Abilities

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills

• Good organisational skills

• Respect for Confidentiality

• Ability to work flexibly in line with service delivery requirements

• Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships

• Ability to work sensitively

• Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

• ability to implement policies and procedures in accordance with current legislation

• Ability to speak with customers and professionals

• Competent IT skills

• Ability to be proactive, and to work well on own initiative as well part of a team

• Ability to multi-task and prioritise competing priorities

• Ability to work collaboratively to find solutions

• Creative, innovative and resourceful


• 2 years minimum experience in a similar role or other community development role

• Relevant experience of working as part of a team

This is an exciting opportunity to take on the first paid role within the Bairn Necessities project whilst being part of the wider charity, who work with children and families to make a real difference and change outcomes in Drumchapel and beyond.

You will be joining our team at a pivotal time and have the unique opportunity to be part of this project.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary with incremental rises
  • 6% employer pension
  • 35 days (pro rata) annual leave which grows with length of service includes 10 days public holidays (pro rata)
  • Flexible working in line with the needs of the Charity
  • Opportunities for growth & development including comprehensive induction & training programme, coaching & mentoring, support & supervision, appraisals and team development
  • Nurturing environment

Application notes

If you would like to find out more information about this role, please contact Kirsty O’Neil


01419445740 / 07723791777 for more information or to discuss this role.

Find out more about 3D Drumchapel and our services via our website

Please submit your application form along with your equal opportunities form by email to by Monday 25th September 2023.