This vacancy has now closed

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

  • Advertised from 4th November 2022
  • Hours: 28


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.


Your will be based within the Musselburgh area, with travel required throughout East Lothian.


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.

Application notes

Closing date: 25 November 2022. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Wednesday 07 December 2022.

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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

Closing date: 25/11/2022 12:00

Interview date: It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Wednesday 07 December 2022