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Support Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,102 – £26,686
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 8th October 2021

  • Advertised from 17th September 2021
  • Hours: 35 x 2 17.5 x 1
  • CFS21/71


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

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our Glasgow Supporting Families Team, to positively impact on the lives of children, young people and their families, building empowering relationships to meet 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 will listen and learn from children and families to develop the service alongside our partners. We are therefore looking to recruit dynamic, 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 Supporting Families 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.


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

These are fixed term posts, funded initially until March 2023. We have two full time posts (35 hours a week) and a part time post (17.5hrs) that require flexibility, which means that regular evening and weekend work will be necessary, in order to offer the appropriate level of support to individual families.

Please indicate on your application, which post you are interested in.

Application notes

Closing date: 8 October 2021 at noon. It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Tuesday 19 October 2021.

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Children 1st has a long tradition of valuing and involving sessional and volunteer workers. To find out more about volunteering with us, please visit our website.

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