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Top job! Service Manager (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £38,382 – £43,863
  • Giffnock
  • Closing 24th May 2021

  • Advertised from 5th May 2021
  • 35 hours per week
  • CFS21/17


So why are we looking for a Service Manager?

Children 1st has worked in close partnership with colleagues in East Renfrewshire HSCP, Education, Health and GP practices over the past 4 years to develop and implement the Family Wellbeing Service. Together, we co-designed a service which adopts a new approach to help children affected by emotional distress, stress and anxiety and relational disconnection, and their families. Our Service Manager has been pivotal in the on-going development of the service, ensuring high quality support for children and families, supporting and developing staff, and in working with partners to evidence impact. We are delighted for her that she will be adding to her family later this year, so will be taking some time away from the service. In order to continue the development of the service, ensure high quality supports, and maintain excellent partnership relationships, we are looking for an experienced Manager to work with the team and partners.

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 will make a great Family Wellbeing Service Manager for Children 1st?

  • has experience of keeping children safe in their own families
  • has experience of leading and developing services
  • 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 Service Manager 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 our Children 1st premises in Giffnock 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

This is fixed term, full time role of 35 hours per week, to cover a period of maternity leave, initially until 31 May 2022.

Application notes

Closing date: 24/05/2021 12:00

Interview date: It is anticipated that the interviews will take place week beginning 7th June 2021

For further information and to apply, please visit Service Manager -East Renfrewshire (Maternity Cover)

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