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Top job! Policy Manager (maternity cover)

  • Full time
  • £38,382 – £43,863
  • Can be based in either Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 14th May 2021

  • Advertised from 23rd April 2021
  • 35 hours per week for 12 months to cover a period of maternity leave.
  • POL21/03


This is an exciting opportunity to shape and lead Children 1st’s policy, campaigning and influencing work. Ensuring every child and family in Scotland gets the support they need to cope through Covid and repair and recover from the impact of lockdown, will be a key priority. The successful candidate will ensure policy, practice and communications are closely aligned to deliver strategic impact.

If you are an experienced public affairs professional with a passion to ensure children’s rights are realised so they are safe, grow up in strong, resilient families and have access to early help and support when they need it, we want to hear from you.

For further information and to apply, please visit

This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week for 12 months to cover a period of maternity leave.

Application notes

Closing date: Friday 14 May 2021 at noon. It is anticipated that interviews will be held on the Tuesday 25 May 2021.

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/Disclosure information.

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