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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £31,208 – £36,621
  • East Ayrshire
  • Closing 5th July 2021

  • Advertised from 18th June 2021
  • Hours: 35
  • CFS21/39


Family Wellbeing East Ayrshire

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

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our new and innovative Family Wellbeing Service in East Ayrshire. Children 1st along with children and families and our partners in East Ayrshire HSCP have co-designed this innovative service to work alongside children and their families within communities across East Ayrshire, providing early help which is easily accessible and non-stigmatising. The new team and model of support will play a pivotal role in the delivery and development of the service, ensuring high quality relationships with children and families and working alongside our partners to evidence impact. We are therefore looking to recruit a dynamic, experienced team of individuals who can drive the successful development and growth of this new and innovative partnership.

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 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 Family Wellbeing 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 East Ayrshire with access to our HUB in North Ayrshire 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.

Join the Team

Please join us for an informal chat about what it will mean to be part of the new Family Wellbeing service in East Ayrshire at an open event on Thursday 24 June at 7pm. To register an interest please visit the website.

Further Information

This a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week, funded initially until August 2022. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service, some evening and weekend work will be required.

Application notes

Closing date: Monday 05 July at noon. It is anticipated that interviews will be held virtually week commencing 19 July 2021.

For further information and to apply, please visit

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