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Top job! Service Manager (Safeguarders Panel Team)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £38,382 – £43,863
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 26th July 2021

  • Advertised from 30th June 2021
  • 35 per week * – funded until June 2022 (potentially 2024)
  • CFS21/43


We are looking for a relational, child-centred, and resilient leader to join our team, ensuring that children’s rights and quality are at the heart of the Safeguarders Panel. The Safeguarders Panel Team (SPT) recruit, support, provide learning opportunities and monitor Safeguarders. We collaborate with partner agencies and deliver all other operational tasks associated with Safeguarder appointments.

The Safeguarders Panel Team at Children 1st is established as an integral feature of the Children’s Hearing landscape, contracted by the Scottish Government until at least June 2022 (potentially 2024) to manage the national Safeguarders Panel.

In the role of Service Manager, you will work as part of our leadership team, to support, and develop the Safeguarders Panel Team to be the best they can for children and for Safeguarders. You will have particular responsibility to deal with concerns and complaints regarding Safeguarders, supporting the panel to develop best practice and ensuring accountability to children, families and partners. This is an exciting time for SPT, with new internal developments, including a mentoring programme with Safeguarders, and a renewed focus on children’s rights, as well as the transformative changes of The Promise, being developed.

You must have a sound working knowledge of the Children’s Hearing System, be passionate about improving the experience of children in the Children’s Hearing System and be skilled in leading, managing and supporting people through change. We welcome applicants who are, or have been, Safeguarders. (Current Safeguarders would be required to resign from the Safeguarder Panel but could apply to be reappointed, when leaving this post.)

There will be occasional working out with normal office hours, and potentially travel and overnight stays. Children 1st operates flexible working guidelines to facilitate flexible working within Service needs and you will enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement.

*We are willing to consider applicants who will work 28-35 hours per week, please note your preferred hours in your application.

Application notes

Closing date 26th July 2021 and it is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 2nd August 2021.

To find out more and to apply, 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

Equal opportunities matter to Children 1st