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Family Support Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,102 – £26,686
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 13th August 2021

  • Advertised from 30th July 2021
  • Three full time and one part time post available. FT 35hpw, PT 17.5hpw


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 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.

Join the Team

Please join us for an informal chat about what it will mean to be part of our Glasgow Supporting Families Team at an open event on Thursday 05 August at 6pm. To register an interest in the open evening please visit the website.

After you have registered your interest, you will be sent a link to join this event, which will be hosted on Microsoft Teams. If you have any questions, please contact:

Further Information

These are fixed term posts, funded initially until March 2023. We have three full time posts of 35 hours per week and one part time post of 17.5 hours a week. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service, some evening and weekend work will be required.

Application notes

Closing date: Friday 13 August at noon. It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Friday 27 August.

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