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Top job! Assistant Director

  • Full time
  • £57,000 – £64,000
  • Hybrid: Glasgow
  • Closing 5th July 2024

  • Advertised from 21st June 2024
  • Reference number: CFS2024/31


This is an exciting opportunity to lead our Children and Family Services in the West of Scotland, to positively impact on the lives of children, young people and their families, building empowering relationships to address the various, often complex challenges they face.

These are innovative services, working alongside children and their families within communities across Glasgow and the West, providing intensive and preventative family support which is easily accessible and non-stigmatising. We listen and learn from children and families to develop the service alongside our partners.

We adopt a relational and restorative approach which helps families to strengthen relationships and reduce emotional distress. Placing the voice of children, young people and their families at the centre of the support, the team provide collaborative whole family support, focusing on highlighting the resilience of families and responding to their individual needs.

What kind of person makes a great Assistant Director for Children 1st?

We are looking for someone who:

  • has experience of keeping children safe in their own families
  • is fiercely passionate about children’s rights.

What kind of leader will you be?

You will be someone who is:

  • resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform systems as well as children’s lives.
  • big hearted and courageous, whilst demonstrating personal resilience.
  • able to build great partnerships and to manage delicate or difficult conversations.
  • able to understand, predict and be agile to to changing landscapes, bringing deep level operational service experience.
  • has a cool head and clear minded during times of pressure.
  • strategic in decision-making, planning, and can manage complexity.
  • inspiring colleagues and teams to deliver for the children and families they work alongside.
  • an inspirational ambassador for children and Children 1st.

Further Information


Your base will Glasgow with some opportunities for home working as well as meeting partners across the Central Belt.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 7 public holidays, pro rata), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme. Additional benefits include a cash-back health plan, cycle to work scheme and opportunity to join Glasgow Credit Union.

You will join a high-functioning team of leaders, who contribute to a culture of high support. Additionally, as a leader in Children 1st, you will benefit from our commitment to your development as a leader.

Further Information

This a permanent role of 35 hours a week

Application notes

Visit our website to find out more and apply

Closing Date: 5th July 2024