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Bairnshoose Advocacy, Rights and Recovery Worker

  • Full time
  • £28,851 – £33,680
  • Aberdeenshire area with travel
  • Closing 19th February 2024

  • Advertised from 1st February 2024
  • Hours: 35
  • Job Reference: CFS24/05


Be part of the change you want to see for child victims and witnesses in Scotland

In partnership, Children 1st and Aberdeenshire a working to develop a Bairnshoose based on the European Barnahus model. Barnahus is a child-friendly, multidisciplinary, and interagency model of justice, care and recovery for children who are victims and witnesses of all forms of violence. A place where all Police, Social Work, Health and Court services are based under one roof. Children receive a coordinated trauma responsive plan to support their journey through the care, protection, and justice system. The aim of the model is to; prevent retraumatisation caused by delayed and disjointed investigation and court proceedings, to keep children safe, allow them access to fair justice and to help them recover from the trauma of their ordeal. Barnahus aims to place the best interests of the child at the centre of all the systems that are there to protect them and to offer the child and their family or caregivers all the support they need.

What kind of person will make a great Advocacy, Rights and Recovery Worker for Children 1st?

  • is fiercely passionate about children’s rights
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families
  • is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind
  • is committed to being part of transformational change alongside children and their families

What kind of Advocacy, Rights and Recovery Worker will you be?

Knowing our ambition for all children in Scotland to have access to a Bairnshoose, you will be someone who is:

  • resilient, skilled, and knowledgeable in supporting children and families
  • big hearted and courageous
  • able to build strong relationships and to manage the tricky conversations
  • 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 and around Aberdeenshire. The role may involve travel across Scotland.

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.


This post is 35 hours per week with a commitment to flexible working patterns.

Closing date: Monday 12th February at 9am. It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 19th February 2024.

For further information and to apply, please visit

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

Application notes

Please visit our website to apply

Closing date: Monday 19th February 2024