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Lead Officer – Children, Young People and Families

  • Part time
  • £31,000 pro-rata
  • Dumfries or Stranraer, with hybrid working and travel (Hybrid)
  • Closing 12th April 2024

  • Advertised from 25th March 2024
  • 28 hours per week


We are the Third Sector Interface for Dumfries and Galloway. We work alongside the sector, partners and communities to address key local priorities, build capacity and maximise investment in our region. As part of the national network of Third Sector Interfaces across Scotland, our joint manifesto sets out commitments to enhancing and developing the role of the third sector as a key partner; a focus on place, community and locality; volunteering and the strengths of local people & communities; a fairer and wellbeing-focussed economy.

We’re now looking for an experienced leader in the third sector to join us as our Lead for Children, Young People and Families,

You will lead development of our priorities for children, young people and families, engaging with third sector organisations, partners and stakeholders. This will include learning from the sector across Dumfries and Galloway working alongside children, young people and families, highlighting the work and impact of the sector across the region and building models of support, learning and collaboration. You will also understand and support the interpretation of national and regional policy for the sector.

Our Lead Officer is integral to supporting our sector involvement in Children’s Services Planning and supporting our representation in the Children’s Services Strategy & Planning Partnership. Given the significant focus on children and family involvement, there may be times where the Lead Officer will facilitate or take part in consultation and forum activities involving children, parents and carers. For this reason, full PVG registration will be required.

As a member of our Lead Officer Group, there will also be active participation in wider organisational planning and delivery to ensure progress towards our medium-term outcomes.

To be successful, you’ll join us with experience in a programme or leadership role within the third sector and bring a good understanding of third sector children, young people and family policy in Scotland. You will be a compassionate and supportive leader with a commitment to excellence and improvement, someone who values the capacity of people to make change. You will have interest in involvement & participation, the voices and experiences of children and families, children’s rights and the work of the third sector across communities.

For a confidential conversation about the role, please get in touch by email or by calling 0300 303 8558. To apply, please follow the link to our online application form. For advice and technical help, please call us on 0300 303 8558

Application notes

Closing Date: 12 April 2024

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