• Part time
  • £20,126 – £21,677 pro-rata
  • East Lothian (On site)
  • Closing 19th April 2024

  • Advertised from 29th March 2024
  • Permanent. 21 hours per week.
  • Reference number: CFS2024/17


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the East Lothian Family Support Team. Children 1st have supported children, young people, and families within East Lothian for a number of year and are well established service.

Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise for 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.

What kind of person will make a great Administrator for Children 1st?

  • will possess excellent administrative, IT and financial skills to support the work of Children 1st
  • provide a front-line reception service, as the first point of contact to external visitors and telephone callers, answering questions and responding to queries using own initiative as appropriate to ensure a relational and responsive service is provided
  • ability to maintain diaries, schedule and coordinate meetings and appointments
  • able to record, process and analyse data
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work for and on behalf of children and families and
  • is kind and compassionate and places people at the heart of their work

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone that will support the team who are doing the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

If you have an interest in supporting the activities of a compassionate and committed staff team then we would like to hear from you. In particular, we are seeking to further enhance our diversity from the perspective of ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender and disability.


You will be office based within our two bases within Musselburgh MECA and Fisherrow Community Centre.

Our core hours are Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm working days are flexible.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days (pro rata) inclusive of 7 public holidays) and a contributory pension scheme. In addition, we offer further benefits ranging from a cashback health plan to a Cycle-to-work scheme.

Application notes

Closing date: Friday 19th April at noon.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th April.

To apply, please visit our website. Please note: when applying, upload your CV and supporting statement in the same document.

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