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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £35,850 – £41,150
  • Glasgow (On site)
  • Closing 17th May 2024

  • Advertised from 29th April 2024
  • Hours: 35
  • Reference number: CFS24/22


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our Glasgow Family Wellbeing Service, 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. This is an innovative service, working alongside children and their families within communities across Glasgow, providing whole 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. We invest in reflective and trauma-sensitive practice which guides workers to develop a relationship with family members characterised by trust, respect, honesty, compassion and open communication, placing the voice of children, young people and their families at the centre of the support.

We are looking for a Team Leader to join our leadership team within Glasgow. In this position you will play a crucial role in the on-going learning and development of the service and contribute to how we continue to best meet the needs of families across the city. Building relationships and the ability to communicate effectively internally as well as with external partners and agencies is at the heart of everything you will do.

You should have experience of working in a leadership capacity; of offering reflective support and/or supervision to a team of staff/students/volunteers and able to confidently respond to and manage risk.

Families are facing increasing challenges which makes this is a demanding role requiring tenacity, commitment and flexibility. No two days are the same!

If you have a passion for working alongside families, have experience of keeping children safe, are committed to restorative approaches, and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher, then we want to hear from you.


We currently have a community base in the Pollok area of the southside. The role involves meeting partners and families across the city, in their local communities.


Your wellbeing is important to us, we will support you to work in a way that gets the job done but maintains a healthy work life balance. We will provide connection with the rest of the organisation including regular support from the local Service Manager and Assistant Director.

Salary, Conditions, Pension & Benefits

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 7 days public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme and a place where you will be supported and valued and work with excellent and kind colleagues.

Additionally, Children 1st offers further staff benefits including a cash-back healthcare plan, membership of a Credit Union and access to a cycle to work scheme.

Further Information

This a permanent role of 35 hours a week, to be worked flexibly, including some weekends/evenings.

Application notes

Closing date: Friday 17 May 2024. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Friday 31 May 2024.

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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