Children 1st
Children 1st

Charity registered in Scotland SC016092

Children 1st is Scotland's National Children's Charity. We help Scotland's families to put children first, with practical advice and with support in difficult times. And when the worst happens, we support survivors of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood, to recover.

Current vacancies

Top job! Ministerial Appointment Safeguarder in the Children’s Hearings System

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Throughout Scotland
  • Closing 30th August 2019

Safeguarders are appointed by Scottish Ministers and have a unique and important independent role in children’s hearings and related court proceedings. They can inform and influence decisions to improve lives of the most in need. Children 1st is contracted by the Scottish Government to manage the national Safeguarders Panel.

On behalf of Scotland’s children and young people we seek individuals who can:

· Maintain an unwavering focus on the child or young person’s interests in Children’s Hearings and related court proceedings

· Be attuned to the child or young person in the assimilation and analysis of information to make clear, reasoned and justifiable recommendations

· Work effectively as an individual and alongside others connected to the role

· Have the values, skills and experience to uphold the vision of the national Safeguarders Panel to be excellent, transparent, consistent and respectful for children and young people

Applications are now invited from individuals motivated to undertake this key role.

As a national recruitment campaign there will be positions across Scotland but we would particularly welcome applications from individuals who are able to take up Safeguarder appointments in the areas of Dumfries & Galloway; Argyll & Bute and the Highlands.

Q and A recruitment sessions

We are running a number of questions and answer sessions and details of these can be found in the related documents at children1st.org.uk/who-we-are/about-children-1st/jobs/safeguarder

The position does not attract a fixed salary. Fees and expenses for reasonable travel and subsistence costs are available for each appointment. Please note: There is no payment for attending Pre-appointment Assessment and Training, support sessions and on going requisite training (Children 1st Safeguarders Panel webpages provides further details)

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £30,708 – £36,121
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 21st July 2019

The Family Wellbeing Service is in an exciting period of growth and development. Over the next three years, in partnership with East Renfrewshire HSCP and The Robertson Trust, we are expanding our service to provide support to families across the whole of East Renfrewshire.

We engage with families to help strengthen their relationships; reduce emotional distress and to enhance their capacity to function more effectively. The team provides intensive, collaborative support; focusing on the family’s strengths and resilience. Relational, restorative, reflective and trauma-sensitive practice guides workers to develop a relationship with family members characterised by trust, respect, honesty and open communication where families can then be linked with community-based networks of support.

We are looking for a Team Leader to join our leadership team within East Renfrewshire. In this position you will play a crucial role in the on-going development of the service and contribute to its expansion. Building relationships and the ability to communicate effectively internally as well as with external partners and agencies is at the heart of everything we do.

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

This is a demanding role which requires tenacity, commitment and flexibility. No two days are the same!

Applicants should have a professional qualification (e.g. Social Work) and should have previous lead

This a fixed term, full time 35 hours a week post, funded until 31 May 2022.

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Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576 pro-rata
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 21st July 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team working alongside young people and their families, building strong relationships and achieving positive outcomes. The team offer child-centred, family minded approaches to offer early help to children and families who are worried, upset or experiencing difficulties in their lives.

As a member of the Family Wellbeing Team, you’ll be based within East Renfrewshire schools providing a dedicated Family Wellbeing Service to children and their parents. As a positive link between the school and children and families in the community, children’s attainment and wellbeing will be at the heart of everything you do.

We recognise the vital role of nurturing supportive families and communities in ensuring the long-term wellbeing of children and young people.

We are a passionate team who place a lot of focus on the importance of building relationships with children, families, colleagues and partners. If you are a reflective practitioner and have experience of trauma-sensitive approaches within a similar setting then we want to hear from you.

If you have experience of working with children and their families 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.

This is a fixed term, 21 hours per week post until 31 March 2020. This post requires evening and occasional weekend work in order to be flexible and suit the needs of the service and the school.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 21st July 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team working alongside young people and their families, building strong relationships and achieving positive outcomes. The team offer child-centred, family minded approaches to offer early help to children and families who are worried, upset or experiencing difficulties in their lives.

As a member of the Family Wellbeing Team, you’ll be based within East Renfrewshire schools providing a dedicated Family Wellbeing Service to children and their parents. As a positive link between the school and children and families in the community, children’s attainment and wellbeing will be at the heart of everything you do.

We recognise the vital role of nurturing supportive families and communities in ensuring the long-term wellbeing of children and young people.

We are a passionate team who place a lot of focus on the importance of building relationships with children, families, colleagues and partners. If you are a reflective practitioner and have experience of trauma-sensitive approaches within a similar setting then we want to hear from you.

If you have experience of working with children and their families 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.

This is a fixed term, full time 35 hours per week post until August 2020. This post requires evening and occasional weekend work in order to be flexible and suit the needs of the service and the school.

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Sessional Support Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th January 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new service providing support to children, young people and their families in the community where substance misuse has played a role in all their lives.

We are looking to recruit further sessional support staff to work alongside Project Workers, helping support the development of targeted group work for children and young people particularly through local Recovery Cafes. There may also be an opportunity to get alongside families to offer practical and emotional support as part of an agreed support package.

Sessional staff are required during the day Mon-Fri for various groups and also on a Friday night to help support an early evening group for children. There will also on occasion be additional evening and weekend working by negotiation

We would be interested in hearing from people with lived experience who feel they are in position in their own recovery to help others.

This sessional role is funded until March 2020.

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This vacancy has now closed

Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • Dundee
  • Closing 25th February 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to provide support to children, young people and families affected by substance misuse in Dundee. This is a new project, in partnership with Tayside Council on Alcohol (TCA), working alongside people in a school and community area of Dundee. As part of the team, you’ll provide focused individual and group work in order to help reduce the impact of substance misuse on children aged 0-12 and build stronger, more resilient children, families and community.

If you are an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community work, Counselling or other appropriate qualification we want to hear from you.

This is a permanent, full time post of 35 hours per week. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service (evenings and occasional weekends as required).

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Senior Trust Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 12th April 2019

Our vision is that children in Scotland will be safer, will grow up in strong, resilient families and will have access to early help and support when they need it. They will have their rights protected in all areas of their lives. Prevention of harm to children, stronger, more resilient families and communities, greater respect for children’s rights and strong partnerships and community engagement will be our measure of success.

This is an exciting time for Fundraising at Children 1st and we need an excellent Senior Trust Fundraiser to join our team. Do you want to be part of this exciting new chapter of relationship based fundraising practice? If yes, we want to hear from you!

The role

We are looking for a dynamic, highly motivated and experienced Senior Trust Fundraiser to join our team to take a lead in developing the strategy to maximise the potential income from Trusts and Foundations to support our vital work with children and families across Scotland.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of securing high value funding from a range of charitable Trusts and Foundations. They will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and bring leadership and energy to a role with huge potential.

The post holder will be responsible for:

· Actively seeking high level philanthropic support for Children 1st’s work to support vulnerable children and families in Scotland

· Supporting the implementation of national and regional children and family service delivery projects by maximising financial support from charitable trusts and foundations

· Researching, identifying, developing and submitting compelling, relevant funding applications to Charitable Trusts and grant givers to secure a pipeline of five and six figure sums

· Delivering consistently high quality account management through administration, development and stewardship of a portfolio of high value Trust funders

· Assisting with implementing and developing annual Trust strategy and business plans, with a view to securing a regular stream of sustainable high value gifts

This is a permanent, 35 hour post

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Trust Fundraiser

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th April 2019

Our vision is that children in Scotland will be safer, will grow up in strong, resilient families and will have access to early help and support when they need it. They will have their rights protected in all areas of their lives. Prevention of harm to children, stronger, more resilient families and communities, greater respect for children’s rights and strong partnerships and community engagement will be our measure of success.

The role

This is an exciting time for Fundraising at Children 1st and we need an excellent Trust Fundraiser to join our team. Do you want to be part of this exciting new chapter of relationship based fundraising practice? If yes, we want to hear from you!

We are looking for a dynamic, motivated and experienced Trust Fundraiser join our team to increase the income we raise from Trusts and Foundations to support our vital work with children and families across Scotland.

The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and bring real drive and energy to a role with huge potential.

The post holder will be a member of the Trusts fundraising team and will be responsible for:

· Developing and submitting compelling, relevant funding applications to Charitable Trusts

· Delivering consistently high quality account management through administration, development and stewardship of a portfolio of Trust funders

· Proactively researching potential new Trusts using a variety of resources

This a permanent, 35 hour post, based in either Edinburgh or Galsgow (part time/flexible working will be considered)

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Project Worker (part time)

  • Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576 pro-rata
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 18th April 2019

This is an exciting opportunity be part of a team working alongside young people and their families, building strong relationships and achieving positive outcomes.

As a member of the Family Wellbeing Team, you’ll be based within East Renfrewshire schools providing a dedicated Family Wellbeing Service to children and their parents. As a positive link between the school and children and families in the community, children’s attainment and wellbeing will be at the heart of everything you do.

If you have experience of working with children and their families and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching, 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.

This post is 17.5 hours per week (temporary for 9 months form date of appointment). Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and the school (evenings and occasional weekends will be required)

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 18th April 2019

This is an exciting opportunity be part of a team working alongside young people and their families, building strong relationships and achieving positive outcomes.

As a member of the Family Wellbeing Team, you’ll be based within East Renfrewshire schools providing a dedicated Family Wellbeing Service to children and their parents. As a positive link between the school and children and families in the community, children’s attainment and wellbeing will be at the heart of everything you do.

If you have experience of working with children and their families and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching, 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.

This post is 35 hours per week (temporary for 9 months form date of appointment). Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and the school (evenings and occasional weekends will be required)

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Project Worker (FGDM)

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 18th April 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to carry out an important role within an innovative partnership between Children 1st and East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

The service is funded by East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership, to facilitate Family Group Decision Making approaches with children and families referred to Social Work for concerns about child safety, protection and wellbeing.

The role will require the promotion of effective communication and involvement of children and families within assessment, care planning and decision making. The successful candidate will be required to work in close partnership with Social Work teams to lead innovation and support restorative approaches to working with families.

You do not require previous experience in the delivery of Family Group Decision Making but must show commitment to complete accredited training. This training will be provided.

If you have experience of working within child protection processes, are committed to restorative approaches, and the meaningful involvement of children and families, we want to hear from you.

This is 35 hour post to cover a period of maternity leave.

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Team Leader

  • Part time
  • £30,458 – £35,871 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 18th April 2019

This is an exciting opportunity within Children 1st to provide a varied range of supports to families in Glasgow. As Team Leader you’ll provide leadership, operational management and development opportunities to a community based family support team with key responsibility for our new Kinship service and other exciting developments. You will be a confident and experienced leader, with knowledge and experience of working within the childcare field.

If you are an experienced professional with a qualification relating to Social Care, Community work, Counselling or other appropriate qualification we want to hear from you.

This a fixed term, 17.5 hours per week post, initially funded until 31 March 2020.

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Administrator

  • Part time
  • £17,579 – £19,759 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 26th April 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to underpin the support we offer to families and children in Dundee. As part of a busy and friendly team, you’ll bring excellent administrative, IT and financial skills to enable delivery of core business support, reporting to the Service Manager.

If you are an experienced administrator with knowledge of Social Work, Community Work or a similar work environment we want to hear from you.

This is a permanent, part time post of 28 hours per week.

Closing date: Friday 26 April 2019 at noon. It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Friday 10 May 2019.

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Senior Community Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Flexibly in the Central Belt (we have offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow)
  • Closing 3rd May 2019

Children 1st work to give every child in Scotland a safe and secure childhood. We achieve this by providing direct services to vulnerable children and their families across Scotland.

A child without a childhood is like a rainbow without colour" John McGurk, Children 1st Supporter.

Join our team and put the colour back into the childhood of children in Scotland.

We are reinventing Community Fundraising at Children 1st and we need an excellent Senior Community Fundraiser to join our team. Do you want to be part of this exciting new chapter of relationship based fundraising practice? If yes, we want to hear from you! This is a new role and we have big ideas and projects but we are also looking for someone to bring their own influence and inspiration to the post.

We need someone who is focused, driven, shares our vision and is able to deliver innovation and creativity to their work. Being an excellent communicator on all platforms is vital. Our values are important to us and we need someone who can communicate this to our supporters.

In return you will be offered a competitive salary, 40 days annual leave inclusive of 9 days public holidays, flexible working opportunities, a contributory pension scheme and generous maternity/adoption and paternity leave benefits.

This is a permanent, full time role of 35 hours per week. Based flexibly in the central belt with our offices based in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The role will require frequent travel across Scotland.

For a confidential and informal conversation about this role please call Community Fundraising Manager Susan Bradley on 07921338384.

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Team Leader x 2

  • Full time
  • £30,708 – £36,121
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 28th April 2019

Children 1st work to give every child in Scotland a safe and secure childhood. We achieve this by providing direct services to vulnerable children and their families across Scotland.

This is an exciting opportunity to carry out an important leadership role within the Family Wellbeing Service, an innovative partnership between Children 1st, East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership and The Robertson trust.

The service is jointly funded by East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership and The Robertson trust to build on the success of the Family Wellbeing Service and increase the service provision across the region.

The posts will provide leadership to a team of Project Workers who offer child-centred, family minded approaches to offer early help to children and families who are worried, upset or experiencing difficulties in their lives.

We recognise the vital role of nurturing supportive families and communities in ensuring the long-term wellbeing of children and young people.

We are a passionate team who place a lot of focus on the importance of building relationships with children, families, colleagues and partners. If you have experience of leading reflective practice and innovative trauma-sensitive approaches within a similar setting then we want to hear from you.

This is a permanent, full time role of 35 hours per week.

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This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker x 2

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 28th April 2019

Children 1st work to give every child in Scotland a safe and secure childhood. We achieve this by providing direct services to vulnerable children and their families across Scotland.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Family Wellbeing Service, an innovative partnership between Children 1st, East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership and The Robertson trust.

The service is jointly funded by East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership and The Robertson trust to build on the success of the Family Wellbeing Service and increase the service provision across the region.

The team offer child-centred, family minded approaches to offer early help to children and families who are worried, upset or experiencing difficulties in their lives.

We recognise the vital role of nurturing supportive families and communities in ensuring the long-term wellbeing of children and young people.

We are a passionate team who place a lot of focus on the importance of building relationships with children, families, colleagues and partners. If you are a reflective practitioner and have experience of trauma-sensitive approaches within a similar setting then we want to hear from you.

This is a permanent, full time role of 35 hours per week.

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Top job! Board Member

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th May 2019

Would you like to make a difference?

How we treat our children is a measure of our society. Our vision at Children 1st is that children in Scotland should grow up in strong, resilient families and communities, with access to early help and support when they need it. Children’s rights should be protected and their voices heard.

This is reflected in everything that we do at Children 1st. By working together with, and listening to, children, young people, their families and communities, and by influencing public policy and opinion, we are helping to transform the lives of children and young people living in challenging circumstances across Scotland.

Our Board of Management is committed to our vision and values, and members bring their wide range of skills, knowledge, expertise, objectivity, insight and strategic thought to the table. They involve themselves in our work and steer our organisation forward.

We are currently looking for three new Board Members, who can help us expand the range of skills around the table. We are particularly looking for expertise in the areas of Mental Health and Trauma, Human Resources, and Fundraising. We are also keen to hear from applicants with strong business links in the Northeast and the Highlands.

We welcome applications from throughout Scotland (meeting are usually held in Edinburgh).

The positions are voluntary; however reasonable travel expenses are met.

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Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st May 2019

Children 1st work to give every child in Scotland a safe and secure childhood. We achieve this by providing direct services to vulnerable children, young people and their families across Scotland.

The Maximise! service is funded by City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership, Children 1st and Community Health and Advice Initiative (CHAI). This is a public health initiative working in collaboration with the City of Edinburgh Council’s ‘1 in 5: Raising Awareness of Child Poverty in Edinburgh’ project and supported by schools across the city to promote families financial resilience, health and wellbeing and the attainment of children and young people.

The role will build on our successful pilot project which created an integrated community team of Family Support Workers, Advice Workers and Employability Workers providing holistic, community-based support to families and schools.

As part of our community teams, Family Support Workers will deliver a range of social, emotional and practical support to families at home, in school and in the community via focused individual and group work. Families are supported to ensure that children and young people are more engaged in education, to improve their emotional health and wellbeing and to build upon skills around parenting, attachment and resilience.

We know that money and debt issues can be a result of – or result in – a range of social and emotional factors which in turn can affect family life. As part of our team you will offer whole family support to those impacted by these issues which can include social, emotional and behavioural problems, school attendance, additional support needs, parental mental health, poor family relationships or social isolation.

We are looking for professionals with a social work, community work, family support, child/early years or other appropriate qualification. If you have experience of working with children and families and are passionate about tackling child poverty and maximising the income, wellbeing, attainment and potential of families then we want to hear from you.

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £30,708 – £36,121
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st May 2019

Children 1st work to give every child in Scotland a safe and secure childhood. We achieve this by providing direct services to vulnerable children, young people and their families across Scotland.

The Maximise service is funded by City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership, Children 1st Edinburgh Family Wellbeing Service and Community Health and Advice Initiative (CHAI). This is a public health initiative working in collaboration with the City of Edinburgh Council’s ‘1 in 5: Raising Awareness of Child Poverty in Edinburgh’ project and supported by schools across the city to promote families financial resilience, health and wellbeing and the attainment of children and young people.

The role will build on our successful pilot project which created an integrated community team of Family Support Workers from Children 1st and Advice Workers and Employability Workers from CHAI to provide holistic, community-based support to families and schools.

We are now developing community teams in each of the cities four localities. The Team Leader will be central to supporting the creation and development of this project. The Team Leader will lead the implementation of our community teams and work in partnership with schools and community-based partners to embed our integrated delivery model.

Working on a citywide basis, the Team Leader will support our 4 Maximise community teams and local high school, primary schools and nurseries to ensure that that families are socially, emotionally and financially resilient and therefore better able to maximise the learning and attainment of their children and young people. The Team Leader role will be part of the wider Children 1st Edinburgh Family Wellbeing Service and will work alongside Children 1st and CHAI colleagues to ensure child-centred, family minded practice is at the heart of the Maximise! advice and support-based approach to tackling child poverty in Edinburgh.

We know that money and debt issues can be a result of – or result in – a range of social and emotional factors which in turn can affect family life. The Team Leader will work closely with the City of Edinburgh Council’s ‘1 in 5: Raising Awareness of Child Poverty in Edinburgh’ project and the Edinburgh Children’s Services Plan in order to ensure the Maximise! Service is aligned with their aims of addressing health and social inequalities and improving pupil attainment.

We are looking for an experienced professional with a social work, community work, family support, child/early years or other appropriate qualification. If you have experience of project development and implementation and are passionate about tackling child poverty and maximising the income, wellbeing, attainment and potential of families then we want to hear from you.

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Sessional Support Worker

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 7th June 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new service providing support to children, young people and their families in the community where substance misuse has played a role in all their lives.

We are looking to recruit further sessional support staff to work alongside Project Workers, helping support the development of targeted group work for parents in recovery as well as, children and young people. There will also be an opportunity to get alongside families to offer practical and emotional support as part of an agreed support package.

We need sessional staff who will be available on weekdays particularly Tuesdays with potential additional hours throughout week to help support partnership activities with the South Community Recovery Network and the South Recovery Hub. In addition we are interested in hearing from potential candidates who have some experience of delivering groupwork in relation to parenting support.

It would be desirable to have an SVQII or similar qualification.

This post will require Sessional staff to regularly work Tuesday afternoons, organising groups for children and young people. There will also on occasion be additional hours throughout the week & Friday evenings working by negotiation.

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Senior Fundraiser Individual Giving & Legacies

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 20th June 2019

We are entering a new and exciting time for fundraising at Children 1st. We have just launched our new fundraising strategy which is designed to inspire people in Scotland to put children first.

We’ve made significant investments into supporter acquisition over the last 18 months and plan to continue this into 2020/21. The post of Senior Fundraiser – Individual Giving & Legacies will play a critical role in inspiring new donors to support Children 1st and maximising our relationships with existing supporters.

This is a permanent, full time, 35 hours a week role, based in either Edinburgh or Glasgow

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 26th June 2019

Our Midlothian service is looking to recruit an enthusiastic person to join our friendly team, delivering support across Midlothian, working from our base in Dalkeith. This is an exciting time to join our service, as we develop our systemic, therapeutic and peer support capacity in enabling families in their recovery from the impact of problematic substance use.

Children1st offer relational based support, taking a restorative, strengths based and trauma informed approach to enable individuals and families to achieve their goals. We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable and experienced in whole family systems approach, with a sound knowledge of the impact of substance misuse on parenting and children.

You will have a lead role within the team in coordinating and undertaking assessment of families and in creating outcome focused work plans, which ensure the safety and wellbeing of children. You will have the opportunity to engage in therapeutic 1:1 support with children and their families as well as co- work with colleagues as required. You will be experienced in working collaboratively with families, as part of a team and alongside a range of professionals.

We can offer you quality support and supervision; workload management; access to a range of opportunities for professional development; and an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children and families. The team will at times support families who may require support in the early mornings, evenings and weekends and this would be planned in advance.

If you are an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community work, Counselling or other appropriate qualification, we would like to hear from you.

This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week until 31 May 2021.

For an informal discussion, please contact Johnny Costello Services Manager, Tel: 0131 654 9540.

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Project Worker - Community and Volunteer Engagement

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 12th July 2019

We are pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to join our growing team in an exciting new role.

The Family Wellbeing Service is in an exciting period of growth and development. Over the next three years, in partnership with East Renfrewshire HSCP and The Robertson Trust, we are expanding our service to provide support to families across the whole of East Renfrewshire.

We engage with families to help strengthen their relationships; reduce emotional distress and to enhance their capacity to function more effectively. The team provides intensive, collaborative support; focusing on the family’s strengths and resilience. Relational, restorative and trauma-sensitive practice guides workers to develop a relationship with family members characterised by trust, respect, honesty and open communication where families can then be linked with community-based networks of support.

Working alongside families and the team you will lead on the development of peer support networks; group support for families; enabling families to have their voices heard; recruiting and supporting volunteers and develop new opportunities to enhance links within the local communities.

We are looking with someone who recognises the importance of relationships, in all aspects of the role. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to get alongside children, young people and families to enable them to influence the development of the service.

If you are an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community Work, Counselling or other appropriate qualification, we would like to hear from you.

This is a fixed term, full time 35 hours a week post, funded until 31 May 2022.

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Money Advice Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • East Region
  • Closing 12th July 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to work with Children 1st to help tackle poverty across our East Region services. We work with children and their families from low-income and vulnerable homes by offering a range of money, debt and welfare advice to those impacted by poverty and inequality. This support will be delivered in schools, homes and local communities and seek to increase families’ financial resilience by offering a range of income maximisation work, debt management advice and support around housing, energy efficiency and other financial matters.

This role is varied in and offers integrated support to families that is child-centred, relationship-focused and seeks to work alongside families to promote the learning and attainment of children and young people.

If you have experience of income maximisation, money and debt advice and welfare rights we want to hear from you

This is a 35 hours, 12 months fixed post. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service (evenings and occasional weekends as required).

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Volunteering

intandem Volunteer Mentor - Argyll and Bute

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Befriending / Mentoring

5th July 2019

intandem is Scotland’s national mentoring service for children aged 8 - 14 who are looked after by the local authority but still living at home. Funded by the Scottish Government, in partnership with Inspiring Scotland, Children 1st deliver the intamden mentoring service across … Read more

Family Support and Befriending

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Befriending / Mentoring

5th July 2019

To support the work of Children 1st staff in helping families become more resilient by:  Building relationships with the family group and/or individual family members  helping reduce isolation and promote a sense of belonging by encouraging families to engage with their wider… Read more

Helpline Volunteer with Children 1st's Parentline - based in Edinburgh

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Advice / Information Giving

6th June 2019

Our Helpline Volunteers are the front line of the service. They listen to those who contact us and offer support, information and advice and, where appropriate, signpost to other agencies. Our aim is to put the child at the heart of every contact and to support people to decide f… Read more

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