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

Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,882 – £43,363
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 30th October 2020

So why are we looking for a new Service Manager

We have a long history of working with children and families and partners in East Lothian. Children 1st along with our partner East Lothian Council share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to 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.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Service Manager who can help meet the holistic needs of children, young people and their families who require support. Our Service supports families in a variety of ways to help ensure that their children can thrive. Our families require a service that is flexible and responsive to their needs and that can help them with challenges they face such as trauma, poverty and unstable family life.

Our Support is varied and includes Early Intervention Family Support, Money Advice for families, School Based Support, Community Development, Kinship Care, Intensive Support for children and young people whose families can struggle to provide the care needed and Family Group Decision Making.

It is a very exciting time for our Service as it continues to grow and develop. Our Children 1st service is looking to develop a more local community approach providing support to children and their families at the point when they need this to prevent more intensive supports being necessary.

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

• has experience of keeping children safe in their own families

• thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families

• shares Children 1st belief in the rights of children, young people and families to be heard and have their views taken seriously. Someone who can ensure that the child and family have their voices heard and considered in decision making.

• can work autonomously and develop good, strong working relationships with colleagues from a wide range of partner agencies and confidently develop our work with families and East Lothian Council.

• can help assess the child’s immediate safety and care needs and ensure children, young people and families receive timely, appropriate support.

• can lead the Team in delivering high quality support to Children and families.

• champions participation to ensure that the experience of children and families contribute to our Service learning and evaluation.

• shares the Children 1st vision for holistic, whole family support that work in partnership with children and families.

What kind of leader will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

• resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform systems as well as children’s lives

• big hearted and a courageous

• able to build great partnerships and to manage the tricky conversations

• able to understand, predict and adapt to the landscape

• bringing considerable operational service experience

• a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure

• strategic in decisions and planning and can manage complexity

• 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.

Base

You will be based in one of the local community hubs in East Lothian in Musselburgh and Macmerry and will travel to connect with other parts of the organisation once Scottish Guidelines permit this and it is safe for you and colleagues.

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 is a permanent, full time post of 35 hours per week, with flexibility for travel.

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Administrator

  • Full time
  • £17,579 – £19,759
  • Bathgate
  • Closing 6th November 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Children 1st West Lothian Family Wellbeing Hub.

As a long-established team this busy and developing Service offers children, young people and their families across West Lothian a range of support, including; Family Group Decision Making, Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing and Kinship Care Support. You will underpin the support we offer to families and children in West Lothian.

As part of our busy and friendly team, you’ll bring excellent administrative, IT, property management and financial skills to enable our delivery of individual and group work as well as supporting the processes of recruiting and training volunteers. The administrator reports to the Service Manager.

If you are an experienced administrator with knowledge of Social Work, Community Work or a similar work environment and passionate about working with children and their families then we want to hear from you.

This is a fixed term, full time roll of 35 hours per week to cover a period of maternity leave until 30 September 2021.

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Administrator

  • Part time
  • £17,579 – £19,759 pro-rata
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 9th November 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Children 1st Midlothian Family Wellbeing Hub, which supports families across Midlothian impacted by parental substance use, poverty and poor mental health amongst other factors.

We’re looking for someone who enjoys connecting with people, has qualities of compassion, good listening skills and is able to immediately put people at ease. You should be familiar with the Children 1st values and immediately recognise these within yourself.

As part of our busy and friendly team, you’ll bring excellent administrative, IT, property management and financial skills to enable our delivery of individual, family and group work as well as supporting the processes of recruiting and training volunteers.

This is a permanent, part time role of 21 hours per week, hours to be worked across 3 or 4 days.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Moray
  • Closing 24th January 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our new Family Wellbeing Service working alongside children and their families in Moray (Elgin based) who are experiencing emotional distress, to offer early help and build strong relationships.

We are looking for a special Project Worker who is passionate about protecting children in the context of their families, with a strong value base and personal resilience.

At Children 1st we work with the whole family and we see our relationships as the key to our approach to improving wellbeing. For this we seek a Project Worker who is compassionate, highly skilled and experienced in working systemically and has the personal resilience for the role. We offer whole families space and time to tell their stories, make sense of their difficulties and help them to find their solutions. You will have a sound knowledge of the impact of trauma and adversity on parenting and on children and you will play a lead role within the team in planning the work with children and their families, creating meaningful plans that promote children’s safety and wellbeing.

In turn you will join a relational, connected organisation that prioritises quality and supports its workforce to deliver this through strong relationships, as we realise this is what makes the biggest difference to children and families.

If you have suitable 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 is a permanent, full time post of 35 hours per week, to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service.

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Executive Assistant to Director of Children and Family Services

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th January 2020

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.

Are you someone who thrives in a dynamic organisation? Who enjoys not having two days the same? Can you remain calm and collected whilst juggling multiple projects? Do you put people first whilst enjoying being task focused and using your tenacity to ensure you deliver what is expected? Do you love working as part of a team?

Strong administrative business support enables Children 1st to be as effective and efficient as possible in the delivery of our work to support Scotland’s most vulnerable children. Due to an internal promotion Children 1st is now looking to recruit to this key Executive Assistant post.

You’ll bring your excellent track record of leading on the delivery of comprehensive, high quality administrative and secretarial support. We will value your well developed planning and organisational skills, your ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines, your strong attention to detail and your ability to analyse and improve processes.

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Sessional Group Workers (x2)

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Dalkeith
  • Closing 3rd February 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to support our Midlothian service, with children, young people and their families in a group based environment. We are looking for enthusiastic, warm, creative and relational workers to complement our team of Peer Support Workers, Project Workers and Administrator to provide activities for children in the setting of the Woman’s Supper Club and also to help us launch our weekend family activity sessions for families impacted by parental substance use and ACES.

Experience of working with young people and their families is essential. You will be supporting young people from birth to 18 using a variety of approaches predominantly in a group work setting.

You will be expected to take a lead role in planning the activities, completing risk assessments and ensuring that resources are kept up to date and linking with the Midlothian team.

We are keen to recruit more than one person to provide flexibility in service delivery, and provide cover for sickness, holidays etc.

So, if you consider yourself to be compassionate, creative and committed, and have experience in activity based support for children and their families, we’d love to hear from you.

*Hours :

3 hours on Thursday evenings 4 – 6.30pm with 30 mins planning time out with the session.

4-8 hours on a weekend: this is to be confirmed dependent on activities undertaken.

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Peer Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £17,579 – £19,759 pro-rata
  • Dalkeith
  • Closing 3rd February 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to provide support to parents impacted by substance use and poor mental health and their families. You will be skilled in “getting alongside” parents with a compassionate approach, using your own lived experience of substance use or ACES to form trusting relationships, facilitating lasting, meaningful change.

The role will be varied, including 1:1 and group based supports which will see you supporting parents to engage in mutual aid meetings, attend health and wellbeing appointments, be more connected in recovery communities, feel more confident, with improved self-esteem and support more positive family relationships, amongst other tasks. You will work alongside our project workers and volunteers to deliver whole family support, focussed on helping families build stronger relationships

If you have compassion, are skilled at forming trusting relationships, dedication to making a meaningful difference, are non-judgemental and can evidence stability in your lived experience, we would be interested in hearing from you. You will be expected to have an understanding / experience of recovery orientated support and an awareness of the supports available in the Midlothian community

This is a fixed term, part time post of 28 hours per week until September 2022. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the families (evenings and occasional weekends as required).

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £30,708
  • Musselburgh
  • Closing 31st January 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to support the lead and development of a new service. This service is a pilot to build a multidisciplinary team around 3 primary schools in Musselburgh East. This projected named ‘Our families’ will provide intensive whole family support at early intervention stage.

As well as supporting families you will be building relationships with the 3 main primary schools in Musselburgh East and developing a small team who will be part of a package of support available to families. The Our Families team will provide intensive family support, employability support and money advice. We will be working with families to build their resilience by working in a therapeutic way, coordinating other relevant services around them and strengthening their links within the community.

You must have experience of working with children and families within the community. You also need a degree level qualification in areas such as Social Work, Community Education, Social Pedagogy, Psychology, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 10.

This is a fixed term post of 35 hours per week until March 2021. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the families (evenings and occasional weekends as required).

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Family Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,602 – £26,186 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 17th February 2020

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

As a member of the Glasgow Supporting Families Team, you’ll be linked to a local primary school (John Paul 2 Primary, Castlemilk), four days a week delivering an embedded family support service. We work alongside teachers to understand the issues affecting their pupils and what we can do to help raise children’s overall educational attainment, health and wellbeing. This post will have a specific emphasis on parental engagement and positive partnership working with parents to identify their needs and help them ensure their children get the best out of school.

This is a fixed term, part time post of 28 hours per week until 31 March 2021. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and the school (evenings and occasional weekends as required)

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Support Manager – Safeguarders Panel (3 Posts)

  • Full time
  • £30,708 – £36,121
  • North and West Regions, Base to be negotiated
  • Closing 2nd March 2020

We are looking for relational, child-centred, and motivated individuals to be part of an effective team that supports and monitors Safeguarders, works with partner agencies and delivers all other operational tasks associated with Safeguarder appointments.

The Safeguarders Panel Team at Children 1st is now established as an integral feature of the Children’s Hearing landscape. We have recently been successful in winning the new contract for the Safeguarder’s Panel Team until at least June 2022 (potentially 2024). Children 1st is contracted by Scottish Government to assist Scottish Ministers with the management, operation and monitoring of the national Safeguarders Panel.

In the role of Support Manager, you will work directly with Safeguarders to support them to work to our Practice Standards, and contribute to the shared vision of best practice - an excellent, transparent, accountable and respectful service for children and young people.

You must have a working knowledge of the Children’s Hearing System, an understanding of child development and an ability to support people in a challenging role. You will:

· support and monitor a cohort of Safeguarders using our performance and support monitoring framework

· work with other team members to ensure the day to day operation of the service

· build relationships with partners in your region

Safeguarders are located across all areas of Scotland and the post will require working out with normal office hours, and potentially travel and overnight stays. However, Children 1st operate a time off in lieu system to accommodate the flexibility required by the role and you will enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement.

This is a full time, 35-hour/week fixed term post, starting as soon as possible and funded initially until 30 June 2022.

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Project Worker (17.5 hours)

  • Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576 pro-rata
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 28th February 2020

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 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.

Further Information

This is a part time, fixed term post of 17.5 hours per week until 31 March 2021. 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 28th February 2020

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 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.

Further Information

This is a full time, fixed term post of 35 hours per week until 31 March 2021. 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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This vacancy has now closed

Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 9th March 2020

This is an exciting and innovative new service which has been commissioned by Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership across the localities of North East, North West and South. Children 1st will be working within the South of the city and closely collaborating with our partners, Quarriers in the North East and North West of Glasgow.

We are looking to recruit a Family Support Worker to work alongside a professionally qualified Project Worker to support Kinship placements with the knowledge and experience of supporting children, young people and/or families. The role of the Family Support Worker will be to assist in the provision of a case management role on behalf of Social Work services. We aim to work therapeutically with children, young people and families, which will incorporate life story work, shaping the service to suit the needs of kinship families.

The pace of work will be busy and challenging, with a real opportunity to make a difference and develop your skills.

If you have experience of working with children and their families and have an SVQ Level 3/ HNC or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 7 then… we want to hear from you.

This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week, funded until September 2021. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and as much of the work with children, young people and kinship carers will occur after school, there will be a requirement to be able to work in the evenings and some weekends.

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Senior Fundraiser – Community

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Flexibly in the Central Belt (we have offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow)
  • Closing 16th March 2020

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.

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Sessional Peer Support Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • Sessional
  • Dalkeith
  • Closing 13th March 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to provide support to parents impacted by substance use and poor mental health and their families. You will be skilled in “getting alongside” parents with a compassionate approach, using your own lived experience of substance use or ACES to form trusting relationships, facilitating lasting, meaningful change.

The role will be varied, including 1:1 and group based supports which will see you supporting parents to engage in mutual aid meetings, attend health and wellbeing appointments, be more connected in recovery communities, feel more confident, with improved self-esteem and support more positive family relationships, amongst other tasks. You will work alongside our project workers and volunteers to deliver whole family support, focussed on helping families build stronger relationships

If you have compassion, are skilled at forming trusting relationships, dedication to making a meaningful difference, are non-judgemental and can evidence stability in your lived experience, we would be interested in hearing from you. You will be expected to have an understanding / experience of recovery orientated support and an awareness of the supports available in the Midlothian community

This sessional post is funded until September 2022. Hours to be worked flexibly to include evening and weekend working.

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This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker – East Lothian

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £30,708
  • Musselburgh
  • Closing 20th March 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to support the lead and development of a new service. This service is a pilot to build a multidisciplinary team around 3 primary schools in Musselburgh East. This projected named ‘Our families’ will provide intensive whole family support at early intervention stage.

As well as supporting families you will be building relationships with the 3 main primary schools in Musselburgh East and developing a small team who will be part of a package of support available to families. The Our Families team will provide intensive family support, employability support and money advice. We will be working with families to build their resilience by working in a therapeutic way, coordinating other relevant services around them and strengthening their links within the community.

You must have experience of working with children and families within the community. You also need a degree level qualification in areas such as Social Work, Community Education, Social Pedagogy, Psychology, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 10.

This is a fixed term post of 35 hours per week until March 2021. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the families (evenings and occasional weekends as required).

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £30,708 – £36,121
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 27th March 2020

Children 1st and Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre have formed an innovative partnership to offer residential weekends to over 100 families from across Scotland over the next 3 years as well as providing ongoing outreach support to build on the benefits of the residential experience.

All families will have access to transformative outdoor experiences and all the physical and natural assets that Scotland has to offer. Children and their parents and carers across the Country will be emotionally well and have strong, safe and secure families, opportunities to make new friends and connections and be inspired to contribute in their local communities.

We are looking for someone with the skills to lead and develop this Service. This requires someone with the ability to get alongside families and build relationships and has the experience of working with families. If you are creative, caring and have a strong commitment to supporting families would like to hear from you.

This is a permanent post of 35 hours per week. Hours to be worked flexibly to include evenings and residential weekends. The role can be based in either Glasgow, Edinburgh or Bathgate.

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Corporate Partnerships Officer

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 30th March 2020

Children 1st work to give every child in Scotland a safe and secure childhood. Our local and national services provide 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

We have recently entered an exciting time for fundraising at Children 1st – launching our new fundraising strategy which is designed to inspire people in Scotland to put children first.

This corporate fundraising role in the newly created Philanthropy and Partnerships team will work with our existing corporate supporters whilst cultivating and securing new corporate relationships in order to deliver highly successful partnerships.

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 and relationship manager on all platforms is vital. Our values are important to us and we need someone who can translate this to our supporters through authentic and creative relationships.

If you have a track record of establishing and managing relationships along with knowledge of Scotland’s corporate sector and a passion for supporting Scotland’s children - we want to hear from you!

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 within our offices in either Glasgow or Edinburgh. The role will require frequent travel across Scotland.

For a confidential and informal conversation about this role please contact Head of Philanthropy & Partnerships, Lisa Glenday Murdoch, on 07908 399 827.

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Media and Marketing Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Throughout Scotland
  • Closing 18th May 2020

Are you passionate about supporting vulnerable children and their families during and beyond the coronavirus crisis? Are you a confident, dynamic and fast-moving media and marketing professional with particularly strong experience in selling in stories to print and broadcast media? Do you also have experience across brand, digital and internal communications? Can you get to the heart of a story and produce compelling editorial, visual and video content which will inspire our audiences to join with us and the families we work alongside to keep children safe, families strong and ensure we can support them to cope and recover from the impact of this pandemic.

If so we’d love to hear from you.

As you join our team at Children 1st you’ll develop and deliver integrated media and marketing plans as we respond to the urgent and emerging needs of children families by transforming children’s services, revolutionising systems of support and changing local and national government policy. You’ll make full use of your creative flair, talent for storytelling and powers of connection with children, families, the media, partners and supporters, so that we can reach every child and family in Scotland in need of our support.

This is a permanent, full time post of 35 hours per week. We welcome applications from throughout Scotland.

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Top job! Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,882 – £43,363
  • South Ayrshire
  • Closing 25th May 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to provide strategic and operational leadership for Children 1st in South Ayrshire.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about doing the right thing for children with an in-depth understanding and experience of operational management of services in the field of child care, child wellbeing, child protection, and trauma sensitive family support. With a proven track record as a leader, you will bring service development experience and an ability to operate at a strategic level.

The post holder will drive the development and reach of our trauma sensitive supports for children, young people and families in Girvan, Maybole and the surrounding villages. Building on our existing presence in South Ayrshire and seeking new partnerships, the post holder will ensure that Children 1st play a key strategic role in the planning and design of service delivery ensuring a high quality and creative range of supports to best meet the needs of children. The successful candidate will work alongside our senior leaders to identify new opportunities, partnerships and innovations in line with key strategic priorities and the needs of the children and families we support.

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

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Support Manager-Safeguarders Panel Team (2 Posts)

  • Full time
  • £30,708 – £36,121
  • North and West Region
  • Closing 29th May 2020

We are looking for relational, child-centred, and motivated individuals to be part of an effective team that supports and monitors Safeguarders, works with partner agencies and delivers all other operational tasks associated with Safeguarder appointments.

The Safeguarders Panel Team at Children 1st is now established as an integral feature of the Children’s Hearing landscape. We have recently been successful in winning the new contract for the Safeguarder’s Panel Team until at least June 2022 (potentially 2024). Children 1st is contracted by Scottish Government to assist Scottish Ministers with the management, operation and monitoring of the national Safeguarders Panel.

In the role of Support Manager, you will work directly with Safeguarders to support them to work to our Practice Standards and contribute to the shared vision of best practice - an excellent, transparent, accountable and respectful service for children and young people.

You must have a working knowledge of the Children’s Hearing System, an understanding of child development and an ability to support people in a challenging role. You will:

· support and monitor a cohort of Safeguarders using our performance and support monitoring framework

· work with other team members to ensure the day to day operation of the service

· build relationships with partners in your region

Safeguarders are located across all areas of Scotland and the post will require working out with normal office hours, and potentially travel and overnight stays. However, Children 1st operate a time off in lieu system to accommodate the flexibility required by the role and you will enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement.

This is a full time, 35-hour/week fixed term post, starting as soon as possible and funded initially until 30 June 2022.

We are looking to recruit one person in the North and one person in the West (base to be negotiated).

For further information or questions regarding the post please contact Paula Gaunt-Richardson at paula.gaunt-richardson@children1st.org.uk

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Mentoring Co-ordinator – Safeguarders Panel Team

  • Part time
  • £30,708 – £36,121 pro-rata
  • Base to be negotiated
  • Closing 25th May 2020

We are looking for a relational, child-centred, and motivated individual to be part of an effective team that supports and monitors Safeguarders, works with partner agencies and delivers all other operational tasks associated with Safeguarder appointments.

The Safeguarders Panel Team at Children 1st is now established as an integral feature of the Children’s Hearing landscape. We have recently been successful in winning the new contract for the Safeguarder’s Panel Team until at least June 2022 (potentially 2024). Children 1st is contracted by Scottish Government to assist Scottish Ministers with the management, operation and monitoring of the national Safeguarders Panel.

In the role of Mentoring Co-ordinator, you will develop and co-ordinate mentoring support which will form one element of integrated continuous support to Safeguarders

You must have prior or recent working experience as a Safeguarder in Scotland, experience of developing and design of training plans and the delivery of materials and experience of support and supervision of staff and / or volunteers. To undertake this role if you are a current Safeguarder, you will require to resign from the Safeguarder Panel to re-join at the end of your appointment period. You will:

· Plan and deliver quality mentoring for Safeguarders in line with the Performance, Support and Monitoring Framework which includes the recruitment, training and support of mentors and the matching of mentors to mentees.

· Develop a monitoring framework to allow for the review and evaluation of mentoring support, seeking feedback from mentors and mentees.

· Work with other team members and existing Safeguarders to develop this mentoring support. to ensure the day to day operation of the service.

Safeguarders are located across all areas of Scotland and the post will require working out with normal office hours, and potentially travel and overnight stays. However, Children 1st operate a time off in lieu system to accommodate the flexibility required by the role and you will enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement.

This is a part time, 17.5 hour/week fixed term post, starting as soon as possible and funded initially until 30 June 2022.

For further information or questions regarding the post please contact Paula Gaunt-Richardson at Paula.Gaunt-Richardson@children1st.org.uk

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Children`s Rights and Resource Worker – Safeguarders Panel Team

  • Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576 pro-rata
  • Base to be negotiated
  • Closing 29th May 2020

We are looking for a relational, child-centred, and motivated individual to be part of an effective team that supports and monitors Safeguarders, works with partner agencies and delivers all other operational tasks associated with Safeguarder appointments.

The Safeguarders Panel Team at Children 1st is now established as an integral feature of the Children’s Hearing landscape. We have recently been successful in winning the new contract for the Safeguarder’s Panel Team until at least June 2022 (potentially 2024). Children 1st is contracted by Scottish Government to assist Scottish Ministers with the management, operation and monitoring of the national Safeguarders Panel.

The role of the Children`s Rights and Resource Worker is to work with Safeguarder Panel team colleagues and Safeguarders to embed a children`s rights approach throughout all elements of the service.

You will:

· Support the development and design of resources and guidance e.g. leaflets, communication and website resources.

· Input into training and learning and development opportunities for staff and Safeguarders e.g. engaging and communicating with children.

· Source resources and activities which can be used by Safeguarders in their work with children and young people.

· Support children, young people and families to provide feedback and views about their experiences.

Safeguarders are located across all areas of Scotland and the post will require working out with normal office hours, and potentially travel and overnight stays. However, Children 1st operate a time off in lieu system to accommodate the flexibility required by the role and you will enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement.

This is a part time, 17.5 hour/week fixed term post, starting as soon as possible and funded initially until 30 June 2022.

For further information or questions regarding the post please contact Paula Gaunt-Richardson at paula.gaunt-richardson@children1st.org.uk

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Top job! Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £30,708 – £36,121
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 8th June 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to provide operational leadership and develop and maintain positive partnerships with schools and other partners in East Renfrewshire.

Children 1st is looking for someone who is passionate about doing the right thing for children with an in-depth understanding and experience of operational management of services in the fields of child wellbeing, child protection, and trauma sensitive family support. You should also have experience of working in partnership with colleagues from several agencies including schools, social work and health.

The post holder will support Family Wellbeing staff who are connected to schools across East Renfrewshire through day-to-day connection as well as formal support and supervision and professional development. By joining our existing leadership team in East Renfrewshire, the post holder will contribute to the on-going development of our services. The post holder will also manage the relationships and contracts with schools in East Renfrewshire.

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Sessional Support Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd July 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a 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 additional 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 may also be some school based roles and further opportunities to get alongside families to offer practical and emotional support as part of an agreed support package.

We need sessional staff who are available on weekdays with occasional availability for evening work. There may also be 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 sessional post is funded initially until 31 March 2021. Hours to be worked on required weekdays with occasional evenings

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd July 2020

This is an exciting and innovative service delivered on behalf of Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership across the localities of North East, North West and South. Children 1st will be working within the South of the city and closely collaborating with our partners, Quarriers in the North East and North West of Glasgow.

While providing a safeguarding and monitoring role on behalf of Social Work services, this post provides an opportunity to deliver a high quality service to both children and adults who have experienced significant trauma and disruption in their lives and to provide support which emotionally and practically sustains kinship placements. While working individually with children and young people within Kinship placements, we also provide both emotional and practical support to Kinship Carers, shaping the service to suit the needs of each individual family.

We are looking to recruit a professionally qualified Project Worker who can evidence experience of working alongside children, young people and/or families in a variety of settings. They will have the confidence, experience and motivation to successfully engage with a wide range of families as well as liaise directly with social work partners and other relevant agencies.

The pace is busy and challenging, with a real opportunity to make a difference and develop skills and knowledge in this important area of work. Due to the large number of carers the Kinship Care Service supports, excellent organisational skills are essential.

If you have experience of working with young people 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 post of 35 hours per week, funded until 28 September 2021. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and as much of the work with children, young people and kinship carers will occur after school, there will be a requirement to be able to work flexibly in the evenings and weekends.

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Project Worker – Family Group Decision Making

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Girvan
  • Closing 2nd July 2020

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

The service is funded by the Scottish Government’s National Development Fund, to facilitate Family Group Decision Making approaches with kinship care families.

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.

While it would be an advantage, 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 supporting kinship families, are committed to restorative approaches, and the meaningfully involving children and families, we want to hear from you.

This is a fixed term, full time role of 35 hours per week, funded until 31 March 2021.

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Project Worker - Family Wellbeing

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Girvan
  • Closing 2nd July 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the development of Carrick Family Wellbeing Service in South Ayrshire. The service is a partnership between Children 1st and South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

The service offers community based, child centred family wellbeing support across the Carrick Locality of Girvan, Maybole and the surrounding villages. The post will be based in Girvan; however, the successful candidate will be expected to travel across the Locality to connect with and support families.

The role will require an experienced and skilled practitioner who has excellent knowledge of trauma sensitive support and is able to get alongside families to understand their stories and jointly agree appropriate supports to meet need and promote strengths. The successful candidate will be required to work in close partnership with multi-agency partners within the GettingIt Right for Every Child framework.

If you have experience of supporting the wellbeing of families and communities, we want to hear from you.

This is a fixed term, full time role of 35 hours per week, funded initially until 31 March 2022.

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Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576 pro-rata
  • Irvine
  • Closing 3rd July 2020

Getting Ready for Change

This is an exciting opportunity be part of a team working alongside families, building strong relationships and connections that will build the evidence base for preventative, trauma informed support that meet the needs of families affected by substance use, and that is co-designed with them.

The Project Worker will lead consult and engage with parents in recovery living within North Ayrshire to examine their views on their needs as parents through the Recovery process. As well as seeking views on existing supports available, we will work with parents in recovery to co-design provision which meets the needs they have identified.

We will use the finding of this consultation to share with our partners both, statutory and third sector, to influence and change the current support landscape to reflect what families tell us they need. Our objective would be to use these findings to move into a demonstration phase that will allow us to show the impact of working in this way has on families affected by substance misuse.

If you have experience of engagement with groups, supported people with lived experience of substance use and co-production of service provision and have a Degree/Diploma in Social Work or other relevant qualification (e.g. Community Engagement/ Criminal Justice) then… then we want to hear from you.

This is a fixed term, part time post of 21 hours per week, funded initially until August 2021. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service including evenings and weekends, if required.

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Project Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th July 2020

This is an exciting opportunity be part of the Children 1st Edinburgh Family Wellbeing Service. We work alongside children, young people and their families, building strong and trusting relationships to ensure they are safe, secure and achieving at home, in nursery and school and included in the community.

As part of our team you will lead the delivery of one to one, group and whole family support – especially with families who have children in their earliest years attending nursery, early years centres and lower primary school.

As a positive link between educational establishments and children and families in the community, children’s engagement, attainment and wellbeing will be at the heart of everything you do. You will be responsible for delivering responses to a wide range of need including social, emotional and behavioural issues, nursery/school attendance, additional support needs, parental mental health and wellbeing, poor family relationships, poverty and housing issues or social isolation.

We are looking for someone who recognises the importance of the early years and child development with experience of delivering play, attachment and nurture-based approaches. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to use restorative and trauma-informed practice to get alongside children, young people and families and to support team colleagues in developing and delivering such approaches. The successful candidate will be required to work in close partnership with multi-agency partners within GIRFEC Planning processes.

If you have experience of working with children and their families and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Community Work, Early Years, 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 flexible to p/t and f/t applicants, full time hours are to 35 hours per week.

Post is funded until 31st March 2022

Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and the school (mornings, evenings and occasional weekends will be required)

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Project Worker - Community and Volunteer Engagement

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th July 2020

This is an exciting opportunity be part of the Children 1st Edinburgh Family Wellbeing Service. We work alongside children, young people and their families, building strong and trusting relationships to ensure they are safe, secure and achieving at home, in school and included in the community.

The Community and Volunteer Engagement role will ensure the voices of those most disadvantaged families across our city i.e. care-experienced families, BAME populations and those living in areas of multiple deprivations are listened to; that their stories and lived experiences are heard, included and influence the wider story of our city and all who live here.

As part of our team you will lead on the development and delivery of peer support networks; group-work with children and families and recruiting and supporting volunteers and peer mentors to develop new opportunities to enhance links within the local community.

We are looking for someone who recognises the importance of relational and participatory practices to enable children, young people and families to have their voices heard and represented.

Successful candidates require an understanding of the contemporary local and national social policy context and complex needs of vulnerable and marginalised children and families. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to use group and community-based approaches to get alongside children, young people and families and lead in the development of volunteer and peer mentoring support.

If you have experience of working with children and their families and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Community Work, 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 flexible p/t or f/t hours to meet the needs of the service. Full time hours = 35 hours per week.

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 – Maximise Early Years

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th July 2020

This is an exciting opportunity be part of the Children 1st Edinburgh Family Wellbeing Service. We work alongside children, young people and their families, building strong and trusting relationships to ensure they are safe, secure and achieving at home, in school and included in the community.

Maximise! Early Years service is a partnership project between Children 1st and Community Health and Advice Initiative (CHAI) and funded by the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal. In collaboration with Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership and City of Edinburgh Council Early Years team we will target pockets of persistent, entrenched worklessness and poverty by promoting families’ financial resilience, health and wellbeing.

The successful candidate will work with an Advice Worker and Employability Worker from CHAI to provide integrated, community-based advice and support in partnership with 5 Early Years Centres in North Edinburgh.

As a positive link between educational establishments and children and families in the community, children’s engagement, attainment and wellbeing will be at the heart of everything you do. You will be responsible for delivering responses to a wide range of needs including social, emotional and behavioural issues, school attendance, additional support needs, parental mental health, poor family relationships, poverty and housing issues or social isolation.

We are looking for someone who recognises the importance of relational practice and enabling children, young people and families to have their voices heard. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the poverty and deprivation and the ability to use restorative and systemic group and community-based approaches to get alongside children, young people and families. The successful candidate will be required to work in close partnership with Early Years partners to support embedded learning and evaluation.

If you have experience of working with children and their families and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Community Work, 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. This post is funded until 31st July 2022.

Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and the school (mornings, evenings and occasional weekends will be required)

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Project Worker – Armed Forces Families

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th July 2020

This is an exciting opportunity be part of the Children 1st Edinburgh Family Wellbeing Service. We work alongside children, young people and their families, building strong and trusting relationships to ensure they are safe, secure and achieving at home, in school and included in the community.

As a member of the team, you will work alongside Firrhill High School, Longstone Primary School and Colinton Primary School to provide a dedicated support to children and young people from Armed Forces families. 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.

The Covid-19 period has placed many additional challenges on families and this role will support the return to school by promoting the learning, engagement and participation of Armed Forces families in school and at home. To do this you will provide a range of one to one, group or family learning approaches in school and provide practical, social and emotional support for families in homes and the local community.

You will be able to demonstrate an ability to lead and deliver restorative and whole-family approaches to get alongside children, young people and families to improve attainment and learning. The successful candidate will be required to work in close partnership with school and other Armed Forces partners.

If you have experience of working with children and their families and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Community 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 and is initially funded until 31st June 2021 Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and the school (mornings, evenings and occasional weekends will be required).

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Support Manager – Safeguarders Panel Team

  • Full time
  • £30,708 – £36,121
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 30th July 2020

We are looking for relational, child-centred, and motivated individuals to be part of an effective team that supports and monitors Safeguarders, works with partner agencies and delivers all other operational tasks associated with Safeguarder appointments.

The Safeguarders Panel Team at Children 1st is now established as an integral feature of the Children’s Hearing landscape. We have recently been successful in winning the new contract for the Safeguarder’s Panel Team until at least June 2022 (potentially 2024). Children 1st is contracted by Scottish Government to assist Scottish Ministers with the management, operation and monitoring of the national Safeguarders Panel.

In the role of Support Manager, you will work directly with Safeguarders to support them to work to our Practice Standards and contribute to the shared vision of best practice - an excellent, transparent, accountable and respectful service for children and young people.

You must have a working knowledge of the Children’s Hearing System, an understanding of child development and an ability to support people in a challenging role. You will:

  • support and monitor a cohort of Safeguarders using our performance and support monitoring framework
  • work with other team members to ensure the day to day operation of the service
  • build relationships with partners in your region.

Safeguarders are located across all areas of Scotland and the post will require working out with normal office hours, and potentially travel and overnight stays. However, Children 1st operate a time off in lieu system to accommodate the flexibility required by the role and you will enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement.

Please note that this post will require travel throughout the West of Scotland, therefore the base is negotiable.

This is a full time, 35-hour a week fixed term post, starting as soon as possible and funded initially until 30 June 2022.

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Family Wellbeing Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th July 2020

This is an exciting opportunity be part of the Children 1st Edinburgh Family Wellbeing Service. We work alongside children, young people and their families, building strong and trusting relationships to ensure they are safe, secure and achieving at home, in school and included in the community.

Working alongside families and the team you will support and deliver one to one, group and whole family support to children, young people and families.

As a positive link between educational establishments and children and families in the community, children’s engagement, attainment and wellbeing will be at the heart of everything you do. You will provide practical, social and emotional support to families to meet a wide range of need including social, emotional and behavioural issues, nursery/school attendance, additional support needs, parental mental health and wellbeing, poor family relationships, poverty and housing issues or social isolation.

We are looking for someone who recognises the importance of child development with experience of delivering attachment and nurture-based approaches. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to use restorative and trauma-informed practice to get alongside children, young people and families. The successful candidate will be required to work closely with multi-agency partners within GIRFEC Planning processes.

If you have experience of working with children and their families and have an SVQ Level 3/ HNC or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 7 then we want to hear from you.

This post is 35 hours per week. Post is initially funded until 31st June 2021 with further funding anticipated.

Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and the school (mornings, evenings and occasional weekends will be required)

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Employability Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576 pro-rata
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 31st July 2020

We are recruiting an Employability Development Worker to support the development of a new service. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new multidisciplinary team to offering support to families in the Musselburgh area. Our families, is a new service, offering therapeutic family support, practical support, money advice, housing advice and employability support to families with children under the age of 12.

The aim of the project is to break the cycle of poverty, by offering families holistic support addressing multiple barriers to employment. You will be supporting families to progress along the employability pipeline. Working with them individually and within groups.

You will be responsible for building, rebuilding links with schools and existing services in the community, providing employability support to families in the Musselburgh east area and building relationships with families in the community, in schools and in their homes.

This is a part time, fixed term post of 17.5 hours per week, funded until 01 July 2022.

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 (Money Advisor)

  • Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576 pro-rata
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 31st July 2020

Our families, is a new service, offering therapeutic family support, practical support, money advice, housing advice and employability support to families with children under the age of 12. We are recruiting a Money Advice Worker to support the development of a new service. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new multidisciplinary team to offer holistic support to families in the Musselburgh area, helping to break the cycle of poverty.

You will be responsible for building links with schools and existing services in the community, providing money advice to families in the Musselburgh east area and building relationships with families in the community, in schools and in their homes, supporting them with income maximisation and money advice.

This is a part time, fixed term post of 17.5 hours per week, funded until 01 July 2022.

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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Family Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,602 – £26,186 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st July 2020

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.

We have an exciting opportunity to positively impact on the lives of children, young people and their families by working alongside them, building strong relationships empowering individuals to meet the various challenges they face.

Working as part of the Glasgow Supporting Families Team, you will support and deliver one to one, group and whole family support to children, young people and families. You will provide practical, social and emotional support to families to meet a wide range of need including social, emotional issues, nursery/school attendance, additional support needs, parental mental health and wellbeing, complex family relationships, problematic alcohol/drug use, poverty and housing issues or social isolation.

We are looking for someone who is committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for children, with experience of working alongside families with a range of complex needs, including child protection issues. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to use restorative and trauma-informed practice to get alongside children, young people and families. The successful candidate will be required to work closely with multi-agency partners, including Health and Social Work.

This is a part time post of 17.5 hours a week, we ask you to consider that often we require flexibility and that some evening and weekend working will be necessary in order to offer the appropriate level of support to individual families, at times that suit family life.

If you have experience of working with children and their families and have an SVQ level 3/HNC or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 7 then.... we want to hear from you.

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £30,708 – £36,121
  • Glasgow, Edinburgh or Bathgate
  • Closing 31st July 2020

Children 1st and Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre have formed an innovative partnership to offer residential weekends to over 100 families from across Scotland over the next 3 years as well as providing ongoing outreach support to build on the benefits of the residential experience.

All families will have access to transformative outdoor experiences and all the physical and natural assets that Scotland has to offer. Children and their parents and carers across the Country will be emotionally well and have strong, safe and secure families, opportunities to make new friends and connections and be inspired to contribute in their local communities.

We are looking for someone with the skills to lead and develop this Service. This requires someone with the ability to get alongside families and build relationships and has the experience of working with families. If you are creative, caring and have a strong commitment to supporting families would like to hear from you.

This is a permanent post of 35 hours per week. Hours to be worked flexibly to include evenings and residential weekends. The role can be based in either Glasgow, Edinburgh or Bathgate.

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Family Group Decision Making Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Bathgate
  • Closing 31st July 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to join our established Children 1st Service in West Lothian. As part of our Family Group Decision Making Team, you will be involved in empowering families create plans that will enable children and young people to remain safely within their own families and communities.

Family group conferencing draws on the strengths of the wider family and friends in deciding how best to care for a child, giving families the opportunity to participate in the decision making processes and find their own solutions to difficulties.

We are looking from someone with the experience and skills that are able to get alongside families and their children at really difficult times to support them in creating positive plans that ensure the safe care of the children. We are looking for someone with experience in Family Group Conferencing, or who has relevant experience working collaboratively with families, alongside a range of professionals and with a sound understanding of child protection.

You should be an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community Learning and Development or other appropriate qualification.

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 weekends as required.

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Project Worker (Money Advisor)

  • Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576 pro-rata
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 3rd August 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to work within our Midlothian Family Wellbeing Hub, providing support across Midlothian. The post aims to integrate the provision of intensive family support with expert money and debt advice. This will enable families to resolve debt and money problems become more financially resilient and achieve long-term sustainable outcomes.

A priority for the Project Worker will be to increase the capacity of our current service to provide Type I and II money advice predominantly in the Penicuik area, based within a community hub in Penicuik, in partnership with Food Fact Friends and other partner agencies.

You will work in close partnership with Children 1st Midlothian Family Wellbeing Hub staff, offering additional budgeting advice to families attending service support groups as well as establish partnerships with local agencies and statutory services.

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

This is a fixed term, part time, 17.5 hour post funded until the 31 May 2021. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service, evenings and weekends as required.

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Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576 pro-rata
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 3rd August 2020

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, social isolation and poor mental health.

Children 1st 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 support 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. You will be expected to respond to the needs of families by working flexible hours, including some weekend support.

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

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £30,708 – £36,121
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st July 2020

As a result of an exciting community engagement opportunity funded by CORRA, in addition to developments in a number of our existing services, we are looking to recruit a new Team Leader to join the Glasgow Supporting Families Team based in the Southside of the city.

As Children 1st Team Leader you’ll be responsible for taking forward an exciting, new community engagement initiative aimed at seeking a range of views from adults and children involved with the recovery communities in the north east and north west of the city as well as key stakeholders. You’ll also have the opportunity to directly manage staff providing family support through our existing relationship with the recovery community in the south, get involved with school-based services and support staff deliver high quality community based family support services with referrals predominately received from Social work, Health and Community Addiction Teams.

Through involving children and families in the creation and design of all our work we ensure we are able to support them effectively and make the difference they need. This means that while our services may look different depending on where they are, they are all based on the same core values, have a consistent focus on quality and have a commitment to building strong relationships with the families we work alongside.

We want to attract a confident and experienced leader, with knowledge and wide experience of working with children and families. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with experience of working within the addiction and recovery fields and/or have experience of wider engagement with communities and are familiar with a community development approach.

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 is fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week, initially funded until October 2021.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Dalkeith
  • Closing 3rd August 2020

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. You will be expected to respond to the needs of families by working flexible hours, including some weekend support.

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 fixed term, full time post of 35 hours a week, funded until 30 September 2022.

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Top job! Head of Property

  • Full time or Part time
  • £44,340 – £49,727
  • Base to be negotiated
  • Closing 14th August 2020

We are looking for a relational, child-centred, and motivated individual to be part of the charity, helping to drive forward the development and maintenance of new and existing office and well-being spaces.

This is a new post and an exciting opportunity for the right individual; to a large extent it is up to you to shape the role.

In the role of Head of Property, you will work across the whole of the charity working with colleagues to provide excellent, flexible, trauma informed and child friendly spaces. We put children at the heart of what we do; our spaces must also reflect that ethos.

You must have a relevant qualification and previous experience; however, this is more about you and the qualities that you bring to the role.

Please see Job Description and Person Specification on our website for more details.

Our spaces are located across many areas of Scotland and the post may require working out with normal office hours and will potentially involve travel and overnight stays. However, Children 1st is flexible in its attitude about how the objectives are achieved as required by the role and you will enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement.

This is a permanent post of up to 35 hours per week, we welcome applications from candidates who feel passionate about the role and require some flexibility and can work a minimum of 21 hours per week.

Please note that this post will require travel throughout Scotland, therefore any base is negotiable.

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HR Advisor

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Edinburgh (or Glasgow)
  • Closing 17th August 2020

This is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled HR Advisor to join our well established HR team in a new role. You will be responsible for delivering a first class HR service to colleagues across the Charity, overseeing recruitment campaigns, advising on a range of people management issues, proactively identifying areas for improvement, and delivering in all areas of our people strategy.

CIPD qualified or working towards this, experience of directly supporting managers in a range of HR disciplines, experience of managing and developing HR systems, and the ability to develop and maintain effective and collaborative relationships based on trust and understanding are essential in this role. If this sounds like you and you would like the opportunity to work in a kind and compassionate, rights based and relationship based organisation, where children are at the centre of everything we do, then we want to hear from you.

The successful candidate will be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

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Supporter Care Officer x 2

  • Full time
  • £17,579 – £19,759
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st August 2020

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.

Raising funds is essential to ensuring we can deliver support for children and families. Children 1st is looking to expand its skilled and successful fundraising team, with three exciting new roles to help deliver on its ambitious three year fundraising strategy.

The Supporter Care Team provides a ‘first point of contact’ for fundraising supporters of the charity. The team supports the fundraising department by processing payments, reconciling income, arranging for supporters to be thanked properly, ensuring data is accurate and up to date, and fulfilling supporter requests. We need someone who is focused, organised, and has a keen eye for detail.

If you are looking to start a career in fundraising, have operations or customer service experience and a passion for supporting Scotland’s children - we want to hear from you!

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.

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Senior Fundraiser – Philanthropy & Partnerships

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 21st August 2020

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.

Raising funds is essential to ensuring we can deliver support for children and families. Children 1st is looking to expand its skilled and successful fundraising team, with three exciting new roles to help deliver on its ambitious three year fundraising strategy.

This role in the Philanthropy and Partnerships team will work with our existing corporate supporters whilst cultivating and securing new relationships in order to deliver highly successful partnerships. The post holder will be responsible for managing a prospect pipeline, building and maintaining relationships with both corporates and major donors.

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 and relationship manager on all platforms is vital. Our values are important to us and we need someone who can translate this to our supporters through authentic and creative relationships.

If you have a track record of establishing and managing relationships along with knowledge of Scotland’s corporate sector and a passion for supporting Scotland’s children - we want to hear from you!

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, with offices located in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The role will require frequent travel across Scotland.

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Regional Admin Support Manager

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th August 2020

This important and exciting position plays a pivotal role in both the day to day running of the Children 1st Glasgow Regional Office and in cross organisational developments and projects.

You will provide direct support to Assistant Directors based in the West and work alongside administrative colleagues across the organisation to develop and deliver high quality systems and administrative processes which support the work of Children 1st.

As Regional Admin Support Manager, you will be integral to the coordination of all developments planned for the Regional office.

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

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Sessional Helpline Supervisor

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th August 2020

Parentline is Scotland’s free helpline, email and web-chat service, for anyone caring for or concerned about a child. On contacting Parentline families have an opportunity to discuss any concerns they have with a trained call taker as part of our COSCA-recognised service.

We are looking to recruit additional Sessional staff to work along with our existing Team. This is an exciting opportunity to work with Scotland’s national family support service, Parentline. As part of the team, you’ll provide focused individual and group information, advice and support via our volunteer staffed helpline.

Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service including evenings and weekends, if required.

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Helpline Supervisor

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th August 2020

Parentline is Scotland’s free helpline, email and web-chat service, for anyone caring for or concerned about a child. On contacting Parentline families have an opportunity to discuss any concerns they have with a trained call taker as part of our COSCA-recognised service.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with Scotland’s national family support service, Parentline. As part of the team, you’ll provide focused individual and group information, advice and support via our volunteer staffed helpline.

This is a part time, fixed term post, funded initially until 31 January 2021. Please indicate on your application what your preferred hours would be.

Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service including evenings and weekends, if required.

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Money Advice Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 28th August 2020

Our families, is a new service, offering therapeutic family support, practical support, money advice, housing advice and employability support to families with children under the age of 12. We are recruiting a Money Advice Worker to support the development of a new service. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new multidisciplinary team to offer holistic support to families in the Musselburgh area, helping to break the cycle of poverty.

You will be responsible for building links with schools and existing services in the community, providing money advice to families in the Musselburgh east area and building relationships with families in the community, in schools and in their homes, supporting them with income maximisation and money advice.

This is a full time, fixed term post of 35 hours per week, funded until 01 July 2022.

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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Family Group Decision Making Lead

  • Full time
  • £37,882 – £43,363
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow
  • Closing 4th September 2020

Children 1st has pioneered Family Group Conferencing in Scotland since the 1990’s as a primary restorative approach. We continue to be passionate about our vision:

“A Scotland where no life-changing decision is made for any child or young person without the opportunity of a Family Group Conference”.

This is post will support our development of FGDM in line with the Promise supporting the use and development of FGDM in Children 1st stand across Scotland. This is a key aspect of or our support for children and their families and we are seeking someone with the strategic skills to develop and lead our FGDM work.

If you have experience of Family Group Decision Making and experience of leadership and development, we would welcome your application.

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 post of 35 hours a week. This post will require travel throughout Scotland, hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service including evenings and weekends, if required.

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Project Worker - Community Engagement and Volunteer Development

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Ayrshire
  • Closing 9th September 2020

This is an exciting opportunity be part of our Ayrshire Supporting Families Team working alongside communities, building strong relationships and achieving positive outcomes for all.

As a team, we offer early help to children and families who are experiencing emotional distress and difficulties. The service we provide is tailored to meet the needs of children and families. We recognise and value the importance of how we engage with the communities that we work in and want to ensure that this remains a theme in how our services grow and develop.

Our aim is to work with individuals and organisations within communities across Ayrshire with a focus of identifying community assets, community based challenges, gaps in provision for support, and to co-produce methods and provisions to address gaps and challenges.

The children, young people and families that we support can often be trying to cope with issues such as bullying, social isolation, pressures to achieve, anxiety and trauma which can lead to a range of difficulties: poor mental health and wellbeing, self harm, family and peer relationship breakdown and increased vulnerabilities.

Our role is to address the impact these difficulties have on the daily lives of children by delivering a programme of activities and engagement events that support the empowerment of local communities to better protect and support children and families. The availability of the service is flexible to when support is needed, including daytime, evenings and at the weekends.

If you have experience of managing volunteers within a community engagement or development role and have a Degree/Diploma in Community Education or other relevant qualification (e.g. Social Work) then… we want to hear from you.

This is a fixed term post of 35 hours per week until March 2021 with likely continuation of funding until October 2021.

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Family Group Decision Making Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576 pro-rata
  • Macmerry
  • Closing 14th September 2020

We are recruiting for a Family Group Decision Making Coordinator to join our established team in East Lothian. You will be working as part of a team to ensure that the rights of families are upheld in statutory decision making processes.

We work with children who are at risk of being accommodated, you will work with families to create their own family plan to enable to keep their children safe and at home.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in rights based approaches and has a passion for family empowerment.

This is a fixed term, part time role of 21 hours per week, funded until 31 March 2022.

If you would like to know more about this post please contact Sara Ali at sara.ali@children1st.org.uk

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Top job! Assistant Director - Children and Family Services

  • Full time
  • £43,363 – £49,727
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 15th September 2020

So why are we looking for a new Assistant Director?

Children 1st are developing a new and exciting way of supporting families in Aberdeen. We have a long history of working with children and families in the city. After a pause in 2018 we reviewed our purpose and role alongside children, families and partners. We have been building a new approach to help children affected by poor mental health and emotional distress. Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to 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. This new Children 1st service will sit at the heart of three local community hubs, providing early support to children and their families at the point when they need this to prevent more intensive supports being necessary.

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

• has experience of keeping children safe in their own families

• is fiercely passionate about children’s rights

• thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and,

• is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of leader will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

• resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform systems as well as children’s lives

• big hearted and a courageous

• able to build great partnerships and to manage the tricky conversations

• able to understand, predict and adapt to the landscape

• bringing deep level operational service experience

• a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure

• strategic in decisions and planning and can manage complexity

• 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.

Base

You will be based in one of the local community hubs and will travel to connect with other parts of the organisation once Scottish Guidelines permit this and it is safe for you and colleagues.

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.

Further Information

This is a full time (35 hours) post, with flexibility for travel.

For an informal discussion, please contact Linda Jardine, Director of Children & Family Services, by email: Linda.jardine@children1st.org.uk, who will be available for a conversation after 7th September 2020.

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Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,799 – £31,576 pro-rata
  • Irvine
  • Closing 25th September 2020

Getting Ready for Change

This is an exciting opportunity be part of a team working alongside families, building strong relationships and connections that will build the evidence base for preventative, trauma informed support that meet the needs of families affected by substance use, and that is co-designed with them.

The Project Worker will lead consult and engage with parents in recovery living within North Ayrshire to examine their views on their needs as parents through the Recovery process. As well as seeking views on existing supports available, we will work with parents in recovery to co-design provision which meets the needs they have identified.

We will use the finding of this consultation to share with our partners both, statutory and third sector, to influence and change the current support landscape to reflect what families tell us they need. Our objective would be to use these findings to move into a demonstration phase that will allow us to show the impact of working in this way has on families affected by substance misuse.

If you have experience of engagement with groups, supported people with lived experience of substance use and co-production of service provision and have a Degree/Diploma in Social Work or other relevant qualification (e.g. Community Engagement/ Criminal Justice) then… then we want to hear from you.

Please also see Additional Information with regards to the project and role.

This is a fixed term, part time post of 21 hours per week, funded initially until August 21. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service including evenings and weekends, if required.

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Project Lead – Child and Family Support and Advocacy

  • Full time
  • £30,708 – £36,121
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th September 2020

Children 1st are delighted to be delivering a Pilot project in partnership with West of Scotland Health Boards. The first of its kind in Scotland, this will have local and national significance as it seeks to deliver effective support to children, young people and their families following Child Sexual Abuse, Assault or Exploitation.

We are looking for an enthusiastic project lead who can help meet the holistic needs of children, young people and their families who disclose sexual abuse or exploitation by providing information and guidance on how to access services that are available. We need a project lead who will gather information on the range of supports that do – and do not – exist across the West of Scotland, to help young people and their families cope with and recover from the impact of abuse. Someone who will gather information about the ‘pathway’ of support for children, young people and families and help us to identify gaps in support and recovery for young people who disclose abuse.

A good Project Lead for this pilot is someone who

• Can sensitively engage with young people and families who have shared the most intimate, painful and traumatic experiences linked to sexual abuse.

• Shares Children 1st belief in the rights of children, young people and families to be heard and have their views taken seriously. Someone who can offer advocacy support to ensure that the child and family have their voices heard and considered in decision making.

• Can work autonomously and develop good, strong working relationships with colleagues from a wide range of partner agencies and confidently act as a point of contact for the child and family throughout the child protection process, to ensure they understand what will happen next and why.

• Can help assess the child’s immediate safety and care needs and ensure children, young people and families receive timely, appropriate support.

• Champions participation to ensure that the experience of children and families contribute to pilot learning and evaluation.

• Is willing to be courageous in discussions about how services do or do not meet the recovery needs of children, young people and families and able to identify what needs to be improved.

• Shares Children 1st vision for holistic recovery support for young people and families, to be accessed through the Barnahus that is right for Scotland.

• 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.

This a permanent, full time role of 35 hours per week. You will have the ability to work between home and a designated Children 1st office in the West of Scotland. At times you will travel across the West of Scotland and to connect with other parts of the organisation, once Scottish Guidelines permit and it is safe for you and colleagues.

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Team Leader - Children and Family Services

  • Full time
  • £30,708 – £36,121
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 2nd October 2020

Children 1st are developing a new and exciting way of supporting families in Aberdeen. We have a long history of working with children and families in the city. After a pause in 2018 we reviewed our purpose and role alongside children, families and partners. We have been building a new approach to help children affected by poor mental health and emotional distress. Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to 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. This new Children 1st service will sit at the heart of three local community hubs, providing early support to children and their families at the point when they need this to prevent more intensive supports being necessary.

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

I know exactly what we are looking for, someone who:

  • has experience of keeping children safe in their own families
  • is fiercely passionate about children’s rights
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and,
  • is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of leader will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

  • resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform systems as well as children’s lives
  • big hearted and a courageous
  • able to build great partnerships and to manage the tricky conversations
  • able to understand, predict and adapt to the landscape
  • bringing service experience
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • able to make decisions
  • inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better
  • an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

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

Base

You will be based in one of the local community hubs and will have travel to connect with other parts of the organisation once Scottish Guidelines permit this and it is safe for you and colleagues.

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.

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Senior Fundraiser – Community

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Flexibly in the Central Belt (home-based preferable in the central belt)
  • Closing 2nd October 2020

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, a contributory pension scheme and generous maternity/adoption and paternity leave benefits.

This is a permanent, full-time, home-based role of 35 hours per week. Based flexibly in the central belt (preferable east coast to complement our team). The role will require frequent travel across Scotland.

For a confidential and informal conversation about this role please call Head of Public Fundraising Susan Bradley on 07921338384.

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Family Wellbeing Project Workers

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 9th October 2020

So why are we looking for Family Wellbeing Project Workers?

Children 1st are developing a new and exciting way of supporting families in Aberdeen. We have a long history of working with children and families in the city. After a pause in 2018 we reviewed our purpose and role alongside children, families and partners. We have been building a new approach to help children affected by poor mental health and emotional distress. Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to 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. This new Children 1st service will sit at the heart of three local community hubs, providing early support to children and their families at the point when they need this to prevent more intensive supports being necessary.

What kind of person will make a great Family Wellbeing Project Worker for Children 1st?

  • has experience of keeping children safe in their own families
  • is fiercely passionate about children’s rights
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and,
  • is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of Family Wellbeing Project Worker will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

  • resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform children’s lives
  • determined to support children to stay safely with their own family
  • big hearted and courageous
  • able to build strong relationships and to manage the tricky conversations
  • is 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.

Base

You will be based in one of the local community hubs and will travel to connect with other parts of the organisation once Scottish Guidelines permit this and it is safe for you and colleagues.

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.

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Project Worker - East Renfrewshire Family Wellbeing Service

  • Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576 pro-rata
  • East Renfrewshire Family Wellbeing Service
  • Closing 12th October 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team getting alongside children, young people and their families in East Renfrewshire who are experiencing emotional distress, to offer early help and build strong relationships.

As a member of the East Renfrewshire Family Wellbeing Service team you will offer children and families the space and time to tell their stories and with them agree how we can best help. As a team of staff and volunteers with a broad range of skills, knowledge and experience we are able to offer families support which best meet their needs including intensive whole family support; group/peer support and befriending/mentoring support.

Working at Children 1st you will embrace our relational and restorative approach to practice to help families make sense of their difficulties and help life feel better. Working closely with families, colleagues and partners in the local community – relationships will be at the heart of everything you do.

This post is 17.5 hours per week - which will be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and the families. Regular evening and occasional weekend work will be required.

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 post, with funding until 31st May 2022.

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Project Worker (2 posts) - East Renfrewshire Family Wellbeing Service

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • East Renfrewshire Family Wellbeing Service
  • Closing 12th October 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team getting alongside children, young people and their families in East Renfrewshire who are experiencing emotional distress, to offer early help and build strong relationships.

Working as part of a multi-agency team, alongside HSCP colleagues you will provide children and families with the help and support that they need, when they need it. You will offer families space and time to tell their stories and with them agree how we can best help. You will embrace our relational and restorative approach to practice to help families make sense of their difficulties and help life feel better. Working closely with families, colleagues and partners in the local community – relationships will be at the heart of everything you do

This post is 35 hours per week - which will be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and the families. Regular evening and occasional weekend work will be required.

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 post, with an initial 1 year funding.

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Family Group Decision Making Coordinator PT

  • Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576 pro-rata
  • Macmerry
  • Closing 16th October 2020

We are recruiting for a Family Group Decision Making Coordinator to join our established team in East Lothian. You will be working as part of a team to ensure that the rights of families are upheld in statutory decision making processes.

We work with children who are at risk of being accommodated, you will work with families to create their own family plan to enable to keep their children safe and at home.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in rights based approaches and has a passion for family empowerment.

This is a fixed term, part time role of 21 hours per week, funded until 31 March 2022.

If you would like to know more about this post please contact Sara Ali at sara.ali@children1st.org.uk

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Family Group Decision Making Coordinator FT

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Macmerry
  • Closing 15th October 2020

We are recruiting for a Family Group Decision Making Coordinator to join our established team in East Lothian. You will be working as part of a team to ensure that the rights of families are upheld in statutory decision making processes.

We work with children who are at risk of being accommodated, you will work with families to create their own family plan to enable to keep their children safe and at home.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in rights based approaches and has a passion for family empowerment.

This is a fixed term, full time role of 35 hours per week, funded until 31 March 2022.

If you would like to know more about this post please contact Sara Ali at sara.ali@children1st.org.uk

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th October 2020

This is an exciting opportunity be part of the Children 1st Edinburgh Family Wellbeing Service. We work alongside children, young people and their families, building strong and trusting relationships to ensure they are safe, secure and achieving at home, in nursery and school and included in the community.

As part of our team you will lead the delivery of one to one, group and whole family support – especially with families who have children in their earliest years attending nursery, early years centres and lower primary school.

As a positive link between educational establishments and children and families in the community, children’s engagement, attainment and wellbeing will be at the heart of everything you do. You will be responsible for delivering responses to a wide range of need including social, emotional and behavioural issues, nursery/school attendance, additional support needs, parental mental health and wellbeing, poor family relationships, poverty and housing issues or social isolation.

We are looking for someone who recognises the importance of the early years and child development with experience of GIRFEC assessment and planning delivering play, attachment and nurture-based approaches. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to use restorative and trauma-informed practice to get alongside children, young people and families and to support team colleagues in developing and delivering such approaches.

If you have experience of working with children and their families and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Community Work, Early Years, 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. Post is funded until 31st March 2022

Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and the school (mornings, evenings and occasional weekends will be required).

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Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,882 – £43,363
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 19th October 2020

Service Manager – East Lothian Family Wellbeing Service

So why are we looking for a new Service Manager

We have a long history of working with children and families and partners in East Lothian. Children 1st along with our partner East Lothian Council share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to 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.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Service Manager who can help meet the holistic needs of children, young people and their families who require support. Our Service supports families in a variety of ways to help ensure that their children can thrive. Our families require a service that is flexible and responsive to their needs and that can help them with challenges they face such as trauma, poverty and unstable family life.

Our Support is varied and includes Early Intervention Family Support, Money Advice for families, School Based Support, Community Development, Kinship Care, Intensive Support for children and young people whose families can struggle to provide the care needed and Family Group Decision Making.

It is a very exciting time for our Service as it continues to grow and develop. Our Children 1st service is looking to develop a more local community approach providing support to children and their families at the point when they need this to prevent more intensive supports being necessary.

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

• has experience of keeping children safe in their own families

• thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families

• Shares Children 1st belief in the rights of children, young people and families to be heard and have their views taken seriously. Someone who can ensure that the child and family have their voices heard and considered in decision making.

• Can work autonomously and develop good, strong working relationships with colleagues from a wide range of partner agencies and confidently develop our work with families and East Lothian Council.

• Can help assess the child’s immediate safety and care needs and ensure children, young people and families receive timely, appropriate support.

• Can lead the Team in delivering high quality support to Children and families.

• Champions participation to ensure that the experience of children and families contribute to our Service learning and evaluation.

• Shares the Children 1st vision for holistic, whole family support that work in partnership with children and families.

What kind of leader will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

• resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform systems as well as children’s lives

• big hearted and a courageous

• able to build great partnerships and to manage the tricky conversations

• able to understand, predict and adapt to the landscape

• bringing considerable operational service experience

• a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure

• strategic in decisions and planning and can manage complexity

• 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.

Base

You will be based in one of the local community hubs in East Lothian in Musselburgh and Macmerry and will travel to connect with other parts of the organisation once Scottish Guidelines permit this and it is safe for you and colleagues.

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.

Further Information

This is a permanent, full time post of 35 hours per week, with flexibility for travel.

For an informal discussion, please contact Simon McGowan, Assistant Director, by email: simon.mcgowan@children1st.org.uk

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