Children in Scotland
Children in Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC003527

Giving all children in Scotland an equal chance to flourish is at the heart of everything we do.

By bringing together a network of people working with and for children, alongside children and young people themselves, we offer a broad, balanced and independent voice. We create solutions, provide support and develop positive change across all areas affecting children in Scotland. We do this by listening, gathering evidence, and applying and sharing our learning, while always working to uphold children’s rights.

Our range of knowledge and expertise means we can provide trusted support on issues as diverse as the people we work with and the varied lives of children and families in Scotland.


Current vacancies

Senior Policy Officer - Engagement (GIRFEC Project)

  • Full time
  • £27,828 – £31,689
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st November 2018

Giving all children in Scotland an equal chance to flourish is at the heart of everything we do. By bringing together a network of people working with and for children, alongside children and young people themselves, we offer a broad, balanced and independent voice.

We now manage the National Third Sector GIRFEC project, which helps to promote the role of the sector’s children’s services organisations in improving outcomes for children and young people.

This Senior Policy Officer (Engagement) post will play a key role in the project, focussing on gaining better understanding of children’s and young people’s engagement and influence in shaping services.

The post holder will work to understand, strengthen and support local third sector partners to develop their knowledge, skills and experience in engaging with children and young people to support policy influencing, service design and delivery. They will examine the context for this engagement, including partnership working, engagement methodologies, the role of third sector organisations in enabling the engagement, and wider policy drivers.

The post holder will have significant experience of participation and engagement work with children and young people; an ability to judge the effectiveness of different engagement approaches; and knowledge of the third and statutory sectors’ roles in children’s services planning and delivery. They will have highly developed project management, communication and partnership working abilities.

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