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.


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Administrative Assistant (full time)

  • Full time
  • £16,926 – £18,354
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th February 2020

This is a great opportunity to work for a national children’s charity in a vibrant, supportive environment while knowing that you are contributing to making positive difference to the lives of children in Scotland.

It’s a really varied job, providing admin support to our Learning & Events team, Communications & Marketing team and Membership service. You’ll be based within our Haymarket office in Edinburgh and have the opportunity to travel across the country to meet our members and help with the smooth-running of our events.

We’re looking for a friendly, efficient and enthusiastic admin assistant with strong customer service skills, who is motivated to help us to provide the best service we can to our members and other customers within our office and at events.

You’ll be keen to learn on the job, encouraged to identify further areas where you’d like to develop your skills and knowledge, and be supported to do so.

About Children in Scotland

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.

You can find more about Children in Scotlandhere.

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Learning & Events Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £18,354 – £23,697
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th February 2020

This is a great opportunity to work for a national children’s charity in a vibrant, supportive environment while knowing that you are contributing to making positive difference to the lives of children in Scotland.

It’s a really varied job, and an integral part of our learning and events team. We plan, deliver and evaluate approximately 250 events with more than 4,000 delegates each year. This includes conferences, training, eLearning and international study trips.

You’ll use your excellent organisational skills to ensure they run smoothly, and your friendly, efficient manner and customer service skills to ensure our customers have a positive and worthwhile event experience.

You’ll be based within our Haymarket office in Edinburgh with the opportunity to travel across Scotland and beyond to ensure the smooth-running of our events.

You’ll be ready to hit the ground running and to learn on the job. We’ll encourage you to identify further areas where you’d like to develop your skills and knowledge, and support you to do so.

About Children in Scotland

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.

You can find more about Children in Scotland here

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This vacancy has now closed

Administration and Information Assistant

  • Part time
  • £16,926 – £18,354 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th March 2020

The National Parent Forum of Scotland, hosted and co-managed by Children in Scotland, is looking to employ an administration and information assistant to join the team to channel communications effectively.

NPFS represents Parent Councils across Scotland and aims to represent parents in pursuit of maximising every pupil’s potential.

This post holder will have good communication skills, organisational skills and an understanding of social media and websites.

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Top job! Head of Inclusion

  • Part time
  • £40,710 – £47,772 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th March 2020

An exciting opportunity is available in Children in Scotland - the national network improving children’s lives. Reporting to the Chief Executive and a member of the Leadership Team, you will be responsible for leading the organisation’s Additional Support for Learning (ASL) and additional support needs services and projects including a national ASL advice service and national children’s rights service. You will lead and represent Children in Scotland in a range of policies and developments that support children and families to have an equal chance to flourish.

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Board of Directors

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th July 2020

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

By bringing together networks 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. Children in Scotland is the largest national networking organisation for Scotland’s children’s sector with over 550 organisations and individuals in membership

For more information about our Board and access to our last 'Annual Report and Financial Statements' (2018-19) as well as reports on our work over recent years, please go to this page where you will find them all.

The Board has two vacancies and is seeking individuals with appropriate experience and knowledge of financial management and of digital operations.

Please note that this position is non-remunerative and asks for a commitment of approximately one day per month.

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Advice and Information Officer (Enquire)

  • Part time
  • £23,697 – £29,445 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st August 2020

Enquire is the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning. The service is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by Children in Scotland.

Our goal is to help parents, carers, professionals and children and young people understand pupils’ rights to extra support in school and with learning. Our vision is that all children and young people feel supported, included, safe and listened to in school so that they can get the most out of their education.

We are looking for an experienced and caring adviser whose primary responsibility will be responding to helpline enquiries. The right candidate will have excellent listening skills and be able to explain complex information in a clear and concise way, both over the telephone and in writing.

Knowledge of the Scottish education system and understanding of the issues affecting children and young people with additional support needs and their families would be an advantage.

The Advice and Information Officer will also contribute to other areas of the Enquire service, including producing written information for our publications and website.

The post is a part-time contract, 21 hours per week over 3 working days. Preference for Monday-Wednesday as working days with possible negotiation to working pattern. The post is currently funded until 31 March 2021.

We welcome applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds and communities.

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Project and Policy Officer (National Parent Forum of Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £23,697 – £29,445
  • The main office base will be Edinburgh with some meetings throughout Scotland.
  • Closing 30th September 2020

The National Parent Forum of Scotland, hosted by Children in Scotland, are looking to employ a Project and Policy Officer to contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the National Parent Forum of Scotland team by providing policy, administrative and organisational support.

The National Parent Forum of Scotland works in partnership with national and local government and other organisations involved in education and child wellbeing issues to ensure that parents play a full and equal role in education. The overall aim is to help every child to maximise their potential through their school life.

This post holder will have good communication, organisational and administration skills and have an understanding of Scottish Education system and legislation.

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Policy, Projects and Participation Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,697 – £29,445
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th October 2020

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.

More information can be found at childreninscotland.org.uk

Children in Scotland is excited to be recruiting for a Policy, Projects and Participation Officer within our dynamic and principled Policy, Projects and Participation Department. The role will work across the department’s three core functions – policy, projects and participation.

You will be involved in project delivery, participation work with children and young people, and influencing national policy and legislation to improve children’s lives. We are looking for someone who has research experience, who understands the Scottish children’s policy landscape, who can engage with children and young people in interactive and creative ways and is committed to children’s rights.

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Assistant Policy, Projects and Participation Officer

  • Part time
  • £18,354 – £23,697 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th October 2020

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.

More information can be found at childreninscotland.org.uk

Children in Scotland is excited to be recruiting for a Assistant Policy, Projects and Participation within our dynamic and principled Policy, Projects and Participation Department. This role will work across the department’s three core functions – policy, projects and participation.

You will support our departmental activities, including our policy work, project activity and engagement work with children and young people. We are looking for someone who has excellent organisational skills, who is commitment to children’s rights and who works well within busy teams.

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