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

Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • Circa £70,000
  • Remote/home based until at least March 2022 Future office location expected to be in Edinburgh.
  • Closing 12th April 2021

Children in Scotland is Scotland’s largest national membership body for individuals and organisations seeking to improve the lives of children and young people. We are committed to promoting the rights of children and young people and helping them thrive.

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic Chief Executive to lead the development and delivery of our 2022-2027 Strategic Plan and annual operational plans. This will involve creatively and innovatively identifying new ways of working with the membership, our partners and the Children in Scotland team.

This is an exciting time for the children’s sector with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) soon to be included directly in Scottish law. This needs to be backed up with policy and legislative changes to tangibly improve the lives of children, young people and families living in Scotland.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in developing effective networks of key stakeholders to influence policy and deliver strategic goals, including our financial and organisational sustainability. You will also be able to communicate the needs and interests of the children’s sector in a clear and compelling manner, informed by robust evidence, intelligence and sound judgement.

You must also be able to demonstrate:

• A proven commitment to the improvement of the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families.

• Robust experience of leading and supporting effective governance and accountability arrangements, including planning, financial management, and reporting, fulfilling legal and constitutional responsibilities on behalf of a Board of Directors.

• Knowledge of third and public sector funding and a strong track record in securing funding for projects.

• Management of operations which are aligned with overall strategy and available resources.

• An enabling, inclusive, values-led and professional leadership approach that secures respect and credibility at all levels.

• Ability to manage and lead teams with inspiration, confidence, and passion

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Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Finance Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,445 – £35,382
  • Home based to at least 31 March 2022
  • Closing 22nd March 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, effective and enthusiastic Finance Manager to join Children in Scotland to take lead responsibility for the financial management of the charity.

Working with the wider finance team you will have responsibility for financial management and reporting, business partnering, budgeting and fund management.

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.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Valerie Harty at vharty@childreninscotand.org.uk.

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This vacancy has now closed

Finance Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,445 – £35,382
  • Home based to at least 31 March 2022
  • Closing 22nd March 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, effective and enthusiastic Finance Manager to join Children in Scotland to take lead responsibility for the financial management of the charity.

Working with the wider finance team you will have responsibility for financial management and reporting, business partnering, budgeting and fund management.

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.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Valerie Harty at vharty@childreninscotand.org.uk.

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