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

Information Assistant (NPFS)

  • Part time
  • £16,476 – £18,354 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th January 2019

The National Parent Forum of Scotland, hosted and co-managed by Children in Scotland are looking to employ an 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 pupils’ potential.

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

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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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Learning & Events Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £18,354 – £23,697
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd December 2018

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.

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Administrative Assistant

  • Full time
  • £16,476 – £18,354
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th January 2019

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.

If this sounds like you then we’d love to hear from you!

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This vacancy has now closed

Learning & Events Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,697 – £29,445
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th January 2019

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 a positive difference to the lives of children in Scotland.

This varied and fast-paced role is an integral part of our learning and events team, which delivers approximately 250 events annually to more than 4,000 children’s sector leaders, practitioners and volunteers each year. This includes conferences, training, seminars, eLearning and study trips – and we’re always open to other suggestions.

You’ll understand that we place children’s voices at the heart of all our events and bring new ideas for ways in which we can do this.

Your excellent organisational skills and understanding of the challenges and opportunities which the children’s sector is presented with today will complement your ability to research, plan, market, budget, lead and evaluate innovative learning events.

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 also encourage you to identify further areas where you’d like to develop your skills and knowledge, and we’ll 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.

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