This vacancy has now closed

Family Group Decision Making Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • East Lothian, Macmerry
  • Closing 20th September 2019

  • Advertised from 23rd August 2019
  • Hours: 35 Starting salary £26,977 with progression to £31,576
  • CFS19/49


This is an exciting opportunity to join our established Children 1st Service in East Lothian. As part of our Family Group Decision Making Team you will be involved in empowering families to be able to create plans that support children at risk of accommodation.

Family Group Decision Making 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 to get alongside families and their children at really difficult times to support them in the positive creation of safe plans. If you are an experienced Family Decision Making coordinator, or have a range of experiences of working collaboratively with families, as part of a team and alongside a range of professionals, with a sound understanding of child protection then we would like to hear from you.

It would also be preferable if you are an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community work or other appropriate qualification.

This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week until 01 October 2021. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service, evenings and weekends as required.

Application notes

For further information and to apply, please visit

Closing date: Friday 20 September at noon.

Interviews will be held on the 1st and 2nd of October 2019.

Children 1st has a long tradition of valuing and involving sessional and volunteer workers. To find out more about volunteering with us, please visit our website.

The selection process will include seeking PVG Scheme/Disclosure information.

Children 1st is the working name of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Registered Charity No: SC 016092

Equal opportunities matter to Children 1st