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Top job! Service Supervisor – Safeguarders Panel

  • Full time
  • £30,708 – £36,121
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th November 2018

  • Advertised from 2nd November 2018
  • 35 hours per week. Fixed term post, funded until 31 March 2020.
  • CFS18/75


Under arrangements made by The Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 and associated regulation, Children 1st is contracted by Scottish Government to assist Scottish Ministers with the management, operation and monitoring of the national Safeguarders Panel.

The Safeguarders Panel Team at Children 1st is now established as an integral feature of the Children’s Hearing landscape. You will work directly with Safeguarders to evidence practice against the standards and contribute to the shared vision of an excellent; transparent; accountable and respectful service for children and young people.

We are looking for an outgoing, person-centred, enthusiastic and upbeat individual to be part of the team that effectively supports and monitors Safeguarders and that delivers all other operational tasks associated with Safeguarder appointments. We use a performance support & monitoring framework to evidence that those appointed or reappointed to the national panel are competent and operate to the applicable practice standards.

You must have a working knowledge of the Children’s Hearing System or the demonstrable ability to grasp complex systems and issues very quickly as you will:

  • support & monitor a cohort of Safeguarders using our performance and support monitoring framework
  • operate a duty system along with other team members to ensure the day to day operation of the service
  • contribute to the associated training and support agenda

Safeguarders are located across all areas of Scotland and the post will require working out with normal office hours, considerable travel and overnight stays. However, Children 1st operate a time off in lieu system to accommodate the flexibility required by the role and you will enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement.

This is a 35 hour fixed term post, funded until 31 March 2020.

Application notes

Closing date: Friday 16 November 2018 at noon.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place week commencing Monday 26 November 2018.

For further information and to apply please visit

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: SC016092

Equal opportunities matter to Children 1st