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Children’s Voices Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,578
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th January 2019

  • Advertised from 19th December 2018
  • 35 hours per week. post is time limited to 6 months, with the possibility of extension.


Our project workers are crucial to the successful delivery of our work. This is a new post and the holder will be responsible for the development, delivery and reporting of the range of consultations, projects and events that fall within the national children’s voices strand of Children’s Parliament work. The post is time limited to 6 months, with the possibility of extension.

Our Children’s Voices Programme consists of short to medium term consultations, projects and events of national significance, aiming to embed the views, experiences and ideas of children into decision making around policy, practice and legislation in Scotland. These projects and consultations are mainly commissioned by Scottish Government and other public bodies, but some are occasionally developed internally and funded through grants and foundations.

A professional qualification in Community Education, Health, Social Work, Teaching, Pedagogical studies aligned with human rights or an ability to demonstrate extensive relevant experience is essential.

Children’s Parliament is Scotland’s Centre of Excellence for children’s participation and engagement. Through our projects, programmes and consultations we work with children, the adults who love and care for them, and the wider communities in which they live.

This is a full time (35 hours) post. Please refer to the job description and additional role-specific information for further details.

Application notes

Please complete all sections of the application form and return as a word document by email to:

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Wednesday 16 January 2019 - Short-listed candidates will be informed by telephone and email on Friday 18th January 2019.

Interviews for this post will be held on Tuesday 29 January 2019 in Edinburgh. Please ensure availability for the full day. Our interview process includes a panel interview and a session with children.

Enquiries about this application to: Rona Blackwood, Head of Programmes, Children’s Parliament