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Children’s Voices Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,414
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th January 2019

  • Advertised from 19th December 2018
  • 35 hours per week. Post is time limited to 9 months, with the possibility of extension to 12 months.


This is a unique role within a dynamic organisation. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management, 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. This post is to cover adoption leave and is time limited to 9 months, with the possibility of extension to 12 months.

The 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: Wednesday 16th January 2019 at 12 noon.

Interviews for this post will be held on Monday 28th 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