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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • Inverclyde
  • Closing 5th December 2022

  • Advertised from 16th November 2022
  • 35 hours per week. 3 posts available.
  • Job Reference: CFS22/78


A fantastic opportunity to come and join the Children 1st team in Inverclyde

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our new and innovative Family Wellbeing Service in Inverclyde. Children 1st along with our partners in Inverclyde HSCP have developed this innovative service to work alongside the Social Work Request for Assistance team to offer early help to children and their families across Inverclyde. The new team and model of relational and restorative approaches, including whole family wellbeing support and Family Group Decision Making, will play a pivotal role in the delivery and development of the service, ensuring high quality relationships with children and families and working alongside our partners to evidence impact. We are therefore looking to recruit a dynamic, experienced team of individuals who can drive the successful development and growth of this new and innovative partnership.

Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. If you share this determination, we would love to hear from you.

What kind of people are we looking for?

  • have experience of keeping children safe in their own families
  • are fiercely passionate about children’s rights
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and,
  • are kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of Family Wellbeing team member will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

  • resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform children’s lives
  • determined to support children to stay safely with their own family
  • big hearted and courageous
  • able to build strong relationships and to manage the tricky conversations
  • is compassionate and understanding of trauma
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better
  • an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.


You will be based in Inverclyde with our partners in the HSCP and will travel to connect with other parts of the organisation. You will work on an outreach basis to connect with children and families in communities across Inverclyde.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Further Information

These are fixed term, full time posts of 35 hours per week, funded initially until 31 January 2024.

Application notes

Closing date: Monday 5th December at noon. It is anticipated that interviews will be held during week beginning 12th December 2022.

We welcome and encourage applications from potential colleagues from all backgrounds, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, belief, disability who share our values

For further information and to apply, please visit

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.

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