• Advertised from 4th August 2022
  • 1 year initially with the intention of seeking further funding. 35 hours per week.


An opportunity has arisen to join the Third Sector Interface (TSI) in Aberdeen ACVO, as a Development Officer supporting the implementation of The Promise (A Good Childhood). The Corra Foundation and the Scottish Government have invested in the TSI to work with third sector organisations in this process to engage fully with the ambitions of The Promise.

This post will offer third sector organisations the ability to feel better connected with each other around the ambitions for The Promise, through facilitation of events, coordination of information, learning and potentially data to look more closely at how we as a city are delivering on aspects of A Good Childhood together.

For the ambitions of The Promise to be successful all sectors need to work together to look at the whole picture of the lives of care experienced children, young people and families. This role will help support third sector organisations to be part of the design and delivery of services in any new commissioning frameworks with the ambition to help shape and inform the aims of A Good Childhood.

This is a chance to join a friendly and dynamic team and be part of shaping change with the third sector and delivering on the ambitions of The Promise.

About The Promise

Scotland has an ambition ‘to be the best place in the world to grow up’ so that children are ‘loved, safe, and respected and realise their full potential’. In October 2016, the First Minister made a commitment that Scotland would “come together and love its most vulnerable children to give them the childhood they deserve.”

In October 2016, after meeting with and listening to children and young people in care, Scotland’s First Minister announced, “an independent, root and branch review of the care system” to look at “the underpinning legislation, practices, culture and ethos”. The Independent Care Review’s (Care Review) aim was to identify and deliver lasting change in Scotland’s ‘care system’, leaving a legacy that will transform the wellbeing of infants, children and young people. It began its work in February 2017 and concluded on 5 February 2020 with the publication of seven reports, one of which was The Promise.

Find out more at thepromise.scot

Application notes

To find out more about the role and to apply, please visit our website.

Applications close Thursday 27th May