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  • Full time
  • £17,579
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 4th December 2020

  • Advertised from 20th November 2020
  • Hours: 35. Salary: £17,579 with progression to £19,759
  • CFS20-89


We are looking for an Administrator to support our new service

Children 1st are developing a new and exciting way of supporting families in Aberdeen. We have a long history of working with children and families in the city. After a pause in 2018 we reviewed our purpose and role alongside children, families and partners. We have been building a new approach to help children affected by poor mental health and emotional distress. 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. This new Children 1st service will sit at the heart of three local community hubs, providing early support to children and their families at the point when they need this to prevent more intensive supports being necessary.

What kind of person will make a good Administrator for Children 1st?

will possess excellent administrative, IT and financial skills to support the work of Children 1st

· provide a front-line reception service, as the first point of contact to external visitors and telephone callers, answering questions and responding to queries using own initiative as appropriate to ensure a relational and responsive service is provided

· ability to maintain diaries, schedule and coordinate meetings and appointments

· a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure

thinks it’s a privilege to work for and on behalf of children and families and is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

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


You will be based in one of the local community hubs.

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.

Application notes

Closing date: Friday 04 December 2020 at noon.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held virtually week commencing 14 December 2020.

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 of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Registered Charity No: SC 016092

Equal opportunities matter to Children 1st