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Learning & Events Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,697 – £29,445
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd July 2021

  • Advertised from 29th June 2021


Department: Engagement & Learning Department

Location: Children in Scotland is Edinburgh based but this role will be remote/ home-based until at least April 2022, with some travel to Edinburgh required for meetings. Arrangements will be reviewed by March 2022

Hours: Fixed term to 31 March 2022, part time (28 hours per week)

Salary: £23,697 - £29,445 per annum (pro-rata)

About the role

This is a great opportunity to work for a national children’s charity in an award-winning, innovative and friendly team, while knowing that you are contributing to making positive difference to the lives of children in Scotland.

It’s a really varied job, and an integral part of our learning and events team. Pre-Covid, we planned, delivered and evaluated approximately 250 learning and connection opportunities with more than 4,000 delegates each year. This included conferences, training, residentials and international study trips.

Since then, we have moved our programme online, reaching more than 6,000 learners through our webinar programme. We have also launched our eLearning hub.

As we develop our online programme, and consider our gradual return to in-person events, we’re looking for an efficient, pro-active individual, with excellent communication and digital skills to join our team.

You will use your experience in learning and development or event management to ensure our programme is sector-leading, with a diverse, inspiring range of content, contributors and delivery methods.

You will be remote/home-based until at least April 2022, with some travel to Edinburgh required for meetings. As Covid restrictions ease and we return to in-person events, there will be the opportunity to travel across Scotland and beyond to lead the smooth-running of our events.

You will be ready to hit the ground running and to learn on the job. We’ll encourage you to identify further areas where you’d like to develop your skills and knowledge, and support you to do so.

About Children in Scotland

Giving all children in Scotland an equal chance to flourish is at the heart of everything we do.

By bringing together a network of people working with and for children, alongside children and young people themselves, we offer a broad, balanced and independent voice. We create solutions, provide support and develop positive change across all areas affecting children in Scotland. We do this by listening, gathering evidence, and applying and sharing our learning, while always working to uphold children’s rights.

Our range of knowledge and expertise means we can provide trusted support on issues as diverse as the people we work with and the varied lives of children and families in Scotland.

Application notes

If this sounds like you then we’d love to hear from you!

You can find more about Children in Scotland here and for an informal chat about the job, please contact Cat Kozlowski by email on

Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 23 July 2021

Interview date: Tuesday 3 August 2021