This vacancy has now closed

Childs Rights and Participation Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £30,708 – £31,576
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th November 2019

  • Advertised from 12th November 2019
  • Hours: 35
  • CFS19/72


This post is supported by and delivered in partnership with Scottish Government,

RS McDonald, Victims Support Scotland and Renfrewshire Council.

We are looking for an experienced and skilled practitioner to lead high quality Children’s Rights and participation work in our national Bairnshoose (Barnahus) Implementation Team. Barnahus, or Child’s House, is an evidence based and effective, multi-agency and child-centred response for all child victims and witnesses of violence and abuse. The model was developed in Iceland and has been successfully implemented in Scandinavia and Europe. Children 1st use the name “Bairnshoose” to identify the model of Barnahus as it will apply in Scotland.

Working with our National Bairnshoose Policy and Practice Lead you will focus on ensuring effective engagement with children, young people and their families who have experience of justice and child protection processes to capture and amplify their voices and views, to ensure that Scotland’s Barnahus or Bairnshoose is developed in partnership with them.

You will ensure a right’s based approach, enabling and empowering children to be at the heart of creating a vision for Scotland’s Bairnshoose that is trauma responsive and truly transforms the experience of care, protection and justice for all child victims and witnesses.

As this is a new project, the geographic area and remit of the role may vary across the lifetime of the project. Initially you will have a focus on working in the West of Scotland, with a base in Glasgow or surrounding area. You will support colleagues across Scotland as the project develops.

If you are passionate about children’s rights and take a relationship based approach to your work, are excited by the opportunity to create real change for children and have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience required, we want to hear from you.

This is a fixed term, full time role of 35 hours per week, funded initially until 31 May 2021. The location is open for discussion.

Application notes

Closing date: 28 November 2019 at noon. It is anticipated that interviews will be held on either the 09 or 10 December 2019.

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The selection process will include seeking PVG Scheme/Disclosure information.

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

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