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Mentoring Co-ordinator – Safeguarders Panel Team

  • Part time
  • £30,708 – £36,121 pro-rata
  • Base to be negotiated
  • Closing 25th May 2020

  • Advertised from 11th May 2020
  • Hours: 17.5
  • CFS20/29


We are looking for a relational, child-centred, and motivated individual to be part of an effective team that supports and monitors Safeguarders, works with partner agencies and delivers all other operational tasks associated with Safeguarder appointments.

The Safeguarders Panel Team at Children 1st is now established as an integral feature of the Children’s Hearing landscape. We have recently been successful in winning the new contract for the Safeguarder’s Panel Team until at least June 2022 (potentially 2024). Children 1st is contracted by Scottish Government to assist Scottish Ministers with the management, operation and monitoring of the national Safeguarders Panel.

In the role of Mentoring Co-ordinator, you will develop and co-ordinate mentoring support which will form one element of integrated continuous support to Safeguarders

You must have prior or recent working experience as a Safeguarder in Scotland, experience of developing and design of training plans and the delivery of materials and experience of support and supervision of staff and / or volunteers. To undertake this role if you are a current Safeguarder, you will require to resign from the Safeguarder Panel to re-join at the end of your appointment period. You will:

· Plan and deliver quality mentoring for Safeguarders in line with the Performance, Support and Monitoring Framework which includes the recruitment, training and support of mentors and the matching of mentors to mentees.

· Develop a monitoring framework to allow for the review and evaluation of mentoring support, seeking feedback from mentors and mentees.

· Work with other team members and existing Safeguarders to develop this mentoring support. to ensure the day to day operation of the service.

Safeguarders are located across all areas of Scotland and the post will require working out with normal office hours, and potentially travel and overnight stays. However, Children 1st operate a time off in lieu system to accommodate the flexibility required by the role and you will enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement.

This is a part time, 17.5 hour/week fixed term post, starting as soon as possible and funded initially until 30 June 2022.

For further information or questions regarding the post please contact Paula Gaunt-Richardson at

Application notes

Closing date: Friday 29 May at noon. Interview date to be confirmed (interviews will take place using Microsoft Teams)

For further information and to apply please visit

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

Equal opportunities matter to Children 1st