Children in Scotland
Children in Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC003527

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.


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Family Support Worker (Open Kindergarten Project)

  • Full time
  • £22,968
  • Granton Early Years Centre, Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th July 2019

Giving all children in Scotland an equal chance to flourish is at the heart of everything we do. This Family Support Worker will play a key role in the exciting new Open Kindergarten pilot project.

Open Kindergartens are a long-standing concept in parent support in the Nordic countries, providing group support to parents and carers and their young children, where children are not in full-time day care.

The key objectives are to reduce social isolation among parents of very young children (0-3 years), support effective parenting, and contribute to optimising children’s health, wellbeing, learning and development. The post holder will develop and deliver parent and child sessions at Granton Early Years Centre, deliver family outreach work in the local area and contribute to evaluation of the pilot project.

You will have experience of working with parents and carers, and with young children in both group and one-to-one situations. Excellent planning and communication skills are required.

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Designer

  • Part time
  • £20,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd July 2019

This is an excellent opportunity to work for a national children’s charity in a vibrant, supportive environment and help make a positive difference to the lives of children in Scotland.

You will work at the heart of a busy Communications and Marketing team within our Engagement & Learning Department, supporting the charity’s communications output and using your design flair to strengthen its message and engage new audiences.

Working across print and digital with a focus on creativity and quality, this exciting new role will build on the success of Children in Scotland’s recent rebranding and 25 Calls campaign.

Based within our Haymarket office in Edinburgh, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running, offering ideas, energy and design expertise. We’ll encourage you to identify 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.

If this sounds like the role for you, then we’d love to hear from you.

You can find more about Children in Scotland here.

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Project and Policy Officer (National Parent Forum of Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £23,697 – £29,445
  • The main office base will be Edinburgh with some meetings throughout Scotland
  • Closing 6th November 2019

The National Parent Forum of Scotland, hosted by Children in Scotland, are looking to employ a Project and Policy Officer to contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the National Parent Forum of Scotland team by providing policy, administrative and organisational support.

The National Parent Forum of Scotland works in partnership with national and local government and other organisations involved in education and child wellbeing issues to ensure that parents play a full and equal role in education. The overall aim is to help every child to maximise their potential through their school life.

This post holder will have good communication, organisational and administration skills and have an understanding of Scottish Education system and legislation.

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Senior Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • £27,828 – £31,689 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th November 2019

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.

We are seeking a Senior Communications Officer to join our busy Communications and Marketing team.

The role is a demanding but exciting one, working in a small team supporting the whole organisation through high quality and effective communications output.

The post-holder will support the Strategic Communications Manager and deputise for him in his absence. They will also have specific responsibility for all Membership communications activity.

We require a motivated, results-driven individual who can effectively lead in a busy environment and is seeking a new challenge. You do not necessarily need to have worked in a third sector organisation but you must be able to align yourselves with our values, which can be found on our website.

The right candidate will be looking for a role that draws on proven communication skills and experience of line management but allows for career development and the opportunity to use initiative and develop new ideas. We’re looking for someone who will take a proactive and creative approach to their work and be committed to making a difference in accordance with our aims and values as a charity.

In the wake of our 25 Calls campaign, ongoing major projects supporting children and young people, and in the lead-up to development our Manifesto for the next Scottish Parliament, 2020 will be a great time to join our Communications and Marketing team and be part of a leading national organisation’s efforts to improve the lives of children in Scotland.

Are you up for the challenge?

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