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Top job! Service Manager – Safeguarders Panel Team

  • Full time
  • £37,882 – £43,363
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow
  • Closing 27th July 2018

  • Advertised from 13th July 2018


Join the Children 1st team

Children 1st is Scotland’s National Children’s Charity. We help Scotland’s families to put children first, with practical advice and with support in difficult times. And when the worst happens, we support survivors of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood, to recover.

Make a real difference to Scotland’s children

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join our team to ensure effective delivery of the national Safeguarders Panel in the best interest of children, by playing a key role in the management and the continued development of this team. This work will contribute directly to the government’s ambitions for improvement and modernisation across the Children’s Hearing system, in the best interests of children.

Be part of a unique opportunity

Under arrangements made by The Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011, Children 1st has been contracted by Scottish Government to assist Scottish Ministers with the management and operation of the national Safeguarders Panel.

You will be expected to be responsible for the management of key tasks within the operational business of the national Safeguarders Panel Team and lead on aspects of the development for safeguarders and the national Safeguarders Panel in accordance with the Practice Standards and the Performance Support and Monitoring Framework for safeguarders. As part of the senior team, you will play a key role in engaging with safeguarders; Scottish Government and other partners, including Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration and Children’s Hearings Scotland and Local Authorities.

This is a fixed term post funded until the 31 March 2019, based in either Glasgow or Edinburgh but with a significant part of the work in Edinburgh and requiring some working out with normal office hours and travel across Scotland.

Application notes

For further information and to apply, please visit

Closing date: Friday 27 July 2018 at noon. It is anticipated that Interviews will be held on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 August 2018.

Children 1st has a long tradition of valuing and involving volunteers. To find out more about volunteering with us, please visit our website.

The selection process will include seeking PVG Scheme 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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