This vacancy has now closed

Policy Manager (Maternity Cover)

  • Part time
  • £37,882 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh, however can be flexible in location
  • Closing 23rd November 2018

  • Advertised from 9th November 2018
  • 28 hours per week
  • CFS18/76


Secondments welcome.

Children 1st is Scotland’s National Children’s Charity. We exist to prevent abuse and neglect, to protect children and keep them safe from harm. Together we help children in Scotland live in safe, loving families and build strong communities. We support survivors of abuse, trauma and other adversity to recover and we work tirelessly to protect the rights of children in Scotland.

This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside children and families to influence the development of rights- based, child- centred, trauma- informed policy and practice in Scotland. Working closely with the Communications and Engagement team, the Chief Executive and Children and Family Services you will develop, deliver and lead on a public policy and influencing strategy that is rooted in the experience of the children and families who use our services. You will work with stakeholders at a key time for Scottish policy to influence change to ensure children are given equal protection from assault, advance actions to improve the experiences of child witnesses and help to embed an understanding of the impact of trauma across policy and practice.

If you are an experienced professional with a background in developing policy and communication strategies and campaigning for legislative and social policy change we want to hear from you.

The post will commence from January 2019 until December 2019 to cover a period of maternity leave.

Hours – flexible

Location: Edinburgh, however we can have some flexibility on location

Application notes

For further information and to apply, please visit

Closing date: Friday 23 November 2018 at noon. It is anticipated that interviews will be held Thursday 06 December 2018 in Edinburgh.

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

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