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Top job! Assistant Director

  • Full time
  • £43,363 – £49,727
  • Glasgow/ Edinburgh (with travel across Scotland)
  • Closing 7th January 2019

  • Advertised from 7th December 2018
  • CFS18/81


Due to recent internal promotions a fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our team in leading Children 1st’s vital work. To be responsible for specific local and national services and to help us reach more children by identifying opportunities to develop innovative supports and partnerships that keep children, families and communities at their heart.

The post holder will work with colleagues and partners to strengthen and develop business relationships, lead key projects whilst being a passionate ambassador for children’s rights.

We have a strong value base and a unique approach. We have an ambitious set of strategic priorities and a determination to deliver these. If you can match this, as a strategic, compassionate leader with the commitment and resilience to help us drive our organisation on for Scotland’s children- then please apply.

Degree level and social work qualified or equivalent, you will have substantial service management experience relating to children, young people and families including the protection of children and young people. You will have a collaborative leadership style and have demonstrated success in achievement of strategic planning, project management and income generation.

This is a full time (35 hours) post, with flexibility for travel. Please refer to the job description and additional role specific information sheet for further details.

Application notes

Closing Date: Monday 7th January 2019. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Friday 18 January 2019.

For an informal discussion, please contact Linda Jardine, Director of Children & Family Services Tel: 0131 446 2310

For further information and to apply, please visit

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 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