Administrative Support Assistant

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.

We are looking for an Administrative Support Assistant 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 Administrative Support Assistant, you will provide critical support to assist with the effective delivery of the Safeguarder Panel Team contract, which will include handling enquiries; monitoring shared Safeguarders Panel inbox; co-ordinating diaries; minute taking; organising meetings / training venues; updating of confidential records and files and maintaining data systems.

You must have a good standard of education, previous experience in an administrative role, experience of organising training or similar events and team working in an office environment.

Further Information 

This is a part time, fixed term role of 17.5 hours per week funded initially until 30 June 2022. 

For further discussion please contact a Contract Co-ordinator at 0345 6044296.

Job title: Administrative Support Assistant

Reference number: CFS21/01

Location: Edinburgh

Closing date: 29/01/2021 12:00

Interview date: It is anticipated that the interviews will take place on Wednesday 17 February 2021

Salary: Starting at £17,579 with progression to £19,759, pro rata for part time

To apply, please download and complete the attached 3 forms below (A, B and C) and email completed forms to:

Alternately, if you are unable to email us, postal applications may be sent to Human Resources, Children 1st, 83 Whitehouse Loan, Edinburgh, EH9 1AT.

Please also refer to the ‘Job Description and Person Specification’ and ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further information as per relevant documents attached below.

For further information or enquiries, please email:

We welcome and encourage applications from potential people of all backgrounds, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, belief, disability, who reflect our values.