Assistant Director - Children and Family Services

We are looking to appoint a new Assistant Director to lead our work in Glasgow. Please read on to find out if this sounds like you.

What kind of person will make a great Assistant Director for Children 1st?

We are looking for someone who:

• has experience of keeping children safe in their own families

• is fiercely passionate about children’s rights

• thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families 

• is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of leader will you be?

You will be someone who is:

• resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform systems as well as children’s lives

• big hearted and courageous

• able to build great partnerships and to manage the tricky conversations

• able to understand, predict and adapt to the landscape • bringing deep level operational service experience

• a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure

• strategic in decisions and planning and can manage complexity

• inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better

• an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st Above all else, you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Further information:

This is a permanent, full time post of 35 hours per week. You will find more information about this exciting opportunity below, within the Job Description/Person Specification and the Additional Role Information document. Please also see below a letter from Linda Jardine, our Director of Children and Family Services.

Job title: Assistant Director - Children and Family Services

Reference number: CFS22/42

Location: Glasgow

Closing date: 08/07/2022 12:00

Interview date: Interviews are likely to be held on Tuesday 2nd August 2022.

Salary: £43,863 - £50,227

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.