Money Wellbeing Worker

So why are we looking for a Money Wellbeing Worker

Children 1st are developing a new and exciting way of supporting families in Aberdeen. We have a long history of working with children and families in the city. After a pause in 2018 we reviewed our purpose and role alongside children, families and partners. We have been building a new approach to help children affected by poor mental health and emotional distress. Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. This new Children 1st service will sit at the heart of three local community hubs, providing early support to children and their families at the point when they need this to prevent more intensive supports being necessary. The Money Wellbeing Worker will work within an integrated model of intensive family support, community connection, and money and debt advice. This will enable families to be signposted to resolve debt and money problems and become more financially resilient.

What kind of person will make a great Money Wellbeing Worker for Children 1st?
  • has experience of building links and relationships with families, schools and existing services in the community and community groups
  • understands the link between practical and material resources to wellbeing of children and families
  • can identify families who need support but can’t always access it
  • someone who understands that facing up to debt and money issues can be embarrassing and difficult for families and support along the way to finding solutions can make a real difference
  • has a working knowledge of the benefits system, welfare rights and debt management but most importantly can work collaboratively with agencies providing formal debt and money advice assisting with engagement and helping families before, during and after the process
  • will do all they can to provide practical support and advice to families
  • understand the challenges of families and how this can be a barrier to seeking support
  • works alongside families sensitively and respectfully to create the conditions for them to access a variety of practical and emotional supports to reduce stress and challenges
  • is fiercely passionate about children’s rights
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and
  • is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind
What kind of Money Wellbeing Worker for Children 1st will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

  • warm, caring and respectful
  • resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform children’s lives
  • determined to provide money wellbeing practical support and information to families
  • big hearted and courageous
  • able to quickly build strong relationships and to manage the tricky conversations
  • is compassionate and understanding of trauma
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st
Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

You will be based in one of the local community hubs and will travel to connect with other parts of the organisation once Scottish Guidelines permit this and it is safe for you and colleagues.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Further Information

This is a full time role of 35 hours per week, to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service.

Job title: Money Wellbeing Worker

Reference number: CFS20/92

Location: Aberdeen

Closing date: 04/12/2020 12:00

Interview date: It is anticipated that the interviews will take place week commencing 14th December 2020

Salary: Starting at £21,602 with progression to £26,186

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.