Project Worker Kinship Support
East Lothian

We are recruiting a Kinship Support Project Worker who will become part of a small team offering support to Kinship carers across East Lothian. Kinship carers have a unique role in caring for their children. In this role you will provide emotional and practice support, advocacy and financial advice and signposting, one to one work with children and young people who are supported by our carers.

We are looking for someone who shares out core values (see website) and a passion for advocating the rights of families. In this role you will also developing supporting Kinship peer support groups as part of a small team, and link in with wider Kinship support services and resources.

This is a new role and we welcome someone who has the drive and vision to develop and shape a new small service. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact Sara Ali at

If you are an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community work, Counselling or other appropriate qualification we want to hear from you.

Further  Information

This is a part time, fixed term role of 28 hours per week until 01 April 2022. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service. 

Job title: Project Worker Kinship Support

Reference number: CFS21/19

Location: East Lothian

Closing date: 23/04/2021 12:00

Interview date: It is anticipated that the interviews will take place on Tuesday 04 May 2021

Salary: £27,477 to £32,076 per annum, 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.