Team Leader

East Lothian

Children 1st work to give every child in Scotland a safe and secure childhood.  We achieve this by providing direct services to vulnerable children and their families across Scotland.

This is an exciting opportunity within Children 1st to support the development of a Family Group Decision Making service and a new Family Wellbeing Team. As Team Leader you you’ll provide leadership, operational management support to the team.

Family Group Decision Making draws on the strengths of the wider family and friends in deciding how best to care for a child, giving families the opportunity to participate in the decision making processes and find their own solutions to difficulties.

You will have a lead in supporting staff to work with vulnerable families and families in crisis. You will have the opportunity to shape the development of a new service, manage quality and support the evaluation of the service. You must have experience of managing teams who work within child protection.

If you are an experienced professional with a degree level qualification relating to Social Work, Psychology or other appropriate qualification, we want to hear from you.

Further Information 

This a fixed term, 35 hours per week post, initially funded until 01 October 2021.

Job title: Team Leader - East Lothian

Reference number: CFS19/48

Location: East Lothian

Closing date: 20/09/2018 12:00

Interview date: It is anticipated that the interviews will take place at the beginning of October 2019, exact date to be confirmed.

Salary: Starting at £30,708 with progression to £36,121

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.

Your interest and application to work at Children 1st is appreciated.

For further information or enquiries, please email: