Working for us

Working to support vulnerable children and families since 1884

Our staff and volunteers are ambassadors for our work. We are committed to developing a skilled and flexible workforce to help deliver our strategic plan. And we work hard to nurture open and constructive working relationships right across our organisation.


At Children 1st we are motivated by the desire to make the best possible difference to the lives of Scotland’s vulnerable children, young people and their families. This is reflected on our core values of Respect, Integrity, Participation and Excellence. These values are reflected in everything we do. If you share our vision and values and would like to join our team then we would love to hear from you.

If you work with us, we can offer a high quality work environment – we have been an accredited Investors in People (IIP) organisation since 2008.

We take pride in the high quality of services we provide to children, young people and their families. And we are committed to providing development and support that meets everyone’s needs.


Our volunteers are vital to our work and are highly dedicated and skilled, giving us many hours of their time, often over many years.

We are proud to have been accredited with the Investing in Volunteers (IIV) standard since 2007. To find out more about how we support our volunteers, view our volunteering commitment

Other reasons to work with us

As well as a rewarding career and development opportunities, there are further benefits working with Children 1st brings, including:

  • A full time working week of 35 hours
  • 40 days annual leave per year
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Generous maternity/adoption and paternity leave benefits
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Support services
  • Fairness and equality

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