Job Description

Hybrid Working


This is an exciting opportunity to join a national service providing support to Scottish governing bodies of sport. It is an established partnership between Children 1st and sport Scotland that helps ensure children and young people stay safe and have fun while taking part in sport.


We are currently looking for a new colleague to join the team as we grow and develop the work of the service. In the Project Worker role you will connect with sports governing bodies and clubs and be involved in:

  • Providing advice and support regarding child wellbeing and protection.
  • Training and consultancy to help sports organisations develop their approaches to keeping children and young people safe in sport.
  • Producing resources and information guides.

What kind of person will make a great Project Worker for Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport?

  •  is passionate about children’s rights
  • has an excellent understanding of child wellbeing and protection
  • has experience of working or volunteering in sport
  • is a strong communicator who enjoys helping others


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




You will primarily work at home with a periodic requirement to attend meetings at our offices across central Scotland.


Salary, Conditions, Pension


We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 7 public holidays, pro rata), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.




This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week funded initially until 31 January 2026.


Closing date: Wednesday 26th April, it is anticipated that interviews will take place on Friday 12 May 2023.


The selection process will include seeking PVG Scheme/Disclosure information.

Children 1st is the working name of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Registered Charity No: SC 016092

Equal opportunities matter to Children 1st