Job Description

Children 1st’s Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport Service (CWPS) is offering an exciting opportunity to lead a strong and dynamic team into the next phase of our work. We have recently re-named, after being called Safeguarding in Sport, to reflect the range of the work we are involved with. We work in partnership with sportscotland, supporting governing bodies of sports in Scotland to ensure children and young people stay safe and have fun in sport. We provide consultancy, training and advice to governing bodies, so they can meet the National Standards for Child Protection and Wellbeing in Sport, which we developed with them and monitor.

We also want to support the development of sport as a resource for children and families across Children 1st and ensure that we speak up for children, young people and families on issues of sport and physical activity.

This role will be central to all of this!

If you are a committed professional leader with a Social Work, Community work, Education or other appropriate qualification and have solid recent experience in working in child protection we want to hear from you.

Further Information

This is a fixed term, full time role of 35 hours per week, funded initially until 31 March 2023. Some flexibility may be required to suit the needs of the service and may include occasional evenings and weekends.

The successful candidate can use either Glasgow or Edinburgh as their base.

Job title: Service Manager – Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport

Reference number: CFS21/85

Location: Edinburgh/Glasgow

Closing date: 08/11/2021 12:00

Interview date: It is anticipated that the interviews will take place on Tuesday 16 November 2021

Salary: £38,382 to £43,863

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.