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Craigielea Childrens Centre Aberdeen, AB15 7UU
£30,727 - £34,690 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

Job Purpose:

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for.

Location: Craigielea Childrens Centre
Duration: Permanent

Roles that require PVG Membership

Please note that with effect from 1 April 2023, where a role requires PVG membership, candidates will be required to meet the cost of the PVG membership. This applies only to roles with a full time equivalent salary of £30,000 and above. (Teaching roles and jobs at Grade 12 and above (currently £32,555 per annum / £16.92 per hour)

The Council will pay for the PVG membership cost initially, either £18 for existing PVG scheme members, or £59 for non-members, and this cost will be deducted from an employee’s first FULL month’s salary payment.

job purpose/about the role

To deliver early support to families by working as part of a multi-agency team to undertake direct work with children, young people and their families to enable them to maximise their potential.



The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

HNC Childcare and Education or equivalent or
HNC Social Care or
BA Social Work or equivalent or
A relevant diploma/degree qualification with experience of working with children and
SSSC registration if appropriate
PVG scheme membership

The postholder is able to demonstrate:

Good practice, recognizing the support needs of children, young people and families
The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with children and
families in need, their families and other stakeholders to achieve improved outcomes
The ability to produce high quality written reports
Advocating on behalf of children and families in need by ensuring that their views are
taken into account and that their rights are promoted and protected
The ability to operate as a member of a team and take responsibility for the health and safety needs of service users
The ability to attend and participate in staff meetings, supervision, performance reviews and development and in developing team plans
The ability to work in partnership with stakeholders
A positive value base and awareness of Child development theories
The ability to meet deadlines
The ability to mentor and support new staff/students
Take responsibility for work planning and team working

About Us

Please see Job Profile for further details.

Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer. If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families: We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

Further information can be found at

  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
  • Armed Forces Covenant Gold.png
  • Equally Safe at Work - Bronze
  • Scottish Living Wage
  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Engaged