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The Children's Panel - life changing

National Convener/Chief Executive

£75,448 - £81,280
37 hours per week (full time, permanent, Edinburgh)

We are seeking an exceptional National Convener/Chief Executive who is ambitious for the future, and a strategic leader who shares our vision.

We are looking for someone who has integrity, resilience, advocacy skills and excellent interpersonal skills to work with the Board, senior management team, our staff, and critically the volunteers we support. The successful candidate will be an experienced and inspirational leader with a passion for improving the lives of children and young people in Scotland and someone with a strong track record of delivering first class results.

The National Convener/Chief Executive will build effective strategic and working relationships across CHS, its community and with partners including Scottish Government, local authorities, social work services, SCRA and other agencies.  CHS is a proud corporate parent and the National Convener will actively seek the participation of children and young people who have experience of the hearings system in the continuous improvement of the Children’s Hearings System.

This is a 5 year appointment with the opportunity to be reappointed beyond 5 years.  The National Office is based in Edinburgh where you will work as part of an experienced and supportive team. The postholder will be required to travel across Scotland and work on a regular basis outside CHS’ normal working hours to meet the requirements of the job.

Children’s Hearings Scotland recognises the enormous benefits of a diverse senior management team so we encourage applications from a broad and deep range of backgrounds and experiences.

For more details, please download the job description and person specification.  If you wish to apply for this post, please complete the application form, attach it to an email and send it to NCAppointment@chs.gsi.gov.uk

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please e-mail Susan Deery, Head of Human Resources at susan.deery@scra.gsi.gov.uk

The interview process will be held over two days and is planned for week commencing 20th May 2019.

The closing date is: 06 May 2019 at 5pm

This post is subject to PVG Disclosure Scotland clearance.

* In line with Scottish Government Pay Policy, the starting salary will be on the bottom point of the salary range.

CHS is striving towards equal opportunities in employment.