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Learning and Events Manager

  • There is potential for this role to be 4- or 5-days (28- or 35-hours) per week. Please state preference in application form.
  • £29,445 - £35,382 per annum (pro-rata for part time)
  • Children in Scotland is Edinburgh based but, until further notice, this role will be remote/home-based, with some travel to Edinburgh required for meetings and the option of use of office space in Edinburgh and/or Glasgow.  Arrangements will be reviewed, with staff involvement, throughout the 2022-23 year.

About this role

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a national children’s charity leading an award-winning, innovative and friendly team, while knowing that you are contributing to making positive difference to the lives of children in Scotland.

Pre-Covid19, we planned, delivered, and evaluated approximately 250 learning and connection opportunities with more than 4,000 delegates each year.  This included conferences, training, residentials and international study trips.

In response to the pandemic, we moved our programme online reaching more than 6,000 learners in 2020-21. Over the last couple of years, we also launched our eLearning Hub, put on an international conference and delivered an online Learning Week.  We have recently successfully delivered our first in-person events and are planning the delivery of a hybrid Learning Programme this year, including the return of a flagship Annual Conference in November.

We are looking a motivated and innovative manager to help shape the future of our Learning Programme, lead the team through a period of change and support the work of the wider organisation.

This will include continuing to develop our online programme, while considering our gradual return to in-person events at the right point in time.  We are looking for a positive, proactive and values-led individual, who is well-positioned to bring their individual experiences and skills to Children in Scotland.

You will need excellent communications skills and experience of managing projects including leading staff or volunteers, partnership working and a good understanding of budgets in a values-driven organisation.

You will use your experience in learning and development or event management to ensure our Learning Programme remains sector-leading, with a diverse, inspiring range of content, contributors and delivery methods.  You will be supported in this by the L&E team and Engagement & Learning Department, but also the wider organisation including our ASL services and Policy, Projects & Participation department.

You will be remote/home-based with some travel to Edinburgh and Glasgow required for meetings but, as the impact of Covid reduces and we deliver more in-person events, there will be the opportunity to travel across Scotland and beyond.

You will be ready to hit the ground running but we will offer you an excellent induction and support through those first few months, which will then turn into longer term development opportunities. You will join a brilliant group of supportive staff who are passionate about making a difference to children’s lives and work hard to achieve this.

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Closing date: 9am Tuesday 24 May 2022

Interviews: Tuesday 7 June 2022

Before applying, please also view our vision and values document, and our Equality, Diversity and Human Rights policy by following the links below.

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Contact us for more information:

For an informal chat about the job, please contact Cat Kozlowski, Senior Learning & Events Officer, by email on

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About Children in Scotland:

Giving all children in Scotland an equal chance to flourish is at the heart of everything we do.

By bringing together a network of people working with and for children, alongside children and young people themselves, we offer a broad, balanced and independent voice. We create solutions, provide support and develop positive change across all areas affecting children in Scotland. We do this by listening, gathering evidence, and applying and sharing our learning, while always working to uphold children’s rights.

Our range of knowledge and expertise means we can provide trusted support on issues as diverse as the people we work with and the varied lives of children and families in Scotland.

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