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National Co-ordinator – Local Child Poverty Action Reports


Post Title: National Co-ordinator – Local Child Poverty Action Reports

Salary: £44,173 - £49,463

Hours: Standard working week is 36 hours Monday to Friday.

Location: Livingston, with travel throughout Scotland.

Duration of contract: Fixed term 4 years (March 2022)



The Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017 requires local authorities and health boards jointly to prepare local child poverty action reports, setting out activity that they have taken during the reporting year to tackle child poverty locally (and any planned future action).


The first set of annual reports is due in 2019 and, in order to facilitate preparation of these reports, Scottish Government will shortly publish guidance which has been developed with a cross-sectoral reference group.


As part of Scottish Government’s ongoing commitment to support local authorities and health boards with their reporting requirements under the Act, the Scottish Government is funding the Improvement Service to appoint a National Co-ordinator to support the development of the reports and to facilitate the sharing of best practice across Scotland.


About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen with the Improvement Service for a National Co-ordinator who will have a particular focus on the planning and reporting duties under the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act.


The co-ordinator will be based in the Improvement Service, Livingston, but will work closely with the Scottish Government, NHS Health Scotland and other stakeholders such as the Poverty Alliance to support local partners to develop their reports and think about how to monitor progress.


The co-ordinator will facilitate the sharing of best practice across Scotland and will also play a key role in supporting the implementation of the Fairer Scotland Duty.


Download the job description for full information about the role.


How to apply

To apply for either of these positions, please download the application form. Alternatively you can call Leigh Rennie on 01506 282012 for an application pack.


All applications should be emailed to or sent to:


Leigh Rennie

Improvement Service


Quarrywood Court

Livingston EH54 6AX


Applications should be returned no later than 5pm on Friday, 25 May 2018.


A competence based interview will take place on 8 June or 11 June. Shortlisted candidates will be advised by email in advance of the interview.


For more information about competency-based interviews, see our 'Guide to Competency-based Interviews'.



In accordance with the above Act, preferred candidates are required to confirm that they are eligible to work in the U.K. External candidates invited for interview will require to bring approved documentation to the interview as verification of their eligibility.  Details will be enclosed with interview letters.


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