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17 Gayfield Square, EH1 3NX
£27,775 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
28 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.

Three posts – hours noted below

Starting salary £27,775 plus benefits

With the development of a new innovative project working with families affected by imprisonment, using their life experience and skills to support other family members who have had a relative in prison, Families Outside is now looking for creative and confident individuals to join us.

Who are we?

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support families affected by imprisonment. We are dedicated to providing a range of practical, social and emotional support to children, young people and other family members with someone in prison. This support is relationship-based, prison-aware, and family-focused.

What do we want?

We are now recruiting for the following three posts:

  • Support & Participation Coordinator (West) x 28 hours - post based in west Scotland
  • Support & Participation Coordinator (East) x 21 hours - post based in east Scotland
  • Support & Participation Coordinator (North) x 21 hours - post based in north Scotland

Each Coordinator will be responsible for developing a wide-ranging support and participation programme, working alongside family members with a relative in prison. At a time of growth for our organisation this is an exciting opportunity to work in collaboration with a small team, with responsibility for delivering local, targeted support for wider family participation and engagement. The right candidate(s) will develop, facilitate and evaluate engagement with families, develop resources and materials, and support and manage volunteers.

With experience of working with children, young people and families in the community, the Support & Participation Coordinators will also have experience of planning and delivering group work, as well as the ability to work independently but also committed to working with and supporting others as part of a wider team.

We are looking for individuals who can work flexibly and can demonstrate a strong understanding and commitment to our organisational values. If this is something that is of interest, we want to hear from you.

What are the benefits of working with Families Outside?

In return for all of the above, we offer a wide range of staff benefits including hybrid working, travel expenses, access to a pension scheme, laptop and mobile phone and 25 days paid holiday plus 10 public holidays (pro rata).

Submitting your application

Please submit your application in the Word format the document is in. Do not convert to a PDF. Our head office address is also provided on the form if you wish to post your application, but we strongly advise emailing instead.

Informal enquiries are welcome: please contact Elaine Stalker (Head of Resource & Development) on 07958 794149 or 0131 557 9800. Alternatively, you can email for further discussion about the post.