Families Outside
Families Outside

Charity registered in Scotland SC025366

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland working exclusively on behalf of families affected by imprisonment. We speak to thousands of families each year, providing information and support on issues such as housing, finance, and emotional support.

Current vacancies

Family Support Worker – Aberdeen (maternity cover)

  • Full time
  • £23,616 – £26,741
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 14th October 2022

The Role

We are looking for a Family Support Worker to join our team in the North of Scotland as maternity cover. In this position you will play a crucial role in supporting people with family members resident in HMP Grampian, and with involvement in our partnership with local statutory and voluntary agencies.

The Family Support Worker will be responsible for supporting families, including children and young people at home and in their community via 1:1 work, to address the social and family adversities that people who have a family member in prison face, so they feel engaged, supported, and empowered. Whilst supporting children to ensure they are safe, healthy, included, and achieving at home, school, and in the community.

About You

With experience of supporting and working alongside families, including children and young people the Family Support Worker will be able to demonstrate that they are passionate about developing and delivering a quality service that is focused on the rights of families affected by imprisonment in their work and all they do.

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about making a difference for families impacted by imprisonment. If you can work flexibly and can demonstrate a strong understanding and commitment to our organisational values, we want to hear from you.

About Us

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support families affected by imprisonment. Imprisonment can often have a huge impact on the things that matter most to families: money and secure housing, safe and connected relationships at home and in the community, and the emotional health and wellbeing of families. Families Outside is dedicated to providing a range of practical, social, and emotional support to people with someone in prison that are relationship-based, prison-aware, and family-focused.

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Support & Information Services Worker

  • Part time
  • from £19,969 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd August 2021

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Support & Information Services Worker to join our team working with families affected by imprisonment. In this role you will develop effective relationships with families, and the professionals who work alongside them, providing support and information on our national Helpline through a range of communication methods. We are looking for someone who can work as part of a team, has experience of using different communication channels and has an interest in helping vulnerable or marginalised groups.

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Support & Information Services Worker

  • Part time
  • £19,696 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th October 2021

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support families affected by imprisonment. Imprisonment can often have a huge impact on the things that matter most to families: money and secure housing, safe and connected relationships at home and in the community, and the emotional health and wellbeing of families. Family members who are not in prison must be understood in relation to – but distinct and different from - those in prison, and therefore Families Outside is dedicated to providing a range of practical, social and emotional support to people with someone in prison that are relationship-based, prison-aware, and family-focused.

We now have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Support & Information Services Worker to join our Helpline team working with families affected by imprisonment. In this role you will, provide support and information on our national Helpline through a range of communication methods. We are looking for someone who can work as part of a team, has experience of using different communication channels and has an interest in helping vulnerable or marginalised groups.

If you are interested in making a difference for families impacted by imprisonment, then we want to hear from you.

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This vacancy has now closed

Regional Family Support Coordinator – HMP & YOIs Cornton Vale and Polmont

  • Part time
  • £26,966 pro-rata
  • HMP & YOIs Cornton Vale and Polmont
  • Closing 20th October 2021

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support families affected by imprisonment. Imprisonment can often have a huge impact on the things that matter most to families: money and secure housing, safe and connected relationships at home and in the community, and the emotional health and wellbeing of families. Family members who are not in prison must be understood in relation to – but distinct and different from - those in prison, and therefore Families Outside is dedicated to providing a range of practical, social and emotional support to people with someone in prison that are relationship-based, prison-aware, and family-focused.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team supporting people with family members resident in HMP & YOI Cornton Vale and HMP & YOI Polmont. Our Regional Family Support Coordinator will:

· Support families at home and in their community via 1:1, family, and/or group work

· Work closely with key professionals including prison staff and prison visitor centre staff to provide advice, information, and guidance on a range of issues

· Raise awareness with key professionals and local and national stakeholders about the impact of imprisonment and our work to improve outcomes for families

· Contribute to local and regional multi-agency development work including the family strategy groups at HMP & YOI Cornton Vale and HMP & YOI Polmont.

HMP & YOI Cornton Vale and HMP & YOI Polmont house both young people and women, so we are looking for an individual who is:

· Experienced in working with and alongside families in a creative and flexible way

· Rights-focused in their work and all they do

· Trauma-informed and understands the impact of imprisonment upon families

· Skilled and knowledgeable in working with the most challenging issues that impact women and young people in prison

· A confident and effective contributor to working in partnership with others to meet families’ needs

If you are an experienced professional with social work, community work, family support, or other appropriate experience and are passionate about making a difference for families impacted by imprisonment, then we want to hear from you.

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Regional Manager (North)

  • Part time
  • £34,617 pro-rata
  • North of Scotland
  • Closing 16th November 2021

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.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead our Regional Family Support Team in the north to ensure the delivery of high-quality support to people with family members resident in HMP Grampian, HMP Inverness, HMP Perth & HMP Castle Huntly or those living across the North of Scotland who may have family members in prison elsewhere in Scotland. Our Regional Manager will:

  • Lead a team of staff and social work students who provide 1:1, family, and/or group work in family homes, community venues, prison, and/or prison visitor centres
  • Liaise and contribute to key local and community forums such as Community Planning Partnerships, Third Sector Interface meetings, or Local Authority partners’ meetings
  • Create and develop a range of support services to meet the local need across the North of Scotland.

The range of offences and lengths of sentence managed by each of the four prisons are varied and extensive. Additionally the local authority areas across the North of Scotland vary between rural, coastal, and urban areas. This means that the families we support will face a wide range of challenges, not least that of travel and transport to visit relatives in these Scottish prisons. It is important that our Regional Family Support Manager is:

  • Experienced in leading others
  • Passionate about developing high quality family support practice
  • Trauma-informed and rights-focused in all they do
  • Skilled in building strong, effective relationships with staff, local and regional partners, and stakeholders
  • Skilled in creating support to meet the most challenging issues that impact women and young people in prison and their families
  • Confident, resilient, and respectful when dealing with challenging situations.

As our staff and students are spread across a wide geographic area, the Regional Manager will be primarily working via virtual methods from home with regular travel to meet staff or undertake strategic duties. As such we will accept candidates from any location that would be practicably able to meet the operational needs of the team.

If you are an experienced professional with managerial experience in social work, community work, family support, or other appropriate experiences and are passionate about making a difference for families impacted by imprisonment, then we want to hear from you.

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Regional Manager (East)

  • Part time
  • £34,617 pro-rata
  • Scotland East
  • Closing 6th December 2021

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.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead our Regional Family Support Team to ensure the delivery of high-quality support to people with family members resident in HMP Edinburgh, HMP Glenochil, HMP & YOI Cornton Vale and HMP & YOI Polmont or those living across the East of Scotland who may have family members in prison elsewhere in Scotland. Our Regional Manager will:

  • Lead a team of staff and social work students to provide 1:1, family, and/or group work in family homes, community venues, prison, and/or prison visitor centres
  • Liaise and contribute to key local and community forums such as Community Planning Partnerships, Third Sector Interface meetings, or Local Authority partners’ meetings
  • Create and develop a range of support services to meet the local need across the East of Scotland.

The range of offences and lengths of sentence managed by HMP Edinburgh and HMP Glenochil are extensive, while HMP&YOI Cornton Vale and HMP&YOI Polmont house both young people and women. Additionally the local authority areas across the East of Scotland vary between rural, coastal, and urban areas. This means that the families we support will face a wide range of challenges. It is important that our Regional Family Support Manager is:

  • Experienced in leading others
  • Passionate about developing high quality family support practice
  • Trauma-informed and rights-focused in all they do
  • Skilled in building strong, effective relationships with staff, local and regional partners, and stakeholders
  • Skilled in creating support to meet the most challenging issues that impact women and young people in prison and their families
  • Confident, resilient, and respectful when dealing with challenging situations.

If you are an experienced professional with managerial experience in social work, community work, family support, or other appropriate experiences and are passionate about making a difference for families impacted by imprisonment, then we want to hear from you.

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Top job! Head of Family Support

  • Full time
  • £42,267
  • Edinburgh (flexible)
  • Closing 6th December 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior management post within Families Outside. This is a key role for a dynamic and passionate individual interested in making a real difference in the lives of families affected by imprisonment.

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support children and families affected by imprisonment. This senior management post leads the strategic development and implementation of the work of Families Outside’s Family Support Team, linking the work of the Regional Managers and Regional Family Support Coordinators, and Group Work & Peer Support to improve outcomes for children and families throughout Scotland who are affected by imprisonment. The post holder will lead and inspire a team of managers to deliver high quality integrated support within our values framework. Undertaking and leading on significant projects, providing strategic leadership, and promoting and representing Families Outside are all key components of this challenging role.

If you are able to take strategic and operational responsibility for the support of children and families and have the ability to lead a team of dedicated staff, among other attributes, we would like to hear from you. Ideally, this role would be based in Edinburgh but would be feasible for anyone in the central belt.

About you

You will need a proven relevant track record, possibly gained in a range of sectors where you operated at a senior level with external audiences and engaged with, and influenced, a variety of stakeholders. You will also need demonstrable experience in managing and developing a diverse family support service, working collaboratively to support families caught up in criminal justice processes, significant experience of child and adult protection, and extensive experience of managing staff, students, and volunteers.

Someone who thrives on working collaboratively with others for the good of the business, you will be adept at building a network of good relationships and have an ability to develop a thorough understanding of the organisation and the wider sector quickly. You will be a good listener and positive influencer who communicates clearly verbally and in writing and, where appropriate, is able to persuade others to change their views, intentions, or actions.

The leadership role of Head of Family Support is key for the organisation: you will lead a team of 5, and as a member of the 4-person Senior Management Team will report directly to the CEO. Providing leadership and effective day-to-day management of the Family Support Team, you will ensure that Families Outside is a key contributor to local and national policy and the lead national voice on issues relating to families affected by imprisonment.

This is an exciting role for the right applicant and comes at a time where Families Outside has undertaken a major restructuring programme and recently revised our Strategic Plan for the next 4 years. This is an exciting time to join the team, where you will have the opportunity to deliver the ambitions of Families Outside within a newly established Senior Management Team.

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Business Development Lead

  • Part time
  • £31,570 pro-rata
  • Flexible, with the expectation of a blended working model.
  • Closing 14th January 2022

We are looking for a creative, confident and experienced individual, ideally with a charitable organisation background, to join us to promote and drive the work of Families Outside as Business Development Lead.

Families Outside is the only national organisation working exclusively on behalf of families affected by imprisonment in Scotland. The organisation exists because the imprisonment of a family member has a negative impact on the social, emotional, financial, and educational development of the remaining family members, leading to disadvantage, exclusion, and the risk of perpetuation of cycles of crime and imprisonment. Our purpose is to improve outcomes for children and families affected by imprisonment so they can live lives free from stigma and disadvantage.

We are now recruiting for a Business Development Lead at a time of growth for our organisation. This is an exciting opportunity to work in collaboration with a small team, working closely with colleagues, and with responsibility for embedding a fundraising strategy to support the charitable aims of Families Outside. The role plays an important part in delivering the aims and objectives of the organisation, ensuring our viability, effectiveness and impact.

With experience in business development or fundraising, income generation, and proven experience of relationship management, you would be able to identify, contact, and develop potential new funding relationships, and manage existing ones. You will be a professional with excellent communication skills and able to set priorities for your own work and for the work of others.

If you are this person, then we want to hear from you.

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Top job! Head of External Engagement

  • Full time
  • £42,267
  • Based in Edinburgh with blended working
  • Closing 10th January 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior management post within Families Outside. This is a key role for a dynamic and passionate individual interested in making a real difference in the lives of families affected by imprisonment.

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support children and families affected by imprisonment. This senior management post leads the strategic development and implementation of the work of Families Outside’s External Engagement Team, linking the work between the organisation’s policy, communications, training, and Visitors’ Centre roles. The post holder will lead and inspire a team of managers to deliver high quality integrated support within our values framework. Undertaking and leading on significant projects, providing strategic leadership, and promoting and representing Families Outside are all key components of this challenging role.

If you are able to take strategic responsibility for raising awareness and influencing policy and practice regarding families affected by imprisonment, with the aim of greater visibility and inclusion of these families, we would like to hear from you. Ideally, this role would be based in Edinburgh but would be feasible for anyone in the central belt.

About you

You will need a proven relevant track record, possibly gained in a range of sectors where you operated at a senior level with external audiences and engaged with, and influenced, a variety of stakeholders. You will also need demonstrable and extensive experience in managing and developing a diverse staff team.

Someone who thrives on working collaboratively with others for the good of the business, you will be adept at building a network of good relationships and have an ability to develop a thorough understanding of the organisation and the wider sector quickly. You will be a good listener and positive influencer who communicates clearly verbally and in writing and, where appropriate, is able to persuade others to change their views, intentions, or actions.

The leadership role of Head of External Engagement is key for the organisation: you will lead a team of 4, and as a member of the Senior Management Team will report directly to the CEO. Providing leadership and effective day-to-day management of the External Engagement Team, you will ensure that Families Outside is a key contributor to local and national policy and the lead national voice on issues relating to families affected by imprisonment.

This is an exciting role for the right applicant and comes at a time where Families Outside has undertaken a major restructuring programme and recently revised our Strategic Plan for the next 4 years. Joining the organisation at this time, you will have the opportunity to deliver the ambitions of Families Outside within a newly established Senior Management Team.

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Family Support Worker (Edinburgh)

  • Full time
  • £22,928
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th January 2022

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support families affected by imprisonment. Imprisonment can often have a huge impact on the things that matter most to families: money and secure housing, safe and connected relationships at home and in the community, and the emotional health and wellbeing of families. Family members who are not in prison must be understood in relation to – but distinct and different from - those in prison, and therefore Families Outside is dedicated to providing a range of practical, social and emotional support to people with someone in prison that are relationship-based, prison-aware, and family-focused.

As part of an exciting new partnership project with our colleagues in Barnardo’s Scotland, the Families Outside Family Support Worker will work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people and their families in Edinburgh. We will address the social and family adversities that children and young people who have a family member in prison face to ensure they are safe, healthy, included, and achieving at home, school, and in the community.

Our Family Support Worker will:

· Support children, young people, and families at home and in their community via 1:1, family, and group work.

· Work closely with key professionals including prison staff and prison visitor centre staff to provide advice, information, and guidance to families and professionals on a range of issues.

· Raise awareness with local and national stakeholders including schools, social workers, and health professionals to understand the impact of imprisonment on children, young people, and their family.

· Contribute to local multi-agency development work including the family strategy groups at HMP Edinburgh and local decision-making fora.

We are looking for a Family Support Worker who is:

· Experienced in working with and alongside children, young people, and families in creative and flexible ways

· Confident in managing risk and ensuring children and young people are safe at home and in the community

· Focused on the rights of children and young people in their work and all they do

· Trauma-informed and understands the impact of imprisonment upon children, young people, and families

· Confident in working within GIRFEC approaches and is an effective contributor to multi-agency work with other professionals to meet the needs of children, young people, and families.

If you are an experienced professional with social work, community work, family support, or other appropriate experience and are passionate about making a difference for children, young people, and families impacted by imprisonment, then we want to hear from you.

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Regional Family Support Coordinator - Fife

  • Part time
  • £26,966 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 24th February 2022

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support families affected by imprisonment. Imprisonment can often have a huge impact on the things that matter most to families: money and secure housing, safe and connected relationships at home and in the community, and the emotional health and wellbeing of families. Family members who are not in prison must be understood in relation to – but distinct and different from - those in prison, and therefore Families Outside is dedicated to providing a range of practical, social and emotional support to people with someone in prison that are relationship-based, prison-aware, and family-focused.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team supporting people with family members resident in HMP Glenochil. Our Regional Family Support Coordinator will:

  • Support families at home and in their community via 1:1, family, and/or group work
  • Work closely with key professionals including prison staff and prison visitor centre staff to provide advice, information, and guidance on a range of issues
  • Raise awareness with key professionals and local and national stakeholders about the impact of imprisonment and our work to improve outcomes for families
  • Contribute to local and regional multi-agency development work including the family strategy groups at HMP Glenochil.

We are looking for an individual who is:

  • Experienced in working with and alongside families in a creative and flexible way
  • Rights-focused in their work and all they do
  • Trauma-informed and understands the impact of imprisonment upon families
  • Skilled and knowledgeable in working with the challenging issues that impact people in prison
  • A confident and effective contributor to working in partnership with others to meet families’ needs

If you are an experienced professional with social work, community work, family support, or other appropriate experience and are passionate about making a difference for families impacted by imprisonment, then we want to hear from you.

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This vacancy has now closed

Support & Information Services Worker

  • Part time
  • £19,969 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th February 2022

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Support & Information Services Worker to support and promote the work of Families Outside through our national Helpline.

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support families affected by imprisonment. Imprisonment can often have a huge impact on the things that matter most to families: money and secure housing, safe and connected relationships at home and in the community, and the emotional health and wellbeing of families.

In this role you will provide support and information on our national Helpline through a range of communication methods. We are looking for someone who can work as part of a team, has experience of using different communication channels and has an interest in helping vulnerable or marginalised groups.

If you are interested in making a difference for families impacted by imprisonment, then we want to hear from you.

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This vacancy has now closed

Regional Family Support Coordinator - Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £27,236
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st March 2022

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support families affected by imprisonment. Imprisonment can often have a huge impact on the things that matter most to families: money and secure housing, safe and connected relationships at home and in the community, and the emotional health and wellbeing of families.

Family members who are not in prison must be understood in relation to – but distinct and different from - those in prison, and therefore Families Outside is dedicated to providing a range of practical, social, and emotional support to people with someone in prison that are relationship-based, prison-aware, and family-focused.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team supporting people with family members resident in HMP Edinburgh.

Our Regional Family Support Coordinator will:

  • Support families at home and in their community via 1:1, family, and/or group work
  • Work closely with key professionals including prison staff and prison visitor centre staff to provide advice, information, and guidance on a range of issues
  • Raise awareness with key professionals and local and national stakeholders about the impact of imprisonment and our work to improve outcomes for families
  • Contribute to local and regional multi-agency development work including the family strategy groups at HMP Edinburgh.

We are looking for an individual who is:

  • Experienced in working with and alongside families in a creative and flexible way
  • Rights-focused in their work and all they do
  • Trauma-informed and understands the impact of imprisonment upon families
  • Skilled and knowledgeable in working with the challenging issues that impact people in prison
  • A confident and effective contributor to working in partnership with others to meet families’ needs

If you are an experienced professional with social work, community work, family support, or other appropriate experience and are passionate about making a difference for families impacted by imprisonment, then we want to hear from you.

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This vacancy has now closed

Regional Manager (North)

  • Part time
  • £35,655 pro-rata
  • Home based with regular travel
  • Closing 6th April 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to lead our Regional Family Support Team in the north to ensure the delivery of high-quality support to people with family members resident in HMP Grampian, HMP Inverness, HMP Perth & HMP Castle Huntly or those living across the North of Scotland who may have family members in prison elsewhere in Scotland. Our Regional Manager will:

  • Lead a team of staff and social work students who provide 1:1, family, and/or group work in family homes, community venues, prison, and/or prison visitor centres
  • Liaise and contribute to key local and community forums such as Community Planning Partnerships, Third Sector Interface meetings, or Local Authority partners’ meetings
  • Create and develop a range of support services to meet the local need across the North of Scotland.

The range of offences and lengths of sentence managed by each of the four prisons are varied and extensive. Additionally the local authority areas across the North of Scotland vary between rural, coastal, and urban areas. This means that the families we support will face a wide range of challenges, not least that of travel and transport to visit relatives in these Scottish prisons. It is important that our Regional Manager is:

  • Experienced in leading others
  • Passionate about developing high quality family support practice
  • Trauma-informed and rights-focused in all they do
  • Skilled in building strong, effective relationships with staff, local and regional partners, and stakeholders
  • Skilled in creating support to meet the most challenging issues that impact people in prison and their families
  • Confident, resilient, and respectful when dealing with challenging situations.

As our staff and students are spread across a wide geographic area, the Regional Manager will be primarily working via virtual methods from home with regular travel to meet staff or undertake strategic duties. As such we will accept candidates from any location that would be practicably able to meet the operational needs of the team.

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 holidays plus 10 public holidays (pro rata).

If you are an experienced professional with managerial experience in social work, community work, family support, or other appropriate experiences and are passionate about making a difference for families impacted by imprisonment, then we want to hear from you.

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Senior Policy & Public Affairs Officer

  • Part time
  • £31,570 – £33,972 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th April 2022

We are looking for a creative, confident, and experienced individual, ideally with a charitable organisation background, to join us to support and promote the work of Families Outside through policy and public affairs. Cutting across a wide range of subjects, this post leads the identification, development, and implementation of legislation and policies to support families affected by imprisonment.

Families Outside is the only national organisation in Scotland working exclusively on behalf of families affected by imprisonment. The organisation exists because of the negative impact imprisonment has on the children and families left behind, often leading to longer-term hardship and exclusion. Our purpose is to improve outcomes for children and families affected by imprisonment so they can live lives free from stigma and disadvantage.

Working within the External Engagement team, the Senior Policy & Public Affairs Officer will support the organisation’s activities through identifying and analysing relevant policy, representing Families Outside with key stakeholders, undertaking research to inform policy, and monitoring media and policy activity. They will respond to policy consultations and engage proactively with the media.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in public affairs, media, communications, or related subjects, preferably with an interest in criminal justice. This person will be an excellent communicator with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels of seniority. They must have the ability to advise on and communicate the organisation’s policy positions, with experience of researching and drafting briefings, policy papers, and consultation responses.

If you are this person, then we want to hear from you.

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Training & Development Manager

  • Part time
  • £34,963 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd May 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a management post within Families Outside. This is a key role for a dynamic and passionate individual interested in making a real difference in the lives of families affected by imprisonment.

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support children and families affected by imprisonment. The Training & Development Manager post leads on the development, delivery and management of our training and awareness-raising programme delivered across Scotland to key professionals and community groups working with families affected by imprisonment. Training will be delivered both remotely and face-to-face in risk-assessed environments and, adopting a hybrid approach, the postholder will also further develop our training resources.

As part of the External Engagement team within Families Outside, you will be responsible for overseeing the work of the Training & Events Coordinator as well as assisting other members of the team to develop appropriate and relevant information for families and professionals in partnership with others and informed by families’ needs and views. Monitoring and evaluation of the Families Outside’s training programme’s effectiveness and success will be reported to the Head of External Engagement quarterly.

About you

Knowledge and experience of delivering learning programmes is essential, as is the ability to present to professionals across both the statutory and Third Sector. If you are a highly effective communicator, facilitator, and presenter, have a keen interest and skill in communicating to a wide audience in interesting and engaging ways, and the ability to monitor and evaluate Families Outside’s training programme, we would like to hear from you.

This role would be feasible for anyone in the central belt with a blend of home and office working.

This is an exciting role for the right applicant and comes at a time where Families Outside has undertaken a major restructuring programme and recently revised our Strategic Plan for the next 4 years.

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Senior Fundraiser and Business Development Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £32,195 – £34,645 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th May 2022

We are looking for a creative, confident, and experienced individual, ideally with a charitable organisation background, to join us to support and promote the work of Families Outside through Fundraising & Business Development.

Families Outside is the only national organisation in Scotland working exclusively on behalf of families affected by imprisonment. The organisation exists because the negative impact imprisonment has on the children and families left behind, often leading to longer-term hardship and exclusion. Our purpose is to improve outcomes for children and families affected by imprisonment so they can live lives free from stigma and disadvantage.

We are now recruiting for a Senior Fundraiser & Business Development Coordinator to work in collaboration with a small team, working closely with colleagues and with responsibility for embedding a fundraising strategy. The postholder will join the organisation at an exciting time of change, working to ensure Families Outside can address the immediate impact of imprisonment on the families left behind and inspire longer-term structural change. This new role is designed to play an important part in delivering these aims and objectives while ensuring our viability, effectiveness, and impact.

With experience in business development or fundraising, income generation, and proven experience of relationship management, you would be able to identify, contact, and develop potential new funding relationships and manage existing ones. You will be a professional with excellent communication skills and able to set priorities for your own work and for the work of others.

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).

If you are this person and interested in finding out more, then we want to hear from you.

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HR Advisor

  • Part time
  • £27,775 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh office with blended working
  • Closing 13th June 2022

We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive, and experienced individual, ideally with a charitable organisation background, to join us to support and promote the work of Families Outside through our HR function.

Families Outside is the only national organisation in Scotland working exclusively on behalf of families affected by imprisonment. The organisation exists because the negative impact imprisonment has on the children and families left behind, often leading to longer-term hardship and exclusion. Our purpose is to improve outcomes for children and families affected by imprisonment so they can live lives free from stigma and disadvantage.

The HR Advisor role provides employee-focused advice and support, utilising excellent communication, coaching and influencing skills to drive employee engagement.

The successful candidate will have substantial and demonstrable generalist HR knowledge and experience covering all major HR functions including recruitment and selection, induction, learning and development, employee engagement and reward, performance management, and employment legislation. You will provide a generalist in-house HR service and work closely with managers and employees across the organisation, offering advice and support where required. Ideally this experience would include a third sector environment.

This role will be based in our Edinburgh office, but Families Outside has introduced a blended working policy to allow our staff to balance their time attending the office with time working from home. The number of days you will be expected to attend the office each week can be discussed as part of the recruitment process.

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).

If you are this person and are interested in finding out more, then we want to hear from you.

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Fundraising Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £32,195 pro-rata
  • Flexible location with blended working
  • Closing 23rd June 2022

We are looking for a creative, confident, and experienced individual, ideally with a charitable organisation background, to join us to support and promote the work of Families Outside through a fundraising and business development programme.

Families Outside is the only national organisation in Scotland working exclusively on behalf of families affected by imprisonment. The organisation exists because the negative impact imprisonment has on the children and families left behind, often leading to longer-term hardship and exclusion. Our purpose is to improve outcomes for children and families affected by imprisonment so they can live lives free from stigma and disadvantage.

We are now recruiting for a Fundraising Coordinator at a time of growth for our organisation. This is an exciting opportunity to work in collaboration with a small team, working closely with colleagues and with responsibility for embedding a fundraising strategy to ensure Families Outside can address the immediate impact of imprisonment on the families left behind and inspire longer-term structural change. This new role is designed to play an important part in delivering these aims and objectives while ensuring our viability, effectiveness, and impact.

With experience in fundraising, income generation, and proven experience of relationship management, you would be able to identify, contact, and develop potential new funding relationships and manage existing ones. You will be a professional with excellent communication skills and able to set priorities for your own work and for the work of others.

If you are this person, then we want to hear from you.

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Regional Manager (East)

  • Full time
  • from £35,655
  • Scotland East
  • Closing 5th July 2022

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.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead our Regional Family Support Team to ensure the delivery of high-quality support to people with family members resident in HMP Edinburgh, HMP Glenochil, HMP & YOI Cornton Vale and HMP & YOI Polmont or those living across the East of Scotland who may have family members in prison elsewhere in Scotland. Our Regional Manager will:

· Lead a team of staff and social work students to provide 1:1, family, and/or group work in family homes, community venues, prison, and/or prison visitor centres

· Liaise and contribute to key local and community forums such as Community Planning Partnerships, Third Sector Interface meetings, or Local Authority partners’ meetings

· Create and develop a range of support services to meet the local need across the East of Scotland.

The range of offences and lengths of sentence managed by HMP Edinburgh and HMP Glenochil are extensive, while HMP&YOI Cornton Vale and HMP&YOI Polmont house both young people and women. Additionally the local authority areas across the East of Scotland vary between rural, coastal, and urban areas. This means that the families we support will face a wide range of challenges. It is important that our Regional Family Support Manager is:

· Experienced in leading others

· Passionate about developing high quality family support practice

· Trauma-informed and rights-focused in all they do

· Skilled in building strong, effective relationships with staff, local and regional partners, and stakeholders

· Skilled in creating support to meet the most challenging issues that impact women and young people in prison and their families

· Confident, resilient, and respectful when dealing with challenging situations.

If you are an experienced professional with managerial experience in social work, community work, family support, or other appropriate experiences and are passionate about making a difference for families impacted by imprisonment, then we want to hear from you.

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Support & Participation Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,655
  • This post will be based in the Central Belt of Scotland, working flexibly from home with some work from our office in Edinburgh and travel in the wider community.
  • Closing 19th July 2022

We are looking for a creative, confident, and experienced individual to join us at Families Outside to work on a new initiative, working directly with the families we support, to develop a wide-ranging support and participation programme.

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 a new post within Families Outside at a time of growth for our organisation. This is an exciting opportunity to work in collaboration with a small team, with responsibility for developing a national programme for peer support, wider family participation, and volunteering. The post will have line management responsibility for a small team of Support & Participation Coordinators based in the West, North, and East of Scotland.

With a solid background in leadership including experience of personal development and objective setting, the Support & Participation Manager will also have experience of developing and managing volunteer services, embedding policy and practice and recording and producing evaluation reports. They will need to have excellent communication skills and the ability to set priorities for their own work and for the work of others.

However, this is a newly created position and isn’t limited in remit. Your role will be varied, and you’ll build relationships across a network of partners and volunteers, allowing you to use your initiative to support key activities and stakeholders.

What are the benefits of working with Families Outside?

If this post is of interest to you, in return 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).

If you are interested in this post, we want to hear from you.

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Regional Family Support Coordinator – North Strathclyde

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,775
  • North Strathclyde
  • Closing 26th July 2022

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support families affected by imprisonment. Imprisonment can often have a huge impact on the things that matter most to families: money and secure housing, safe and connected relationships at home and in the community, and the emotional health and wellbeing of families. Families Outside is dedicated to providing a range of practical, social, and emotional support to people with someone in prison that are relationship-based, prison-aware, and family-focused.

We are now looking for a Regional Family Support Coordinator to join our team in the West of Scotland. In this position you will play a crucial role in supporting people with family members resident in HMPs Low Moss and Greenock.

Our Regional Family Support Coordinator will:

• Support families at home and in their community via 1:1 with family members, including children & young people, and/or group work

• Work closely with key professionals including prison staff and prison visitor centre staff to provide advice, information, and guidance on a range of issues

• Raise awareness with key professionals and local and national stakeholders about the impact of imprisonment and our work to improve outcomes for families

• Contribute to local and regional multi-agency development work including the family strategy groups at HMP Low Moss and HMP Greenock.

We are looking for an individual who is:

• Experienced in working with and alongside families in a creative and flexible way

• Rights-focused in their work and all they do

• Trauma-informed and understands the impact of imprisonment upon families

• Skilled and knowledgeable in working with the challenging issues that impact people in prison

• A confident and effective contributor to working in partnership with others to meet families’ needs

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).

If you are an experienced professional with social work, community work, family support, or other appropriate experience and are passionate about making a difference for families impacted by imprisonment, then we want to hear from you.

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Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,616
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd August 2022

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support families affected by imprisonment. Imprisonment can often have a huge impact on the things that matter most to families: money and secure housing, safe and connected relationships at home and in the community, and the emotional health and wellbeing of families. Families Outside is dedicated to providing a range of practical, social, and emotional support to people with someone in prison that are relationship-based, prison-aware, and family-focused.

As part of an exciting new partnership project with our colleagues at Barnardo’s Scotland, the Families Outside Family Support Worker will work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people and their families in Edinburgh. We will address the social and family adversities that children and young people who have a family member in prison face to ensure they are safe, healthy, included, and achieving at home, school, and in the community.

Our Family Support Worker will:

  • Support children, young people, and families at home and in their community via 1:1, family, and group work.
  • Work closely with key professionals including prison staff and prison visitor centre staff to provide advice, information, and guidance to families and professionals on a range of issues.
  • Support a caseload and address individual and family needs, referring to appropriate local services (i.e. housing, health, welfare) as required.
  • Support families to be involved in relevant case conferences and decision-making fora where possible.

We are looking for a Family Support Worker who is:

  • Experienced in working with and alongside children, young people, and families in creative and flexible ways
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic, but also passionate about developing and delivering quality, engaging, and fun activities that are accessible to children and young people across Edinburgh
  • Confident in managing risk and ensuring children and young people are safe at home and in the community
  • Focused on the rights of children and young people in their work and all they do
  • Trauma-informed and understands the impact of imprisonment upon children, young people, and families
  • Confident in working within GIRFEC approaches and is an effective contributor to multi-agency work with other professionals to meet the needs of children, young people, and families.

If you are an experienced professional with social work, youth/community work, family support, or other appropriate experience and are passionate about making a difference for children, young people, and families impacted by imprisonment, then we want to hear from you.

Staff Benefits

• 25 flexible leave days plus 10 public holidays

• Hybrid working (negotiable)

• 4% matched contribution workplace pension scheme

• Laptop and mobile phone for all staff

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Support & Participation Coordinator(s)

  • Part time
  • £27,775 pro-rata
  • North and West of Scotland
  • Closing 23rd August 2022

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 three following posts:

  • Support & Participation Coordinator (West) x 28 hours to cover Glasgow, W.Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire and N.Ayrshire areas
  • Support & Participation Coordinator (North) x 21 hours to cover Perth & Kinross, Aberdeen and Inverness areas

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).

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Support & Communications Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,655 – £38,683
  • Hybrid working, with Head Office base at 17 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh.
  • Closing 1st September 2022

The Role

We are looking for a Support & Communications Manager to head our Support & Information team and lead the provision of comprehensive information and support to families and professionals through communications, resources, and Helpline services.

Our Support & Communications Manager will:

  • Deliver a comprehensive multi–platform information and communications service for families affected by imprisonment
  • Manage the provision of a comprehensive information and support service for families, and for professionals working with families
  • Lead on the development and implementation of an effective Communications Strategy in line with our overall strategic aims

About You

We are looking for an individual who is:

  • Able to lead effective communications strategies which across a range of social media and other digital platforms
  • Experienced in and understands website and social media development and management
  • Experienced in delivering a service to users within a support environment
  • In possession of strong leadership skills, including performance management, training, and team development
  • Knowledgeable about the criminal justice system would be desirable
  • Understanding of, and able to demonstrate, a commitment to the aims and values of Families Outside

If you are an experienced professional with support service work, communications or marketing background, or other appropriate experience and are passionate about making a difference for families impacted by imprisonment, then we want to hear from you.

About Us

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support families affected by imprisonment. Imprisonment can often have a huge impact on the things that matter most to families: money and secure housing, safe and connected relationships at home and in the community, and the emotional health and wellbeing of families. Families Outside is dedicated to providing a range of practical, social, and emotional support to people with someone in prison that are relationship-based, prison-aware, and family-focused.

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Communications Officer (0.6 FTE)

  • Part time
  • £20,568 – £23,616 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th October 2022

We are looking for a creative and confident individual to join our External Engagement Team and work to ensure our communications reach families and relevant professionals and raise awareness of our purpose, resources and events.

The Role

We are recruiting for a Communications Officer within Families Outside at a time of growth for our organisation. This is an exciting opportunity to work in collaboration with a small team, supporting and delivering on the external communications for the organisation, ensuring our platforms have up to date and engaging content. The purpose of the role is to ensure a wide range of audiences know about the issues facing families affected by imprisonment via a variety of different communication methods, including social media platforms and information on our website.

However, this is a newly created position and isn’t limited in remit. Your role will be varied, and you’ll build relationships across a network of partners and volunteers, allowing you to use your initiative to support key activities and stakeholders.

About You

The right candidate will need to have excellent communication skills and the ability to set priorities for their own work, working collaboratively across the organisation. You will have a good understanding of website and social media management, experience of delivering effective communications strategies, using a range of digital platforms and tools. You will be able to understand and empathise with the needs of families affected by imprisonment and keen to be an ambassador for Families Outside.

About Us

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support families affected by imprisonment. Imprisonment can often have a huge impact on the things that matter most to families: money and secure housing, safe and connected relationships at home and in the community, and the emotional health and wellbeing of families. Families Outside is dedicated to providing a range of practical, social, and emotional support to people with someone in prison that are relationship-based, prison-aware, and family-focused.

Staff Benefits

  • 25 flexible leave days, growing to 27 after 5 years’ service, plus 10 public holidays (all pro rata)
  • Workplace Pension Scheme (4% matched contribution)
  • Hybrid & flexible working (negotiable)
  • Laptop and mobile phone for all staff
  • Travel expenses
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