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

Business Development Lead

  • Part time
  • £31,570 pro-rata
  • Flexible, with the expectation of a blended working model.
  • Closing 13th December 2021

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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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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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 Family Support Coordinator - Fife

  • Part time
  • £26,966 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 16th November 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 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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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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