Circle
Circle

Charity registered in Scotland SC037181

Circle is a Scottish charity providing family support services to some of the most marginalised children and families in Scotland.


Current vacancies

Family Wellbeing Practitioner (Edinburgh)

  • Part time
  • £25,112 – £29,106 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th December 2022

Circle is a children and families charity working at the heart of communities across central Scotland. Our purpose is to improve the lives of children by strengthening families.

Circle’s approach builds on strengths, is solution focussed and uses a whole family approach to create a family environment that promotes healthy development in children.

Offering individual support across Edinburgh to birth parents who have a child who is permanently fostered, adopted or in kinship care.

We have an exciting opportunity for a committed and skilled practitioner to join our Harbour Team and be part of our Sparrow Service, a city-wide partnership with Stepping Stones North Edinburgh and the City of Edinburgh Council.

Funded by Scottish Government, and administered by Corra Foundation, Sparrow aims to improve support for birth parents, reduce the likelihood of repeat care proceedings and improve professional knowledge and understanding of the needs of birth parents.

The post holder will work alongside a worker from Stepping Stones North Edinburgh and provide one to one holistic support to birth parents in Edinburgh.

A qualification in social work, social care, health or education is required.

We offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous pension contribution, flexible working, an employee assistance programme and generous annual leave.

We are committed to finding the right people for the jobs that we advertise.

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Family Outreach Worker/Shine Mentor - Families Affected by Imprisonment (FABI)

  • Part time
  • £24,620 – £28,536 pro-rata
  • Tayside
  • Closing 14th May 2021

In partnership with Shine Women's Mentoring Service

Families Affected by Imprisonment (FABI)

Delivering mentoring and outreach family support services for women and their families affected by imprisonment.

The service is available to all adult females who are:

  • currently serving a custodial sentence in Scotland of less than four years and not subject to a statutory order; or
  • on remand; or
  • subject to a Community Payback Order

Applicants should have relevant experience working with women and families affected by their involvement in the justice system, or possess a qualification in social work, social care, health or education.

MAIN TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. To work with mothers pre- and post-release from prison, and their children and families, to minimise the impact on the families and to promote positive change
  2. To work with families to promote a safer lifestyle
  3. To enable parents/carers to develop their parenting capacity and relationships with their children
  4. To run individual, family and group work programmes
  5. To deliver training on the work of the project to other professionals as per contract expectations or good practice sharing
  6. To record, monitor and evaluate all work
  7. To attend supervision, team meetings and in-house training sessions as appropriate
  8. To liaise with other agencies and work in partnership with them to meet the needs of the children and their families
  9. To contribute to the promotion and development of Circle’s work and services
  10. To work within Circle’s policies and procedures, most notably in areas of child protection, equal opportunities, anti-discriminatory practice and user participation
  11. To attend Staff Development Days
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Family Outreach Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,620 – £28,536 pro-rata
  • Harbour Project, Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th May 2021

Working with families affected by parental substance use

Circle is a Scottish charity providing family support services to some of the most marginalised children and families in Scotland.

Funded by The City of Edinburgh Council, our Harbour Project aims to address the needs of, and reduce the risks faced by families and children affected by parental substance use.

Applicants should possess a qualification in social work, social care, education or health, and have relevant experience.

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2 x Family Outreach Workers (Families Affected by Imprisonment (FABI) Project)

  • Part time
  • £24,620 – £28,536 pro-rata
  • Lanarkshire
  • Closing 14th June 2021

We are looking for two part-time Family Outreach Workers to join our Women’s Outreach Team (WOT) in Lanarkshire.

The WOT service is a partnership between Circle and Addictions Support & Counselling (ASC), delivering a whole family support service for mothers and their families in response to the complex health and social care needs experienced by women affected by domestic abuse, substance use and poor mental health.

The posts are funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and the Charles Hayward Foundation until 31 July 2024.

Applicants should possess a qualification in health, education, social work or social care and have relevant experience.

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Administrator

  • Full time
  • £20,285 – £23,704
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th June 2021

Circle is a Scottish charity providing family support services to some of the most marginalised children and families in Scotland.

We are looking for a full-time Administrator to join our Admin Team. The individual will play a key role in providing efficient, effective and high-quality administrative, financial and HR support to the whole organisation including project workers, the management team and the Chief Executive.

The successful candidate must be committed, hardworking and highly motivated.

Applicants should have extensive experience of providing administrative support in a busy office environment. Ideally they will be skilled in Microsoft Office 365 (including Excel, Word and PowerPoint), and have experience of using a finance package such as Sage or Xero. Experience of working with a CRM database would be advantageous.

The successful applicant will be based in our Head Office in Edinburgh which has been fully risk assessed in line with COVID-19 regulations.

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Family Outreach Worker (Fathers)

  • Full time
  • £24,620 – £28,536
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd July 2021

Supporting fathers of children affected by parental substance use to minimise the impact on the children

Circle is a Scottish charity providing family support services to some of the most marginalised children and families in Scotland.

Our Harbour Project aims to address the needs of, and reduce the risks faced by families and children affected by parental substance use.

The Fathers’ Worker will provide support to fathers affected by substance use who have care of or contact with their children, or are looking to establish contact, by:

  • enabling fathers and male carers to develop their parenting capacity and relationships with their children
  • supporting fathers and male carers to address their substance misuse and attendant risks
  • working with fathers and male carers to promote a safer lifestyle for the family

Funded by Corra Foundation and the Edinburgh Alcohol and Drug Partnership to 31 March 2023

Applicants should possess a qualification in social work, social care, education or health, and have relevant experience.

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Top job! Head of Operations

  • Full time
  • £42,264 – £45,252
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th August 2021

Circle is a Scottish charity providing family support services to some of Scotland’s most marginalised children and families.

This is a senior role within the management team at Circle.

The successful candidate will play a key role working with the Chief Executive and management team to drive the strategic direction, financial wellbeing and operational effectiveness of the organisation. The role will require an experienced, pro-active, and dynamic individual who can drive change and develop new and more effective ways for Circle to achieve their vision for all children to be safe, happy, healthy and nurtured within a stable family which supports them to achieve their potential.

Applicants must have a professional qualification in social work, social care or health and have a strong track record of taking responsibility for safeguarding practice across children and adult services.

A recognised qualification in management/leadership in Health and Social Care is desirable.

Applicants should complete an application form and send to Circle, along with a personal statement stating why you want this post and why you feel you are the right person for the role.

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Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scotland wide
  • Closing 10th September 2021

Circle is seeking new Trustees who are passionate about helping us to achieve our vision for all children the be safe, healthy, nurtured, and happy within a stable family which supports them to achieve their potential.

We are a children and families charity working at the heart of communities across central Scotland. Our services support families with children affected by substance use, parental imprisonment, domestic violence, mental health and the wider effects of poverty and structural inequality.

Circle’s approach builds on strengths, is solution focussed and uses a whole family approach to create a family environment that promotes healthy development in children.

To support the next phase of our development we are recruiting additional board members with a wide range of experience and abilities. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who have lived experience of the care system, justice, recovery, early years services, or the wider effects of poverty.

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Project Manager (Edinburgh)

  • Part time
  • £31,606 – £35,166 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th October 2021

A fantastic opportunity to join Circle’s team!

Circle is seeking a Project Manager to join our team (based in Craigroyston Primary School), who is passionate about helping us to achieve our vision for all children to be safe, healthy, nurtured, and happy within a stable family which supports them to achieve their potential.

We are a children and families charity working at the heart of communities across central Scotland. Our purpose is to improve the lives of children by strengthening families.

Our services (funded by The City of Edinburgh Council, Pilgrim Trust and the Sir Tom Farmer Foundation) support families with children under 12 years of age who are impacted by poverty, poor mental health, trauma and structural inequality.

Circle’s approach builds on strengths, is solution focussed and uses a whole family approach to create a family environment that promotes healthy development in children.

Applicants should have a minimum of three years’ experience working with children and families, possess a professional qualification in health, education, social work or social care, and have experience of managing staff, students or volunteers within a related setting.

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Project Manager (West Lothian Project)

  • Part time
  • £31,606 – £35,166 pro-rata
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 6th October 2021

A fantastic opportunity to join Circle’s West Lothian team!

Supporting families affected by parental substance misuse

Circle is seeking a Project Manager to join our West Lothian team who is passionate about helping us to achieve our vision for all children to be safe, healthy, nurtured, and happy within a stable family which supports them to achieve their potential.

We are a children and families charity working at the heart of communities across central Scotland. Our purpose is to improve the lives of children by strengthening families.

Our West Lothian service (funded by West Lothian Alcohol & Drug Partnership and Corra Foundation) supports families with children affected by substance use and the wider effects of poverty and structural inequality.

Circle’s approach builds on strengths, is solution focussed and uses a whole family approach to create a family environment that promotes healthy development in children.

Applicants should have a minimum of three years’ experience working with children and families, possess a professional qualification in health, education, social work or social care, and have experience of managing staff, students or volunteers within a related setting.

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Family Outreach Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,620 – £28,536 pro-rata
  • Harbour Project, Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th October 2021

Circle is a Scottish charity providing family support services to some of the most marginalised children and families in Scotland.

Funded by The City of Edinburgh Council, our Harbour Project in Edinburgh aims to address the needs of, and reduce the risks faced by families and children affected by parental substance use.

We currently have a fantastic opportunity to join this Project and be part of a passionate team of practitioners working with families affected by parental substance use.

Applicants should possess a qualification in social work, social care, education or health, and have relevant experience.

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Family Outreach Worker- West Lothian Project

  • Part time
  • £24,620 – £28,536 pro-rata
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 25th October 2021

Circle is a Scottish charity providing family support services to some of the most marginalised children and families in Scotland.

We have an exciting opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic individual to join our team.

Funded by West Lothian Council, our West Lothian Project aims to address the needs of, and improve the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families.

The Family Outreach Worker will provide support to children and families in order to improve the mental heath and wellbeing of children and young people, and promote their development and potential.

Applicants should have experience of working with children and families, and possess a professional qualification in social work, social care, health or education.

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Fundraising and Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £21,570 – £24,620
  • Edinburgh with blended working
  • Closing 10th November 2021

Circle is a Scottish charity working at the heart of deprived communities across central Scotland. Our aim is to support the most disadvantaged children and families to improve their lives, promote their healthy development and reach their potential.

We work alongside families to build confidence and self-esteem, to develop positive relationships within their community, to strengthen their finances and to make important changes to their lifestyle and environment. This work enables and empowers families to overcome challenges including substance use, parental imprisonment, persistent poverty, domestic abuse, poor housing conditions and physical and mental ill-health.

Due to the multiple and complex needs these families have they often struggle to access appropriate and tailored support which can leave them isolated, excluded and stigmatized whilst also experiencing shame and anxiety. Circle therefore aims to deliver a range of beneficiary led outreach services that receive referrals from local health professionals, criminal justice, schools, and community hubs as well as being open to self-referrals. The fact that our support is undertaken voluntarily enables us to build a trusting relationship with families and provide them with help that is non-judgmental or time limited.

Role

This is an interesting time of development and expansion for Circle as we attempt to increase our support to families disproportionally impacted by Covid and the resulting financial climate.

Working under the supervision of an experienced Income Generation and Communications Manager you will maximise income to meet or exceed income targets through the development of excellent local relationships, creating opportunities to give, and positioning Circle as the charity of choice within various local communities. You will also have the opportunity to play a lead role in growing our unique flagship event, The DARED Challenge, whilst also potentially contributing to our successful trust and grants income generation process.

Our ideal candidate will have a passion for providing vulnerable families with vital, life changing outreach work. They will have the desire to seek new opportunities and build sustainable relationships with donors while managing event participants and local corporate partnerships. To deliver a positive supporter experience, you will have strong communication skills and be friendly and engaging. You should have the motivation to work independently without close supervision whilst still being able to develop positive internal team relationships. Experience of developing new partnerships, recruiting donors, and working with databases is needed along with event and volunteer management.

This is a unique and varied role that will suit a motivated, adaptable, and proactive individual, who is keen to expand on their current knowledge and skills set to become a more complete fundraiser with experience of succeeding across multiple income streams.

Main Purpose:

  • To maximise income with a focus on individual, community, and corporate fundraising, with some additional charitable trusts and grant funding.
  • To raise the profile of Circle with a focus on internal and external communications, social media content and creative public campaigns
  • To work in partnership with colleagues across Circle in the development and funding of innovative service delivery projects.
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Children’s Worker (Hamilton)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,620 – £28,536
  • Hamilton
  • Closing 13th December 2021

Circle is a Scottish charity providing family support services to some of the most marginalised children and families in Scotland.

We are working in partnership with South Lanarkshire Council and Women’s Aid South Lanarkshire to deliver The Caledonian System, an integrated approach to address men’s domestic abuse and to improve the lives of women, children and men.

The Children’s Worker will focus on:

  • supporting, and advocating for, children affected by domestic abuse
  • understanding and alleviating the impact of domestic abuse on mothers and children
  • undertaking direct work with children, mothers and also fathers who are subject to a Caledonian requirement.

The latter may include direct work with men on a 1:1 basis and involvement in the delivery of group work.

Applicants should have experience of working with children and families affected by domestic abuse, and possess a professional qualification in health, education, social work or social care.

Own car and driving licence essential.

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Family Wellbeing Practitioners

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,620 – £28,536
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd February 2022

A fantastic opportunity to join Circle’s team!

Circle Haven Project in partnership with the BWell Together Partnership - Improving the lives of children and families in North Edinburgh

Funded by The City of Edinburgh Council, BWell Together is a partnership in the Northwest of Edinburgh that will work to:

  • improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people
  • improve the resilience of children and young people – increasing the capacity for children, young people, and their families, to resolve difficulties and problems
  • increase the capacity of parents/carers in supporting the emotional needs of their children and young people

The partnership consists of seven agencies: Circle, Stepping Stones North Edinburgh, Granton Youth, Intercultural Youth Scotland, Pilton Children’s Youth Project, Muirhouse Youth Development Project, and Wester Hailes Youth Agency.

As part of this partnership Circle’s Haven Project is recruiting 1 full-time Family Wellbeing Practitioner (36 hours per week) and 1 part-time Family Wellbeing Practitioner (18 hours per week) to support families where children and young people are experiencing challenges around mental and emotional wellbeing or distress. Support will include the provision of one-to-one support for children and holistic family support, with the aim of building resilience, parenting capacity and positive relationships.

Funding is secured through City of Edinburgh Council for three years with potential to extend to five years.

Circle are a children and families charity working at the heart of communities across central Scotland. Our purpose is to improve the lives of children by strengthening families.

Circle’s approach builds on strengths, is solution focussed and uses a whole family approach to create a family environment that promotes healthy development in children.

We offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous pension contribution, flexible working, an employee assistance programme, and generous annual leave. We are committed to finding the right people for the jobs that we advertise.

Applicants should have a minimum of three years’ experience working with children and families, and possess a professional qualification in health, education, social work, or social care.

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Project Manager

  • Part time
  • £31,606 – £35,166 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd February 2022

A fantastic opportunity to join Circle’s team!

Haven Project and ISSEP (Mentoring) Project - Improving the lives of children and families in North Edinburgh

Circle is seeking a Project Manager to join our team (based in Craigroyston Primary School), who is passionate about helping us to achieve our vision for all children to be safe, healthy, nurtured, and happy within a stable family which supports them to achieve their potential.

We are a children and families charity working at the heart of communities across central Scotland. Our purpose is to improve the lives of children by strengthening families.

Our services (funded by The City of Edinburgh Council, Pilgrim Trust and the Sir Tom Farmer Foundation) support families with children under 12 years of age who are impacted by poverty, poor mental health, trauma and structural inequality.

Circle’s approach builds on strengths, is solution focussed and uses a whole family approach to create a family environment that promotes healthy development in children.

Applicants should have a minimum of three years’ experience working with children and families, possess a professional qualification in health, education, social work or social care, and have experience of managing staff, students or volunteers within a related setting.

We offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous pension contribution, flexible working, an employee assistance programme and generous annual leave. We are committed to finding the right people for the jobs that we advertise.

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Family Wellbeing Practitioner (Edinburgh)

  • Part time
  • £24,620 – £28,536 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th February 2022

A fantastic opportunity to join Circle’s team!

Circle Haven Project in partnership with the BWell Together Partnership

Improving the lives of children and families in North Edinburgh

Funded by The City of Edinburgh Council, BWell Together is a partnership in the Northwest of Edinburgh that will work to:

  • improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people
  • improve the resilience of children and young people – increasing the capacity for children, young people, and their families, to resolve difficulties and problems
  • increase the capacity of parents/carers in supporting the emotional needs of their children and young people.

The partnership consists of seven agencies: Circle, Stepping Stones North Edinburgh, Granton Youth, Intercultural Youth Scotland, Pilton Children’s Youth Project, Muirhouse Youth Development Project, and Wester Hailes Youth Agency.

As part of this partnership, Circle’s Haven Project is recruiting a part-time Family Wellbeing Practitioner to support families where children and young people are experiencing challenges around mental and emotional wellbeing or distress. Support will include the provision of one-to-one support for children and holistic family support, with the aim of building resilience, parenting capacity and positive relationships.

Funding is secured through City of Edinburgh Council for three years with potential to extend to five years.

Circle are a children and families charity working at the heart of communities across central Scotland. Our purpose is to improve the lives of children by strengthening families.

Circle’s approach builds on strengths, is solution focussed and uses a whole family approach to create a family environment that promotes healthy development in children.

We offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous pension contribution, flexible working, an employee assistance programme, and generous annual leave. We are committed to finding the right people for the jobs that we advertise.

Applicants should have a minimum of three years’ experience working with children and families, and possess a professional qualification in health, education, social work, or social care.

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Family Outreach Worker (Fathers) Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £24,620 – £28,536
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th March 2022

Circle is a children and families charity working at the heart of communities across central Scotland. Our purpose is to improve the lives of children by strengthening families.

Circle’s approach builds on strengths, is solution focussed and uses a whole family approach to create a family environment that promotes healthy development in children.

Family Outreach Worker (Fathers), Edinburgh - supporting fathers of children affected by parental substance use to minimise the impact on the children.

The Fathers’ Worker (as part of our Harbour Project) will provide support to fathers affected by substance use who have care of or contact with their children, or are looking to establish contact, by:

  • enabling fathers and male carers to develop their parenting capacity and relationships with their children
  • supporting fathers and male carers to address their substance use and attendant risks
  • working with fathers and male carers to promote a safer lifestyle for the family

Funded by Corra Foundation and the Edinburgh Alcohol and Drug Partnership to 31 March 2023.

We offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous pension contribution, flexible working, an employee assistance programme and generous annual leave. We are committed to finding the right people for the jobs that we advertise.

Applicants should possess a qualification in social work, social care, education or health, and have relevant experience.

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Family Outreach Worker - East Lothian Project

  • Full time
  • £24,620 – £28,536
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st March 2022

Circle, a Scottish charity providing family support services to some of the most marginalised children and families in Scotland have partnered with Cyrenians to offer a vital service to young people and families at risk of homelessness in East Lothian.

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a committed, skilled and enthusiastic individual to join our team.

Working with young people and their families to improve their wellbeing and prevent homelessness

Our Asked to Leave Plus Project is funded by East Lothian Council and aims to tackle homelessness at its cause, by providing whole family support (Circle), alongside mediation (Cyrenians) at an early opportunity, for young people at risk of homelessness and their families.

Expected to be funded until at least 31 March 2023 (with possible extension)

We use a strengths-based approach that seeks to empower family members to find their own solutions and build resilience focusing on their hopes, dreams and aspirations. At the heart of Circle’s approach are relationships based on trust, openness and honesty.

We offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous pension contribution, flexible working, an employee assistance programme and generous annual leave. We are committed to finding the right people for the jobs that we advertise.

Applicants should possess a qualification in social work, social care, health or education, and have relevant experience

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Family Outreach Worker - East Lothian Project

  • Part time
  • £25,112 – £29,106 pro-rata
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 20th April 2022

Circle is a Scottish charity providing family support services to some of the most marginalised children and families in Scotland.

Families Affected by Substance Use

We have an exciting opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic individual to join our team.

Funded by East Lothian Council, our Families Affected by Substance Use Service aims to address the needs of, and improve the safety, health and wellbeing of children, young people and families affected by parental substance use, while promoting their strengths.

Expected to be funded until at least 31 March 2023

Applicants should possess a qualification in social work, social care, health or education, and have relevant experience

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Family Peer Support Worker - East Lothian Project

  • Full time
  • £25,112 – £29,106
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 13th May 2022

Circle is a Scottish charity providing family support services to some of the most marginalised children and families in Scotland

Offering family peer support across East Lothian to family members who are affected by substance use.

We have an exciting opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic individual with lived experience of a loved one’s substance use to join our team.

Funded by Scottish Government, and administered by Corra Foundation, our East Lothian Family Peer Support Project aims to identify the rights and needs of families by offering direct provision of family peer support.

The post holder will help family members to feel heard, and to inform not only their support, but wider family inclusive practice.

Expected to be funded until 31 March 2027

Applicants should possess a qualification in social work, social care, health, education or childcare and have relevant lived experience.

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Development Manager

  • Part time
  • £31,606 – £35,166 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th May 2022

Funded by The Promise Partnership Good Childhood Fund

A fantastic opportunity to join Circle’s team!

We are a children and families charity working at the heart of communities across central Scotland. Our purpose is to improve the lives of children by strengthening families.

Circle’s approach builds on strengths, is solution focussed and uses a whole family approach to create a family environment that promotes healthy development in children.

We are recruiting a Development Manager to join our team who is passionate about helping us to achieve our vision for all children to be safe, healthy, nurtured, and happy within a stable family which supports them to achieve their potential.

The Development Manager will be a motivated, skilled and experienced professional who will lead on our commitment to keep The Promise and include the voice of families in everything we do. They will oversee participation, service development, research, and evaluation.

Applicants will have experience of leading on participation and research leading to service development and innovation. A track record of evaluation and producing reports is also necessary.

The post will be based at Circle’s Head Office in Edinburgh with hybrid working.

We offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous pension contribution, flexible working, an employee assistance programme and generous annual leave.

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Family Inclusion Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £29,693 – £31,324
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th May 2022

Circle is a children and families charity working at the heart of communities across central Scotland. Our purpose is to improve the lives of children by strengthening families.

Circle’s approach builds on strengths, is solution focussed and uses a whole family approach to create a family environment that promotes healthy development in children.

We have an exciting opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic individual to join our Harbour team and be part of creating a new service for parents, children and young people affected by parental substance use in Edinburgh.

Funded by Scottish Government, and administered by Corra Foundation, our project aims to develop family inclusive practice and involve family members in the development of group opportunities for parents and families within the recovery community.

The post holder will work alongside family members to ensure that their views and experiences inform not only their support, but wider family inclusive practice.

Applicants should possess a qualification in social work, social care, health or education.

Expected to be funded until 31 March 2027

We offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous pension contribution, flexible working, an employee assistance programme and generous annual leave.

We are committed to finding the right people for the jobs that we advertise.

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Practice Learning and Development Manager

  • Part time
  • £31,606 – £35,166 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th May 2022

We are a children and families charity working at the heart of communities across central Scotland. Our purpose is to improve the lives of children by strengthening families.

Circle’s approach builds on strengths, is solution focussed and uses a whole family approach to create a family environment that promotes healthy development in children.

We are recruiting a Practice Learning and Development Manager to join our team (based in our Head Office in Edinburgh). The post holder will be responsible for providing leadership for practice learning across the organisation. You will deliver and co-ordinate practice teaching, and act as a resource to staff.

Circle has a reputation for providing high quality learning opportunities to social work students. One of our core strategic objectives is to build the knowledge base of the social work and social care workforce. Our practice learning is highly regarded by students, employers and universities and is continuing to develop to meet the changing needs of the profession.

We offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous pension contribution, flexible working, an employee assistance programme and generous annual leave. We are committed to finding the right people for the jobs that we advertise.

Applicants should have a minimum of two years’ experience working in a children and families environment, possess a professional qualification in social work (or a related professional qualification with experience) and have a practice teaching qualification. Experience of managing staff, students or volunteers within a related setting is desirable.

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Mentor Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £25,112 – £29,106 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th August 2022

Funded by KPE4, the Mentor Co-ordinator at Circle’s Haven Project supports children in the Primary ages in the North Edinburgh area.

As part of Circle’s Haven Project, the Mentor Co-ordinator will provide support to mentors and mentees.

For mentees the project provides a consistent 1:1 mentor, one afternoon per week for the entire school year. They will be given support with homework using a positive approach to learning, by responding to individuals’ different needs and abilities.

The project provides a range of fun activities including arts and crafts, cooking and board games; and indoor as well as outdoor physical activities such as football.

For mentors we provide a first-class opportunity for volunteering, which increases their confidence and skills in working with young children while developing their knowledge of children’s development.

Our vision is for all children to be safe, happy, healthy and nurtured within a stable family environment which supports them to achieve their potential.

Circle are a children and families charity working at the heart of communities across central Scotland. Our purpose is to improve the lives of children by strengthening families.

Circle’s approach builds on strengths, is solution focussed and uses a whole family approach to create a family environment that promotes healthy development in children.

We offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous pension contribution, flexible working, an employee assistance programme, and generous annual leave. We are committed to finding the right people for the jobs that we advertise.

Applicants should have experience working with children and families, and possess a professional qualification in health, education, social work, or social care.

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Family Outreach Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,112 – £29,106 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th August 2022

A fantastic opportunity to join Circle’s team!

Circle Haven Project

Improving the lives of children and families in North Edinburgh

Funded by The City of Edinburgh Council, The Haven Project supports children in the Early Years and Primary ages and their families in the North Edinburgh area.

As part of Circle’s Haven Project Team, the postholder will provide support to children and families in their local community. Support will include the provision of one-to-one support for children, holistic family support and group work with the aim of building resilience, parenting capacity and positive relationships.

Our vision is for all children to be safe, happy, healthy and nurtured within a stable family environment which supports them to achieve their potential.

Circle are a children and families charity working at the heart of communities across central Scotland. Our purpose is to improve the lives of children by strengthening families.

Circle’s approach builds on strengths, is solution focussed and uses a whole family approach to create a family environment that promotes healthy development in children.

We offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous pension contribution, flexible working, an employee assistance programme, and generous annual leave. We are committed to finding the right people for the jobs that we advertise.

Applicants should have experience working with children and families, and possess a professional qualification in health, education, social work or social care.

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Family Outreach Worker (Edinburgh)

  • Full time
  • £25,112 – £29,106
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th August 2022

Circle is a children and families charity working at the heart of communities across central Scotland. Our purpose is to improve the lives of children by strengthening families.

Circle’s approach builds on strengths, is solution focussed and uses a whole family approach to create a family environment that promotes healthy development in children.

Funded by The City of Edinburgh Council, our Harbour Project in Edinburgh aims to address the needs of, and reduce the risks faced by families and children affected by parental substance use.

Working with families affected by parental substance use.

Expected to be funded until at least 31 March 2023 (with possible extension)

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic individual to join our Harbour team and be part of a passionate team of practitioners.

Applicants should possess a qualification in social work, social care, education or health, and have relevant experience

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Parent Peer Support Worker (Edinburgh)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,001 – £24,178
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd October 2022

Circle is a children and families charity working at the heart of communities across central Scotland. Our purpose is to improve the lives of children by strengthening families.

Circle’s approach builds on strengths, is solution focussed and uses a whole family approach to create a family environment that promotes healthy development in children.

We have an exciting opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic individual to join our Harbour team and be part of delivering a new service for parents, children and young people affected by parental substance use in Edinburgh.

Funded by Scottish Government, and administered by Corra Foundation, our project aims to develop family inclusive practice and involve families in the development of group opportunities within the recovery community.

The post holder will work alongside families to ensure that their views and experiences inform not only their support, but wider family inclusive practice.

Applicants should be parents and have lived experience of substance use.

Expected to be funded until 31 March 2027

We offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous pension contribution, flexible working, an employee assistance programme and generous annual leave.

We are committed to finding the right people for the jobs that we advertise.

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Family Peer Support Worker, East Lothian Project

  • Full time
  • £25,112 – £29,106
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 10th October 2022

Circle is a Scottish charity providing whole family support services to some of the most marginalised children and families in Scotland

We have an exciting opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic individual with lived experience of a loved one’s substance use to join our team.

Offering family peer support across East Lothian to family members who are affected by substance use.

Funded by Scottish Government, and administered by Corra Foundation, our East Lothian Family Peer Support Project aims to identify the rights and needs of families by offering direct provision of family peer support. The post holder will help family members to feel heard, and to inform not only their support, but wider family inclusive practice amongst services.

Applicants should possess a qualification in social work, social care, health, education or childcare and have relevant lived experience.

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Family Outreach Worker (Fathers)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,112 – £29,106
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 9th November 2022

Circle is a children and families charity working at the heart of communities across central Scotland. Our purpose is to improve the lives of children by strengthening families.

Circle’s approach builds on strengths, is solution focussed and uses a whole family approach to create a family environment that promotes healthy development in children.

The Fathers’ Worker (as part of our West Lothian Project) will provide support to fathers affected by substance use who have care of or contact with their children, or are looking to establish contact, by:

• enabling fathers and male carers to develop their parenting capacity and relationships with their children

• supporting fathers and male carers to address their substance use and attendant risks

• working with fathers and male carers to promote a safer lifestyle for the family

The post is funded by Corra Foundation and West Lothian Council until June 2025

We offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous pension contribution, flexible working, an employee assistance programme and generous annual leave. We are committed to finding the right people for the jobs that we advertise.

A qualification in social care, health, education or social work is desirable, but equivalent experience will also be considered.

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Family Outreach Worker(s)/Shine Mentor(s) (Lanarkshire)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,112 – £29,106
  • Hamilton, Lanarkshire
  • Closing 21st November 2022

Circle is a children and families charity working at the heart of communities across central Scotland. Our purpose is to improve the lives of children by strengthening families.

Circle’s approach builds on strengths, is solution focussed and uses a whole family approach to create a family environment that promotes healthy development in children.

In partnership with Shine Women’s Mentoring Service, we have an exciting opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic individual to join our team.

Family Outreach Worker/Shine Mentor (Lanarkshire)

Families Affected by Imprisonment (FABI)

Delivering mentoring and outreach family support services for women and their families affected by imprisonment.

The service is available to all adult females who are:

  • currently serving a custodial sentence in Scotland of less than four years and not subject to a statutory order; or
  • on remand; or
  • subject to a Community Payback Order

Applicants should possess a qualification in social work, social care, education or health, and have relevant experience.

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Family Outreach Worker, East Lothian Project

  • Part time
  • £25,112 – £29,106 pro-rata
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 23rd November 2022

East Lothian Families Affected by Substance Use Project

Circle is a Scottish charity providing whole family support services to some of the most marginalised children and families in Scotland.

We have an exciting opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic individual to join our team.

Families Affected by Substance Use.

Funded by East Lothian Council, our Families Affected by Substance Use Service aims to address the needs of, and improve the safety, health and wellbeing of children, young people and families affected by parental substance use, while promoting their strengths.

Applicants should possess a qualification in social work, social care, health or education, and have relevant experience.

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Children’s Resilience Worker, East Lothian

  • Part time
  • £25,112 – £29,106 pro-rata
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 23rd November 2022

Circle is a Scottish charity providing whole family support services to some of the most marginalised children and families in Scotland.

Working with families affected by parental substance use.

Funded by Scottish Government and Corra Foundation, the purpose of the post is to provide individual, peer based and group work support to children and young people affected by parental drug and/or alcohol use. The Children’s Resilience Worker will build upon children’s and young people’s existing strengths, support them to connect with peers and to help build resilience. The post holder will help children to have their voice heard. They aim to minimise the impact of parental substance use and will work alongside parents and carers, the wider team along with statutory and voluntary sector colleagues to enable holistic support at the earliest opportunity.

Applicants should possess a qualification in social work, social care, education or health, and have relevant experience.

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Income Generation and Communications Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,238 – £35,870
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st November 2022

Circle is a children and families charity working at the heart of communities across central Scotland. Our purpose is to improve the lives of children by strengthening families.

Circle has achieved strong income growth over the last few years from trusts, events, and donors.

We are seeking a focussed, experienced, and motivated person to lead on sustaining and growing current strong income streams and broadening the reach of our fundraising and communications activities.

The successful candidate will be ready to lead a small team, develop and implement our fundraising and communications strategy.

While management experience is preferable you may have proved your readiness to step up to a leadership role.

We offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, substantial pension contribution, flexible working, an employee assistance programme, and generous annual leave

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