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

HR Advisor

  • Part time
  • £27,775 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh officer 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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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 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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Regional Family Support Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £27,775
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 16th May 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 looking for a Regional Family Support Coordinator 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

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

• Work closely with Streetsport to deliver the “Stronger Families Inside Out” project delivered in Aberdeen and at HMP Grampian.

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

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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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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