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

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.

Shortlist

Regional Manager (East)

  • Part time
  • £31,258 pro-rata
  • Scotland East
  • Closing 21st 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 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, social work students, and volunteers 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 fora 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 ub prison and their families

· Confident, resilient, and respectful when dealing with the 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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Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

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.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

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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