Charity registered in Scotland SC003725
We are looking for a highly motivated and supportive Family Support Worker for the Early Years Scotland Family Visitor Centre at HMP Low Moss. Families who are affected by imprisonment face emotional, financial and practical difficulties as a result of their family member’s imprisonment and they can find it difficult to access the information and support they need to overcome these difficulties. The EYS Family Visitor Centre improves the visits experience for families and friends. Provides independent and impartial advice, information and support to prisoners’ families, which meets their needs. This in turn creates less stress, builds confidence and improve emotional, financial and practical support for families.
The service aims to achieve positive outcomes for imprisoned family members, children and families by fulfilling three core functions:
The Family Support Worker will connect positively with visitors offering information and advice and one to one support and collaborate effectively with community-based services to develop the service. They will work alongside the Centre Co-ordinator and an Early Years Practitioner in order to provide a support and positive environment.
29 hours per week over 52 weeks per annum (to include Sundays and evenings) as follows:
These hours are subject to change depending on changes to prison visits in the future.
Salary, allowances and entitlements are pro-rata to hours worked.
This post is funded by the Scottish Government until 31 March 2022; and by Children in Need until end of August 2021 when the number of hours per week may be adjusted (subject to continued funding)
Early Years Scotland is Scotland’s leading national Third Sector specialist organisation that supports our youngest children from birth to 5 years of age. Established for over 50 years, we have a long and ever-growing track record in supporting Scotland’s youngest children to have the very best start in life.
We are delighted to introduce this brand new and unique role of Funding Manager at an exciting time of expansion of the early years sector across Scotland.
Working collaboratively with the EYS staff team you will have responsibility for managing and developing our funding and income generation activities including financial management, reporting directly to funders and supporting other managers with reporting. You will have cross-organisational management responsibilities as an integral member of the management team, and you will be a vital ambassador and advocate for Early Years Scotland.
Applicants should have proven experience in management and in securing funding from diverse sources including tenders, trusts, foundations, statutory and institutional donors. You will ideally have recent experience of a similar role with a funding organisation or not-for-profit organisation. You will be highly organised and a team player with the ability to problem solve, use financial and budget information and you will have superb communication skills. You will be excellent at networking and building strong relationships with stakeholders and you’ll be a strong leader, be customer-focused and have a highly professional approach to your work at all times, managing deadlines and prioritising effectively.
• Full-time, 35 hours per week (part-time hours will be considered)
• £29,999 per annum
• 20 days annual leave in first year and 30 days thereafter
• Excellent benefits including 5% employer pensions contribution, 12 public holidays and Employee Assistance Programme.
• Membership of PVG Scheme will be required.
• All pay and allowances are pro-rata