Connecting Families Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,852
  • Based in Glasgow with extensive travel throughout Scotland
  • Closing 18th February 2019


  • Advertised from 1st February 2019
  • 35 hours per week. Contract to 31.03.20

Role

We are expanding our Connecting Families programme, launched in 2018 to deliver Scottish Families’ strategic outcome that ‘Families are a movement for change’. We are seeking a Connecting Families Development Officer to support the delivery of this programme.

The post will work with the Senior Connecting Families Development Officer to link together families with lived experience of alcohol and drugs through local, regional and national networks; to support the delivery of a programme of capacity-building with individual family members and family support groups, developing leadership, confidence, connectivity and sustainability; to provide direct intensive support to new, emerging and existing family support groups across Scotland, including face-to-face, online and telephone support; and to ensure that families drive the development of a families’ recovery movement, including co-producing projects, events and initiatives and identifying new ways of involving families;

We are seeking applicants with a degree in a relevant area or professional qualification; with experience of developing and facilitating support groups (of any theme), facilitating or enabling the work of others, direct work with families and partnership working. You must have the ability to encourage and promote the development of family support groups, effectively and sensitively advocate for others, and have strong organisational skills. This role has a Scotland-wide remit so requires extensive travel throughout the country.

Application notes

For further information and to apply please visit our website

Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 18 February 2019