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Support & Participation Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,655
  • This post will be based in the Central Belt of Scotland, working flexibly from home with some work from our office in Edinburgh and travel in the wider community.
  • Closing 19th July 2022

  • Advertised from 30th June 2022
  • 35 hours per week


We are looking for a creative, confident, and experienced individual to join us at Families Outside to work on a new initiative, working directly with the families we support, to develop a wide-ranging support and participation programme.

Who are we?

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.

What do we want?

We are now recruiting for a new post within Families Outside at a time of growth for our organisation. This is an exciting opportunity to work in collaboration with a small team, with responsibility for developing a national programme for peer support, wider family participation, and volunteering. The post will have line management responsibility for a small team of Support & Participation Coordinators based in the West, North, and East of Scotland.

With a solid background in leadership including experience of personal development and objective setting, the Support & Participation Manager will also have experience of developing and managing volunteer services, embedding policy and practice and recording and producing evaluation reports. They will need to have excellent communication skills and the ability to set priorities for their own work and for the work of others.

However, this is a newly created position and isn’t limited in remit. Your role will be varied, and you’ll build relationships across a network of partners and volunteers, allowing you to use your initiative to support key activities and stakeholders.

What are the benefits of working with Families Outside?

If this post is of interest to you, in return 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 interested in this post, we want to hear from you.

Application notes

For more information visit our website

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 19 July 2022 at 12 noon

Interviews: Monday 25 July 2022

Please submit your application in Word format to the email address on the form. Do not convert it to a PDF.

Informal enquiries are welcome: please contact Elaine Stalker (Head of Resource & Development) on 07958

794149 or 0131 557 9800. Alternatively, you can email for further discussion about the post.