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Visitor Centre Key Worker

  • Part time
  • £22,622 – £25,295 pro-rata
  • HMP Addiewell, West Calder
  • Closing 26th September 2022

  • Advertised from 8th September 2022
  • 17 hrs per week (evening and weekend work


Are you compassionate about people? Do you know how to support someone when they need a shoulder to cry on?

If so, this role could be of interest to you.

About the project

Since 2017 Cyrenians has been running the Visitors’ Centre at HMP Addiewell. We are committed to supporting families affected by imprisonment. Our centre is open during prison visiting times and we offer families who visit Addiewell a space that is therapeutic, fun and supportive.

About the role

  • You will support families who are affected by imprisonment by being their emotional and practical support when required.
  • You will also make links with other local organisations in order be able to help families access additional activities and/or support.
  • You will also help and support children and young people during their family bonding visits.

About you

This is a great opportunity for someone who is committed to working with families to support meaningful contact with their loved one throughout a period of imprisonment. You should be approachable, and work in a trauma informed way during each interaction with those who visit. You should be innovative in your approach to everyday working; as well being as a good communicator with strong listening skills. Sensitive to the needs of prisoner’s families, you should also be unafraid of being a bit silly when required!

How we will support you

You will be working within a small knowledgeable team who will give you a full induction to all aspects of Cyrenians HMP Addiewell visitor centre. You’ll have a supportive manager, and direct line management from a senior key worker as well as access to wider Cyrenians support, including our learning and development programme, and staff wellbeing services.

About us

At Cyrenians we tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness. We understand that there are many routes into homelessness, and that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to supporting people towards more positive and stable futures. That’s why all our work is values-led and relationships-based.

Our values

  • Compassion: We believe that everyone should have the chance to change, no matter how long that might take.
  • Respect: We believe in tolerance, acceptance, valuing diversity and treating each other as equals.
  • Integrity: We are committed to the highest quality of work, grounded in honesty, generosity, sincerity and professionalism.
  • Innovation: We are willing to take risks, challenge convention and be creative in our search for new ways of working, in particular by taking account of the environmental impact of our decisions.

Application notes

For full details and an application pack please see below or visit or e-mail:

Closing date is Wednesday 14th September 2022

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 21st September 2022.

CV’s will not be accepted