Family Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,000 – £28,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st March 2023

  • Advertised from 6th March 2023
  • 37 hours including 2 Saturdays a month


Join us to help improve the lives of disabled children, young people and their families and carers by becoming our new Family Support Officer in Edinburgh.

We have big aspirations and this new role has been created to provide structured family support. This will complement our existing adventure play-based activities at The Yard and in the wider community.

Job details

In this role you can expect to gather and provide information to families, sign posting where additional support can be accessed, in voluntary and statutory organisations. You will provide emotional and practical support, developing peer support amongst families and carers. You’ll have the confidence and lived experience to talk to people on an individual or group basis.

This role will suit someone who is excited about taking a concept and turning it into practical support for families.

To learn more about the role download our Family Support Officer job description.

Read more about some of the excellent benefits available to people who work at The Yard.

Application notes

If you would like to apply, please send your completed application form and equal opportunities form to by 21st March 2023.

Interviews will be held on the morning of Wednesday 29th or the afternoon of Thursday 30th March 2023.

The Yard aims to be an equal opportunity employer and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on any grounds.

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