Family Outreach Worker (Fathers)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,870 – £31,144
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th June 2023

  • Advertised from 9th June 2023
  • 36 hours per week or Part time (hours negotiable)


Circle is a children and families charity working at the heart of communities across central Scotland. Our purpose is to improve the lives of children by strengthening families.

Circle’s approach builds on strengths, is solution focussed and uses a whole family approach to create a family environment that promotes healthy development in children.

Supporting fathers of children affected by parental substance use to minimise the impact on the children

The Fathers’ Worker (as part of our Harbour Project) will provide support to fathers affected by substance use who have care of or contact with their children, or are looking to establish contact, by:

  • enabling fathers and male carers to develop their parenting capacity and relationships with their children
  • supporting fathers and male carers to address their substance use and attendant risks
  • working with fathers and male carers to promote a safer lifestyle for the family

Funded by Corra Foundation and the Edinburgh Alcohol and Drug Partnership to 30 September 2024 (with possible extension).

We offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous pension contribution, flexible working, an employee assistance programme and generous annual leave. We are committed to finding the right people for the jobs that we advertise.

Applicants should possess a qualification in social work, social care, education or health, and have relevant experience.

Application notes

CLOSING DATE: Monday 19 June 2023 at 12noon

INTERVIEW DATES: Thursday 22 June 2023

Download an application pack or phone 0131 552 0305

Circle is an Equal Opportunities employer

Scottish Charity No. SC037181 Company No. SC296943