Family Support Worker – Aberdeen (maternity cover)

  • Full time
  • £23,616 – £26,741
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 14th October 2022

  • Advertised from 23rd September 2022
  • Hours: From 14 to 35 hours per week (negotiable). Contract: Fixed – 12 months. Probation period: 3 months.
  • 25 flexible leave days plus 10 public holidays. Hybrid working (negotiable). 4% matched contribution workplace pension scheme. Laptop and mobile phone for all staff.


The Role

We are looking for a Family Support Worker to join our team in the North of Scotland as maternity cover. In this position you will play a crucial role in supporting people with family members resident in HMP Grampian, and with involvement in our partnership with local statutory and voluntary agencies.

The Family Support Worker will be responsible for supporting families, including children and young people at home and in their community via 1:1 work, to address the social and family adversities that people who have a family member in prison face, so they feel engaged, supported, and empowered. Whilst supporting children to ensure they are safe, healthy, included, and achieving at home, school, and in the community.

About You

With experience of supporting and working alongside families, including children and young people the Family Support Worker will be able to demonstrate that they are passionate about developing and delivering a quality service that is focused on the rights of families affected by imprisonment in their work and all they do.

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about making a difference for families impacted by imprisonment. If you can work flexibly and can demonstrate a strong understanding and commitment to our organisational values, we want to hear from you.

About Us

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support families affected by imprisonment. Imprisonment can often have a huge impact on the things that matter most to families: money and secure housing, safe and connected relationships at home and in the community, and the emotional health and wellbeing of families. Families Outside is dedicated to providing a range of practical, social, and emotional support to people with someone in prison that are relationship-based, prison-aware, and family-focused.

Application notes


We will be reviewing applications as we receive them and contacting suitable applicants. We reserve the right to close the advert early if the right candidate is found.

For more information on the post, please contact 0131 557 9800 or email: