Support & Participation Coordinator(s)

  • Part time
  • £27,775 pro-rata
  • North and West of Scotland
  • Closing 23rd August 2022

  • Advertised from 3rd August 2022
  • two posts – hours noted below


With the development of a new innovative project working with families affected by imprisonment, using their life experience and skills to support other family members who have had a relative in prison, Families Outside is now looking for creative and confident individuals to join us.

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 the three following posts:

  • Support & Participation Coordinator (West) x 28 hours to cover Glasgow, W.Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire and N.Ayrshire areas
  • Support & Participation Coordinator (North) x 21 hours to cover Perth & Kinross, Aberdeen and Inverness areas

Each Coordinator will be responsible for developing a wide-ranging support and participation programme, working alongside family members with a relative in prison. At a time of growth for our organisation this is an exciting opportunity to work in collaboration with a small team, with responsibility for delivering local, targeted support for wider family participation and engagement. The right candidate(s) will develop, facilitate and evaluate engagement with families, develop resources and materials, and support and manage volunteers.

With experience of working with children, young people and families in the community, the Support & Participation Coordinators will also have experience of planning and delivering group work, as well as the ability to work independently but also committed to working with and supporting others as part of a wider team.

We are looking for individuals who can work flexibly and can demonstrate a strong understanding and commitment to our organisational values. If this is something that is of interest, we want to hear from you.

What are the benefits of working with Families Outside?

In return for all of the above, 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).

Application notes

For more information and application forms please visit our website

Closing date: 5.00pm, Tuesday 23rd August 2022.

Interviews: w/b 29 August 2022.

All applications should be emailed to

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.