This vacancy has now closed

Family Support Worker (Fathers and Children)

  • Part time
  • £22,100 – £27,012 pro-rata
  • City of Edinburgh wide, based at OPFS Headquarters
  • Closing 2nd March 2020

  • Advertised from 17th February 2020
  • 21 hours per week Fixed term 18 months


OPFS Edinburgh supports single parents with a range of issues that affect their ability to play a full part in the economic and social life of their communities. As part of that mission, the Edinburgh Lone Fathers Project helps single and separated fathers who might find it difficult to engage with mainstream services.

We aim to support fathers and children to enhance their relationships, reduce isolation by fostering peer support, offer opportunities to engage in outdoor and physical activities, and provide information and activities that help fathers learn more about low cost resources available to them and their children.

This post will include working on behalf of children who are, or are being placed, in the full-primary care of their father and ensure that the family have the support and skills to grow and develop to meet their full potential.

Application notes

Please see our website for an application form and job description. Please send a completed application to or contact us for a hard copy 0131 556 3899.

Closing date will be 9am 2nd March 2020 and interviews will take place on 12th March 2020 at OPFS Edinburgh, 2 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EP.