Support & Participation Coordinators – two posts

Role Summary

  • Hours – two posts:
    • West of Scotland post, Part-time, 28 hours per week (0.8 FTE).
    • North of Scotland post, Part-time, 21 hour per week (0.6 FTE).
  • Contract: Permanent.
  • Starting salary per post: £27,775 pro rata plus benefits (pay scale £27,775 – £32,195).
  • Probation period: 6 months.

Staff Benefits

  • 25 flexible leave days plus 10 public holidays pro rata, increasing to 27 days after 5 years of service.
  • Hybrid working.
  • 4% matched contribution workplace pension scheme.
  • Laptop and mobile phone for all staff.

The Role

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.

We are now recruiting for the following three posts:

  • Support & Participation Coordinator (West): covering Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire and N.Ayrshire areas.
  • Support & Participation Coordinator (North): covering 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.

About You

We are looking for an individual who is:

  • Experienced in working with children, young people and families in the community.
  • Highly motivated and experienced in planning and delivering group work.
  • Confident in managing risk and ensuring children and young people are safe at home and in the community.
  • Focused on the rights of children and young people in their work and all they do.
  • Trauma-informed and understands the impact of imprisonment upon children, young people, and families.
  • Confident in working within GIRFEC approaches and is an effective contributor to multi-agency work with other professionals to meet the needs of children, young people, and families.
  • Flexible and can demonstrate a strong understanding and commitment to our organisational values.

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.

How to apply

You can use the downloads below and email an application to

We will be reviewing applications as we receive them and contacting suitable applicants.

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

Closing date:

5.00pm, Tuesday 23rd August 2022.


w/b 29 August 2022.

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