Dr Bell's Family Centre
Dr Bell's Family Centre

Charity registered in Scotland SC037216

This innovative family centre was set up in 2006 as a partnership between local people, Edinburgh City Council Children and Families Department and NHS Lothian. For the last six years, using a community development approach, Dr. Bell’s has provided a range of services for families with young children who live in EH6 or EH7.


Current vacancies

Family Support Officer

  • Part time
  • £28,057.5 pro-rata
  • Hybrid: Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th June 2024

Some benefits of being a Dr Bell’s employee:

  • Dr Bell’s is an accredited Living Wage Employer.
  • Celebrate YOU! On your birthday you get the whole day off to do whatever you please.
  • Christmas Closure – We close the office over the Christmas and New Year period to allow staff to relax and recuperate, you don’t need to use annual leave for this.
  • Enhanced maternity or parenthood leave entitlements are in place, including extended maternity leave
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Interest free loans for training and study

Dr Bell’s Family Centre has been supporting families in Leith since 2006 to thrive and feel safe, supported and healthy. We offer a welcoming, safe place where families with young children can get support, advice and encouragement.

This is an exciting time to join the Dr Bell’s team as we expand to meet new challenges. We are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to work with families with young children living in Leith and partnering organisations, to overcome barriers to accessing services.

You should have some experience in offering holistic family support to families who are experiencing challenging circumstances. This role will work with parents in a one-to-one and group basis, implementing support plans to help parents and children develop the skills needed for good mental health and wellbeing, create positive relationships and provide a nurturing home environment. You should be a self-starter who also works well within a team to deliver great results against our targets.

Location: The post is based at Dr Bell’s Family Centre in Leith, Edinburgh with some home working.

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