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Family Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,292 pro-rata
  • HMP Low Moss, East Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 30th September 2022

  • Advertised from 22nd September 2022


We are looking for a highly motivated and supportive Family Support Worker for the Early Years Scotland Family Visitor Centre at HMP Low Moss. Families who are affected by imprisonment face emotional, financial and practical difficulties as a result of their family member’s imprisonment and they can find it difficult to access the information and support they need to overcome these difficulties. The EYS Family Visitor Centre improves the visits experience for families and friends.

Provides independent and impartial advice, information and support to prisoners’ families, which meets their needs. This in turn creates less stress, builds confidence and improve emotional, financial and practical support for families.

The service aims to achieve positive outcomes for imprisoned family members, children and families by fulfilling three core functions:

  • improving the experience of visiting a family member or loved one in prison
  • allowing families to access independent and impartial advice, information and support which meets their needs
  • championing families’ needs towards the prison system

The Family Support Worker will connect positively with visitors offering information and advice and one to one support and collaborate effectively with community-based services to develop the service. They will work alongside the Centre Co-ordinator and an Early Years Practitioner in order to provide a support and positive environment.

Post Details (all pay and allowances are pro-rata and subject to continued funding)

29.5 hours per week over 52 weeks per annum (to include weekends and evenings) as follows:

  • Tuesday 12pm - 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 12pm - 7.30pm
  • Thursday 12pm - 7.30pm
  • Friday 12pm - 5.00pm
  • Saturday 1pm - 4.30pm

(These hours are subject to change depending on changes to prison visits in the future).

  • £17,946 pro-rata per annum (£21,292 FTE); £11.70 per hour (Point 19 on scale 19-22)
  • Fixed term to 31 March 2023 (subject to continuing funding)
  • 20 days annual leave in the first year rising to 30 days thereafter
  • 12 public holidays per year
  • A range of staff benefits including:
    • Provision of regular professional learning sessions on a range of topics relevant to your post
    • 5% employer pension contribution from 3 months’ service
    • Employee Assistance Programme
    • Paid sick leave entitlement on a service-related increasing scale
    • Support for professional learning qualifications
    • Enhanced parental/adoption leave pay for eligible staff

Applicants must have relevant professional qualification (e.g., health or social care or other) with relevant experience for the role. PVG Scheme membership will also be required.

Application notes

Closing date for applications: Friday 30th September 2022

We will be offering flexible interview dates for this post.

Application forms and full post information can be downloaded at

For more information, or to request an application pack by email, please email

Only completed Early Years Scotland application forms will be considered so please do not send CVs. Completed applications should be returned, electronically, to:

Early Years Scotland is an Equal Opportunities Employer