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Family Advice Specialist

  • Full time
  • £25,290 – £28,464
  • Hybrid. Predominantly home-based with potential to work from Edinburgh office.
  • Closing 4th December 2023

  • Advertised from 20th November 2023
  • Salary depending on skills and experience. 35 hours.


The main purpose of this role is to support the parents and carers of neurodivergent children and young people by providing information, advice and 1:1 support. The role involves telephone, SMS text and email communication, including Live Chat, and may include contacting professionals on behalf of families. This post may occasionally require weekend and/or evening work and very occasionally working elsewhere.

The charity is based in Edinburgh but the Direct Help and Support (DHS) service in which this role sits, covers the whole of Scotland. Our Family Advice Specialists support families and professionals primarily through the use of technology. The post involves hybrid working, working from home and from our office in Edinburgh when required.

Organisation profile

For over twenty years we have been making a huge difference to the lives of neurodivergent children, young people, and their families. Our goal is to become a world-leading centre bringing practical help, research, and education together to address the impact of neurodiversity.

Research has always been central to our vision for a world leading centre of excellence. Neurodiversity knows no boundaries and our work is complemented by the Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre (SMRC) based at the University of Edinburgh.

In this role you join Salvesen Mindroom Centre at an exciting time, as we continue our work to improve the daily lives of children, young people and families.

Application notes

Please download the job application pack below or for more information contact us at

Closing Date for Applications: 5pm on Monday, 4th December 2023

Interviews will be held on: Thursday, 14th December 2023