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Regional Family Support Coordinator – Lothian & Borders

  • Full time
  • £29,175
  • Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 21st May 2024

  • Advertised from 13th May 2024
  • 35 hours per week. Permanent


This is an exciting opportunity to join our Regional Family Support Team in the East of Scotland and work to ensure the delivery of high-quality support to people who have a family member in prison.

We are looking for a Regional Family Support Coordinator to join our team in the East of Scotland. In this position you will play a crucial role in supporting families affected by imprisonment who live in Edinburgh, Lothians and Scottish Borders and pro-actively engaging with external partners through different means to deliver Families Outside’s key messages to ensure everyone is recognising the needs of families affected by imprisonment.

The Regional Family Support Coordinator will be responsible for supporting families, including children and young people at home and in their community via 1:1 work, to address the social and family adversities that people who have a family member in prison face, so they feel engaged, supported, and empowered. Whilst supporting children to ensure they are safe, healthy, included, and achieving at home, school, and in the community.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Engaging with prison staff, attending meetings and family events at HMP Edinburgh.
  • Providing support to families affected by imprisonment who live in Edinburgh, Lothians, and Scottish Borders.
  • Engaging with Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs) in relevant surrounding areas including Edinburgh, Lothians, and Scottish Borders.
  • Creating links with other organisations working in those areas outlined above.
  • Collaborative working with Barnardo’s, at HMP Edinburgh Prison Visitors’ Centre.

About You

With experience of supporting and working alongside families, including children and young people the Regional Family Support Coordinator will be able to demonstrate that they are passionate about developing and delivering a quality service that is focused on the rights of families affected by imprisonment in their work and all they do.

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about making a difference for families impacted by imprisonment. If you can demonstrate a strong understanding and commitment to our organisational values, we want to hear from you.

Staff Benefits

  • 25 flexible leave days plus 10 public holidays
  • 4% matched contribution workplace pension scheme
  • Hybrid & flexible working
  • Employee Assistance Programme (Health Assured)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Laptop and mobile phone for all staff

Application notes

If this is something that is of interest, we want to hear from you. Informal enquiries are welcome: please contact Kerry Knox (Head of Family Support) on our main office number: 0131 557 9800

To apply, download the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form below or from our website and email it to or using our online application form.

Closing date for applications: 12pm on Tuesday 21st May 2024

Interview date: week commencing the 27th May 2024

We welcome applications from people with disabilities. If you are shortlisted and have any access or other requirements to enable you to fairly and fully participate in the interview process, please contact, who will be pleased to discuss this with you.