This vacancy has now closed

Family Support Officer

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

  • Advertised from 5th June 2024
  • 21 hours per week. Permanent (Currently funded until 2027).


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.

Application notes

Closing date: Wednesday 19th June at 12pm.

Interview date: week commencing 24th June 2024.

To apply please follow this link: (Please note CVs will not be accepted).

You can complete our equal opportunities form here:

Level of criminal check required: PVG

Dr Bell’s Family Centre aims to ensure that no candidate is subject to unlawful discrimination, either directly or indirectly, on the grounds of gender, race (including colour, nationality or ethnic origin), disability, sexual orientation, marital status, part time status, age, religion or belief.

Dr Bell’s Family Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and families and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We provide a safe and secure environment for everyone who accesses our services.