Circle’s aim is to support the most disadvantaged children and families to improve their lives and promote their development. We do this by building trusted relationships and providing persistent positive support. We work with individuals to help them build upon existing strengths in order to make positive lifestyle choices.

Family Outreach Worker (West Lothian)
Part-time (18 hours per week)
Pro-rata to £24,620 – £28,536

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Funded by West Lothian Council until at least 31 July 2022 (with possible extension)

Circle’s West Lothian Project aims to address the needs of, and improve the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families.

The Family Outreach Worker will provide support to children and families in order to improve the mental heath and wellbeing of children and young people, and promote their development and potential.

Applicants should have experience of working with children and families, and possess a professional qualification in social work, social care, health or education.

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CLOSING DATE: Monday 27 September 2021
INTERVIEW DATE: TBC (on either Zoom or MS Teams)
Children’s Worker, Caledonian System (Hamilton)
Full-time (36 hours per week)
£24,620 – £28,536

Funded by Scottish Government until March 2022

We are working in partnership with South Lanarkshire Council and Women’s Aid South Lanarkshire to deliver The Caledonian System, an integrated approach to address men’s domestic abuse and improve the lives of women, children and men.

The Children’s Worker will focus on:

  • supporting, and advocating for, children affected by domestic abuse
  • understanding and alleviating the impact of domestic abuse on mothers and children
  • undertaking direct work with children, mothers and also fathers who are subject to a Caledonian requirement.

The latter may include direct work with men on a 1:1 basis and involvement in the delivery of group work.

Applicants should have experience of working with children and families affected by domestic abuse, and possess a professional qualification in social work, social care, health or education.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 11 October 2021
INTERVIEW DATE: Friday 15 October 2021 (on either Zoom or MS Teams)
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Are you passionate about leading a Project Team to deliver services that improve the lives of children by strengthening families? If so, we have two exciting opportunities:

Project Manager, West Lothian

Part-time (18 hours per week)
Pro-rata to £31,606 – £35,166

Funded by West Lothian Alcohol & Drug Partnership and Corra Foundation until March 2022 (with extension to March 2025 in the process of being approved).

Circle is seeking a Project Manager to join our West Lothian team who is passionate about helping us to achieve our vision for all children to be safe, healthy, nurtured, and happy within a stable family which supports them to achieve their potential.

We are a children and families charity working at the heart of communities across central Scotland. Our purpose is to improve the lives of children by strengthening families.

Our West Lothian Service supports families with children affected by substance use and the wider effects of poverty and structural inequality.

Circle’s approach builds on strengths, is solution focussed and uses a whole family approach to create a family environment that promotes healthy development in children.

Applicants should have a minimum of three years’ experience working with children and families, possess a professional qualification in health, education, social work or social care, and have experience of managing staff, students or volunteers within a related setting.

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 6 October 2021
INTERVIEW DATE: Tuesday 12 October 2021 (on either Zoom or MS Teams)

Project Manager, Haven Project and ISSEP (Mentoring) Project, Edinburgh

Part-time (22.5 hours per week)
Pro-rata to £31,606 – £35,166

Funded by The City of Edinburgh Council, Pilgrim Trust and Sir Tom Farmer Foundation until August 2023

Improving the lives of children and families in North Edinburgh

Circle is seeking a Project Manager to join our Haven and ISSEP teams, who is passionate about helping us to achieve our vision for all children to be safe, healthy, nurtured, and happy within a stable family which supports them to achieve their potential.

We are a children and families charity working at the heart of communities across central Scotland. Our purpose is to improve the lives of children by strengthening families.

Our services support families with children under 12 years of age who are impacted by poverty, poor mental health, trauma and structural inequality.

Circle’s approach builds on strengths, is solution focussed and uses a whole family approach to create a family environment that promotes healthy development in children.

Applicants should have a minimum of three years’ experience working with children and families, possess a professional qualification in health, education, social work or social care, and have experience of managing staff, students or volunteers within a related setting.

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 6 October 2021
INTERVIEW DATE: Thursday 14 October 2021 (on either Zoom or MS Teams)
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Circle’s interviews are competency-based and will consist of answering set questions put to you by the panel. You will be expected to give practical examples which highlight your relevant competencies for the post. You can find some useful tips about answering competency questions by searching for “competency” on the following website: www.jobs.ac.uk