Circle is a Scottish charity working at the heart of deprived communities across central Scotland. Our aim is to support the most disadvantaged children and families to improve their lives, promote their healthy development and reach their potential. Our purpose is to improve the lives of children by strengthening families.

We offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous pension contribution, flexible working, an employee assistance programme and generous annual leave. We are committed to finding the right people for the jobs that we advertise.

Circle works alongside the whole family, building on their strengths and promoting the positive involvement of all family members. We have a strong track record of supporting children, young people and their families affected by parental imprisonment, parental substance use, domestic abuse and poor mental health.

We use a strengths-based approach that seeks to empower family members to find their own solutions and build resilience focusing on their hopes, dreams and aspirations. At the heart of Circle’s approach are relationships based on trust, openness and honesty.

Current Vacancies:

Details can be found below.

Parent Peer Support Worker (Edinburgh)

Offering peer support across Edinburgh to parents who are affected by substance use
Up to full-time (hours are negotiable)
Pro-rata to £22,001 – £24,178

We have an exciting opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic individual to join our Harbour team and be part of delivering a new service for parents, children and young people affected by parental substance use in Edinburgh.

Funded by Scottish Government, and administered by Corra Foundation, our project aims to develop family inclusive practice and involve families in the development of group opportunities within the recovery community.

The post holder will work alongside families to ensure that their views and experiences inform not only their support, but wider family inclusive practice.

Applicants should be parents and have lived experience of substance use.

Expected to be funded until 31 March 2027

CLOSING DATE: Monday 3 October 2022 5pm
INTERVIEW DATE: Thursday 6 October 2022

Should you wish to have an informal chat about the post before applying, please contact Julie King, Project Manager on 0131 552 0305.

Job Description
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Family Outreach Worker (East Lothian)

East Lothian Families Affected by Substance Use Project 
Part-time (25 hours per week)
Pro-rata to £25,112 – £29,106

Funded by East Lothian Council, our Families Affected by Substance Use Project aims to address the needs of, and improve the safety, health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families, while promoting their strengths.

Applicants should possess a qualification in social work, social care, health  or education, and have relevant experience

Funded until at least 31 March 2023
(with possible extension)

CLOSING DATE: Monday 10 October 2022
INTERVIEW DATE: Friday 14 October 2022
Job Description
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Family Peer Support Worker (East Lothian)

Responding to family members who are affected by substance use
and their right to support by offering family peer support across East Lothian
Full-time (36 hours per week)
£25,112 – £29,106 per annum

Funded by Scottish Government administered by the Corra Foundation, our East Lothian Family Peer Support Project aims to identify the rights and needs of families by offering direct provision of family peer support.

The post holder will also help family members to feel heard and inform, not only their support, but wider family inclusive practice amongst services.

Funded until 31 March 2027

CLOSING DATE: Monday 10 October 2022
INTERVIEW DATE: Friday 14 October 2022
Job Description
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Children’s Resilience Worker (East Lothian)

Working with families affected by parental substance use
Part-time (18 hours per week)
Pro rata to £25,112 – £29,106 per annum

Funded by Scottish Government and Corra Foundation, the purpose of the post is to provide individual, peer based and group work support to children and young people affected by parental drug and/or alcohol use. The Children’s Resilience Worker will build upon children’s and young people’s existing strengths, support them to connect with peers and to help build resilience. The post holder will help children to have their voice heard. They aim to minimise the impact of parental substance use and will work alongside parents and carers, the wider team along with statutory and voluntary sector colleagues to enable holistic support at the earliest opportunity.

Funded until 31 March 2027

CLOSING DATE: Monday 10 October 2022
INTERVIEW DATE: Friday 14 October 2022
Job Description
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Family Outreach Worker – Fathers (West Lothian)

Supporting fathers of children affected by parental substance use to minimise the impact on the children 
Full time (36 hours per week) 
£25,112 – £29,106 per annum 

The Fathers’ Worker (as part of our West Lothian Project) will provide support to fathers affected by substance use who have care of or contact with their children, or are looking to establish contact, by: 

  • enabling fathers and male carers to develop their parenting capacity and relationships with their children
  • supporting fathers and male carers to address their substance use and attendant risks
  • working with fathers and male carers to promote a safer lifestyle for the family 

The post is funded by Corra Foundation and West Lothian Council until June 2025 

A qualification in social care, health, education or social work is desirable, but equivalent experience will also be considered.

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday 4 October 2022
INTERVIEW DATE:  Wednesday 12 October 2022
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Income Generation & Communications Manager (Edinburgh)

Full time (36 hours per week)
£32,238 – £35,870 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced manager to take on the responsibility for sustaining existing and securing new funding streams to help Circle reach more vulnerable families in line with our strategic plan. The successful candidate will develop and implement the communications, marketing and social media strategy.

Based at our Head Office in Edinburgh with Hybrid Working an option.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 17 October 2022
INTERVIEW DATES:   Thursday 27 and Friday 28 October 2022
APPLY FOR THIS POSITION AT:
https://awscharityjobs.com/income-generation-communications-manager-for-circle/  
Job Description

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