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.

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.

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.

Current Vacancies:

Details of each can be found below.

Development Manager (Edinburgh)

Part-time (18 or 27 hours per week)
£31,606 – £35,166 pro rata

A fantastic opportunity to join Circle’s team!

We are recruiting a Development Manager to join our 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.

Funded by The Promise Partnership Good Childhood Fund for one year with possible continuation

The Development Manager will be a motivated, skilled and experienced professional who will lead on our commitment to keep The Promise and include the voice of families in everything we do. They will be responsible for overseeing participation strategy, beneficiary participation and consultation, practitioner research, disseminating research findings, and contributing to service development.

 Applicants will have experience of leading on participation and research leading to service development and innovation. A track record of evaluation and producing reports is also necessary.

The post will be based at Circle’s Head Office in Edinburgh with hybrid working.

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 25 May 2022, 5pm
INTERVIEW DATE: Thursday 2 June 2022

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this post, or the recruitment process, please contact: mark.kennedy@circle.scot

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Practice Learning & Development Manager (Edinburgh)

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

We are recruiting a Practice Learning and Development Manager to join our team (based in our Head Office in Edinburgh). The post holder will be responsible for providing leadership for practice learning across the organisation. You will deliver and co-ordinate practice teaching, and act as a resource to staff.

Circle has a reputation for providing high quality learning opportunities to social work students. One of our core strategic objectives is to build the knowledge base of the social work and social care workforce. Our practice learning is highly regarded by students, employers and universities and is continuing to develop to meet the changing needs of the profession.

Applicants should have a minimum of two years’ experience working in a children and families environment, possess a professional qualification in social work (or a related professional qualification with experience) and have a practice teaching qualification. Experience of managing staff, students or volunteers within a related setting is desirable.

The post will be based at Circle’s Head Office in Edinburgh with hybrid working.

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 25 May 2022 5pm
INTERVIEW DATE: Week beginning 30 May 2022

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this post, or the recruitment process, please contact: mark.kennedy@circle.scot

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Parent Peer Support Worker (Edinburgh)

Offering parent peer support across Edinburgh to parents who are affected by substance use
Full-time (36 hours per week)
£22,001 – £24,178

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

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

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

Applicants should have relevant lived experience.

Expected to be funded until 31 March 2027

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 18 May 2022, 5pm
INTERVIEW DATE: Monday 23 May 2022
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Family Inclusion Co-ordinator (Edinburgh)

To develop family inclusive practice, including group work opportunities, for parents accessing adult addiction and recovery services across Edinburgh, and their children
Full-time (36 hours per week)
£29,693 – £31,324

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

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

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

Applicants should possess a qualification in social work, social care, health or education.

Expected to be funded until 31 March 2027

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 18 May 2022, 5pm
INTERVIEW DATE: Tuesday 24 May 2022
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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
£25,112 – £29,106

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

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

CLOSING DATE: Monday 13 June 2022 
INTERVIEW DATE: Tuesday 21 June 2022
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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