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.

Head of Operations, Edinburgh
Full-time (36 hours per week), permanent
£42,264 – £45,252

This is a senior role within the management team at Circle.

The successful candidate will play a key role working with the Chief Executive and management team to drive the strategic direction, financial wellbeing and operational effectiveness of the organisation. The role will require an experienced, pro-active, and dynamic individual who can drive change and develop new and more effective ways for Circle to achieve their vision for all children to be safe, happy, healthy and nurtured within a stable family which supports them to achieve their potential.

Applicants must have a professional qualification in social work, social care or health and have a strong track record of taking responsibility for safeguarding practice across children and adult services.

A recognised qualification in management/leadership in Health and Social Care is desirable.

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 7 July 2021
INTERVIEW DATE: Week comm. Monday 2 August 2021 (on MS Teams)

If you would like to discuss this role, or any aspect of the application process, contact

Family Outreach Worker (Fathers)
Harbour Project, Edinburgh
Supporting fathers of children affected by parental substance use to minimise the impact on the children
Full-time (36 hours per week)
£24,620 – £28,536

Funded by the Corra Foundation and the Edinburgh Alcohol and Drug Partnership to 31 March 2023

Our Harbour Project aims to address the needs of, and reduce the risks faced by families and children affected by parental substance use. The Fathers’ Worker 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 misuse and attendant risks
  • working with fathers and male carers to promote a safer lifestyle for the family

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

CLOSING DATE: Monday 5 July 2021
INTERVIEW DATE: Thursday 8 July 2021 (on MS Teams)
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Children’s Worker
Caledonian System (Hamilton)
£24,620 – £28,536

Funded by the Scottish Government to 31 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 to 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 19 July 2021 5pm
INTERVIEW DATE: Thursday 29 July 2021 (on 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: