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.

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Parent Peer Support Worker (Edinburgh)

Offering peer support across Edinburgh to parents who are affected by substance use
Part-time (16 hours per week)
Pro rata to £22,001 – £24,178 per annum

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

Job Description
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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: