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Midlothian Sure Start, through its six centres, provides opportunities for children to learn and develop while their caregiver/s participate in the life of the centre via a range of services.  We believe that parents are the biggest educators of their children and support their involvement in the life of each Centre.



We are currently looking to recruit the following posts:

Job Descriptions can be downloaded from the links on the right.


You can also download the Vacancy Application Form and any relevant documents from the links below.

If you have any questions relating to the above positions, you can call us on 0131 654 0489 or

email recruitment@midlothiansurestart.org.uk


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Vacancy Application Form

(Job Description)

Family Support Worker

- Dynamic Dads -

1 x 20 hour post, Salary Scale is £20,705- £21,781 (pro rata) + Pension


Due to securing funding through the Big Lottery until July 2019, we are now recruiting for a Family Support Worker to work throughout Midlothian as part of the Dynamic Dads team.




• To provide intensive family support to Dads

• To Co-ordinate and facilitate Dads and young children play groups

• To encourage Dads to play with their Children

• To encourage positive parenting using an asset-based approach

• To provide a “learning through play” environment for young Children

• Run a Dynamic Dads playgroup on a Saturday morning

• Some evening work is required




• This post requires a person who has the ability to communicate effectively with children, parents, students, colleagues and staff from outside agencies

• You must be able to use your own initiative, have self-direction, self awareness and also be creative

• You must have a sound knowledge and understanding of the needs of families with young children

• You must have proven skills in working with parents in building up their self-esteem and confidence

• You must follow Child Protection Guidelines

• You must be flexible to make the most of opportunities as they arise

• You must also be able to work as a team




• An HNC, Dip Social Work, Community Work, Community Education, Health or Equivalent qualification is essential.

• A full clean driving licence with your own transport

• You will need to have a satisfactory PVG Certificate



• Competitive Salary of £20,705- £21,781 pro rata

• Workplace Pension

• Expenses and Mileage reimbursement

• Generous holiday entitlement

• Flexible working

• In-house training with the opportunity to access external training

• Working as part of an ever growing supportive Organisation

• An opportunity to make a difference to the lives of our Service Users


Application packs can be downloaded from our Website: www.midlothiansurestart.org.uk


If you have any queries please email recruitment@midlothiansurestart.org.uk or call 0131 654 0489.


Closing date for applications: 31st January 2018 @ 12 Noon.


Interviews will be held: TBC