There's never been a more exciting time to join our Scotland team, as we introduce new services and support more families.

As Peer Support Coordinator you will lead the development and delivery of peer support services for Kinship Carers through Foundations for Families pilot project, operating over 4 local authority areas, you will recruit and support volunteers with lived experience, and provide professionals, parents/carers, children, and young people access to information, resources, and services for kinship communities. 

You will offer a front-line service to kinship families, adopted people and professionals by supporting delivery and administration of activities across services in Scotland, including youth and family events.


  • Engage with the kinship care community to establish need and chosen delivery model, build community network links and promote service.
  • Coordinate peer support development strategy for Foundations for Families.
  • Coordinate planning of and delivery of regular online groups and regular in person events across four local authority areas and online events through funded projects and core services to bring together adoptive and kinship families and individuals, enable peer support, build a sense of community and promote an active and supportive Community Network.
  • Development of volunteer strategy to recruit and support volunteers with lived experience, in line with organisational volunteer guidance and guidelines. 
  • Record, monitor and evaluate activity delivery for the purposes of ongoing evaluation and reporting.
  • Respond appropriately to enquiries at events and via email and telephone, referring on to other services and ensure accurate and appropriate recording and tracking of all enquires are maintained using appropriate database systems.
  • Contribute and assist in the development, design and planning of promotional resources and information materials and factsheets. 
  • Attend relevant national meetings, conferences, training events, networking and development opportunities to promote Adoption UK services.
  • Collaborate, liaise with Adoption UK Scotland and Adoption UK organisation in the delivery and participation of specific events and activities relating to the delivery of Adoption UK services. 

Hours: 30 hours per week
Salary: £27,912 fte (Pro-rated £23,925 for 30hrs per week)
Location: Remote, hybrid working from Edinburgh office with expectation of travel across designated 4 pilot local authorities in Scotland 
Duration: Permanent post

Closing date for applications: Sunday 18th June 2023
Interviews to be held: Week commencing 26 June

You can download a candidate pack below

Candidate Pack - Peer Support Coordinator

To apply for this role, download and complete the following forms and then register and upload your completed documents using the APPLY HERE link below.

Application form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form


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