Job Opportunity: Carers Outreach Worker

Position:              Carers Outreach Worker

Hours:                  30 hours per week (across 4 or 5 days)

Salary:                  C2 £25,911 pro rata (actual salary £21,592)

Annual Leave:     32 days annual leave, pro-rata. Includes some set public holidays and closure over Christmas and New Year.

Pension:              5% Employers contribution

Location:             A mixture of working from The Broomhouse Hub (EH11 3RH) and other community venues

PVG:                    This post requires membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme

Term:                    Post funded for 12 months

The Role

Space are seeking to recruit a skilled and experienced Outreach Worker to join our growing Carers staff team in South West Edinburgh to promote our Carers support with a focus on Carers that are under-represented in our projects.

This post will develop outreach and engagement opportunities such as drop-ins and community events to identify and offer support to isolated carers.

The post holder will be the lead worker in the team for targeted outreach and engagement work to increase the number of carers aged 26-35 in the South West of Edinburgh accessing our support services.

Candidates will need to have at least two years’ experience of outreach and engagement work with people who are experiencing social isolation. This post will require some evening and weekend working.

The full job description and person specification can be found at the end of this page.

About Space

Space @ The Broomhouse Hub is a Scottish award-nominated charity organisation working to improve the happiness, mood & mental wellbeing of our community members;  enhancing physical health, developing skills & job opportunities, whilst growing the confidence of the residents of our area and beyond in South West Edinburgh. We do this by nurturing, supporting and inspiring people of all ages so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled and community connections flourish.

In 1991, at a time of depression and recession, community activism and a refusal to accept Broomhouse deserved anything less than other communities – local residents campaigned to turn a row of six shops into one centre – The Broomhouse Centre.

30 years on, and still with local community groups and trustees at the core, Space @ The Broomhouse Hub has a new state-of-the-art community building housing a community training café. We have grown and now deliver 17 projects, with 60 staff and over 250 volunteers. We deliver diverse services supporting young people, families, older people and carers amongst others, engaging with local people more than 34,000 times last year.

Whilst holding the integrity of Space at our core, we are a values-led organisation that is:

Welcoming        Nurturing relationships & kind experiences that enable people to smile, flourish & be resilient

Fun                      Passionate, non-judgmental & friendly people, developing an inclusive community

Creative             Initiating and embracing challenges, innovation, opportunities and new ideas

Bold                    Ambitious, aspirational and determined to have a lasting impact

Trustworthy        Open, honest, holistic, professional and transparent – continually improving our effectiveness

For more information about Space @ The Broomhouse Hub –

How to apply

To apply, please return your completed application form detailing how your skills and experience meet each required area of the person specification for the role. We understand that application forms can be a bit cold, and they don’t always give you much room to express yourselves fully and show us your personality, so we’ve included a space in ours for a personal statement. You are also welcome in include a cover letter to let us know a bit more about you.

Email your completed application pack to and feel free to contact us if you would like to find out more information or if you have any questions.