Charity registered in Scotland SC037216
This innovative family centre was set up in 2006 as a partnership between local people, Edinburgh City Council Children and Families Department and NHS Lothian. For the last six years, using a community development approach, Dr. Bell’s has provided a range of services for families with young children who live in EH6 or EH7.
Dr Bell’s Family Centre in Leith is where families with young children (under 5 years) facing multiple disadvantages and complex situations and circumstances can access a wide variety of support groups, social opportunities, drop-in services, and individual support services in a central and accessible place.
We deliver groups aimed at increasing parents’ employability chances, reducing anxiety and stress, better management of parenting challenges, giving social opportunities, improving health and wellbeing, and increasing family cohesion. Our Community Crèche provides high quality childcare at very affordable rates and is a key component to reducing barriers for parents attending social and therapeutic groups.
We are looking for an experienced manager to run the day to day operation of the Centre, its staff activities and services, and to continue to develop the work we do with a number of local partners. The manager is also responsible for maximising income from new and existing funders.