Current Opportunities

Please contact us to find out about our volunteer vacancies

Phone: 0131 665 0848


Project Family Support Worker

(Funded for one year by The National Lottery through the Community Fund
with a commitment to secure continued funding)

30 hours per week

Salary SJC Point 27

£27,059 (£22,394 Pro Rata)

First Step is a community based, locally managed project in Musselburgh. Our aim is to provide opportunities for families with young children to make positive choices and to encourage parents and children to develop their skills, confidence and self-esteem. We provide a range of services for families with children under 8, including early learning & childcare, a family support service and a varied programme of groups and classes.

We are seeking an approachable, self-motivated, engaging professional with the skills required to support families and individuals with a wide range of needs.

The successful candidate will offer family support to vulnerable and isolated families with children. The post holder will work within the local community using a strengths-based approach. A qualification at degree level in Early Years, Community Education, Social Work or equivalent is essential.

The post is subject to membership of the PVG scheme and satisfactory references.

In return we offer:

  • A Competitive Salary

  • A Company pension scheme

  • Generous holiday allowance

  • Continuous Professional Development

If you would like to join our team at First Step please download an application pack

Alternatively contact us on 0131 665 0848 or by email at

Closing date for applications is Monday 29th March at 9.00 am.

Interviews will be held via zoom on Wednesday 31st March.

Scottish Charity No. SCO28891 Company Limited by Guarantee No SC194542


Board Member Opportunities

First Step Community Project is a charity which, plays a crucial role in the development and support of young families in East Lothian. The Project provides Early learning and Childcare for under 5s, as well as educational, vocational and social development opportunities for parents and carers. First Step also provides outreach and respite services for families experiencing a period of difficulty in their lives.

Board Members

We are looking to expand membership of our Strategic Board, to develop the strategic direction, support the Project's aims and objectives and ensure good governance. If you can devote some time and are motivated to assisting us we would welcome your application.

We would be particularly interested in hearing from enthusiastic and caring individuals with skills, experience and knowledge in any of the following areas:

• Business Development

• Fundraising and identification of funding streams

• Human resource management

• Academic / research within the Early Years and Family support

• Legal expertise

• Social media, marketing, digital marketing and PR

It would be beneficial if potential Board Members have an understanding of or involvement in the charity sector, however this is not essential.

Board membership is voluntary and unpaid and meet 6 times a year. Learning and development opportunities exist for all Board members, including full induction training.

Please send an initial expression of interest to the address below with details of relevant skills and experience.

For more information please contact Tina Pollock, Project Manager.

First Step Community Project

37 Galt Avenue, Musselburgh EH21 8HU

Phone: 0131 665 0848



Scottish Charity No. SC028891