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Youth Work Jobs and Opportunities

Be a part of something incredible by working in Scotland’s youth work sector. We list and promote job opportunities from across the sector, ranging from volunteering opportunities, support worker positions through to senior management and trustee positions. Looking for an ideal candidate to join your team? Submit your vacancy to us and we’ll do the rest.

As the collective voice of the youth work sector, we primarily share jobs aimed at youth workers, managers, senior appointments and job opportunities in the wider CLD and third sector in Scotland.

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Once we’ve received your vacancy submission, we’ll upload it to our website, promote it through our social media channels and include in our Youth Work Briefing, which goes out to around 1,000 subscribers every second Tuesday – sign up to our Youth Work Briefing.

Young People and Families Worker
Versus Arthritis is looking for a dynamic, creative, innovative team player to join their Young People and Families Service in Scotland.
  • Organisation:  Versus Arthritis
  • Job title:  Young People and Families Worker
  • Location:  Glasgow (hybrid)
  • Closing date:  7 May, 2024
  • Salary:  £28,350 per annum
  • Contract:  Full-time (35 hours per week). Permanent
Fundraising & Operations Lead
Hot Chocolate Trust is looking for a Fundraising and Operations Lead - a brand new role growing and supporting their outstanding youth work.
  • Organisation:  Hot Chocolate Trust
  • Job title:  Fundraising & Operations Lead
  • Location:  Dundee
  • Closing date:  29 April, 2024
  • Salary:  £32,500
  • Contract:  Full-time
Research & Participation Worker
This role has been created to extend the reach and amplify the voices of young women and girls through participatory research.
  • Organisation:  The Young Women’s Movement
  • Job title:  Research & Participation Worker
  • Location:  Hybrid - Edinburgh office with delivery across Scotland
  • Closing date:  6 May, 2024
  • Salary:  £23,575 to £26,500 (FTE) / £11,788 to £13,250 (Pro-Rata)
  • Contract:  Part-time – 0.5 FTE ( 4-day week organisation - FTE is 28 hours). Fixed Term – March 31st 2025 (extension subject to funding)
Head of Programmes & Operations
This role has been created to lead the Operations and Finance functions of the Young Women’s Movement to provide effective, efficient and business-focused support that drives their work into the future.
  • Organisation:  The Young Women’s Movement
  • Job title:  Head of Programmes & Operations
  • Location:  Hybrid
  • Closing date:  6 May, 2024
  • Salary:  £40,000 to £45,000
  • Contract:  Full time - 4 days a week (28 hours). Open to part-time & flexible working. Permanent
Learning & Engagement Worker
This role has been created to extend The Young Women’s Movement's  reach to even more young women and girls through a range of engaging youth work programmes that build skills and create change.
  • Organisation:  The Young Women’s Movement
  • Job title:  Learning & Engagement Worker
  • Location:  Hybrid – Co-working space is in Edinburgh with delivery taking place across Scotland, specifically Glasgow and the surrounding areas
  • Closing date:  6 May, 2024
  • Salary:  £23,575 to £26,500
  • Contract:  Full time - 4 days a week (28 hours). Fixed Term – March 31st 2025 (extension subject to funding)
Project Coordinator (Young People)
People Know How is looking for Project Coordinators to coordinate their young people's service, Positive Transitions. They have two positions open that will focus on Edinburgh schools, and one that will focus on schools in East Lothian.
  • Organisation:  People Know How
  • Job title:  Project Coordinator (Young People)
  • Location:  Hybrid, home working with office bases in Edinburgh and Musselburgh
  • Closing date:  30 April, 2024
  • Salary:  £24,929 to £28,041
  • Contract:  Full time (35 hours per week). Permanent
Project Worker
The Project Worker will be a leading member of the team, establishing positive relationships with partner agencies across Perth, working to ensure that youth homelessness rates reduce, and that a young person’s experience of homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring.
  • Organisation:  Rock Trust
  • Location:  Perth and Kinross with travel required across the locality and some home working
  • Closing date:  1 May, 2024
  • Salary:  £24,553 – £27,652 per annum (depending on experience)
  • Contract:  Full Time (35 hours per week). Fixed term until 31st March 2026, with possible extension subject to funding.
Project Worker
Rock Trust are delighted to be expanding the successful ‘Housing First for Youth’ service into Glasgow. They're looking for a team member who has experience of supporting young vulnerable people accessing our services. The role will involve working intensively with a small caseload of young people to coordinate and provide emotional and practical support.
  • Organisation:  Rock Trust
  • Location:  Glasgow with some home working
  • Closing date:  22 April, 2024
  • Salary:  £24,553 to £27,652 (depending on experience)
  • Contract:  Full Time (35 hours per week). Permanent contract
Drop-in and Activities Coordinator
Linlithgow Young People's Project is expanding their team and taking on a new dedicated youth worker to run their informal drop-in activities and holiday and events programme. 
  • Organisation:  Linlithgow Young People's Project
  • Location:  Linlithgow and Bridgend
  • Closing date:  1 May, 2024
  • Salary:  £22,500 to £26,000
  • Contract:  Full-time (35 hours). Flexible hybrid working patterns