The Yard is an award-winning charity that runs adventure play services for disabled children, young people and their families in the east of Scotland. Since we opened in 1986, our services have grown significantly, but we will always retain our holistic approach and ethos of child-centred and child-led play services.
We are seeking an experienced manager who will develop and manage a holiday playscheme and develop our year-round community of support for families in Edinburgh. To be considered for this role you will have experience of managing regulated care or support services to excellent care standards and the ability to develop and implement family support that will bring about real change for our families.
In return you’ll be working with a values led organisation where your colleagues are committed to delivering our purpose. Your salary will be in the range of £35,000 to £40,000 with a defined contribution pension and life assurance. We offer regular development, flexible working and a culture where we strive for each person to be recognised for their contribution.
As the Head of Advocacy and Partnerships, you will join a dynamic organisation with a fast-growing team combining activism, professionalism and a close connection Black and people of colour (BPoC) young people.
Intercultural Youth Scotland (IYS) is rapidly becoming Scotland’s major voice for BPoC children and young people. Established two years ago as a small youth work organisation oriented towards BPoC youths, we have grown as a centre of support, creativity and activism for our community. Our team of 20-25 staff members – almost all of us BPoC young people – aim to make IYS a community space, a source of support and a champion for all BPoC children and young people in Scotland.
We centre anti-racism and the experiences of BPoC young people in schools, at work and in personal lives through our Education, Restless Natives and Youth Work programmes. Our governmental and sectoral advocacy is an extension of these priorities, which focuses on upending the entrenched inequalities and structural exclusion that have cut BPoC young people out of decision-making that shapes our lives. When IYS join these spaces of decision-making, we are often the only people present directly engaged and connected into the lives of BPoC young people. Our growing presence in Scotland emanates from this unique position – as both an advocacy organisation and community-oriented organisation.
In response to our dramatic growth over the past year, IYS has restructured our organisation to better reflect our unique profile and ambition for change. This includes the development of the new Advocacy & Partnerships work area, and the Head of Advocacy & Partnerships senior leadership role.
To work with the CEDAR Children & Young People Co-ordinator to develop and manage a community group work programme (CEDAR Project) for children and young people and their mothers with experience of domestic abuse. The co-ordinator role is pivotal to the way in which CEDAR Groups are organised and facilitated.
You will work alongside the CEDAR Children & Young People’s Groups Co-ordinator to develop, manage and deliver the CEDAR 12-week community group work programme. This will include remote groups and face to face delivery.
Adult and child PVG scheme membership will be required.
Previous applicants need not apply.
We are currently looking to recruit for a Progressions Coordinator for the Edinburgh - West Lothian area. The Progressions Coordinator works in partnership with their delivery partner (Youth & Community Coach) in delivering and administering Street League’s core programmes in their specific local areas.
You will be responsible for securing employment, education and training opportunities for Street League participants and supporting them to progress. You will be responsible for the delivery of Street League’s Academy, in which you will deliver group employability and personal development workshops and qualifications. You will establish and maintain partnerships with referral agencies and develop further partnerships with employers or colleges in order to secure suitable opportunities for our participants. Monitoring and reporting are essential to this role.