Intercultural Youth Scotland
Intercultural Youth Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC049007

We encourage a collective action of less heard intercultural voices in Scotland, creating social impact and justice. We broaden horizons and offer direct, specialist support and vital pathways for Scottish intercultural young people who face barriers to success.

Current vacancies

Restless Natives Schools Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh and Glasgow
  • Closing 29th April 2021

Intercultural Youth Scotland (IYS) are a grassroots, youth-led organisation supporting and advocating for young Black people and young people of colour in Scotland. We offer specialist support to young BPOC and advocate across Scottish Government for their voices to be heard. Including a fully-fledged youth service offering a weekly youth club, girls group, and music program; an education program delivering anti-racism education at several Scottish secondary schools; a mental health program offering free support to young BPOC; as well as the Restless Natives employability program of which you will become a valuable part. Restless Natives offers specialist 1-to-1 support to BPOC school leavers to ensure they reach positive destinations. Restless Natives also supports employers to ensure that they’re doing all they can to improve their workplaces for BPOC. Join our expanding Restless Natives team to help shape a better future for young BPOC in Scotland.

The Restless Natives Schools Coordinator is responsible for the smooth running of IYS’ pilot Restless Natives in Schools program across four schools in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Restless Natives in schools is an employability and support service helping young Black people and people of colour realise their potential. The coordinator will be responsible for embedding Restless Natives practitioners into schools, reporting and monitoring on performance, and making sure the support is effective in getting school leavers to positive destinations. The coordinator will ensure effective communication between IYS, Developing the Young Workforce (DYW – The Scottish Government’s youth employment strategy), and the schools. The coordinator will also be the conduit between Restless Natives in Schools and IYS’ other programs, making sure that learnings are shared and that Restless Natives’ relationships with schools is maximised.

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Mentor, Coach, and Post-school Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £21,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th April 2021

Intercultural Youth Scotland (IYS) are a grassroots, youth-led organisation supporting and advocating for young Black people and young people of colour in Scotland. We offer specialist support to young BPOC and advocate across Scottish Government for their voices to be heard. Including a fully-fledged youth service offering a weekly youth club, girls group, and music program; an education program delivering anti-racism education at several Scottish secondary schools; a mental health program offering free support to young BPOC; as well as the Restless Natives employability program of which you will become a valuable part. Restless Natives offers specialist 1-to-1 support to BPOC school leavers to ensure they reach positive destinations. Restless Natives also supports employers to ensure that they’re doing all they can to improve their workplaces for BPOC. Join our expanding Restless Natives team to help shape a better future for young BPOC in Scotland.

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Training, Partnerships, and Pathways Lead

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th April 2021

Intercultural Youth Scotland (IYS) are a grassroots, youth-led organisation supporting and advocating for young Black people and young people of colour in Scotland. We offer specialist support to young BPOC and advocate across Scottish Government for their voices to be heard. Including a fully-fledged youth service offering a weekly youth club, girls group, and music program; an education program delivering anti-racism education at several Scottish secondary schools; a mental health program offering free support to young BPOC; as well as the Restless Natives employability program of which you will become a valuable part. Restless Natives offers specialist 1-to-1 support to BPOC school leavers to ensure they reach positive destinations. Restless Natives also supports employers to ensure that they’re doing all they can to improve their workplaces for BPOC. Join our expanding Restless Natives team to help shape a better future for young BPOC in Scotland.

The Restless Natives Training, Partnerships, and Pathways Lead will be responsible for Restless Natives’ anti-racism and cultural proficiency training and workshops, as well as the development of our nascent pathways program with partner organisations, higher/further education institutions, and apprenticeship providers. The lead aims to contribute to the development of clear paths for progression for BPOC young people, especially school leavers, in Scotland – with a particular focus on Glasgow and Edinburgh in this first year of the program – in order to increase access to positive destinations for BPOC young people.

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Top job! Head of Advocacy & Partnerships

  • Part time
  • £27,000 – £30,000 pro-rata
  • Home Office (due to Covid, otherwise Edinburgh or Glasgow Office)
  • Closing 13th April 2021

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.

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