Charity registered in Scotland SC040741
Youth Vision supports healthy transitions into adulthood and works with children and young people from South West Edinburgh who primarily come from areas of high urban depravation. We believe in the benefits of nature-based learning and advocate the use of an assets approach. All of our services are child and young people centered. We provide a pick-up service and a healthy lunch to ensure children and young people are not excluded due to socio-economic circumstances.
We seek an experienced and multi-skilled project worker to develop and support our Youth Vision team and Programmes. This exciting post offers a unique opportunity to work with young people in a nature based informal education setting, in a restored farm steading.
Post 1. Working alongside the Field Manager you will oversee all the various projects at Youth Vision. You will be involved in developing and processing current and future policies and procedures, risk assessments, funding strategies, evaluation procedures, community outreach, communication with clients, funders and partner organisations including social media and website and practical project delivery at the cottage and in the community. You must have experience of project management and lead facilitation with staff, vulnerable young people and volunteers
Post 2. You will have experience of lead facilitation with vulnerable young people in the outdoor environment. Practical rural skills in tasks such as dry-stone walling, conservation work, green woodwork, joinery, use and maintenance of hand tools and machinery such as strimmers, lawn movers and power tools. You will take responsibility of the general grounds and garden maintenance, teaching basic rural skills. You will be involved in planning, delivering and evaluating a series of six-week rural skills programmes of self-discovery and development for small groups of young people aged between 16-25 at Threipmuir Farm Steading in the Pentland Hills and in the local community.