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.

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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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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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Youth Ambassadors Lead

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th May 2021

The Youth Ambassadors Lead is responsible for the development and delivery of the IYS Youth Ambassadors project, an annual activist training and changemaking programme for Black and People of Colour (BPoC) young people. The Lead will steward the personal development of 15-20 young people per year, support their efforts to create change on issues they care about, and facilitate their consultation on core themes of IYS' advocacy. The Lead will be an integral part of Advocacy & Partnerships team, ensuring effective communication between Ambassadors and IYS, oriented towards ensuring that IYS' advocacy remains ambitious and youth-led. This will require close communication with the rest of the Advocacy & Partnerships team, as well as understanding of and interaction with all other IYS teams.

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Participatory Research Lead

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Home Office (due to Covid, otherwise Edinburgh or Glasgow Office)
  • Closing 12th July 2021

Intercultural Youth Scotland

As the Participatory Research Lead, you will join a dynamic organisation with a fast-growing team combining activism, professionalism and a close connection with 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 25-30 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.

Job Overview

The Participatory Research Lead is responsible for coordinating and supporting IYS projects and programmes related to youth-led and community-led consultation. They will work closely with the Youth Ambassador Lead on consultations relating to our activist group of BPoC young people, and with other Programmes teams when relevant. The Lead will be an integral part of the Advocacy & Partnerships team, equipping our advocacy with community-led research evidencing the everyday impact of structural racism in Scotland. Topics of consultation vary based on advocacy priorities and are centred on a strong belief in the importance of truly participatory research as a natural extension of anti-racism.

The successful candidate will quickly be involved in an ongoing piece of research, supporting a team of Youth Researchers to develop and deliver focus-group consultations on how Scotland’s museums navigate the legacy of empire and slavery.

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Gyals Group & Duke of Edinburgh Lead

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Home Office (due to Covid, otherwise Edinburgh or Glasgow Office)
  • Closing 8th August 2021

Intercultural Youth Scotland

As the Gyals Group & DofE Lead, you will join a dynamic organisation with a fast-growing team combining activism, professionalism and a close connection with 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 over 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 a community organisation.

Job Overview

The Gyals Group & DofE Lead is responsible for leading and delivering the IYS Gyals Group as well as our associated Duke of Edinburgh Award work, in groups inside and outside schools. They will work closely with the Youth Work Lead and Youth Work Practitioners within the youth work team to liaise with young people and organise activities for these groups. The Lead will be an integral part of the Youth Work team, collaborating and checking in with the rest of the team through weekly team meetings, providing updates on and shaping the future of the Gyals Group project, and benefitting from shared knowledge across the team.

Perks of this role:

  • Being with young people, learning their personalities, cultures, desires for the future, and helping them recognise their potential / discover their talents / work out how to find success in their desired field.
  • Hosting workshops by and for BPoC young people who have a passion for writing, dancing, music and a whole host of other talents.
  • Helping BPoC young people practice and then watching them perform at events, and sharing in their journeys and successes.
  • Curating and attending performance events with the young people. Supporting them with their art.
  • We’re looking for someone with…
  • Lived experience of racialisation; identifying as Black or a person of colour, and lived experience identifying as a woman or nonbinary person.
  • Knowledge and understanding of race and oppressive power structures, and the ability to discuss these with young people.
  • Understanding of youth work, including establishing safe spaces to support young people in group and one-to-one contexts.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, for supporting and guiding young people in their personal development and in participating in projects.
  • A well-organised individual who can lead and develop a project.
  • Availability and willingness to work after regular work hours at least once per week.
  • An ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within IYS and with partner organisations.

We value voluntary and paid experiences equally! We understand that people have experiences and skills that can’t be captured in formal job experience or qualifications – no matter what your experience level, if you think you’d be a good fit for the job then please apply. We want to see what you’ve got! (Training and professional development opportunities will be available to the successful applicant.)

We particularly encourage dark-skinned people, migrants, LGBT+ people and people who experience multiple marginalities to apply!

The post-holder will need to undergo a PVG check, which we will help you with.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Organising the Gyals Group project, including setting up the space, developing activities, sourcing workshop leaders, creating session plans, hosting sessions, organising logistics, contacting young people and registering participants.
  • Working with youth work colleagues, the communication team and other IYS teams to deliver the above.
  • Delivering and coordinating IYS’ Duke of Edinburgh Award work, including organising excursions, checking in with participants, and recording progress and outcomes.
  • Connecting with young people, providing one-to-one support and ensuring they have access to the services they need.
  • Ensuring that IYS youth work spaces are safe and supportive and accessible for BPoC girls and nonbinary young people.
  • Updating records of young people's contact details and updating records of potential artists, workshop leaders, mentors, volunteers, partnerships.
  • Uphold Intercultural Youth Scotland’s child protection duties, reporting concerns to the Child Protection Officer.

General Accountabilities

  1. This post is subject to an Enhanced criminal record disclosure check. This will be applied for through the relevant disclosure body depending on the geographic location of the role.
  2. Achieve the highest standards of safeguarding, whether through direct care provision or support activities to the children and young people who come into contact with our services, or by appropriately reporting concerns about any child or young person.
  3. To promote equality, inclusion, respect and fairness and where applicable to manage diversity in all areas of planning and service delivery, through an active involvement in implementing our equality and diversity policy.
  4. To commit to IYS’ core aim of ‘keeping the child at the center’, and to promote and incorporate IYS’ Participation Strategy as appropriate to your role.
  5. To be familiar with and comply with Health & Safety procedures and policy. In the event of any serious risk, take immediate action to reduce this risk and inform line management.
  6. IYS operates within a constantly changing environment and as such work priorities and targets may change. Management reserves the right to make reasonable changes to the job purpose and accountabilities.
  7. Such other duties that occasionally arise, which fall within the purpose of the post.
  8. To work cross functionally with other departments and countries to ensure that IYS’ values and strategic objectives are achieved and maintained.
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Restless Natives Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £27,000
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow
  • Closing 27th August 2021

Who are we?

Intercultural Youth Scotland (IYS) is a grassroots, youth-led organisation supporting and advocating for young Black people and young people of colour in Scotland. We offer specialist support to Black and POC young people and advocate across Scotland for their voices to be heard. We deliver 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 Black and POC; as well as the Restless Natives employability program which the Restless Natives Manager will lead.

Job Summary

Restless Natives offers specialist 1-to-1 support to Black and POC 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 Black and POC young people. The Restless Natives Manager is responsible for the management and the delivery of the current Restless Natives programme in Edinburgh and Glasgow, leading a team of four practitioners. The Restless Natives Manager plays a key role in helping establish employability partnerships, and advocating for the needs of Black and POC young people in the Scottish Government and in youth employability standards across the board.

To find out more about the role, please download the Job Description below.

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Finance and Administration Assistant

  • Part time
  • £23,000 – £25,000 pro-rata
  • Home & Edinburgh Office
  • Closing 12th September 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; and an employability program specialised to support young people to navigate structural racism in employment and work.

IYS is looking to recruit a Finance Administration Assistant to join the Finance team. As part of the role you will be responsible for performing key activities that will ensure the service delivery to our clients. Day to day responsibilities will include but not be limited to raising invoices, approving and processing invoices to payment, raising monthly statements, processing payments, reporting, staff recharges and maintaining up to date records. As part of this role you will also be dealing with inbound queries, so excellent written and verbal customer service skills are essential.

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Fundraising Lead

  • Part time
  • £24,000 pro-rata
  • Home Office (due to Covid, otherwise Edinburgh or Glasgow Office)
  • Closing 30th September 2021

Are you creative and passionate about fundraising to support our equity mission?

We have an exciting opportunity for a creative and dynamic person to lead our fundraising strategy, supporting our efforts to secure new and repeat income from Trusts, Foundations, Commissions & Tenders. You will be someone with a minimum of 3 years’ bid writing experience, and be able to evidence a track record in charitable fundraising, reporting and monitoring. You should have a good knowledge of the funding landscape in Scotland as well as an understanding of the social, political, and human rights issues that impact on the lives of BPoC young people.

You should be able to think creatively, work both independently and as part of a team, and demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal and digital skills. You will have proven stakeholder management skills to work with all levels of staff in the organisation and external partners.

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.

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Multimedia Design Lead

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Home Office (due to Covid, otherwise Edinburgh or Glasgow Office)
  • Closing 17th October 2021

We are looking for a Multimedia Design Lead to join our Creative Team. We need a creative professional who wants to make an impact with Scotland's Leading Anti-Racist youth charity, and help us deliver cutting-edge graphic and video content across our print and digital channels.

The Multimedia Design Lead is responsible for creating and organising supporting materials for IYS programmes and events. They will have experience of conceptualising digital marketing campaigns and producing engaging social media content into packages that really connect with our audiences.

The perfect candidate will bring a blend of originality, creativity and enthusiasm to every job no matter how small. They will become part of a passionate, in-house team who have regular catch ups and progress reviews, as well as face-to-face meetings in our offices in Edinburgh & Glasgow.

We don't expect you to know everything about the sphere in which we work, but it is important that the candidate can be open to feedback and work collaboratively to meet organisational / team goals.

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Mental Health Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • Home office (due to Covid, otherwise Edinburgh or Glasgow office).
  • Closing 3rd November 2021

Intercultural Youth Scotland (IYS) is Scotland’s major voice for Black and PoC (People of Colour) children and young people. Established in 2019 as a small youth work charity for Black and PoC young people, we have grown as a centre of support, creativity and activism for our community. Our team of over 30 staff members – almost all of us Black and PoC young people ourselves – aim to make IYS a community space, a source of support and a champion for all Black and PoC children and young people in Scotland.

We centre anti-racism and the experiences of Black and PoC young people in schools, at work and in personal lives through our Education, Restless Natives, and Youth Work programmes, and our free Mental Health Service. Our governmental and sectoral advocacy is an extension of these priorities, which focuses on upending the entrenched inequalities and structural exclusion that have cut Black and PoC 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 Black and PoC young people. Our growing presence in Scotland springs from this unique position – advocating for change from others while we make a change directly ourselves.

Job Summary

The IYS Mental Health Service offers free, specialist counselling for Black and PoC children and young people, aged 12-25. It was first launched as a pilot in December 2020, and has now gained the long-term funding needed to establish itself as an ambitious and fully-fledged service. The Mental Health Service Manager will work closely with Senior Leadership Team members to maintain existing 1-1 counselling provision, improve the structures and processes of the service, and develop further counselling support based on our youth-centred and anti-racist approach. The Mental Health Service Manager will also play a key role in IYS’ advocacy for anti-racist change across Scotland’s mental health landscape, whether with Scottish Government, sectoral actors or partner organisations.

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Anti-Racist & Pro Black Educator

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • 2 days home office (due to Covid, otherwise Edinburgh or Glasgow office) and 2 days on-location at partner schools.
  • Closing 28th October 2021

Intercultural Youth Scotland (IYS) is rapidly becoming Scotland’s major voice for Black and PoC (People of Colour) children and young people. Established in 2019 as a small youth work organisation oriented towards Black and PoC youths, we have grown as a centre of support, creativity and activism for our community. Our team of 27 staff members – almost all of us Black and PoC young people ourselves – aim to make IYS a community space, a source of support and a champion for all Black and PoC children and young people in Scotland.

We centre anti-racism and the experiences of Black and PoC 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 Black and PoC 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 Black and PoC young people. Our growing presence in Scotland emanates from this unique position – as both an advocacy organisation and community-oriented organisation.

Job Overview

The Educator will be able to work independently, teaching the IYS Anti-racist & Pro Black Education modules and supporting assigned partner schools on their anti-racist journey through pupil and staff guidence and consultation. The Educator will be a resilient and agile individual with a passion for social change, excellent people skills and confidence in facilitating a group of young people. The Educator will support national youth and school community consultations, supporting the team’s efforts towards establishing a youth-led, national reporting racism resource. The Education team works closely together to develop resources and continuously review and refine teaching materials throughout the year. The educator works closely with members of the Education team and indeed to ensure communication and alignment across departments.

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