Youth Scotland
Youth Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC000501

As the largest national youth work organisation, Youth Scotland supports 66,000 young people, 1,450 youth groups and over 8,200 youth workers.

Current vacancies

Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • £57,703 – £64,717
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th November 2021

Youth Scotland is Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community based youth work and we would love you to come and lead our dynamic organisation.

Now, more than ever, Scotland’s young people need effective community based youth work services. Youth Scotland is seeking a visible, dynamic and progressive CEO to lead the direction of community based youth work in Scotland and shape a 21st century sector, emboldened to meet the needs of the critical youth work organisations working to affect grass roots change.

Youth Scotland supports over 1,600 youth groups across the country, which provide youth work opportunities for more than 74,000 young people. These young people are supported by over 8,000 youth workers, including 5,000 volunteers.

You should have experience in leading an organisation. You should be qualified in Youth Work and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the policy landscape in Scotland. You will also have significant management, finance, fundraising, governance, compliance and communications skills.

This position is based in our Edinburgh office pending COVID-19 restrictions.

Shortlist

CashBack Senior Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £33,834 – £35,689
  • Edinburgh office pending COVID-19 restrictions
  • Closing 25th October 2021

Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community-based youth work, would love you to come and join our dynamic team. We are looking for an experienced worker who has excellent partnership skills, with experience of coordinating national projects and programmes.

Youth Scotland supports over 1,600 youth groups across the country which provide youth work opportunities for more than 74,000 young people. These young people are supported by over 8,000 youth workers including 5,000 volunteers.

Our range of accredited youth awards recognise thousands of young people’s learning and achievements every year.

We are looking for someone with experience in managing projects, preferably with an active involvement in the youth work sector, to play a lead role on Youth Scotland’s biggest project – Generation CashBack - and to effectively manage key relationships with funders and partners. Generation CashBack supports member groups in areas of multiple deprivation to increase the opportunities available for young people and help them achieve their full potential.

If you have the skills and experience to make this happen, then we want to hear from you!

Shortlist
Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Senior Development Worker (Young Islanders Network)

  • Full time
  • £33,834 – £35,689
  • Home-based in the Scottish Islands
  • Closing 23rd August 2021

Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community-based youth work, would love you to come and join our dynamic team. We are looking for an experienced worker who has great skills in engaging young people, with experience of life on the Scottish islands and the passion to lead the development of Scotland’s Young Islanders Network.

Youth Scotland supports over 1,600 youth groups across the country which provide youth work opportunities for more than 74,000 young people. These young people are supported by over 8,000 youth workers including 5,000 volunteers.

Our range of accredited youth awards recognise thousands of young people’s learning and achievements every year.

The Young Islanders Network will provide opportunities for young people in Scotland’s island communities to share their experiences, have their voices heard, shape decision-making about issues that impact their lives and ensure that the National Islands Plan fully considers their interests and priorities.

If you have the skills and experience to make this happen, then we want to hear from you!

This post will be home-based on the Scottish islands with an expectation of travel (subject to Covid-19 restrictions) between islands and, on occasion, to Youth Scotland head office in Edinburgh.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Head of Programmes and Business Development

  • Full time
  • £36,371
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th September 2021

Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community based youth work, would love you to come and join our senior leadership team.

Youth Scotland supports over 1,600 youth groups across the country which provide youth work opportunities for more than 74,000 young people. These young people are supported by over 8,000 youth workers including 5,000 volunteers.

We are looking for an experienced senior manager, preferably with an active involvement in the youth work sector, to lead the development of new youth work programmes, including our suite of accredited youth awards, and to effectively manage our key relationships with funders and partners.

You will have great skills, and should have an excellent track record, in researching, developing, leading and reporting on successful funding proposals to government and government agencies, lottery, trusts and foundations; and in securing other income generation opportunities.

This position is based in our Edinburgh office pending COVID-19 restrictions

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Administrator (Awards & General Admin)

  • Full time
  • £17,650 – £20,467
  • This post would usually be based in our Edinburgh office – pending Covid restrictions
  • Closing 4th October 2021

Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community based youth work, would love you to come and join our dynamic team

We are looking for someone who has great skills in administration and a passion for helping people. Youth Scotland supports over 1,600 youth groups across the country which provide youth work opportunities for more than 74,000 young people. These young people are supported by over 8,000 youth workers including 5,000 volunteers.

Our range of accredited youth awards recognise thousands of young people’s learning and achievements every year.

This post will support all aspects of the administration and operations of

Youth Scotland. If you have the skills and experience to make a difference supporting our projects and services then we want to hear from you!

Shortlist