People Know How
People Know How

Charity registered in Scotland SC043871

People Know How was founded in 2013 on the principle that people know how to identify their needs and the solutions that will help them fulfil their potential and solve social issues. People often don’t realise that they know how, and that’s where we come in – unlocking ideas for a better future, today. We call this social innovation. We are based in Edinburgh, Scotland and work primarily in the North East locality, with all parts of the community including children, young people, the elderly and those affected by homelessness. Our team is incredibly international, receiving volunteers, interns and placement students (our VIPs) from all over the world. We also collaborate and work in partnership with a large body of partners and stakeholders in running our projects and services and driving social change.

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Positive Transitions Youth Worker

  • Full time
  • £18,233 – £21,267
  • East Lothian & 525 Ferry Road, Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th November 2019

We have a unique opportunity for a group-focused Youth Worker to join our Positive Transitions Team, during an exciting period of growth. The Positive Transitions Service is an established service in schools across all 4 of Edinburgh’s localities, offering an early intervention service to encourage and enable vulnerable children, young people and families, and to support them to feel understood and valued, developing their potential (gaining self-esteem and confidence), and overcoming personal, school and learning challenges. In the last three years, the Positive Transitions Service has supported over 2,500 children, young people and families. We are an authorised supplier on the Framework Agreement for the Pupil Equity Fund and we have recently secured funding from The National Lottery, BBC Children in Need, the Robertson Trust and NHS Lothian. We are now extending our service into East Lothian and an opportunity exists for a highly motivated individual to join our team.


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Fundraiser Volunteer


14th October 2019

A new volunteering opportunity as the charity is growing and we are always looking for ways to generate more funding to keep our projects going. Our goals for fundraising in the community are growing with us so it is an exciting time to get involved. The role of this volunteer wo… Read more

Digital Befriender


9th September 2019

As a Digital Befriender, you will be part of a team put together to develop and implement Re:connect’s “Digital Classrooms”. You’ll be working as part of a team but also in 1-to-1 sessions to support people who would like help with learning digital skills. Share your passion, kno… Read more

Community Liaison Volunteer

Community / Economic Development

25th March 2019

Support our engagement work by organising our existing community contacts; finding new contacts; empowering people to get involved; participating in community projects; interviewing local people and capturing their stories; keeping records of our communication; attending meetings… Read more

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