Charity registered in Scotland SC043023

theGKexperience has the huge privilege of working with some of the most incredible young people from Glasgow's most disadvantaged neighbourhoods. We use an integrated model of support across four areas: Locally based youth work, Outdoor residential experiences, Young leaders programme and ‘The Container’ We offer young people the chance to be part of shaping superb experiences of community, and a context which improves wellbeing, builds long term supportive relationships, encourages growth and change, fosters leadership, develops resilience and makes aspirations a reality. Since our inception, we have supported and improved the lives of over 500 young people across Glasgow. We currently support around 175 young people and 80 families. Young people grow in confidence, make friends, learn new skills, improve mental and physical health and have fun when involved with us. We provide what support they need and build long-term relationships to make the biggest differences. We collaborate with schools, social work and other organisations to ensure that young people are listened to and receive the best outcomes. Young people can make their aspirations a reality, when involved with theGKexperience.

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Youth Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,624 – £26,139
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th December 2022

Do you want to work for an organisation that is passionate about young people living in disadvantaged communities overcoming barriers and making their aspirations a reality? Do you want to see the skills and potential that young people from some of the most disadvantaged areas of Glasgow can offer?

An exciting opportunity for a full-time Youth Worker to join our dynamic, fun, and flexible team has arisen.

theGKexperience is founded on the belief that all young people are brilliant, and that they all deserve the same opportunities to succeed. We journey alongside and offer support to young people who face long-term challenges due to poverty, disadvantage, and inequality in Glasgow and the wider area. Young people are supported in their local settings, with outdoor residential and wilderness experiences helping them to soar.

The Youth Worker will be responsible for collaborating with young people and young leaders to plan and deliver residential experiences, regular local community work, our award-winning young leaders programme and tailored personal support, including mentoring, home visits, support at school and multi-agency meetings.

Your role will help young people overcome barriers by increasing their confidence and skills to take new steps and make positive decisions, creating a strong voice towards decisions that impact them, building resilience against adverse childhood experiences, gaining leadership skills and increasing prospects, improving physical and mental health.

You will provide a positive role model to young leaders and young people, being aware of risk, safeguarding, personal and professional boundaries. The role will require a positive attitude, enthusiasm, leadership, teamwork and a spirit of adventure!

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration. theGKexperience will meet the cost of any new PVG scheme membership or scheme record update.

For information about the role, please read the Job Description and Person Specification found in the recruitment pack or on our website:

If you have any questions about the role, please email John Kewley: