Edinburgh Young Carers Project
Edinburgh Young Carers Project

Charity registered in Scotland SC026270

Edinburgh Young Carers is a voluntary organisation working with and on behalf of young carers throughout Edinburgh.  We are one of the largest and most well established independent young carers organisations in Scotland. We have a strong commitment to the rights of children and young people.


Current vacancies

Sessional Youth Worker

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th December 2020

Edinburgh Young Carers is looking for experienced youth workers to assist with our respite groups. You will work with young people who have a caring role at home, to ensure that they are provided with the support and services that they require.

Sessional Youth Workers will be working with young carers from the age of 5 to 25 in group settings, assisting in the planning, preparation and delivery of group work activities, and building positive relationships with young carers through effective communication and listening skills.

You must be flexible, creative, enjoy challenges, able to work in a person-centred and empowering way, and be committed to the development of children and young people’s rights.

Role Description:

Group and event support, helping with the running of activities, taking part and supporting the general feel of the group and environment, during term-time and at holiday activities.

Organisation Profile:

Edinburgh Young Carers is a voluntary organisation working with and on behalf of young carers throughout Edinburgh. We are one of the largest and most well established independent young carers organisations in Scotland. We have a strong commitment to the rights of children and young people.

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Young Carers Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,507
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd February 2020

Edinburgh Young Carers is seeking a suitably experienced and qualified applicant to join the service in developing and providing high quality support to young carers in Edinburgh between the ages of 5 and 25 years.

The post-holder will work alongside colleagues to raise awareness of young carers and their support needs, identify hidden young carers, and develop and provide support plans to ensure that young carers identified personal outcomes are being met, in accordance with the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

The candidate will need to be suitably qualified and experienced in working with children and young people, with at least three years proven experience in a role including individual and group work.

Organisation Profile:

Edinburgh Young Carers Service is a voluntary organisation working with and on behalf of young carers throughout Edinburgh. We are one of the largest and most well established independent young carers organisations in Scotland. We have a strong commitment to the rights of children and young people.

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Schools Project Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,507
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd February 2020

Edinburgh Young Carers is seeking a suitably experienced applicant to join our team in developing and providing high quality support to young carers in Edinburgh as a Project Manager for our Schools Awareness Raising Project.

The purpose of the role is to manage an awareness-raising project in schools and Higher Education / Further Education establishments across Edinburgh, with the aim to develop whole-school, sustainable approaches in the identification of, and support to, young carers.

The postholder will be expected to work directly with a variety of schools in Edinburgh, which will include delivering presentations and workshops to both pupils and teaching staff, as well as forming partnerships with healthcare, social care and other voluntary sector professionals.

We would expect applicants to have experience of managing, monitoring and evaluating a project, and proven experience of partnership working with education colleagues. We seek experienced professionals committed to improving the lives of young carers.

Organisation Profile:

Edinburgh Young Carers Service is a voluntary organisation working with and on behalf of young carers throughout Edinburgh. We are one of the largest and most well established independent young carers organisations in Scotland. We have a strong commitment to the rights of children and young people.

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Drug & Alcohol Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,507 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd February 2020

Edinburgh Young Carers is seeking a suitably experienced and qualified applicant to join its Drug and Alcohol Project in developing and providing high quality support to young carers in Edinburgh between the ages of 5 and 25 years, who care for someone with problematic drug and/or alcohol use.

The postholder will work alongside colleagues to increase the Project’s effectiveness, identify hidden young carers, develop and provide support and increase our knowledge and understanding of the needs of young carers who are caring for someone with problematic drug and/or alcohol use.

The candidate will be expected to have proven experience of working with children and young people and working with people affected by drug and alcohol difficulties, with a sound understanding of Child Protection issues and relevant qualifications. We seek experienced professionals committed to improving the lives of young carers.

Organisation Profile:

Edinburgh Young Carers Service is a voluntary organisation working with and on behalf of young carers throughout Edinburgh. We are one of the largest and most well established independent young carers organisations in Scotland. We have a strong commitment to the rights of children and young people.

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This vacancy has now closed

Young Carers Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,507
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd October 2020

Edinburgh Young Carers, alongside Capital Carers (formerly North West Carers) and Broomhouse Centre (trading as Space) form the ‘Edinburgh Young Carer Partnership’. The partnership has been funded by the City of Edinburgh Council and Scottish Government to provide specialist support to young carers and young adult carers across Edinburgh.

The three partner organisations believe that working together as the Edinburgh Young Carer Partnership will provide a more comprehensive and holistic package of support, that works across the 4 city localities, providing a highly effective, community-based way of supporting these young people who are young carers.

Edinburgh Young Carers is seeking a suitably experienced and qualified applicant to join the service in developing and providing high quality support to young carers in Edinburgh between the ages of 5 and 25 years.

The post-holder will work alongside colleagues to raise awareness of young carers and their support needs, identify hidden young carers, and deliver Young Carer Statements to ensure that young carers identified personal outcomes and support needs are being met, in accordance with the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

The candidate will need to be suitably qualified and experienced in working with children and young people, with at least three years proven experience in a role including individual and group work.

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Operations and Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £25,507 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd October 2020

Edinburgh Young Carers, alongside Capital Carers (formerly North West Carers) and Broomhouse Centre (trading as Space) form the ‘Edinburgh Young Carer Partnership’. The partnership has been funded by the City of Edinburgh Council and Scottish Government to provide specialist support to young carers and young adult carers across Edinburgh.

The three partner organisations believe that working together as the Edinburgh Young Carer Partnership will provide a more comprehensive and holistic package of support, that works across the 4 city localities, providing a highly effective, community-based way of supporting these young people who are young carers. Edinburgh Young Carers is seeking a suitably experienced and qualified applicant to join the service and develop, monitor and ensure high quality support to young carers in Edinburgh between the ages of 5 and 25 years.

The post-holder will assist the Operations and Development Manager and Chief Executive in ensuring services to carers are flexible and developed in such a way as to best meet the needs of carers as cost effectively and efficiently as possible, will work to maintain and promote partnerships across statutory and third-sector organisations, and take the lead on involving young carers in the moderation and co-production of their support through EYC and beyond.

The candidate will need to be suitably qualified and experienced in working with children and young people, with at least three years proven experience in a role including individual and group work, as well as proven project management experience.

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Young Carers Development Worker (PT)

  • Part time
  • £25,507 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd October 2020

Edinburgh Young Carers Service is a voluntary organisation working with and on behalf of young carers throughout Edinburgh. We are one of the largest and most well established independent young carers organisations in Scotland. We have a strong commitment to the rights of children and young people.

Edinburgh Young Carers is seeking a suitably experienced and qualified applicant to join the service in developing and providing high quality support to young carers in Edinburgh between the ages of 5 and 25 years.

The post-holder will work alongside colleagues to raise awareness of sibling young carers and their support needs, identify hidden young carers, and deliver Young Carer Statements to ensure that young carers identified personal outcomes and support needs are being met, in accordance with the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

The candidate will plan and deliver a Siblings Research Project in partnership with sibling young carers and a consultant researcher and develop appropriate young carer support services from research recommendations.

The candidate will need to be suitably qualified and experienced in working with children and young people, with at least three years proven experience in a role including individual and group work, and proven experience of being involved in research co-produced with, or involving, children and young people.

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