Fast Forward
Fast Forward

Charity registered in Scotland SC020124

Fast Forward is a national voluntary organisation based in Edinburgh. We promote health through education by, with and for young people.


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Administration and Finance Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Edinburgh. Hybrid working – we are moving to a hybrid working model with 2 days in the office / week and 3 days working from home during the continued pandemic.
  • Closing 1st November 2021

Fast Forward is Scotland’s national youth work agency, focusing on supporting children & young people to make informed choices regarding, and take a harm reduction approach to, risk-taking behaviours, towards reducing the negative impacts of these behaviours on their lives and those of their families and wider community.

Established in 1987, we work directly with children and young people, and providing training and resources to their parents / carers, and the youth workers, teachers and other practitioners in their lives.

We do this through working directly with young people, and those who support them, providing experiential learning based on accurate information and sound advice.

Fast Forward is seeking an Administration & Finance Officer to join our team.

The Administration and Finance Officer will be responsible for the following:

General administration duties at the Fast Forward office

Providing effective financial transactional processing

Purchasing and ordering supplies

Booking travel and accommodation

Administrative support for projects

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Project Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,619 – £35,646
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st March 2022

Fast Forward is a national voluntary youth-work organisation which promotes the health and wellbeing of young people. We have been working with young people, parents, practitioners, agencies and communities across Scotland since 1987, supporting young people to make informed choices, and take a harm reduction approach to risk taking behaviours.

Fast Forward provides quality health and wellbeing education, peer education, practitioner training, information and resources.

We are recruiting a Project Manager will manage the day to day operations of the Scottish Gambling Education Hub, to provide direction and leadership to the Hub staff team in support of Fast Forward’s mission and strategic aims.

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Project Officer (Gambling Education & Prevention Programme)

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £27,318
  • Currently hybrid model two days a week Fast Forward office, Edinburgh; with regular travel across Scotland
  • Closing 26th September 2022

Fast Forward operates the Scottish Gambling Education Hub, in partnership with GambleAware. The Hub is Scotland’s only gambling education and prevention programme, focusing on protecting young people from gambling harms.

Established in 2018, the project provides free training, support and resources for practitioners who work with young people and families, with tailored approaches to the following 5 sectors:

  • informal education sector
  • youth employability sector
  • formal education/secondary schools sector
  • further and higher education sector
  • parents and carers sector

We are looking for an enthusiastic practitioner with excellent communication skills and experience in working in the education and further/higher education sector. Experience in youth work and youth employability settings is also desirable. The work will include delivering training to universities, colleges and schools as well as partnership building with national organisations and contributing to the ongoing development of the Hub.

The work will include delivering training to youth work practitioners, partnership building with national organisations and contributing to the ongoing development of the Hub.

Other tasks will revolve around the following functions:

  • To develop the work of the project in line with the agreed project objectives.
  • To work closely with local and national partner agencies to promote, implement and facilitate all aspects of the project.
  • Liaise closely, and establish good working relations, with other professionals and members of the public, working or involved in health, education, youth and community work.
  • To develop and deliver training, educational resources and group work programmes suitable for a variety of settings.
  • To ensure that information, advice and support is made available to all relevant agencies and services across Scotland.
  • To complete evaluations and produce regular reports on the progress of the work as required by senior management.
  • To keep up to date with development work and research relevant to the project in the field of gambling, gaming, cryptocurrencies, risk-taking behaviours, health promotion, group work and training methods.
  • To contribute to the wider work programme of Fast Forward as required from time to time by the Chief Executive.

Organisation profile

Fast Forward is a national voluntary organisation based in Edinburgh. We promote health through education by, with and for young people.

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