Pilton Youth and Childrens Project
Pilton Youth and Childrens Project

Charity registered in Scotland SC003353

PYCP is a registered charity founded in 1997 providing a range of services for children and young people aged 5-18.


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Intensive Support Worker – Bridges to Learning

  • Part time
  • £24,357 – £26,774 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st May 2021

Pilton Youth and Children’s Project (PYCP) is a registered charity based in Pilton in the North West locality of Edinburgh. PYCP has been established for over 22 years and is based in an area of multiple deprivation where many children, young people and their families face inequalities in areas such as income, health and education. We work with young people aged 5 to 18 where they can access a range of activities to best suit their needs.

PYCP has provided 1:1 and group-based support to young people since we were founded in 1997. We have a small team of Intensive Support workers, taking referrals from families, schools and other local agencies.

The Intensive Support worker(s) will work with identified young people on both a 1:1 and group basis. The aim will be to support them to overcome difficulties, develop resilience and coping skills so that they can be successful in their learning and development.

The Intensive Support worker will also contribute to the development of the service, for example being a point of contact for referrals and organising programmes alongside their colleagues.

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Sessional Workers

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th December 2021

Pilton Youth and Children’s Project is a charity formed in 1997 and based in North West Edinburgh. We provide a range of services for local children and young people, including youth and children’s clubs, group work programmes and 1:1 support.

We are looking for experienced sessional workers to be part of our youth and children’s work team and work in our after school provision. We are also able to offer additional hours to cover staff absence and in holiday programmes. Candidates are welcome to apply for all or some of the hours available.

Hours available:

Tuesday – Primary 5 to 7 Club, term time from 3pm to 5.30pm (2.5 hours):

Working with a team of youth workers to develop and deliver a range of activities for children aged 8 to 11; including art and crafts, sports, games, cooking and themed/ issue based sessions.

Friday - Primaries 1/2 and Primaries 3/4 Clubs, term time from 1.30 pm – 5.00pm (3.5 hours)

Working with younger children to develop and deliver a range of activities such and art and crafts, cooking, games and sport as well as themed/ issue based sessions.

Friday Hub for S1+, term time – starting January 2022 (Times to be confirmed but no later than 9pm (approximate hours 2.5 – 3 hours):

Working with young people aged 12+ to develop and deliver a range of engaging activities, including sports, cooking, crafts and themed/ issue based sessions. Also working with a harm reduction approach with young people around risk taking behaviours and using activities to divert from/ prevent this.

Person Specification:

• At least 2 years’ experience of working with young people in youth work setting, or in a similar role such as social work, education or support work.

• Experience of working as part of a team. The post holder will be required to work alongside other youth workers and volunteers in delivering our services.

• Ability to work independently and use their own initiative.

• Understanding of the needs of young people and an ability to develop programmes to meet these needs.

• Good level of organisational, administrative, IT and communication skills.

What we offer you

Rate of pay: £11.21

Up to 5.6 week

Training opportunities

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Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd November 2021

Voluntary Board Members Trustees

Pilton Youth and Children’s Project is a charity formed in 1997 and based in North West Edinburgh and with roots back in the local community to the early 1980s.

We offer open access clubs and groups, focussed intensive support and group work to children and young people age 5 - 18 years in an area of multiple deprivation.

Our work falls into 3 broad categories:

• Open access youth and children’s work;

• Targeted and referred support work to children and young people in need;

• Promotion of good health and wellbeing;

Role:

Pilton Youth and Children’s Project is a charity formed in 1997 and based in North West Edinburgh. We provide a range of services for local children and young people, including youth and children’s clubs, group work programmes and 1:1 support.

We are looking for people who are dedicated and enthusiastic about supporting local children and young people. We offer a range of opportunities to represent PYCP at external events, meetings and training opportunities.

We are seeking to appoint new board members with specific skills to enhance our existing board membership. The successful candidates will have excellent knowledge and experience of one or more of the following:

• Finance and accounting

• Pensions

• Fundraising

• Law

• HR

The successful candidates will be required to clearly demonstrate:

• A commitment to the aims and objectives of PYCP

• A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort

• Strategic vision

• Good, independent judgement

• Ability to think creatively

• Willingness to speak one’s mind

• Understanding and acceptance of responsibilities

• Ability to work effectively as a member of a team

• Leadership skills

• Experience of working and influencing at a strategic level

• Good communication and interpersonal skills

• Impartiality, fairness and confidentiality

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