Scottish Youth Parliament
Scottish Youth Parliament

Charity registered in Scotland SC032662

The Scottish Youth Parliament represents Scotland’s young people.  Our vision for Scotland is of a nation that actively listens to and values the meaningful participation of its children and young people.  Our goal is to make this vision a reality, in order to ensure Scotland is the best place in the world to grow up. 

We are a fundamentally rights-based organisation, and our mission, vision, and values are grounded in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).


Current vacancies

Top job! Head of Policy and Public Affairs

  • Full time
  • £39,114 – £45,008
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th February 2023

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) in a new role that will lead all of SYP’s political, policy and campaigns work.

SYP has a proud history of delivering youth led campaigns that deliver meaningful policy change. Our campaigns for Votes at 16, for Equal Marriage, and for the incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into domestic law, to name only a few, have led to improvements to the lives of young people across Scotland.

SYP’s political profile and impact has never been higher, and our new Head of Policy will be responsible for driving forward all of our political work and ensure that we deliver even more of the changes to policy and legislation that young people expect of us.

If you would like an informal and confidential discussion about our expectations for this role, please contact SYP’s Chief Executive, Ben McKendrick at ben.m@syp.org.uk

Reports to: Chief Executive

Direct Reports: Policy and Public Affairs Officer and Policy and Project Officer

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Project and Policy Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,950 – £28,050
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd November 2021

We are excited to announce the opportunity for a Project and Policy Officer to join the SYP team. Working within SYPs youth led structure, this role will be to support on the delivery of our projects and policy work across the organisation. Including supporting Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament, project participants, support workers, SYP staff and other key stakeholders. This post is subject to membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme. We are excited to announce the opportunity team.

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UNCRC Participation Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,580 – £34,679
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th January 2022

This is a new and exciting opportunity to join the staff team at the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) as UNCRC Participation Manager.

We are looking to recruit a UNCRC Participation Manager to develop our offer to Scottish Government, Non-Departmental Public Bodies and other statutory bodies in supporting the meaningful participation of young people in decision making in a youth led way.

This post is subject to membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme.

Reports to: Deputy Chief Executive (with reporting responsibilities to the CEO)

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Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,639 – £30,448
  • all staff are currently working flexibly between the SYP office and working from home
  • Closing 29th April 2022

We are excited to announce the opportunity for a Communications Officer to join the SYP team.

Reports to: Chief Executive (with reporting responsibilities to the Policy and Public Affairs Manager)

The Communications Officer is responsible for all external and internal communications and the delivery of agreed campaign objectives (with support from other colleagues) at SYP.

This post is subject to membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme.

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Business Support Assistant

  • Part time
  • £18,911 – £23,431 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd August 2022

We are excited to announce the opportunity for a Business Support Assistant to join the SYP team. Working within SYPs youth led structure, this role will be to support our staff team and volunteers work across the organisation with admin tasks, liaise with key suppliers and coordinate the SYP office. This post is subject to membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme.

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Project and Policy Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,639 – £30,448
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th July 2022

We are excited to announce the opportunity for a Project and Policy Officer to join the SYP team. Working within SYPs youth led structure, this role will be to support on the delivery of our projects and policy work across the organisation. Including supporting Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament, project participants, support workers, SYP staff and other key stakeholders. This post is subject to membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme.

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Policy and Public Affairs Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,639 – £30,448
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th October 2022

We are excited to announce the opportunity for a Policy and Public Affairs Officer to join the SYP team. Working within SYPs youth led structure, this role will be to support on the delivery of our policy work across the organisation. Including supporting Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament, to create policy, advocate for SYP policy to key audiences and stakeholders and support the wider policy work of SYP.

This post is subject satisfactory references and membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme

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