Charity registered in Scotland SC003923
YouthLink Scotland is the national agency for youth work. It is a membership organisation championing the role and value of the youth work sector, challenging government at national and local level to invest in the development of the sector.
YouthLink Scotland is seeking to recruit a motivated individual into the post of Policy and Research Manager. The post holder will lead the development of youth work policies and strategies impacting on young people’s lives at national and local levels. It will embed the policy and research function within YouthLink Scotland’s Strategic Plan.
The post-holder will be responsible for developing the policy and research function of the organisation. They will co-develop the National Youth Work Strategy and implementation plan.
Applicants will have experience of policy development and research, good knowledge of the Youth work sector and experience of liaising with a range of stakeholders. They will be educated to degree level in a related field (e.g. Youth Work, Community learning and Development, Social Policy, Social Research)
The company offers a 9.5% non-contributory pension scheme. The post will be based at the YouthLink Scotland offices in Edinburgh. The normal working week is 35 hours. By its nature, the post will sometimes require work to be undertaken during evenings and weekends. Annual holiday entitlement is 25 days plus 12 public holidays. YouthLink Scotland is an equal opportunities employer.
YouthLink Scotland is looking to appoint a Mental Health and Wellbeing Officer to support the development of Mental Health & Wellbeing training for youth workers and partner agencies. The successful applicant would consult with the sector and young people on training needs and thereafter develop and deliver a mental health training resource.
This exciting post is funded by See Me, Scotland’s national programme to end mental health stigma and discrimination. The candidate should be able to effectively engage with a range of partners including young people, youth workers, allied sectors and training providers. They will be required to organise and facilitate focus groups and training sessions and should therefore have good organisational skills. They will be required to produce a training resource and must be passionate about how the youth work sector positively supports young people’s mental health & wellbeing. An understanding of youth work and mental health and wellbeing is required.
This is a fixed term post for one year. The starting salary is £32553 (pro rata). The company offers a 9.5% non-contributory pension scheme. The post will be based at the YouthLink Scotland offices in Edinburgh. The normal working week is 21 hours. By its nature, the post will sometimes require work to be undertaken during evenings and weekends. Annual holiday entitlement is 25 days plus 12 public holidays (pro rata). YouthLink Scotland is an equal opportunities employer.