Youthlink Scotland
Youthlink Scotland

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.


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Cop26 Development Officer - Training Officer

  • Full time or Part time or Flexible
  • £28,890
  • Remote/Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th July 2021

YouthLink Scotland is looking to appoint a Training Officer post to support and develop our youth work sector training offer in the lead up to, and beyond, the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November 2021. This post is funded by Scottish Government as part of the COP26 Scottish Youth Climate Programme.

This new post would suit an outgoing and confident individual with excellent communication and organisational skills. The candidate will be great at building effective relationships with people at all levels, both within our YouthLink Scotland member organisations, and with external stakeholders.

We are seeking someone with extensive experience of developing and delivering engaging training packages as well as the ability to tailor training and resources to needs of the youth work sector in Scotland. The candidate should have a solid understanding of climate change related topics and the ability to communicate climate change issues with a diverse audience.

This is a fixed term post for one year. The starting salary is £28,890. The company offers a 9.5% non-contributory pension scheme. The post will be part home-based and part based at the YouthLink Scotland offices in Edinburgh. The normal working week is 35 hours but we are open to consideration of part-time and/or flexible working patterns for the right candidate. 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.

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Cop 26 - Development Officer – Project Co-ordinator

  • Full time or Part time or Flexible
  • £31,708
  • Remote/Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th July 2021

YouthLink Scotland is looking to appoint a Development Officer post to take responsibility for the project co-ordination of the COP26 Scottish Youth Climate Programme in the lead up to, and beyond, the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November 2021. This role will help to build climate awareness and literacy within the youth work sector in Scotland and is funded by Scottish Government as part of the COP26 Scottish Youth Climate Programme.

This new post would suit a self-driven, natural collaborator with excellent organisation skills and the ability to co-ordinate a national project involving multiple partners and stakeholders. The candidate will be great at building effective relationships with people at all levels, both within our YouthLink Scotland member organisations, and with external stakeholders.

We are seeking someone who has an understanding of the youth work sector in Scotland and the role of young people and youth workers in tackling the climate crisis. The candidate should be an excellent communicator, with proficient skills and knowledge using online project management tools and have experience of using creative approaches to demonstrate the impact of projects to a diverse range of audiences.

This is a fixed term post for one year. The starting salary is £31,708. The company offers a 9.5% non-contributory pension scheme. The post will be part home-based and part based at the YouthLink Scotland offices in Edinburgh. The normal working week is 35 hours but we are open to consideration of part-time and/or flexible working patterns for the right candidate. 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.

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Digital Content Officer

  • Part time
  • £23,303 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh and home based
  • Closing 31st October 2021

YouthLink Scotland has an exciting opportunity for a part-time Digital Content Officer to join the Communications and Public Affairs team.

This post would suit an outgoing and confident individual with excellent communication and organisational skills. The candidate will be great at building effective relationships with people at all levels, both within our YouthLink Scotland member organisations, and with external stakeholders.

The position is all about creating exciting digital content for our online platforms, meeting the creative multimedia and graphic design needs of YouthLink Scotland and its national programmes.

The role will support the wider organisation to distil key stories from our work and research, creating content and promoting our strategic organisational objectives, with a focus on strong storytelling and social media.

We are seeking someone with extensive experience of developing and delivering engaging social media content and communications, who also has a great creative design flair.

This is a fixed-term post for one year. The starting salary is £23,303(pro rata). The company offers a 9.5% non-contributory pension scheme. The post will be part home-based and part-based at the YouthLink Scotland offices in Edinburgh. This is a part-time position working 21 hours a week. 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.

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Grants Administrator

  • Full time
  • £23,303
  • Hybrid working between YouthLink Scotland offices in Edinburgh and home working.
  • Closing 10th December 2021

YouthLink Scotland is looking to appoint a Grants Administrator to support the administration of our grant programmes in line with contractual obligations. The candidate should be customer focused with good interpersonal skills and competent in the use of SharePoint, Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint are essential.

This is a one year fixed term contract (with potential for extension). The starting salary is £23,303. The company offers a 9.5% non-contributory pension scheme. The post will involve hybrid working between YouthLink Scotland offices in Edinburgh and home working. 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

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No Knives Better Lives (Peer Education) Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £29,561 pro-rata
  • Mixed working home and Edinburgh office
  • Closing 25th April 2022

YouthLink Scotland has an exciting opportunity for a part-time NKBL Development Officer (Peer Education) to join the – No Knives Better Lives team.

This post would suit an outgoing and confident individual with excellent communication and organisational skills. The candidate will be great at building effective relationships with people at all levels, both within our YouthLink Scotland member organisations, and especially with young people.

The position is primarily about developing and delivering peer education capacity building training for practitioners and to integrate key findings from the latest evidence and research on violence prevention (i.e. masculinities, trauma informed, rights-based etc.) into a sustainable and replicable national (Scotland-wide) programme.

The role will support the No Knives Better Lives team to distil key messaging about preventing violence and using impactful stories (in particular ‘lived experiences’) to influence young people to see non-violent behaviour as the social norm. This influencing may be in person or be through digital and social media.

We are seeking someone with experience of working with young people, of developing and delivering engaging training, resources and social media content, who wants to make a difference in the lives of young people. The post-holder must hold a relevant CLD qualification (SCQFC Level 9).

This is a fixed-term post for one year. The starting salary is £29,561 pro rata. The company offers a 9.5% non-contributory pension scheme. The post will be part home-based and part-based at the YouthLink Scotland offices in Edinburgh. This is a part-time position working 21 hours a week. 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.

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Development Officer: Youth Participation

  • Full time
  • £29,561
  • The post will be part home-based and part-office based at the YouthLink Scotland offices in Edinburgh.
  • Closing 20th June 2022

YouthLink Scotland has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Development Officer who will coordinate the delivery of four national initiatives aimed at empowering young leaders to influence change at both national and local level

This post would suit an outgoing and confident individual with excellent communication and organisational skills. The candidate will be great at building effective relationships with people at all levels, both within our YouthLink Scotland member organisations, and especially with young people. The position is primarily about developing and delivering four national youth participation programmes.

YouthBank Scotland,an innovative grant making and empowerment initiative run by young people for young people

The Participative Democracy Certificate,a SCQF credit rated award for young people involved in decision making processes

The Values and Ethics in Participatory Budgeting & Grant Making Qualification, a new SCQF credit Rated qualification developed to ensure young people have the skills, knowledge and support to fully engage in local Participatory Budgeting opportunities and have a direct say in local funding decisions

#iWill Scotland,which aims to encourage and empower more young people to take action, make a difference and influence change within their communities, the environment and broader society.

We are seeking someone with experience of working with young people and youth workers, who has previously of developed and delivered engaging training and who wants to make a difference in the lives of young people. The post-holder must hold a relevant CLD qualification (SCQFC Level 9) or equivalent.

This is a fixed-term post for two years funded by The National Lottery Young Start programme.

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Development Officer (Youth Volunteering)

  • Part time
  • £29,561 pro-rata
  • 60% home-based and 40% at the YouthLink Scotland offices in Edinburgh with flexible working.
  • Closing 27th June 2022

YouthLink Scotland is looking to appoint a part-time (21 hrs per week) Development Officer post to support the delivery of our youth volunteering programme of work. This role will have a specific focus on delivering the Youth VIP project in partnership with Young Scot and Project Scotland and also support the implementation of the Volunteering for All Action Plan in relation to young people and the youth work sector

This new post would suit a self-driven, natural collaborator with excellent organisation skills and the ability to deliver a national project involving multiple partners and stakeholders. The candidate will be great at building effective relationships with young people, our YouthLink Scotland member organisations and external stakeholders.

We are seeking someone who has previous experience of delivering youth volunteering programmes and/or youth work. The candidate should have an understanding of the voluntary sector in Scotland and the role that youth work has in supporting young people to volunteer. They should be an excellent communicator, with strong partnership skills and have experience of using creative approaches to demonstrate the impact of projects to a diverse range of audiences.

A Qualification to SCQF LEVEL10 or have relevant skills and experience in a relevant discipline e.g. Social Sciences, Youth Work, Community Learning and Development.

This is a fixed term post until 31st March 2023. The starting salary is £29,561 (pro rata). The company offers a 9.5% non-contributory pension scheme. The post will be 60% home-based and 40% at the YouthLink Scotland offices in Edinburgh with flexible working. The normal working week is 21 hours. By its nature, the post will regularly 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.

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Chairperson

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th June 2022

YouthLink Scotland seeks a new Chairperson. We are seeking a dynamic, high calibre individual with a proven track record in leadership and a desire to serve the best interests of Scotland’s young people and those organisations who work with them. A knowledge of the charitable sector and experience of chairing is essential, as would be the ability to communicate clearly, verbally and in writing.

The Chairperson should be independent – that is someone not currently employed within the youth work sector but has the right skillset and sector fit for the next chapter of the organisation.

The post is non remunerative although expenses will be paid.

Please download the Person Specification and Role Description for more details.

Time commitment

15 days per year, including 5 Board meetings, sub committee meetings, the AGM, National Youth Work Awards and Annual Conference.

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