U-Evolve
U-Evolve

Charity registered in Scotland SC045864

U-Evolve is a charity set up to deliver therapeutic and personal skills for children to enable them to evolve and become resilient, secure and confident.


Current vacancies

Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • £45,000 – £50,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th February 2023

Are you a strategic leader with service management experience? Are you passionate about improving the lives of young people in Edinburgh? Do you want to work for a values driven, ambitious and fun organisation? Then we want to hear from you!

At U-evolve we believe that all young people should have access to the support they need to thrive, no matter where they are starting from. Our unique, young person led therapeutic coaching model uses coaching, mindfulness, CBT and therapeutic techniques to respond to the needs of young people.

Under our departing CEO we’ve seen significant growth over the last few years, and we’re now looking for our next values driven leader to take us into the next chapter of our story. This role would suit someone with a rounded experience, both in service development and delivery and income generation. You’ll be reporting directly to the Board and managing a staff team to deliver our life changing services.

Most importantly, you will be committed to improving the lives of Edinburgh’s young people, taking an innovative, creative and fun approach in the work that you do.

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Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th March 2021

Seeking Board members — 3 positions available

At U-evolve we support young people aged 11-18 in North Edinburgh to build confidence, resilience and self belief. We work in some of the lowest SIMD (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2020) areas in Edinburgh and the young people we work with often experience socio-economic deprivation. Many are disengaged from education, experiencing mental health problems and relationship breakdowns. We believe all young people deserve happy and fulfilling futures, no matter where they are starting from.

This support has never been more needed, and we have seen a significant demand in our services as a result of the emotional pressures of Covid-19.

We are a grassroots charity committed to delivering incredible impact for young people. We are seeking new board members to help us drive forward our ambitious growth strategy and diversification, joining our recently appointed CEO to develop and implement the future work of U-evolve.

We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds who will add diverse perspectives and skills to U-evolve. We are particularly keen to see applications from those with strategic level experience in one or more of the following areas:

• Commercial or social enterprise

• Fundraising

• Governance

• Charity experience

Previous Board experience is not required, but proven experience in a leadership role is.

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Operations Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £27,500
  • Home-based with travel to meetings in North Edinburgh (post COVID-19)
  • Closing 23rd April 2021

At U-evolve we support young people aged 11-18 in North Edinburgh to build confidence, resilience and self belief. We believe all young people deserve happy and fulfilling futures, no matter where they are starting from.

We provide 1:1 therapeutic coaching with young people, supporting them to reach their goals and work through the trauma they've experienced. We also run topic- based workshops and group work, such as mental health awareness, transition workshops and body image for young people.

We also work with the adults in young people’s networks, ensuring that they can effectively and compassionately support young people through the challenges they may be facing. We want to build resilience and emotional literacy to create a culture that fosters good mental health and wellbeing for all. We work in partnerships with schools and youth groups. We provide training, workshops and opportunities for peer support to parents, carers and frontline professionals.

This support has never been more needed, and we have seen a significant demand in our services as a result of the emotional pressures of Covid-19.

We are in a grassroots charity in a period of growth and diversification and thanks to support from the Adapt and Thrive fund, are now recruiting an Operations Coordinator to support the development of our next phase. Reporting directly to the CEO, you will support the day to day running of the charity, as well as leading our fundraising programme. This includes income generation from grants, trusts and foundations, and community and developing our donor programme.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an independent, driven and creative individual to join a small, committed team who deliver incredible impact for young people in Edinburgh.

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Therapeutic Coach – Young Women

  • Full time
  • £23,000 – £25,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd July 2021

We are a pioneering, future focussed charity, committed to improving the mental health, resilience and self-belief of young people aged 11-18 in Edinburgh.

The young people we work with are often facing trauma and may be disengaged from education. We believe in a preventative approach to supporting young people and making improvements to their mental health and sense of self that will last a lifetime.

We are looking to recruit a female therapeutic coach to work with the young women we support and to contribute to our team as we grow our service. As well as delivering 1:1 therapeutic coaching to young women, you will also support the development and delivery of our group work and training. This is an exciting time to join a growing charity during a time when our services have never been more needed.

Full training will be provided for the role, but experience of working with young women in 1:1 and group settings is a must. We would like to hear from women who share our values of providing holistic, person centred and empowering support for young people.

The ideal candidate will have a counselling or therapy qualification, or working towards this. However, if you are an experienced youth worker with an interest and commitment to working towards a counselling qualification then we will support you in developing in this area.

We are particularly interested in hearing from women who have experience of developing and delivering group work with young women, to build on the skills of our team.

Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 permits that only women may apply for this particular role of Therapeutic Coach – Young Women.

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Therapeutic Coach

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,000 – £25,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd September 2022

At U-evolve we believe in building resilient, confident and thriving communities one young person at a time. We are trauma skilled mental health professionals, working 1:1 and in groups with young people. We focus on equipping our young people with our core values of confidence, resilience and security as the foundations of healing, recovery and personal growth.

Our therapeutic coaching team support the wellbeing of the young person to achieve the changes they want and need in their life by drawing on evidence-based theories and practices from Coaching Psychology, Counselling and Therapy.

We are driven by the belief at all young people deserve support, opportunity and understanding to live their lives their way, regardless of where they are starting from, and that the young person is at centre leading the process, designing their healing journey.

We also work with the adults in young people’s network- building a trauma informed community-ensuring that they can effectively and compassionately support young people through the challenges they may be facing in a non-judgemental, accessible way.

You can find out more about us on our website or if you’d like to chat to a member of the team just get in touch.

This is an exciting time for U-evolve, as we move towards our ambition to be there for every young person in Scotland. As a growing, grassroots charity we are looking for a new Therapeutic Coach who shares our vision and values.

As a Therapeutic Coach you will;

  • Provide 1:1 therapeutic support to young people aged 11-21 years old.
  • Design and deliver group work for young people.
  • Design and deliver training for frontline professionals on a range of topics, including trauma skilled, coaching and compassion.
  • Build relationships with partners, including schools, community groups and public sector.

Requirements of the role

We want to recruit people to join our team who share our vision, values and drive to support young people to thrive, no matter where they are starting from. We are committed to the learning and development of our team and we welcome applications from a wide range of experience and backgrounds. Please see the job description for full details.

All our coaches are working towards their qualification in counselling or psychotherapy, and we have a generous learning and development package to support this. If you are not yet qualified, or on a qualification pathway, but are committed to reaching that goal we’d still love you to apply.

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Chair & Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th November 2022

Join U-evolve's Board of Trustees

U-evolve is an Edinburgh youth mental health charity. We provide free, non-time-limited, and personalised support to young people experiencing mental health problems. Each year, we support hundreds of young people through our 1:1 and group work services and provide training to professionals working with young people. We're based in North West Edinburgh, but provide services across the city.

Supporting Edinburgh’s Young People

The U-evolve Board supports our six-strong staff team, and we are currently recruiting for a Chairperson and four Trustees. If you are passionate about youth mental health support and want to make a real difference to the lives of young people in Scotland, we would love to hear from you.

Who are we looking for?

We need passionate individuals who want to share their expertise, ideas, and experiences to shape our charity and, ultimately, benefit young people. We don’t just mean professional experience - we’re committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion on our Board and are prioritising this during the current recruitment round. If you have lived experience of mental health problems, identify as working class, are from an ethnic minority group, or are under 30 – we would especially love to hear from you!

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