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Project Development Worker (Project Return)

  • Full time
  • £29,361 – £30,795
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 4th February 2019

  • Advertised from 8th January 2019
  • 35 hour week. Fixed Term till December 2021


Project Return has been developed to provide a voice to care experienced young people, including those who have been involved in the justice system, to help create an in-depth understanding of the effects of trauma and how healthy, long-term relationships can help a young person move on.

Thanks to funding awarded by Life Changes Trust, we are recruiting a Development Worker to work with young people with lived experience, supporting them to take part in a steering group with the aim of co-producing a toolkit of resources to aid understanding of trauma and healing.

The successful candidate:

You will have experience of working with and supporting vulnerable young people and will be able to ensure that weight is given to their voice and opinions. You will have an understanding of the complexities of trauma and adversity and their impact and recovery. You will demonstrate an ability to work with wide range of stakeholders and audiences, including young people, frontline practitioners and senior managers, and be able to communicate with them using a variety of methods. You will have experience in the evaluation process. You will be well organised and able to manage a wide and varied range of tasks with competing priorities and deadlines.

Organisation Profile:

This is an exciting opportunity to join the only national organisation in Scotland working with frontline workers, managers and leaders supporting care experienced young people ensuring that they have the expertise and passion to help young people lead happy successful lives.

This is a key post within the organisation and is expected to ensure that the views of care experienced young people are heard and understood.

Main Functions of Role:

  • To recruit and work with a steering group of care experienced young people, those with lived experience, practitioners, managers and professionals who will co-design this work.
  • Support those young people with lived experience to ensure that they are able to participate fully in the work of the steering group.
  • Support the steering group to co-produce a toolkit of resources to aid understanding of trauma.
  • Support the roll out and development of the resource across our membership.
  • Support young people to fully participate in the development of a scoping paper, ensuring that their views are heard, given real weight and acted upon.
  • Design a robust evaluation tool to measure the ongoing impact and success of the project.
  • Ensure that the work of the project is fed into all Staf Managers’ Forums, Practitioners’ Gatherings, Focus Groups and Conferences.

Application notes

For more information or an informal chat please contact Pamela Graham on 0141 465 7511 or email

To apply please download the application pack, complete the application form and email to before the closing date.

Closing date: 12pm (midday) on Monday 4th February

Interviews taking place week commencing 18th February