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Youth and Children’s Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,526 – £28,116
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th December 2018

  • Advertised from 28th November 2018
  • 37.5 hours per week


The BIG Project is recruiting a Youth and Children’s Worker and is seeking a committed and experienced individual who brings energy and enthusiasm to join our team.

The Big Project, is a community based Youth and Children’s Project which supports children and young people, aged 5-18 years living in the Broomhouse Area of Edinburgh to learn, achieve, have fun and feel good about themselves. Delivering high quality provision to the children and young people of The Broomhouse area of South west Edinburgh for over 16 years The BIG Project is now an established and much valued resource with a good track record.

This post is initially offered for a fixed term of 3 years and is dependent thereafter on future funding being available.

Purpose of Job

The Youth and Children’s Worker will take a lead in developing and supporting The BIG Project’s community-based services to children and young people aged 5 – 18 years including a universal open-access youth and children’s work programme, targeted group-work, and individual support. They will be responsible for developing an innovative programme of exciting and attractive activities, including holiday provision and residentials as well as leading on both the consultation and evaluation of this work. They will also recruit and support the Sessional staff and Volunteers involved in these programmes.

The Youth and Children’s Worker will ensure that the organisation meets local need and the targets negotiated with funders.

To find out more about the role, please download the Job Description and Job Specification below.

Application notes

Deadline for returning applications is Thursday 13th December 5pm

Interviews for the post will be conducted on Wednesday 19th December 2018

Please submit one copy of the application form and an equality monitoring form to or applications can be posted to:

The BIG Project

Broomhouse Primary School

33/39 Saughton Road

Edinburgh EH11 3RQ

Late postal applications will not be accepted. Applications must be on The BIG Project application form provided. Please do not send any additional information.