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Youth Development Worker (3 days per week)

  • Part time
  • £20,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th March 2019

  • Advertised from 8th March 2019
  • (3 days per week)



Scran Academy is a dynamic and fast-growing catering business with a difference! We are a social enterprise CIC that aims to improve the confidence and employability skills of some of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable young people.


We are at a growth point where we are working with more young people. Therefore we require a youth development worker passionate about supporting and inspiring young people.

This role is an exciting opportunity to lead and shape how we work with and support our most critical stakeholders, young people. The core remit of this role is to oversea the support and participation of young people, our youth sessions and be the main link person to our schools. If this sounds like you then we want to hear from you!

You will be joining a small, inspiring and flexible team based in North Edinburgh. This role suits someone who enjoys a flexible work life and wants to see young people succeed.


• Be the main point of contact to our young people during and out with hours

• Ensure the safe, empowering and full participation of young people in all Scran activity

• Design and deliver sessions that develop the personal & social skills of young people

• With wider team, help ensure a youth work approach to all our activities

• Primary responsibility to the week to week contact with our high schools, overseeing attendance, barriers and updates

• Help set individual development plans with young people

• Be part of ensuring a robust child protection strategy

• Champion young people’s voices and embed their rights in Scran Academy


21 hours per week, salary £20,000 pro rata (from 37.5 hours). Post is initially for up to one year.

Scran Academy operates Thursdays and Fridays at present, although this may change going forward. The remaining hours will be determined as mutually agreed and required. This (surprise surprise in the youth sector) will involve occasional evening and weekend work.

This post attracts a +2% employers pension contribution and (pro rata) 33 days annual leave, inclusive of a public holidays. You will benefit from an inspiring and ever-changing workplace. Additional training on social enterprise, food, youth work and community development as well as leadership opportunities, will be offered.

Application notes


Please send a CV and a covering letter outlining why you are the person for Scran (max one page) to

DEADLINE 5pm Sunday 24th March. Shortlisted candidates will be invited interview and meet the team on 4th or 5th April - consisting of an interview panel as well as an interactive kitchen task with the young people.

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