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DofE Youth Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th September 2021

  • Advertised from 24th August 2021
  • 21 hours per week, £14,400 based on full time equivalent of £24,000. 12 months fixed term.
  • Annual Leave: 21 days (147 hours)


FOTA work to make the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) and Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS) achievable by all young people, regardless of their personal circumstances, needs and abilities.

Our Youth Development Project is funded by the City of Edinburgh Council and works in partnership with schools, youth and community organisations throughout Edinburgh which support young people in areas of deprivation (SIMD1-2), young people with additional support needs, young people from ethnic minority backgrounds and those facing any other barriers to participation in DofE.

Our work in the Enhanced Complex Needs(ECN) Unit at St David’s High School in Dalkeith is funded by the Agnes Hunter Trust and our staff work in partnership with school staff to help young people supported by the ECN unit. We also work within St David’s High School to support their DofE programme.

The Development Officer will work across both of these projects to support young people to work towards achieving JASS and DofE.

Please note: This post is Regulated Work with Children and so the successful candidate will be required to become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme and complete a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure.

This post is supported in part by the City of Edinburgh Council.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

Applications: Please send application form and CV to Christine Carlton

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 7th September. Interviews will be held week beginning 13th September