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Youth & Community Engagement Case Worker

  • Full time
  • from £24,000
  • Edinburgh - Bingham (also in Muirhouse when required)
  • Closing 2nd December 2021

  • Advertised from 18th November 2021
  • 5 Days, 35 hours per week (negotiable) Starting at £24,000 (funded until 31st March 2022 initially)
  • Leave: 28 days (plus 8 public holidays)


Community Renewal Trust is a social enterprise and registered charity that works to build community, improve quality of life and alleviate poverty by engaging individuals and families and supporting them to achieve sustainable employment, improved health and to become more involved in their community.

Community Renewal delivers the Employment Safety Net project which seeks to support young people furthest from the job market to “self-manage” their life and support needs with the aim of achieving a positive destination e.g. employment, education, training or volunteering.

We work with the people for as long as it takes, building up support and trust to identify what they would like to do and highlight the positive effect it would have on their lives. Our work involves helping to clients to overcome multiple barriers with individualised support ensuring the person is heavily involved in design and core elements to ensure interest and relevance.

The post will be part of a team within the Lifting Neighbourhoods Together team delivering the project across Bingham, Magdalene & The Hays primarily, with additional work in the peripheral community. The projects have been running for a number of years and have a solid foundation on which to develop. The incoming worker will have the support and guidance as well as the freedom to bring a creative approach to the role helping to meet the evolving needs of the people the project engages with. There will be tasks to do that are part of being the wider Lifting Neighbourhoods Together team, such as events, community engagement and sometimes working with people who are not young people as part of collaborating across different specialisms.

Whilst the ESN project has tangible and achievable targets, the emphasis is very much placed on the quality of relationships with the young people. Building trust between worker and client and the wider community are first and foremost to achieve the aims and objectives of the project.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

The closing date for applications will be 5pm Thursday 2nd December 2021.