Youth Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,840
  • Home / Office (due to Covid, otherwise Edinburgh or Glasgow Office)
  • Closing 31st August 2022

  • Advertised from 5th August 2022
  • 4 days / week. Intercultural Youth Scotland operates with a 4-day week, which means that we consider a 32-hour work week to be full time. The position will include all statutory holiday and sick pay benefits, as well as standard pension contributions. Contract Length August 2022 – March 2024


Intercultural Youth Scotland (IYS) is Scotland’s major voice for Black and People of Colour (PoC) children and young people. Established three years ago as a small anti-racist youth work organisation, we have grown to a team of over 30 staff members – many of us Black and PoC young people ourselves. We aim to make IYS a community, a support and a champion for all Black and PoC children and young people in Scotland.

We centre anti-racism and the experiences of Black and PoC young people in schools, at work and in personal lives through our Mental Health Service and our Education, Restless Natives, and Youth Work programmes. Our governmental and sectoral advocacy is an extension of these priorities, and focuses on upending the entrenched inequalities and structural exclusion that have cut Black and PoC young people out of decision-making that shapes our lives. When IYS join these spaces of decision-making, we are often the only people present directly engaged and connected into the lives of Black and PoC young people. Our growing presence in Scotland emanates from this unique position – as both an advocacy organisation and a community organisation.

Job Overview

We are looking for a creative and proactive person with a passion for antiracist change to join our team as our Youth Work Manager in Scotland's leading antiracist youth charity, we want our youth service to reflect our values.

To support the development and delivery of a strategic and operational approach in developing a universal, specialist and targeted youth work offer for young people across Scotland. To have strategic lead for youth support, planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of Youth Service.

We’re looking for someone with…

● Lived experience of racialisation; identifying as Black or a person of colour.

● Passion for developing antiracist youth work service across Scotland

● Excellent organisational skills, time management and attention to detail.

● Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate and coordinate effectively with colleagues across the IYS team.

Reports ToExecutive Director

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

Applications and questions to be emailed to

Closing date: 31st August 2022