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Youth Work Development Officer (North East)

  • Full time
  • £23,674 – £29,592
  • Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, and Tayside
  • Closing 4th December 2022

  • Advertised from 15th November 2022
  • 35 hours per week Permanent contract


Who Cares? Scotland is Scotland’s only national independent membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our mission is to secure a lifetime of equality, respect, and love for Care Experienced people in Scotland and we currently have over 3500 Care Experienced members.

This Youth Work Development Officer post is central in facilitating and developing Participation and Belonging activities for Care Experienced children and young people in our North East region. The post is imperative in creating safe and inclusive environments for Care Experienced children and young people, where their voices, views and experiences are heard by senior leaders, helping to bring about positive change.

The successful candidate will be able to show that they have experience in building trusting and compassionate relationships with young people and be confident in working in partnership with a variety of Corporate Parents at all levels. The post holder will require excellent youth work and/or community engagement skills to create new opportunities and develop on existing ones with Local Authority, organisational partners, and other public services. This collaborative working helps build on the aspirations of The Promise and secure positive change. The post holder will also support a wide range of PR awareness-raising events and other activities on both one-off and longer-term projects.

The post holder will have a positive solution focussed attitude, be adaptable to change, and have an approach which is both inclusive and steadfast. The successful candidate will be passionate about helping young people create positive change, and will keep up to date with current national environment regarding care experience. You will be able to work evenings and some weekends, and hold a full driving license with access to a car.

If this sounds like the role for you, we would love to hear from you.

Application notes

To find out more and apply please visit our website:

To arrange an informal conversation about this opportunity please email Nicki Matthew, Advocacy and Participation Manager North East at

We welcome and encourage applications from those with experience of care.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 4th December 2022.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 14th December 2022.