Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • £57,703 – £64,717
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th November 2021

  • Advertised from 12th October 2021
  • Full-Time 35 hours per week. Salary Scale: £57,703 – £64,717 (SJC Points 57 – 62) - Ref: YS/CE21
  • Ref: YS/CE21


Youth Scotland is Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community based youth work and we would love you to come and lead our dynamic organisation.

Now, more than ever, Scotland’s young people need effective community based youth work services. Youth Scotland is seeking a visible, dynamic and progressive CEO to lead the direction of community based youth work in Scotland and shape a 21st century sector, emboldened to meet the needs of the critical youth work organisations working to affect grass roots change.

Youth Scotland supports over 1,600 youth groups across the country, which provide youth work opportunities for more than 74,000 young people. These young people are supported by over 8,000 youth workers, including 5,000 volunteers.

You should have experience in leading an organisation. You should be qualified in Youth Work and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the policy landscape in Scotland. You will also have significant management, finance, fundraising, governance, compliance and communications skills.

This position is based in our Edinburgh office pending COVID-19 restrictions.

Application notes

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 10 November 2021 at 12 noon

Interviews will be held in Edinburgh on Wednesday 24 November 2021

For an information pack on the role of Chief Executive, please visit our website

or contact Youth Scotland on 0131 554 2561

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the post with the current Chief Executive or with the Chairperson, please initially email: