Youth Justice Participation Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,993 – £30,815 pro-rata
  • Home based with regular meetings in Glasgow
  • Closing 27th May 2022

  • Advertised from 3rd May 2022
  • 21 hours. Fixed Term till 31st March 2023 (subject to future funding)
  • Optional group pension scheme based on employee contributions of 5% plus employer contributions of 5%, after three months


Staf are delighted to be recruiting for a new role to support the expansion of Youth Justice Voices, Staf and the Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) national participation project for care and justice experienced young people.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right applicant to support a prestigious, creative and dynamic youth-led project which is influencing real change in the care and justice systems in Scotland. If you are passionate about driving change and developing meaningful participation opportunities and relationships with young people then we want to hear from you.


Established in 1998, Staf (Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum) is a membership organisation for all those working with young people leaving care. Staf is a national organisation which represents all 32 Local authorities in Scotland and is funded by membership fees, Scottish Government and other major charities. At the centre of all our work is the voice of young people leaving care and making the change that will allow them to live happy successful lives on their own terms.

Over the past 3 years we have been working in partnership with The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) creatively amplifying the voice of care and justice experienced young people through our national youth-led participation project Youth Justice Voices.

The role

Thanks to funding from The Promise (A Good Childhood) this is an exciting opportunity to use your youth work skills to influence change and amplify the voice of care experienced young people within the justice systems by supporting us to expand Youth Justice Voices into a national network, with a specific focus on establishing youth-led steering groups beyond the central belt.

With a qualification in Community Education and a proven track record the successful applicant will engage with young people with experience of the care and justice systems in order to amplify their voice and support systems change. This will be done in a collaborative way with Youth Justice Voices staff, young people and partner agencies to expand the work of the project into a national network.

Application notes

If you think you can support us on this next phase of our Youth Justice Voices journey, please apply by completing the Application Form as fully as possible and emailing to by 5pm on Friday 27th May.

Interviews will take place on 8th & 9th of June.

For an informal conversation please contact Ruth Kerracher on 0141 465 7511

Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria detailed in the job description will be invited to interview. We would encourage those who are care experienced to apply for this opportunity. Applicants who are care experienced who meet the essential criteria detailed in the job description will be invited to interview.