Employability Youth Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,526
  • Edinburgh – venue TBC
  • Closing 23rd May 2022

  • Advertised from 27th April 2022
  • Fixed term contract until 31st March 2023. 37.5 hours per week.


Impact Arts has a long history across Edinburgh and the East Coast delivering high quality youth engagement. We have recently been awarded funding through Edinburgh City Council’s Young Persons Guarantee to deliver a year round hub, offering creative and employability workshops to young people across Edinburgh. The role of Employability Youth Worker is essential within our organisation and reflects the increased need for specialised youth support within our employability work.

The role of Youth Worker has been designed to give our young people varying levels of support, from 1-2-1 conversations, group work, accreditation prep and ultimately, to support them to take their next positive steps.

We are looking for someone who is dynamic, who will bring considerable youth and/or employability experience, energy and passion to the role and who wants to join our mission in tackling inequalities across Scotland.

We use the arts and creativity to tackle social inequalities, but this role does not require the candidate to have any previous experience or qualifications in the arts. Our delivery teams are always made up of one artist and one youth worker to provide a balanced and rounded experience for our participants.


  • To support young people attending Impact Arts programmes to achieve their outcomes and to progress on to further education, training or employment.
  • To lead on continuous improvements of programmes, ensuring high quality social outcomes and meeting stakeholders’ expectations.
  • You will be instrumental in the delivery of two of our most high profile programmes – Creative Pathways and CashBack to the Future.

Application notes

Please download the Job Pack below for further information about the role and how to apply.

Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 23rd May 2022

Interviews: 25th/26th May 2022

Expected Start Date: ASAP