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Befriending Coordinator, Fife Young Carers

  • Part time
  • £23,917 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 27th June 2022

  • Advertised from 2nd June 2022
  • 21 hours per week


About the role:

We seek an additional part-time (21 hours per week) Befriending Coordinator to promote and deliver Lead’s Fife Young Carers project. This is a befriending service for Young Carers who are socially isolated and who need a break from their caring responsibilities. You will recruit, match, and support a network of volunteer befrienders one to one with young carers. You will also liaise with a range of organisations, particularly Fife Young Carers.

This post is home-based in Fife and involves regulated work for which a satisfactory PVG will be required. Lead Scotland has a Recruiting People with Convictions Policy.

About you:

You must enjoy working with young people, be enthusiastic, have a flexible and creative approach to problem-solving, have very good digital skills, be an effective networker, self-starter, and proven team player. Experience of training volunteers and supporting young people 12 to 18 years of age in the above context would be an advantage.

Applications from disabled people:

Lead has Disability Confident status, and we encourage applications from disabled people. All disabled people meeting the minimum requirements will get a guaranteed interview. Information about our commitment to recruit disabled people is available on our website. If you would like to be considered under this scheme, please indicate this in the online form. This will in no way disadvantage you in the recruitment process. All job application information can be made in alternative formats on request including braille, large print and audio and people can make applications in alternative formats.

Application notes

Recruitment paperwork is kept for 6 months before it is destroyed. Please complete our anonymous equal opportunitiesform to help us ensure we are attracting a broad range of candidates.

How to apply:

1. Answer the questions in this online form. This will help us assess your approach and transferable skills for this specific role.


2. Email your CV to

Job description and additional information available here. If you have any further queries about the role, please email

Closing Date: 5.00pm, Monday 27th June 2022.

Interviews: Week of 4th July 2022.

Lead Scotland is a charity which provides learning, befriending and helpline services for disabled people and carers. Charity no. SC003949