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Youth Development Worker – Bespoke Youth Volunteering

  • Full time
  • £28,474
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th August 2022

  • Advertised from 15th July 2022
  • 35 hours per week. One-year fixed term contract


Working as part of Volunteer Edinburgh’s Health & Employability Team, you will support young people who experience personal barriers to get involved in volunteering to develop their skills, enhance their employability and improve their wellbeing – whilst helping others in the local community.

The role involves:

• engaging with young people who face personal barriers (such as complex mental illness) and inspire them to consider volunteering.

• supporting young people to engage in volunteering which will improve their wellbeing, confidence and employability.

• collaborating with referral agencies e.g. CAMHS, community health projects, other youth service providers to ensure appropriate and seamless transitions to the service.

• supporting volunteer involving organisations (VIOs) to create bespoke opportunities which are attractive and suitable for young volunteers.

• supporting volunteer involving organisations (VIOs) to recruit and effectively involve young volunteers.

• supporting the progression of young people through collaboration with other agencies e.g. Skills Development Scotland, other employability and/or training providers.

About Volunteer Edinburgh

Volunteer Edinburgh promotes and develops volunteering through a range of projects and has a key leadership role in making Edinburgh a city in which volunteering in all its forms can thrive.

Volunteer Centre Edinburgh is an equal opportunities employer and an accredited Living Wage Employer

Application notes

Deadline for applications: 9am on Monday 8th August.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 15th August.

To apply, please complete and return the application form and criminal record declaration. We look forward to receiving your application.

We’re unable to accept CVs or covering letters as part of the recruitment process. Please include all relevant information within the application form.

If you have any questions please contact Yvonne Caplan, Finance Manager on 0131 561 8315 or

Volunteer Centre Edinburgh is a company registered in Scotland, limited by Guarantee SC202631

Scottish Charity SC029681