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Project Officer (Gambling Education & Prevention Programme)

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £27,318
  • Currently hybrid model two days a week Fast Forward office, Edinburgh; with regular travel across Scotland
  • Closing 26th September 2022

  • Advertised from 22nd August 2022
  • Successful candidate will start at £25,000. Fixed-term contract until October 2024 (6 month probation period). 35 hours per week.


Fast Forward operates the Scottish Gambling Education Hub, in partnership with GambleAware. The Hub is Scotland’s only gambling education and prevention programme, focusing on protecting young people from gambling harms.

Established in 2018, the project provides free training, support and resources for practitioners who work with young people and families, with tailored approaches to the following 5 sectors:

  • informal education sector
  • youth employability sector
  • formal education/secondary schools sector
  • further and higher education sector
  • parents and carers sector

We are looking for an enthusiastic practitioner with excellent communication skills and experience in working in the education and further/higher education sector. Experience in youth work and youth employability settings is also desirable. The work will include delivering training to universities, colleges and schools as well as partnership building with national organisations and contributing to the ongoing development of the Hub.

The work will include delivering training to youth work practitioners, partnership building with national organisations and contributing to the ongoing development of the Hub.

Other tasks will revolve around the following functions:

  • To develop the work of the project in line with the agreed project objectives.
  • To work closely with local and national partner agencies to promote, implement and facilitate all aspects of the project.
  • Liaise closely, and establish good working relations, with other professionals and members of the public, working or involved in health, education, youth and community work.
  • To develop and deliver training, educational resources and group work programmes suitable for a variety of settings.
  • To ensure that information, advice and support is made available to all relevant agencies and services across Scotland.
  • To complete evaluations and produce regular reports on the progress of the work as required by senior management.
  • To keep up to date with development work and research relevant to the project in the field of gambling, gaming, cryptocurrencies, risk-taking behaviours, health promotion, group work and training methods.
  • To contribute to the wider work programme of Fast Forward as required from time to time by the Chief Executive.

Organisation profile

Fast Forward is a national voluntary organisation based in Edinburgh. We promote health through education by, with and for young people.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

Practitioners interested in having a discussion about this vacancy may contact Fran Howard, Project Manager, at

Please complete all sections of the application form and other documents and return to by noon on Monday 26th September 2022.

Candidates will be invited to meet members of the Fast Forward staff team digitally on Monday 3rd October.

Interviews will be held on Friday 7th October, at the Fast Forward offices, 4 Bernard St, Edinburgh EH6 6PP.