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Youth Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,649 – £25,995 pro-rata
  • Pilton
  • Closing 9th October 2020

  • Advertised from 9th September 2020
  • 21 hours a week (over 3 days). FTE 35 hours - £25995 qualified, £23649 unqualified (pro rata). (with a focus on harm reduction)


Pilton Youth and Children’s Project (PYCP) is a registered charity based in Pilton in the North West locality of Edinburgh. PYCP has been established for over 22 years and is based in an area of multiple deprivation where many children, young people and their families face inequalities in areas such as income, health and education. We work with young people aged 5 to 18 where they can access a range of activities to best suit their needs.

The Youth Development Worker will take a lead in developing and supporting PYCP’s open access youth work programme, ensuring that the organisation meets local need and the targets negotiated with funders. They will focus on a harm reduction approach, supporting young people to make safer choices regarding substance use, sexual relationships, use of social media and other potentially harmful situations.

The post holder will be responsible for developing an innovative programme, including holiday provision and for leading on both the consultation and evaluation of this work. They will also support sessional staff and volunteers involved in the programme.

Application notes

Closing date: 9th October 5pm.

Interviews will be held on Zoom w/c 26th October

Complete an application form (save as your name in Word document) and Equal Opportunity form and email to

No CV’s please.