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Project Worker – Young Carers

  • Full time
  • £25,334 – £26,110
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd October 2020

  • Advertised from 2nd October 2020
  • 36 hours per week, 5 days per week (some evening/weekend working is required to meet the needs of the service) This post is funded until 2025 with a potential extension to 2028.
  • Pension: 5% Employers contribution


Space are seeking to recruit 2 suitably experienced and skilled Project Workers to join our Young Carers service in South West Edinburgh.

We are recruiting for 2 full time post holders:

1. Working with Young Carers aged 5-11 years

2. Working with Young Carers aged 12-16 years

The post-holders will work alongside colleagues in our Young Carers team to raise awareness of young carers and their support needs, identify hidden young carers, and deliver Young Carer Statements to ensure that personal outcomes and support needs are being met, in accordance with the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

The candidates will need to have suitable qualifications and experienced of working with children and young people, with at least three years proven experience in a role including individual and group work.

This post requires membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme

A full Job Description and Person Specification is available for download below.

Space, alongside Edinburgh Young Carers and Capital Carers (formerly North West Carers) form the ‘Edinburgh Young Carer Partnership’. The partnership has been funded by the City of Edinburgh Council to provide specialist support to young carers and young adult carers across Edinburgh.

The three partner organisations believe that working together as the Edinburgh Young Carer Partnership will provide a more comprehensive and holistic package of support, that works across the 4 city localities and will be a more cost-effective way of funding the specialist services necessary to support these young people who are young carers.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

Please remember to include your covering letter, referencing where your skills and experience match the essential requirements listed on the Person Specification.

If you would like to find out more information please contact:

Closing date: 5pm, 23rd October 2020

Interviews: 2nd & 3rd November 2020