Development Worker x 2

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Balerno
  • Closing 1st December 2020

  • Advertised from 9th November 2020
  • £14 per hour, 16 hours per week


We seek an experienced and multi-skilled project worker to develop and support our Youth Vision team and Programmes. This exciting post offers a unique opportunity to work with young people in a nature based informal education setting, in a restored farm steading.

Post 1. Working alongside the Field Manager you will oversee all the various projects at Youth Vision. You will be involved in developing and processing current and future policies and procedures, risk assessments, funding strategies, evaluation procedures, community outreach, communication with clients, funders and partner organisations including social media and website and practical project delivery at the cottage and in the community. You must have experience of project management and lead facilitation with staff, vulnerable young people and volunteers

Post 2. You will have experience of lead facilitation with vulnerable young people in the outdoor environment. Practical rural skills in tasks such as dry-stone walling, conservation work, green woodwork, joinery, use and maintenance of hand tools and machinery such as strimmers, lawn movers and power tools. You will take responsibility of the general grounds and garden maintenance, teaching basic rural skills. You will be involved in planning, delivering and evaluating a series of six-week rural skills programmes of self-discovery and development for small groups of young people aged between 16-25 at Threipmuir Farm Steading in the Pentland Hills and in the local community.

Application notes

Application packs are available for download below.

Closing date 1 December 2020