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Key Worker, Key to Potential (part time)

  • Part time
  • £21,532 – £24,077 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th April 2021

  • Advertised from 31st March 2021
  • 21 hours per week


Cyrenians Key to Potential service provides holistic, person-centred support, to help young people coming up to school leaving age to progress into further education, training, or secure employment. This new post is an extension to the Key to Potential project, in response to increasing demand.

Using an outreach approach, the post holder will provide key work, careers guidance and tailored support to young people identified by their school as at risk of leaving without a positive destination, likely to be struggling to engage with mainstream curriculum and have experienced disrupted attendance.

The role will also be involved in the Game On Project, a new personal skills and development programme aimed at care-experienced young people and built around the attraction of football - the game and the business. The post holder will support participants to progress from the programme towards realising their full potential.

You should be experienced in working with vulnerable young people (14-24 years old), have the ability to build excellent working relationships; and be positive, creative and flexible in delivering support. You should also have the ability to demonstrate our values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.

Organisation Profile:

Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our Vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.

Application notes

For full details and an application pack, see below or please visit, call the recruitment line, 0131 475 2354 (during office hours) or email

CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date is 12 noon on Monday 19th April 2021.

Interviews will be held on Monday 26th April 2021.