This vacancy has now closed

Youth Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,000 – £27,000
  • Greenock based, although extensive travel throughout Scotland is required
  • Closing 23rd July 2021

  • Advertised from 15th July 2021
  • £21-£27k pa. Placing based on qualifications and experience. Hours: 35 hours per week. Post holder will be required to sail on our vessels for up to 12 weeks per year. Regular evening and some weekend working will be required.


Ocean Youth Trust Scotland is a leading youth work charity. Through our adventurous residential sailing voyages and the help of hundreds of volunteers, we support young people aged 12-25 to realise their true potential through youth work on the waves.

Since 2008, the Scottish Government has committed £110 million to community initiatives to improve the quality of life of young people right across Scotland.

We currently work with groups in areas of high social and economic deprivation, and demand is high from these groups to provide them with additional voyages that can reach new intakes of young people. We aim to target groups such as these where we feel the largest difference can be made through Early and Effective Intervention (EEI).

We have an exciting new role as Youth Development Worker that will be key to delivering a national funded project in line with the Scottish Government’s initiatives to support young people.

Building on the success of our highly lauded previous programmes, this will be a longer-term personal development journey aimed specifically at young people most at risk of offending or entering the judicial system.

Application notes

Closing Date: 23rd July 2021

To apply please send CV and covering letter to