DYW Senior Project Officer

  • Full time
  • £35,000
  • Based in central Edinburgh with travel throughout the City, East Lothian and Midlothian
  • Closing 20th September 2021

  • Advertised from 10th September 2021
  • 35 Hours Per week, Fixed Term until March 31st 2022 pending funding agreement


‘Young people are key to our future economic success so it is crucial we do as much as we can to prepare them for the world of work and open up job opportunities for all’

Do you want to lead a team connecting employers with young people and working with partners to make this happen? Our DYW Senior Project Officer role may be just right for you.

If you would like your working day to include activities like:

  • Leading a school-based team to co-create employability, enterprise and wider curriculum learning opportunities with employers, educators and partners.
  • Networking with the business community in our region to deliver the ambitions of DYW and the Young Persons’ Guarantee.
  • Working in partnership to make things happen for young people.

And some of the day to day expectations that come with this…

  • Managing people, monitoring performance and reporting.
  • Keeping up to date with labour market changes.
  • Collaborating and flying solo.
  • Overcoming challenges.

If you are:

  • A leader with a track record of supporting teams to achieve.
  • Passionate about helping young people to be Informed, Inspired and Hired.
  • Organised, creative and innovative.
  • A great communicator, networker and influencer.
  • A collaborator, strategic thinker and doer.

We would love to hear from you!

This is a fixed term role available from now, funded until the end of March 2022 covering a secondment from the team. You will be based in central Edinburgh with travel throughout our region. We are also accepting applications on a secondment basis.

The role is classed as ‘Regulated Work’: a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) membership is required (application to the scheme may be made by us upon conditional offer of the post)

Application notes

Download the Full Job Description below.

Application by email to dyw@edinburghchamber.co.uk with CV and Cover Letter by 12 NOON Monday 20th September.

Interviews will be scheduled for 30th September.

Applicants will not be excluded on the grounds of sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, race, marital status, disability, age, religion, belief or sexual orientation.

Candidates who consider themselves to be disabled in terms of the Equality Act 2010, and who meet the essential minimum criteria for the post, will be guaranteed an interview. Please make us aware in the email application. We will also ensure that we consider and implement any reasonable adjustments a candidate may require to attend for interview or during the course of employment, should they be successful in securing a post.

Due to current restrictions the post will be home based until advised otherwise following Government advice.

We look forward to hearing from you.