Fast Forward
Fast Forward

Charity registered in Scotland SC020124

Fast Forward is a national voluntary organisation based in Edinburgh. We promote health through education by, with and for young people.


Current vacancies

Project Officer – Going Forward Programme

  • Full time
  • £26,522
  • Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 6th May 2024

Do you enjoy working with people?

Do you have excellent communication and presentation skills, and experience working with young people?

We are looking for an enthusiastic Project Officer to join Fast Forward’s Going Forward Programme Team. This role will have a focus on formal and informal education settings, and youth participation.

Fast Forward is Scotland’s national youth work agency, focusing on supporting children & young people to make informed choices regarding, and take a harm reduction approach to, risk-taking behaviours, towards reducing the negative impacts of these on their lives and those of their families and wider community.

We promote health through programmes and resources developed by, with and for young people.

Our work is underpinned by the following values:

  • Integrity - Our work is dynamic and informed by expertise, lived experience and relevant research
  • Forward Thinking - We are brave and bold. We are creative in our approach to identifying and responding to risk taking behaviour.
  • Inclusive - We take a person centred approach. We are non-judgemental and
  • respectful.
  • Collaborative - We coproduce, partner and learn with young people and experts
  • from across the field

Going Forward Project Background

Since May 2017, the Going Forward Project has worked with partner organisations to deliver workshop sessions to vulnerable and at-risk young people in formal and informal education settings.

Our sessions focus on core themes of health, wellbeing and risk-taking behaviours, particularly:

  • substance misuse (alcohol, drugs, tobacco, e-cigarettes/vaping)
  • sexual health and relationships
  • online safety
  • drink spiking
  • consent
  • self-esteem and resilience
  • gambling harms

Youth Participation

In line with United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), Fast Foward is committed to developing our children and young people's participation work. We want children and young people's experiences, opinions and suggestions to shape all aspects of our work.

This role will play a key part in supporting this development, embedding a child rights approach to our work. This will include developing our children and young people's Shadow Board.

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Project Officer – Sessional Work

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Home working (Remote)
  • Closing 11th March 2024

Do you enjoy working with people?

Do you have excellent communication and presentation skills, and experience working with young people?

We are looking for enthusiastic Sessional Workers to join the Fast Forward Team.

This role will have a focus on youth groups and other informal education settings.

Organisation profile

Fast Forward is Scotland’s national youth work agency, focusing on supporting children & young people to make informed choices regarding, and take a harm reduction approach to, risk-taking behaviours, towards reducing the negative impacts of these on their lives and those of their families and wider community.

We promote health through programmes and resources developed by, with and for young people.

Our work is underpinned by the following values:

Integrity- Our work is dynamic and informed by expertise, lived experience and relevant research

Forward Thinking- We are brave and bold. We are creative in our approach to identifying and responding to risk taking behaviour.

Inclusive - We take a person centred approach. We are non-judgemental and respectful.

Collaborative- We coproduce, partner and learn with young people and experts from across the field

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Project Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £26,522 pro-rata
  • Hybrid working, one day a week in office at 4 Bernard Street, Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st April 2024

Fast Forward is Scotland’s national youth work agency, focusing on supporting children & young people to make informed choices regarding, and take a harm reduction approach to, risk-taking behaviours, towards reducing the negative impacts of these on their lives and those of their families and wider community.

We are seeking a Project Development Officer to join Fast Forward’s Scottish Gambling Education Hub, an enthusiastic, detailed orientated person with excellent communication skills and a track record of reporting and evaluation.

The Scottish Gambling Education Hub is Scotland’s first gambling education and prevention programme, focusing on protecting young people from gambling harms, providing free training, support and resources for practitioners who work with young people and families in a range of education and health settings across Scotland.

We promote health through programmes and resources developed by, with and for young people.

Our work is underpinned by the following values:

Integrity - Our work is dynamic and informed by expertise, lived experience and relevant research

Forward Thinking - We are brave and bold. We are creative in our approach to identifying and responding to risk taking behaviour.

Inclusive- We take a person centred approach. We are non-judgemental and respectful.

Collaborative - We coproduce, partner and learn with young people and experts from across the field

Collaborative - We coproduce, partner and learn with young people and experts from across the field

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Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th February 2024

Do you enjoy working with people?

Are you an experienced youth worker? And / or

Are you 18 – 24 with lived experience of risk-taking behaviours, your own or as an affected other?

We are looking for enthusiastic Trustees to join Fast Forward’s Board of Directors.

We particularly welcome applications from people from communities with protected characteristics i.e. age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, to strengthen and diversify our Board and organisation.

New Trustees, with protected characteristics, will be supported by a mentor / coach with lived experience of protected characteristics, through 1:1 sessions tailored to their individual personal and professional development to;

  • ensure that they are comfortable in their role as Trustee,
  • maximise their learning and confidence as a Trustee with Fast Forward
  • optimise opportunities for growth and increasing confidence

Organisation profile

Fast Forward is Scotland’s national youth work agency, focusing on supporting children & young people to make informed choices regarding, and take a harm reduction approach to, risk-taking behaviours, towards reducing the negative impacts of these on their lives and those of their families and wider community.

We promote health through programmes and resources developed by, with and for young people.

Our work is underpinned by the following values:

  • Integrity - Our work is dynamic and informed by expertise, lived experience and relevant research
  • Forward Thinking - We are brave and bold. We are creative in our approach to identifying and responding to risk taking behaviour.
  • Inclusive - We take a person centred approach. We are non-judgemental and respectful.
  • Collaborative - We coproduce, partner and learn with young people and experts from across the field
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Marketing and Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • £26,522 – £30,746 pro-rata
  • Currently hybrid model one day a week Fast Forward office, Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th November 2023

Do you enjoy working with people?

Do you have excellent communication and presentation skills?

We are looking for an enthusiastic Marketing and Communications Officer Marketing and Communications Officer to promote Fast Forward’s work to key audiences, and help us achieve our vision to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people across Scotland.

The successful candidate will work with project leads to communicate the impact of their service to stakeholders including funders, teachers, parents/care givers and organisational partners. The ultimate aim, to raise the profile of the organisation in the Scottish youth work landscape with potential and existing funders, partners, and other stakeholders.

You will be required to create communications and content plans for key channels including our website, social media channels and email.

We rely on a range of funders for income to support projects and new services in response to growing and changing needs. The role holder will also work closely with the CEO to conduct desk research for funding applications ensuring our funding bids are aligned with market trends and changes in the sector.

Organisation profile

Fast Forward is Scotland’s national youth work agency, focusing on supporting children & young people to make informed choices regarding, and take a harm reduction approach to, risk-taking behaviours, towards reducing the negative impacts of these on their lives and those of their families and wider community. We promote health through programmes and resources developed by, with and for young people. Our work is underpinned by the following values:

Integrity - Our work is dynamic and informed by expertise, lived experience and relevant research

Forward Thinking - We are brave and bold. We are creative in our approach to identifying and responding to risk taking behaviour.

Inclusive - We take a person centred approach. We are non-judgemental and respectful.

Collaborative - We coproduce, partner and learn with young people and experts from across the field

If you share these values then this is the job for you!

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Project Officer (Scottish Gambling Education Hub)

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £27,318
  • Currently hybrid model two days a week Fast Forward office, Edinburgh; with regular travel across Scotland
  • Closing 17th April 2023

Do you enjoy working with people?

Do you have excellent communication and presentation skills, and experience working with young people?

We are looking for an enthusiastic Project Officer to join Fast Forward’s Scottish Gambling Education Hub. This role will have a focus on youth groups and other informal education settings.

The Hub was Scotland’s first gambling education and prevention programme, focusing on protecting young people from gambling harms, its work includes delivering training to practitioners, staff, schools and youth groups, developing resources, as well as partnership building with national organisations.

Organisation profile

Fast Forward is Scotland’s national youth work agency, focusing on supporting children & young people to make informed choices regarding, and take a harm reduction approach to, risk-taking behaviours, towards reducing the negative impacts of these on their lives and those of their families and wider community. We promote health through programmes and resources developed by, with and for young people. Our work is underpinned by the following values:

Integrity - Our work is dynamic and informed by expertise, lived experience and relevant research

Forward Thinking - We are brave and bold. We are creative in our approach to identifying and responding to risk taking behaviour.

Inclusive - We take a person centred approach. We are non-judgemental and respectful.

Collaborative - We coproduce, partner and learn with young people and experts from across the field

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Project Officer (Gambling Education & Prevention Programme)

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £27,318
  • Currently hybrid model two days a week Fast Forward office, Edinburgh; with regular travel across Scotland
  • Closing 26th September 2022

Fast Forward operates the Scottish Gambling Education Hub, in partnership with GambleAware. The Hub is Scotland’s only gambling education and prevention programme, focusing on protecting young people from gambling harms.

Established in 2018, the project provides free training, support and resources for practitioners who work with young people and families, with tailored approaches to the following 5 sectors:

  • informal education sector
  • youth employability sector
  • formal education/secondary schools sector
  • further and higher education sector
  • parents and carers sector

We are looking for an enthusiastic practitioner with excellent communication skills and experience in working in the education and further/higher education sector. Experience in youth work and youth employability settings is also desirable. The work will include delivering training to universities, colleges and schools as well as partnership building with national organisations and contributing to the ongoing development of the Hub.

The work will include delivering training to youth work practitioners, partnership building with national organisations and contributing to the ongoing development of the Hub.

Other tasks will revolve around the following functions:

  • To develop the work of the project in line with the agreed project objectives.
  • To work closely with local and national partner agencies to promote, implement and facilitate all aspects of the project.
  • Liaise closely, and establish good working relations, with other professionals and members of the public, working or involved in health, education, youth and community work.
  • To develop and deliver training, educational resources and group work programmes suitable for a variety of settings.
  • To ensure that information, advice and support is made available to all relevant agencies and services across Scotland.
  • To complete evaluations and produce regular reports on the progress of the work as required by senior management.
  • To keep up to date with development work and research relevant to the project in the field of gambling, gaming, cryptocurrencies, risk-taking behaviours, health promotion, group work and training methods.
  • To contribute to the wider work programme of Fast Forward as required from time to time by the Chief Executive.

Organisation profile

Fast Forward is a national voluntary organisation based in Edinburgh. We promote health through education by, with and for young people.

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Project Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,619 – £35,646
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st March 2022

Fast Forward is a national voluntary youth-work organisation which promotes the health and wellbeing of young people. We have been working with young people, parents, practitioners, agencies and communities across Scotland since 1987, supporting young people to make informed choices, and take a harm reduction approach to risk taking behaviours.

Fast Forward provides quality health and wellbeing education, peer education, practitioner training, information and resources.

We are recruiting a Project Manager will manage the day to day operations of the Scottish Gambling Education Hub, to provide direction and leadership to the Hub staff team in support of Fast Forward’s mission and strategic aims.

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Administration and Finance Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Edinburgh. Hybrid working – we are moving to a hybrid working model with 2 days in the office / week and 3 days working from home during the continued pandemic.
  • Closing 1st November 2021

Fast Forward is Scotland’s national youth work agency, focusing on supporting children & young people to make informed choices regarding, and take a harm reduction approach to, risk-taking behaviours, towards reducing the negative impacts of these behaviours on their lives and those of their families and wider community.

Established in 1987, we work directly with children and young people, and providing training and resources to their parents / carers, and the youth workers, teachers and other practitioners in their lives.

We do this through working directly with young people, and those who support them, providing experiential learning based on accurate information and sound advice.

Fast Forward is seeking an Administration & Finance Officer to join our team.

The Administration and Finance Officer will be responsible for the following:

General administration duties at the Fast Forward office

Providing effective financial transactional processing

Purchasing and ordering supplies

Booking travel and accommodation

Administrative support for projects

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