Youth Scotland
Youth Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC000501

As the largest national youth work organisation, Youth Scotland supports 66,000 young people, 1,450 youth groups and over 8,200 youth workers.

Current vacancies

Youth Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,596 – £28,317
  • Edinburgh (with some flexibility)
  • Closing 26th February 2024

Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community-based youth work, would love you to come and join our dynamic team. We offer a wide range of youth work programmes for young people across Scotland.

We are looking for a youth worker to help deliver some exciting programmes in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Forth Valley this year. This role will suit a youth worker who is passionate about engaging and inspiring young people and supporting them to make progress in life, training and employment. If this is you then we want to hear from you!

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Area Development Worker (Dumfries and Galloway)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £29,471 – £34,159
  • Home based in Dumfries and Galloway
  • Closing 8th November 2023

Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community-based youth work, would love you to come and join our dynamic team.

We are looking for motivated worker/s who are passionate about engaging young people and supporting the development of youth groups and young people in Dumfries and Galloway.

If you have the skills and experience to make this happen, then we want to hear from you!

This post will be home-based in Dumfries and Galloway with co-working office spaces available in Wigtown and Dumfries. There is an expectation of close partnership working with Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Youth Work Service, regular travel across Dumfries and Galloway and, on occasion, to Youth Scotland head office in Edinburgh. This post is part-funded by the Holywood Trust and Dumfries and Galloway Council.

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Corporate Services Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,741 – £37,833
  • Based in Edinburgh, with some hybrid working
  • Closing 23rd October 2023

Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community based youth work, would love you to come and join our dynamic team.

We are looking for someone who can lead our corporate services team, work well with others and think strategically as part of the Senior Leadership Team. Youth Scotland supports over 2,000 youth groups across the country, which provide youth work opportunities for over 97,000+ young people. These young people are supported by over 10,700+ youth workers and volunteers. This post will support the key business functions of Youth Scotland. If you have the skills and experience to make a difference, then we want to hear from you!

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Finance Officer

  • Part time
  • £31,362 – £34,849 pro-rata
  • Based in Edinburgh, with some hybrid working
  • Closing 18th September 2023

Are you brilliant with numbers and accounts?

Do you want to help make a difference to young people across Scotland?

We are the national charity for supporting and delivering community-based youth work.

Youth Scotland’s Finance Officer is a key position, from processing grants to youth groups to preparing management accounts, which helps us to deliver services that support 2,000 youth groups across Scotland.

If you have the skills, experience and desire to make a difference then we would love you to come and join our dynamic team.

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Youth Scotland Projects Administrator

  • Part time
  • £19,904 – £21,289 pro-rata
  • Based in Edinburgh, with some hybrid working
  • Closing 21st July 2023

Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community based youth work, would love you to come and join our dynamic team

We are looking for someone who has great skills in administration and a passion for helping people. Youth Scotland supports over 2,000 youth groups across the country, which provide youth work opportunities for over 97,000+ young people. These young people are supported by over 10,700+ youth workers and volunteers. This post will support our member groups and play a key role in supporting our projects and services. If you have the skills and experience to make a difference, then we want to hear from you!

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Awards Network Senior Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £34,849 – £36,760
  • Based in Edinburgh (Youth Scotland’s Offices) - flexible working options available
  • Closing 10th July 2023

The Awards Network is made up of some of the most noteworthy award providers to young people in Scotland. Its members work together to raise awareness of the range and impact of youth work awards that accredit learning and achievements of young people across Scotland.

We want to recruit a skilled and passionate individual who can take a lead on supporting and developing the Awards Network, using their skills in partnership-working, advocacy and network development to promote and recognise the achievements of young people gained through youth work awards. In the current context of the National Discussion on Education and other potential reforms this is an exciting time to get involved!

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Development Worker (Young Islanders Network)

  • Part time
  • £29,471 – £34,159 pro-rata
  • home-based (ideally on the Scottish islands) with an expectation of travel between islands and, on occasion, to Youth Scotland head office in Edinburgh.
  • Closing 10th May 2023

Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community-based youth work, would love you to come and join

our dynamic team

We are looking for a motivated worker who has great skills in engaging young people, with experience of life on the Scottish islands and the passion to support the development of Scotland’s Young Islanders Network.

The Young Islanders Network (YIN) provides opportunities for young people in Scotland’s island communities to share their experiences, have their voices heard, shape decision-making about issues that impact their lives and ensure that the National Islands Plan fully considers their interests and priorities. We are now moving into our second full year of the Young Islanders Network and this post will work alongside our experienced Senior Development Worker (YIN) to take forward the outcomes of the YIN.

If you have the skills and experience to make this happen, then we want to hear from you!

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Digital Engagement Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,618 – £25,058
  • Based in Edinburgh, with some flexible working
  • Closing 17th February 2023

Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community-based youth work, would love you to come and join our dynamic team

We are at an exciting stage in our organisational development with a growing membership of youth groups and plans in place for significant growth in our support for youth work, youth groups and young people. We have identified the need to expand this key role which will suit a communications professional who is passionate about telling the story of the impact of youth work on young people’s lives.

If this is you then we want to hear from you!

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Membership Administrator

  • Part time
  • £19,904 – £21,289 pro-rata
  • Based in Edinburgh, with some hybrid working
  • Closing 5th December 2022

Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community based youth work, would love you to come and join

our dynamic team

We are at an exciting stage in our organisational development with a growing membership of youth groups and plans in place for significant growth in our support for youth work, youth groups and young people. This post will support our member groups and play a key role in administering our membership renewals and small grant schemes. If you have the skills and experience to make a difference supporting our members, then we want to hear from you!

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Administrator (Awards)

  • Part time
  • £20,155 – £21,083 pro-rata
  • Based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th July 2022

Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community based youth work, would love you to come and join our dynamic team

Our range of accredited youth awards recognise thousands of young people’s learning and achievements every year – this year alone we are on target to accredit 10,000 awards! We have a vacancy for an Administrator (Awards) which will suit someone who has the administration skills to help us operate our awards programme and a passion for helping young people to achieve their potential. If this is you then we want to hear from you!

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Development Worker (Carbon Neutral Islands Schools Project)

  • Full time
  • £29,185 – £33,828
  • Home based on the Scottish Islands.
  • Closing 8th July 2022

Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community-based youth work, would love you to come and join

our dynamic team

We have developed an exciting new partnership with Scottish Government to support the roll out of a Carbon Neutral Schools Project with primary and secondary school age children and young people on the Scottish Islands, using a youth work & schools’ approach.

We have identified the need for a development worker role which will suit an experienced youth worker/educator who is passionate about empowering and upskilling young people on the Scottish Islands on sustainability, climate change and carbon neutral initiatives. If this is you, then we want to hear from you!

This role will be part of our Young Islanders Network/Youth Work and Training Team

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Senior Development Worker (Awards Growth)

  • Full time
  • £34,511 – £36,403
  • Based in Edinburgh (Youth Scotland’s Offices) - flexible working options available
  • Closing 25th April 2022

Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community-based youth work, would love you to come and join our dynamic team

Youth Scotland’s Youth Awards accredit the achievement of thousands of young people every year. But we want to do more! We are now embarking on an exciting new phase of Awards development which will expand the Awards into new markets, enhance our use of digital options and ensure that our awards meet young people’s emerging needs.

We want to recruit a skilled and passionate individual who can lead these new developments, using their skills in business and systems development for a social purpose. Success will mean even more young people can benefit from our awards.

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Development Worker (Youth Work and Training)

  • Full time
  • £28,613 – £33,164
  • The post is based in Edinburgh but with flexible working arrangements
  • Closing 21st March 2022

Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community-based youth work, would love you to come and join our dynamic team

We are at an exciting stage in our organisational development with a growing membership of youth groups and plans in place for significant growth in our support for youth work, youth groups and young people.

We have identified the need for a development worker role which will suit an experienced youth worker who is passionate about empowering young people and upskilling youth workers and volunteers. If this is you, then we want to hear from you!

This role will support the youth work and training team.

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Area Co-ordinator Forth Valley

  • Full time
  • £25,069 – £26,691
  • Home Based in Forth Valley (with some travel to Edinburgh)
  • Closing 21st January 2022

We are at an exciting stage in our organisational development with plans in place to grow our support for youth work, young people and youth groups. We are looking for a dynamic Area Co-ordinator in Forth valley to support the next phase of our Growing Better Youth Work Programme. This post will suit a worker who is passionate about supporting youth groups and inspiring young people.

If this is you then we want to hear from you!

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Administrator (Membership Support)

  • Full time
  • £19,324 – £20,669
  • Based in Edinburgh, with some flexible working
  • Closing 14th January 2022

Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community based youth work, would love you to come and join

our dynamic team

We are at an exciting stage in our organisational development with a growing membership of youth groups and plans in place for significant growth in our support for youth work, youth groups and young people. This post will support our member groups and play a key role in administering our membership renewals and small grant schemes. If you have the skills and experience to make a difference supporting our members, then we want to hear from you!

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Development Worker (Youth Work and Training/Y2Be)

  • Full time
  • £28,613 – £33,164
  • Based in Edinburgh but with flexible working arrangements.
  • Closing 3rd December 2021

Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community-based youth work, would love you to come and join

our dynamic team

We are at an exciting stage in our organisational development with a growing membership of youth groups and plans in place for significant growth in our support for youth work, youth groups and young people.

We have identified the need for a development worker role which will suit an experienced youth worker who is passionate about empowering young people and upskilling youth workers and volunteers. If this is you, then we want to hear from you!

This role with support the next phase of our Y2Be project, in partnership with mental health charity Place2Be, and also support wider Youth Scotland youth work and training projects.

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Digital Engagement Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,930 – £24,328
  • Based in Edinburgh, with some flexible working
  • Closing 26th November 2021

Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community based youth work, would love you to come and join our dynamic team

We are at an exciting stage in our organisational development with a growing membership of youth groups and plans in place for significant growth in our support for youth work, youth groups and young people. We have identified the need to expand this key role which will suit a communications professional who is passionate about telling the story of the impact of youth work on young people’s lives.

If this is you then we want to hear from you!

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Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • £57,703 – £64,717
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th November 2021

Youth Scotland is Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community based youth work and we would love you to come and lead our dynamic organisation.

Now, more than ever, Scotland’s young people need effective community based youth work services. Youth Scotland is seeking a visible, dynamic and progressive CEO to lead the direction of community based youth work in Scotland and shape a 21st century sector, emboldened to meet the needs of the critical youth work organisations working to affect grass roots change.

Youth Scotland supports over 1,600 youth groups across the country, which provide youth work opportunities for more than 74,000 young people. These young people are supported by over 8,000 youth workers, including 5,000 volunteers.

You should have experience in leading an organisation. You should be qualified in Youth Work and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the policy landscape in Scotland. You will also have significant management, finance, fundraising, governance, compliance and communications skills.

This position is based in our Edinburgh office pending COVID-19 restrictions.

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CashBack Senior Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £33,834 – £35,689
  • Edinburgh office pending COVID-19 restrictions
  • Closing 25th October 2021

Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community-based youth work, would love you to come and join our dynamic team. We are looking for an experienced worker who has excellent partnership skills, with experience of coordinating national projects and programmes.

Youth Scotland supports over 1,600 youth groups across the country which provide youth work opportunities for more than 74,000 young people. These young people are supported by over 8,000 youth workers including 5,000 volunteers.

Our range of accredited youth awards recognise thousands of young people’s learning and achievements every year.

We are looking for someone with experience in managing projects, preferably with an active involvement in the youth work sector, to play a lead role on Youth Scotland’s biggest project – Generation CashBack - and to effectively manage key relationships with funders and partners. Generation CashBack supports member groups in areas of multiple deprivation to increase the opportunities available for young people and help them achieve their full potential.

If you have the skills and experience to make this happen, then we want to hear from you!

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Administrator (Awards & General Admin)

  • Full time
  • £17,650 – £20,467
  • This post would usually be based in our Edinburgh office – pending Covid restrictions
  • Closing 4th October 2021

Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community based youth work, would love you to come and join our dynamic team

We are looking for someone who has great skills in administration and a passion for helping people. Youth Scotland supports over 1,600 youth groups across the country which provide youth work opportunities for more than 74,000 young people. These young people are supported by over 8,000 youth workers including 5,000 volunteers.

Our range of accredited youth awards recognise thousands of young people’s learning and achievements every year.

This post will support all aspects of the administration and operations of

Youth Scotland. If you have the skills and experience to make a difference supporting our projects and services then we want to hear from you!

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Top job! Head of Programmes and Business Development

  • Full time
  • £36,371
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th September 2021

Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community based youth work, would love you to come and join our senior leadership team.

Youth Scotland supports over 1,600 youth groups across the country which provide youth work opportunities for more than 74,000 young people. These young people are supported by over 8,000 youth workers including 5,000 volunteers.

We are looking for an experienced senior manager, preferably with an active involvement in the youth work sector, to lead the development of new youth work programmes, including our suite of accredited youth awards, and to effectively manage our key relationships with funders and partners.

You will have great skills, and should have an excellent track record, in researching, developing, leading and reporting on successful funding proposals to government and government agencies, lottery, trusts and foundations; and in securing other income generation opportunities.

This position is based in our Edinburgh office pending COVID-19 restrictions

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Senior Development Worker (Young Islanders Network)

  • Full time
  • £33,834 – £35,689
  • Home-based in the Scottish Islands
  • Closing 23rd August 2021

Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community-based youth work, would love you to come and join our dynamic team. We are looking for an experienced worker who has great skills in engaging young people, with experience of life on the Scottish islands and the passion to lead the development of Scotland’s Young Islanders Network.

Youth Scotland supports over 1,600 youth groups across the country which provide youth work opportunities for more than 74,000 young people. These young people are supported by over 8,000 youth workers including 5,000 volunteers.

Our range of accredited youth awards recognise thousands of young people’s learning and achievements every year.

The Young Islanders Network will provide opportunities for young people in Scotland’s island communities to share their experiences, have their voices heard, shape decision-making about issues that impact their lives and ensure that the National Islands Plan fully considers their interests and priorities.

If you have the skills and experience to make this happen, then we want to hear from you!

This post will be home-based on the Scottish islands with an expectation of travel (subject to Covid-19 restrictions) between islands and, on occasion, to Youth Scotland head office in Edinburgh.

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