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Youth Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,624 – £26,139
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th December 2022

  • Advertised from 14th November 2022
  • 35 hours per week
  • Benefits include pension, external therapeutic supervision, flexible working, death in service insurance, 22 days annual leave plus 10 public holidays.


Do you want to work for an organisation that is passionate about young people living in disadvantaged communities overcoming barriers and making their aspirations a reality? Do you want to see the skills and potential that young people from some of the most disadvantaged areas of Glasgow can offer?

An exciting opportunity for a full-time Youth Worker to join our dynamic, fun, and flexible team has arisen.

theGKexperience is founded on the belief that all young people are brilliant, and that they all deserve the same opportunities to succeed. We journey alongside and offer support to young people who face long-term challenges due to poverty, disadvantage, and inequality in Glasgow and the wider area. Young people are supported in their local settings, with outdoor residential and wilderness experiences helping them to soar.

The Youth Worker will be responsible for collaborating with young people and young leaders to plan and deliver residential experiences, regular local community work, our award-winning young leaders programme and tailored personal support, including mentoring, home visits, support at school and multi-agency meetings.

Your role will help young people overcome barriers by increasing their confidence and skills to take new steps and make positive decisions, creating a strong voice towards decisions that impact them, building resilience against adverse childhood experiences, gaining leadership skills and increasing prospects, improving physical and mental health.

You will provide a positive role model to young leaders and young people, being aware of risk, safeguarding, personal and professional boundaries. The role will require a positive attitude, enthusiasm, leadership, teamwork and a spirit of adventure!

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration. theGKexperience will meet the cost of any new PVG scheme membership or scheme record update.

For information about the role, please read the Job Description and Person Specification found in the recruitment pack or on our website:

If you have any questions about the role, please email John Kewley:

Application notes

You can apply online, by email or by post.

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You can also download our recruitment pack.

Closing Date: 9am Monday 5th December

Interviews will be held either Tuesday 13th or Wednesday 14th December. We will contact candidates selected for interview by Wednesday 7th December.

theGKexperience is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.