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Youth Participation Worker

  • Part time
  • £28,756 pro-rata
  • Mix of home and office in Inverness with travel throughout Highland
  • Closing 7th June 2023

  • Advertised from 23rd May 2023
  • 17.5 hours a week (flexible), including evening and occasional weekend work. Fixed term post initially for 12 months.
  • Pension: 8% employer contribution. Annual leave: 37 days (pro rata), including public holidays.


Inspiring Young Voices is a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation) whose objective is to enable children and young people, particularly those with additional support needs/disabilities, to have their voices heard – where and when they wish.

Are you passionate about giving children and young people a voice and enabling them to be actively involved in decisions that affect their lives, to speak out about their rights and to campaign for change?

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in Highland with diverse needs and experiences?

We are looking for a special individual with energy and enthusiasm for youth participation and engagement work who is passionate about enabling the direct voice of young people experiencing challenges in their lives to be heard.

Reports to: Inspiring Young Voices Participation Lead

The young people we work alongside told us: “We would like a fun, bubbly and chatty person who loves working alongside young people and has an understanding of mental health issues. We want someone who is compassionate and passionate about our cause, someone who is open minded and who makes us feel safe.”

Application notes

For a confidential discussion, please contact Chief Officer Sandra Brown at

If you think you are the right person for the job, please submit a Letter of Application along with a brief (no more than two pages) CV to Sandra Brown, Chief Officer at

Please include the names of two referees who know you in a professional capacity, including your current or most recent employer. Referees will only be contacted if we make you a conditional offer of employment.

Closing date is 5 pm on Wednesday 7th June 2023.

All applications will be acknowledged, and candidates will be kept informed on the progress of their application.

Interviews will be conducted on week beginning Monday 12th June 2023 in person at the Inspiring Young Voices office in Inverness.