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Youth Advocacy Lead

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th May 2022

  • Advertised from 18th April 2022
  • Full-Time (4 days/week)


The Youth Advocacy Lead is responsible for the development and facilitation of a group of Black and People of Colour (BPoC) young people’s participation (14-25) in a Scottish Government board responsible for oversight of the implementation of race equality in Government. The Lead will work closely with the chairs of the group to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for the young people while supporting them to take part in collective decision making.

The Lead will also steward the personal development of 5-10 young people per year, support their efforts to create change on issues they care about, and facilitate their consultation on core themes of IYS' advocacy.

The Lead will be an integral part of Advocacy & Partnerships team, ensuring effective communication between young people and IYS, oriented towards ensuring that IYS' advocacy remains ambitious and youth-led. This will require close communication with the rest of the Advocacy & Partnerships team, as well as understanding of and interaction with all other IYS teams.

Application notes

Applications to be emailed to

Closing date: 5pm 9th May 2022

Interviews will be held on the week of the 23rd of May