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Children and young people outreach specialist

  • Full time
  • £25,290 – £28,464
  • Hybrid. Covering Lanarkshire/Ayrshire/South West Scotland. Home-based with some travel to Edinburgh head office required.
  • Closing 9th August 2022

  • Advertised from 19th July 2022
  • 35 hours) with a potential requirement for infrequent weekend/evening work


To promote the rights of children and young people in accordance with the UNCRC; to provide advocacy and support to neurodivergent children and young people; to ensure that the views of children and young people referred to Salvesen Mindroom Centre are taken into account in decisions that materially affect them; to develop materials and resources suitable for children and young people.

The charity is based in Edinburgh but the Direct Help and Support (DHS) service in which this role sits, covers the whole of Scotland. Due to growing demand for our services in West/South West Scotland, we wish to appoint a team member who can easily manage travel within, broadly, North and South Lanarkshire, North and South Ayrshire and potentially Dumfries & Galloway. The role primarily involves providing support to children and young people using a mix of online and in-person communication. The post will be hybrid, mainly home-based. Some travel to Salvesen Mindroom Centre’s office(s) will be required. During induction for the role, we will require a more frequent presence in our Edinburgh office.

Organisation profile

For over twenty years we have been making a huge difference to the lives of neurodivergent children, young people, and their families. Our goal is to become a world-leading centre bringing practical help, research, and education together to address the impact of neurodiversity.

Research has always been central to our vision for a world leading centre of excellence. Neurodiversity knows no boundaries and our work is complemented by the Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre (SMRC) based at the University of Edinburgh.

In this role you join Salvesen Mindroom Centre at an exciting time, as we continue our work to improve the daily lives of children, young people and families.

Application notes

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Closing Date for Applications: 9am on Tuesday, 9th August 2022

Interviews will be held on: Thursday, 1st September 2022