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Key Worker (part time)

  • Part time
  • £22,622 – £25,296 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th October 2022

  • Advertised from 23rd September 2022
  • 18.5 hours per week


Are you looking for a role where every day is different and you work in a team to make a real difference to young people’s lives?

Do you want to work directly with young people in the community rather than being stuck behind a desk?

If so, this role may be the perfect opportunity for you!

About the post

Using an outreach approach, the post holder will provide key work, careers guidance and tailored support to young people identified by their school as at risk of leaving without a positive destination, likely to be struggling to engage with mainstream curriculum and have experienced disrupted attendance.

About you

You should be experienced in working with vulnerable young people, have the ability to build excellent working relationships; and be positive, creative and flexible in delivering support. You should also have the ability to demonstrate our values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.

How we’ll support you

You’ll be working independently as part of a team of skilled, experienced keyworkers with a supportive manager.

You will have access to wider Cyrenians support, including our learning and development programme, and staff wellbeing services.

About the service

Cyrenians Key to Potential service provides holistic, person-centred support, to help young people coming up to school-leaving-age to progress into further education, training, or secure employment. This new post is an extension to the Key to Potential project, in response to increasing demand.

About us

At Cyrenians we tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness. We understand that there are many routes into homelessness, and that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to supporting people towards more positive and stable futures. That’s why all our work is values-led and relationships-based.

Our values

• Compassion: We believe that everyone should have the chance to change, no matter how long that might take.

• Respect: We believe in tolerance, acceptance, valuing diversity and treating each other as equals.

• Integrity: We are committed to the highest quality of work, grounded in honesty, generosity, sincerity and professionalism.

• Innovation: We are willing to take risks, challenge convention and be creative in our search for new ways of working, in particular by taking account of the environmental impact of our decisions.

Application notes

Application details

• For full details and an application pack please visit, call 0131 475 2354 (during working hours) or e-mail:

• CVs will not be accepted.

• Closing date is noon, 10th October

• Interviews will be held at Norton Park, Edinburgh on the week of the 10th October

• Second interview dates to be confirmed.