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Project Worker – Young Carers (5-16yrs)

  • Full time
  • £27,449
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th December 2022

  • Advertised from 11th November 2022
  • 36 hours per week. Flexible working pattern to be agreed but will contain 2 evenings to facilitate group work. Funded for 12 months with possibility of extension.
  • Pension: 5% Employers contribution


Space are seeking to recruit a suitably experienced and skilled Project Worker to join our Young Carers service in South West Edinburgh.

The post-holders will work alongside colleagues in our Young Carers team to raise awareness of young carers age 5-16yrs and their support needs, identify hidden young carers, and deliver Young Carer Statements to ensure that personal outcomes and support needs are being met, in accordance with the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

The candidates will need to have suitable qualifications and experienced of working with children and young people, with at least three years proven experience in a role including individual and group work.

Young Carers Partnership Profile:

Space, alongside Edinburgh Young Carers and Capital Carers (formerly North West Carers) form the ‘Edinburgh Young Carer Partnership’. The partnership has been funded by the City of Edinburgh Council to provide specialist support to young carers and young adult carers across Edinburgh.

The three partner organisations believe that working together as the Edinburgh Young Carer Partnership will provide a more comprehensive and holistic package of support, that works across the 4 city localities and will be a more cost-effective way of funding the specialist services necessary to support these young people who are young carers.

About Space:

Space & Broomhouse Hub is a Scottish award-nominated charity organisation working to improve the happiness, mood & mental wellbeing of our community members; enhancing physical health, developing skills & job opportunities, whilst growing the confidence of the residents of our area and beyond in South West Edinburgh. We do this by nurturing, supporting and inspiring people of all ages so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled and community connections flourish.

In 1991, at a time of depression and recession, community activism and a refusal to accept Broomhouse deserved anything less than other communities – local residents campaigned to turn a row of six shops into one centre. The Broomhouse Centre.

30 years on, and still with local community groups and trustees at the core, Space at the Broomhouse Hub has a new state-of-the-art community building housing a community training café. We have grown and now deliver 17 projects, with 60 staff and over 250 volunteers. We deliver diverse services supporting young people, families, older people and carers amongst others, engaging with local people more than 34,000 times last year.

Whilst holding the integrity of Space at our core, we are a values-led organisation that is:

Welcoming - Nurturing relationships & kind experiences that enable people to smile, flourish & be resilient

Fun - Passionate, non-judgmental & friendly people, developing an inclusive community

Creative - Initiating and embracing challenges, innovation, opportunities and new ideas

Bold - Ambitious, aspirational and determined to have a lasting impact

Trustworthy - Open, honest, holistic, professional and transparent – continually improving our effectiveness

Application notes

To apply, please return your completed application form and a covering letter detailing how your skills and experience meet each required area of the person specification for the role.

Email your completed application pack to by Sunday 4th December 2022

PVG: This post requires membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme

Interviews: Wednesday 14th December 2022