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Senior Key Worker, Key to Potential (full time)

  • Full time
  • £27,653 – £30,380
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 31st May 2023

  • Advertised from 12th May 2023
  • 37 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 do job in the community where you’ll work one-to-one with young people and not stuck behind a desk?

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

About the service

Key to Potential is a new service in the Falkirk area which is funded by Cashback for Communities. It builds on the successful model we have delivered in Edinburgh for over 10 years and provides holistic, person-centred support, to help young people to progress into further education, training, or secure employment.

About the post

This is an exciting opportunity to establish this new service. 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, or have left school without a positive destination. They are likely to be struggling to engage with mainstream education and have experienced disrupted attendance. You will also provide line management to the small team, and support the Service Manager to further develop the service.

About you

You will be experienced in working with young people and have experience or understanding of mental health issues. You will also have a proven track record of providing supportive line management.

You should have the ability to build excellent relationships with young people, colleagues and other stakeholders; and be positive, creative and flexible in delivering support.

How we’ll support you

You’ll be working independently as part of a team with a supportive manager. We will encourage you use your creativity to innovate new activities, and support you to introduce them.

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

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

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 12 noon on Wednesday 31st May 2023

Interviews will be held at Arnotdale House, Falkirk during the week beginning 5th June