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Planet Youth Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £25,259 – £27,242
  • West Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 16th January 2024

  • Advertised from 21st December 2023


We are looking for a highly motivated, and enthusiastic Planet Youth Team Leader who is passionate about developing and delivering quality, engaging & fun activities that are accessible to children & young people across West Dunbartonshire. You will play a key role in supporting the delivering our Planet Youth Work program across West Dunbartonshire.

Under direction of the Planet Youth Manager, you will work within schools, communities, community-based organisations, children, young people, and families to establish and deliver a West Dunbartonshire Planet Youth Action Plans in response to Planet Youth survey data.

You will be directly managed by Y sort it Planet Youth Manager. You as the postholder will be responsible for the day to day management of the Y sort it Youth Work Staff & Volunteer team.

Purpose and Objectives

You will be responsible for the development & delivery of our exciting and engaging high quality activities that children & young people can experience and enjoy, whilst improving their health & wellbeing, encouraging outdoor learning opportunities, supporting children & young people, to make friendships, learn together and become more connected to their local community.

You will manage a small team of youth workers to work closely with children & young people, their families and any relevant partners, to ensure young people are informed and supported to participate in any programs, and any other community based activities.

The postholder will provide critical support within Y sort it to adopt & embed the approach of Planet Youth, within the Youth work team and across other services. Planet youth is led by data collected from anonymous surveys that young people participate in at school. This data is then fed back to local and organised community groups who then create plans of action to create better environments for those young people to grow up in. The survey is fundamental in instigating meaningful discussions and actionable strategies within the local community to improve the lives of the young people, their families, and beyond for the long-haul.

About us

“Y sort it is a young person led service, providing opportunities that responds to the support needs of local young people and inspires them to reach their full potential- we will #Connect # Support #Inspire WD Young people”.

Y sort it Youth project is aimed at young people aged between 8-18 years old that reside within West Dunbartonshire. We are unique in the fact that Y sort is governed by a Youth Management Board, with all members registered as company directors. This ensures that Y sort it continues to be FOR young people BY young people of West Dunbartonshire.

Young people of West Dunbartonshire will reach their full potential through learning and have the capacity to make informed choices and play a key role in decisions that affect their lives.

Application notes

Application deadline is Tuesday 16th January 2024 at 12noon.

Interviews will be held week beginning on 22nd January 2024

Late applications will not be accepted.

To apply for this role, please send completed application form by email to

If you would like a confidential discussion about this role please contact Claire McGinley, Head of Services & Development