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Development Worker (LGBT+ Service)

  • Part time
  • £33,800 – £35,735 pro-rata
  • Hybrid: The administrative base is in Dalkeith. Travel throughout Midlothian, including operating from other venues, will be required.
  • Closing 1st July 2024

  • Advertised from 12th June 2024
  • 21 hours per week. The contract will run until 30th of September 2026 (fixed term contract). Extension of the contract will be dependent on continuation funding.


Special conditions:

  • The contract will run until 30th of September 2026 (fixed term contract). Extension of the contract will be dependent on continuation funding.
  • The post can involve regular evening working.
  • Post holders must be able to travel across Midlothian.
  • MYPAS will contribute 6% to the company pension scheme
  • Access to a 24-hour employee assistance programme with online high street discounts
  • The job will be initially on a 3 month probation period. This may be extended.


Responsible for the development of health and wellbeing initiatives within the MYPAS LGBT+ service. This will include delivering:

  • Accessible health and wellbeing focused group programmes with LGBT+ young people living or accommodated in Midlothian. The programmes will be young person led and aim to reduce social isolation, improve mental health, increase confidence, resilience and self-esteem
  • A platform for LGBT+ young people in Midlothian, through a social action participation group, to be involved in and create local events and initiatives to promote inclusion within the wider LGBT+ community and the wider communities of Midlothian. Initiatives will include engagement with decision makers.

We are looking for someone who has experience of supporting and working with young people in a non-judgmental and empathetic way. A good knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting LGBT+ young people is essential.

There is no specific qualification required; however, the post holder will be expected to be educated to degree level. This should be in a relevant field such as Health, Community Education, Social Work or Education, but significant equivalent experience will also be considered. The post holder will work within a multi-disciplinary service and work effectively with other agencies in partnership settings. This post may require regular evening working.

Application notes

Closing date for applications is Monday the 1st of July at 12 noon. Please note that we only contact successful candidates.

For an application pack please download the documents and return the completed application and equal opportunities monitoring forms to

For informal enquiries please phone Dave Evans on 0131 454 0757.

Midlothian Young Peoples Advice Service (MYPAS)


Promoting the health and wellbeing of young people in East Lothian and Midlothian

Company No: 201002, Scottish Charity No: SCO29543