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Top job! Planet Youth Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,666 – £31,041
  • West Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 23rd February 2024

  • Advertised from 2nd February 2024


We are seeking a dynamic, highly motivated individual who will play a key role in developing and delivering our Planet Youth Work program across West Dunbartonshire.

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

You will be directly managed by Y sort it Head of Services & Development. The postholder will be responsible for the management of the Y sort it Youth Work Staff & Volunteer Team.

Purpose and Objectives

The postholder will provide critical support to Y sort it, schools, and communities to drive the Planet Youth Action Plans and co-ordinate the teams and activities required to do so. With support from Winning Scotland and West Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Planet Youth Lead. West Dunbartonshire is one of six local authorities in Scotland to adopt the approach of Planet Youth, which 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.

Local groups and services then work together to address the needs and issues raised by the pupils in the surveys. By listening to local children and young people about how they spend their time, the issues they face and what they are interested in, we believe this can help us learn how to help all young people across West Dunbartonshire to become ambitious, versatile, and resilient.

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 Friday 23rd February 2024 at 5:00pm

Interviews will be held week beginning on 4th March 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