Educational Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,000 – £26,000
  • Musselburgh (On site)
  • Closing 17th May 2024

  • Advertised from 28th March 2024
  • 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Fixed term until 31/07/2025, funded by The Robertson Trust.


Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people? Do you want a flexible, varied and meaningful job in a supportive team? Do you value great employee benefits such as 360 Wellbeing membership and an annual training budget? Apply to join us!

Bridges Project is a leading youth work charity that helps young people aged 12-25 in East Lothian and Midlothian overcome challenges and adapt to adulthood. For nearly 40 years, we have helped young people develop their life skills, improve their educational attainment and move into employment or further education.

We have a vacancy for an Educational Support Worker to deliver an effective casework and group work service to young people experiencing a range of challenges such as non-attendance at school, low attainment, poor mental health and family poverty.

The successful candidate will:

  • Support young people to gain employability skills, life skills and accreditation; helping them in to work, apprenticeships, further education or vocational training
  • Provide vocational/industry specific accreditation and training to groups of young people alongside individual support to address particular barriers
  • Take the lead on the service and to provide an effective interface between young people, partners and stakeholders involved in the service.

This is an exciting position in which the successful candidate will take pride in developing a programme of delivery which will provide young people with clear pathways to positive destinations.

It is essential that candidates have a full, clean driving licence and constant use of a car. Membership of the PVG scheme will be an essential requirement of the post. A contributory company pension scheme is offered with a 10% employer contribution.

Application notes

An application pack may be downloaded from below or from or may be requested by email: or by telephone: 0131 665 1621

Completed applications should be emailed to

Please note we do not accept CVs

Closing date: 17th May 2024

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and suitable candidates may be invited for interview prior to the closing date.

Interviews: Ongoing

Bridges Project is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland SC277102

Scottish Charity Number SC036976