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Progressions Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,135 – £27,643
  • Livingston
  • Closing 12th April 2024

  • Advertised from 20th March 2024
  • Salary scale under review. 37.5 hours per week


Do you want to work for a social enterprise that thrives on making a difference to the lives of the most disadvantaged young people, adults and communities? Are you passionate about all people being able to reach their full potential and generating creative solutions to the barriers that prevent this from happening with the individuals.

We are seeking a creative, energetic and compassionate individual to fill this vacancy and work in our amazing training team.

The Larder is committed to creating a more equal and just Scotland through the alternative economic model of social enterprise and calling for a Scotland without poverty, where everyone has the opportunity to achieve their full potential and the right to food is enshrined in Scots law.

Summary of Post and Project

CashBack: Community Connections is a partnership project in West Lothian supporting young people at risk of offending, that will address three identified gaps in local justice provision:

  1. Preventing offending behaviour including very early intervention prior to charge
  2. Providing longevity in service support, when needed, for high–tariff young people already receiving support from youth justice but requiring a sustained, comprehensive intervention to support them through their complex journey to case closure
  3. Provide support for young people due for release from custody

It offers needs led holistic one-to-one and group work support for young people between the ages of 10 and 25, who are involved in offending behaviour or at risk of entering the Youth Justice system in the future and their families.

The project is led by trauma-trained staff, focussing on reasons for offending, behaviour, promoting consequential thinking, working around restorative justice and the impact of Anti-Social Behaviour and criminal behaviour on victims and the wider community.

Activities include skills for life and work, volunteering, health and wellbeing and employability support and is co-designed through each persons ‘programme for change’, creating positive connectedness to others in their lives and their community.

The Larder and their partners Youth Action Project, Project Scotland and West Lothian College are recruiting an experienced and dynamic Youth Worker to join the team on a full time basis to support the growth of the project. The post holder will deliver one to one and group work sessions across the whole project but will have a focus on the progression pathway of each young person, based on their needs and interests.

This is a new post and may require some evening and weekend work to meet the needs of the individual and their family. As part of the delivery team the successful candidate will support progression routes out of the project for each young person. This will involve fostering positive relationships with colleagues, young people, their families and a range of organisations, in the public, private and third sectors – offering progression options.

As a member of the CashBack team you will be reliable, enthusiastic and capable of positive interaction with all stakeholders and colleagues. You will have excellent communication skills, and able to engage with our learners in an empathatic and professional manner.

Experience of working with young people in a youth work or employability setting is essential as is a willingness to participate in further development in the post.

The post is for 37.5 hours per week and we are looking for someone who can drive and has their own transport due to the nature of the role.

The post is rewarding and you will be part of a wider team that includes training and support staff based in various locations and across 4 organisations

For more detail please download our recruitment pack for this exciting role.

Application notes

Interested? If you have any questions about the role, please email our team, to arrange informal chat.

To find out more about what The Larder do please visit our website or download our recruitment pack

To apply for the post, please send a tailored CV and covering letter to the post to

The covering letter should be no more than one A4 side and should set out why you want to work with The Larder, expanding on the specific skills that you would bring to the post and how they connect with our values.

Closing Date: Friday 12th April 2024

Interview Dates: Shortlisting Monday 15th April and interview date(s) week commencing 22nd April.

We will contact all candidates by Wednesday 17th April to confirm if selected for interview

The Larder are an equal opportunities organisation, and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.