Youth & Community Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £27,323 – £30,250 pro-rata
  • Dumfries, with travel across the region (Hybrid)
  • Closing 31st May 2024

  • Advertised from 29th April 2024
  • Salary dependent on experience. Permanent. 30 hours per week.


Are you passionate about youth work and community development? Can you develop creative workshops for youth groups? Can you provide goal orientated support for young people? If so, we want to hear from you.

Join our vibrant team of staff and volunteers delivering high quality youth work services supporting LGBTQ+ young people right across Scotland.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative person to support the delivery of our Youth Groups, 1:1 asset-based coaching, and community development across Dumfries and Galloway.

Your role will be to:

  • To deliver direct youth work to LGBTQ+ young people through youth group programmes and through individual one to one support
  • To support the South youth work team with events, projects, and community development activities.
  • To work in partnership with key local stakeholders and to be responsible for the development of our work with LGBTQ+ young people, groups and networks in the South

This is a fantastic opportunity to be at the forefront of youth work and make a lasting, and sometimes lifesaving, impact for LGBTQ+ young people.

We want to hear from you if you have:

  • A strong foundation in youthwork or CLD.
  • A passion for supporting young people to achieve their potential.
  • An understanding of LGBTQ+ identities and the key issues LGBTQ+ young people may face.

We are passionate about equalities at LGBT Youth Scotland. This means that everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, sex, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, pregnancy or maternity. In line with our commitment to race equity and trans inclusion, we are particularly seeking applications from People of Colour/ BAME people and trans people. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend any interview, please let us know.

Application notes

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Closing Date: Friday 31st May 2024 (5pm)

Interview Date: Thursday 14th June 2024, in-person (DG1)

We are an equal opportunities employer. Company Limited by guarantee SC244805, Scottish Charity SC024047.