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Senior Key Worker, Green Skills Centre

  • Full time
  • £28,759 – £31,595
  • West Lothian, with travel across Edinburgh (On site)
  • Closing 20th May 2024

  • Advertised from 8th May 2024
  • 32 – 37 hours per week


Are you looking for a role where every day is different and you work in a team to make a real difference to young people’s lives?

Are you able to lead groups and work one-to-one with young people, connecting them with the green space and supporting their skills development and next steps?

If so, this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

About the service

Our Green Skills Centre offers group training and development work to young people and other groups at risk of experiencing homelessness. We realise that many 'at risk' groups can suffer from a nature deficit and sense of disconnection which can intensify and compound the struggles people face. We aim to be a restorative and supportive influence. We offer workshops, accredited training and client-led learning pathways. Our learning work includes sustainable horticulture, market gardening, woodland skills, peer-mentoring and outdoor-education.

About the post

This is an exciting opportunity to be coordinate and help shape our new Green Skills project. You will work closely with the Green Skills Centre team to deliver courses to recent school leavers, many of whom are likely to have gained few qualifications while at school. You will ensure young people are supported throughout the course and will build relationships with each group. The role will include recruitment for the course and ensuring all delivery is done in a person-centred way. You will work with the young people during and after the course to identify the most appropriate next step for them such as further education, training or secure employment.

About you

You will be experienced in working with young people and have experience, or an understanding of mental health and the challenges young people face when leaving school.

Your ability to build excellent working relationships will enable you to motivate young people to engage with the service. You should also have an interest in green skills, land, animals and the environment.

This is a varied role that will require you to be well organised, able to work on your own initiative; and be positive, creative and flexible in providing support.

How we’ll support you

You’ll be working independently as part of a team with a supportive manager. We will encourage you use your creativity to innovate new activities, and support you to introduce them.

You will have access to wider Cyrenians support, including our learning and development programme, and staff wellbeing services.

About us

At Cyrenians we tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness by taking a Public Health Approach to Homelessness Prevention. We take a values-led and relationships-based approach to delivering all our services.

Read more about our impact and our values.

Application notes

Application details

• For full details and an application pack please visit, call 0131 475 2354 (during working hours) or e-mail:

• CVs will not be accepted.

Application Notes

• Closing date is 12 noon on Monday 20th May 2024

• First interviews will be held on Wednesday 29th May at Cyrenians’ Farm Community and Green Skills Centre, Kirknewton, EH27 8DS