Project Officer (Scottish Gambling Education Hub)

  • Full time
  • £26,552
  • Currently hybrid model two days a week Fast Forward office, Edinburgh; with regular travel across Scotland (Hybrid)
  • Closing 10th June 2024

  • Advertised from 13th May 2024
  • Fixed-term contract until 31st March 2025


Do you enjoy working with people?

Do you have excellent communication and presentation skills, and experience working with young people?

We are looking for an enthusiastic Project Officer to join Fast Forward’s Scottish Gambling Education Hub. This role will have a focus on youth groups and other informal education settings.

The Hub was Scotland’s first gambling education and prevention programme focusing on protecting young people from gambling harms. Its work includes delivering training to practitioners, staff, schools and youth groups, developing resources, as well as partnership building with national organisations.

Fast Forward is Scotland’s national youth work agency, focusing on supporting children & young people to make informed choices regarding, and take a harm reduction approach to, risk-taking behaviours, towards reducing the negative impacts of these on their lives and those of their families and wider community. We promote health through programmes and resources developed by, with and for young people.

Our work is underpinned by the following values:

Integrity - Our work is dynamic and informed by expertise, lived experience and relevant research

Forward Thinking - We are brave and bold. We are creative in our approach to identifying and responding to risk taking behaviour.

Inclusive - We take a person centred approach. We are non-judgemental and respectful.

Collaborative - We coproduce, partner and learn with young people and experts from across the field We are committed to delivering an inclusive service that creates opportunities for all, and do not tolerate discrimination. We welcome all people inclusive of ethnic background, disability, sex, religion or belief, gender identity or reassignment, sexual orientation, age, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, veteran status, and the many other parts of a person’s identity.

This includes our staff team and Board members, which include individuals from communities with protected characteristics.

Application notes

If you would like to have a discussion about this vacancy contact Fran Howard, Project Manager, at Please complete all sections of the application form and other documents and return to by noon on Monday 10th June 2024 Candidates will have the opportunity to meet members of the Fast Forward staff team digitally. Interviews will be held on Monday 17th June 2024, at the Fast Forward offices, 4 Bernard St, Edinburgh EH6 6PP.