Sessional Youth Workers Level 2

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • On site: Wester Hailes and the surrounding communities of Broomhouse, Sighthill, Parkhead and Longstone.
  • Closing 16th July 2024

  • Advertised from 19th June 2024
  • £14 per hour – various hours available


The Youth Agency works with young people aged 8-25, within Wester Hailes and the surrounding communities of Broomhouse, Sighthill, Parkhead and Longstone.

The Youth Agency are looking for youth workers with experience of working/volunteering with young people in one or more of the following settings: drop in provision, detached, groupwork, individual support and schools work.

Any offer of employment is subject PVG Membership, the cost of which will be paid for by the Youth Agency.


To develop purposeful links with young people and work with them to develop their ideas and create opportunities for themselves and the local community. All work will be negotiated in partnership with young people where their demands and aspirations are accepted and respected. Openness and flexibility will be key aspects in ensuring that young people have the relevant information to make positive choices in their lives.

Key Tasks

  • To make contact with young people in Wester Hailes and surrounding areas and identify their needs and aspirations.
  • To participate in the delivery of a range of Youth Agency services which meet the identified needs and aspirations of young people. Sessional Youth Workers are expected to work on sites both outdoors and centre based.
  • To plan, prepare and deliver youth work programmes, including contributing to evaluations and reviews.
  • To provide ongoing support and information to young people on a variety of issues.
  • To encourage and support the involvement of young people in all aspects of the Agency and the local community.
  • To adhere to current policy and practice in all aspects of the Agency's work.
  • To contribute to the effective administration of Youth Agency services.
  • To take part in training deemed necessary by the current requirements of the Agency.
  • To undertake any other duties which may be required.

Application notes

Please send a covering letter and full C.V to

Should you require any further information please contact the Youth Agency on 0131 442 4015 or

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 16 July 2024.

Interviews will take place on 24 and 25 July.