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We aim inspire and empower our staff, while giving them the right support and tools they need to achieve the best outcomes for young people. All of this work is underpinned by the Young Scot People Strategy. We are not ones to boast but we are proud to have been awarded the following:

  • Investors In People Gold
  • Investors in Young People Gold
  • Healthy Working Lives Gold

Our Values

We value our values. They define who we are and how we treat our colleagues and partners. We are…

  • Responsive: We have strong “customer” focus; we get the job done, committed to providing reliable quality at all times and placing young people at the heart of everything we do.
  • Passionate: We are positive and ambitious – for young people and for our organisation. We have a “can do” and “will do” attitude, and demonstrate leadership in our thoughts and actions.
  • Inspirational: We are enthusiastic in our actions, welcoming of people and new opportunities. We communicate effectively with each other and with stakeholders, sharing our passion and integrity.
  • Innovative: We embrace and welcome change; enjoy meeting new challenges and opportunities head on and work hard to meet the continually evolving needs of young people.
  • Supportive: We value everyone and we work as one flexible team. We nurture talent and celebrate success. We deliver everything that we do with integrity and we are proud of our organisation and the work we do.

Behavioural Competencies

Our behavioural competencies are observations and measurable behaviours, knowledge and abilities that contribute to individual success in Young Scot. Behavioural competencies are used in the recruitment process to ensure we are recruiting staff with the required level of behaviours to undertake their role and by member of staff to plan development. You can download and read our behavioural competencies here

Staff Benefits

We believe in a generous formal staff benefits package which rewards and values staff, and provides additional benefits that would not be available with other employers. Just some of the benefits of working for us include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Pension scheme
  • Relevant skills training

To see our full staff benefits package click here.

Environmental Commitment

As an organisation we are committed to environmental sustainability. At Young Scot we try to ensure our reliance on and use of the natural environment and its resources is not greater than its ability to naturally replenish. In practice, this means ensuring our business practices have minimal impact on the natural environment. You can read our full environmental and sustainability strategy here

Current Vacancies


Development Manager – Attainment & Tackling Inequalities  – (Ref: DM01) – JCF 3 £32,017 to £34,845 – Pro rata 24.5 hours per week (Maternity Cover – Fixed Term for nine months)

The Development Manager will develop Young Scot’s contribution towards tackling the inequalities facing young people through developing the use of Young Scot services based on the Young Scot framework of universal entitlement, at three levels:

  1. Universal services available to all Scotland’s young people;
  2. Targeted work to remove barriers and make those services relevant to particular groups; and
  3. Bespoke products and services needed to improve outcomes and tackle significant inequalities for young people.

For more information on the post please refer to the job description – see below for the link.

Important dates: Closing date is strictly Monday 27th November 2017 and the interviews will be held on Wednesday 13th December 2017 here at our offices


At Young Scot, you can look forward to an excellent package, including a generous holiday entitlement and Stakeholder Pension. Further details and the application materials are available following the links below or via email:

Development Manager – Application Form

Development Manager Attainment and Tackling Inequalities JD

Behavioural Competencies

Application Guidelines

Once you have completed your application form please email it back to us at or post it to us at Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5EZ