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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. 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.

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.

Current vacancies

Young Scot Co-Design Assistant

Edinburgh based £8.75 per hour – 16 hours per week

We presently have the following vacancy available to join our team, which is part of the Disability Equality Internships provided by SCVO. We’re on the hunt for ambitious, creative, smart thinking and hard working people who can apply their extensive knowledge, passion and superior skills to our organisation and projects.

Job Description

You will assist with support of project delivery, specifically: To create resources to support the delivery of co-design sessions.  To assist in the organisation of events, training, workshops and any residentials, including recruitment of participants and ensuring child protection procedures are adhered to.

You will assist with the preparation of the Equalities Impact Assessments for co-design projects

You will support, input data/information gathered from events to evaluate impact of project activity.

You will manage the contact management system for key stakeholders and any other duties as requested by the Co-design Managers

Person Specification

• Experience of carrying out administration tasks (E)
• Experience of creating resources to support project delivery (E)
• Experience of working effectively in a team (E)
• Face to face working with young people (D)
• Engaging with practitioners’ in other organisations (D)
• Financial awareness and budget management (D)
• Experience of supporting and promoting events (D)
• Excellent organisational skills, including ability to manage multiple tasks and projects (E)
• Excellent written and oral communication skills (E)
• Excellent information technology skills (E)
• Experience of promoting a product, service or project (D)
• Excellent engagement skills, including Interpersonal and leadership skills (D)
• Ability to work on own initiative and to meet deadlines (D)

Important information

How To Apply and closing date:

Please contact your local Jobcentre Plus or Skills Development Scotland advisor to access an CJS application form.  The closing date for application forms is Friday 9th March 2018.

Also see SCVO for more details


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