Position: Project Worker, Young Carers (12+ age group)

Hours: 36 hours per week, 5 days per week (some evening/weekend work is required to meet the needs of the service)

Salary: £26,236 (This post is funded until 2025 with a potential extension to 2028)

Pension:  5% Employers contribution

PVG: This post requires membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme

Closing date: 11am, Monday 2nd August 2021

Interviews:  Week beginning 9th August 2021


The Role

Space are seeking to recruit an experienced Project Worker to join our Young Carers service in South West Edinburgh, working with Young Carers aged 12+ years.

The post-holder will work alongside colleagues in our Young Carers and Youth & Families team to improve the quality of life of young carers in South West Edinburgh. The post holder will provide group support, one-to-one support, information, advocacy, and advice to build young carers confidence and self-esteem enabling them to better cope at home.

The role of the project worker is also to raise awareness of young carers and their support needs, identify hidden young carers, and deliver Young Carer Statements to ensure that personal outcomes and support needs are being met, in accordance with the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

The candidates will need to have suitable qualifications and experience of working with children and young people, with at least three years proven experience in a role including individual and group work.

The full job description and person specification for the role can be found below.


About Space

Our mission at Space and Broomhouse Hub is to nurture, support, and inspire people, so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled and our communities flourish. We are a community organisation supporting local people and families in South West Edinburgh, with additional services stretching city-wide.


About Edinburgh Young Carers Partnership:

Space alongside Edinburgh Young Carers and Capital Carers form the ‘Edinburgh Young Carer Partnership’.  The partnership has been funded by the City of Edinburgh Council to provide specialist support to young carers and young adult carers across Edinburgh.

The three partner organisations believe that working together as the Edinburgh Young Carer Partnership will provide a more comprehensive and holistic package of support, that works across the four city localities and will be a more cost-effective way of funding the specialist services necessary to support these young people who are young carers.


How to apply:

To apply please return your completed application form and a covering letter detailing how your skills and experience meet each required area of the person specification for the role.

Please also complete our Equalities Monitoring Form and return this with your application.

Email your completed application pack to admin@spacescot.org

A conversation before applying is welcome, please contact Scott Troup scott@spacescot.org or call  0131 455 7731


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Young Carers Project Worker job description

Young Carers Project Worker person specification

Application Form

Equality Monitoring Form


Please complete and email your complete application pack to admin@spacescot.org by Monday 2nd August 2021