Position: Project Worker – Youth Befriending

Hours: 36 hours per week, 5 days per week (occasional evening/weekend working)

Starting Salary: £22,846

Pension:  5% Employers contribution

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

Closing date: 1pm, Tuesday 13th October 2020

Interview date:  27th October 2020 (2nd interviews 29th October)


We are recruiting for an experienced and enthusiastic project worker to join our Youth Team at Space & Broomhouse Hub as part of our Youth Befriending service.

Summary of Post

  • Be part of a team who coordinate a volunteer befriending service, supporting children and young people, aged 5-16 years, in South West Edinburgh, who are affected by parental drug or alcohol use
  • Work with the Service Manager and the youth befriending team to recruit, train and support volunteer befrienders
  • Manage referrals and undertake assessments in partnership with children and young people, families, referrers and other relevant individuals
  • Develop and organise group activities programme in partnership
  • Work as part of the wider team to ensure services are delivered effectively; and to work in partnership with children and families, relevant professionals and other stakeholders to ensure the service remit is carried out with regard to statutory commitments and best practice


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Youth Befriending Project Worker job description Sept 2020

Project Worker YB Person Spec Sept 2020


To apply please complete and the following forms, and email to admin@spacescot.org by 1pm on Tuesday 13th October 2020, along with a covering letter:

Application Form Basic 2020

Self Declaration Form 2020

Equalities Monitoring Form 2020


Contact admin@spacescot.org with any enquiries.