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Includem: Various Posts

  • Includem is a forward thinking organisation with an excellent reputation in providing intensive, community based support for some of Scotland's most vulnerable and challenging young people. Includem believe that no young person is ever beyond help and through a 24/7 service which is responsive to their needs, they work to try and change their behaviour and relationships so that they can move towards living fulfilling lives. If you are a passionate, committed and professional individual and wish to work to support the next generation to achieve better life chances, then read on.
  • Includem are looking to recruit in the following areas: Dundee, Glasgow, Stirling and North Lanarkshire. 


Project Workers

  • Salary: £23,593 rising to £25,240 with further opportunity to earn up to £26,528.
  • This role requires you to case manage up to 12 young people through effective support planning and risk assessment. You will be effective and proficient in collaborating with all partners and have experience in crisis management to support the helpline activity on an rota basis making professional decision and judgements as necessary.


Assistant Project Workers

  • Salary: £19,574 rising to £20,707 with further opportunity to earn up to £21,737.
  • This role requires you to build relationships with young people and families and be part of a package of professional support, challenging attitudes and behaviors through structured interventions.


  • Both Project Workers and Assistant Project Workers must have, or be willing to work towards, qualifications essential to carry out their roles and meet registration requirements. Professional report writing and the ability to use technology to record all activity is essential to ensure effective evidence based outcomes using the Includem 'A Better Life' toolkit.
  • All posts require individuals to: work effectively to meet the demands of the service, involving regular weekend and evening work; to develop safe, professional and committed relationships with young people and families; and to use their communication skills effectively to influence positive change and provide personalised, risk enabled, professional support.
  • Please download the full advert here. If you would like more information, please telephone Includem Head Office on 0141 427 0523 to speak to a Services Manager, Team Manager or a member of the HR team. You can apply directly online via the Includem website at Alternatively you can request a pack by e-mailing or contact the Head Office on the number above.
  • The closing date for both posts is Friday 12 May 2017
  • Group interviews will be held on Tuesday 30 May 2017 (full day from 9.30am to 4.30pm, based in Glasgow)
  • Individual interviews will be held on Wednesday 7 and Friday 9 June 2017


Early Years Scotland: Early Years Practitioner (West Lothian) -- 2 posts

  • Hours: 17.5 hours per week over 52 weeks per year
  • Fixed term for 9 months from start date
  • Salary: £19,382 pro-rata per annum (point 19 on the scale 19 - 22) 
  • Working with families and their children aged 0-5 years in targeted settings within the local communities of Boghall and Blackburn, you will be responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating shared play and learning experiences; provide baby massage sessions (training can be given); foster positive relationships between parents and children and support children's learning and development. You should have a good sound knowledge of current and emerging practice within the field of Early Learning and Childcare setting.
  • Qualifications: Applicants' qualifications should be consistent with those required to register as a Practitioner with SSSC (e.g. HNC Early Education and Childcare or SVQ Level 3/4 Children's Care, Learning and Development).
  • A full current driving licence with own transport insured for business use and PVG Scheme membership are required.
  • Please visit the Early Years Scotland website here to download the application pack and full post information. Please do not send CVs as only completed Early Years Scotland application forms will be considered. For more information please contact Gail Squires on 0141 221 4148.
  • Closing date for applications: Friday 12 May 2017
  • Interviews will be held on Friday 26 May 2017

Midlothian Sure Start: Various Posts

  • Midlothian Sure Start is a dynamic award winning voluntary Organisation.  It offers a quality support service to families with children up to age 10 across Midlothian.  Midlothian Sure Start has been in existence since 2001 and employs over 80 members of staff providing a service in six family support centres.  Our ethos is to provide a holistic, confidential community based service where Project Users are at the heart of the service.
  • With a passion for working with young children and a strong understanding of pre-birth to three framework and Building the Ambition, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting children aged 0-3 in a nurturing environment, working in partnership with families to give children the best start in life.


Early Years Practitioner or Early Years Support Worker


Centre Manager



Scottish Youth Parliament: Public Affairs Officer

  • Salary: £20,000 per annum
  • Hours: 35 hours per week, evening and weekend work will be a requirement.
  • Reports to Chief Executive
  • Department: Advocacy and Campaigns
  • Scottish Youth Parliament is seeking a Public Affairs Officer to support and contribute to the work of SYP. The successful candidate will support members of the Scottish Youth Parliament in communicating the views of young people to Scotland’s elected representatives and in developing and support all policy work across the organisation.
  • To apply for this role, please send completed Application Form to Jamie Dunlop, Deputy Chief Executive by post to SYP, Gordon Lamb House, 3 Jackson’s Entry, Edinburgh, EH8 8PJ or email to
  • For an application form and further information please visit
  • The closing date for this post is 5pm on Friday 21 April.


Stramash Social Enterprise: Chief Executive

  • Location: Flexible
  • Salary: £43,000 per annum
  • Stramash is Scotland's leading provider in outdoor activities and learning for children and young people and is an award winning social enterprise and registered charity. They make a positive difference in the lives of children, young people and adults through the Scottish outdoors.
  • The role: The Chief Executive is responsible for organisational management and reports to the Board of Directors. The right candidate will be will be a seasoned professional with a strong track record in leadership and team building, organisational management and development, strategic planning and business and administrative systems. The Chief Executive will have the ability to give clear direction and guidance to the leadership team whilst allowing autonomy to operate effectively within the scope of their responsibility.
  • The administrative base for Stramash is in Fort William however it is essential that the Chief Executive is visible across the whole organisation as well as cementing Stramash’s presence nationally. A commitment to travel and working in each of our campus areas is essential however, an element of home working may be possible to suit the needs of the post.
  • For more information please view the full advert here, and e-mail for the application pack.
  • The closing date is midnight on Sunday 30 April 2017.
  • It is anticipated that the interviews will take place on Monday 8 or Tuesday 9 May 2017


Space Unlimited: Trustees

  • Established in 2006, Space Unlimited is a charity and social enterprise based in Glasgow working across Scotland. We support organisations to work in direct collaboration with young people in order to design and take action together. Our innovative youth-led enquiry process is a powerful catalyst for more collaborative leadership and for building skills and resilience – in individuals, within groups and across wider communities.
  • They are seeking  to attract applicants for two positions on the Board. One with knowledge and experience of the fundraising sector and one from the social justice sector.
  • Our Board of Trustees guides our future and we are looking to make an appointment that will further strengthen and complement the skills and experience of our existing Board and help us deliver our strategic plan. As a Trustee you should be passionate about young people’s role in making change happen.
  • Please contact Lucy Walker on 0141 424 1403 or to discuss further. A CV and an idea of what knowledge and experience you can bring to the organisation will be really helpful, but in the first instance let’s have a chat.
  • This is an open application process with no set deadline.
  • For more information please visit Space Unlimited website here.


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