YOYP Support Worker Vacancy

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a young person aged 16-19 to join the Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Youth Work Service to work on the Year of Young People 2018 project. The post will be based in Dumfries or Wigtown, dependant on location of the candidate, is 36 hours a week and is funded until 31st of March 2019. The salary of this post is £15,975. This post may be suitable for secondment, full agreement will need to be sought from your line manager.

This post will see the person working within the Year of Young People Team across Dumfries & Galloway, delivering exciting new projects for young people as part of the yearlong project.

As 2018 is Scotland’s Year of Young People, within Dumfries & Galloway we have an exciting plan of activities, events and programmes for young people to take part in across the region. This post will be involved in delivering this exciting programme for young people aged 8-26 across the region. Full details of the YOYP Plan can be found on our website www.yoypdg.co.uk

The post will involve delivering support to activities relating to Year of Young People across D&G, and will include dealing with administration, overseeing of our resources and activities, and delivering youth work opportunities to young people. The post will also assist in the development, promotion and publicising of activities and events to young people and other youth organisations within the area.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative and award winning youth work team to deliver a range of informal learning programmes across the region, and work with people who are passionate and committed to young people.

In order to be eligible, applicants must be aged between 16 to 19 years old on starting the post.

The post will require evening and weekend work on a weekly basis, for which payment is included in the salary offered. The post will be working with young people within Dumfries & Galloway. Application can be found at the following link: https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/dumfries-galloway-council/jobs/year-young-people-support-worker-112029

This post is considered as Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. From 28 February 2011, preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to formal offer of employment being made by Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Applicants who have been resident outside the UK within the last 5 years, if offered a position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be required to provide a completed police record check from the police authority in the country or countries in which they were resident.

Informal enquiries to: Laura Kiltie, Project Co-ordinator- Year of Young People on 07821 783445.

‘This post is part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Union – LEADER 2014-2020 programme.’