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Supporting young people into the world of work project – Youth Worker

The Salvesen Mindroom Centre is looking for a clear and compassionate communicator with the drive to ensure that young people are meaningfully included in all aspects of their educational experience. In this role you will directly support young people with learning difficulties into and through a fulfilling and accessible work experience placement. The project represents an exciting opportunity for the young people who will be supported, the appointee, and for the charity. The plan for the project is in place but the role offers scope for the successful applicant to influence and shape the delivery of the project.

This post is offered as a fixed term contract of employment with a salary in the range £24,000 - £27,000 (pro rata). We anticipate this would be for 6 months on a full-time basis, but we are open to a degree of flexibility if part-time hours would be preferred and encourage you to get in touch in advance of the deadline to discuss this. We would also be prepared to offer a secondment, or to contract in the project as a 6-month self-employment or consultancy opportunity, for which we would pay a fee in the range of £12,000 - £13,500 (including VAT). The fee or salary starting point will depend on qualifications, experience and aptitude for the role. Travel expenses will be paid in addition.

The deadline for applications is 23rd July at 9am. Interviews will be held on 30th July.

Further Information

If you wish further information before making an application, email or call Dinah Aitken on 0131 475 2331.


Outreach and Family Engagement Lead

We are expanding our team, and building on our knowledge and expertise as we move towards achieving our goal of becoming a world-leading centre for learning difficulties. We are looking for an experienced professional for an important post: Outreach and Family Engagement Lead.

This is a key role for the organisation, as it enables us to deliver a range of training and awareness raising sessions directly to parents and carers, and professionals. It enhances our capacity to have a physical presence in areas of deprivation, and strengthens our profile as a national organisation. The role brings a specialist into the team with excellent training and engagement skills, who will play a key part in developing our collaborative work with other organisations. The post holder will make a significant contribution to the work of our Direct Help and Support team: working to achieve positive outcomes for children, young people up to age 25 years, and their families, living with learning difficulties. Although knowledge of learning difficulties is highly desirable, we can provide training and resources to ensure the right level of expertise

Further Information

• Please download the Job Description
• Please download our Application Form

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Closing date for applications: 20th July at 12 noon. Interviews on 27th July.