Youth Worker (FIF08408)

Fife Council
£14,379 - £17,176 per year Pro Rata
06 Sep 2017
21 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Contract Type: Temporary until 31 March 2018

Working Pattern: Monday and Tuesday (18:15 - 21:15) at the Kirkcaldy YMCA

Interview Date: Week commencing 25 September 2017

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the attached Job Pack. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for.  The main terms and conditions of employment are also available via the above link.

The purpose of the Youth Worker role is to engage effectively with young people in their own communities and to contribute towards their learning and development by using a range of educational practices and approaches.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.51 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.


Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain PVG scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland.


Youth workers support young people on an individual and group basis to:

  • realise their potential and to overcome the many challenges and barriers that young people face in life,
  • build their self-esteem and self-confidence,
  • consider risk, make reasoned choices and take control of their own lives
  • develop a ‘world view' which widens horizons and invites social commitment
  • build the capacity of young people through the acquisition of knowledge and the development of skills.

The Individual

Must be prepared to undertake and complete core training as a requirement of the post within 1 year of appointment.

Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to engage positively with groups of young people
  • Awareness of young people's issues and development needs.
  • Ability to act as a positive role model to young people.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Good organisational skills
  • Must be good time-keeper and reliable, and prepared to work flexibly

In Fife Council the way we work matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:

  • Taking ownership
  • Focusing on customers
  • Working together
  • Embracing technology & information
  • Delivering results

For Further Information Please Contact: Linsey Neilson, 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 470049 or email

See also:
RR82 TandCs March 2015.doc
Youth Worker G149 01.pdf