Senior Youth Worker (FIF08405)

Fife Council
£17,176 - £19,297 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, Tuesday and Thursday (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 Senior Youth Worker role is to work positively with youth work teams in a community setting to engage effectively with young people in their own communities and to contribute towards the learning and development of young people, and youth work colleagues, 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.


Senior Youth Workers will be required to lead a youth work team to plan and implement youth work programmes and activities in prescribed youth groups and projects. They are also expected, as experienced practitioners, to undertake work with young people in more complex and challenging settings. Senior Youth Workers will be expected to ensure the safety and security of young people, youth work staff/volunteers and the venue being used. Regular communication with the Community Education Worker responsible for the project will be essential.

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
  • An ability to plan a programme around young people's needs
  • Evaluation and report writing skills

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:
Senior Youth Worker G150 01.pdf
RR82 TandCs March 2015.doc