Youth Worker Grade C

Midlothian Council
£22,015 - £24,025 per year
07 Aug 2017
18 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Advert

Fully trained jobholders must hold a minimum SVQ3 level qualification in Youth Work, or equivalent subject, and have experience leading youth activities.

The purpose of this post is to deliver key goals on the Pupil Equity Funding through small group and one to one engagement. This will include face to face delivery with a variety of learning/employment partners and local people in a group and one to one basis.

Support to young people within Midlothian to close the attainment gap and to secure positive destinations through individual support and targeted interventions. Support and implementation of strategies to help young people with additional support needs including challenging behaviour to secure positive outcomes for learning, life and work.

Ensure effective assessment planning, delivery and evaluation of caseloads. Provide effective co-delivery of group work to clients in relation to Closing the Gap.

Represent the High School at a variety of events including Careers Events hosted by Schools and partners.

Job Vacancy

Position Title: Youth Worker

Position Number: TBC

Directorate: Education

Location: Penicuik High School

Contract Status: Fixed Term until 29 June 2018

Hours of Work: 36 hours

Working Pattern: 27 hours Penicuik High School / remainder evening weekend work with Lifelong Learning & Employability - hours will be negotiated with successful candidate

Weeks per year: 39

Closing Date: Thursday 17 August 2017

Interview Date: Monday 28 August 2017

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £18,612.44 per annum.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.

Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children. You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you.

For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or in accessing attached documentation, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team, stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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