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  • Ref no: DGA04997
  • Published: 28/11/19
  • Closes: 4/12/19
  • Location: Various locations within Dumfries and Galloway, Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2DD
  • Salary: £24,891.00 - £26,784.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.


Youth Information Workers in Schools Project


Youth Information Worker (Fixed Term)

Various Locations in Dumfries and Galloway

£24,891 - £26,784


The Young Peoples Service are offering an exciting opportunity for adults who are highly experienced in working with young people to join an innovative and award winning youth work team to deliver one to one support sessions, group work programmes and personalised support to young people aged 12-18 within all our secondary schools within Dumfries and Galloway.


This new team will provide low level mental health support and early intervention to support the Scottish Government’s commitment to provide mental health support and counselling within Schools.


This post holder will work as part of the Youth Enquiry Service Team, rolling out their nationally recognised model for working with our most vulnerable young people, to secondary schools as part of the focus on reducing the attainment gap through the pupil equity fund.  


The post will be based across Dumfries and Galloway, to provide support within all 16 secondary schools and will involve online support during the school holiday period and community based support in the evenings/weekends.


This is an exciting time as we continue to take forward the work of Youth Enquiry Service to provide even more opportunities for young people to unlock their potential regardless of their backgrounds.


The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in the area of individual support and group work, and creatively be able to plan, deliver and evaluate their work with young people, whilst also being able to work as part of a team, and support young people from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds.


You should be motivated and interested in working with young people aged 12+ in an informal way.  You will have experience in youth work, and be good with people and be willing to work evenings and weekends on a weekly basis.  The post holders will be expected to work a minimum of 3 evenings per week.  


All post holders will be required to undertake a formal counselling qualification as part of your induction.


This challenging and stimulating post is part of a wider team of workers developing and supporting creative youth work opportunities and involvement across Dumfries and Galloway.


This post is being recruited to by Young Peoples Services on behalf of a partnership with local secondary schools and psychological services.


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.


This posts is fixed term from 1st February 2020 – 31st August 2023 and are externally funded by the Scottish Government.


This post may be suitable for attachment.  Agreement from your line manager must be sought before applying for this post.



Informal enquiries to:  Kelly Ross – Senior Youth Development Officer on 01387 260243 or email


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