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Various Locations In East Lothian, EH41 3HA
£14.05 - £15.35 per hour
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Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Casual/Locum post
To work 'As & When required' on an ad-hoc basis

Shifts will reflect the needs of service, but will normally take place during the following times:

Monday - 1730-2030 (Prestonpans Community Centre)
Tuesday - 1630-1830 (Port Seton Centre)
Thursday - 1730-2100 (Prestonpans Community Centre)
Friday - 1800-2100 (Outreach across Preston, Seton & Gosford).
Friday - 1800-2100 (Port Seton Community Centre) 

We are recruiting for casual youth work staff for Prestonpans, Cockenzie and Port Seton, as part of the wider Connected Communities team in East Lothian. We are looking for people with experience who can develop positive relationships with young people and encourage them to actively participate in a range of activities either in clubs or group settings as well as through effective outreach work in the community.

Youth workers will engage with young people and form an understanding of their needs in order to offer appropriate information, advice and guidance. We are looking for staff who are available on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evening.  There is also further opportunities to work in the school holidays during the day.

Please note :  Youth workers are also required outwith these areas, so please apply and state your geographic areas of interest on the application form. 

Job Details

To work as a group worker in youth work activities delivered by the Connected Communities Service.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
A good standard of general education and able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience in a similar role.

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

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