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Council Offices Kirkwall Orkney, KW15 1NY
£31,788 - £34,117 per year pro rata
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Position Type:
Full Time
17.5 hours per week


Community Learning and Development
Various Locations

Youth and Family Engagement Worker

17.5 hours per week

Temporary up to 31 March 2026
£31,788 - £34,117 pro rata / £17.42 - £18.70 per hour (including shift allowance and Distance Islands Allowance)

As a Youth and Family Engagement Worker in the Community Learning, Development and Employability Team you will be working alongside colleagues to build positive relationships with children, young people and their families; to maximise wellbeing and increase opportunities. The posts are primarily based in Kirkwall but travel to other locations will be required.

You will collaborate with other relevant partners to ensure a multi-agency coherence of support which will reduce the need for crisis intervention, by focusing on prevention and early intervention.

Hours will be flexible based around the needs of the family.

You should hold a relevant qualification at SCQF 6/7 level i.e., SVQ3, National Certificate, Foundation Apprenticeship, Advanced Higher, Scottish Baccalaureate, HNC, Certificate of Higher Education OR have a minimum of 3 years’ previous relevant experience, as detailed in the experience section of this person specification.

The post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children.

You should be able to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Orkney to meet the operational requirements of the Service.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Cheryl Rafferty, Community Learning, Development and Employability Team Manager (Youth Services) tel: 01856 873535 ext 2432 or via e-mail: 

Closing Date: Sunday 2 June 2024

Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.

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