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Scott Street Perth, PH2 8JW
£38,310 - £42,083 per year
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36 hours per week
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Community Learning Worker (Fixed Term for up to 12 Months) - PKC11342
£38,310 - £42,083
City Base @Scott Street, Perth

Perth and Kinross are looking for a Community Learning Worker to become part of a dynamic, solution focused youth team.

As part of an integrated service the Youth Work Section provides an early intervention focussed approach for young people aged through a range of projects, activities and achievement awards which aims to support young people deemed to be vulnerable and on the edge of statutory service

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team which includes both full and part time qualified and experienced Community Learning and Development practitioners, working in a flexible manner across the localities of Perth and Kinross, schools and in the facility @Scott Street in Perth city centre.

The successful applicant will work within a locality and its secondary school and drive forward the promise agenda.

For purposes of connection and collaboration with colleagues and with the community we serve, our full-time employees work on site for a minimum of 2 days per week with the arrangements for part time employees being agreed on a basis which will ensure that they benefit to an equivalent degree. We are committed to being a more inclusive employer - to ensure we can consider any reasonable adjustments, please either contact the recruiting manager to discuss any individual circumstances, discuss at interview or, if you prefer, after any conditional offer is made.


•    You must have a Degree in Community Learning & Development.
•    You must have knowledge and experience of working with young people in a variety of settings.  
•    You must have experience working with vulnerable young people.
•    You must have good knowledge of aces and understand the impact of trauma.
•    You must have excellent communication and negotiation skills.
•    You must have excellent knowledge of working to reduce barriers for young people.
•    You must have excellent organisational skills, ability to prioritise workload and meet deadline.
•    You must have good knowledge and be confident in Microsoft Office, using social media, online planning, learning and communication tools.
•    You should have knowledge and experience of the corporate parenting agenda.
•    You should have experience of supporting young people into positive destinations.
•    You must have experience of using SHANNARI Indicators.
•    You must have knowledge and experience of evaluation methods.

The Individual

The successful applicant will not only have to demonstrate a commitment to working with young people, but be able to evidence how their support has led to better outcomes for the young person.

You will also be required to have a degree qualification in Community Learning and Development and provide evidence of supporting vulnerable or care experienced young people.

The successful applicant will support the ongoing work to deliver on The Promise and develop champions boards in school for care experienced young people and will support care experienced young people to reach their full potential. 

You must have a valid driving licence as this post requires you to travel to a variety of locations across Perth and Kinross.

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Alexa Keen, Team Leader - Services For Young People at

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees.  One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE.  Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post.  This may also include an Overseas Criminal Records Check if you have spent time living overseas.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance.  You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists.  Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer.  In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours.  Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

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What we can do for you

If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.   

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