Positive Achievements Youth Worker

East Dunbartonshire Council


£20,822 to £23,468 per annum Part Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: EAD04879

Job Summary

For Part-time and Term-time hours salary will be prorated

East Dunbartonshire Council’s Positive Achievements School Leavers Programme (SLP) supports targeted and vulnerable young people aged 15 – 18 years old that are looked after (LAC/LAAC), young offenders and/or possess additional support needs, into employment, education, training and/or volunteering opportunities via its personal, social and vocational development programmes.

A permanent part-time youth worker (28 hours per week – TERM - Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri specifically) is required to support and develop young people, often with multiple barriers to learning and engagement, in a community based alternative education programme designed specifically to improve individual achievement and skills for learning, life and work from across East Dunbartonshire.

Cat D driving licence is desirable.

For more information about the post please contact:-

Thomas James, Project Leader, Positive Achievements


PVG / Disclosure Scotland

The following criteria applies to all roles within East Dunbartonshire Council where PVG/Disclosure checks are essential criteria

Where the post you are applying for is considered Regulated Work under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007, successful candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by East Dunbartonshire Council.

Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant check which will be deducted from the successful candidate’s first salary payment.

In specific circumstances the payment could be deducted in instalments from an employee’s wages following commencement of employment. Approval in such circumstances will be made by HR Services Lead.

Should an employee leave in advance of the payment being deducted, the full amount will be deducted from the employee’s final salary.

The criteria outlined above will apply to existing employees of East Dunbartonshire Council who apply for roles for which a PVG/Disclosure check is required.

Charter of Commitment

The commitment by East Dunbartonshire Council to job applicants is as follows:

• Individuals will be treated in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner.

• Equalities monitoring will be conducted to ensure a fair and equitable process with screening being carried out to anonymise sensitive information such as age, gender and disability.

• The information that we receive will be treated in confidence and with discretion. Only the relevant HR representative/team and the relevant service will see the application form.

• We will encourage and welcome applications from applicants under the disability symbol. Where the essential criteria are met an interview will be offered to those applying under the disability symbol.

• We will be pleased to make any reasonable adjustments to ensure accessibility at the interview.

• We will advise you within reasonable time after the closing date if you have not met the interview criteria. (Normally within 4 weeks)

• We will advise you of meeting the criteria for interview normally within 3 weeks.

• We will advise you if you have been successful or unsuccessful at the interview stage as soon as practically possible.


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