Youth Worker (FIF11706)

Fife Council

  • Location: Dunfermline
  • £14,379 to £17,176 per annum, Scottish Joint Council FC 3
  • Hours: Part Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: FIF11706

Job Description

Interview Date: Week Commencing 5 November 2018


The job pack for this vacancy is attached at the bottom of the page. It provides more detailed information about the job and the type of person we are looking for.

All employees are expected to display and promote certain behaviours in the workplace. Our ‘How We Work Matters’ behaviour framework contains more information and is available via this link.

Before applying, it is important that you read the ‘Candidate Information’ by clicking on this link. The main Terms and Conditions and employment are available via the same link.



You will engage effectively with young people in their own communities and contribute towards their learning and development by using a range of educational practices and approaches.

You will be responsible for planning, organising and evaluating youth work activities such as arts & crafts sessions, sports events, team challenges and more specific activities such as Youth Achievement Award projects and residential learning experiences.

You will also be responsible for completing the necessary youth work registration, attendance and quality framework form. Ensuring all paperwork is completed and returned within stated timelines.

Youth workers support young people on an individual and group basis.

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland and become a member of the relevant PVG scheme.


The Individual

You must have the ability to engage positively with groups of young people and develop strong, positive and trusting relationships in order to support them to make informed choices in their lives. The post holder should have good organisational and time keeping skills and have the ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team. The post holder should be willing to undertake training around child protection, health & safety and working with young people.

Although no formal qualifications are necessary, a SVQ2 or SVQ3 in Youth Work / PDA Youth Work would be desirable.

The post holder should be IT literate and be viewed by young people attending youth work projects and clubs, as a positive role model and influence in their lives.

In Fife Council How We Work Matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees;


Take Ownership Focus on Customers Work Together Embrace Technology & Information Deliver Results


A condition of the post is that you undertake and complete core training as a requirement of the post within 1 year of appointment. 

For further information, please contact: Shirley Melville – 03451 55 55 55 ext 480067, email:


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