MYDG are looking for a passionate & committed Youth Worker to join the staff team.  We are looking for people who can step into situations, take a lead in youth work sessions & engage positively with young people

JOB TITLE:               Youth Worker (sessional)

REPORTS TO:          Dean Shanks (Manager)

LOCATION:               Muirhouse Youth Development Group (North Edinburgh)

HOURS:                     Variable (as and when needed; MYDG are not obliged to provide work and the worker is not obliged to take the work offered)

SALARY:                   £8.80 per hour (plus holiday pay)



Muirhouse Youth Development Group believes that young people have a developed sense of self, others and the communities to which they belong, both locally and globally. We aim to create safe places where young people can meet & engage with others, get ready to take up opportunities and broaden their horizons.  We also aim for young people to pursue their aspirations and have a real voice and contribute to society.


The post holder will be expected to work in a team setting providing various activities for young people and to build relationships with young people attending our youth clubs.


  • To engage with young people aged 8-18
  • To work in various settings such as community high school, arts centre and local area on outreach work
  • To offer sports, arts, cooking & issue based activities
  • To be available at times that the young people have identified such as evenings and weekends




  • Good timekeeping & organised
  • Well presented & ready for work
  • Friendly & approachable
  • Enthusiastic about working with young people & a “can-do” attitude
  • Commitment to own personal development through full participation in training & support and supervision provided by your line manager
  • Reasonable level of fitness and in good health (due to physical nature of job)
  • Ability to follow instructions and comply with systems or recording
  • Ability to work on own initiative


  • PVG/Enhanced Disclosure check required




  • NPLQ trained (lifeguarding)
  • Minibus / Driving license


To apply, please send a CV (no more than 2 sides of A4) and cover letter outlining your experience and the range of skills and qualities you would bring to the job to;

Joanne Stewart, MYDG, 67 Pennywell Road, Edinburgh EH4 4NL or via email to

Closing date for CVs is Monday 20th February 2017




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