Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity

Youth Participation Project Worker

Salary:  £23,500 pa

Location: Home based. This post covers the Highlands & Moray area.                                                   

Hours: 35 hours per week.

Duration: Initial 2 Year Contract                                         

Closing date: 5pm on 6th February 2020

This is an exciting time for RCET as we continue to develop and grow our services. To support our mission to listen to the voices of Armed Forces Children and Young People we are looking for an experienced Youth Participation Project Worker who will join a small but highly motivated team committed to making a real difference to the lives of these Children and Young People in Scotland.

Children and Young People from Armed Forces families face unique experiences and their voices are often unheard. In this role you will provide an opportunity for them to share their experiences and inform the services delivered by RCET, MoD, Local Authorities and other third sector organisations. You will work directly with children and young people to facilitate a broad range of participatory and engagement opportunities.

If you would like to learn more our work, then please read our strategic review.

Key skills/Experience

A relevant qualification, to a minimum standard of HNC/SVQ 3 (SCQF level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or equivalent work experience.

Experience of working in one of the following areas:

  • Youth Work
  • Community Work
  • Education

Experience of working with vulnerable young people

Experience of organising and planning of activities for young people .

Working knowledge of child protection and GIRFEC

Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the issues around children and young people’s participation.

Positively advocate on behalf of Armed Forces Children and Young to a wide range of individual and agencies.

Initiate, engage in, and promote meaningful participation opportunities for Armed Forces children and young people.

Commitment to Children’s rights and working in partnership with young people, empowering them to make decisions about their own lives

A full driving licence is required. The successful candidate will require to work across Moray and Highland in areas such as Inverness, Kinloss, etc. on a daily basis including evenings. The post is home based to allow ease of travel and accessibility.

Please send your CV and a covering letter highlighting how you meet the key skills and experience by 5pm on Thursday 6th February 2020 to

Download the full job description and person specification here.


If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date you may conclude that you have not been shortlisted for interview. As a small charity we are unable to respond to all applications received due to the cost involved.

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