Chief Executive

Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for the support and delivery of community-based youth work, would love you to come and lead our dynamic organisation. Join Youth Scotland as our new Chief Executive.

Salary Scale: £57,703 – £64,717 (SJC Points 57 – 62)
Hours: Full-time at 35 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Location: This position is based in our Edinburgh office pending Covid-19 restrictions
Closing day: Wednesday 10 November 2021

Now, more than ever, Scotland’s young people need effective community-based youth work services. Youth Scotland is seeking a visible, dynamic and progressive CEO to lead the direction of community-based youth work in Scotland and shape a 21st century sector, emboldened to meet the needs of the critical youth work organisations working to affect grass roots change.

Youth Scotland supports over 1,600 youth groups across the country, which provide youth work opportunities for more than 74,000 young people. These young people are supported by over 8,000 youth workers, including 5,000 volunteers.

You should have experience in leading an organisation. You should be qualified in Youth Work and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the policy landscape in Scotland. You will also have significant management, finance, fundraising, governance, compliance and communications skills.

Apply by Wednesday 10 November 2021 at 12 noon using our application pack that can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. 

Interviews will be held in Edinburgh on Wednesday 24 November 2021.


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