Vacancy – GoLone youth work (Part-time Lone Parents worker) – closing date 20 December 2019

POST: GoLone youth work (Part-time Lone Parents worker)
SALARY £16,380-£18,200 Pro rata (8-12hrs per week)

EXPERIENCE /QUALIFIACATIONS: prospective candidates should have a minimum of two year’s experience of working in the voluntary sector, with youth work experience.

PURPOSE OF JOB: This post is for a youthworker for Granton Youth’s GoLone Project for lone parents. The post holder will enable lone parents to develop and participate in peer mentoring and support programmes. A 3 x weekly programme addressing issues, identified by participants, to support and improve their life, social, emotional, practical and family skills; and in doing so enabling their children to have the best start in life. The aim of this project is enable and facilitate lone parents to engage more in their community, increase their social network and reduce isolation. The postholder will support the team leader in developing and implementing programmes of activities, evaluations, imaginative and innovative responses to challenges being faced by the young lone parents. They will be help to develop innovative methods of engaging marginalised and isolated young lone parents.

The aim is that by the end of the funding period lone parents can run and organise the group themselves, creating a self-sustaining project with minimum input from staff.

If you are interested and require further information please email:

This post is supported by Big Lottery and City of Edinburgh Council
Closing date for applications 20th December 2019, with interviews in January