Modern Apprentice Youth Work (FIF07709)

£14,041 - £16,838 per year Pro Rata
17 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

Contract Type: Temporary for 2 years
Tower House, Dunfermline
Salary: £14,041 (year 1) to £14,492 (year 2) FC3 (*50% of salary in year one rising to 80% of salary in year two)
Interview Date: 3 July 2017

Fife Council is committed to creating employment and training opportunities for the young people of Fife. These modern apprenticeship roles funded through the Workforce Youth Investment programme are just part of this commitment. We will advertise further modern apprenticeship and traineeship roles here as they become available.

A Modern Apprenticeship is a work-based training programme that leads to an industry approved qualification. The training can be both on and off-the-job, which means Modern Apprentices (MAs) learn the right mix of skills, abilities and knowledge.

The purpose of this role is to support the area youth work teams to work alongside young people aged 11 - 18 years, in their own communities. This can be in a community centre, local park or school. The youth work teams will support young people to undertake local project work of community benefit and assist young people participating in youth work programmes to undertake personal development activities. The MA will work towards and gain an SVQ Level 2 in Youth Work.


These vacancies are restricted to applicants who currently live in Fife. You must also be aged between 16 and 24 as at the 31 July 2017.

You should have a minimum 3 Standard Grades at general level 3/4, to include English and Maths OR 3 Intermediate 1's, to include Maths and English OR equivalent Core Skills at SCQF level 4 OR 3 National 4s, to include English and Maths.

Previous experience can be considered as equivalent see SCQF Framework

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland

This post is subject to a disclosure check which will be undertaken by Disclosure Scotland.


The post holder will be expected to work alongside young people aged 11 - 18 years to develop positive relationships, promote healthy lifestyle choices, encourage their participation in youth group activities and to support young people to access relevant and youth friendly information.

The Individual

The post holder should have experience as a participant or volunteer in a youth work setting, be able to work as part of a team and be viewed as a positive role model for other young people.

The post holder must have good time-keeping skills and display a positive and responsible attitude.

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

For further information please contact: Ross Martin, CLD Strategy & Partnership Officer, Rothesay House, Glenrothes. Tel: 03451 555 555 ext 48 00 64,

See also: RR82 TandCs March 2015.doc
MA Youth Worker Job Pack 2017.docx

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