Participation Worker Vacancy at CYCJ

The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) is recruiting for a Participation Worker who’s passionate about improving Scotland’s response to children in conflict with the law.

Do you have a track record of delivering effective participation activity and working with key stakeholders? Are you approachable, courageous, optimistic, compassionate, innovative and determined? Then this exciting opportunity to work as a key part of CYCJ is for you.

As the Participation Worker, you will support the delivery of an ambitious participation strategy for CYCJ, support our group of secure care experienced children and young people, link with our Youth Justice Voices Project and help embed participation across the youth justice sector.

You will have proven ability in engaging and building effective working relationships at all levels and a demonstrated ability to work autonomously. You will be able to communicate effectively with children and young people, as well as partners from various settings.

You will work closely with Practice Development Advisors and other CYCJ staff who will lead on the delivery of a wide range of projects and programmes. You will be a self-starter who likes to be part of a team and who relishes challenges. Flexibility is required in this role, including working outside of an office environment.

Applications from people with justice/secure care experience are particularly welcome as are secondments.  

Please note this part-time post is fixed term for six months, with indicative funding for a further 12 months.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Debbie Nolan via

The closing date for applications is August 15. Formal interviews for this post will be held on August 24.

Click here for full details and to apply.

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Children's and Young People's Centre for Justice
University of Strathclyde
Lord Hope Building, Level 6
141 St. James Road Glasgow G4 0LT

(0141) 444 8622

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