Join the CYCJ team

Are you passionate about developing, supporting and understanding youth justice? Two exciting opportunities have arisen to work with the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ).

Practice Development Advisor (part-time)

This fixed term contract will join CYCJ’s practice development work stream to provide a national role on the development of youth justice practice and knowledge exchange.

The main focus is to lead on the agenda and a range of projects and activities in relation to the delivery of CYCJ strategy and annual work plan. This includes working with all stakeholders, including the Scottish Government, in the development of youth and criminal justice practice; co-ordinating, implementing and generating interest in knowledge exchange and research activities; representing CYCJ at meetings, events and conferences; and leading on the development of knowledge exchange resources, activities and publications.

The closing date for applications is February 10, 2019. Formal interviews for this post will be held on February 27. Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Fiona Dyer ( 444 8700).

Find out more and apply.

Improvement Coordinator: Youth Justice – Inclusion as Prevention (part-time)

The ‘Inclusion as Prevention Project’ is a Big Lottery Funded project intended to shift resources and thinking from a responsive service model to one of early action. The project is being led by South Lanarkshire Council and other partners including Action for Children, Dartington Service Design Lab and CYCJ.

This exciting five year project will involve working with partners to deliver and demonstrate a different way of responding to issues of offending by children. It will focus on supporting all children to be included in communities, families, school and other settings, as a mechanism of preventing them from ever becoming involved in offending. This represents a new way of thinking about preventing offending. There will also be a focus on inclusion, and how we can avoid the pitfalls of stigma, labelling and attempts to predict which children will go on to offend. It will result in new ways of working, either through existing services and supports or through the introduction of new interventions.

The start date for the post is April 1, 2019 and the post will be funded until to March 31, 2024 by the Big Lottery (subject to satisfactory progress with the project).

The closing date for applications is February 10, 2019.  Interviews will take on February 20.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Deborah Nolan (

Find out more and 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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