Youth Development Lead

The Prince's Trust
Education & Training, Health, Medicine & Well Being, Youth
Salary Details
£20,300.00 to £22,000.00 dependent on experience
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
The Prince’s Trust Scotland has ambitions to grow our offer to young people by providing a blended approach of face-to-face and digital delivery and support.

Job Description

To help us on this journey we are looking for passionate and motivated individuals to join our dynamic teams to work with young people either directly through one-to-one work or the delivery of programmes; or indirectly through our partners and volunteers.

We have a mixture of permanent and FTC roles based in the West of Scotland, based out of our Glasgow Centre. Our Youth Development Lead roles have a broad focus and we encourage cross-working across teams and focus areas.

We would love to hear from people with experience in at least one of the following:

  • Supporting young people 16-30 within the Prince’s Trust target groups
  • A background in self-employment or the experience or transferrable skills to support a caseload of young people into self-employment.
  • Experience managing a caseload of young people and supporting young people into an outcome (employment, education, training or volunteering)
  • Has experience delivering personal development and employability skills sessions
  • Previous experience or transferrable skills around outreach and recruitment.

To be successful in the role of a Youth Development Lead, we are looking for someone who:

  • Is a natural and effective communicator, passionate about delivering excellent customer service
  • Has a strong understanding of the challenges young people from within The Trust’s target groups might face
  • Has the ability to establish and develop positive relationships with our young people and partners.
  • Will thrive in a busy and dynamic role and is able to approach challenges with optimism and resilience
  • Is able to work efficiently and effectively to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Can use their own initiative to achieve individual and team objectives and approach problems with a solution-focused attitude
  • Has fine attention to detail and can process paperwork and computerised administration tasks in a timely and accurate manner
  • Is able to work and deliver sessions both virtually using online platforms and face-to-face
  • Is adaptable and willing to work across teams in order to deliver our national strategy

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Why we need Youth Development Lead - Glasgows:

Last year, we helped more than 70,000 young people, with three in four young people on our programmes, move into work, education or training. 

The young people we help face a range of challenges, such as unemployment, mental health issues or some have been in trouble with the law. Our job is to inspire and support young people, to help them reach their potential so that they can thrive and society can prosper.  

We believe all young people should have the chance to succeed, and that young people are the key to a positive and prosperous future for all of us.

Perks for working at The Trust:

  • Great holiday package! 30 days annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays. Office closure the days between Christmas and New Year
  • Fantastic Family leave! Receive 13 weeks full pay and 13 weeks half pay for maternity and adoption leave. Receive 8 weeks full pay for paternity leave.
  • Flexible working! Where operationally possible, you can work hours to fit in with, school hours or care arrangements for example and you can also work from home.
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Benefits platform! Everything from health and financial wellbeing support to discounts on your favourite restaurants, shops and cinemas
  • In-house learning platform! Develop your skills for your career and your role
  • The Trust will contribute 5% of your salary to the Trust Pension Scheme
  • You can volunteer for and/or attend events – music festivals, The Prince’s Trust Awards, active events etc.
  • Generous life assurance cover (4 x annual salary)

Here at The Prince's Trust, we're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We want to be an organisation that's representative of the communities we serve, which is why we strive for diversity of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity and perspective. Our goal is to create an environment where everyone, from any background, can be themselves and do the best work of their lives.

We’re a Stonewall Diversity Champion and we are an employer that is Disability Confident. Our staff, volunteers and young people are supported by PT CAN (our Cultural Awareness Network), PT GEN (Gender Equality Network), PT DAWN (Disability & Wellbeing Network) and Pulse (LGBT Network). 

The Prince's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of this commitment, we undertake basic disclosure checks in accordance with the Codes of Practice for all roles within the Trust, and for our roles working directly with young people, at an enhanced level. Having a criminal record will not automatically exclude applicants.


We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you!

To apply: Click the apply link and you will be redirected to The Princes Trust recruitment page where you can apply. Please do mention Ethical Jobseeker when applying to help to monitor our recruitment advertising.

Company Description

The Prince’s Trust believes every young person should be given the chance to flourish.

Since 1976, we’ve achieved a great deal, supporting more than 1,000,000 young people across the UK, and have returned £1.4 billion in value to society over the last ten years alone. Yet, this still represents only a small proportion of the young people who might benefit from our support. Three in four young people on our programmes move into work, education or training. Our job is to inspire and support them, to help them reach their potential, so that they can thrive and society can prosper. 

Many of the young people we help are disadvantaged, either in, or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health issues, or have been in trouble with the law.

Our free programmes give young people the practical skills and financial support they need to stabilise their lives. We help them develop key skills while boosting their confidence and motivation so they can continue to dream big.