The Scottish Youth Parliament is the democratically elected voice of Scotland’s young people. Our key responsibility is to campaign on the issues which matter most to Scotland’s young people, ensuring young Scots are listened to by Scotland’s leaders.
In March 2015, the Scottish Youth Parliament held elections across all 32 Local Authorities. Over a two week election period a total of 70,000 young people voted – enough to fill Scotland’s biggest stadium Murrayfield, electing 142 Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs).
These new MSYPs will now represent Scotland’s young people until 2017, over one of the most fascinating times to be involved in political life in Scotland. If you want to join a passionate, committed and ambitious organisation based in Edinburgh then take a look below and see if there is a role for you!
We have two exciting opportunities to join our team in our Edinburgh Office.
Youth Engagement Officer
This is an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic Youth Engagement and Projects Team. The ideal candidate will be a motivated youth worker, with a passion for working with young people.
The Youth Engagement Officer will be key in the delivery of our youth engagement and outreach programme which includes sessions on Rights and Participation, our National Campaign and more generally bringing the message of our organisation to young people across Scotland.
A CV and Cover Letter, along with the Equal Opportunities form, should be submitted to Jamie Dunlop, Deputy Chief Executive, email@example.com, by no later than 9am on Monday 14th September.
The Projects Assistant role will play a key coordinating role in our ongoing project work. As part of the Youth Engagement and Project Team, the Projects Assistant will be required to liaise with key staff members and partner organisations to ensure successful delivery of our current projects which include our current youth manifesto consultation "Lead the Way".
The ideal candidate will be required to use their initiative and display excellent project management and stakeholder engagement skills.
A CV and Cover Letter, along with the Equal Opportunities form, should be submitted to Jamie Dunlop, Deputy Chief Executive, firstname.lastname@example.org, by no later than 9am on Monday 7th September.
If you are a young person and looking for work shadowing opportunities at The Scottish Youth Parliament, get in touch with us by emailing email@example.com