Trainee Youth Worker The Prince's Trust (Scotland)

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Organisation information

The Prince's Trust (Scotland)

Charity registered in Scotland SC041198

Good HQ

Aims & objectives

To inspire young people from all walks of life to meet and make a contribution to their local community/ country, while working on their own self-development.
Job number
Time of attendance
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Not supplied
Hours (per week)
hours to be decided with line manager on appointment
Salary (£/hr)

Job description

Youth charity The Prince's Trust gives practical and financial support, developing key workplace skills such as confidence and motivation. It works with 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or at risk of unemployment through to underachieving in education.

The Prince’s Trust is an optimistic and ambitious organisation. This positive approach is essential if we are to inspire and motivate the most marginalised and disengaged young people to achieve their best in life.

Our Vision: Every young person should have the chance to succeed.

Our Values are:

• Approachable – we are open minded and value diversity

• Non-judgemental – we focus on the potential not the past

• Inspiring – we lead by example

• Empowering – we enable positive change

• Passionate – we are absolutely committed to supporting young people

Context of Work

In the UK, currently there are more than 1 million young people aged 16-24 who are not in education, employment or training (NEETs). The Trust works with around 55,000 young people across the UK. The Trust supports young people through teams of staff, volunteers and delivery partners in three English regions and offices in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each of the regions and countries has a Director who is supported by Regional or Country Councils, which are made up of non-executive volunteers.

Reports to:


• Operations Teams

• Operations Support Team

• Service/Site providers and delivery partner

Tasks and Responsibilities:

1. Support the delivery of engaging sessions to help young people Live, Learn and Earn. This will include employability sessions and skills development in Confidence, Communication, reliability, Setting and Achieving goals.

2. Assist the delivery of accredited courses and qualification’s supporting young people to attain accreditation.

3. Support session planning and evaluation of courses and activities.

4. Support the Prince’s Trust Executives to provide high quality information, advice and guidance support to young people throughout the programme

5. Support young people to build their Personal Achievement Record, setting goals with young people using a Personal Development Plan

6. Build effective and professional relationships with young people.

7. To assist in the maintenance of accurate and up to date paper and electronic records on young people in line with the Trust’s data protection policy

8. Support with maintaining updated records of kits, equipment and resources.

9. Support the Prince’s Trust Executives to identify appropriate opportunities and strategies with external agencies and assist with the delivery of sessions to enable young people to move on from the programme successfully

10. Comply with The Trust’s polices on the requirements of working with young people. Recruiting Safely, Safeguarding and Health and Safety to ensure their own welfare and promoting a culture of safety and quality within the team

11. Work towards gaining professional qualifications through attendance at internal/external training opportunities and courses.

12. Undertake programme or project work as required by Operations Managers

13. Attend all necessary internal/external meeting as required

14. Carry out other duties as may reasonably be required by The Trust,

Reporting Responsibilities:

• To supply information as required by the Operations Manager and Operations Executives

Person specification

Skills and Knowledge


• An understanding of some the challenges young people within The Trust’s target groups face

• Good planning and organisational skills.

• Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

• Able to work effectively as part of a team

• Able to work independently


• Knowledge of Health and Safety practices.



• Experience of using email, internal, word processing and spreadsheet packages, accurately with good attention to detail

• Supporting the delivery of a range of activities e.g. Arts, music, media, cooking, STEM


• Supporting the delivery of a range of Adventurous Activities

Competencies and Behaviours


• Satisfactory PVG check.

• Positive attitude in supporting programme delivery and to drive own personal development.

• Flexibility to work evenings and attend residential courses as required.

• Ability to travel to attend meetings/training and work across region from based location.

• Approachable – open minded and value diversity

• Non-judgemental – focus on the potential not the past

• Inspiring – lead by example

• Empowering – enable positive change

• Passionate – absolutely committed to supporting young people

PVG/disclosure requirements

Required - can start subject to a successful Disclosure/PVG scheme membership