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Job Opportunities

Post 1 – Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Full-time: 35 hours per week

Salary: £51,057.78 per annum

Closing date: 4th October 2021

Interview dates: 11th and 12th October 2021


The Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust is one of Edinburgh’s oldest charities, established in 1733 to provide care for children. Our aim today is to provide a continuum of care for young people aged 13 to 26 years, and in some cases their children, as they make the transition from being accommodated in care services to living independently in the community. Currently, there are four services: two small residential units, one offering accommodation for young people aged 15 to 17 years, the other catering for young mothers and their babies; a teenage fostering service (Room4U) and an after care team, supporting ex-residents up until the age of 26.


We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated individual with a relevant social work and/ or management qualification (or equivalent). You will come with considerable experience of managing staff and finances and of making funding applications. The individual appointed will be strongly committed to improving the life chances of looked after children and young people. Candidates for the position will have a good knowledge of young people’s services, outstanding leadership and strategy skills and the ability to motivate staff teams

The application form can be sent to



DCEO Job Description

DCEO Person specification

Post 2 – Residential Worker – Bank Staff

Residential Care Worker (Bank Staff) based at our 5-bed residential project for 5 young people aged between 13-21 yrs and at our 4-bed residential project that provides accommodation to young parents and their children.

We are seeking highly motivated confident and enthusiastic individuals who can think creatively, support young people, work positively and flexibly as part of a busy staff team and also be confident in lone working. As well as able to articulate and demonstrate understanding of the core values of social care and their application in practice with young people.

An applicant must be able to provide practical and emotional support to young people/parents in a wide range of daily activities and experiences; to work with young people to encourage and enable them to develop confidence and competence in managing their own lives.

The post holder will actively promote equality, diversity, anti-discriminatory and non-judgemental practice. They will have a clear understanding of the nature and limits of the work role and a clear awareness of the power imbalance when working with Looked After and Accommodated Young People and work at all times to protect them from harm and abuse.

The post holder must be eligible and prepared to register with the Scottish Social Services Council. The minimum educational requirements for this post is HNC/SVQ7 in Social Care or currently working towards this.

Residential Worker Job Description
Residential Worker Person Specification

The application form can be sent to

Candidates who are successful at interviews will be required to attend organisational induction days.

Induction Days for the coming year will be: TBC


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