Are you an exceptional leader who can develop a highly motivating and innovative culture for a forward-thinking organisation? Do you have a genuine passion for supporting young people to thrive and make the most of their lives as they grow up? Would you like to work in a fast-paced and agile way, with a committed, driven and enthusiastic team?

At Young Scot, we're excited about embarking on a new journey as we begin delivering our new three-year strategic plan. As our new Chief Executive, you will have a unique opportunity to build on our success, lead our strategic direction and management, and help us realise our bold new ambitions. The role is a fantastic opportunity for someone who shares our dedication to young people in Scotland. If this sounds like the right role for you, then please do apply today!

You can read more about what we do on our stakeholder website. Also, please take a look at our latest Impact Report for a flavour of our most recent work to support young people in Scotland. You can also read more about what it’s like to work at Young Scot and the benefits we offer.

Important dates and how to apply

• Shortlisting announced on the 4th March 2022
• Engagement sessions with key stakeholders 17th March 2022
• Interviews will take place on 23rd/24th March 2022
• Apply using our online application form (we don’t accept CVs)
• If you'd prefer to fill in your application as a Word document and email it back to us, please get in touch with

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Anti-Racism at Young Scot

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and communities. This will help us to ensure that our staff team represents the young people in Scotland that we serve. We particularly welcome applications from Black people, people of colour, and disabled people – all of whom are currently under-represented at Young Scot

We're also working hard to become an explicitly Anti-Racist organisation by identifying what it is we do that contributes to structural racism. As part of this work, we've reviewed our recruitment processes and made several changes. You can read more about our important Inclusion and Anti-Racism work on our website.

If you need any support or have any questions, please email us, or call on 0131 313 2488 or email
Posted: 20/01/2022
Job type
£73,085 -£78,329
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