Scotty’s Little Soldiers – Youth Worker Engagement Lead


Permanent, full time role. Remote or Office based. £27,000 per annum. Unlimited holiday.

Would you like to make a difference by working with young adults who have experienced the death of a parent who served in the military?

Scotty’s Little Soldiers are a £1.5m UK national charity which provides specialist support for bereaved military children and young people (aged 0-25). We’re currently supporting over 600 children and young people and have a long-term goal to be supporting over 1,000 annually by 2030. We will need to grow our income streams to around £3m to achieve this. We deliver 4 Family Programmes; SMILES, SUPPORT, STRIDES and SPRINGBOARD, which provide a range of emotional and educational support for bereaved military families.

Our SPRINGBOARD programme launched in 2020, specifically to support the needs of young adults who have experienced the death of a parent. We are keen to further develop the service that Springboarders receive and are looking to recruit a Youth Worker Programme Lead. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced youth worker or someone with experience of working with young adults, to take on an informal education role to support young people aged 18-25. The majority of our work is conducted virtually rather than in-person, so we’re looking for someone who can think of creative ways to engage our Springboarders.

The successful applicant would be responsible for:

  • Developing a programme of activities and opportunities for our bereaved military young adults and communicating these effectively to our 18-25s.
  • Recruiting new Springboarders (young adults) so they can benefit from our unique military community.
  • Providing information and guidance on bereavement, careers advice and guidance, personal development and training opportunities.
  • Developing and implementing a ‘Scotty’s buddy’ mentor scheme to encourage volunteering opportunities with younger members within the charity.
  • Developing relationships with external partners from military, educational, learning and development and commercial communities to offer skills workshops, motivational talks and training sessions.

If working remotely, there is an expectation that you will be in the office up to 12 days per annum for team meetings and training sessions. This role will also require you to travel to various events and locations, so a full, clean driving licence is essential.

The full role description can be found here

If this sounds like you then, please apply by submitting the following documents to

  1. A completed application form – Download our application form here.
  2. An up-to-date CV
  3. Most importantly, a covering letter detailing why you’d be a great fit for this role and how you would engage our Springboarders. If you’re feeling brave, why not send us a short video introducing yourself!

Please note that we will not process your application to the next stage unless we have a complete set of documentation. The application form is required as part of our commitment to safeguarding and is required in addition to your CV.

Closing date: Monday 21 August

We suggest submitting your application as soon as possible, as the application window will close earlier if we receive enough candidates to progress to the first stage.

We’re committed to finding reasonable adjustments for candidates with specific needs or who have a disability during our recruitment process. All applicants will be considered fairly and equally. If you’d like to request a reasonable adjustment, please email

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