LAYC Youth Tobacco Prevention Worker

LAYC is recruiting a worker to organise, deliver and develop a pilot tobacco prevention project which will support agency focused policy development, deliver training for youth workers and manage a discrete youth action grants programme.

The post will be based at LAYC and will have a Lothian wide remit.

The post will be for an 18th month period at 24 hours per week on a salary of £18,022 pro rata (pt 31 SJC scale f/t £27,033)plus access to annual pay award and pension.

The post forms part of NHS Lothian’s wider tobacco prevention programme funded by the Scottish Government .

A job description, person spec and application form can be viewed/downloaded from this link or send out on request by either emailing or phoning LAYC office on 0131 667 1828

Closing date for applications Friday 31st October 2014 and post interviews will be held on Wednesday 12th November 2014.

Membership 2014/15

It’s that time of year again to renew membership of LAYC and Youth Scotland with all the benefits that come with it!

For those with insurance cover through us then you should get your forms back to us by end October and for those that don’t you’ll have to end November when the insurance will lapse and can’t be back dated so your Employers Liability Certificate will indicate the break in cover.

Details of Membership Benefits and forms can be viewed and accessed by following the Membership tab.

PDA in Youth Work 2015 – recruiting now!

LAYC is proud to announce that the highly rated PDA in Youth Work course will be run again commencing in January 2015. This course, now entering its 5th year, comes highly regarded and is consistently over subscribed. The course is open to youth workers (full, part and volunteers) who must have at least 12 months experience in youth work and permission/support of the youth work setting they are currently working in. You must also be able to attend all the course dates as outlined in the PDA flyer and get the application signed off by tthe line manager.

The course fees are heavily subsidised at £100 (other providers are charging around £400) for staff coming from member groups, who will be given priority, and £250 for non member groups.

Applications for a place on the course need be submitted using the PDA application form and that must be received by LAYC by no later than Friday 21st November 2014 and applicants will be advised asap thereafter if they have been granted a place or not. The course requirements will be strictly applied so please ensure you meet those before applying.

If you have queries about the course then please contact Ian Boardman on 0131 667 1828 or by email

AGM Success

LAYC’s recent AGM was an evening of celebration as youth workers who had gained their PDA in Youth Work received their certificates. It also provided a chance for Rory MacLeod, Chief Executive of the Scottish Standards Council, to talk passionately about the importance of youth work and youth workers.

The meeting also approved the Annual Report and Accounts for 2013/14 ably independently examined by Geoghegans and appointed them to undertake that task for the next set of accounts. If you wish to view or download the Annual Report/Accounts for 2013/14 please use this link.

The meeting also appointed the Board of Trustees for 2014/15 who are:

Office Bearers and Trustees

President:   Alan Blackie

Chair:   Dona Milne

Vice Chair:   Susie Jamieson

Hon. Treasurer:    Margaret Walker


Valerie Agnew

Helen Davies

Dawn Exley

Lissa McIntyre

Co-opted Trustees:

Helen Kelly

Sonal Raithatha



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