Universal Youth Work Research Seminar

LAYC has been one of a number partner agencies who have been involved in a recent research project that has reviewed an expansive range of contemporary world wide research that relates to the role and impact of universal or open youth work.

The results of that six month project have now emerged and a joint seminar by the Edinburgh Youth Work Consortium (EYWC) and Moray House School of Education (Edinburgh University) to launch those findings has been organised. The seminar is free and is being held on Thursday 2nd April at Moray House from 9.30am to 12.30pm followed by a networking lunch. Places are limited so early booking is recommended.

This research will be of particular interest to youth work managers, practitioners, funders and policy makers.

To book please contact LAYC by email on gill@layc.org.uk or by phone on 0131 667 1828.


Tobacco Prevention & Development Worker (full time)

LAYC is recruiting a tobacco prevention and development worker to organise, deliver and develop a pilot tobacco prevention project and promote access to, and use of, LAYC’s support services. The post will be based at LAYC and will have a Lothian wide remit.

The full time post will be for an 18th month period on an annual salary of £27,033 (pt 31 SJC scale) plus access to annual pay award and pension. The post is jointly funded by NHS Lothian (Tobacco Prevention Programme) and LAYC.

A job pack (including application form) can be viewed/downloaded from the LAYC website www.layc.org.uk or sent out on request by either emailing gill@layc.org.uk or phoning 0131 667 1828.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 10th March 2015 and interviews will be held on Monday 30th March 2015.

New training programme for 2015!

The new training for Spring 2015 has just been sent out so to see what training goodies we have available you can view or download using the above link.

More details are available on the training page or contact LAYC.

Members said…….LAYC will……..Our Future Plans

After a raft of consultations with member groups and discussions within the LAYC trustees, our plan for the next 3 years was been approved by the Board in December and is available for all to see and comment on.

The strategic plan sets out LAYC’s work in the current context of various policy strands and details the 5 areas of work we wish to pursue over the next few years. These were drawn from what you as members were saying in terms of the kind of support you’re seeking and our aspirations for the development of the children and young peoples work sector in this part of Scotland.

Staff are now developing work plans that support the work being taken forward and enabling trustees to monitor how that’s progressing.

We are grateful for all the comments from the members survey and feedback from the AGM that helped shape the strategy and ensures meeting members needs remains a key priority of the organisation.

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