Fast Forward
Fast Forward

Charity registered in Scotland SC020124

Fast Forward is a national voluntary organisation based in Edinburgh. We promote health through education by, with and for young people.

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Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • £42,000 – £46,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd February 2020

Fast Forward is recruiting a new Chief Executive

Would you like the opportunity to lead an established and respected national organisation which plays a key role in promoting the health and wellbeing of young people in Scotland?

This is an amazing opportunity for an experienced professional who is highly motivated to lead and develop Fast Forward on a national scale following the retirement of the current post holder.

You will be a dynamic leader who will maintain the momentum of Fast Forward’s varied project work, consolidate our position as a leading provider in informal education approaches to health and wellbeing, and provide sound strategic and financial direction. You will be a person with enthusiasm, determination, vision and excellent team building skills. We will expect you to provide confident engagement with our funding partners and stakeholders, creating trust and giving clarity to our vision and mission.

We would be delighted to hear from you if you believe your skills and leadership experience as a CEO or at a senior level make you a great candidate for this post.

This vacancy has now closed

Project Officer (Gambling Education Hub)

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • currently home-based, during Covid-19 Lockdown, once lifted Fast Forward office, Edinburgh; with regular travel across Scotland
  • Closing 17th August 2020

Fast Forward operates the Gambling Education Hub, in partnership with GambleAware. The Hub is Scotland’s only gambling education and prevention programme, focusing on protecting young people from gambling harms.

Established in 2018, the project provides free training, support and resources for practitioners who work with young people and families, with tailored approaches to the following 5 sectors:

  • informal education sector
  • youth employability sector
  • formal education/secondary schools sector
  • further and higher education sector
  • parents and carers sector.

Fast Forward is seeking a Project Officer to join the existing Gambling Education Hub Team. We are looking for an enthusiastic practitioner with excellent communication skills and robust track record of working in the youth work and informal education sector (experience in youth employability settings is also desirable).

The work will include delivering training to youth work practitioners, partnership building with national organisations and contributing to the ongoing development of the Hub.

Other tasks will revolve around the following functions:

  • To develop the work of the project in line with the agreed project objectives.
  • To work closely with local and national partner agencies to promote, implement and facilitate all aspects of the project.
  • Liaise closely, and establish good working relations, with other professionals and members of the public, working or involved in health, education, youth and community work.
  • To develop and deliver training, educational resources and group work programmes suitable for a variety of settings.
  • To ensure that information, advice and support is made available to all relevant agencies and services across Scotland.
  • To complete evaluations and produce regular reports on the progress of the work as required by senior management.
  • To keep up to date with development work and research relevant to the project in the field of gambling, risk-taking behaviours, health promotion, group work and training methods.
  • To contribute to the wider work programme of Fast Forward as required from time to time by the Chief Executive

Organisation profile

Fast Forward is a national voluntary organisation based in Edinburgh. We promote health through education by, with and for young people.