Charity registered in Scotland SC038030
Probationary Period: 6 months
YoMo (Young Movers) is Glasgow’s leading youth empowerment charity as evidenced by our recent attainment as the first organisation in Scotland to attain Platinum Investors in Young People (IIYP) status in March 2021.
YoMo is actively involved in sourcing and creating opportunities for young people to become more civically and personally engaged, reach their full potential and contribute to society. We have recently been awarded funding from The Robertson Trust to deliver a youth employment programme to directly address the economic and employment effects of the Covid crisis on young people. As such we are currently looking for an Engagement Officer to join us and take the lead in engaging with and progressing young people along their chosen path to potential volunteering, education and employment opportunities.
As Engagement Officer you will be used to collaborative working and will have some experience managing people. You will be an excellent organiser and should be prepared to track project outcomes and write brief reports for managers/funders as required. You will enjoy presenting to partners and employers as well as building and maintaining relationships with a view to securing job outcomes and signposting, education, training, volunteering and ultimately employment opportunities.
The Engagement Officer could come from an employability, management or mental health background. You will undertake to agree and perform in line with YoMo’s professional guidelines. You will be experienced in delivering a range of employability and vocational skills, mainly on an individual basis but occasionally to groups, to young clients from a variety of backgrounds and with a variety of needs. The Engagement Officer will ultimately be required to achieve project outcomes and help to shape future project innovations.
This specific role involves managing the day to day running of the project as well as proactively managing caseloads of individuals in North & East Glasgow who are unemployed, “hard to reach” or not socially or economically engaged. YoMo’s youth led approach is informal, comfortable and non-threatening and our clients can face multiple issues so this new postholder requires to have an inclusive but dynamic approach to motivate and enthuse our clientele.