Charity registered in Scotland SC006872
The Climate Action Fife Youth Worker will be responsible for developing and delivering the Climate Action Fife programme and supporting Youth 1st member groups. Using a youth work approach, you will help make a real difference to Fife’s carbon footprint and help young people to have a say in their own futures.
While it’s key that you have a keen interest in climate change, we’re looking for our new team member to be a youth worker at heart. This role will involve working extensively with young people so skills and experience relevant to that will be viewed favourably.
This role is perfect for you if you are passionate, energetic and enthusiastic. You will love working with young people and enjoy building relationships with a wide range of people across Fife. You will be expected to co-ordinate and deliver face to face youth work sessions using a range of youth work tools. If you have knowledge of climate change and Youth Awards, this would be a bonus.
If you are up for the challenge and would like to work in a fantastic team, we would love to hear from you! Your application will be a CV and a supporting statement. Your supporting statement must provide evidence of your experience working with young people and the various criteria outlined in the job description.
Established over 80 years ago, Youth 1st is the leading support agency for youth organisations, youth groups, youth workers, volunteers and young people in Fife.
Youth 1st provides services which increase the effectiveness and capacity of our members who engage with young people in the youth work sector in Fife. We support and empower youth workers, volunteers and organisations, leading to strong and resilient community-based youth work, which in turn will improve the life experiences and opportunities of young people.
We have an established membership consisting of a number of youth clubs, groups and organisations from throughout Fife. Most of our member groups are organised and run by volunteers.
Our highly experienced staff team offer support, advice, access to training and events to all our members across Fife. We are a valued Youth Work partner in both the Local and National Voluntary Youth Work Sectors and work closely with our partners in Fife Council, NHS Fife, Fife Voluntary Action and other agencies across Fife.
The B:activ project has two main themes, Health Promotion and Young Volunteer development. For us, health promotion is about getting young people more physically active as well as working on exciting projects with organisations such as NHS Fife, Fife Council and Fife Voluntary Action. Delivery of physical activity and games sessions forms a key part of our project and is a great opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of young people.
The other element of B:activ is young volunteer development and is about getting young people more involved in their local community. Whether this is helping out at their local youth club, volunteering at the food bank or building employability skills to help them get a job. This strand of the project involves delivery of fun and engaging sessions such as leadership awards and skills building sessions. It’s great to see young people develop during a leadership course and eventually feel confident enough to stand up in front of their peers and deliver a game.
The Project Worker will be responsible for delivering key parts of the B:activ project and supporting Youth 1st member groups. Using a youth work approach, you will help young people build their confidence and encourage them to be more active in their communities.
This role is perfect for you if you are active, energetic and enthusiastic. You will love working with young people and enjoy building relationships with a wide range of people across Fife. You will be expected to co-ordinate and deliver face to face youth work sessions using a range of youth work tools. If you have knowledge of Sports/Physical Activity, health promotion, Mental Health and Wellbeing, and Youth Awards, this would be a bonus.