Active Communities passionately believe in the power of sport and physical activity as a way of connecting young people to their communities and opening doors for them to access wider support and personal development opportunities. The post holder will develop physical activity, sport and health and wellbeing opportunities in the communities of Foxbar, Johnstone and Ferguslie Park to create positive individual and community change.
This role will involve working with organisational partners and young people in order to create new opportunities or further implement existing ones.
Active Communities has been funded by the Spirit of 2012, Robertson Trust, Sport Scotland and Scottish Government Changing Lives Through Sport and Physical Activity collaboration to deliver an exciting new community-based programme in Renfrewshire in partnership with Who Cares? Scotland. The project will be called ‘Care 2 B Active’ and will benefit care experienced children and young people.
Our aim at Active Communities is to create happy, healthy and active communities where people enjoy being healthy, physically active and active citizens in their communities. We rely on our volunteers to lead a range of health and wellbeing activities and events.
This new position will take the lead in the recruiting, training and supporting volunteers in a variety of roles across the organisation. As well as developing our Community Health Champions Programme and the new Community Buddy scheme linked to the Community Connecters project.
Community Connecters supports individuals experiencing social, financial (poverty), housing and loneliness challenges to reengage with their community. The project is partnership with RAMH and Linstone Housing and is supported by the Renfrewshire Health and Social Care partnership.
This is a new position with Active Communities and an exciting time to join our growing organisation.