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Befriending Coordinator - Fife area

  • Part time
  • £22,765 – £25,349 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 3rd May 2019

  • Advertised from 17th April 2019
  • 17.5 hours. 5% pension contribution plus expenses. Fixed term appointment initially for 1 year, with extension to years two and three subject to project success and continued funding.


We seek a part-time (17.5 hours per week) Befriending Coordinator to market and deliver Lead’s exciting new project in the Fife area. You will be responsible for providing a befriending service to Young Carers who are socially isolated and for recruiting and supporting a network of volunteer befrienders. You will work in partnership with a range of organisations, particularly Fife Young Carers.

You must be enthusiastic, have a flexible and creative approach to problem-solving, be computer literate, an effective networker, self-starter and proven team player. Experience of training volunteers and supporting young people 12 to 18 years of age in the above context would be an advantage.

Lead has Disability Confident status and we encourage applications from disabled people. All disabled people meeting the minimum requirements will get a guaranteed interview. Information about our commitment to recruit disabled people is available on our website. If you would like to be considered under this scheme please indicate this on your covering letter. This will in no way disadvantage you in the recruitment process. All job application information can be made in alternative formats on request including braille, large print and audio and people can make applications in alternative formats.

Application notes

Application by CV and covering letter showing how you meet the criteria for the role to Please also complete our self-declaration and equalities form online.

Job description and additional information available at

To discuss the role please contact Stephen Fernand,

Closing Date: Friday 3rd May 2019 by midday

Interviews: Monday 13th May 2019

Lead Scotland is a charity which provides learning, befriending and helpline services for disabled people and carers. Charity no. SC003949