This vacancy has now closed

Young Persons Group Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £20,500 pro-rata
  • Based in Hamilton and Lanark
  • Closing 29th January 2019

  • Advertised from 4th January 2019
  • 24 hours per week. Availability for up to 2 evenings per week in line with the requirements of the service.


Have you the passion, skills and experience to take on this exciting role in COVEY?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and capable individual who has experience in working with young people in a group setting.

COVEY supports young people through their life challenges and is continually seeking to develop as an organisation. We need an enthusiastic new team member who will enable us to further enhance the opportunities to support our young people. In particular you will be running our TIME OUT project supporting siblings of those with additional needs.

Have you the spark that it takes to see an opportunity and follow it through? As part of this role you will be supporting COVEY in our own growth and development and creating mutual trust within the team as you explore further opportunities.

In COVEY we put character first as we believe good people can make good organisations great. You will align with our core values of passion, innovation, commitment, openness and respect and have the ability to reflect on your own behaviour and constantly grow as a person.

You will also have the competence to deliver appropriate and innovative programmes, with the young people at the centre, enabling them to have TIME OUT just for them. Just as important is supporting our volunteers and facilitators in their role within the group.

An understanding of befriending would be beneficial and how young people benefit from individual and group support. You will be confident in taking the initiative, have problem solving skills and bring a ‘can do’ attitude to the role.

Essential car driver with access to own car (Mileage allowance given)

A valuable member of our team, you will be responsible for initiating, organising and facilitating group activities. You may also give individual support when appropriate and be involved in the developing of new programmes. You will have the ability to assess young people prior to involving them in a group and organise appropriate activities for their needs. In addition you will have an understanding and experience of families and children who are experiencing difficulty (including additional needs) and an ability to quickly build rapport.

Bringing an enthusiasm to the role you will have the ability to think ahead, be highly organised and be able to evaluate the programme and produce necessary reports.

Application notes

Submit a creative letter of application giving a sense of who you are and why you are the ideal candidate for this role (No CVs please) to Lynn Cochrane.

COVEYBEFRIENDING, Regent House, 9 High Patrick Street, Hamilton, ML3 7JA 01698 894013

Closing date: Tuesday 29 January 2019 12 noon

Interview day: Tuesday 5 February 2019

(Our interview process requires you to be available from 1330hrs-2000hrs) Post subject to PVG check and references.