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Youth Development Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £26,964 – £30,066 pro-rata
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th January 2019

  • Advertised from 14th December 2018
  • Permanent contract, 21 hours per week


About us

Christian Aid has a vision of a better world, where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. Helping to make this vision a reality, this role works within the Scotland team to develop and grow our relationships with youth networks.

About the role

This post is to strengthen, motivate, inspire and resource strategic youth networks and young people in Scotland to engage with the broader work of Christian Aid. To work in collaboration with our partner Churches and organisations to resource youth leaders to address issues of global poverty and inequality with young people. To work with the Scotland team to widen and deepen our supporter base by ensuring youth leaders and young people are integrated into our events and campaigning work.

The role holder will be responsible for ensuring a strong Christian Aid presence at national Church youth events, as well as liaising with other strategic and relevant partners, such as the Scottish Youth Parliament, The Boys and Girls Brigade, Scouts, Girl Guiding, Universities etc. To manage key youth volunteers as and when necessary if they are recruited to support with specific roles.

The role holder will represent Christian Aid and its work to any audience and in any media within agreed policy positions.

The role holder will communicate Christian Aid’s policy, aims and ways of working to partners, volunteers, supporters, youth leaders and young people. They will support office administration as appropriate and will manage any youth volunteers, ensuring that Investing in Volunteers standards and PVG Scotland standards are upheld. They will contribute to the wider aims of objectives of the Scotland team and will ensure a strong youth presence in Church, community, fundraising and campaign initiatives around the country as agreed.

The post-holder will liaise with the Education co-ordinator to ensure a joined up approach to youth and schools work.

About you

The role holder will need to be self-motivated and able to build networks of relationships around the country as agreed with line manager and be able to work to support the strategic direction of the Scotland team. Will need to be able to work creatively and closely with the campaigns officer, the events fundraiser and the Church and Community manager, the Church Development Officer and others to achieve a strong, coherent programme of events which will advance the strategic aims of the Scotland Team. Will need to be able to work on their own initiative to deliver strong youth engagement.

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Build partnerships:

Tell us about a time when you actively consulted with others to ensure that you understood their needs or goals before taking action

  • What was the situation? What different expectations were involved?
  • What was expected of you?
  • What did you do? How did you take those actions?
  • What was the impact? Were you successful? How did you know?

Communicate effectively: Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others

  • What was the situation?
  • What did you need to communicate effectively?
  • How did you make sure the message was understood by others?
  • What was the impact? How did you know you were successful?

Deliver results

Tell us about a time when you planned, prioritised and monitored your own work to meet the team’s objectives to the standards required

  • What was your context?
  • What was your task/responsibility?
  • How did you make your plan? What actions did you take?
  • What was the impact of your actions? Were you successful? How did you know?

Application notes

For further information and to apply, please visit our website

Closing date: 20 January 2019

Interview date: 4 February 2019