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Project Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £24,000 – £28,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th February 2019


  • Advertised from 31st January 2019
  • Salary dependent on experience. 18 hours per week. Fixed Term until June 2019 (with strong possibility of extension). Freelancers and contractors are also welcome to apply (rate to be negotiated) Please note: it is preferred that the candidate has their own transport as this role will require travel across Scotland.

Role

Winning Scotland Foundation seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to develop and drive two new community/school-based projects.

Background:

Winning Scotland Foundation is a charity, registered and operating in Scotland, focused on enabling young people to reach their full potential in life.

Our work concentrates on empowering young people aged 3-18 to be versatile, ambitious and resilient, so they can flourish in life. By enhancing the attitudes and behaviours of Scotland’s young people, we are helping them take control of their health, wellbeing, education and employment. More than 600,000 young people in Scotland have benefitted from our work.

We use sports clubs, schools and the community as the setting for our work, and often use sport and physical activity as the vehicle through which young people are coached, mentored and supported to get the best out of themselves.

We achieve this efficiently and sustainably by employing a small team of specialised staff with expertise in education and coaching to inform, train and enable the people around a child who have the biggest influence on a day-to-day basis – such as parents, coaches, teachers and recognised role-models – to bolster young people’s resilience, work-ethic and confidence in their own ability.

Job Purpose:

To co-ordinate delivery of Winning Scotland Foundation’s ‘On Our Marks’ project and support the development of a new community engagement project, using grass roots sport as a means of engaging schools, clubs, young people, parents and local authorities.

You will support the development and production of high quality training and education materials that will be used with community engagement staff, teaching professionals, parents and other groups.

The key focus will be to promote the benefits of physical activity and explore how increasing these levels can improve health, attainment and aspiration by engaging children, parents and carers both in and beyond school environments.

A fundamental aspect of this role is to up-skill teachers and community staff to embed training materials (and the impact of these) to allow sustainable long-lasting delivery following WSF’s input.

Principal duties – areas of responsibilities:

  • Support the development of project initiation documents, outlining project plans, outputs and proposed outcomes, and prepare financial estimates to effectively manage the project budget.
  • Work with Impact and Delivery Manager to develop links between schools, community sports clubs and organisations, along with national agencies to ensure a joined up approach to the development and implementation of project materials.
  • To be the first point of contact on all issues pertaining to projects.
  • Engage with new and existing schools/community groups to establish project delivery opportunities.
  • Work with project partners to deliver materials that contribute toward the project outcomes.
  • Upskill teaching and community staff to ensure long-term sustainability of project
  • Work with partners to support the evaluation of project delivery.
  • Produce timely project reports outlining project impact.
  • To carry out other duties that, from time-to-time, may reasonably be undertaken in the pursuit of the post’s overall objectives.

Operating network – internal/external stakeholders:

  • Organisation - Executive Director, Impact and Delivery Manager, Communications and Development Manager, plus support consultants
  • Key staff within local authorities including - Sports Development Managers, Sports Development Officers, Community Staff, Facility Managers, Coaches, Head Teachers, Teachers, Active Schools Managers & Co-ordinators.
  • Staff of partner organisations
  • Teaching staff within individual schools and local authority clusters.
  • External organisations including schools and community based organisations

Application notes

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing why you believe you’d be the right person for this position, by email to Grant Small, Impact and Delivery Manager, grant.small@winningscotlandfoundation

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Grant either by email or by phone 07535 693 873.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 15 February 2019.

Interviews will be held on either Tuesday 26 February or Wednesday 27 February 2019.