Volunteering Matters is a national volunteering and social change charity. We harness the unique power of volunteering to bring people together and build stronger, more resilient communities across the UK.
By bringing people together, we aim to resolve some of society’s most complex issues and have a real impact in communities. From tackling social isolation and loneliness; improving health and wellbeing; building skills, confidence and opportunities; and ensuring young people can become change makers in their community.
And we won’t stop until everyone in the UK has the opportunity to thrive.
In April 2021, the Volunteering Matters family grew to include ProjectScotland, who work to support young people to get on in life, through the power of volunteering. We support young people, including those facing multiple barriers or disadvantage, to achieve positive outcomes for their future. We provide young people with personalised emotional and practical support, meaningful and supported volunteering opportunities through charity partners, and access to a reliable and positive Volunteer Mentor.
We are looking for a talented, dynamic, and professional Youth Engagement Manager to join our team in the Dundee, Tayside & Angus. The right candidate would be someone who can work flexibly and demonstrate an understanding and total commitment to our organisational values.
You will directly support young people across Dundee, Tayside & Angus who have complex and challenging barriers that prevent them from achieving a positive pathway towards the next stage of their lives. Your support will include barrier identification and removal, one to one employability support such as help with CV writing, job search and interview preparation, and ensuring young people are volunteer ready and identify a suitable volunteering placement with them.
You will also work alongside colleagues in our Mentoring team, ensuring young people have the opportunity to benefit from a ProjectScotland Volunteer Mentor.
You will manage and develop our networks and relationships in the area, including within education, social work and employability teams, to secure referral pathways into our service. You will identify and build partnerships with charitable and not-for-profit organisations across the Highlands who will host volunteer placements.
Closing date: Wednesday 22nd September
Please email a CV and a cover letter to:Louise.firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information and to apply, please visit our website volunteeringmatters.org.uk/about-us/careers