One role covering Glasgow & the West of Scotland
One role covering the North and East of Scotland
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. Over the past few years, ProjectScotland worked in collaboration with YouthLink Scotland, Young Scot, Scottish Government, young people across Scotland and many other local level partners to develop and publish the #YouthVIP recommendations.
It is clear that COVID-19 has increased the importance and relevance of the role of young people in volunteering, social renewal and civil society. As restrictions continue to ease, and we look to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on communities across Scotland, there are significant opportunities for young people to become more actively involved in volunteering and social action. Taking the #YouthVIP recommendations, partners will work with a specific and key focus for reimagining volunteering with young people and supporting organisations that have not previously been able to take an inclusive approach to involving young people at scale to recruit and support diverse younger volunteers effectively and safely.
We are looking for two talented, dynamic, and professional Youth VIP Engagement Managers to join our team, working together and with partners to deliver ambitious outcomes geared toward embedding #YouthVIP recommendations across Scotland.
One role will have a focus on Glasgow and the West (including Glasgow city, Dumfries and Galloway, the Lanarkshire’s, and Ayrshire’s) and the other will focus on the North and East of Scotland (including Edinburgh, Lothian’s, Forth Valley, Tayside and the Highlands). The right candidates will be people who can work flexibly and demonstrate an understanding and total commitment to our organisational values.
This role is an exciting opportunity which calls for the successful candidates to work directly with young people, to support their input and voice throughout, but also establish and maintain partnerships with National and local level partners such as the TSI network, individual TSI’s, Volunteer Scotland, and Local Authorities, working closely with their counterpart. Their work will contribute toward a partnership approach to ensure understanding the journey #YouthVIP has been on thus far, the recommendations, where there are areas for development within their area/organisation, and support training and a lasting plan for youth engagement and involvement going forward.
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