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Youth Development Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,303 – £27,473
  • Glasgow (specifically the East End of Glasgow)
  • Closing 6th June 2022


  • Advertised from 17th May 2022
  • 35 hours per week. Open to requests for flexible and hybrid working arrangements. Fixed term until the end March 2023, with possibility of extension.

Role

Scottish Sports Futures use the power of sport and physical activity to engage with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in Scotland and empower them to be confident, healthy and happy.

We do this using our proven and recognised Sport for Change model and its range of person-centred, youth-led programmes that provide positive experiences, inspiring role models, engaging social education, training, and youth volunteering opportunities. As a result, we seek to encourage a positive change in young people’s attitudes and behaviour that enables them to recognise and fulfil their potential, and to make a valuable contribution to their peers and their community.

We are proud to have a culture which is inclusive and collaborative, where our people are valued and supported to lead and develop ground-breaking initiatives with young people and communities at the heart.

The Role

SSF Youth Development Coordinators are responsible for the ongoing coordination of service delivery in either a designated geographic location or for a specific programme or project. They will act as a critical conduit between strategy and delivery and be responsible for the recruitment and retention of sessional delivery staff and volunteers.

SSF Youth Development Coordinators have responsibility for achieving strategic goals of Developing People, Improving Health and Wellbeing and Strengthening Communities. They will also be requirement to work as a team and work across geographic locations and programmes as specified by their line manager.

Main Duties

  • Plan and coordinate community based health and wellbeing programmes for young people and families.
  • Ensure SSF delivery is linked directly to outcomes and reflects the needs of young people and communities.
  • Complete monitoring and evaluation, and maintain accurate records of programme delivery.
  • Support a team of sessional workers and volunteers, undertaking quarterly development and review meetings and providing ongoing support and guidance.
  • Work closely with local partners, ensuing relevant sharing of information and supporting pathways into and out of SSF provision.
  • Ensure SSF’s values are at the heart of all delivery, and support the wellbeing and development of participants and delivery staff.
  • Undertake ongoing consultation with young people, families, and community partners, and use this to inform the planning of SSF delivery.

Application notes

A full job pack with details of how to apply can be downloaded from the Vacancies page of our website at: ssf.org.uk/vacancies

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 6th June 2022

We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, nationality (including citizenship), disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy and maternity status, or socio-economic background.

We particularly welcome applicants with one of more of these protected characteristics, as we are currently underrepresented within our staff team. We also particularly welcome applications from those with lived experience of the challenges faced by the young people, families, and communities we serve.