Established over 80 years ago, Youth 1st is the leading support agency for youth organisations, youth groups, youth
workers, volunteers and young people in Fife.
Youth 1st provides services which increase the effectiveness and capacity of our members who engage with young people
in the youth work sector in Fife. We support and empower youth workers, volunteers and organisations, leading to
strong and resilient community-based youth work, which in turn will improve the life experiences and
opportunities of young people.
We have an established membership consisting of a number of youth clubs, groups and organisations from throughout
Fife. Most of our member groups are organised and run by volunteers.
Our highly experienced staff team offer support, advice, access to training and events to all our members across
Fife. We are a valued Youth Work partner in both the Local and National Voluntary Youth Work Sectors and work
closely with our partners in Fife Council, NHS Fife, Fife Voluntary Action and other agencies across Fife.
The B:activ project has two main themes, Health Promotion and Young Volunteer development. For us, health promotion
is about getting young people more physically active as well as working on exciting projects with organisations
such as NHS Fife, Fife Council and Fife Voluntary Action. Delivery of physical activity and games sessions forms
a key part of our project and is a great opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of young
The other element of B:activ is young volunteer development and is about getting young people more involved in their
local community. Whether this is helping out at their local youth club, volunteering at the food bank or
building employability skills to help them get a job. This strand of the project involves delivery of fun and
engaging sessions such as leadership awards and skills building sessions. It’s great to see young people develop
during a leadership course and eventually feel confident enough to stand up in front of their peers and deliver
You will be responsible for delivering key parts of the B:activ project and supporting Youth 1st member groups. Using
a youth work approach, you will help young people build their confidence and encourage them to be more active in
This role is perfect for you if you are active, energetic and enthusiastic. You will love working with young people
and enjoy building relationships with a wide range of people across Fife. You will be expected to co-ordinate
and deliver face to face youth work sessions using a range of youth work tools. If you have knowledge of
Sports/Physical Activity, Health Promotion, Mental Health and Wellbeing, and Youth Awards, this would be a
If you are up for the challenge and would like to work with a fantastic team, we would love to hear from you! Your
application will be a CV and a supporting statement. Your supporting statement must provide evidence of your
experience working with young people and the various criteria outlined in the job description.