Youth Engagement Manager

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th November 2021


  • Advertised from 29th October 2021
  • 35 hours per week, Permanent Contract

Role

Role Purpose

We’re looking for a talented, dynamic, and professional Youth Engagement Manager to join our team in Edinburgh. The right candidate would be someone who can work flexibly and demonstrate an understanding and total commitment to our organisational values.

We’re delighted to have received 3 years of funding from Baillie Gifford to support secondary school pupils in Edinburgh. During the first 12 months, we will be working in partnership with St Thomas of Aquins R.C High School. Your role will be:

• To directly support a group of secondary school pupils, particularly those on flexible timetables, who have complex and challenging barriers that prevent them from achieving a positive pathway towards the next stage of their lives

• Provide pre-volunteering practical and emotional support to each pupil, helping to build their confidence and identify achievable goals

• Identify and build relationships and connections with charitable and nonprofit organisations across Edinburgh who will host appropriate volunteering placements for pupils

• Identify and agree a suitable volunteering placement for each pupil, leading on the practicalities to set up each placement, and provide on-going support and encouragement to pupils during their experience

• Work alongside colleagues in the ProjectScotland Mentoring team, ensuring all pupils involved can benefit from a ProjectScotland Volunteer Mentor

• Support wider volunteer engagement in the school, building the capacity of St Thomas’ existing volunteering culture and supporting the development of a ‘Volunteer Champions’ programme

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below

To apply, applicants should send their application form & recruitment monitoring form to join@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

Closing date: 10am on 30 November 2021


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