At Volunteering Matters we use volunteering’s unique power to bring people together and build stronger, more resilient communities across the UK.
We bring people together to resolve some of society’s most complex issues. From social isolation and loneliness; improving health and wellbeing; building skills, confidence, and opportunity; to ensuring young people can become change makers in their community, the impact that we make is great. And we won’t stop until everyone in the UK has the opportunity to thrive.
People-led and impact driven, we are a national charity that is deeply embedded in local areas across the UK. We operate in five regions: London and the South East; Wales and the West of England; East of England; the Midlands and North West England; and Scotland and North East England. We also have an Employee Volunteering Team with over 25 years’ experience, acting as a broker to provide tailor-made solutions to employers. We turn local knowledge and energy into action and progress, building stronger communities and a better future for all.
This is an exciting time to be joining the team. We’re changing the way we work to meet new ambitions and make sure our impact continues to grow alongside out business.
We are looking for a talented, dynamic, and professional Youth Engagement Manager to join our team in the Glasgow City. 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 aged 16 to 24 across Glasgow, who may have complex and challenging barriers that prevent them from achieving a positive pathway towards the next stage of their lives. Your work is aligned with the Young Person's Guarantee, which is Scotland’s commitment to bring together employers, partners and young people. It aims to connect every 16 to 24 year old in Scotland to an opportunity. This could be a job, apprenticeship, further or higher education, training or volunteering.
Your support in Glasgow will include barrier identification and removal, elements of one to one employability support, and given our passion for volunteering, focus will be on supporting young people to embrace a local volunteering placement as an excellent route to work/next steps in life. Each young person we work with are offered a mentor and so 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 Glasgow who will host volunteer placements.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
Please send a completed application form firstname.lastname@example.org clearly stating which role you are applying for. There are sections in the form where you can demonstrate how you fulfil the role requirements and also express yourself, what previous relevant achievements you have (both in life and at work), what skills & experience you can offer, and what you believe you can contribute to Volunteering Matters.
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Closing date: 26th May 2022
Interview date and Location: Week commencing 30th May 2022