• Advertised from 19th February 2021
  • 37.5 hours per week


Beith Trust is delighted to announce that we are recruiting for an exciting new project. This new role will be responsible for facilitating a successful delivery of an innovative youth leadership, training and coaching project centred around music.

The post holder will coordinate a team of Modern Apprentices who will lead the project, which will be designed, managed and facilitated by young people. The post holder will facilitate the delivery of a training and coaching programme within the project which will equip young people working and volunteering with experiences, skills, attitudes and work related qualifications which enable them to source, secure and sustain decent employment.

Project Brief

Beith Trust has a long standing connection with a number of young people who have had considerable success with their musical interest, nurtured within Beith Trust projects. Many are now skilled and experienced performers. These young people have shaped the project design and are keen to assist Beith Trust to facilitate this project, share their experience and skills and develop the assets and resources of the Garnock Valley to create new conditions that equip and support young people to realise and achieve their potential and showcase their talents,

The project will equip local young people with the resources, infrastructure and permission to conceptualise, design and deliver their own music project on their own terms. This will be facilitated within an innovative environment and accountable structures which enables young people to lead, manage and deliver project activities.

Opportunities for involvement will be created at a variety of levels, as novices, participants, learners, teachers and architects of the initiative. We will;

Improve mental and emotional wellbeing -

  • Music is of great importance to most young people with the vast majority citing it as ‘essential’ for their happiness and wellbeing. The creative process of making music in groups creates opportunities to meet and connect with new people, combating loneliness, anxiety and creating a sense of belonging
  • Opportunities to achieve - The process of participating, leaning, managing and promoting events and gigs, designing and delivering activities, songwriting and performing, will create new possibilities for non academic accreditation and achievement moreover this activity will not only showcase success, it will also shine a light on what it takes to be successful.

Better Connections with the Community

  • Music by its very nature has a unique quality to engage individuals across social class, age, race, gender and ability. This project will use this quality as a foundation to reach and connect the wider community Access to new skills and training opportunities which will help them to get a new job or start a business.
  • Leaderships Skills and Experience - young people will be supported and encouraged to undertake leadership roles within the project, these opportunities will equip them with a real life leadership experience, Beith Trust staff will mentor and guide this process and provide appropriate training and learning opportunities to support the process
  • Formal Training and Qualifications - Beith Trust offer a range of accreditation and qualifications at a variety of levels from age 10 upwards, young people will be supported and encouraged to accredit their learning within the project where appropriate

A Job Description is available for download below.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications will be 12pm (noon), Friday 12 March 2021

Interviews will take place on the 16th & 17th of March 2021

This post requires a PVG check

Please note that your application should be completed and emailed to claire.mcwilliams@beithtrust.org . Please complete our online form here

Young Start aims to create opportunities for Scotland’s children and young people aged eight to 24 to help them realise their full potential.

Young Start is a grants programme run by The National Lottery Community Fund which is distributing money from dormant bank accounts.