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Youth Engagement Manager (PT)

  • Part time
  • £24,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th July 2021

  • Advertised from 29th June 2021
  • £12,000 - 17.5 hours per week. Permanent contract


Volunteering Matters is a national volunteering and social change charity. We use the unique power of volunteering 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 and 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.

Since April 2021, the charity ProjectScotland is now part of the Volunteering Matters family. ProjectScotland support young people to get on in life, using the power of volunteering. We support young people, including those facing multiple barriers or disadvantage, to achieve positive outcomes for their future. We provide young people with personalised emotional and practical support, meaningful and supported volunteering opportunities through charity partners, and access to a reliable and positive Volunteer Mentor.

Role Purpose

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

You will support young people in Edinburgh aged 16-30 to get ready for the next stage of their lives using the power of volunteering. Young people will become active citizens through a volunteer placement with one of our local partners – a charity, social enterprise or not for profit organization. By taking part in volunteering, young people will achieve positive outcomes, improve their life chances and employability prospects. You will directly engage with young people through a 3 month structured and supported volunteering opportunity. The opportunity will be tailored to the individuals needs, goals and interests, and will be flexible to accommodate any barriers or challenges faced by the young person. The focus will be for the young person to use this placement as a stepping stone to a positive destination.

Your level of support will vary for each young person, but will include an action plan, and monitoring of progress on a regular basis. You will liaise regularly with the young person and the charity partner to ensure the placement is successful.

You will manage and develop our networks and relationships in Edinburgh, particularly in the South West and South East localities, in order to secure referral pathways into our service. You will identify and build partnerships with charitable and not-for-profit organisations who will host a variety of volunteer placements to suit young people who may have complex needs, barriers or challenges.

Finally, you will work alongside colleagues in our ProjectScotland Mentoring team, ensuring young people have the opportunity to benefit from a ProjectScotland Volunteer Mentor during and after their charity placement experience.

To find out more about the role, please download the Job Description & Person Specification below.

Application notes

Send your CV, a supporting statement and a recruitment monitoring form to:

Your supporting statement is of equal importance to us as your CV and is a key part of our shortlisting process. It is an opportunity for you to outline your experience and credentials directly to the details of the post.

Closing date: 16 July 2021 at 10am