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Youth Engagement Manager (FT)

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th July 2021

  • Advertised from 29th June 2021
  • 35 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 in Edinburgh and the Lothians. 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 who have complex and challenging barriers that prevent them from achieving a positive pathway towards the next stage of their lives. Your support will include barrier identification and removal, one to one employability support such as help with CV writing, job search and interview preparation, ensuring young people are volunteer ready and identifying a suitable volunteering placement with them.

You will work alongside colleagues in our Mentoring team, ensuring young people can benefit from a ProjectScotland Volunteer Mentor. You will manage and develop our partnerships in Edinburgh, West and East Lothian including with education, social work, and employability teams, to secure referral pathways into our service. You will identify and build relationships and networks with charitable and nonprofit organisations across these 3 areas who will host volunteer placements.

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