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Youth Engagement Manager (Highlands)

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Tayside and the Highlands
  • Closing 23rd July 2021


  • Advertised from 13th July 2021
  • 35 hours per week, Fixed Term June 2022

Role

Role Reports To: Delivery Leader for Tayside and the Highlands

Direct Reports: None

Job Family: 3 - £24,000 FTE

Department: Delivery

Overview

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 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 and finally ensuring young people are volunteer ready and identify a suitable volunteering placement with them.

You will 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 Highlands including with 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 these 3 areas who will host volunteer placements.

Application notes

Closing date: Friday 23rd July

Applications to kim.maxwell@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

For further information and to apply, please visit our website volunteeringmatters.org.uk/about-us/careers


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