Youth Engagement Manager (Aberdeen)

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Working from home close to Aberdeen City
  • Closing 21st June 2021


  • Advertised from 8th June 2021
  • 35 hours per week. Fixed Term Contract for 12 months.

Role

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 gives

young people the chance to learn new skills and to get on in life through volunteering placements and mentoring opportunities.

Role Purpose

We are delighted to be working in a fresh initiative in partnership with Aberdeen City Council to support their “virtual school” initiative for care experienced young people, providing them and other young people in Aberdeen with opportunities to take part in volunteering placements and mentoring support as part of a pathway to improving their lives, and life chances.

We are therefore 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 commitment to our organisational values. You will be leading the work to establish our presence in Aberdeen, working with the local authority education, social work, and employability teams to identify young people who might benefit from the programme and designing our contribution to the work.

This will require strong leadership, and the ability to build partnership, and collaborating positively to add value to existing provision.

As our Youth Engagement Manager, you will directly support young people with complex and challenging barriers to securing a positive pathway from school. This will include barrier identification and removal, supporting pre volunteering activity as well as volunteering placements in their local area. Young people will also be supported by a dedicated ProjectScotland volunteer Mentor, and post placement, your role will be to support a positive bridge to further employability programmes or opportunities.

You will identify, develop, and manage partnerships with charitable and not-for-profit organisations across Aberdeen and the surrounding areas, building an effective presence within the third sector interface, and across its networks. You will create diverse, high-quality, structured volunteering opportunities with partner organisations, ensuring that volunteering roles reflect the needs and interests of young people. You will also support the creation of strong referral pathways into our service, and beyond it, building on a knowledge of existing provision.

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

Application notes

To apply, applicants should send their CV, a supporting statement & recruitment monitoring form to join@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

Closing date is Monday 21 June at 9am

Online Interviews will be on Friday 25 June


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