Youth Engagement Manager
Job ref: V352
Start date: Jan 2022
Hours/Days per week: 35 hours per week – (Flexible days/hours)
Salary: £24,000
Location: Edinburgh
Closing date: 30 November 2021 –10am
Interview date and Location:  Interviews w/b 6 December 2021 – Location – Edinburgh

JD – Youth Engagement Manager

Application Form

Recruitment Monitoring Form


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.

Role Purpose

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

We’re delighted to have received 3 years of funding from Baillie Gifford to support secondary school pupils in Edinburgh. During the first 12 months, we will be working in partnership with St Thomas of Aquins R.C High School.  Your role will be:

  • To directly support a group of secondary school pupils, particularly those on flexible timetables, who have complex and challenging barriers that prevent them from achieving a positive pathway towards the next stage of their lives
  • Provide pre-volunteering practical and emotional support to each pupil, helping to build their confidence and identify achievable goals
  • Identify and build relationships and connections with charitable and nonprofit organisations across Edinburgh who will host appropriate volunteering placements for pupils
  • Identify and agree a suitable volunteering placement for each pupil, leading on the practicalities to set up each placement, and provide on-going support and encouragement to pupils during their experience
  • Work alongside colleagues in the ProjectScotland Mentoring team, ensuring all pupils involved can benefit from a ProjectScotland Volunteer Mentor
  • Support wider volunteer engagement in the school, building the capacity of St Thomas’ existing volunteering culture and supporting the development of a ‘Volunteer Champions’ programme

Volunteering Matters Values & Ways of Working: 

In all that we do, Volunteering Matters embrace a philosophy of ‘Freedom within a Framework’ and are guided by our values:

We are Empowering
We are Inclusive
We are Compassionate
We are Positive
We are Straightforward

Benefits package: Pension, Unlimited annual leave, fully flexible working, cycle to work & season ticket loan.

To apply please email with your application form and recruitment monitoring form.

The application form is an opportunity for you to outline your experience and credentials directly to the details of the post.

Volunteering Matters is committed to the provision of equal opportunities in employment and accordingly wishes to ensure that no job applicant is treated less favourably on unjustifiable grounds. To assist in the monitoring of our performance in relation to equal opportunities you are requested to complete the enclosed monitoring form. The questionnaire is for statistical purposes only. Upon receipt it will be separated from your CV and cover letter and will not form part of the selection process.

Please note: Due to the volume of applications we receive if we have not contacted you by the interview date it means that on this occasion, we are unable to take your application further.

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