Streetsport Community Coordinator
- RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
- £27,396 - £29,762 per year
- Contract Type:
- Fixed Term
- Position Type:
- Full Time
- 35 hours per week
Denis Law Legacy Trust is a registered children’s charity that operates and delivers a number of free to access programmes and positive destination activities for young people in Aberdeen.
Primarily through Streetsport, our flagship programme which is ran in partnership with Robert Gordon University, we aim to reduce instances of youth crime and anti-social behaviour; improve health and wellbeing; and encourage inclusivity through sport, physical activity and creative endeavour. Our activities currently engage over 18,000 annual participations across a range of age groups and include a variety of opportunities and programmes which contribute to healthier and safer local communities.
The Streetsport Community Coordinator post is a full-time position within Denis Law legacy Trust. This new and exciting role involves working with young people aged 14 to 20 living in areas of deprivation in Aberdeen to identify their needs, issues and barriers (personal, practical and social) that prevent them from taking advantage of opportunities and experiences and could help them to reach their potential. Maintaining a young person centred approach that is central to our operation, you will coordinate the development of a programme with young people, relevant individuals, and agencies to address these issues and barriers using health and wellbeing activities. Within this programme, you will identify and utilise existing, evidence based as well as innovative methods/activities to support young people to develop the crucial soft skills and mental resilience required to overcome these barriers; to improve health and wellbeing, and increase feelings of inclusion, security, and confidence, thereby and empowering them to take advantage of all positive opportunities that helps them to thrive.
You will have experience of delivering sport for development programming within areas of multiple deprivation, working with young people and providing leadership to volunteers. You will also possess health and safety knowledge with a strong commitment to customer care. You will be up to date with developments in the field and hold a full clean driving license. Relevant youth work qualifications and NGB coaching awards are also desirable.
Enthusiasm and motivational skills are a must, as is the ability to relate well to young people from various backgrounds. In short, we’re looking for candidates with energy, drive and dynamism who are committed to playing a major role in the running of the Denis Law Legacy Trust’s “Streetsport” programme and help provide excellent service to both its partners and more importantly the young people of Aberdeen.
This work is funded by Denis Law legacy Trust and the Wood Foundation and will see you working closely with partners such as RGU. Working hours are 35 per week and you will also benefit from a generous pension scheme, 46 days annual leave (including statutory days) an onsite nursery and sports centre, as well as a range of additional voluntary health and travel benefits.
This post is subject to the individual being required to join the PVG scheme. For more information, visit: https://www.mygov.scot/pvg-scheme/
To apply, please submit your CV along with a cover letter detailing your suitability for the role against the requirements in the person specification, including any specific work related to working with young people and programme design.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Chief Operating Officer (COO) initially before transferring to Streetsport Development Manager (SDM) in year 2.
RESPONSIBLE FOR: – Streetsport Coaches, programme participants and volunteers
PURPOSE OF POST: To oversee and ensure the delivery of a new Denis Law legacy Trust programme and provide clear line management and support for operational team members, programme participants and volunteers.
- Use existing data, evaluation and information to identify young people’s needs, issues and barriers. Review best practice including learning from local/national organisations working in youth development, health and well-being and employability to support the development of the crucial ‘soft skills and mental resilience in young people and other relevant and activities.
- Develop and coordinate the implementation of a Programme and Action Plan for endorsement by DLLT Streetsport Steering/Management group that uses sport and wellbeing to empower young people within the DLLT community into further youth engagement opportunities, positive activities, and lifelong learning.
- Working with the Volunteer Officer and SDM, access and help deliver appropriate training in the relevant ‘best practice’ methods and resources to support young people; establish training for staff and volunteers to support effective delivery of new approaches, build the volunteer base and support the delivery of the Youth Forum (Granite City Speaks)
- Build on the trust, support and resources within the DLLT communities, partner organisations and the DLLT network to explore/develop new partnerships/collaborations and to bring additional expertise, resources and opportunities to young people.
- Plan and lead, safe, inclusive Streetsport sessions and other DLLT operations that work closely with young people 14+. Support and carry out an integral planning, monitoring and evaluation process supported by RGU expertise that effectively contributes to measuring the impact and desired outcomes of the targeted work.
- Actively support and positively respond to supervisory direction and guidance, attend, and support the delivery of quarterly staff training, and carry out any other related duties as required by the COO and SDM.
Qualifications and Professional Memberships
Full driving licence
Up to date Child Protection/wellbeing certification
Knowledge and skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Enthusiasm and motivational skills
Knowledge of Health and Safety procedures as well as safeguarding measures
Vast experience of working with young people and supporting their personal development
Sport programme delivery experience, in areas of multiple deprivation
Leading a team of volunteers
Experience in a customer service role
Qualifications and Professional Memberships
NGB Sport Coaching Awards
Recognised First Aid Certificate
Recognized Youth work qualifications
Knowledge and skills
Ability to utilise available computer applications including word processing, databases and spreadsheets
Youth Work experience
Line management of individuals and teams
Behaviour 1: Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards
Behaviour 2: Pastoral Care and Welfare - Experience of calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress and dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters
Behaviour 3: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey both straightforward information, and information requiring careful explanation, in a clear and accurate manner
Behaviour 4: Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others
Behaviour 5: Initiative and Problem Solving - Experience of using initiative and creativity to resolve problems, identifying practical and suitable solutions.
Behaviour 6: Team Development - Experience of providing advice or guidance to new starts delivering training or instruction to others on specific tasks or activities