Jobs: Could you be our new Youth Outreach Officer in Falkirk?

Recruitment for this position is now closed

Could you be our new Youth Outreach Officer in Falkirk?

£25,000 pro-rata / 28 hours per week / Fixed Term April 2017 – June 2020


About you: 

As a Youth Outreach Officer, you’ll be involved in the direct delivery of the day to day group activities of young participants (16-30 years old) and volunteers working on canal side projects as part of our new canal college® project. You’ll be key to the success of the £1.4m project, which is a three year skills and personal development programme for young people on Scotland’s canal network.

You’ll plan, lead and oversee a range of practical projects involving built, natural and cultural heritage in the outdoors environment of the canal network. You’ll be responsible for the health, safety and welfare of all participants and volunteers involved and you’ll provide a supporting role to our Project Manager to ensure all project outcomes and targets are met.

You’ll be highly organised and flexible with a proven ability to think on your feet. You’ll excel in encouraging and motivating young people of all abilities to achieve their potential, including those who may require additional support.

You must demonstrate the ability to deal with difficult or challenging situations with minimum disruption to activities.  An excellent working knowledge of Health and Safety is essential for this role.

canal college has been part-funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

About us:

Scottish Waterways Trust is Scotland’s only national waterways charity, creating brighter futures for people, communities and wildlife across Scotland’s canals.

By connecting people with the heritage, wildlife and green open spaces of the Scottish canals through pioneering and innovative projects, we inspire people to get active, improve their health and mental well-being, employment prospects and community life.

Application notes:

To apply, download the role profile and send a CV and detailed covering letter explaining what role you are applying for and why this role is for you to or Rose Henderson, Scottish Waterways Trust, New Port Downie, Lime Road, Falkirk, FK1 4RS

Closing date: Midday on Friday 17th February

Interviews will be held on Monday 27th February at The Falkirk Wheel