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Ref no:
RGU04348
Published:
13/9/2021
Closes:
3/10/2021
Location:
RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
Rate:
£11.53 - £12.89 per hour pro rata
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Part Time
Hours:
7 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Summary

Are you the person who can help deliver and support our growing Streetsport programme?Streetsport is the flagship programme of the Denis Law Legacy Trust and run in partnership with Robert Gordon University. Streetsport uses a Sport for Good model to tackle anti-social behaviour and improve the health and wellbeing of young people living in Aberdeen City. The role involves leading a team of ad-hoc coaches and volunteers to deliver engaging, youth-led sessions which take place during weekday evenings. You will be expected to lead two evening sessions per week. You will have experience of leading sport and physical activity sessions within areas of multiple deprivation, have good communication skills, have a good basic health and safety knowledge and have a strong commitment to bettering the health and wellbeing of young people. You will be up-to-date with all developments in the field and hold a full driving license. Relevant youth work qualifications and NGB coaching awards are desirable. Enthusiasm and motivational skills are a must, as is the ability to relate well to young people from various backgrounds. Experience of working in a team but also using your own initiative is also imperative. In short, you will have energy, drive and dynamism and be committed to playing a major role in the running of the Denis Law Legacy Trust’s “Streetsport” programme and help provide an excellent service to both its partners and more importantly the young people of Aberdeen. This is a fantastic opportunity to work within the charity and sport sector. You will be supported by a team of experienced and like-minded colleagues. Salary on appointment is normally to the bottom of the scale but in exceptional circumstances appointment higher up the scale may be considered. The hourly rate for this post will be between £11.3068 and £12.6788 an hour depending on the salary scale placing. This post is for 7 hours a week.

This post in subject to the individual being required to join the PVG scheme. For more information, visit: https://www.mygov.scot/pvg-scheme/

To apply please complete the short personal details form and submit your CV along with a covering letter detailing why you are applying for the position.

Job Descriptions

RESPONSIBLE TO: Streetsport Development Officer

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Volunteers, and Streetsport participants

PURPOSE OF POST: Ensuring Streetsport sessions are run safely and effectively, to provide a rewarding volunteering experience as well as overseeing mentoring of both volunteers and young volunteers. Coordinate a varied programme of activity for young people across Aberdeen.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

Plan, deliver and evaluate Streetsport sessions that are safe, fun and inclusive environments for all participants’, staff and volunteers and ensure sessions are youth led and contain a variety of activity.

This will include coordination of tasks to Coach’s/volunteers during operations.

Ensure that all aims and objectives of Streetsport are being met and under direction from SCO lead and deliver up to date current DLLT programming and ensure opportunities that Streetsport can offer to young people are widespread amongst operational sessions. Promote these to participants/volunteers and ensure opportunities are fully utilised.

Monitor and react accordingly to any challenging situations that may occur at sessions and report to line manager.

Be prepared to work with and develop the potential of young people in challenging situations.

Monitor and ensure the health and safety of yourself, participants, volunteers and staff as well as members of the local community who may be affected by relevant activities in line with Health and Safety procedures and guidance. Ensure all risk assessments, safe systems of work and procedures and policies are followed.

To develop, as appropriate, the public profile of the key partners and foster good relationships with other partners, government, statutory, voluntary and private bodies, Schools and other external stakeholders

Communicate effectively to volunteers, participants and all staff whilst removing barriers and building trust with young people using youth work approaches. This includes Assisting SCO with inductions, recruitment, retention and coordination of coaches and volunteers and providing mentoring support for young volunteers.

Contribute and be responsible for areas on the Streetsport health and safety work plan, report incidents via correct reporting software, provide First Aid when required (First Aid training will be provided when necessary) and promote DLLT operations.

Actively support and positively respond to supervisory direction and guidance, Attend quarterly staff training, wear appropriate Streetsport uniform and carry out any other related duties as required by the Streetsport Coordinator or Chief Operating Officer.

Person Specification

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Full UK driving license

Knowledge and skills

Motivated by success and high standards

Flexible and willing to travel and work unsociable hours

Willing to accept responsibility and act on own initiative

Commitment to the personal development of young people

Experience

Experience of contact with young people

Sports Coaching experience

 

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Valid NGB qualifications

Recognised Child protection Certificate

Qualifications in youth work

Additional NGB awards

NGB Sport Coaching Awards

Recognised First Aid Certificate

Knowledge and skills

Ability to utilise available computer applications including word processing, databases and spreadsheets

Experience

Experience of working with young people

Youth Work experience

Assisting in Health & Safety work plan tasks

Behaviours

Behaviour 1: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey both straightforward information, and information requiring careful explanation, in a clear and accurate manner

Behaviour 2: 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 3: 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 4: Service Delivery - Experience of giving customers a positive and satisfactory service, by providing accurate and up to date knowledge of services available in own and related areas of work

 

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