£24,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Fixed-term Contract until June 2022
Youth Engagement Manager - Highlands
Job ref: V344
Start date: ASAP
Hours/Days per week: 35 hours per week
Salary: £24,000 Per annum
Location: Home-based
Closing date: 30 September 2021
Interview date and Location:  Microsoft Teams, date to be advised


Volunteering Matters is a national volunteering and social change charity. We harness the unique power of volunteering to bring people together and build stronger, more resilient communities across the UK.

By bringing people together, we aim to resolve some of society’s most complex issues and have a real impact in communities. From tackling social isolation and loneliness; improving health and wellbeing; building skills, confidence and opportunities; and ensuring young people can become change makers in their community.

And we won’t stop until everyone in the UK has the opportunity to thrive.

In April 2021, the Volunteering Matters family grew to include ProjectScotland, who work to support young people to get on in life, through the power of volunteering.  We support young people, including those facing multiple barriers or disadvantage, to achieve positive outcomes for their future.  We provide young people with personalised emotional and practical support, meaningful and supported volunteering opportunities through charity partners, and access to a reliable and positive Volunteer Mentor.

Role Purpose

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

You will directly support young people in the Highlands who have complex and challenging barriers that prevent them from achieving a positive pathway towards the next stage of their lives. Your support will include barrier identification and removal, one to one employability support such as help with CV writing, job search and interview preparation, and ensuring young people are volunteer ready and identify a suitable volunteering placement with them.

You will also work alongside colleagues in our Mentoring team, ensuring young people have the opportunity to benefit from a ProjectScotland Volunteer Mentor.

You will manage and develop our networks and relationships in the Highlands including within education, social work and employability teams, to secure referral pathways into our service. You will identify and build partnerships with charitable and not-for-profit organisations across the Highlands who will host volunteer placements.


Having a regular presence in the Highlands to work with partners and young people is essential for this role (in line with COVID restrictions).  When home based, internet access to enable remote working is essential.  IT equipment and infrastructure will be supplied.

This role requires membership of the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) scheme. Having a conviction will not necessarily cause a bar to employment.

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.

Your supporting statement is of equal importance to us as your CV and is a key part of our shortlisting process. It 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.

GDPR Statement

If you apply for a role with us, we will retain your contact details including your name, address, email address and phone number to help us manage your application for up to 6 months.  We will not use your personal data for any other purpose or share it with any third party. You can contact us at any point to update your personal information or ask us to delete it from our records.

To apply please visit our website.

Posted on: 21 September 2021
Closed date: 30 September 2021
Job ref: V344
Tags: Social Care/Development, Volunteer Management

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