Location: TBC: Southside Glasgow, Govan area
Day/Time: Fridays 7.30-9pm (Occasional additional work at tournaments and events)
Pay: £15 per hour

Programme Background

Shell Twilight Basketball is a FREE programme which provides young people across Scotland with an active alternative to the streets at the times when they need it most. The weekly sessions are based in Scotland’s most deprived communities and are open to all young people aged between 11 and 18. The Shell Twilight concept brings together basketball and access to the information that young people need to assist their personal and social development with energetic sessions delivered by qualified coaches and youth workers.

Scottish Sports Futures secured funding for 1 year to host free, BAME, girls only basketball sessions, with a key focus of getting inactive girls active within Govan. This exciting project is funded by Spirit 2012 and Cashback for Communities.

Youth workers will be responsible for supporting girls to engage in the Basketball sessions and deliver health and wellbeing topics. The job will involve working with BAME girls and young women from a variety of backgrounds, so good communication skills are vital.

Sessions will start in January 2018, closing date for CV’s 1st December 2017. If successful you must be available to attend an induction to the programme and a training session in December.

Role responsibilities
 Lead short educational inputs on a range of topics (topics and content will be developed with programme co-ordinator)
 Support young girls with completing youth achievement challenges, awards and supporting evidence
 Engage with girls and identify areas of development
 Assist coaches in the running of the session
 Keeping registers, maintaining records and capturing evaluation data for monitoring
 Track individual’s progress and report at the end of the block.
 Identify and develop referral routes to attract additional young people to the session

Person Specification

Essential
 Relevant experience in youth work
 Understand the barriers and needs of BAME girls
 Excellent interpersonal skills, experience of working directly with young girls, community groups and young people
 Able to maintain accurate records in support of monitoring and evaluation
 A passion for working with young BAME girls and supporting their development
 Understanding of issues affecting young BAME girls
 An open mind to new ways of working and creative approaches
 Confident and able presenter who is comfortable in delivery
 Be prepared to undergo clearance from Disclosure Scotland/ PVG

Desirable
 A qualification in a relevant field
 Experience/training in delivering awards for young people
 Training in child protection, first aid and training specific to working with young people
 Good working knowledge of monitoring and evaluation practise

Training & support provided
 Induction training
 Programme specific training
 Youth work and/or basketball coaching qualifications and other relevant qualifications can be supported throughout
 Ongoing support provided by Scottish Sports Futures

For more information or to apply please send a CV and covering letter to Preeti at: preeti@ssf.org.uk by 1st December 2017