Community Engagement Co-ordinator

The Community Engagement Co-ordinator's primary purpose is to lead, develop, co-ordinate and support young people in their work experience journey at the Centre and engage in various activities including many age groups taking place in the Dunblane Centre develop joint work in liaison with local schools and other organisations within the Dunblane Community

Responsible to:

Centre Manager

Responsible for:

Work experience students and volunteers within the Centre and Centre Assistant Supervision

Purpose of Post:

The Community Engagement Co-ordinator's primary purpose is to lead, develop, co-ordinate and support young people in their work experience journey at the Centre and engage in various activities including many age groups taking place in the Dunblane Centre develop joint work in liaison with local schools and other organisations within the Dunblane Community

Post details:

The post is 20 hours per week and permanent pending funding.

£9.75 per hour

Main Activities:

The Community Engagement Co-ordinator will have responsibility for the following tasks:

1. Delivering a programme of youth training and activities within the Dunblane Centre

  • Devise and develop a programme of activities for young people including youth drop ins, holiday fun sessions, term time activities and training/educational activities.
  • Devise and promote new initiatives which will encourage a more diverse cross section of Centre users
  • Promote the involvement of young people who are currently not engaged with organised youth activities/school through liaising with schools.
  • Ensure the participation and consultation with the community in the development of activities/work opportunities
  • Promote and develop membership and use of the Centre by the community.
  • Monitor, evaluate and report regularly on the performance and effectiveness of programmes delivered by the Centre.
  • Engage young people in the delivery of services that target all generations.
  • Utilise a range of communication tools including social media to ensure effective promotion and communication with both young people and parents.

2. To recruit, support and coordinate volunteers to assist in delivering community wide programmes

  • Recruit volunteers, ensure references are followed up and that all Centre policies relating to Disclosure Scotland are followed
  • Provide supervision, monitoring and management of work experience/volunteers to ensure safe working and good practice is maintained
  • Provide an adequate programme of training for work experience pupils and volunteers
  • Keep records of volunteer involvement, training etc. and maintain all data securely

3. Liaise with schools, community council, police etc. to promote a positive role model for young people within the community

  • Work innovatively to develop links with schools, other organisations and local authority services in order to identify youth issues and opportunities for youth participation in the community
  • Contribute to joint initiatives to improve the role and perception of young people in the community
  • Use outreach methods to engage with young people who are not involved in the Centre

4. Working as part of the staff team

  • Attend training sessions and staff meetings as required
  • Liaise and co-ordinate with the with fellow team members to deliver a joined-up programme of activities
  • Ensure that policies and practice of the Centre are adhered to
  • Promote the aims of the Centre and the Trust
  • Maintaining standards of health, safety and cleanliness within the Centre
  • Ensure that the Centre and its equipment and contents are kept secure
  • Able to work flexibly – this post requires evening and weekend work
  • Other duties as required by the Centre Manager

5. Financial

  • Provide financial reports to the Centre Manager as required
  • Gather and maintain information for fund reporting
  • Participate in fundraising activities or applications on behalf of the Centre
  • Assist in ensuring that all financial transactions and cash handling systems are properly supervised and effectively managed and recorded

6. Policy

  • Promote an ethos and practice that seeks to support and include all young people and centre users
  • Ensure that those attending the Centre receive equal opportunities and freedom from bullying and intimidation, in a safe and supportive environment
  • Ensure Child Protection and other Centre Policies are adhered to
  • Ensure that the reputation and good name of the Dunblane Centre is maintained
  • Comply with the charitable and other aims of DYSCT
  • Recognise the wishes and sensitivities of the local community in relation to any activity or promotional campaign

Person specification

Preferred attributes:

  • Two years minimum experience of working with young people of all age groups in a range of settings
  • Youth & Community Work or other relevant qualification.
  • Sports coaching qualifications
  • First Aid qualification
  • Able to work under own initiative
  • Experience managing programmes
  • Have good understanding or experience of working with volunteers
  • Experience managing and training volunteers/work experience pupils
  • Have a good understanding of community development issues. Keeping abreast of how the Centre can help ease these
  • Experience working a community/ development setting
  • Highly motivated in meeting the needs of young people and the Centre community
  • Have evidence of contributing positively to youth/community needs
  • Able to plan, implement and evaluate strategies aimed at developing a successful activities programme
  • Experience of setting up, evaluating and reporting on a youth programme
  • Complete a satisfactory PVG check
  • Experience of managing people.
  • Open and approachable personality.
  • Hold a full driving licence and be able and prepared to drive a minibus (MIDAS certificate)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with successful funding applications
  • Experience in marketing to young people and across Centre users across the community
  • Have experience working with vulnerable young people
  • Expertise with social media and other communications
  • Experience of working to budgets and controlling spend

As a Community Engagement Co-ordinator , you'll need to:

  • Assess the needs of young people and people within the community and plan and deliver programmes relevant to their needs.
  • Regularly monitor and review the quality of the youth work/community engagement provision;
  • Run a varied range of activities which engage all age groups in our community,
  • Befriend and support young people in different settings, including outreach work;
  • Mentor, coach and support individuals and encourage greater social inclusion and work skills;
  • Work in partnership with professionals from other organisations that support both young and older people such as social care, health, police, education, youth offending teams and local authorities;
  • Attend and contribute to multi-agency meetings that bring together practitioners from different sectors as part of a 'team around the family' (TAF) approach;

Attend regular training and development opportunities to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding, health and safety and local policy developments

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent
Part-time hours: 20 per week

Salary: £9.75 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Flexible schedule
  • Sick pay


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Dunblane, FK15 9EU: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Job Application Form

Personal Details

Relevant Experience


We require 2 referees who are able to confirm your suitability for the role.

Details of first character referee

Details of second character referee

Disclosure Scotland

A Disclosure Scotland enhanced disclosure will be sought for anyone working at the Dunblane Centre. This details any convictions both spent and unspent as well as information thought by the Chief Constable to be relevant to you. It is our policy to have Disclosure Scotland returns for all Trustees (whether or not they are working with young people at the Dunblane Centre). You should ensure that all convictions have been declared to DYSCT.

Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offence, or have any outstanding charges?

If yes, please give details on a separate sheet sealed in an envelope, marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to Trustee Application, c/o Company Secretary, Dunblane Youth and Sports Centre Trust, Dunblane Centre, Stirling Road, Dunblane, FK15 9EY

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday

Hourly booking slots available for each room from 9am to 1pm, and 4pm to 7.30pm. Centre closes at 8.30pm.

Cafe Open Mon-Fri 9.30am to 2pm.

Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Stirling Rd, Dunblane FK15 9EY
Phone: 01786 824224

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