Edinburgh South Youth Worker to deliver SFA Extra Time afterschool Club

Post: Youth Worker / Sport Coach for After School activities

Contract Type: Fix term 22 weeks with possibility of extension depending on funding.

Location South Edinburgh (Gilmerton) On site

Line Managed by/reports too: Community Coach

Salary Range: £12.00ph to £15.00ph (depending on experience and qualifications)

Hours: After school on Monday and Tuesday 2 -530

There may be occasions when it is outside this time

This post requires PVG scheme membership

Applicants who are not members of the PVG scheme should be prepared to join before commencing employment.

Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities Statement

Edinburgh South Community Football is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people in its care. We will take every reasonable step to ensure that children and young people are protected where our staff and associates are involved in the delivery of our work. As an employer, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All members of contract staff are required to PVG and two suitable references

Edinburgh South Community Football Club is an Equal Opportunities employer and wishes to select the best possible candidates for roles regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, disability, age, class or sexuality.

Summary of Role

Working under the direction of Community Coach Working to Deliver an after-school Sports and activity Club on a Tuesday and Wednesday after School.

The delivery of our provision will be for young people for Primary school age. The role will include the delivery of specific youth work projects and programmes with Football at the heart of them

Support Young People to develop personally, socially, and educationally in a safe place and to have Fun. The role will include providing support to vulnerable and at-risk service young people.


  • Providing for the social, personal, leisure needs of young people attending after school club.
  • Establishing positive relationships with all young people supporting and enabling them to increase their confidence and realise their potential.
  • Collection of Young people from local schools and walking them to our community space.
  • Coordinating resources and developing opportunities and activities for young people which reflects their particular needs and circumstances through football.
  • Facilitating the active involvement of the young people in the planning and development of the project programme.
  • Facilitating the positive integration of young people with disabilities, behavioural difficulties and/or special needs within the project.
  • Mentoring young people by supporting positive behaviours.
  • Supporting young people to gain accreditation through their involvement in projects
  • Adhering to Edinburgh South Community Football Clubs policies and procedures in respect of safeguarding young people.
  • Working as a member of the Edinburgh South Community Football Clubs team to ensure the safety and well-being of the young people, including day to day “housekeeping’ of the site and maintenance of equipment.
  • Liaising with parents, carers and other organisations and professionals as required.
  • Carrying out health and safety inspections as required.

General Duties (these are applicable to all Edinburgh South Staff and volunteers)

  1. Read and work in accordance with Edinburgh South Community Football’s Mission, Aims & Objectives, and current Business Plan.
  2. Manage own work time effectively.
  3. Keep on top of own paperwork and maintain effective and organised filing systems, as appropriate to the specific job role.
  4. Treat everyone with consideration and respect.
  5. Ensure prompt, polite and clear communication (whether responding to a query from a member of staff or a complaint from someone we support).
  6. Keep up to date and comply with all applicable Edinburgh South Community Football Policy and procedures.
  7. Promote and respect individual rights and responsibilities at all time.
  1. Retain the highest standards of confidentiality, as appropriate to the specific role.
  2. Assist Community coach and other work colleagues as appropriate and whenever possible.
  3. Be responsible for own work life balance (e.g. taking Annual Leave at regular intervals, etc).

This job description may be amended following discussions with the

postholder and with the approval Board of Directors

Person Specification: Youth Worker (fix term)


  • Experience of practical youth work with young people.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with young people within informal settings, including children and young people with different communication needs.
  • Knowledge of and an ability to organise a wide range of activities with young people in an empowering way supporting them to plan, organise and run their own activities as appropriate.
  • An awareness and understanding of the importance of safeguarding young people.
  • An understanding of the needs of young people living in a multi-cultural, inner city area
  • A commitment to the principle of equality of opportunity and an ability to translate theory into practice in your day to day work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with colleagues, parents and other professionals as required
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team within an informal environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of health and safety requirements and an ability translate this into day to day practice
  • Ability and knowledge of dealing with emergencies and accidents, which may occur.
  • A flexible approach to the work as you may be required to adjust work location and working hours to meet the demands of the service and/or users


  • Qualification in children's or youth work
  • Training in first aid, food hygiene and/or health and safety

Please send covering letter and CV to community@escfc.co.uk

Date published: 13 November 2023
Date updated: 13 November 2023


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