Full Description

Create Paisley (CREATE) is an innovative youth arts project aiming to reduce loneliness and inequality. Since 2009, this impressive charity has provided young people with the opportunity to express their creativity in a safe and inspiring space. Their goal is to increase this support for young people, offering them more opportunities that fit in line with their vision to see ‘young people transformed through creativity, community, confidence and finding their voice’.

CREATE began in response to local young people looking for a safe, inspiring space. At the time, there were so many capable, creative young people. Initially forming as a partnership between local churches and youth leaders, a monthly open-mic night was set up. In 2012, CREATE was constituted as a charity and increased the offering to include regular arts workshops, youth mentoring, a youth forum and fortnightly drop-ins. Through a mix of programmes, young people are supported to develop skills, support networks and strength to succeed and fulfil their ambitions. CREATE now runs programme across 6 locations in Renfrewshire.

Due to an exciting period of growth and access to new funding, the opportunity has arisen for a new Youth Work Manager to join the incredible Create Paisley team. Managing a team of six, the Youth Work Manager will support and equip the team to grow and develop high-quality creative youth work provision throughout Renfrewshire, overseeing the delivery and development of programmes in response to young people’s ideas.

The right candidate for the role will be a people person, with excellent communication and storytelling abilities. You will be a creative thinker, a good listener and able to adapt and develop continuously. The new Youth Work Manager will have the ability to replicate the charity model across a variety of communities in order to support as many young people as possible. You must be able to deliver a strong performance management culture, designing, developing and delivering a diverse range of activities and support programmes for young people including those with challenging behaviour and of varied abilities.

A minimum of five years’ experience working with young people within a community youth work setting is essential for the role. Create Paisley are also looking for somebody who has three years of experience managing staff and volunteers. In addition to this, Youth Work Manager must either possess a CLD certificate or have extensive experience working with young people. The post entails working with vulnerable people.

CREATE will request a PVG scheme record and will make a final recruitment decision based on the information contained in the disclosure.

How To Apply

Please email us at [email protected] or call us on 01786 542 224 to request an information pack, full job description and person specification. You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.

Closing Date: Midday, Wednesday 10th August

Interview Date: Friday 12th August

This search is being conducted exclusively for Create Paisley by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked extensively in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.