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Do you want to join the PYF team?

Due to continued growth, the Positive Youth Foundation are looking to recruit candidates to join our growing, sociable team based in central Coventry.

Due to continued growth, the Positive Youth Foundation are looking to recruit candidates to join our growing, sociable team based in central Coventry. The foundation is more active than ever, taking a key role as honorary partner of Coventry’s successful bid to become the UK City of Culture and lead agency of the newly formed Coventry Youth Partnership, designed to help young people across Coventry access opportunities.

 We are dedicated in working with young people from the ages of 8-25 across a variety of disciplines including health, community safety and education. Candidates must have a genuine interest in working with young people, the personality to build relationships and relish the opportunity to manage your own workload with minimum supervision.

As an employee at the Positive Youth Foundation, you’ll play a part in delivering our nationally recognized, award winning sessions which receive accolades for their creativity, innovation and ability to produce impressive outcomes for young people. You will be rewarded to see the positive impact you have on young people, first-hand.


We meet the needs of young people by making our sessions accessible in every way; therefore, you will need flexibility to work at varied times, which could include evenings and weekends where necessary. We’re looking for people who want to work alongside a motivated team and can hit the ground running.

If this sounds like an organisation you’d like to work for, we’d invite you to send in an application by clicking on the respective job role below for the relevant job description and person specification.


Refugee Week Coordinator

As part of the Great Place Scheme funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England and managed by Jacqui Ibbotson, we are seeking a freelance part-time Coordinator to work on the delivery of Coventry’s Refugee Week celebration in 2019. The position commences as soon as possible and requires an average of 2.5 days per week work over a 6-month contract period.

Coventry’s Refugee Week takes place in line with national celebrations, from 17th – 23rd June 2019. Refugee Week is the UK’s largest festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees.

You will co-create and manage the delivery of projects planned by Refugee Week partners and liaise with key partners on many aspects of programme delivery.
£10,000 freelance fee.
Applications close – Thursday 24 January 2019
Interviews – Thursday 31 January 2019


Community Cricket Coach (Sessional)

Positive Youth Foundation is looking for part-time community cricket coaches to deliver and develop our new Coventry cricket programme. The role will involve coaching community groups, developing park satellite clubs and building on our existing Chance to Shine Street cricket projects. 

The appointed candidate will be enthusiastic about working with young people, have a strong interest and background in cricket and have a passion for developing community-based sports projects for young people aged 8 - 24.  Immediate starts available with interviews on-going.