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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.

Community Cricket Coordinator (Young People)

Positive Youth Foundation is looking for a community cricket coordinator to develop and oversee the new Coventry cricket programme. The role will involve developing new park satellite clubs as part of the Coventry parks cricket initiative, as well overseeing the running of Chance to Shine Street (indoor) cricket projects. 

The programme will focus on engaging underrepresented groups who lack access to quality cricket provision, including those living in the most deprived inner-city wards and encouraging communities within Coventry to utilise the new park cricket facilities.


The appointed Cricket Coordinator 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.

This is a two year fixed contract post starting October 2018.

The closing date for this post is the 14th September 2018.

Interviews to be held between 17th – 21st September.



PYF Project Lead – Newly Arrived Young People

Salary Band: £21-23,000 per annum

To support our development and partnership work, we are seeking an innovative Project Lead who will work closely with the management team to develop Positive Youth Foundation’s ‘Involved’ programme of work. This programme works specifically with young people who are newly arrived to the UK, the role is also placed within a wider local authority partnership programme titled ‘Building Bridges’ led by the council’s Migration team.

We are passionate about integration and strengthening relationships between migrant and host communities with outcomes including increasing interpersonal skills and experiences for all young people living and learning in Coventry.
The programme endeavours to create quality & equal opportunities for young people to understand and access support services including Information Advice and Guidance (IAG). This will give young people a chance to become active within their community and have their voices heard.
We offer targeted support during key transition periods to introduce or maintain newly arrived young people’s development in some form of education, employment and training.

Strong knowledge around policies & legislation relating to newly arrived, refugee & asylum seekers will be key to developing the growth of the programme. Knowledge of the youth, migrant and community sector will be essential for this role, as will a high standard of partnership working and commitment to supporting young people.
As a Project Lead experience of leading and developing a small team of staff to deliver migration focused programmes is essential to the role.

If you want to make a difference to young people’s lives and contribute to the growth of the organisation and this particular area of our work – then this is a great opportunity to make an impact.

Application closing date: Friday 14th September