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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.

Volunteer Coordinator (Young People)

Head Positive is a new social action programme for young people based in Coventry. With an emphasis on engaging underrepresented groups, including those living in the most deprived inner-city wards, the programme focuses on the theme of improving mental health and wellbeing. Although we would like to engage all young people in the programme, there is a particular focus on those who are either in care, or are newly arrived to the country.

The appointed Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for the creation of volunteering opportunities, recruitment, training, and development of community based projects for young people aged 10 to 18.

Working directly with young people, you will be responsible for enabling them to learn transferable life-skills through training and participation in community-based volunteer roles. The role will include supervising and supporting volunteers in their roles including links to local, regional and national projects. Working in partnership with outside agencies will be a significant requirement in order to meet desired project outcomes.

This post is funded by Comic Relief as part of the #iwill fund.

The closing date for this post is the 31st May 2018. 


PYF Migration Programmes Coordinator

Salary Band: £21-23,000 per annum

To support our development and partnership work, we are seeking an innovative Migration Programmes Co-ordinator 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’.
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.

A strong knowledge base around policies & legislation relating to newly arrived, refugee & asylum seekers is 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 Programme Coordinator 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 22nd June