Family Gateway is a local North-east child poverty charity that aims to improve life chances for children by working with whole families and supporting the development of enterprising solutions to local problems.

The charity is keen to develop its youth volunteering programme aimed at encouraging young people to take part in social action and as part of the programme development are seeking to appoint a Young Persons’ Volunteer Co-ordinator. This post has been made possible through a grant from the Virgin Money Foundation #Iwill Youth Social Action fund.

In order to be successful you will be experienced and qualified in working with young people and in helping them develop their skills and knowledge. You will support them to develop a range of social action projects and facilitate the implementation, promotion and evaluation of their projects, also and importantly helping the young people to capture the new skills and knowledge gained through their work.

You will be enthusiastic, creative, flexible, patient and tenacious with a genuine passion for supporting young people in disadvantaged communities to be the best they can be and to change their communities for the better.

To apply please email admin@familygateway.co.uk for a copy of the job description and an application form.

Closing date Friday 7 September

Interviews to be held on 19 September