Streetsport Outreach Coordinator (RGU)

00Salary: £27,285 – £28,936 per year Pro Rata
Hours: 37.00 hours per week

This opportunity combines two posts to make one full time post. The SFIO co-ordinator post is for 4 days per week until June 2020. The Project 51 co-ordinator post is for 1 day per week until April 2019.

With funding from Children in Need, the Denis Law Legacy Trust and Families Outside are working in partnership to deliver a programme for children, young people and families affected by imprisonment, called Stronger Families Inside Out (SFIO).

SFIO is a ground breaking programme using sport and creative activities to engage with prisoners and their families during weekly visits to HMP Grampian. The role holder’s responsibility will be to plan, coordinate and deliver a variety of activities both within HMP Grampian visit room, within the prison sports facilities and in the community.

The position will work 4 days a week around the SFIO programme and be responsible for supporting children and young people through difficult times in consultation with the Families Outside worker, prison staff and Action for Children staff who run the Family Centre and Help Hub at HMP Grampian. The post holder will help provide positive destinations, support and mentoring to improve family relationships and outcomes for project participants. The post holder will be based in Peterhead at HMP Grampian 1 day a week.

This role will also help promote stronger family relationships both inside and out of prison via monthly family group sessions and hopefully help break the cycle of offending within families. You will also be responsible for recruiting participants from this programme onto associated Streetsport volunteer and employability programmes.

This post is for 29.6 hours a week (0.8 FTE) worked over four days and is funding up until June 2020.

Project 51
One day a week the role holder will also coordinate a new Streetsport programme called “Project 51”. This project will be based around Gender Stereotypes and how they are key barriers to preventing more women and girls getting active. The roles responsibilities will be to work on behalf of Streetsport alongside national agency “Woman in Sport” to research, implement, evaluate and deliver programming within Streetsport to help break the barriers for young women in sport.

The successful applicant will preferably have experience of programme coordination, working in a social care setting with children and young people and experience of leading activity sessions (sports and creative) as well as an ability to work within areas of Multiple Deprivation/regeneration. The candidate must have excellent communication skills, health and safety knowledge and a strong commitment to customer care.

You will be up-to-date in areas of social care/youth work and hold a full driving license. Relevant criminal justice experience is also desirable as is knowledge of mental health and reporting. Enthusiasm and motivational skills are a must, as is the ability to relate well to children from various backgrounds. Experience of working in a team but also using your own initiative is also imperative.
This post is for 7.4 hours a week (0.2 FTE) to be worked over one day and is funding up until April 2019.

For an Informal chat regarding the role please contact Mark Williams, Chief Operating Officer on 01224 263681

This post is subject to the individual being required to join the PVG scheme. For more information visit:

Salary on appointment is normally to the bottom of the scale, but in exceptional circumstances, appointment higher up the scale may be considered.

Closing date: Friday 16th March

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