Connect Alloa

Charity registered in Scotland SC049028

We will be running 2 evening clubs per week for Primary 7's - 3rd Years and 4th Years - 18 Year Olds.


Current opportunities

Connect Alloa gained Charity status in February 2019 after Dave Crozier with support from St. Mungo’s Parish Church and his management team decided that the Community Audit of Alloa conducted in 2016-17 had unfortunately not progressed past the research phase and there was an identified need by the community of more provision being needed for youth, young adults and to support reducing social isolation. Connect Alloa will run four weekly evening youth groups. These would include two for Primary sevens – third years of high school and the other to be for fourth years to 18 years of age. This has been designed this way to allow for appropriate interactions and transitions for all attendees. At Connect Alloa we believe it is essential to enable young people to take ownership and responsibility for the youth projects as much as possible as we look to the future. We hope to collaborate with young people and our wider community to raise awareness of what we do and to create new youth opportunities where possible. Connect Alloa are looking to recruit a highly motivated and hard working individual as a Youth Work Assistant to help support and develop the effective running of our new youth clubs. It is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious person passionate about using their skills to provide effective support for the smooth running of the youth work, to ensure the charity can achieve its aims and allowing young people to help provide the evidence of what they want to drive the project forwards. We would be looking for someone who would be willing to: • Provide youth work support for a youth work sessions on a weekly basis (two evening sessions/4clubs per week) • Facilitate a variety of planned activities for young people between the age 11- 18 years old with a focus on helping young people to create positive futures for themselves and their communities. • Motivate young people to get involved in deciding and shaping a programme of activities, enabling them to realise their potential and take positive action in their lives. • Proactively engage with young people building positive relationships with them and their families. • Help motivate young people to engage with the activities provided • Ensure the equipment in the club is in working order keeping it clean and tidy before and after use. • Assist the lead worker in collating monitoring and evaluation information • Attend youth work training, safeguarding training and supervision sessions. There are many qualities we are looking for including: • Time to offer the youth group and its members. • Enthusiasm. • Patience and common sense. • A positive view of young people. • An understanding of young people. • A sense of humour. • Willingness to learn. • Willingness to engage with the community and try new things.

Connect Alloa gained Charity status in February 2019 after Dave Crozier with support from St. Mungo’s Parish Church and his management team decided that the Community Audit of Alloa conducted in 2016-17 had unfortunately not progressed past the research phase and there was an identified need by the community of more provision being needed for youth, young adults and to support reducing social isolation. Connect Alloa will run four weekly evening youth groups. These would include two for Primary sevens – third years of high school and the other to be for fourth years to 18 years of age. This has been designed this way to allow for appropriate interactions and transitions for all attendees. At Connect Alloa we believe it is essential to enable young people to take ownership and responsibility for the youth projects as much as possible as we look to the future. We hope to collaborate with young people and our wider community to raise awareness of what we do and to create new youth opportunities where possible. Connect Alloa are looking to recruit a highly motivated and hard working individual to be a Safe Space Co-ordinator to help support and develop the effective running of our new youth clubs. It is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious person passionate about using their skills to provide effective support, to ensure the charity can achieve its aims and allowing young people to help provide the evidence of what they want to drive the project forwards. We would be looking for someone who would be willing to: • Have appropriate, yet open discussions with young people • Work alongside staff and other volunteers to make young people feel at ease within Connect Alloa • Using their experiences, personality and enthusiasm – run activities which allow young people to learn and make more informed decisions • Be willing to attend both the Activity based evening on Tuesdays and our Drop in evening on Fridays so that young people feel comfortable within our clubs. There are many qualities we are looking for including: • Time to offer the youth group and its members. • Enthusiasm. • A positive view of young people. • An understanding of young people. • A sense of humour. • Willingness to learn. • Willingness to engage with the community and try new things. • Confident with social media

Connect Alloa gained Charity status in February 2019 after Dave Crozier with support from St. Mungo’s Parish Church and his management team decided that the Community Audit of Alloa conducted in 2016-17 had unfortunately not progressed past the research phase and there was an identified need by the community of more provision being needed for youth, young adults and to support reducing social isolation. Connect Alloa will run four weekly evening youth groups. These would include two for Primary sevens – third years of high school and the other to be for fourth years to 18 years of age. This has been designed this way to allow for appropriate interactions and transitions for all attendees. At Connect Alloa we believe it is essential to enable young people to take ownership and responsibility for the youth projects as much as possible as we look to the future. We hope to collaborate with young people and our wider community to raise awareness of what we do and to create new youth opportunities where possible. Connect Alloa are looking to recruit a highly motivated and hard working individual as a Drop In Assistant to help support and develop the effective running of our new youth clubs. It is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious person passionate about using their skills to provide effective support for the smooth running of the youth work, to ensure the charity can achieve its aims and allowing young people to help provide the evidence of what they want to drive the project forwards. We would be looking for someone who would be willing to: • Have a creative approach to working and engaging with local young people • Use their initiative to think of opportunities for young people to express themselves • Provide youth work support for a youth work sessions on a weekly basis (two clubs on a Friday evening) • Facilitate a variety of planned activities for young people between the age 11- 18 years old with a focus on helping young people to create positive futures for themselves and their communities. • Motivate young people to get involved in deciding and shaping a programme of activities, enabling them to realise their potential and take positive action in their lives. • Proactively engage with young people building positive relationships with them and their families. • Help motivate young people to engage with the activities provided • Ensure the equipment in the club is in working order keeping it clean and tidy before and after use. • Assist the lead worker in collating monitoring and evaluation information • Attend youth work training, safeguarding training and supervision sessions. There are many qualities we are looking for including: • Time to offer the youth group and its members. • Enthusiasm. • Patience and common sense. • A positive view of young people. • An understanding of young people. • A sense of humour. • Willingness to learn. • Willingness to engage with the community and try new things.