Sports News Writer/Media Administrator
When We Need You
From 27/10/2011 to 27/01/2012
I am looking for a self motivated and creative person who is enthusiastic about working with children and young people. Somebody who is not afraid to jump right in to the deep end and be pro active in seeking out good news stories from the local area. There is so much good work taking place and I would like the children to receive the recognition they deserve, as well as celebrating their success! I am looking for somebody to write a monthly newsletter and look at how we promote Active Schools in the area, i.e. the use of Social Media and other audio visual resources. In the lead up to the Olympic and Commonwealth Games it is essential that pupils and parents hear more about what is going on in their local area, how to get involved in events and activities, but also to have the chance to shout about what they are doing!
About City of Edinburgh Council - Active Schools Edinburgh
Active Schools is a national network of staff working across Scotland to provide more and higher quality opportunities for children and young people to participate in sport before, during and after school. City of Edinburgh Council works in partnership with sportscotland to deliver the programme in Edinburgh with 30 Active Schools Co-ordinators covering primary, secondary and special schools. The team work to increase the number of opportunities available to children by recruiting volunteers, and also work hard to build partnerships with clubs and other community organisations to create ‘pathway’ for pupils to continue their participation in sport once they leave school.
Skills & Experience
A passion for working with children and young people; and have the ability to communicate effectively with this client group. A creative mind with good written English and an interest in media. An outgoing personality is essential!
You will be based in Tynecastle High School, but with travel around the cluster and other schools in the West Neighbourhood. The schools are close together so its not essential you have a car, although its preferable.
Any volunteer will be required to undergo a disclosure Scotland PVG check before the start of a placement.
Informal Chat, References
Training and Induction Details
Any new volunteer with Active Schools will be offered a full volunteer induction in accordance with our Volunteer Handbook. They will be required to complete a Child Protection and First Aid course should it be appropriate. Other training opportunities a
Marketing / PR / Media
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
2-3 hours per week
Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
4 East Market Street
Contact: Pamela Brown
Tel: 0131 469 3065