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					                         FAST FORWARD POSITIVE LIFESTYLES Ltd


Post Title        Scottish Peer Education Network
                  Development Officer


Reports to            Chief Executive, Fast Forward

Job Outline

1.      JOB PURPOSE

        To be responsible for the co-ordination and development of, and provide support to the
        Scottish Peer Education Network.



2.     JOB CONTEXT

Peer Education is an important form of volunteering for young people. The Scottish Government
funds Fast Forward to support the work of peer education through the Scottish Peer Education
Network (SPEN). Through the experience of Fast Forward there is an opportunity to build on and
develop the work of existing projects, support the strategic development of peer education in
Scotland, and work to develop new peer education initiatives in communities across Scotland. Key
to this post is the ability to co-ordinate, communicate and negotiate at both local and national levels.




3.      KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & FUNCTIONS

    To co-ordinate and develop the Scottish Peer Education Network (SPEN)

    To develop strong strategic links and partnerships to promote and further the use of peer
     education in Scotland

    To develop and deliver relevant training, support and resources to peer education projects and
     practitioners

    To develop sustainability and capacity building opportunities for peer education work
     throughout Scotland.

    To establish and implement effective means of dissemination of information and good practice
     and update the SPEN website

    To support the active involvement of Fast Forward volunteers in the SPEN work programmes,

    To contribute to policy and strategy development within Fast Forward and through appropriate
     networks in Scotland.

    To support the work of the SPEN Advisory Group
Person Specification

4.     EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

ESSENTIAL
    Good understanding of peer education approach
    Knowledge of current policy and practice issues in youth work, health and social inclusion
    Experience of developing and delivering training programmes
    Experience of partnership working at operational and strategic levels
    Experience of working with young people
    Competence in basic computer use (Word, Excel, email etc)
    Ability to work in team environment
    Ability to use initiative and work autonomously, creatively and flexibly

DESIRABLE
    Experience in developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation tools
    Project management experience
    Experience of work with young people as volunteers
    Direct experience of peer education (i.e desirable not essential)


5      MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT

The Scottish Peer Education Network Officer will be part of the Fast Forward team, and will be
responsible to the Board of Directors through the Fast Forward Chief Executive. Fast Forward is
committed to a policy of staff development through regular staff support and appraisal. The post
holder will be expected to take an active role in the staff team.


6.     CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

The salary will be £23,820 pa (fixed contract until 31/03/2011)
The post holder will be based at the Fast Forward offices in Edinburgh, however the post will
involve some work across Scotland, therefore a willingness to travel and work unsocial hours is
essential. Travel and subsistence allowances will be paid. The normal working week is 35 hours.
The post will require work to occasionally be undertaken during evenings and weekends.
Annual holiday entitlement will be 30 days plus public holidays. A system of time off in lieu applies
for hours worked over and above the normal working week.
Fast Forward has a policy of Disclosure checking new personnel.
A contributory staff pension scheme is in operation.
Fast Forward is committed to becoming an equal opportunities employer.
7.     HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested in applying for the post, please complete the application form, and e mail or
return it, to arrive by 12noon 26th August 2010..

Fast Forward
4 Bernard St
Edinburgh
EH6 6PP

Tel: 0131-554-4300
Email : admin@ fastforward.org.uk

                                                           nd
Please note that interviews will be held in Edinburgh on 2      September . Applicants shortlisted for
                                       th
interview will be notified by 5pm on 27 August.

www.fastforward.org.uk

				
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