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Want to be a Youth Ambassador of Change for the Scottish FA? Now is your chance...

20 September 2018

Want to be a Youth Ambassador of Change for the Scottish FA? Now is your chance...

Scottish FA Youth Ambassadors of Change - making a vital contribution to shaping the game in Scotland © Scottish FA

Do you have a passion for Scottish football? Do you want to have a direct voice on matters that affect you? If the answer is 'yes' and you are aged between 16 – 25 years, then now is your chance to become a Youth Ambassador of Change for the Scottish FA.

The Scottish FA are seeking to recruit 20 diverse and inspiring young people from across Scotland and across Scottish society to represent the voice of young people within its management structure.

Successful candidates will come together to form the Scottish FA Youth Congress. If you are passionate about football and passionate about the views of children and young people in Scotland influencing change, then they are keen to embrace your enthusiasm and energy, and hear what you have to say.

Successful volunteers will commit to two years volunteering, attending three Youth Congress meetings and two training days a year and will include a commitment to contribute to project work throughout the two year term. You will receive all travelling expenses and great training opportunities.

The 20 available Youth Ambassador positions are broken down into:

  • 6 regional youth ambassadors with one in every Scottish FA region
  • 10 project youth ambassadors who will define and create their own project
  • 4 youth ambassadors embedded within specific departments of the Scottish FA

You can specify the role you would like to apply for in the application form. You should read all of the Job Descriptions below before picking the role you would like to apply for and remember that being a regional or project youth ambassador will likely also involve you working with departments across the organisation.

1. Job Description Diversity and Inclusion

2. Job Description Football Operations 

3. Job Description Girls' and Women's

4. Job Description Project Ambassador

5. Job Description Refereeing 

6. Job Description Region(s)

All of these roles are of equal importance to the programme and the organisation, but with different expectation of the role you will fulfil. Dependent on the strength of your application, you may be offered a different role within the Youth Congress from the one you applied for. A Chairperson will be selected by the Scottish FA to lead facilitation of the Youth Congress.

Before you apply you should read the Scottish FA’s strategy document, “Scotland United A 2020 Vision,” which is available by clicking on the link here. This document outlines the future vision of the Scottish FA. When applying for any role, it is wise to read the values and strategy of the organisation you are applying to join. Your application to join the Youth Ambassadors of Change should make reference to the Scottish FA’s strategy, and how you would help them to achieve their targets.

If you wish to discuss this or any other part of your application please contact Robin.Drummond@Scottishfa.co.ukPlease note, you should not send your full application to this address.

How to apply
Once you have read the strategy, and the job descriptions, you are ready to apply to join the Scottish FA as a Youth Ambassador of Change. The Application Form below has Guidance Notes, which are designed to help you with the process. Please complete the application form and the equality monitoring form and submit them by email to HR@scottishfa.co.uk stating the reference code REF HR/087.

Download the application form here.

Download the equality monitoring form here.

Applications are now open until Monday, 8 October 2018 at 5pm.

The Scottish FA will contact you to tell you if you have been selected for interview or not by Friday, 12 October 2018. Interviews will take place between Monday, 22 October 2018 and Sunday, 4 November 2018. Interviews will be held regionally, so applicants should not worry about needing to travel to Hampden in order to interview.

Good luck!

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