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Head of Delivery - University & Student Engagement

We have recently agreed a new three-year strategy for YGAM which is supported by a fresh focus on our work with students in Higher Education. Through our new strategy we want our work with students at university to lead the sector in preventative education around gambling and gaming related harm and be a recognised voice of young people studying at higher education levels throughout the UK. We have secured funding to start up-scaling this work with the aim of partnering with over 55 universities by end 2021. For young people aged over 18 our experience shows that a peer to peer model for engaging in the issues YGAM is seeking to address is the most effective approach so you will champion and develop the peer to peer model. As the Head of Delivery – University and Student Engagement, you will be joining YGAM at a pivotal point to take us from 5 established partnerships to complete the formation of 10 fully-developed collaborations and then lead the project to embed the right operating model working with HE establishments, through their University or Student's Unions, establishing partnerships with a total of 55 universities over the next two years.

We are seeking someone with experience of student engagement in a HE or FE context. You will be familiar with the challenges and issues students face at university and be skilled at building relationships and partnerships at senior levels. You will have extensive experience of working directly with students, managing and motivating people to achieve stretching, yet realistic, goals. Being highly organised, having an eye for detail and the drive and determination to make this opportunity a success within a start-up organisation are also essential qualities. It would be an advantage if you have fundraising/income generation experience to help us raise the income needed for the long-term work with students in higher education. This senior leadership role reports directly to the Chief Executive and will be a member of the charity’s talented, dynamic senior leadership team.

We only accept applications through our website with CV and full supporting statements. To apply for the role please submit an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement (maximum two sides of A4 each please) via our website.

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Location: Home based, with significant travel.

Starting salary: £32,000 pa with opportunity to rise.

Closing dates: Tuesday 07 May 2019 at 12:00 noon.

Interview dates: Wednesday 15th May 2019 in Nottingham and Friday 17th May 2019 in Leeds

Volunteer as a YGAM Youth Ambassador

Volunteer with YGAM and you’ll have the chance to gain incredible experience while creating a real impact and get rewarded for doing so.

Our Youth Ambassadors here at YGAM are a team of volunteers who care about the current and future generations by ensuring that young peoples’ voices are heard in relation to gaming (video games and social games) and gambling (lottery through to sports betting).

You can volunteer as a YGAM Youth Ambassador if you:

  • Are aged 16-25
  • Live in the UK
  • Have a passion or experience of playing mobile/video games or buying lottery tickets/Scratchcards

We’re looking for people from all over the country and with a broad range of interests and backgrounds. You’ll have the chance to attend events and enjoy great opportunities all over the country. Where you live won’t hold you back because we also do a lot of volunteer work online, and you can be an active part of that.

When you volunteer with us as a YGAM Youth Ambassador, we ask only that you aim to commit to on average 1.5 hours a week which can include meetings, online meetings, research and events.

In exchange you’ll get honorarium payment along with lots of support and opportunities.

A great way to learn and develop skills while making a real difference!

What you’ll gain:

  • Develop communication and problem-solving skills
  • Opportunity to make a difference
  • Public speaking experience
  • Chance to meet like-minded individuals

Will Ridley – YGAM Youth Ambassador

“I joined YGAM because I wanted young people to be involved in making decisions about what’s best for them in the gambling and gaming industries.

Technology has developed massively over the past few years and we’ve also seen impacts on mental health and wellbeing, I want to help ensure that everyone can bring about positive changes to ensure we’re all safe.”

How to apply?

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the answers to the following two questions:

  1. Describe in no more than 150 words why you would be an exceptional YGAM Youth Ambassador and an example of how you would gather/record/collect young people’s views and experiences.
  2. Provide an example of any social, community, voluntary, school or society work you have undertaken and the impact of your contribution.

Applications close: 22nd April 2019

Phone Interviews: W/C 29th April 2019