Social Impact Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,000 – £27,000
  • On site: St Mungo’s Academy, Glasgow
  • Closing 26th July 2024

  • Advertised from 27th June 2024
  • 37.5 hours per week. Funded to June 2026.


Do you have a passion for improving the lives of young people in Scotland?

basketballscotland are recruiting a Social Impact Officer for their CashBack Communities of Basketball Programme, taking a youth-work approach to positively impact the lives of young people.

The Role

Work alongside an experienced basketball coach to change the lives of a group of 11-16 year olds. The aim is to have a positive impact by building confidence, enhancing physical and mental well-being and improving the learning and employability potential of those previously identified as most at risk of progressing into anti-social behaviour or crime.


  • Work with a group of 11-16 year old pupils. This will include: one to one mentoring with young people; working collaboratively with partners in and outside of the school; supporting young people to obtain accredited and non-accredited qualifications; developing wider community opportunities.
  • Utilising your youth work skill set, establish, support and deliver personalised support plans to the young people who may be most at risk of progressing to anti-social behaviour or crime, in order to increase their employability and employment options.
  • Support young people to attend basketball sessions within their community, outside of regular school hours.
  • Deliver activities to young people (in and out of school) which are centred around mental health and mindfulness to help them contribute positively to their communities.
  • Develop and build strong community relationships with external stakeholders i.e.
  • sportscotland, schools, Active Schools, SAMH (Scottish Action for Mental Health), SSF (Scottish Sport Futures) and FARE Scotland.

Application notes

Applicants should apply by demonstrating their suitability for the role, either through video, written or other media form. This could involve sending us your CV and a Covering Letter detailing your relevant skills and experience. Or a short video of you explaining how you might build relationships and progress young people to a positive destination.

Please consider the person specification and key responsibilities listed above.

As part of the recruitment process, we request all applicants to please complete the anonymous Equality Questionnaire

All applications should be received via email by 9am 26th July 2024. Late applications will not be considered. Applicants will be notified within one week of closing if they are required for interview.

We expect interviews to be held week beginning 5th August 2024.

If you would like to discuss your suitability for the role or find out more before making a formal application please contact

Applications should be marked ‘Private and confidential’ and emailed to: