An exciting and unique opportunity is available for a highly motivated individual to join Digital Xtra Fund as a Community & Grants Officer. The Officer will support grant recipients in achieving their targets, outcome and objectives and explore new opportunities to engage young people in tech. The ideal candidate will have experience working with young people or in schools/organisations who deliver STEM lessons/programmes and a passion for technologies.
Digital Xtra Fund is happy to discuss flexible working including working from home, reduced hours, compressed hours, and flexitime.
Role Title: Community & Grants Officer
Salary: £25,000 PA (one year initial FTC with potential to renew dependent on funding)
Hours: Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 17.00 (happy to discuss flexible working options)
Location: Combination of Remote and Office-based working (Linlithgow) (the role will be entirely remote until mid-August 2021 at the earliest)
Report to: Partnerships & Development Manager
Application closing date: 20 May 2021
The Officer’s main focusses will be to i) help foster increased collaboration between the Fund’s industry partners and grant recipients and ii) assist grant recipients to better explore and understand concepts such as ethics of technology, tech for good, and the importance of meta-skills, such as adaptability and creativity, alongside technical skills.
The role’s responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to:
- Helping facilitate increased collaboration between industry partners and grant recipients including employee engagement opportunities or in-kind donations (33%);
- Developing materials and assisting grant recipients to better understand concepts such as ethics of technology, tech for good, and the importance of meta-skills alongside technical skills (33%);
- Assisting the Partnerships & Development Manager with optimising the end-to-end delivery of the grants cycle including planning, promotion, delivery, evaluations, and reporting to ensure targets are met (10%);
- Assisting with the Fund’s marketing and communications (8%);
- Assisting the Partnerships & Development Manager with organising events or similar opportunities with supported initiatives/partners/key stakeholders to facilitate networking and knowledge sharing (6%);
- Exploring any other opportunities or collaborations to support digital skills for young people in Scotland (10%)
- Please note that occasional travel within Scotland will be required.
- Experience working/volunteering with an organisation that actively engages young people in science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) or a teacher/educator with experience in STEM. It is essential that you can demonstrate experience in this area or an above average knowledge of digital technologies.
- Excellent communication skills with the ability to relate to a variety of organisations from grassroots community groups, charities, and schools to larger businesses, industry partners or government departments
- Excellent administrative and organisational skills
- Innovative with the ability to take initiative and work with a team and independently
- Excellent computer literacy with knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Understanding of concepts such as ethics of technology, tech for good, and/or meta-skills (‘Skills 4.0 – A skills model to drive Scotland’s future’, Skills Development Scotland, February 2018)
- Knowledge of or experience in the digital economy
- Familiarity with educational technology and/or tech initiatives aimed at young people aged 16 years and under
- Experience working with a grants provider and/or an education/youth organisation
- Full UK Drivers Licence for occasional travel within Scotland
- Passionate about the importance of STEM education for young people
- Proactive self-starter
- Enthusiastic and positive
- Methodical and strategic thinking in approach to work
- Projects a professional image of the Charity at all times
- £25,000 per annum (one-year full time contract with potential to renew dependent on funding)
- Flexible working options available including working from home, working outwith normal working hours and reduced hours/days (salary would be prorated accordingly)
- Match employee pension contributions to a maximum 5%
- Onsite parking and gym at office in Linlithgow
- Holiday entitlement of twenty-five (25) days per year in addition to eight (8) Scottish public holidays
A full job description is available on request. Please contact the Fund at [email protected] if you have any questions about the role.
To apply, applicants should submit a CV to [email protected]. Applications will close at 23:59 on Thursday, 20 May, 2021.