Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £21,141.00 - £23,197.00 gross per year
  • Glasgow


JOB TITLE:     School Engagement Officer (Multiple Risk Prevention and Education)

Hours:       14 hours per week during Term Time (including some evenings and weekends).  The post is temporary and is funded until 31st March 2020.

Flexible working, part-time hours, or job-sharing arrangements will be considered

SALARY:     £21,141 - £23,197  (Pro rata if part time)


The School Engagement Officer will provide a community based multi risk prevention programme for the young people and teachers across Glasgow city, in partnership with other statutory, voluntary and community agencies.


The School Engagement Officer reports to the Service Coordinator.


The postholder will:

- Assist in development of multiple risk prevention strategies
- Provide direct prevention and education programmes for identified school year groups  working to principles of good practice in relation to equality and diversity

- Prepare and deliver presentations, interactive workshops and training programmes to pupils , teachers and other relevant stakeholders
- Record and evaluate the effectiveness of the multi risk programmes utilising the database project management system
- Promote consistent practice and standards in relation to Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Education practice.


- Assist in development of multi risk prevention and education  programmes within schools in the local area, in accordance with national and local themes and outcomes
- Prepare and deliver presentations, interactive workshops and training programmes to pupils, teachers and other relevant stakeholders
- Update and further develop “current thinking” in the area of multi risk and apply this to the preparation of prevention and education programmes
- Liaise closely with other statutory, voluntary and community organisations as appropriate in the carrying out of these duties
- Record and evaluate the effectiveness of the multi risk prevention strategies, keeping these and other records in accordance with GCA guidelines and procedures
- Develop and deliver a consistent and progressive programme on multi risk within Glasgow City’s learning communities


Multiple Risk Prevention and Education Schools Worker

E = Essential   D = Desirable


- Community Education Certificate - D
- Health Education/Promotion Certificate - D
- Training Qualification - D
- Clean current UK driving license - D


- Good written and verbal communication skills - E
- Good interpersonal skills - E
- Planning and co-ordination skills - E
- Ability to engage with groups of people across age ranges - E
- Presentation Skills - E
- Education and training skills - D      
- Team working skills - E
- Networking - E
- Ability to motivate and engage young people - E
- Ability to deliver multiple risk interventions -E


- Working with young people in a community setting- E
- Education, training and delivering presentations - D
- Health promotion or community development work - D
- Inter-agency and partnership working - D
- Working in a school setting - D


- Current issues relating to young people - E
- Social model of health  - D
- Prevention and Education approaches - D


- Proactive  - E
- Self-directed  - E
- Self-motivating  - E
- Enthusiasm for working in innovative ways - E


Closing date for applications - Thursday 25th July 2019, 12 noon

Date of shortlist meeting to select candidates for interview - Wednesday 31st July 2019

Date of interviews - Tuesday 13th August  2019 and Wednesday 14th August  2019

Date for feedback for candidates selected for interview - Thursday 22nd August 2019 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Date of appointment September 2019 or by negotiation

N.B If you have not received a phonecall inviting to interview by 12 noon on Friday 2nd August 2019 your application has not been successful.

  • education
  • ms project