Our vision is to ‘improve lives, enhance communities’ and aim to ‘make a positive difference for all through sport, physical activity and learning’. We have developed a strong track record of delivering high quality community-based initiatives and services.
Our work focuses on three priority areas: Health & Wellbeing, Learning & Skills, and Social Inclusion, alongside a core theme of work in Football and Sports Development. These are all underpinned by our promise to deliver accessible opportunities.
Summary of your role:
You will work alongside the Community Project Manager (Young People) to help manage and deliver the Trust’s Premier League Inspires Project and alternative education offer in Hertfordshire and Harrow.
This will involve working with young people aged between 12 to 25 years old at risk of not fulfilling their potential and for you to put in place mechanisms to help them overcome barriers and enhance their confidence. Some of the young people will have physical and learning disabilities, mental wellbeing considerations and school exclusion status.
Also, you will be working with Trust staff on developing and running new projects, activities, and events, which deliver positive outcomes for young people.
Your key responsibilities, but not limited to:
- Plan, organise and deliver the Premier League Inspires programme to the highest possible standard and ensure targets and KPI’s are achieved.
- Provide an inclusive approach to raising young peoples’ educational achievements and prepare individuals for future pathways.
- Networking and building positive relationships with local agencies in the public, private and voluntary sectors.
- Seek opportunities to ensure growth and development of the Trust’s youth alternative education provision and wider Trust sustainment.
- Innovation to plan and deliver unique social projects within the local community.
- Support staff with the delivery of the Trust’s National Citizen Service programme.
- Provide opportunities for participants to reflect and evaluate their experience.
You Must Have:
- Ability to demonstrate experience of working with young people (12-25 years) and their families/guardians, particularly those young people identified as vulnerable or as having complex needs within an education and/or community setting.
- A flexible approach to work and be able to work unsociable hours (including evenings and weekends).
- Examples of developing projects in the public, private or voluntary sectors such as youth and community work, teaching, or social work.
- Experience of dealing with safeguarding procedures including reporting concerns and risk and data assessments.
- Examples of developing effective working relationships with other stakeholders.
- A full driving licence and access to a vehicle for business use.
What is in it for you?
- Chance to join an award-winning charity and work alongside a high-quality delivery team, determined to use the positive power of sport, physical activity and learning for social good.
- Opportunity to benefit from a range of training and development opportunities
- Free gym usage at our two Community Centres.
- Flexible working environment.
- 25 days of Annual Leave entitlement plus bank holiday’s.
- Trust pension scheme.
We are dedicated to fostering a diverse and dynamic working environment by building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more wide-ranging we are, the better our work will be.
We are committed to Safeguarding children and adults at risk. The necessary Disclosure and Barring Service check will apply to this post.
- If you would like to work at Vicarage Road Stadium as the Community Project Officer (Young People) download an application form and a copy of the full job profile located on this page.
- Please send a fully completed application form and equal opportunities form detailing why you would be suitable for the role via email to email@example.com or by post to Karen Stephanou – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Watford FC’s Community Sports & Education Trust, Vicarage Road Stadium, Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0ER.
- If you are invited for an interview, copies of all relevant qualifications, and a copy of your proof of right to work in the UK will be needed on the day.
- If you require any further information or wish to discuss the opportunity, please contact Lucy Tearle, Community Projects Manager (Young People) – 01923 496378/07850 503446 or firstname.lastname@example.org