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:
Are you a passionate team player who wants to make a positive difference to the mental wellbeing of young people through sport and education?
The Mental Health Project Officer will lead a 3-year schools based Mental Health project across Hertfordshire. The project delivers a 10-week Mental Health education programme to year 6 students, and young people in transition.
Your key responsibilities, but not limited to:
- Project management and strategic leadership
- Providing high education in an engaging and informative way
- Managing project stakeholder, partner organisation and funding partners
- Development programme resources, building innovative content in relation to the link between mental health and physical activity
- Managing a team of delivery staff
- Monitoring, evaluating and continuous improvement of service standards
- Managing a project budget and relevant resources
- High quality report writing and evaluation skills
You will have:
- A degree or relevant qualification (in a related subject area such as health, health psychology, sports psychology, or related field)
- A sound knowledge of the common mental health issues affecting young people and their link with physical activity
- At least one years’ experience of working with children or young people with functional mental health problems.
- At least one years’ experience delivering educational programmes to young people.
- At least one year’s experience of managing or supervising team of staff or volunteers
- An ability to engage, motivate, inspire and mentor people towards achieving their goals.
- Experience and success in building relationships and working collaboratively with a range of partners.
- Experience managing a project budget
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
- Great 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 Watford FC CSE Trust as the Mental Health Project Officer download an application form and a copy of the full job profile located on the Watford FC Community Sport & Education Trust website via the following link: https://www.watfordfccsetrust.com/support/vacancies/
- Please send a fully completed application form , cover letter detailing why you would be suitable for the role (Only send CV’s if there is additional information that’s not in your application form) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Sophie Read – Business Support Officer, 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 Andy Garlick and 07827 806025.