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:
Do you want to use the power of sport to inspire young people in high areas of need?
‘PL Kicks’ is the Premier League’s flagship community project, using the power of football and sport to inspire young people in areas of high need. The Trust’s social inclusion provision is designed to engage local 8-18 year olds to achieve potential and improve their well-being; working together to build stronger, safer and more inclusive communities.
You will be delivering and planning suitable social football sessions to engage local 8-18 year olds within the Premier League Kicks Programme based in Watford and St Albans.
Your key responsibilities, but not limited to:
- Offer free sessions to young people aged 8-18 throughout the week during community hours.
- Increase the playing, coaching and officiating opportunities for participants.
- Encourage volunteering and involvement in social action projects to give back to the local community.
- Create routes into education, training and employment.
- Break down barriers between young people and the police.
- Educate young people on current issues through workshops and youth forums.
You Must Have:
- Ability to develop positive relationships with young people.
- Ability to work as part of a team and maintain good working relationships.
- Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills.
- A positive ‘can do’ attitude, always looking for solutions to problems or issues.
- Enthusiastic and self-motivated.
- Excellent communication and inter-personal skills.
You would ideally have, but not vital:
- Minimum Level 1 in Football Coaching.
- A recognised Youth Work Qualification.
- Proven track record of working with hard-to-reach young people.
- Understanding of and a commitment to health & safety, equal opportunities and data protection policies and procedures.
- Understand the importance of and deliver best practice when working with hard-to-reach young people.
- A full driving licence and access to a vehicle.
- A flexible approach to work and be able to work unsociable hours (including some evenings and weekends).
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.
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 a sessional coach please download an application form and a copy of the full job profile located on this page.
- Please send a fully completed application form and application form to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Karen Stephanou, 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 Karen Stephanou at email@example.com