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:
‘Chances’ is a new programme aimed at improving school attendance, physical literacy and reducing the risk of young people becoming NEET.
The Trust’s social inclusion provision is designed to engage local 8-13 year olds to achieve potential and improve their well-being; working together to build stronger, safer and more inclusive communities.
Your key responsibilities, but not limited to:
- Offer free youth club sessions to young people aged 8- 11 who have low school attendance and low physical literacy.
- Deliver group and 1:1 session within a school setting.
- Deliver a summer holiday course for young people from deprived backgrounds, low-income families and low school attendance.
- Encourage involvement in social action projects to improve attendance and attainment.
- Create and maintain relationships with young people on the programme.
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:
- A degree in a relevant field/ or working towards one.
- A recognised Youth Work Qualification.
- In-Date Safeguarding and Emergency Aid Qualifications.
- 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.
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 youth worker 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