Youth Engagement Officer

  • Southampton FC
  • Southampton, UK
  • 14 May, 2024
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Job Description

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Department: Saints Foundation

Hours: Part time, 15 hours a week (evenings & some weekend work, additional hours may be available)

Contract Type: Fixed Term (until 31st August 2025)

Level of Criminal Record Check Required: Enhanced with Children’s Barred List

Salary: £9,360 (FTE £23,400)

Saints Foundation is an independent charity aligned to Southampton Football Club. Harnessing the passion of the Club and its fans we aim to inspire, support and deliver positive change and equality of opportunity for young people and adults at risk across Southampton and surrounding areas.

What is the role?

You will be working as part of the Saints Foundation Premier League Kicks team to deliver positive activities including football sessions, workshops and mentoring projects across the city. We aim to use the power of the Southampton FC brand to work with 8–18-year old’s who are at risk of anti-social behaviour, youth violence and/or from high-need areas.

In this role, you will work with the Youth Engagement Coordinator to deliver engaging sessions within community hours and settings. This includes building a strong rapport with young people and partners in the community, managing risk and safeguarding and maintaining a positive environment. Moreover, you will help the coordinator with evaluating the impact of your work through effectively collecting and managing data.

You will also be safeguarding the welfare of young people, adults and vulnerable groups at all times whilst ensuring that any relationship with children and adults at risk is appropriate and any language and behaviours is of a suitable demeanour.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who has a genuine passion to assist young people to achieve their potential and improve their wellbeing and in doing so, working collectively to build a stronger, safer and more inclusive Southampton.

The ideal candidate will be able to work with colleagues and engage with participants from a range of diverse backgrounds. Furthermore, you will keep up to date with the current trends and challenges that young people in Southampton face.

Person specification

  • Experience of delivering to and building strong rapport with young people in community settings.

  • Experience of successfully delivering community-based sessions.

  • Understanding of the challenges that young people face.

  • Qualified or working towards a minimum UEFA C License (previously known as FA Level 2) or another sport and/or Level 2 Youth Work qualification.

  • Have excellent communication and organisation skills.

  • Have experience in leading a team of casual staff and volunteers.

  • Have experience working with young people.

What do you get in return?

  • Access to 1 free match ticket for every home league game.

  • Access to our staff Health & Wellbeing initiatives (Mental & Physical Health).

  • Discounted Southampton Football Club merchandise.

  • A flexible approach to working hours to include evening and weekend work.

  • 25 days’ holiday per year (FTE) excluding bank holidays plus your birthday off each year.

  • Contributory Pension Scheme.

  • Worldwide Travel Insurance for you and your family.

  • Learning & Development opportunities - supporting you to develop your potential and achieve in your career.

  • Free onsite parking.

  • Cycle to Work Scheme.

  • Collaborative & inclusive working culture.

How can I apply?

Very easy. Just click on the apply button below, enter your details and answer a quick pre-screening questionnaire, then attach your CV.

The closing date for applications is 28 May 2024.

*We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if a high volume of applicants are received.*