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Vacancy: Youth Engagement Officer

Updated: Nov 14, 2023



AFC Fylde Community Foundation have an exciting opportunity for a Youth Engagement Officer to join our successful and growing team.


The Youth Engagement Officer will lead the effective recruitment of participants onto youth engagement programmes and take lead on the delivery of the provision.


The role will be responsible for the development and delivery of the Foundation’s Fylde Focus programme, which supports young people aged 15-18 years who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) to find positive outcomes.


Additionally, the role will provide key support to wider youth engagement offers such as NCS and our Detached Youth Work Service in partnership with Lancashire County Council, working with the wider team to ensure that our programmes are relevant, needs led and engaging for the target audience.


Job Title: Youth Engagement Officer


Territory Area: Fylde Borough

Reports To: Employability and Skills Manager


Hours: 40 hours per week including evening and weekends


Salary: £21,000 - £23,000 per annum (dependant on experience)


Length of Contract: Fixed term until 31st March 2025

Location: Various locations across the Fylde borough.


You will

  • Work with individuals and groups of young people aged 15-18 years old to improve their skills and employability.

  • Mentor the young people with signposting to other agencies and provide wrap around support where required.

  • Manage the day-to-day operations with partners such as Jobcentre Plus to identify and work with young people who are NEET or involved in, or at significant risk of involvement in offending behaviour.

  • Plan and deliver a range of activities and workshops to engage young people and support a positive change in behaviour.

  • Conduct 1:1 interventions and group activities with young people, identifying their needs and tailoring activity to support them whilst managing risk.

  • Support the delivery of other youth intervention projects including NCS and Detached Youth Work Service.

  • Collect the required monitoring information and ensure it is recorded accurately on the VIEWS on-line monitoring and evaluation system.

  • Ensure all activities are correctly monitored with the appropriate risk assessments and health and safety procedures put in place.

  • Be a flexible member of the AFC Fylde Community Foundation team and when requested assist in the delivery of other projects and activities including evenings and weekends.


Health and safety

  • Fully endorse, demonstrate and carry out the Foundation’s health and safety policy.

  • Comply with all group policies and statutory regulations relating to health and safety, safe working practices, hygiene, cleanliness, fire and COSHH. This will include your awareness of any specific hazards in your work place, and assist if required with the amending of risk assessments periodically.

  • Have a full knowledge of procedures for evacuation with regard to fire.

  • Identify and report maintenance requirements or hazards within the workplace and encourage any workforce to do the same to avoid injury.


Safeguarding

  • The Foundation is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment.

  • The employee must act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are in their care or attending the group’s premises. The employee must report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the Foundation Director.


General

  • Cooperate fully with colleagues and be flexible when assisting them in response to business needs of the Foundation.

  • Ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relations amongst employees and customers.

  • The above job description is not intended to be exhaustive, the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the group.


Benefits:

· Company pension scheme

· 25 days annual leave plus public bank holidays

· Company laptop and mobile phone

· Access to charity worker discounts

· Staff Uniform

· Free onsite parking



To apply for the position please send your CV and Cover Letter to community@afcfylde.co.uk or by post to Wesley Partington, Foundation Director, AFC Fylde Community Foundation, Fylde Sports and Education Centre, Coronation Way, Wesham, PR4 3JZ.


Closing date: Monday 27th November

Interview date: W/C 4th December


AFC Fylde Community Foundation is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


The Foundation is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk involved in its activities and events. The Foundation recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of these vulnerable groups by a commitment to procedures to protect them. The Foundation expects all staff and volunteers to fully support and promote these commitments.


The full Job Description can be found below.


Youth Engagement Officer JD PS
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