YOUTH ENGAGEMENT OFFICER
(Full Time, Fixed Term Contract 1 Year)
Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation (MFCF) is the Club’s independent charity of MFC established in 1996 by Club Chairperson, Steve Gibson. The Foundation uses the power of the MFC brand to engage with the community to provide opportunities for disadvantaged young people and adults to maximise their potential to achieve.
The role will contribute to the delivery of our strategy on our core themes of education and employability, health and wellbeing and social inclusion. This will be through Premier League Charitable Fund (PLCF) and EFL Trust programmes as well as Foundation and Club partnership programmes related to youth engagement, disability, and inclusion.
This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a growing and passionate team within an award-winning charity. In this role you will use the influence of sport to deliver positive change in the lives and behaviours of under-represented or vulnerable groups and individuals within the local community. You will impact our communities and help create a more inclusive, welcoming and supportive environment for all.
- Plan, deliver and evaluate a range of sessions and activities that contribute to our Social Inclusion strategic theme.
- Support the Youth Engagement Coordinator to design and adapt the content of delivery to meet the needs of target groups for our social inclusion offer.
- Deliver group activity and workshops related to social inclusion, such as anti-social behaviour, knife crime, disability inclusion etc.
- Deliver on wider Foundation programmes, such as but not limited to, Move and Learn, Premier League Primary Stars, Premier League Inspires and targeted youth.
- Support relevant training and development opportunities to upskill staff on disability inclusion.
- Contribute to engaging social media content with the support of the Media Officer.
- Be committed to researching, applying and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion across the charity including demonstrating a strong commitment to inclusive activities and engagements to ensure equal opportunities for all. Promote change and positively challenge discrimination.
- Be able to demonstrate experience and/or understanding of social inclusion.
- Have proven experience in delivering sports, physical activities, and workshops related to social inclusion.
- Be flexible, working in accordance with the requirements of the service.
- Have a strong ability to communicate well with a range of participants, including those currently inactive.
- Have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
- Have good verbal and written communication with both young people and adults.
- Be proficient with IT skills and have working knowledge of Microsoft Word, spreadsheets, and databases.
- Hold a full driving licence with ability to work/visit a variety of locations other than immediate workplace on a regular basis.
- Have knowledge and experience working with people who have disabilities.
- Hold a Level 1 sports coaching qualification from a recognised NGB (and willingness to develop).
- Have a Mental health first aid qualification.
- Have an Emergency First Aid qualification.
This post falls within the scope of ‘regulated activity’ and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) check and are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exemptions) Act 1975.
CLOSING DATE: 13th October 2023
INTERVIEWS: W/C 6th November 2023
Owing to the high volume of applications expected, if we have not contacted you within two-weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted for interview.
The Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
The Foundation is also committed to the safeguarding of vulnerable groups.