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Project Officer (Young People)

  • Location: London
  • Organisation: Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust
  • Salary: £25,000 per annum
  • Contract: Full time till March 2024
  • Closing Date: 07 March 2021 | Coaching & Sports Development

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:

Are you a focused and motivated team player looking to lead on a new Social Inclusion initiative based in Harrow?
Your main focus will be to develop, deliver, and coordinate the ‘Chances Programme’ to support young people aged 8-17 years old at risk of offending and creating mechanisms for preventing youth violence.

You will build a project aimed to improve physical literacy, increase school attendance, lower NEET status, and reduce offending and re-offending.

You will be required to teach within school settings, alongside activating the mentoring programme.

Your key responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • Delivering both sport-based and personal development sessions, providing a high quality experience, with an inclusive approach in school and during community hours and weekends;
  • Developing trust and engaging with young people, and being seen as a positive role model, a go-to person;
  • Building strong and positive relationships with a range of key stakeholders;
  • Engaging with 100 to 140 young people aged between 8-17 years old, who meet the programme criteria;
  • Being the direct point of contact for partners on all matters relating to the programme including: teaching, technical and administrative;
  • Managing and overseeing the recruitment and selection process of all young people;
  • Planning and delivering a school focused programme to raise young peoples’ educational achievements and physical activity;
  • Referring into the Trust’s PL Kicks programme via the PL Kicks Manager;
  • Writing reports to include data statistics, impact and case studies.

What's in it for you?

  • Opportunity 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;
  • Ability to benefit from a range of training and development opportunities;
  • Free gym usage at our two Community Centres;
  • Flexible working environment;
  • 25 days of Annual Leave entitlement plus bank holidays;
  • Great Trust pension scheme. 

Equal 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.

Application process:

  1. If you would like to work at Watford FC CSE Trust as the Project Officer (Young People) download an application form and a copy of the full job profile. 
  2. Please send a fully completed application form, cover letter detailing why you would be suitable for the role (Only send CV’s if there is additional information that’s not in your application form) via email to or by post to Stephen McCarthy – Business Support Officer, Watford FC’s Community Sports & Education Trust, Vicarage Road Stadium, Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0ER by midnight on Sunday 7 February 2021. 
  3. 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.
  4. If you require any further information or wish to discuss the opportunity, please contact Steve Williams, Head of Facilities & Inclusion via email

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