1. Job Title Neighbourhood Sport andYouth Engagement Officer
Location You will be required to undertake travel as necessary to fulfil your job requirements and to the satisfaction of BRCT. Delivery will be within the borough boundaries of Blackburn with Darwen. Ad-hoc
meetings/training maytake place at Ewood Park.
Responsible To Neighbourhood Youth Manager (as well as BRCT’s Executive Management Team)
Responsible For Level 1 coaches will support other part-time/casual coaches / youth workers
2. Overall purpose of the Job This role will involve working within the local community (predominantly under 18s) of Blackburn with Darwen to deliver sports and youth engagement provision. The post holder will support a comprehensive, varied, fun sports and engagement timetable targeting a variety of age groups.
The role requires an individual with experience working in a
community sports/youth club setting and a good knowledge of the
type of young people targeted. A youth worker sports delivery
background would strengthen the application.
. Duties and Responsibilities To be responsible for the following:
To support the development and delivery of a varied timetable of
sports and engagement provision/opportunities across BwD
neighbourhoods. Plan and deliver quality holiday provision covering wide areas of Blackburn with Darwen.
Be prepared to undertake sport/engagement delivery across the
neighbourhood provision footprint.
To work out key logistics to allow staff to run sessions. E.g.
provide registers, kitbags, keys to staff delivering evening
To liaise directly withkey BRCT staff who sub-contract/deliver
projects across the neighbourhood offer.
To offer support to help the timetable develop to provide
To help embed a positive culture across all delivery.
Support the management of all sports facilities and equipment
usage across the neighbourhoods.
Market the football club to these communities.
To monitor and evaluate your own deliveryand support/monitor other
casual staff to ensure they do the same.
Support with the mentoring of casual staff
Update and maintain data records for all reporting purposes
4. General To at all times represent Blackburn Rovers Football Club and Blackburn Rovers Community Trust in a professional manner regarding to dress, presentation, personal hygiene, attitude, conduct and professionalism.
5. Demonstrable Experience:
Creating and delivering a variety of sports/youth sessions in a
community setting, often with disaffected hard-to-reach young
people. Experience supporting or developing a programme of
activities.Experience working with similar demographics to the people
within the borough of Blackburn; particularly with those of a BAME background.
An in-depth knowledge of sport/youth workincluding untraditional activities to target a wide range of young people. Understanding of local geographical demographics, inter-faith relations and the
barriers and/or challenges minority groups face in our
society. Understanding of youth work values and principles and how
these are implemented into practice.
Actively keeps up to date with Children and Young people policy
and best practice. Understanding of the issues that impact on the lives of young people and a track record in delivering innovative and exciting youth work opportunities that contribute outcomes.
Knowledge and understanding of Working Together to Safeguard
Children & Young People. Ability to work in accordance with
national, local and organisational Child Protection and Safeguarding
policies and procedures. Ability to identify and appropriately respond to cases of potential or actual child abuse.
Skills; Must have relevant experience of working with children/young
adults (8-19). This will include coaching, teaching, or mentoring
within a young adult environment. Must have a ‘can do’ attitude.
Must be proactive.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
To have a pleasant and approachable demeanour. The ability to work with the minimum of supervision. Ability to adhere to and maintain
effective relationships with young people, parents, carers and other
colleagues within appropriate professional boundaries.
The ability to work as part of a team, demonstrating a
willingness and ability to perform all functions required of team
members. Excellent people skills with the ability to motivate and inspire individuals and organisations.
Maintain a level of flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced
environment. Highly organised with the ability to prioritise.
A creative thinker with the ability to see new opportunities.
A confident and conscientious approach to work.
Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of children
(evenings, weekends, residentials)
Qualifications: A 1st4Sport Level 2 Coaching
and/or Youth WorkLevel 2 Qualification or be working towards