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 passionate team player who wants to make a positive difference to the mental wellbeing of young people through sport and education?
The Mental Health Project Officer will lead a three-year Comic Relief funded, Mental Health project across Watford, Hemel Hempstead and Borehamwood. The project supports young people with mild to moderate mental health issues through an exciting, innovative programme of sport and physical activity underpinned by therapeutic practice.
Your key responsibilities, but not limited to:
Project management and strategic leadership
Providing high quality sport, physical activity, and therapeutic delivery in a group setting
Managing project stakeholder, partner organisation and funding partners
Development programme resources, building innovative content in relation to the link between mental health and physical activity
Managing a team of delivery staff
Working with young people with Mild to moderate mental health issues to improve their mental wellbeing
Monitoring, evaluating and continuous improvement of service standards
You will have:
Master’s degree in related subject (psychology)
A sound knowledge of the common mental health issues affecting young people and their link with physical activity
A sound an understanding of therapeutic practices utilised for individuals experiencing a mental health issue
At least one years’ experience of working with children or young people with functional mental health problems.
At least one years’ experience of managing or supervising team of staff or volunteers
An ability to engage, motivate, inspire and mentor people towards achieving their goals.
Experience and success in building relationships and working collaboratively with a range of partners.
Experience managing a project budget
What is in it for you?
Chance 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.
Opportunity 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 holiday’s
Great Trust pension scheme
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.