Employability Officer

Employability Officer

(Salary £20,000 – £28,000), Fixed Term Contract – Three Years

Do you want to make a positive difference to young peoples’ lives? Do you want to work for an organisation whose staff are passionate about improving lives and enhancing communities, through the power of sport and education? Are you an enthusiastic, motivated and committed individual with experience of working with young people/adults? If so then you may be the person we are looking for.

We are looking to recruit a full-time (40 hours per week) Project Officer whose role will be to plan, deliver, manage and evaluate the Premier League Works Programme. The Officer will support young people/adults aged 16 – 25 years, who are furthest from the job market into further training and employment, through developing their personal and social skills. The Officer will network with local agencies in the public, private and voluntary sectors to deliver positive outcomes for project participants. In addition, the successful person will help develop the Trusts alternative learning provision, whilst also supporting the Trusts wider community activities and events. This post presents an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and hard-working individual to join our team, based at Cedars Youth & Community Centre in Harrow.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • A teaching qualification or a degree/HND in youth work/community development.
  • At least two years’ experience of working with either young people or adults in an education/learning environment.
  • An ability to inspire, motivate, mentor and support people towards achieving their goals.
  • An ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with a range of partners.
  • Proficient IT skills.
  • Experience of project management.
  • Experience of working with budgets.
  • Experience of monitoring and evaluating community projects.
  • A full and valid UK Driving Licence, as well as access to a vehicle for work.

Applicants will need to have a flexible approach to work and be able to work some evenings and weekends. In return for your dedication to this role we will support and develop the successful candidate.

To request an application form and job profile please contact Sam Gillings on 01923 496352 or by email at sam.gillings@watfordfc.com Please then apply by sending your application form and a covering letter, outlining your suitability for the position by e-mail to Sam Gillings, or send by post to Sam Gillings, Trust Administrator, Watford FC’s Community Sports & Education Trust, Vicarage Road Stadium, Watford, Herts, WD18 0ER. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Closing Date: Friday 2nd December – 9am        Interview Date: Wednesday 7th December

 Watford FC’s Community Sports & Education Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The necessary Disclosure and Barring Service check will apply to this post.