Be apart of our Team

The New Saints Community Foundation are looking for a talented and inspiring individual to join their team. You will be dynamic, forward thinking and always motivated to bring out the best in children and young people within a number of different community settings.

You will have youth and family work experience but also be confident in leading and assisting in sports activities where required:

Job Description:

  • assess the needs of young people during sessions, and plan and deliver programs with the support of thecommunity foundation officer/coordinator related to areas such as health, fitness, smoking, drugs, gangs, violence, relationships and bullying;
  • regularly monitor and review sessions with the community foundation coordinator
  • run arts-based activities, community activity sessions, outdoor education and sporting activities – particularly focused on increasing participation and activity levels in under-represented groups including girls; people with disabilities and ethnic minorities
  • Provide sport and art based activity sessions for young people and families in different settings, including outreach work 
  • mentor, coach and support individuals and encourage greater social inclusion;
  • work in partnership with professionals from other organizations that support young people such as social care, children’s services, health, police, education, youth offending teams and local authorities;
  • attend regular training and development opportunities to develop skills and maintain an up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding, health and safety and local policy developments;
  • undertake administrative tasks, maintain effective recording systems and respond to queries;
  • Assist in the cover of other activities the foundation runs such as holiday clubs, afterschool multi-sports and disability activities and sport

Person Specification

  • Hold relevant and up to date qualifications in both youth/families’ work, activity leadership and sports coaching (desirable)
  • DBS, safeguarding and first aid trained
  • Have at least 12-month experience within a similar role
  • Car driver
  • a strong commitment to children and young people and an understanding of the factors affecting their lives;
  • the ability to provide reliable support to young people in times of stress and act with integrity;
  • excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish good relationships with young people;
  • patience, tolerance and flexibility;
  • a sense of adventure and a willingness to try new things;
  • the ability to treat young people’s concerns with respect, tact and sensitivity, while being aware of the limits that are required by confidentiality and the boundaries that govern the youth/youth worker relationship;
  • a great deal of resilience.

Package

  • Uniform provided
  • Discounted staff meals
  • £10 per hour dependent on experience
  • 10 hours per week initially on a 12 month contract
  • Mileage expenses
  • 10% discount off our facilities including food, beverage and bowling