Arsenal in the Community is dedicated to improving the lives of our local community through the delivery of various programmes across sports, education, health and social inclusion.These programmes embrace a wide variety of community involvement and they are delivered and received with the same energy and commitment today as when they started in 1985..Arsenal FC believes that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch. We encourage applications from women, disabled and black, Asian and mixed-heritage candidates. We are committed to the principle of equal opportunity for applicants and employees and aim to appoint on merit from a diverse talent pool.
This role is for casual work as a community mentor supporting local young people either one to one or in small groups. The mentor will work across Social Inclusion programmes such as PL Kicks, PL Kicks Targeted, Divert, Chances and more.
Candidates will need to demonstrate an ability engage with young people from a variety of backgrounds and an ability develop strong professional relationships. The mentor will work with existing Arsenal in the Community participants or referrals from local services and empower them by developing a personal development plan and then supporting them to achieve their goals.
KEY RESPONSIBILITES - Including, But Not Limited To
Engage with young people through youth work and mentoring approaches to build positive relationships.
Develop trust with young people through regular scheduling regular sessions which are of interest to the individual.
Work with young people aged 8 to 18 who are either existing Arsenal in the Community participants or referrals from local partners such as the Youth Offending Service, Targeted Youth Support, Social Services and the Police.
Support young people to create a personal development plan which is appropriate needs.
Provide appropriate levels of support to young people working towards achieving their goals.
Work with the Social Inclusion team to further support young people and support them into the wider Arsenal in the Community programmes
Refer participants into local services where appropriate
Communicate achievements and challenges to the Social Inclusion team
Work with individuals and/or groups from a range of abilities, age ranges and varying backgrounds.
Maintain high standards of professional behaviour towards colleagues, participants with whom we engage and the wider public when working for and wearing Arsenal kit.
Attend regular professional development days as set by Arsenal in the Community in order to continue own personal development.
Undertake administrative tasks related to the sessions including updating registers, consent forms, risk assessment, incident and accident forms.
Undertake other duties as required to ensure efficient delivery of Arsenal in the Community sessions.
To undertake relevant training courses as requested by Arsenal in the Community.
Adhere to all Arsenal in the Community policies and procedures such as those relating to Safeguarding, Health and Safety and emergency procedures and including those of venues where you may be based.
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
Experience of working young people one to one and small groups.
Experience of working with young people who may be more vulnerable to youth violence due to factors such as school exclusions or involvement in the criminal justice system.
Possess qualifications in either mentoring, youth work or other relevant professions relating to supporting young people.
Valid, up to date certifications in First Aid and Safeguarding Children.
Be reliable and proactive.
A confident and effective communicator.
Be flexible and adaptable.
Be comfortable in an outreach setting (estates, parks and other community environments)
Have knowledge and experience of (or be willing to develop) working in community settings.
Knowledge and understanding of appropriate Safeguarding, Health and Safety and emergency practices.
Committed to own professional development.
An appreciation for the potential impact of football on the lives of young people in terms of social outcomes.
Experience of working in Pupil Referral Unit's or Young Offenders Institutes
An understanding of how trauma can impact a young person's development
Strong ICT skills including MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Please note successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check.
All candidates must have the right to work in the UK and any work is subject to the return of satisfactory references.
Arsenal FC believes that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch. We encourage applications from women, disabled and black, Asian and mixed-heritage candidates. We are committed to the principle of equal opportunity for applicants and employees and aim to appoint on merit from a diverse talent pool.
Closing Date: 13/04/2022