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Wigan Athletic FC

Wigan Athletic FC

Community Support Worker


Role Type



Posting Date

Dec 28, 2022

Role description

Wigan Athletic Community Trust is recruiting a community support worker to work with young people in the Skelmersdale area across two evenings per week. The successful candidate will groups of participants referred onto programmes as well as do outreach to engage those who need the support. 
Initially on a 6-hour per week contract, the successful candidate will gain experience of youth work and help positively change the lives of the young people in Wigan. 
You will work with colleagues to deliver activities tailored to support young people to achieve positive outcomes and will measure these to prove the success of the project. 
Salary: £12 per hour (6 hours per week with opportunity to do more)
Type of contract: Fixed term until March 2024
You will:
Do outreach and detached youth work in the heart of communities within Skelmersdale, engaging young people and signposting to positive activities
Engage young people in a relaxed and friendly manner across two evenings per week 
Work with individuals and groups of young people aged 8-17 years old to achieve outcomes for participants
Support young people and signpost to other relevant colleagues/partners where applicable
Deliver activities to small groups of young people and individuals where appropriate
Monitor activities in-line with funders requirements including weekly registers and evaluation forms completion
The successful candidate will have:
A clear passion to enhance life chances of young people
A will to work with hard to reach young people in a youth work setting to achieve successful outcomes
Experience of working alongside others to achieve positive results for young people
Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills 
To apply for the position please email for an application form and complete the form detailing how you meet the criteria for the role. Please return your completed application to or by post to HR, Wigan Athletic, DW Stadium, Loire Drive, Wigan, WN5 0UZ.
Closing date: Thursday 5th January 2023
Wigan Athletic Community Trust is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
The trust is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk involved in its activities and events. The trust recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of these vulnerable groups by a commitment to procedures to protect them. The trust expects all staff and volunteers to fully support and promote these commitments

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