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Wigan Athletic FC

Wigan Athletic FC

Inclusion Worker


Role Type



Posting Date

Dec 28, 2022

Role description

Wigan Athletic Community Trust is recruiting for the role of Inclusion Officer who will help to make a difference to the lives of young people in Wigan. The individual will help with co-ordination of the Premier League funded Kicks project as well as support the Trust’s Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme. This varied and exciting role will also support delivery and groups of participants across the High Schools and Community Development programme.  
The successful candidate will gain experience of youth work projects and help positively support young people in Wigan. 
Salary: £21,000 - £23,000
Type of contract: Fixed term for 12 months
You will:
Work alongside the Football and Sports Officer to plan and lead delivery at a HAF camp during school holidays
Recruit young people aged 8-18 to the Kicks weekly sessions, ensuring a high-quality offer which attracts and retains participants 
Identify and work with partners to ensure the PL Kicks project is well promoted and provides inclusive opportunities for all young people to attend
Provide regular internal and external competitions and events for young people to participate in
Work with other Football Club Charitable Organisations to arrange for players at the Kicks session to play against others from outside the Wigan borough
Support young people and signpost to other relevant colleagues/partners where applicable
Run health and lifestyle workshops for young people involved in Kicks and other Community Trust projects
Support the delivery of youth intervention projects and work with colleagues to ensure high standards are met
Monitor activities in-line with funders requirements including weekly registers and evaluation forms completion.
The successful candidate will have:
Excellent planning and organisational skills
Interpersonal skills to build relationships with professionals and participants
A clear passion to enhance life chances of young people
A will to work with hard to reach young people to achieve successful outcomes
Experience of project co-ordination to achieve positive results 
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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