Middlesbrough FC

Middlesbrough FC

Targeted Youth Worker (MFC Foundation)


Role Type



Posting Date

May 25, 2022

Role description

(Full Time, Fixed Term Contract until 31 August 2023)
Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation (MFCF) is the clubs independent charity of MFC established in 1996 by club Chairperson, Steve Gibson. The Foundation uses the power of the MFC brand to engage with the community to provide opportunities for disadvantaged young people and adults to maximise their potential to achieve.
Working closely with the Targeted Youth Work Coordinator and within the Social Inclusion Department, you will deliver tailored one-to-one mentoring with young people referred into MFCF from local statutory partners. The role is adaptive to the needs of young people and partners, offering a wide range of support from mentoring to sport and physical activity.
MFCFs targeted youth work is a growing department, providing support to young people at critical moments of their life to provide them with support and diversionary activities. The programmes delivered include transitional support during school and working with local statutory partners to support young people most at risk of youth violence.

Implement early and responsive intervention based on the needs of the young person and adapting as appropriate
Working closely with referral partners such as schools and organisations who specialise in such issues concerning exploitation, offending and vulnerability to ensure that referrals are suitable and information is disseminated in a timely manner.
Lead on regular data collection, monitoring, review and evaluation of all delivery, providing reports within specific deadlines
Create and deliver a dedicated non-curricular scheme of learning
Efficiently administer the management of caseloads, new referrals and withdrawal plans
Be responsible for collating and maintaining individualised personal portfolios for all caseloads in line with safeguarding and GDPR procedures
Build trusted and reliable relationships as a role model for young people and vulnerable service users
Consult with the appropriate officers to ensure safeguarding and health and safety compliance
Work with other projects and teams to ensure a coordinated approach
Develop and maintain effective and positive relationships with key stakeholders and to identify new opportunities for MFCF
Occasional delivery and facilitation of evening provision in the local community through Premier Leagues Kicks and targeted transitional work
Actively promote equality, diversity and inclusion and positively promote change across the charity


Have experience and/or an understanding of basic youth work practices, including but not limited to, detached, mobile and centre based youth work and hold a youth work qualification
Be experienced in delivering educational workshops and sports provision within disadvantaged communities, together with experience of one-to-one mentoring and advocacy
Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to adapt communication methods to best engage within a variety of settings
Have an understanding of young people with an identified educational need during transition
Be flexible working in accordance with the requirements of the service which will include working at least two evenings per week
Have a passion for improving the ability, opportunity and dignity of disadvantaged young people and under-represented groups or individuals in our communities.
Be able to work independently and supervise and motivate participants
Be able to demonstrate good IT skills, with knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and databases
Possess a high regard and knowledge of good safeguarding practices which considers the diverse needs of young people
Possess a full driving licence with ability to work/visit a variety of locations other than immediate work place on a regular basis

This post falls within the scope of regulated activity and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure Barring Service (formerly CRB) check and are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exemptions) Act 1975.
Closing date for applications: 5 June 2022
MFCF is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
MFC is also committed to the safeguarding of vulnerable groups

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