Job Vacancy – Youth Engagement Officer

Accrington Stanley Community Trust is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated individual to the full time role of Youth Engagement Officer.

Job Description

Title: Youth Engagement Officer

Salary: £15,000 (Plus pension scheme, expenses and bonuses)

Contract Type: Full time – Permanent

Holidays: 28 days’ annual leave including all English Bank Holidays.

Reporting to: NCS Programme Manager

Location: Accrington Stanley Community Trust Offices

Hours: 37.5 Hours per week

Closing Date: Friday 23rd March 2018

Job Summary (The main purpose of the job)

Accrington Stanley Community Trust is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated individual to the full time role of Youth Engagement Officer.

The main part of the role will be assisting with the recruitment and successful delivery of the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme working closely with the NCS Manager.  NCS is a programme for 16 and 17 year olds that will promote:

  • A more cohesive society by mixing participants of different backgrounds
  • A more responsible society by supporting the transition into adulthood for young people
  • A more engaged society by enabling young people to work together to create social action projects in their local communities

The key role of the post is to market NCS to local young people, recruit and retain participants on the programme. The post will also work closely with our NCS Officer to plan, organise and deliver the induction week, residential trips, planning week and prepare the groundwork for a successful final week social action project.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the administrative and all monitoring aspects of the programme in conjunction with the NCS Programme Manager. The role will also require delivery of sports coaching sessions in the Community as well as other projects the Trust delivers.

There is a minimum requirement for the holder to have a full valid UK driving licence with business insurance. Applicants will need to have a flexible approach to work and be able to work some evenings and weekends.  You will also be required to work on a number of NCS outdoor pursuit’s residentials each year.

An ideal candidate will have;

  • A driving licence and access to a vehicle.
  • Graduate or Graduate Calibre.
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills.
  • Experience of working on youth intervention projects.
  • A good understanding of the East Lancashire community.
  • A broad knowledge of barriers that service users may face and strategies to address where appropriate.
  • A 1st4Sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football or other sports.

To apply for this role please send a cover letter and CV to

Closing Date: Friday 23rd March 2018

Interview Date: Wednesday 28th March 2018.

*Please note only candidates selected for interview will be notified.

Accrington Stanley Community Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and employees to share this commitment. This role involves work with young people and is subject to Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks. Clearance through The FA CRB system is required. As such this post is exempt for the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the applicant must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions. Two references will also be required. Applicants will, in addition be expected to undertake training appropriate to the role.