Department: Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust
Reporting to: Health and Wellbeing Project Manager
Hours: 30 hours per week
Salary: £24,000 FTE (Actual £18,000)
Location: Vicarage Road Stadium (plus other locations from time to time)
Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 Months)
Passport/Visa: Must be eligible to work in the UK
Closing Date: Sunday 3rd April 2022
Interview Date: Wednesday 20th April 2022
Our vision is to ‘improve lives, enhance communities’ and aim to ‘make a positive difference for all through sport, physical activity, and learning’. We have developed a strong track record of delivering high quality community-based initiatives and services.
Our work focuses on three priority areas: Health & Wellbeing, Learning & Skills, and Social Inclusion, alongside a core theme of work in Football and Sports Development. These are all underpinned by our promise to deliver accessible opportunities.
Summary of your role:
Do you have a person-centred approach and passionate about working with Young People and adults to help improve their mental and physical wellbeing?
Youth Link is a social prescribing programme for people aged 10-24 to help them improve their physical and mental wellbeing, through signposting them to local provisions.
You will be the recognised point of contact for Trusts’ Youth Link Programme and will provide support, guidance, and advice to young people and their parents signposting them to service to help to improve their mental and physical health.

You will be a team player who will work closely with the health and wellbeing team at the trust to help support people to improve their health and wellbeing
Your key responsibilities, but not limited to:
• Effectively manage all day-to-day activities of the service.
• Providing high quality ongoing support to young people with complex issues.
• Managing project stakeholders, referrals, and reporting lines.
• Development programme resources, building innovative content to make the biggest impact possible on the young person.
• Working with young people with Mild to moderate mental health issues to improve their mental wellbeing.
• Monitoring, evaluating and continuous improvement of service standards.
You Must Have:
• Experience of working with children or young people.
• A good understanding of the major issues facing young people today and the affect this may have on them.
• Experience and success in building relationships and working collaboratively with a range of partners.
• Experience of managing and overseeing matters of safeguarding including identification and reporting of child protection concerns, risk, and data management.
• An understanding of the Trust and Club’s commitment to safeguarding and equality, diversity, and inclusion.
• An ability to engage, motivate, inspire, and mentor people towards achieving their goals.
• A person-centred approach with the ability to build a rapport with young people quickly.
• A passion to make a difference to young people with complex needs.
• Be a positive role model.
• Excellent communication and inter-personal skills with a background in providing great customer care
• Ability to work calmly under pressure and meet deadlines.
• A positive ‘can do’ attitude, always looking for solutions to problems or issues.
You would ideally have, but not vital:
• Current Safeguarding and First Aid Qualification.
• Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practice.
• Mental Health First Aid Certificate.
• A sound knowledge of the common mental health issues affecting young people.
• Experience of project/event management and experience of report writing.
• An understanding of what services are available to support children and young people.
• Experience of working with children or young people with functional mental health problems.
• A flexible approach to work. You will be expected to work some evenings and weekends.
• Sensitive to the needs and issues of people trying to make behaviour changes.
• Demonstrable ability to work within recognised procedures which leave some room for initiative, including lone working.

What is in it for you?
• Chance to join an award-winning charity and work alongside colleagues who are determined to utilise the positive power of sport, physical activity and learning for social good.
• Friendly working environment
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Investors in People accreditation
• Opportunity to benefit from a range of training and development opportunities
• Free gym usage at our two Community Centres
• Flexible working environment
• 25 days of Annual Leave entitlement plus bank holiday’s
• Trust pension scheme

Our Commitment:

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI):

We are dedicated to fostering a diverse and dynamic working environment by building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


We provide a safe and secure environment for all. We believe Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & adults is everyone responsibility. Everyone in the organisation has a role to play, to ensure that Trust policies, procedures, and practices in regard to safeguarding are followed.
Application process:
1. If you would like to work at Watford FC’s Community Sports & Education Trust as the Youth Health and Wellbeing Officer download an application form and a copy of the full job profile located on the Watford FC Community Sport & Education Trust website via the following link:

2. Please send a fully completed application and equal opportunities form to [email protected] or by post to Trust Recruitment, Watford FC’s Community Sports & Education Trust, Vicarage Road Stadium, Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0ER. If you are invited for an interview, copies of all relevant qualifications, and a copy of your proof of right to work in the UK will be needed on the day.
3. If you require any further information or wish to discuss the opportunity, please contact [email protected]