Job opportunity: Youth Engagement and Development Worker

28 Sep 2021 / News

Do you have experience or a passion in working with young people aged 16-25 to train them up as volunteers? Do you have experience of working on crime intervention programmes?  If so, we really want to hear from you. 

We are looking for a Youth Engagement and Development Worker to join our team at Football Unites, Racism Divides.

The role is to help young people who are currently at risk of criminal exploitation to find a route into doing something productive towards employment, education or training, teach them the basic life skills required to live independently and help them resolve some of the issues that brought them into a life of criminal activity.

You will work in partnership with relevant agencies to identify individuals in need of support. As well as utilising the support and experience of existing staff.

We are looking for someone who is robust and able to work with this often chaotic client group to help them address the issues in their lives and move forward onto independence.

This role is being offered on a part-time basis, working 10 hours per week until the end of March 2022. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups and expect all colleagues to share this commitment. 

Appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

To be considered for the role of Youth Engagement and Development Worker, you will be/have: 

  • Good understanding of young people’s needs and the impact of adverse childhood experiences.
  • Level 3 qualification or equivalent in a relevant subject such as youth work, health and social care.
  • Experience of working with young people on crime intervention programmes.
  • Empathy – The capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their point of view, that is, the ability to put yourself in another’s position.
  • Experience of working with young people as volunteers

The most important part of this role is to have a proactive approach and the confidence to support a diverse range of people. You will be able to balance your passion and commitment with good organisational skills, and the ability to maintain appropriate boundaries.

For further information and application form contact Mehrun Ahmed / Simon Hyacinth on 0114 2589601 and

The closing date is Monday 1st November 2021.