Plymouth Argyle - Engagement Officer

ARGYLE Community Trust is looking to recruit an Engagement Officer. The position is based within the Trust's Social Inclusion team and will require the post holder to undertake a number of projects within this remit, including working on the Premier League Kicks programme, EFL Trust's prison intervention programme, Prince's Trust projects and schools and estate based projects.

As part of the Social Inclusion team at Argyle Community Trust, the engagement officer will be responsible for the delivery and recruitment for numerous projects across the remit. Working across different projects, the successful applicant will be delivering on traineeships and other alternative education programmes, as well as working on Inclusion projects across Plymouth.

The main focus will be on recruitment, planning and delivery of alternative training programmes in a number of community settings. The post holder will be involved in improving the relationships between Argyle Community Trust and the partners of the projects involved. The successful candidate will work with individuals and groups to provide positive engagement into education and learning, and be a support mechanism through all courses. The candidate will be expected to work evenings, weekends, undertake residential elements and have an understanding of young people's needs. 

As a registered charity, the Trust works in close conjunction with Plymouth Argyle Football Club to help people across several sectors where sport has proven to be the ideal tool for creating lasting education and engagement with individuals.

The candidate must have a good understanding of Inclusion focused programmes and be able to engage proactively with the hardest to reach groups and inspire them to progress within their lives. A good understanding of local and national agendas is required and the post holder must be able to recruit participants for the programme, lead a number education and engagement programmes and deliver sports engagement programmes within the local community. An understanding of volunteering and organizing competitions and events is also required.

Experience of delivering to hard to reach groups, employment and education programmes and delivery in sports coaching in a wide range of settings, including youth centres, estates, sports centres and in varied community work for young people aged 7 - 19 years old is desirable. The Trust would also expect the candidate to have a number of other sports coaching qualifications and be computer literate.

The candidate must also understand the importance of monitoring and evaluation and be confident in ICT and data entry. This is a part of the role which will help develop the Trust's reports and feedback to its multiple partners.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Argyle Community Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all participants on our programmes and promotes robust policies to ensure that our staff and volunteers adhere to safe practices.

The post is full time and is offered on a 12-month fixed-term contract
Hours: 40 hours per week; evening and weekend work are a requirement of the post
Salary: £18,000

If you can meet the specifications and would like to become part of the Argyle Community Trust team, please send CV, covering letter and a completed application form to:

Daniel Hart
Social Inclusion Manager
Argyle Community Trust
Home Park
Closing Date: Friday, February 23, 2018