Targeted Youth Worker

  • Employer Burnley Football Club in the Community
  • Town / City Burnley
  • Job Type Part-time
  • Salary Competitive
  • Closing Date 17/09/2021
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Job vacancy: Targeted Youth Worker
Remuneration + benefits: £Competitive

28 days holidays (including bank holidays) pro rata

Long service holidays

Free parking

Subsidised gym membership

Contract type: Part time

15 hours per week – flexible

Location: Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way, Burnley, BB10 4BX
Closing date: Friday 17th September @ 9am

Should an adequate number of applications be received prior to the closing date, Burnley FC reserve right to remove this advert.


Burnley FC in the Community (BFCitC) is the award-winning, official charity of Burnley Football Club.

We work hard every day to deliver our mission to inspire, support and deliver change to communities across Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, the Ribble Valley and West Yorkshire.

We work with over 70 local, regional and national partners in four key areas: Football Development, Education and Employability, Community Welfare and Inclusion and Community Facilities. Our highly skilled, dynamic and passionate team now deliver over 50 community projects that touch the lives of a huge spectrum of people in and around Burnley. From children and young people right through to senior citizens.

Day-by-day the outreach of our work is growing and along with our brand-new state of the art leisure facility – Leisure Box, Whitehough Outdoor Activity Centre and UCFB at Turf Moor; truly exciting things are happening at Burnley FC in the Community.

We believe in the immense power of our football club to transform people’s lives for the better. We believe Burnley and Pendle is a special place – a home to extraordinary people like you. Come and be part of our story!

We are now looking to recruit to the role of Targeted Youth Worker.

With a Mentoring, Counselling or Youth Work qualification(s) at Level 3 or above, the successful applicant will have experience of working with children and young people and will have the ability to monitor, evaluate and assess project performance.

Reporting to Youth Services Manager, the Targeted Youth Worker will be expected to:

  • Develop and deliver sessions with children and young people which supports them to address violent or negative behaviour at home or in the community.
  • Work in partnership with statutory services including the Police and Child and Youth Justice Service to agree approaches to support the child or young person, and feed into statutory meetings, such as CP meetings, as required.
  • Mentor young people on a one to one basis.
  • Lead activities to engage young people in group settings.
  • Work with individuals and/or groups from a range of backgrounds.
  • Work in an environment where safeguarding is embedded in your work.
  • Undertake any other duties appropriate to this role.
  • To be able to work flexible and unsociable hours where the role of the job requires.
  • To work towards agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Comply with all Charity policies.
  • Promote the Burnley Football Club in the Community and Burnley Football Club brand and ethos in a professional, strong and positive manner.
  • To understand and implement the Charity’s Safeguarding policy, procedures, and best practice guidelines in your role. To use this understanding to ensure safe working practices, appropriate reporting of concerns and contribute positively to a safe environment.
  • Work alongside other team members to support in other areas of the organisation as and when required to promote best practice.
  • A commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace and a willingness to undertake all relevant equality and diversity training.

An ideal candidate will have;


  • Mentoring, Counselling or Youth Work qualification(s) at L3 or above.
  • Full and valid UK driving licence and access to a suitable vehicle.
  • Experience of mentoring individuals over long periods of time.
  • Experience of working with children and young people who have shown negative or offending behaviours.
  • An understanding of risk factors connected with offending behaviour.
  • An ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with a range of partners.
  • Knowledge and experience of safeguarding requirements when working with young people and vulnerable adults.
  • Ability to monitor, evaluate and assess project performance.
  • Excellent IT skills including intermediate abilities in all MS Office programmes.
  • Time management skills to be able to plan and regulate workload including the ability to prioritise demands and thrive under pressure.
  • An ability to motivate, inspire and mentor people towards achieving their goals.


  • Educated to degree level, or relevant comparable experience.
  • Youth Offending Service / Youth Justice or similar working background.

Applicants will need to have a flexible approach to work and be able to work evenings, weekends and match days as required.

Please apply by downloading and completing the job application form which can be found on Burnley FC in the Community website – Careers and Opportunities. Burnley FC in the Community no longer accept CV’s.



TELEPHONE:  01282 446800


Burnley FC in the Community is committed to safeguarding children and young people and is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS) which will be paid for by the employer.

*Please note that due to the number of applications we receive, only candidates selected for interview will be notified.

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