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Champions Family Mentor

Burnley FC in the Community

We are Burnley FC in the Community (BFCitC); the award-winning, official charity of Burnley Football Club. We believe in the immense power of our football club to transform people’s lives for the better.

9 May 2024
Contract - Fixed Term
Closing date
29 May 2024

The Role

The Champions Family Mentor works to develop professional and supportive relationships with young people and engage them through session delivery and through long-term mentoring. The role aims to provide a programme of early intervention, mentoring and support for identified young people to guide them away from negative behaviour and its associated outcomes, supporting their families through this work.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work with individuals and/or groups from a range of backgrounds.
  • Mentor young people on a one-to-one basis through session delivery in community settings including Schools through our ‘Champions’ programme initiatives.
  • Support the families of young people working on the Champions programme.
  • Build positive and trusting relationships with young people to ensure consistency and long-term engagement.
  • Conduct interventions and activities with families, identifying their needs and tailoring activity to support them, whilst managing risk.
  • Keep accurate files and records and produce output evidence.
  • To be accountable for achieving agreed outcomes, output and personal/team targets.
  • To record all programme information on the Salesforce monitoring system.
  • To attend workshops and conferences as appropriate.
  • 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.
  • To be able to work flexible hours where the role of the job requires.
  • To work towards agreed objectives.
  • Comply with all Charity policies.
  • Promote the Burnley FC in the Community brand and ethos in a professional, strong, and positive manner.
  • Work alongside other team members to support in other areas of the organisation as and when required to promote best practice.
  • Hold a commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace.
  • Willingness to attend training courses to enhance own professional development.
  • Always demonstrate the Charity’s values.

This job description is issued as a guideline to assist you in your duties and is not exhaustive. You may, on occasions, be required to undertake additional or other duties within the context of this job description.

Essential Qualifications, Experience & Skills

  • Mentoring, Counselling or Youth Work qualification(s) at L3 or above.
  • You will require a full, valid UK driving licence and access to a suitable vehicle.
  • Experience of mentoring individuals over long periods of time.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable young people within a youth work, education or custodial environment.
  • An ability to motivate, inspire and mentor people towards achieving their goals.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • 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.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please click ‘Apply Now’ to begin the online application

Applications close on 29th May 2024

Safeguarding Statement

Burnley FC in the Community are committed to safeguarding children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS), which will be paid for by the Charity.

Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online safeguarding search will also be carried out by a member of our HR or Safeguarding Team for all shortlisted candidates. The post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.

Additional Information

Contract - Fixed Term
Job Type
Salary information
£24,000 - 26,000

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