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Support Worker (Service Support)

Everton in the Community

Everton in the Community is one of the UK's top sporting charities and firmly established on the world stage of community sports development.

23 Jun 2022
Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

We are a football club with a desire to be the best and are always looking for talented people to join our Everton Family.

Everton is a workplace people crave to join, where extraordinary talented people belong, thrive and deliver the remarkable.

Who are we: We are Everton in the Community one of the UK`s top sporting charities and firmly established on the world stage of community sports development. We are considered one of the Premier League`s leading community schemes due to the quality and reach of its various programmes.    

Since 1988, Everton in the Community has been at the forefront of social intervention across Merseyside, not afraid to tackle issues which others shied away from. We use the power of sport to motivate, educate and inspire people in our local communities to improve their life chances. If you would like to be part of a fantastic team, that really strives to make a difference in thousands of lives, then please get in touch today to find out more about our careers.       

About the opportunity: We are looking for an individual to join our expanding Everton in the Community Team as our new Everton Cares Coordinator, delivering our ‘Everton Cares’ programme across the Liverpool City Region.

The focus of the programme is to support those who are clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) in various groups of people across Liverpool City Region. The programme is in collaboration with Edge Hill University and Everton in the Community’s GP, local hospitals, and specialist voluntary organisations.

The five aspects of the programme will include 1) Raising awareness 2) Completing Health Checks 3) Delivery of a social inclusion & Physical Activity Programme 4) Encouraging Peer to peer support 5) Monitoring and evaluation.

Other key responsibilities will include: 

  • Designing, coordinating, and delivering an engaging health and wellbeing programme targeting people who are CEV or have long-term health conditions, including those residing in care homes.
  • Effectively engage people who are CEV or have long-term health conditions in ways that encourage their participation on EitC’s existing health & wellbeing programmes.
  • Liaising with Everton in the Community’s existing health and wellbeing programmes to improve our participant’s quality of life and improve their mental health.
  • Effectively raising awareness of ‘Everton Cares’ across the Liverpool City Region to encourage improved health & wellbeing and attendance at health check events amongst those who are CEV.
  • Coordination and delivery of screening events on match days and non-match days to maximise uptake and to work closely with various partners and stakeholders to ensure a seamless process with screening and follow-up for participants.
  • To effectively monitor and evaluate the Everton Cares programme with support from a research team from Edge Hill University.

Who we are looking for:  Essentially we are looking for an individual who has knowledge of CEV, including the associated health conditions, risk factors and long-term health complications.

Our successful post holder will understand the importance of taking a holistic approach and providing patient-centred support.

You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills to build relationships with existing staff members, participants, and key external partners.

Other key Knowledge and Skills will include: 

  • Educated to a degree level in a health-related subject.
  • If appropriate to degree, must hold appropriate registration to a professional body.
  • Experience of delivering social inclusion, physical activity, and educational activities to hard-to-reach groups.
  • Experience of working with people who are experiencing poor mental health.
  • Experience of conducting health checks for blood pressure and knowledge of clinical guidelines for diagnosing and NHS funded intervention programmes.
  • Experience of monitoring and evaluating community-based programmes using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Experience of coordinating engagement events, with adults and communities.

Everton Family Safer Recruitment Practices

  The Everton Family is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

  As a requirement of our safer recruitment practices, this role will require an Enhanced DBS check or evidence that you are subscribed to the DBS Update Service information. 

This role is subject to both evidence and verification of relevant qualifications including proof of eligibility to work in the UK which will be discussed with you if your application is successful.  

  The Everton Family is committed to equal opportunities and is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We provide a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process; we accept all job applications in a variety of formats.

How to apply

Please click "Apply Now” to begin the online application process before the 29th of June 2022.

Additional Information

Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Job Type
Fitness & Recreation
Health & Fitness
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