Youth Engagement Officer

Contract Type: 
Full time
Application deadline: 
Friday, 6 August, 2021 - 17:00
Salary Scale
Per Annum
Foundation of Light

Youth Engagement Officer (35 hours)

Foundation of Light, the registered charity of Sunderland Football Club, aims to involve, educate and inspire people of all ages from Sunderland, South Tyneside and Durham to improve their life chances, using football as the motivator. We are proud of our history and culture, our innovative and proactive solutions to community problems, and our people.  We are now looking to add to our passionate and enthusiastic team.


The Foundation is seeking a highly motivated Youth Worker to fulfil the exciting role of Youth Engagement Officer.


Through our pioneering facility, the Beacon of Light, it is the Foundation’s ambition to continue to deliver and develop high quality Youth Engagement across Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham.


Purpose of the Role: The Youth Engagement Officer is responsible for the planning and delivery of a series of diversionary activities/youth engagements, targeting hard to reach young people who have been involved in anti-social behaviour or at risk of becoming involved in crime/victims of criminal exploitation.  It is essential the applicant has a minimum of the Level 2 Youth Work qualification and a clean driving license.


The delivery of one-to-one and group mentoring will be the priority of the role, with both in-school and out-of-school mentoring. The position also involves the delivery of group lessons to families of the young person referred from key partners such as Northumbria Police or Together for Children.


The base for the post is the Beacon of Light, with delivery across Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham.


Interested applicants should request an application pack by sending an email to or downloading packs from our website  CVs are not accepted.  Candidates who have not heard within six weeks of application should assume they have been unsuccessful. The closing date is Friday 6th August 2021.


Appointments may be subject to an enhanced DBS Check · Foundation of Light is an Equal Opportunities Employer.



Foundation of Light · Beacon of Light · Sunderland · SR5 1SN

Tel: 0191 563 4777

Registered Charity No 1089333