Vacancy: Steps to Success Mentor

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced and qualified candidate to join The Huddersfield Town Foundation in the role of Steps to Success Mentor. The overall aim of The Huddersfield Town Foundation is to help improve the quality of life for people across Huddersfield and the West Yorkshire area; the role of Steps to Success Mentor is therefore one in which you can truly make a difference to the lives of many people.

The Steps to Success programme is a collaborative pilot project between The Huddersfield Town Foundation and secondary schools in the Kirklees area. The project’s aim is to provide opportunities for learning and life skills that enable disengaged young people to fulfil their potential, both personally and academically, regardless of background or ability. The Steps to Success Mentor will play a crucial role in influencing young people, their choices and ultimately their future.

If you enjoy working with young people and you have well-developed skills in influencing others to make positive choices, this role could be for you. Candidates must have recent experience of working in a secondary school or other youth setting and proven experience of planning and delivering interventions in a range of areas, including behaviour, attendance and education.

Applicants must be educated to a minimum of GCSE level or equivalent including Maths and English at grades A*-C (or 9-4) and hold both a current First Aid certificate, and a Safeguarding children qualification. Candidates must have a positive and professional attitude, be both tenacious and resilient, and have excellent interpersonal skills to be able to perform well in this role.

We receive a high volume of applications for our vacancies and as such we encourage you to include with your CV a covering letter detailing how you feel you match our requirements. Please read the ‘How to Apply’ document for further detail of the application process. Please note that the volume of applications received prevents us from being able to provide feedback at short-listing stage.

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

As this role is likely to involve the supervision of and work with children and young people or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will require an Enhanced Criminal Records Check (CRC) through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As such, this post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and applicants must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions.

Equality & Inclusion

Huddersfield Town AFC and the Huddersfield Town Foundation are diverse environments in which all characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 are respected and celebrated. We are committed to making our employees feel valued and included and to achieve their full potential. We have a zero-tolerance approach to any form of discrimination and we are committed to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate. We therefore welcome applications from all individuals who feel they meet the requirements of the role, and particularly from BAME applicants who are currently under-represented within the organisation.

To apply please forward your CV and covering letter to by 12pm on Tuesday 7th May 2019.

For an informal discussion about this position please contact Katie Suttron, Head of Education and Sport