• Full Time
  • Brentford TW8
  • 13.15 - 15.00 £ / Hour

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust


Brentford TW8

Full job description

Job Title: Casual Education and Engagement Mentor

Department: Education

Location: Ealing, and Hounslow, and surrounding areas Richmond, Kingston & Hillingdon,

Reports to:
 Education Manager; Senior Coordinators

Salary: £13.15 – £15.00 hourly (depending on experience)

Closing Date: 28th April 2024

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust

With community work spanning three decades, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust has established itself as a pioneering organisation for the local community. It uses the power of sport to educate, motivate and inspire people from all walks of life.

Working in partnership with Brentford FC, the Trust offers a portfolio of programmes in education, health, sports participation and community engagement. The Trust has won the ‘Football League Community Club of the Year’ award four times and now employs more than 100 members of staff.

Inclusion Statement

Brentford FCCST is an organisation which values and is passionate about diversity and inclusivity. Whilst our recruitment decisions are always based on merit and suitability, we welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates, including those from underrepresented groups – such as those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, women, those from the LGBTQ+ community and those with disabilities.

Safeguarding Statement

Brentford FCCST is committed to equality, the safeguarding and welfare of all children and adults at risk. This responsibility is shared by all staff and volunteers at the club, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Staff will be required to undertake regular safeguarding training to enable and reinforce a proactive approach to safeguarding. This role requires the post holder to apply all relevant policies and uphold the club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people to ensure a safe environment for all. This includes the timely reporting of any safeguarding concern to the safeguarding team.

General Trust Accountabilities

  • To ensure compliance with all relevant policies, including health and safety and safeguarding policies
  • To ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements
  • To build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally, maintaining a professional image at all times when representing Brentford FC Community Sports Trust
  • To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Trust and its personnel
  • To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times
The Education Department
The Education department is set up to provide personalised support and structured intervention, including both 1:1 and group sessions and activity. Our programmes are targeted at young people who are at risk of not achieving their potential.
The programmes in this department are delivered in partnership with a variety of professionals, the local authority, schools, educators, youth justice, and other agencies. This joined up approach, brings about meaningful collaboration and means that we are able to support those that need it most. Our programmes focus on positive relationships, developing strong interpersonal skills and building confidence in young people. Aspirations and goal setting are also central to the purpose, enabling young people to consider their future, whether this is linked to building more positive peer relationships or relationships at home, or their long-term future and career aspirations.

Main Purpose of Job
We are looking for personable and committed individuals who can work with young people with challenging backgrounds, providing personalised support, bespoke activity and focused mentoring. You must be able to build rapport with young people and have a belief that with the right tools and support all young people will achieve their potential.
This role will support some of the following programmes;

  • Brighter Futures – weekly 1:1 sessions for children & young people in care, at the edge of care and their families. Supporting with managing challenging behaviours, social, emotional needs and identifying strategies to help move forward.
  • Turnaround Programme – referrals from Youth Justice Service (YJS) who attend a weekly 1:1 mentoring sessions to raise aspirations, divert away from risk taking or criminal behaviour.
  • Focus 30 – intervention to support secondary students struggling to manage their own behaviour in school.
  • Advantage Mentoring – young people with low level mental health needs


  • Provide 1:1 mentoring to young people
  • To provide tailored, inclusive, high quality and engaging activities which meet the needs of the children and young people.
  • Take a flexible approach to all cases, demonstrating empathy & understanding.
  • Under direction of Line Manager, liaise with parents/guardians/local authority professionals where required.
  • Facilitate and encourage young people to continue on to further programmes (internal/external) and positive pathways.
  • Maintain accurate records as appropriate for each project including Risk Assessments, Registers, Session Logs & case studies; tracking progression.
  • Ensure BFCCST safeguarding standards and expectations are always followed.
  • Regularly liaising with BFCCST Safeguarding team to risk assess each referral effectively, identifying individual support plans where required.
  • Ensure supporting documents and reporting are up to date and entered on internal monitoring systems (Views/Salesforce).
  • Be able to demonstrate a positive impact on the young people you work with.
  • Ensure that all delivery, for which you are responsible, complies with all Brentford FC CST health and safety, safeguarding, GDPR & EDI requirements.
  • Support with any other bespoke education projects in line with funding requirements.

Person Specification


  • Experience of delivering engaging sessions for young people (10-24yrs) with challenging backgrounds
  • Experience of working with young people, forming strong, positive relationships leading to positive change.
  • Safeguarding Qualification & Emergency First Aid Certificate (or willingness to complete training)
  • Current DBS certificate (a new one will also be processed)
  • A good listener who understands the value of mentoring and 1:1 support
  • Experience of working with young people in a supportive role
  • An understanding of safeguarding and its importance
  • Organised and work with attention to detail
  • Commitment to diversity, equal opportunities and inclusivity
  • Willingness and flexibility to deliver sessions across our catchment areas at our stadium & sports hubs, in schools, PRU’s and youth centres.


  • L2 qualification in Mentoring or Youth Work
  • UKCC Level 1/2 coaching qualification or equivalent
  • Mental Health First Aid Certificate
  • Experience of working in a pastoral role
  • Experience working with Youth Justice Services
  • Good knowledge of the local area and demographics (Hounslow and neighbouring boroughs)
  • Ability to adapt sessions to support young people with additional support needs
  • Full UK driving license and access to own vehicle

Personal Qualities

  • Organised and work with attention to detail
  • Empathetic and able to understand the needs of young people with complex backgrounds and needs
  • Builds positive relationships easily, especially with young people
  • Believe all young people can achieve their potential and show a commitment to working with those who face barriers and challenges
  • Understand the value of mentoring and positive role models
  • Ability to build professional relationships
  • Understand the importance of data collection and measuring impact
  • Flexible and happy to work across different projects to meet the needs of the department

Closing Date: 28th April 2024

Application Process

If you are interested in applying for more than one of the Casual Worker Youth roles, please select the roles you are interested in within the application form. You do not need to apply for the roles individually.

Please note due to the nature of the roles, applications will be reviewed when they come in.
We will be conducting interview assessments throughout April and May, which will be for half a day ( 2 – 3 hours).

Assessments will be conducted from W/C 8th April.

If you have any questions or to have an informal chat please email youth-staffing@brentfordfccst.com

Please note that where appropriate for the role, you will be required to complete additional background checks such as Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and police checks for any time you have lived or worked outside of the UK in the last 10 years. You can find out more about this at https://www.gov.uk/dbs-check-applicant-criminal-record

Please also note that a CV application will not be sufficient. Applications will not be considered where the application form has not been completed in full

This role is a Regulated Activity role – please complete the 
Declaration of Offences Form



To apply for this job please visit brentfordfccommunitysportstrust.teamtailor.com.