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15 February 2016

Wigan Athletic Community Trust recruiting Pathway 2 Participation Project Co-Ordinator


Wigan Athletic Community Trust have a vacancy for a Pathway 2 Participation Project Co-ordinator, to co-ordinate and manage the Pathway 2 Participation project and directly work with a case load of 40 young people a year. This is a full-time vacancy and will include 37.5 hours a week including evening and weekend working.

The position will encompass the following roles and responsibilities –
  • Ensuring the effective delivery of Pathway 2 Participation project including supporting two full time project workers based at the project partner organisations.
  • Providing one to one mentoring support to a case load of 40 young people a year and organising activities to enable them to become integrated into positive activities organised by different partners across the Wigan Borough.
  • Brokering and managing relationship between project partners and different referral agencies including various Wigan Council departments.
  • Managing relationship between direct project partners WLCT and Wigan Youth Zone and wider partners involved in the Wigan Youth Forum and ensuring that all partners are fulfilling their obligations set out in project service level agreement.
  • Maintaining relationships with organisations that deliver sports, leisure, arts and young people activities across the Borough and carry out quality assurance checks to ensure that activities are suitable for the client group.
  • Monitoring and evaluating of the Pathway 2 Participation project including budget management and production of written quarterly progress reports for Wigan Youth Forum.
  • Ensuring all activities are correctly monitored with the appropriate risk assessments and health and safety procedures put in place.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and competencies –
  • Experience of managing and delivery of community based sports projects and demonstrate experience of creating and managing local partnerships.
  • Experience of successfully working with and developing vulnerable young people from a range of challenging back grounds in either a sports, arts or youth work setting.
  • A proven track record of managing project budgets and resources against delivery requirements.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both written and verbal.
  • Good organisational and prioritising skills.
  • Educated to degree standard in a subject linked to youth work or community sports development.
  • Experience of working on multi-agency project with a variety of different organisations including Youth Offending Teams, Looked After Children and Housing Associations.
  • Full clean driving license.
  • An understanding of  sports, arts and education activities and youth providers in the Wigan Borough.

To apply for this position please send a CV and covering letter to Head of Community Tom Flower at

Closing date for application is 5pm, Friday February 26th 2016

Wigan Athletic Community Trust is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

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