Young Person’s Mentor (Sessional)

  • Salary: £6.15- £12.60 per hour plus holiday pay (dependent on age/qualifications/ experience)
  • Contract type: Zero hour contract- flexible hours 
  • Location: Burnley and various locations 
  • Interview date: Candidates who meet the criteria will be invited to an informal interview  

Burnley FC in the Community are looking to recruit someone as in the role of 'Young Person's Mentor'. 


Burnely FC in the Community aim to deliver their mission to inspire, support and deliver change to communities across Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, the Ribble Valley and West Yorkshire. 

They work with over 70 local, regional and national partners in five key areas: Sport, Education, Health, Social Inclusion and Community Facilities. Their highly skilled, dynamic and passionate team now deliver over 50 community projects that touch the lives of a huge spectrum of people in and around Burnley. From children and young people right through to senior citizens.


The mentor will support young people who are at risk of offending or who are already involved in offending behaviour and will support the young people to engage with positive activities.

Full training, induction and regular supervision will be provided.

Meetings will be after school, at weekends or during school holidays. Mentors will meet the young people at Turf Moor or at the location of the activities.

Reporting to the Head of Inclusion, the Young Person’s Mentor will be expected to:

Mentor a young person on a one to one basis.
Commit to a minimum of 3 hours per week.
Regularly meet a young person to encourage engagement in positive community activities.
Generate new ideas as to how the programme can be developed further, whilst ensuring high quality of delivery.
Increase confidence and self-esteem of the young person by engaging them in positive activities.
Support the young person to access one to one sessions to develop their understanding and promote a reduction in offending behaviour, such as Weapons Awareness sessions.
Record the sessions with the young people on the VIEWS monitoring system as well as any outcomes achieved.
Liaise with the Youth Crime Reduction Officer and Head of Inclusion to provide updates and discuss further development and support.
Demonstrate Burnley FC in the Community’s values at all times.


Experience of working with hard to reach young people.
An understanding of safeguarding.
Mentoring, Counselling or Youth Work qualification(s) at Level 3 or above.
The ability to relate to young people.
A good listener who can be empathic.
Proven experience of providing excellent customer experience.
Excellent communication and organisation skills.
A friendly, positive ‘can do’ and courteous attitude.
A passion for the community and making a difference.

How to Apply 

To apply for this role follow the following link where you can download an application form and then email it onto 

Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS).

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