Youth Engagement Officer (REF-094)

We are looking for a number of Youth Engagement Officers to deliver crime prevention and community outreach interventions services in Sandwell and Solihull. We need enthusiastic candidates who are able to hit the ground running on a new, fast paced project and who are comfortable working with young people who are engaged (or at risk of engaging) in ASB and criminal activity. The role is outdoors, so successful candidates need to be comfortable in working in all weathers and physically able to be walking along the routes throughout their sessions.

Job summary

Hourly rate

£15-17 per hour


Contract type

Casual hours/Zero Hour Contract



Sessional hours up to 15 hours per week (term time only), Mon-Fri (with before and after school hours required)



West Bromwich, West Midlands
North Solihull/Chelmsley Wood, West Midlands
Cape Hill, West Midlands
Oldbury, West Midlands



Job description

    • Chaperoning young people along identified school routes in West Bromwich and Solihull after school in order to build relationships with young people, offer a point of safety and reduce and diffuse any incidents or rising community tensions.
    • Delivering a weekly after school engagement sessions within the identified school route
    • Maintaining and developing relationships with at-risk young people (specifically those engaging in ASB and criminal activity)
    • Safeguarding leads within the school setting, West Midlands Police, the VRU and external referral organisations that support young people with specific or acute needs


For a discussion about the role please contact Jevaughni Robinson on

Person specification


  • 1 year+ experience of working with young people 11-18
  • Genuine interest in the charity sector and/or the youth education sector
  • Experience of recruiting hard-to-reach young people to youth programmes
  • Experience building and maintaining partnerships
  • Ability and confidence to work alone and within a team


  • Qualification and/ or CPD in criminal justice sector
  • Experience of delivering crime reduction interventions to young people
  • Experience of delivering quality IAG services
  • Understanding the differing cultural and economic background of local communities within the West Midlands
  • Working within criminal justice sector
  • Experience of deliver sport & physical activity sessions


We recognise the importance of diversity within our teams and are fully committed to embracing and maximising talents. See also our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement. Sport 4 Life UK is proud to be a Care Leaver Friendly Employer. We will always seek to make appropriate adjustments, where possible, to recruitment, workplaces and work processes to be fully inclusive to people with different needs and working styles. If you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for you from application onwards, please contact us.

Professional Development

At Sport 4 Life UK we are dedicated to supporting our staff within their role and their future professional development. As such, in this role you will receive the following training:

  • Trauma Informed Practice 
  • Adverse Childhood Experience
  • Mentor Violent Prevention 
  • Safeguarding 
  • De-escalation
  • Monthly reflection group (staff support)


How to apply

To apply for this position you need to complete the online application form below. You will also need to upload the following documents:

  1. Your CV
  2. Your cover letter stating why you believe you are the right person for the job and how you meet the job and person specification (please limit this to one side of A4)