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Foundation secures funding for a Youth Counsellor

After a successful bid, Northampton Saints Foundation are pleased to announce they have secured funding for a Youth Counsellor to join the team. 

The grant, awarded by the National Lottery Reaching Communities fund will allow the Foundation to employ a Youth Counsellor to support all students, across the Foundation’s Education and Social Inclusion programmes and provide its staff with specialist support.

The funding is available for three years and will see the recruitment process, for the role, begin in June 2022.

Catherine Deans, Foundation Managing Director said “The Foundation INSPIRES, SUPPORTS and EDUCATES a number of young people from difficult backgrounds, many of whom have experienced trauma and uncertainty in their lives.  Our staff are an excellent support network and work with our young people on a daily basis to help them towards a positive future however, recruiting a Youth Counsellor will allow further intervention for our young people to understand their emotions , develop coping methods, build emotional resilience for the present day and future.

I would encourage anyone with the relevant experience to apply. This role will be extremely rewarding to the successful candidate and allow them to gain a strong sense of purpose and gain gratitude from the young people and staff they work with.

The role will help to shape and improve the lives of young people, put in place a vital set of values and ethics and help them to discuss and work through any personal, family and mental health concerns worries”.

According to the Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics 355,807 people were in contact with children and young people’s mental health service, at the end of December 2021. The Foundation recognises the need for a Youth Counsellor and the difference it will make to all the young people and staff to help tackle this statistic.

Sue Wright, Fundraising, Grants and Events Officer added “I am delighted to have secured this funding. Jordan Letts, Head of the Foundation, and I first discussed the need for this role about 18 months ago, and we have worked together to gather evidence and develop the proposal.   This will make such a difference to so many young lives.”

On behalf of everyone at the Foundation the Foundation would like to say thank you to the National Lottery Reaching Communities.

If you would like to apply for the role, please keep an eye on the Foundation’s vacancy page and social media channels.