Community Coach

  • Employer Burnley Football Club in the Community
  • Town / City Burnley
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary Competitive
  • Closing Date 12/07/2022
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About us

Burnley FC in the Community (BFCitC) is the award-winning, official charity of Burnley Football Club.

We work hard every day to deliver our mission to inspire, support and deliver change to communities across Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, the Ribble Valley and West Yorkshire.

We believe in the immense power of our football club to transform people’s lives for the better. We believe Burnley and Pendle is a special place – a home to extraordinary people like you. Come and be part of our story!

The role

We are now looking to recruit to the role of Community Coach.

The successful applicant will have the ability to work independently and as part of a team to ensure our schools and facilities are provided with an excellent experience.

Role expectations

Reporting to Head of Education, the Community Coach will be expected to:

  • To deliver Premier League Primary Stars, Physical Education in Primary Schools, and Community sessions including Premier League Kicks to a wide range of local schools and participants, in line with the Education and Community Welfare and Inclusion strategic vision.
  • To ensure meticulous planning is conducted prior to each session that is delivered, with considerations being made for individuals’ needs and requirements.
  • To ensure that all stakeholders are kept safe and well, before, during and after the delivery of a given session.
  • Ensure all equipment is prepared and suitable for each session, this includes first aid kits.
  • Liaise with schools, teachers and other organisations and agencies.
  • To be able to work flexible hours where the role of the job requires.
  • Promote the Burnley Football Club in the Community and Burnley Football Club brand and ethos in a professional, strong and positive manner.
  • To understand and implement the Charity’s Safeguarding policy, procedures, and best practice guidelines in your role. To use this understanding to ensure safe working practices, appropriate reporting of concerns and contribute positively to a safe environment.
  • Hold a commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace and a willingness to undertake all relevant equality and diversity training.

An ideal candidate will have;


  • Level 2 Sport specific certificate in a chosen sport or working towards.
  • Safeguarding certificate or the willingness to undertake training.
  • First Aid certificate or the willingness to undertake training.
  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Maths.
  • Relevant training for working with young people. Experience of delivering PE curriculum in schools.
  • Experience of working in a school setting.


  • Level 1 or 2 Sports certificate in a second, or multiple sports.
  • A teaching qualification (PTTLS, QTS, PGCE).
  • Level 3 Certificate in Supporting PE and School Sport (AfPE) OR similar.
  • Youth work qualification.
  • Mental Health First Aid / Awareness certificate or similar.
  • PE School Sports Certificate.
  • A degree or equivalent experience in a relevant area of work.Experience of delivering activities and interventions to raise students aspirations, resilience and promote positive wellbeing.
  • Knowledge and experience of Safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults.

Applicants will need to have a flexible approach to work and be able to work evenings, weekends and match days as required.

Please apply by downloading and completing the job application form which can be found on the Burnley FC in the Community website (alternative format available upon request). BFCitC no longer accept CV’s.

Burnley FC in the Community is committed to safeguarding children and young people and is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS) which will be paid for by the employer.

*Please note that due to the number of applications we receive, only candidates selected for interview will be notified.


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