Education Officer

  • Employer Burnley Football Club
  • Town / City Burnley
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary Competitive
  • Closing Date 07/07/2021
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Job vacancy: Education Officer
Remuneration + benefits: ·         Competitive: dependent on experience

·         28 days holidays per year (including bank holidays)

·         Long service holidays

·         Free parking

Contract type: ·         Permanent

·         Full time: 40 hours per week, flexible but will include some evenings and weekends to support the education programme

Location: Barnfield Training Centre, Habergham Drive, Padiham, BB12 8UA
Closing date: Wednesday 7th July 2021 @ 9am

Should an adequate number of applications be received prior to the closing date, Burnley FC reserve right to remove this advert.


About us

Burnley Football Club is an established Premier League Club with a rich history. As a proud founder member of the Football League, Burnley Football Club began life as a rugby club. However, ‘Burnley Rovers’ soon switched codes and became Burnley Football Club in 1882.

FA Cup campaigns gave way to organised football in 1888 with the foundation of the Football League – and since then Burnley have claimed every major honour, with the exception of the League Cup. We are now in our 5th season in the Premier League for the 2020/21 season.

Burnley Football Club is a special football club located in the heart of the town: we believe that Burnley is a special place – a home to extraordinary people like you.

An exciting opportunity has become available in our Academy for an experienced Education Officer.

This role supports the Head of Education in delivering the strategy of the department and will co-ordinate and oversee the Day Release programme within the Academy, including liaising with schools and education tutors, and to help support any other education initiatives across the Academy.

Reporting to the Head of Education, the Education Officer will be expected to:

  • Support the Head of Education to deliver the holistic development strategy of the department and Academy.
  • Coordinate the Day Release programme within the Youth Development Phase.
  • Coordinate and manage the specialist tutors supporting the Day Release programme.
  • Liaise closely with all schools and parents of players on the Day Release programme.
  • Provide regular reports and keeping tracking data on academic progress of each individual within the Day Release programme.
  • Contribute to a multi-disciplinary approach by working closely with other departments within the Academy.
  • Contribute to regular 6-12 weekly player reviews of players that are involved in the education programmes.
  • Organise the safe transportation of Day Release players to and from the training ground and education venues in line with safeguarding policies.
  • Attend weekly operational meetings and phase specific meetings as well as organising and attend any external meetings organised by the league.
  • Support the informal life-skills programme for all Academy aged players across all phases (age appropriate programme).
  • Liaise with released U16s players, parents and schools to ensure smooth transition and academic performance.
  • Support the Head of Education in liaising with players, parents and schools for U9-U12 to ensure holistic support for each player in the Academy.
  • Introduce and coordinate education initiatives to the players within the Foundation Phase.
  • Support the Head of Education with the delivery of the U18 Core Programme (Apprenticeship).
  • To understand and implement the Club’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.
  • Demonstrate the Burnley FC values at all times.
  • Promote the club brand and ethos in a professional, strong, and positive manner.

An ideal candidate will have:


  • GCSE Level 5/C or above in Maths and English.
  • Previous experience of working with young people in an education environment.
  • Excellent understanding of secondary school and/or primary education system.
  • Previous experience of coordinating programmes.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to quickly build trust and relationships.
  • Excellent knowledge of safeguarding and welfare.


  • A teaching qualification (e.g. PGCE, QTS/QTLS).
  • Minimum of FA level 2 Coaching Football.
  • Previous experience of working in a high-performance environment (preferably within a Football Academy).
  • Previous experience of leading groups of young people on trips.
  • Prior experience of the Sporting Excellence Professional (SEP) Apprenticeship Programme or similar.

Please apply by downloading and completing the job application form which can be found on our website and returning it via email to the HR department

Burnley Football Club no longer accept CV’s.

Burnley FC 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).

* Due to the high demand in applications, the Club will be unable to respond to those applicants who have not been shortlisted for interview.

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