Female Engagement Lead

  • Employer Leicester City FC
  • Town / City Leicester
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary £22000 per annum
  • Position Type 12 Month(s) Contract
  • Closing Date 28/02/2021
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The Female Engagement Lead will oversee the development and delivery of high quality, targeted, impactful female engagement projects and programmes in areas of high need across the city and county.

Who we are

Leicestershire is made up of vibrant, ambitious and resilient communities. Leicester City in the Community support these groups, and the people within them, through exciting programmes with a passionate and dedicated team at its core. We aim to Engage, Inspire and Empower through Togetherness, Respect and Pride, changing lives and transforming communities.

Leicester City in the Community has a fantastic opportunity for a Female Engagement Lead to join our dynamic team.

About the role

The successful candidate will be required to work across the organisation leading and supporting the development of targeted female provision within our community, education, health and wellbeing and football development themes.

You will be working with a broad range of children, young people and adults from diverse backgrounds, in both education and community settings.

Key duties of the role are:

  • To engage, inspire and empower young people and adults to reach their full potential
  • To deliver high-quality sessions that engage, enthuse and progress young people and adults
  • Supporting consultation with local communities and partners to improve the delivery of opportunities and services at a local level and increase participation amongst targeted groups
  • Supporting the recruitment, training and deployment of volunteers, young deaders and peer mentors via our Grow Your Own model
  • To lead on and/or support sessions for a minimum of four afternoons/evenings per week and at weekends.

Who we’re looking for

If you are looking for a new challenge and have a real passion for the development of opportunities for female community groups, we want to hear from you.

Skills required for success:

  • Knowledge and ability to understand different community groups and the challenges that they face
  • Ability to develop and sustain positive working relationships with a wide range of internal and external partners
  • Extensive knowledge of female engagement methods and practices and ability to use this to plan and deliver high quality activities
  • Ability to encourage, motivate and enthuse individuals to participate
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills

Essential Requirements:

  • Hold relevant professional qualifications in UKCC Level 2 Coaching Certificate or equivalent
  • Relevant experience of engaging participants from hard-to-reach backgrounds and underrepresented groups
  • Experience of planning and delivering effective and impactful engagement programmes to targeted groups
  • Must satisfy relevant pre-employment checks including enhanced DBS check

Contract Type – 12 month fixed-term contract

Hours Per Week  37.5
You may be required to work outside of normal office hours, evenings, weekends and school holidays.

Location – LCitC is based at King Power Stadium, Leicester. The delivery of sessions with take part at partner locations, therefore you will need the ability to travel across multiple sites across Leicester and Charnwood. You may need to travel to multiple sites within one day.

Leicester City in the Community is an equal opportunities employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Leicester City in the Community is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, you may be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service and prior to taking up any role.

A shortlist of suitable applicants will be compiled shortly after the closing date and successful candidates will be contacted about the interview process.

If you feel you have the qualities and experience we are looking for please apply by sending an application form, along with a covering letter, by email to recruitment@lcfc.co.uk.

View the full job description here.

Virtual Information Evening

We will be hosting a virtual information evening about each of our vacancies on Monday 22 February from 6pm – 7pm. Interested applicants are welcome to join us, where you can find out more and ask questions about the role(s). For information and to book your place please contact emma.lowry@lcfc.co.uk.

Closing Date – 28 February, 2021

Interview Dates – Wednesday 10 and Tuesday 11 March, 2021

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