HR and People Officer

  • Employer Burnley Football Club in the Community
  • Town / City Burnley
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary Competitive
  • Closing Date 12/07/2021
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Job vacancy: HR & People Officer
Remuneration + benefits: ·         Competitive, dependent on experience

·         28 days holidays (including bank holidays)

·         Long service holidays

·         Free parking

·         Subsidised gym membership

Contract type: Full time – 35 hours per week: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
Location: Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way, Burnley, BB10 4BX
Closing date: Monday 12th July at 9am

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


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 work with over 70 local, regional, and national partners in five key areas: Sport, Education, Health, Social Inclusion and Community Facilities. Our highly skilled, dynamic, and passionate team now deliver over 50 community projects that touch the lives of a huge spectrum of people in and around Burnley. From children and young people right through to senior citizens.

Day-by-day the outreach of our work is growing and along with our brand-new state of the art leisure facility – Leisure Box, Whitehough Outdoor Activity Centre and UCFB at Turf Moor; truly exciting things are happening at Burnley FC in the Community.

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 charity is now looking to recruit to the role of HR & People Officer to act as the first point of contact for all HR enquiries.

This role would be suitable for a HR professional who is currently working in a HR team and who is looking to work towards completing the CIPD Level 5 qualification. This is a varied and fast paced role so the successful candidate will need to be organised, calm under pressure, approachable and empathetic.

Reporting to Burnley Football Club’s HR & People Manager and BFCitC Head of Governance and Operations, the HR & People Officer will be expected to:

  • Provide confidential support and advice to staff and line managers independently and under supervision to ensure that the Charity is fully compliant.
  • Act as the first point of contact for all BFCitC HR queries, acting in a polite and upbeat manner, providing a high level of customer service, and dealing with enquiries or taking messages as appropriate.
  • Assist with the evolution and implementation of Our Wellbeing Strategy.
  • Produce all HR-related documentation.
  • Oversee the recruitment and selection process of all employees (with the support of the BFCitC senior management team and the BFC HR team).
  • Liaise with relevant job sites and organisations to promote all vacancies.
  • Identify, recommend, and implement relevant CPD opportunities for all staff.
  • Take responsibility for the upkeep and data input of the Charity’s HR systems, ensuring that HR files are up to date.
  • Lead an induction process with all full-time and casual members of staff.
  • Support the charity with HR matters relating to Equality and Safeguarding.
  • Liaise with Senior Management to ensure all sickness and absence is appropriately reported and recorded.
  • Liaise with Burnley Football Club’s HR team to:
  • ensure all documentation is aligned with the Club’s HR department
  • ensure all policies and procedures are aligned and up to date.
  • Work out of all BFCitC facilities as well as Turf Moor.
  • Comply with all Charity policies.
  • Promote the Burnley Football Club in the Community and Burnley Football Club brand and ethos in a professional, strong, and positive manner.
  • 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 and a willingness to undertake all relevant equality and diversity training.

An ideal candidate will have;


  • CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice.
  • Experience of working in a HR team.
  • An understanding of HR legislation.
  • Experience of working within a fast-paced office environment.
  • Experience of working within an organisation consisting of full-time, part-time, and casual employees.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • The ability to listen empathetically and without displaying any pre-judgment.
  • The willingness to work towards the CIPD Level 5 qualification (supported by BFCitC).


  • CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management or the willingness to work towards it (supported by the Charity).
  • Experience of writing policies and procedures.
  • Have an understanding of the operations of a charitable organisation.
  • Knowledge of Enhanced Criminal Record Checks.

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

Please apply by downloading and completing the job application form which can be found on Burnley FC in the Community website – Careers and Opportunities. Burnley FC in the Community no longer accept CV’s.



TELEPHONE:     01282 446800



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

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