Sport and Education Coach (term time only)

  • Employer Burnley FC in the Community
  • Town / City Burnley
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary Competitive
  • Closing Date 23/09/2021
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Job vacancy: Sport and Education Coach (term time only)
Remuneration + benefits: ·         £Competitive per annum

·         28 days holidays (including bank holidays)

·         Long service holidays

·         Free parking

·         Subsidised gym membership

Contract type: Full time: 35 hours per week: Monday – Friday between 8am and 5pm. You may be occasionally required to work adhoc outside of normal office hours; at evenings,  weekends and match days as required.
Location: Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way, Burnley, BB10 4BX and associated primary schools
Closing date: Friday 17th September 2021 @ 9am. Should an adequate number of applications be received prior to the closing date, Burnley FC reserve right to remove this advert.
Interview date: Week commencing 20th September 2021.


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 work with over 70 local, regional and national partners in four key areas: Football Development, Education and Employability, Community Welfare and 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.

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 project

Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

We are now looking to recruit to the role of Sport and Education Coach to work on this project.

The person

The successful applicant will possess a Level 2 sport specific certificate and will have experience of working on sport-based projects within a school setting.

Reporting to the Primary and Secondary School Engagement Manager, the Sport and Education Coach will be expected to:

  • Take responsibility for the delivery of the Premier League Primary Stars programme within a designated cohort of schools, on behalf of BFCitC.
  • To ensure meticulous planning is conducted prior to each session that is delivered, with considerations being made for individuals’ needs and requirements.
  • To deliver the highest possible quality of sporting session, to a wealth of participants with varying abilities, needs and demands, in a variety of different environments, including:
  • National Curriculum Physical Education
  • Extra-Curricular Sessions
  • Soccer Schools and Holiday Camps
  • Whole School Assemblies
  • Recreational Sport Sessions
  • Educational sessions (Literacy, Numeracy and PSHE workshops).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Level 1 or 2 sports certificate in a second, or multiple sports.
  • Experience of working on sport-based projects.
  • Experience of working in a school setting.


  • 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 PE and PSHE curriculum in schools.
  • 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.
  • Disability, Female and/or BAME specific coaching experience.

Applicants will need to have a flexible approach to work.

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.

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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