Sport and Education Coach

  • Employer Burnley Football Club in the Community
  • Town / City Burnley
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary £18000 - £23000 per annum
  • Closing Date 21/06/2021
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Job vacancy: Sport and Education Coach
Remuneration + benefits: £18,000 – £23,000 per annum

28 days holidays (including bank holidays)

Long service holidays

Free parking

Subsidised gym membership

Contract type: Full time: 35 hours per week between 8am and 5pm depending on the needs of the school.

You may also be required to work ad hoc match days and fundraising events to support the wider team.

Location: Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way, Burnley, BB10 4BX and associated primary schools
Closing date: Monday 21st June 2021 @ 9am. Should an adequate number of applications be received prior to the closing date, we reserve right to remove this advertisement.
Interview date: Week commencing 28th June 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 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 role

The charity is now looking to recruit to the role of Sport and Education Coach to work on the Premier League Primary Stars (PLPS) programme.

PLPS uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills. The programme has been developed by the Premier League Charitable Fund, a Premier League funded charity which aims to create positive and lasting sporting, health and education outcomes for children, young people, and the wider community.

Delivered by BFCitC staff, the programme inspires girls and boys aged 5-11 in the classroom, the playground and on the sports field.

Reporting to the Primary and Secondary Schools 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.
  • Ensure meticulous planning is conducted prior to each session that is delivered, with considerations being made for individuals’ needs and requirements.
  • 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).
  • Continuously evaluate the success / standards of own work and that of others, through rigorous self and departmental reflection and analysis.
  • Ensure the service is delivered and managed in accordance with the Charity’s safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • Hold a commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace and a willingness to undertake all relevant equality and diversity training.
  • Demonstrate the Burnley FC in the Community values at all times.
  • Promote the Burnley FC in the Community brand and ethos in a professional, strong, and positive manner.

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.
  • Safeguarding certificate or the willingness to undertake training.
  • First Aid certificate or the willingness to undertake training.
  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above
  • Relevant training for working with young people.
  • Experience of working on sport-based projects.
  • Experience of working in a school setting.
  • Full driving license and the use of a vehicle.


  • Experience of delivering PE and PSHE curriculum in schools.
  • 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 ad hoc evenings, weekends and match days as required.

Further details and how to apply

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

If you require any additional support or adjustments to help you make an application, please contact us at or 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 may be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS).

Please note:

  • Only candidates selected for interview will be notified.
  • This advert may close early if the appropriate number of applications has been reached.

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