East Fife Community Football Club is currently one of the biggest providers of recreational football in the Scottish FA’s East Region. As well as programmes that run in Levenmouth and the East Neuk, primarily delivered to children of school age, we also provide health and wellbeing activities in partnership with the SPFL Trust and other professional bodies on top of organised team activities for males and females of all ages.
The Levenmouth area is historically seen as one of Scotland’s highest areas of deprivation and as the only football club in the SPFL in the area we are uniquely placed to help tackle the deprivation gap which is being further widened by the current cost of living crisis. Our bases at Bayview Stadium and King George V Park put us at the heart of the community.
The Community Engagement and Inclusion Officer post is essential to allow EFCFC to become involved with the wider families of our current members, our local partners and also to identifying those who are most isolated in the area. They will take on the management of current programmes and identify, with other partners, opportunities to reduce the pressures faced by local health and financial services.
Reporting to: Head of Performance & Development and Board of Trustees
Contract: temporary for 1 year pending future funding
Hours per week: 20 with scope for full time.
Salary: will meet the Living Wage
To manage all aspects of the charity’s Community Engagement and Inclusion Programme in line with our charitable purposes:
To advance public participation in sport, predominantly but not exclusively the Levenmouth Area of Fife, by children, young people and adults by providing opportunities to develop their spiritual, mental and physical capacities and enable them to improve their conditions of life;
To advance the education of young people, children and adults by providing opportunities to participate in the practice and teaching of community sport, particularly football and so develop their mental and physical capacities and so enable them to improve their conditions of life.
To advance both physical and mental health in Fife by the promotion, alone or in conjunction with others, of the benefits of physical activity and provision of assistance in relation to sports-related and healthy lifestyle matters.
To manage, coordinate, market and grow all programmes falling under the following headings.
Tackling poverty and inequality
Physical & mental health and wellbeing programmes
Anti-social and diversionary youth programmes
Environmental preservation and conservation
Prevention and intervention projects
Summary of Duties
Work alongside the Head of Performance and Development to schedule staff rotas and work to budgets.
Complete evaluations of all programmes to meet with the expectations of programme funders.
Lead on all funding applications.
Create an annual social impact study.
Maintain and develop partnerships with local and national organisations.
Attend and manage community involvement on match days.
Can adapt to the needs of the business.
Experience of working with and in the Third Sector
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal.
Ability to quickly build trust and relationships.
IT literate and competent in Word, Excel and Outlook.
Be pro-active and a self-starter. Adapting to the needs of the organisation and community.
Full driving licence.
Experience delivering football coaching session or sports activities.
Proven record of successful funding applications.
Experience of running community-based events.
An understanding of ACEs and their effects.
Good knowledge of social media and their benefits to an organisation.
Experience of supervising and mentoring staff.
First Aid certificate
Employment is conditional on the successful applicant undergoing reference and PVG checks, plus successful completion of a 3-month probation period.
Closing date for applications is Sunday 12th February 2023.
Job Types: Part-time, Temporary contract, Temp to perm
Contract length: 12 months
Part-time hours: 20 per week
Salary: From £10.90 per hour
Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:
LEVEN: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
Work Location: Hybrid remote in LEVEN
Application deadline: 12/02/2023
Reference ID: EFCFC COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND INCLUSION OFFICER