Wigan Athletic FC

Wigan Athletic FC

Disability Football and Sports Officer


Role Type



Posting Date

Nov 7, 2022

Role description

Disability Football and Sports Officer
Salary - £21,000 - £23,000
Wigan Athletic Community Trust is recruiting for a Disability Football and Sports Officer to provide specialist sports coaching to adults and children with a disability or with additional support requirements in school and community settings.
This is a fixed term contract, ending on 31st August 2023, working full time role [37.5 hours per week] with some evening and weekend work as and when required. Following this date the position will become permanent subject to performance and funding.
You will:
·         Provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to take part in football and sports across the Wigan borough
·         Deliver high quality football and sports coaching in special schools as part of the Community Trust’s PE Curriculum offer
·         Deliver daytime and evening disability football and sport sessions
·         Identify and develop good working relationships with local community organisations or providers of support to individuals with disabilities.
·         Develop holiday provision for children with disabilities to take part in during school holidays
·         Provide all participants with opportunities to take part in a central venue league, ensuring there are teams that represents both adults and juniors
The successful candidate will:
·       A clear passion to enhance life chances of people with a disability
·       A proven track record of working with people with a range of disabilities
·       The ability to communicate effectively with key skills such as empathy and compassion
·       Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills
·       A good knowledge of relevant organisations to support the development of a disability programme
For further details of the role and how to apply please visit www.wiganathletic.com/club/employment to view the job description and read our guidance for applicants.
Please return your completed application to HR, DW Stadium, Loire Drive, Wigan, WN5 0UZ or to jobs@wiganathletic.com
Closing date for applications: 5pm Thursday 17th November 2022
Interview date: Week commencing 21st November 2022
Wigan Athletic Community Trust is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
The trust is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk involved in its activities and events. The trust recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of these vulnerable groups by a commitment to procedures to protect them. The trust expects all staff and volunteers to fully support and promote these commitments.

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