Middlesbrough FC

Middlesbrough FC

Education Officer (MFC Foundation)


Role Type



Posting Date

May 25, 2022

Role description

(Full Time, Fixed Term Contract until August 2023)
Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation (MFCF) is the Clubs independent charity of MFC established in 1996 by Club Chairperson, Steve Gibson. The Foundation uses the power of the MFC brand to engage with the community to provide opportunities for disadvantaged young people and adults to maximise their potential to achieve.
This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a growing and passionate team within an award-winning charity. In this role you will use the influence of sport to deliver positive change in the lives and behaviours of under-represented or vulnerable groups and individuals within the local community. You will enhance opportunities for people with pan disabilities or special educational needs and disabilities. You will impact our communities and help create a more inclusive, welcoming and supportive environment for all.
Working closely with the Premier League Inspires Coordinator and within the education department, you will deliver on all aspects of the Foundations Premier League funded, main secondary education provision, Premier League Inspires programme. The role will include facilitating learning and education interventions to secondary school, as well as some targeted one-to-one support for identified young people providing both classroom and theory-based activity.

Plan, deliver and evaluate a range of sessions which contribute towards the Premier League Inspires programme, including but not limited to, coursework for awarding qualifications.
Support with the design and adaption of the content of delivery to meet the needs of individual young people and different schools.
Provide whole group and one-to-one provision for young people aged 11-16.
Act as an internal verifier for qualifications offered across designated projects
Lead on regular data collection, monitoring and evaluation of all delivery. Assist in monitoring the progress of the project and offer support in producing such statistical data and input into qualitative reports as required
Build effective, positive and trusted relationships with key stakeholders and partner organisations and to be a role model for young people and vulnerable service users.
Be an active ambassador to promote equality, diversity and inclusion across the charity, positively challenge discrimination and be an advocate to promote change.


Have experience of working in the voluntary, community, education and/or sports sector and experience in delivering educational workshops within disadvantaged communities
Be experienced in managing and improving challenging behaviour
Have an excellent understanding, high regard and be committed to promoting safeguarding, welfare, equality, diversity and inclusion and be able to apply this within a quality service delivery
An understanding of how to measure impact, both qualitatively and quantitatively
An understanding and passion for improving the ability, opportunity and dignity of disadvantaged people and under-represented groups or individuals in our communities
Be able to adapt sessions to the needs of participants.
Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively towards achieving set KPIs and outcomes
Hold a level three award in education and teaching or willingness to work towards
Have strong administrative, organisational and IT skills
Hold a full UK driving licence, with access to a vehicle and be eligible to work in the UK
Be flexible since hours of work will include some evenings and occasional weekends on matchdays

This post falls within the scope of regulated activity and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure Barring Service (formerly CRB) check and are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exemptions) Act 1975.
Closing date for applications: 3 June 2022
Interview date and location: 15 June 2022 at The Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, TS36RS
MFCF is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
MFC is also committed to the safeguarding of vulnerable groups

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