Burnley FC

PL Inspires Coach

Burnley FC



Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Jul 25, 2021

Role description

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!

We are now looking to recruit to the role of Inspires Coach.

The successful applicant will have experience of working within a school setting and with hard-to-reach young people. They will also possess a Youth Support Worker Qualification or similar and a Level 1 Coaching certificate.

Reporting to the Primary and Secondary Schools Engagement Manager, the Inspires Coach will be expected to:

Take responsibility for the delivery of the Premier League Inspires programme within West Craven High School, 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 sessions, to a wealth of participants with varying abilities, needs and demands, in a variety of different environments, including:
Group Interventions
Whole School Assemblies
Recreational Sport Sessions
Educational sessions (Literacy, Numeracy and PSHE workshops)
To partake in the crucial processes of monitoring and evaluation, to ensure that the progress / impact of any given provision is reported to key funders in a timely and effectively manner. This includes the use of regular registers and the Views platform.
Undertake any other duties appropriate to this role.
To be able to work flexible and unsociable hours where the role of the job requires.
To work towards agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
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.
Work alongside other team members to support in other areas of the organisation as and when required to promote best practice.
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;


Youth Support Worker Qualification or similar.
Level 1 coaching certificate.
Five GCSEs at grade C or above.
Safeguarding certificate or the willingness to undertake training.
First Aid certificate or the willingness to undertake training.
Experience of working with hard-to-reach young people.
Experience of working on youth-based projects.
Experience of working in a school setting.
Full driving license and the use of a vehicle.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to monitor, evaluate and assess project performance.

A Higher-Level Teaching Assistant qualification or similar.
Level 2 Award in Effective Mentoring Skills.
Level 2 coaching certificate
Mental Health First Aid / Awareness certificate or similar.
A degree or equivalent experience in a relevant area of work.
Experience of delivering activities and interventions to raise students aspirations, resilience and promote positive wellbeing.
Experience of pastoral work in schools.
Experience of working in the Charitable sector.
Knowledge and experience of Safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults.
Disability, Female and/or BAME specific coaching experience.
Time management skills to be able to plan and regulate workload including the ability to prioritise demands and thrive under pressure.
An understanding of Burnley and the surrounding geographical areas.
A positive attitude towards professional development and their own learning.
Excellent networking skills.
Closing date: Monday 26th July 2021 @ 9am