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Burnley Football Club

Burnley Football Club

PL Primary Stars and Education Coordinator


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Posting Date

Aug 14, 2023

Role description

Job Title: PL Primary Stars and Education Coordinator 

Department: Education  

Location: Turf Moor and assigned School in Burnley/surrounding area  

Contract Type: Fixed Term until 31st July 2024 

Working Pattern: 35 Hours per Week (Mon -Fri) 

Closing Date: Monday 21st August at 5pm  

Salary:  £22,500 - £26000 per annum 

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 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 PL Primary Stars and Education Coordinator will support the coordination and delivery of Premier League Primary Stars and physical education to a wide range of local schools and participants in line with the Education department and wider organisational objectives and vision.  Delivery will take place at set schools through the week along with delivering one off events and short-term programmes for the organisation. This role also includes the responsibility on rotation for coordinating, reviewing, monitoring and evaluating a number of Education programmes and areas.   

Roles and Responsibilities 

Reporting to the Education Manager, the PL Primary Stars and Education Coordinator will be expected to: 

To develop ways to actively recruit new schools to engage with the PL Primary Stars programme.  

To drive further income by recruiting schools to take part on other areas of the PL Primary Stars programme.  

To rotate responsibility for coordinating curriculum areas of the PL Primary Stars Programme, social action projects, teacher CPD education activations alongside other Education Coordinators  

To build relationships with local organisations (Schools Sports Partnerships) to add value to the PLPS Programme.  

To act as the second point of contact for the PL Charitable Fund Schools Programme Executive  

This role will be required to support the Education Manager to quality assure PL Primary Stars  

To support the delivery and development of multiple national awareness days, for example, World Book Day, Black History Month, Anti- Bullying week, Power of Youth etc  

To rotate responsibility to drive and coordinate mascot and player appearance in schools and  the curriculum programmes.  

To undertake Premier League training and feedback to the PLPS team when required.  

To support the Education Manager to develop continually review BFCitC PL Primary Stars Curriculum, social action projects, education activations and stadium visits.  Please note one Coordinator may take lead for certain areas and work on rotation as per the organisational needs.  

Liaise with the Education Manager to monitor the delivery against targets and ensure that targets are achieved.  

Assist the Education Manager in preparation of the bi-annual Premier League report.  

Take responsibility for the delivery of the Premier League Primary Stars programme within a designated cohort of schools, 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 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).   

To continuously evaluate the success / standards of own work and that of others, through rigorous self and departmental reflection and analysis.   

To partake in the crucial processes of monitoring and evaluation, to ensure that the progress / impact of any given provision is reporting to key funders in a timely and effectively manner. This includes the use of regular registers and the Salesforce platform.  

To ensure that all stakeholders are kept safe and well, before, during and after the delivery of a given session.   

Undertake any other duties appropriate to this role.   

To be able to work flexible and unsociable hours where the role of the job requires.   

Promote the Burnley FC in the Community brand and ethos in a professional, strong and positive manner.  

To line manage a small team of staff completing appraisals and any other related formal processes.   

To develop confidence and competence by modelling good practice and acting as a mentor to the primary education team.   

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  

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.   

To work towards agreed objectives and comply with all Charity policies.  

Work alongside other team members to support in other areas of the organisation as and when required to promote best practice.  

Willingness to attend training courses to enhance own professional development.  

Always demonstrate the Charity’s values.   


Essential Qualifications, Experience & Skills 

NGB Level 2 Certificate in any sport.  

Level 1 and 2 Sports Coaching award on a second or multiple sports.  

Level 3 certificate in supporting PE and School Sports (AfPE)  

Full driving license and use of your own vehicle.   

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above or equivalent.  

First Aid qualification  

A degree or equivalent experience in relevant area of work. 

Experience working with young people.  

Experience of working on football/sports based projects.  

Experience of working in a school setting  

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.  

Excellent IT skills including intermediate abilities in all MS Office programmes.   

Ability to monitor, evaluate and assess project performance.  

Time management skills to be able to plan and regulate workload including the ability to prioritise demands and thrive under pressure.  


How to apply 

Please submit your CV via our careers page  Please note we cannot admit CV’s submitted via email. 

Safeguarding Statement 

Burnley FC in the Community are committed to safeguarding children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS), which will be paid for by the Charity. 

Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online safeguarding search will also be carried out by a member of our HR or Safeguarding Team for all shortlisted candidates. The post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check. 

E,D & I Statement 

Burnley FC in the Community are committed to equality and diversity within the workplace. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Reasonable adjustments are available for candidates and those employed by BFCitC who disclose. 

Veteran Statement 

Burnley FC in the Community are committed to supporting veterans, reservists and the wider armed forces community. We are actively engaged in the recruitment of Service Leavers.  

*Please note that due to the number of applications we receive, only candidates selected for interview will be notified.  

Mental Health Statement 

Burnley FC in the Community are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and Mental Health of all of our staff.

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