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Manchester United FC

Manchester United FC

Primary Schools Delivery Officer


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Apr 11, 2024


About the job
Location: Manchester

At Manchester United, we want to create a high-performance culture where everyone can be their best and thrive.

We are committed to the continual growth and development of colleagues through access to skills platforms such as LinkedIn Learning. We also offer a range of wellbeing support, including an employee assistance programme, access to health checks, digital GPs & nutritionists through Aviva Digicare+ Workplace, enhanced family leave, plus schemes such as Cycle 2 Work and holiday purchasing, where you can buy up to 10 extra days of additional leave. When working onsite, you’ll have access to a complimentary lunch and parking every day, alongside gym facilities and regular colleague socials.

From a reward perspective, in recognition of high performance, all colleagues are entitled to an annual performance bonus. As a member of our team, you’ll also gain access to an exclusive range of club and partner discounts via our benefits platform, United Rewards.

The Purpose

Manchester United Foundation believes every young person should feel empowered to achieve their goals and uses the power of football and Manchester United to support young people to make positive choices in their live.


This role is part of the Primary School Team with the aim to inspire 5- to 11-year-olds to learn, enhance their personal wellbeing and equip them with the life skills required to thrive. This is achieved through two key strategic objectives:

Deliver an inspiring, high quality complimentary educational and personal development program (Primary Reds).
Leverage the additional benefits of the link to the club and the power of Manchester United Foundation to provide outstanding opportunities and experiences.

The Role:

Planning and delivering is to the best of standards (high quality).
Ensure everything is done safely, fairly, effectively, and efficiently (strong governance).
Capture the success and impact of your work (monitoring and evaluation).
Responsibility to safeguard the welfare of children and adults at risk.
Create a fun, enjoyable and inclusive learning environment that is inspiring, dynamic, challenging, and educational.
Create and develop session/lesson plans that will increasingly challenge and enhance skills, shape a positive attitude, and foster a confident approach to meeting the objectives of each programme.
Work with the Primary Schools Co-ordinator and recognised school representatives to manage, monitor, evaluate and innovate the service level agreement objectives to ensure they remain relevant, unique, and aligned to the strategic vision of the Foundation and the partner primary schools.
Develop and maintain a positive relationship with allocated partner primary schools, act as Manchester United Foundation’s key contact in that school.
As directed by the Senior Primary School management team, maintain registers, collect all relevant data, information and evidence of good practice to support funding conditions and for the formulation of case studies.
Uphold and promote the Foundation’s Safeguarding policy and that of the partner primary schools working in conjunction with both Manchester United FC’s Safeguarding team and the school’s safeguarding lead.
Complete risk assessments to ensure a safe and healthy working environment at all times in accordance with Manchester United Foundation and Manchester United Football Club’s policies.
Keep up to date with Government strategy & policies on education (5-11yrs), changes to the National Curriculum and OFSTED
Cover the delivery timetable so no sessions are missed.


The Person:

Want to make a positive difference to young people
Hard working, enthusiastic and reliable
People Skills (Self-assured, build rapport, empathise with others, emotionally intelligent, approachable).
Understanding of Safeguarding best practice
Knowledge of implementing policies and procedures especially health and safety and risk assessments.

Role Specific


National Curriculum and Ofsted Framework within schools
Premier League Primary Stars Programme (Desirable)


Previous experience working with children and young people, preferably within a charitable, school or sporting environment.
Proven ability of engaging with a range of stakeholders and external partners to achieve strategic and contractual objectives.
Scoping, delivering, monitoring, and evaluating a range of physical activity programmes.
Working in a primary school environment and knowledge of the National Curriculum.
Mentoring or pastoral experience within young people.


Ability to engage with a range of stakeholders to achieve strategic and contractual objectives.
Ability to enthuse and communicate with Key Stage 1 and 2 children in a positive learning environment


A full UK driving licence with access to own car for business use.
Recognised coaching qualification at Level 2 or above.
First Aid Qualification
FA Safeguarding qualification
Strong functional skills in Mathematics and English
Level 2 Multi-Skills Qualification (Desirable)
Educated to degree, HND level or A level equivalent (Desirable)

Sound interesting? If you'd like to submit your application, please do so by Friday 03rd May 2024.

Manchester United endeavour to respond to all job applications, however, please consider that we receive a high volume of applications, and this may not always possible.

We recognise the importance of safeguarding children and adults at risk at Manchester United, as part of this commitment this post is required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the appropriate level, as well as full reference history.

Manchester United is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to background, ethnicity, race, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or other legally protected characteristics.

Manchester United Football Club are proud to be a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, supporting the armed forces community to transition into careers outside of the armed forces.

Manchester United is committed to working with and providing reasonable adjustments for applicants and employees. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application and perform at your best, please do not hesitate to contact us to make a request; we are here to help.

It is unlawful to employ a person in a UK-based job who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. You should make yourself aware of how immigration laws apply to you before applying for any of our roles. Your personal data will be processed on MU’s behalf by Morson.

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