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Manchester City FC

Manchester City FC

Primary Schools Officer


Role Type



Posting Date

May 23, 2023

Role description

Established in 1986, City in the Community is the registered charity of Manchester City and exists to empower healthier lives through football. Reaching 20,000 people each season, programmes place physical and mental wellbeing at their core, whist also creating healthy futures and healthy communities.

The purpose of the Primary Schools Officer role is toco-ordinate the delivery aspects of the Primary and SEND Schools programme. The aim of the role is to contribute to the development of a quality offer of PE for Primary School pupils in Manchester.A focus will be placed on the recruitment, management, development and ongoing support of staff to ensure high quality of delivery, increased experiences and opportunities, and professional development for staff and partners. The role will also contribute towards the recruitment of schools for the programme.

Accountabilities with Key Outcomes:
1. Co-ordinate a team of coaches to deliver thePrimary and SEND Schoolsprogramme, engaging participants across a wide range of ages, social backgrounds and abilities. This includes all aspects of practical delivery, monitoring and evaluation and relationship building in the settings,to offer a variety of educational experiences to primary and SEND school participants.
2. Responsible for maintaining excellent relationships with key school staff, including the re-signing of school contracts and the signing up of new schools to thePrimary and SEND Schoolsprogramme in-line with programme delivery targets.
3. Responsible for progressing and reporting on set KPIs and outcomes associated with the project to develop, maintain and grow a strong working relationship with the programme funders
4. Creating, maintaining and developing relationships with internal partners from CITC and the wider City Football Group (CFG), local authorities and governing bodies to develop CITC’s reputation and reach, promoting all CITC programmes across Manchester.
5. Regularly reviewing individual performances within the team, providing high quality session observations and structured feedback to assess, identify and provide training and CPD opportunitieswhich continuously improves the standard of delivery on the programmes.
6. Contributing to management of budget spend to ensure programmes are delivered within the projected budget, escalating observations or any concerns where necessary.
7. Ensuring that CITC’s Safeguarding policy and procedures are embedded to the highest standard across the team. Work to ensure that safeguarding practices and principles are adhered to, ensuring our legal and moral obligations towards the framework.
8. Ensuring that all CITC and CFG policies and procedures are adhered to across the team, escalating any breaches as appropriate.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
In-depth understanding of coaching community-based programmes and project management
Solid experience of working in and liaising with schools, community organisations, local government departments and external funding partners
Knowledge of CITC school projects, specifically PLPS
GCSEs or equivalent in English, Maths and Science
Minimum NGB L2 coaching qualification (ideally football/UEFA C)
Experience of managing a team
Competent across Microsoft office
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Creative and passionate about continuous improvement
Resilient and adaptable to change
Excellent and inclusive team-working abilities

Degree level education
Coaching qualification in one other relevant sport
Experience and knowledge of working within a brand environment and understanding the responsibilities that are associated with representing a Premier League Football Club
Experience of coordinating community programmes and achieving associated KPI’s and outcomes
Remote line management
Presentation skills
Experience of delivering technical training for team members and other professionals
Understanding of City in the Community Foundation and its projects
Knowledge of competitive sport development pathways
Budget management and reporting

Job Impact/Influence Measures:
Budget contribute to and support the manager who has direct responsibility for monitoring and reporting project budgets
People management 5/6 direct reports
Network direct contact with external stakeholders, maintaining relationships and the general public
Funding indirectly influences funding due to design and development of programmes that funding is used for and ongoing quality of delivery

Decision-making Authority:(Full / senior / some / limited / little / none)
Limited decision-making authority; the role directly manages delivery coaches so is an escalation point for them in that business area.
Reports into Primary Schools Manager.

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