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Burnley Football Club

Burnley Football Club

SEND Officer


Role Type



Posting Date

Aug 7, 2023

Role description

Job Title: SEND Officer 

Department: Disability Social Inclusion  

Location:  Various locations/Schools across Burnley and Pendle 

Contract Type: Fixed Term until 31st July 2024 

Working Pattern: Part Time – 21 Hours per week (Flexible: Monday – Sunday: some evenings/weekends) 

Closing Date: Monday 14th August 2023 

Interview Date: TBC 

Salary:  £19,000 - £20,000 (per annum pro rata) 

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 

Burnley FC in the Community believes every young person should feel empowered to achieve their goals. We use the power of sport to support young people to make positive choices in their lives. Our vision is to be an example of excellence.   

As part of our dedicated Disability provision, ‘Limitless Clarets’, we are looking for an SEND Officer who will predominantly be based in Schools and provide high-quality educational activities which enable young people with special education needs, impairments and/or disability to achieve and experience success. 

Through continuous monitoring and evaluation, strong working relationships, strategic planning and excellence in delivery, the SEND Officer will ensure that all service level agreement objectives with the schools are met and surpassed. 

The role will also support delivery of our ‘Limitless Clarets’ sessions which take place at our Leisure Box Facility in Brierfield on weekday evenings.   


Roles and Responsibilities 

Reporting to the Youth Engagement Manager, the SEND Officer will be expected to:  

Deliver high-quality sessions that engage, enthuse and progress young people and provide inclusive provisions.  

Engage, inspire and empower young people with SEND to reach their full potential. 

Support the development and delivery of high-quality, impactful sport and youth engagement sessions in areas of high need across Burnley and Pendle and the wider East Lancashire area. 

Ensure all service level agreement objectives with schools are met and surpassed. 

Support the strategic planning and excellent delivery of our ‘Limitless Clarets’ provision in schools and sessions. 

Build and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders. 

Support the monitoring and evaluation of the ‘Limitless Clarets’ provision 

Understand and implement the Charity’s Safeguarding policy, procedures, and best practice guidelines in your role and use this understanding to ensure safe working practices, appropriate reporting of concerns and contribute positively to a safe environment.  

Be able to work flexible hours where the role of the job requires. 

Work towards agreed objectives. 

Comply with all Charity policies. 

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

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

Hold a commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace. 

Willingness to attend training courses to enhance own professional development. 

Always demonstrate the Charity’s values. 


Essential Qualifications, Experience Skills 

Professional qualification in Sports Coaching. (e.g., Multi-Sport, Football, or another sport) 

Experience of working with young people with Special Educational Needs (SEND), impairments and/or Disabilities. 

Experience delivering sports sessions to young people with SEND.  

Have an understanding on SEND, Impairments and disability  

Ability to adapt and diversify delivery in sessions 

An understanding of young people’s risks, challenges and needs. 

An understanding of safeguarding procedures. 

To be responsible to safeguard the welfare of children and adults at risk. 

Effective communication skills (written, verbal and listening). 

Excellent organisation, time management prioritisation skills. 

Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire others 

Desirable Qualifications, Experience Skills 

FA Level 2 in Coaching Football. 

Be trained in additional ways to communicate, for example, Makaton, sign-a-long or British Sign Language. 

A positive attitude towards professional development and their own learning. Including, Sign Language, Team Teach, Multi-Sports Level 2, Youth Work Level 2.  

Be trained in Team-Teach/ completed de-escalation trained. 


How to apply 

Please submit your CV via our careers page  Please note we cannot accept 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.  

Mental Health Statement 

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

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

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