Burnley FC

Burnley FC

Social Inclusion Manager


Role Type



Posting Date

Jun 23, 2022

Role description

Social Inclusion Manager

Job vacancy: Social Inclusion Manager
Remuneration + benefits: £Negotiable
28 days holidays (including bank holidays) [pro rata for part-time contracts]
Long service holidays
Free parking
Subsidised gym membership
BFC retail store discount
Subsidised home matchday tickets
Contract type:
Fixed Term until 30th June 2023 with a view to further extension depending on funding. Full time – 35 hours per week: To include evenings and weekends as required
Location: Various locations across Burnley and Pendle
How to apply: Download application form here
Full job description: Social Inclusion Manager - Job Description and Person Specification
Closing date:
9am on Wednesday 29th June 2022 Should an adequate number of applications be received prior to the closing date, Burnley FC reserve right to remove this advert

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

We are now looking to recruit to the role of Social Inclusion Manager.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination and development of a number of programmes including Clarets Welcome, DIVERT and our Targeted Youth Crime Reduction offers, leading a dedicated team and supporting the wider Burnley FC in the Community team to deliver a number of programmes The post holder will work closely with leads of our department, including our Health and Wellbeing Coordinator and Premier League Kicks Manager, to seek further opportunities for the department and maintain key stakeholder relationships

Role expectations

Reporting to the Head of Community Welfare and Inclusion , the Social Inclusion Manager will be expected to:

To oversee a number of existing programmes in the Community Welfare and Inclusion department, including Clarets Welcome, Divert and It’s Your Turf;
To proactively develop links and partnerships with local organisations and diverse groups with a view to working collaboratively and collectively.
Working closely with the Head of Community Welfare and Inclusion and key statutory and charity organisations in the Burnley and Pendle area to identify individual and network beneficiaries.
To adhere to programme of funding standards, monitor and communicate progress to the relevant parties
To work closely with Lancashire Police and other key stakeholders to target areas and promote the community offers.
To represent Burnley FC in the Community on multi-agency meetings and panels;
Assist the Senior Management Team to secure external funding through a range of sources, including writing funding applications to other charities and agencies;
To line manage staff working on inclusion programmes including conducting appraisals, return to work and welfare and wider people management responsibilities
To manage relationships with key strategic partners and stakeholders across East Lancashire and Nationally;
To work with the Head of Community Welfare and Inclusion to support the budget for all Social Inclusion programmes, ensuring spend is correctly planned;
Promote Burnley FC in the Community in community settings across Burnley, Pendle and East Lancashire to ensure a diverse range of participants attend programmes, and the projects achieve their Key Performance Indicators;
To liaise with the marketing department to ensure programmes are promoted accordingly through varied methodologies.
Consider equality, diversity and inclusion in all activities linked to Social Inclusion and programmes with a particular focus around female participation, LGBTQ young people, disability, and engaging with ethnically diverse communities;
Actively promote safeguarding within all programmes and have a clear understanding of the principles of safeguarding;
Ensure all activities are correctly monitored with the appropriate risk assessments, safeguarding and health and safety procedures put in place;
To work closely with the Head of Community Welfare and Inclusion and other Managers and Co-ordinators in the department to seek new opportunities for programmes and offers;
Undertake any other duties appropriate to this role.
To be able to work flexible 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.
Hold 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;


A minimum of 2 years’ experience working within Community Development or similar role.
An appropriate degree/diploma in Community Development, Sports Development or associated subject, however exceptions will be made for candidates demonstrating a high level of experience.
Previous experience in a similar role.
Experience of leading and developing staff.
Experience of multiple project management.
Be able to demonstrate stakeholder relationship management experience
An understanding and passion for improving opportunities for disadvantaged people and under- represented groups or individuals in our communities.
Experience of monitoring and evaluation.
Possess excellent IT skills.
Experience and knowledge of social inclusion, community and youth engagement and/or equality, diversity and inclusion related to sport and/or charity/community sector.
Demonstrate Knowledge and a clear understanding of safeguarding principles and procedures.
Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Relevant sport qualification(s).
Possession of or a willingness to work towards a recognised Management Qualification.
Background in Crime Reduction work.
Budget management experience.
A positive attitude towards professional development and their own learning.
Experience of working with young people

Applicants will need to have a flexible approach to work and be able to work evenings, weekends and match days as required.

Please apply by downloading and completing the job application form (alternative format available upon request).

BFCitC no longer accept CV’s.

Burnley FC in the Community is committed to safeguarding children and young people and is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS) which will be paid for by the employer.

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

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