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Bloomsbury Football Foundation

Bloomsbury Football Foundation

Special Projects Coordinator

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England

Community

Mar 5, 2024

ROLE DESCRIPTION

Bloomsbury Football Foundation uses the power of football to improve the lives of children and young people in London. Established as a charity in 2018, we work to support children and young people aged 4 to 18 through the provision of football activities, enabling them to live active lifestyles, and pursue their full potential.

Bloomsbury Football Foundation aims to ensure that every child can take part in our programmes – regardless of their ability to pay or play. We provide an experience and environment that is professional, competitive, and enjoyable for all players, coaches, and parents.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people, and adults at risk of harm with whom we work, and we expect all our team to share this commitment. As part of this commitment, we carry out basic disclosure checks on all employees and require all roles working directly with children, young people, and adults at risk of harm to have an enhanced DBS check. This post is subject to an extensive disclosure check.

Bloomsbury’s Special Projects

Bloomsbury Special Projects consists primarily of our Refugee and Asylum Seeker Programme and our Disability Football Programmes. The key to these programmes is to usethe power of football to improve livesand create more positive experiences of participation. We are very fortunate to be expanding the provision of our special projects and are now hiring a coordinator.

Following a pilot project that began during the summer of 2022 in response to the crises in Afghanistan and Ukraine, Bloomsbury Football’s Refugee Programme was expanded in March 2023. We currently run 3 weekly sessions specifically for young refugees and asylum seekers with plans for significant expansion due to the high demand for sports provision. The programme has two key objectives; to provide a safe and social space to improve skills, build confidence and foster friendships, and to improve community cohesion.

Our Disability Football Programmes have been running since 2021, supporting over 100 young people in that time, and have plans for significant expansion. Given the lack of accessible football provision for young people with disabilities in the capital, Bloomsbury Football is one of the only FA-registered B1 Centres in London, for young people who are either blind or partially sighted and has been a front-runner in terms of delivering regular pan-disability sessions. Aside from our regular football sessions, we also participate in the London and Middlesex FA’s Pan-Disability League, and host disability football festivals ourselves. We are very lucky to be working with inspiring people such as journalist and speaker Alex Brooker as an ambassador, and Azeem Amir, currently representing the England and Great Britain Blind Football team and Disability Awareness advocate.

Key Duties

Assist the Special Projects Manager in the creation of new sessions as the programmes expand.
Attend sessions.
Liaise with partner charities and organisations.
Develop a full understanding of the challenges faced by beneficiaries.
Attend co-ordination meetings and awareness-raising events.
Schedule coaches.
Speak to parents and guardians.
Gain a strong knowledge of safeguarding processes.
Measure impact.

Experience

Entry level

Requirements

Professional English

Essential Skills:

A passion for making sport more inclusive and creating more positive experiences of participation.
Ability to work with empathy and compassion.
Ability to take initiative to problem-solve.
Ability to collaborate and work well with others, whilst also able to work autonomously.
Good organisation skills.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.

The role will not require any prior knowledge of football, and the candidate will not be required to coach.

The candidate must have the right to live and work in the UK. Bloomsbury Football Foundation does not sponsor visas.

Please apply with CV & cover letter.

Benefits

Ongoing internal and external CPD.
Be a part of a growing organisation.
Opportunity to increase salary and grow your role.
Central London office (Camden Market) with free gym membership.
Regular staff socials.
Potential to get free tickets to Premier League, WSL, FA Cup, League Cup, and Champions League football matches.

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