Careers

Foundation staff member teaching a class of children

STEPPING UP COACH 

(Full Time – 38 hours per week)

This is a fixed term contract until August 2019.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in an expanding project, working with a professional football club charity and local schools to engage and inspire young people with a specific focus on transition from year 6 to year 7.

We are looking for a professional, enthusiastic, self-motivated individual to work in schools to help young people reach their potential and maintain the momentum as they make what can be a difficult step from primary school and into the less familiar and comfortable environment of secondary education.

While sport and physical activity will be central to the role, mentoring, pastoral attention and advocacy skills will be essential; in short the post holder will be a positive role model. This position requires flexibility since the role requires working evenings and weekends including match days and since visiting a variety of locations is essential, a driving licence and own vehicle will be necessary.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have experience of delivering educational workshops and sports provision within disadvantaged communities, along with a good level of understanding of social inclusion and the issues facing these areas
  • Possess exceptional communication and organisational skills, both written and verbal
  • Have experience of incorporating educational areas within a sporting activity
  • Possess a strong commitment to quality service delivery and be able to monitor and evaluate programme delivery
  • Have excellent IT skills, including Microsoft Outlook and the use of databases
  • Possess an FA Level 2 and additional NGB multi-sport qualifications
  • Hold an Emergency First Aid Certificate and Certificate in Safeguarding, or be willing to work towards

This post falls within the scope of ‘regulated activity’ and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974).  Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) check and are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exemptions) Act 1975.

To request an application form and job description, please email recruitment@mfcfoundation.co.uk  quoting reference SUC/MFCF.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 28th August 2018 5pm

Owing to the high volume of applications expected, if we have not contacted you within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted for interview.

 

EMPLOYABILITY COORDINATOR

(38 hours per week including match days),

This is a fixed term contract until 31st August 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to work on MFC Foundation’s employability programmes; Premier League Works, MFC Foundation Traineeships and Building Better Opportunities.

MFC Foundation delivers various employability programmes to young people and adults looking to move closer to the jobs market, or progress into further education, employment or training.  We are looking for a candidate to coordinate MFC Foundation’s employability programmes, who is passionate about supporting and developing young people and adults who are NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training).  This exciting role involves coordinating and delivering an established education programme that develops the participant’s skills and knowledge in key areas such as Employability, Life Skills and Communication. The successful candidate will manage a team of three staff and work with partner organisations including the Premier League Charitable Fund, The English Football League Trust, Job Centre Plus and a range of training organisations to ensure programme targets are achieved and budgets are met.

Successful candidates should:

  • Have relevant experience in a similar role, ideally working with young people
  • Be able to demonstrate project management skills
  • Possess exceptional organisation and communication skills
  • Preferably have a background in teaching, sport and project management
  • Possess a dynamic personality with the ability to work with key stakeholders to achieve successful relationships
  • Have competent IT skills including Microsoft Office

This post falls within the scope of ‘regulated activity’ and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974).  Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) check and are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exemptions) Act 1975.

To request an application form and job description, please email recruitment@mfcfoundation.co.uk quoting Ref: EC/MFCF

Closing date for applications: Friday 31 August 2018 at 5 pm

Owing to the high volume of applications expected, if we have not contacted you within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted for interview.

 MFCF is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

MFC is also committed to the safeguarding of vulnerable groups