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Foundation staff member teaching a class of children

CAREERS AND ENTERPRISE OFFICER
37.5 hours per week
Fixed Term until 31 July 2022

 Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation (MFCF) is the Club’s independent charity set up in 1996 by Chairman Steve Gibson. We use the power of the MFC brand to engage with the community to provide opportunities for disadvantaged young people and adults to maximise their potential to achieve.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a growing and passionate team based within an award-winning professional football club charity. The Careers and Enterprise Officer will be based at the Herlingshaw Centre, South Bank and work closely with colleagues within the Education Team to collectively provide a meaningful, stimulating and enriching learning experience and to promote and broaden ambition in all our children and young people within schools taking part in the programme, across all areas of the Tees Valley.

The Role:

  • Deliver an inclusive and accessible Enterprise and Careers programme for KS1 and KS2 students to primary schools across all areas of the Tees Valley taking part in the programme (Stockton, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Hartlepool and Redcar & Cleveland) and which compliments both the National Curriculum and existing career guidance.
  • Support and deliver events such as meaningful encounters with local businesses, assemblies, aspirational trips and annual TVCA-wide enterprise challenges.
  • Ensure that all activities reflect the chronological age and key stage curriculum of students involved in the programme, balancing both the KS1 and KS2 Curriculum specifically.
  • Plan and deliver high quality sessions to primary school children, with supporting worksheets, resources and learning aids.
  • Improve pupils’ knowledge of different educational and employment pathways.
  • Promote and encourage ‘light touch’ teacher and parent/legal guardian involvement in children’s Careers and Enterprise learning.
  • Improve teachers’ knowledge and skills regarding careers and enterprise education.
  • Work closely with the Careers and Enterprise Coordinator to contribute to consistent and high-quality virtual resources, to be uploaded monthly to the Tees Valley Careers Hub platform.
  • Work closely with partner schools to strengthen relationships and ensure the best possible outcomes for children and young people – with regards to the careers and enterprise curriculum.
  • Adapt and influence delivery to remove barriers to learning and provide additional support and reasonable adjustments to those with additional needs – where required.
  • Engage with local business involved in the programme to supplement delivery and maximise the influence their involvement has on the student learning experience and accessibility.

Candidates should

  • Have a sound knowledge of Careers and Enterprise activity and experience of delivering Enterprise-specific activity – working with, or delivery to, primary school students (KS1 & KS2)
  • Be experience in classroom-based delivery
  • Possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines and targets
  • Have excellent IT, planning, organising and administrative skills with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Have knowledge of and adherence to, Safeguarding, GDPR, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policies
  • Be able to work flexibly since the role may require working evenings in relation to delivery timetables and working some match days (weekends and evenings)
  • Be eligible to work in the UK, have a valid driving license and access to own transport

To request an application form and job description, please email recruitment@mfcfoundation.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 18 August 2021

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.

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

 

YOUTH SUPPORT OFFICER – East Cleveland
37.5 hours per week
Fixed Term Contract – Until 31.08.23 (with potential to extend subject to funding)

Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation (MFCF) is the Club’s independent charity set up in 1996 by Chairman Steve Gibson. We use the power of the MFC brand to engage with the community to provide opportunities for disadvantaged young people and adults to maximise their potential to achieve.

Based at MFCF’s offices in Loftus, East Cleveland this is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a growing and passionate team within an award-winning professional football club charity. In this role you will use the influence of sport, youth work and criminal justice sectors to deliver positive change in the lives and behaviours of vulnerable young people within the local community.

This position is predominately 08.30am to 5.00pm, Monday-Friday but requires flexibility as the successful candidate may be required to work evenings or weekends in relation to the delivery timetables as well as travel to other sites on a regular basis.

The Role:

  • Implement and support the development of youth activities with targeted cohorts – building trust and relationships within the local community in order to promote positive outcomes for young people
  • Sourcing, developing and delivering bespoke interventions that best meet the needs of referrals
  • Achieving personal, social and community development outcome improvements through the use of sport and physical activity
  • Providing a holistic approach to improving lives of vulnerable young people
  • Being a trusted and reliable role model to vulnerable young people within the community
  • Working collaboratively with partner organisations and local authorities
  • Managing caseloads, new referrals and withdrawal plans.

 Candidates should:

  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, particularly with young people.
  • Be able to work effectively towards achieving set KPIs & outcomes
  • Have experience in delivering educational workshops and sports provision within disadvantaged communities
  • Understand issues and difficulties facing young people from disadvantaged communities
  • Hold, be working towards or willing to work towards, a minimum of a Level 2 Youth Work Qualification (or equivalent)
  • Have an excellent understanding of safeguarding including procedures, thresholds, and case management
  • Possess a passion for the Community and making a difference to the lives of young people
  • Be able to demonstrate a good level of understanding of social inclusion and the issues facing young people from disadvantaged communities and have experience of providing pastoral care.
  • Be able to connect and relate to young people who display challenging behaviour and/or have suffered significant trauma
  • Have a knowledge of youth offending, child criminal exploitation, child sexual exploitation and county lines.
  • Be highly organised with strong administrative skills including excellent IT skills, particularly email and databases
  • Be able to work under your own initiative and be able to manage caseloads effectively
  • Be eligible to work in the UK and hold a valid driving licence with access to own transport

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

Closing date for applications: August 30th 2021

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

 

COMMUNITY PROJECT WORKER
37.5 hours per week
Fixed Term Contract for 18 Months

Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation (MFCF) is the Club’s independent charity set up in 1996 by Chairman Steve Gibson. We use the power of the MFC brand to engage with the community to provide opportunities for disadvantaged young people and adults to maximise their potential to achieve.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a growing and passionate team based within a professional football club charity. The Community Project Worker will work across a variety of school and community-based projects delivering education, sport, health, and inclusion sessions to support the people of East Cleveland.

This includes working alongside local schools to deliver health and education sessions to their students to enhance the learning experiences for the children and being responsible for engaging with and recruiting participants to attend MFC Foundations community-based programmes.

The Role:

  • Delivering sessions across a range of MFC Foundation programmes, including but not limited to community support, health & wellbeing, equality workshops, mental health and Premier League Kicks
  • Delivering provision in primary and secondary educational settings that are safe, high quality and impactful
  • Ability to engage with and recruit participants to MFC Foundation programmes.
  • Promote change and positively challenge discrimination
  • Promote the vision, mission and core values of MFC Foundation
  • Engage and aid development of community-based initiatives
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusive practices, ensuring equal opportunities for all
  • Deliver sport and physical activity sessions with youth and adult groups
  • Be committed to continuous personal professional development
  • Build trusted and reliable relationships as a role model for young people

 Candidates should:

  • Possess Level 1 sports coaching qualification from a recognised National Governing Body
  • Have an understanding and passion for improving the ability, opportunity and dignity of disadvantaged people in our communities
  • Have experience in delivering educational workshops and sports provision within disadvantaged communities and possess a passion for the community and making a difference to the lives of young people.
  • Be able to engage with all groups within our communities, developing and supporting opportunities for under-represented groups or individuals
  • Be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of first-class safeguarding practices.
  • Be comfortable leading delivery of sport-based and educational sessions
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to adapt communication methods to best engage within a variety of settings
  • Ensure all targets are met within sessions and support the development of MFC Foundation programmes
  • Be flexible since evening and/or weekend working, with travel, will be required in relation to delivery timetables
  • Hold a valid driving licence and have access to own transport
  • Be eligible to work in the UK

 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 MFCF/CCC

Closing date for applications: Monday August 16th 2021

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE VACANCIES WITHIN MIDDLESBROUGH FOOTBALL CLUB NOT THE FOUNDATION

 

SENIOR TICKETING EXECUTIVE
(Full Time)

An opportunity has arisen within the Ticketing Department for a full time Senior Ticketing Executive

The Role

  • Support the Ticketing Operations Manager in the day to day management of the Ticket Office and to cover during absences.
  • Ensure sufficient staffing levels to provide first class counter sales and inbound email sales enquiry services and to ensure that all sales activities are dealt with promptly, with a high level of customer service and within agreed times.
  • Develop, alongside the Data and Insight Executive, proactive sales projects targeting fan engagement and incremental ticketing revenue
  • Lead the team during the implementation of Ticketing Sales projects
  • Create and manage data lists in line with General Data Protection Regulations
  • Fully support the operational delivery of the Ticketing service, ensuring team support within all ticketing activities

The Candidate

  • Have experience of working within a proactive sales environment and be able to demonstrate excellent customer service and leadership skills
  • Be proficient and knowledgeable of the computerised ticketing system and Microsoft Office
  • Have excellent communication and organisational skills and be able to prioritise tasks
  • Be meticulous and possess a high level of numeracy to help in reconciling sales and cash
  • Have the ability to work under pressure during challenging periods and be able to work towards agreed targets

 

If you would like to be part of a committed team who value humility, respect and honesty, please contact recruitment@mfc.co.uk to request an application form quoting Ref STE/21.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 30 July 2021

MFC 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.

 

ACTIVITY TEAM MEMBERS

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Supporter Services Match Day Activity Team, providing a memorable match day experience to our supporters.

THE ROLE

  • Delivering a variety of Generation Red Family Zone (GRFZ) activities
  • Entertaining supporters and guests attending the GRFZ, especially our younger supporters
  • Participating in pitch side activities
  • Involvement in our Matchday Sensory Room, FanZone and 12th Man Bar Activities
  • Attending briefings and training sessions

THE CANDIDATE

Our ideal candidates will be professional, enthusiastic, friendly, self-motivated and articulate since you will play an important role in providing a fun, entertaining, engaging and safe environment for our supporters. You will also need to have:

  • Experience of working with young people within an activity-based organisation (i.e. a school, scouts, youth club, etc).
  • The ability to work as part of a team and be willing to work independently.
  • Excellent organisational skills and be able to work to time schedules.
  • Be eligible to work in the UK

You will be required to work at first team home matches, including evening games and some non-match days at the Riverside Stadium.

If you would like to be part of a committed team who value humility, respect and honesty please contact recruitment@mfc.co.uk to request an application form, quoting reference MFCATM.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: FRIDAY AUGUST 6th 2021

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.

MFC 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

 

LEAD ACADEMY STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH

Middlesbrough Football Club is looking to recruit a Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach for our CATEGORY 1 ACADEMY.  The main purpose of the job is to lead the Strength and Conditioning provision at the Academy with active involvement with the under 15 to under 23 age groups, including individual and injured players.

THE ROLE

  • To lead the planning and delivery of strength and conditioning sessions for Academy players.
  • To work closely with the first team Fitness Coach, to align practices to give a one club ethos to strength and conditioning to aid players’ transition between age groups.
  • To design and implement a competency framework for the Academy for all players working in the gym, allowing them to develop through different stages depending on their competency of chosen movements.
  • To ensure that strength and conditioning programmes have a focus of transition into the next phase/ age group.
  • To support the Academy Sport Scientist with the younger players’ programme.
  • To work closely with Professional Development Phase coaches to support the “on field” work of the under 18-23 players to include active involvement with the under 23 age group.
  • To have an active involvement in physical testing and promote player preparation, readiness and recovery.
  • To work closely with Lead Academy Sport Scientist to ensure players programmes are individualised where necessary to target a certain aspect of their physical development using testing results.
  • To be involved from injury through to return to play with under 18 to under 23 players ensuring that we maximize players chances to develop movement literacy and physicality during a period of non-training.
  • To ensure players are prepared for loan/ international duties and assist with individual strength and conditioning plans.

THE CANDIDATE

The successful candidate should:

  • Possess a minimum BSc or equivalent in Strength and Conditioning/Sport & Exercise Science
  • Demonstrate previous experience within a strength and conditioning role (or similar)
  • Have experience of leading/managing others
  • Experience of working with Youth Athletes in a strength and conditioning capacity.
  • UKSCA Accredited
  • BASES Accredited (or working towards)
  • Level 2 or above qualified Coach (Desirable)
  • ITMiFF/ FA Level 4 First Aid Qualified (Desirable)
  • Be adaptable with working practices
  • Have excellent IT and presentation skills
  • Be able to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences
  • Value working as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Be diligent with all aspects of work
  • Be dedicated to self-improvement and personal development

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.

If you would like to be part of a committed team who value humility, respect and honesty, please contact recruitment@mfc.co.uk to request an application form.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: FRIDAY AUGUST 6th 2021

MFC 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