Established in 1986, City in the Community Foundation is the registered charity of Manchester City FC and uses the brand of the parent Club to deliver award-winning programmes centred around Health, Education and Inclusion. The projects engage and impact over 30,000 lives in Manchester annually.
The purpose of this role is to deliver the City Lifestyles programme. This is funded by Carex and is a family nutrition and health programme. The focus of the programme is to improve the health of families in Manchester, through lessons including hand hygiene, nutrition and cooking healthy meals from scratch. The role will involve delivering inclusive family sessions in schools and community settings.
Accountabilities with Key Outcomes:
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
Degree in nutrition, health, or health psychology
FA level 1 football coaching qualification or FA Introduction to Coaching Football qualification (or commitment to obtain this)
A-C GCSE or equivalent in maths and English
Experience of working with children and young people or various groups within the community. Experience of delivering in a school setting.
Experience of delivery in a classroom environment.
Experience of delivering nutritional content and cooking lessons
Experience of planning and delivering high quality education sessions which are challenging and inclusive to the needs of the group.
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Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Creative and passionate about continuous improvement
Resilient and adaptable to change
Excellent and inclusive team-working abilities
Full driving licence
Food safety qualification
Level 2 Coaching Certificate in football
Educated to degree level in a relevant field (Education, Sports, Coaching)
Understanding of City in the Community Foundation and its projects
Experience and knowledge of working within a brand environment and understanding the responsibilities that are associated with representing a Premier League Football Club
Experience of working with adults in an education setting
Experience of building relationships with external organisations and maintaining internal partnerships.
Excellent communication and motivation skills
Experience of strong behaviour management.
Job Impact/Influence Measures:
Coach performance – direct responsibility for monitoring and reporting performance of pupils and families on the programme
People management - No direct reports. Communication point for partner schools/organisations
Network – direct contact with external stakeholders, maintaining relationships with pupils, parents, and school staff
Funding – indirectly influences funding due to ongoing quality of delivery
Decision-making Authority: (Full / senior / some / limited / little / none)
Limited decision-making authority: the role directly delivers the City Lifestyles programme so is an escalation point for any issues arising within that business area.
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