HR Manager

  • Burnley FC
  • Burnley, UK
  • 16 Nov, 2021
Full time Community Human Resources Leadership & Management Premier League

Job Description

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 HR Manager.

The successful applicant will be discreet, calm and fair with the ability to work in a fast paced environment.


Role expectations

Reporting to the Head of HR (Club) and Head of Governance and Operations (Charity), the HR Manager will sit on the Charity’s Senior Management Team and will manage our day to day HR function. Working closely with Burnley Football Club’s Head of HR, the successful candidate will be expected to:


  • Provide first line advice on current and existing benefits for employees and managers.
  • Work with the Head of HR to continuously review and develop HR policy and procedures to drive performance and mitigate disputes ensuring that they are implemented and followed.
  • Handle employment relations issues.
  • Oversee the recruitment and selection process and administration of all in coming and exiting employees – this will include writing job descriptions and preparing interview questions and application forms etc.
  • Produce all HR-related documentation.
  • Line manage one HR Officer.
  • Work with the Head of HR to implement learning and development policy.
  • Coordinate internal training programmes.
  • Support with HR matters relating to Equality and Safeguarding.
  • To be able to work flexible hours where the role of the job requires.
  • To work towards agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • 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.
  • 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;


  • CIPD Level 5 in Human Resource Management or equivalent CIPD qualification.
  • Proven HR generalist experience of three years.
  • Strong recruitment and selection experience.
  • Exceptional organisational and communication skills.
  • A solid understanding of the key principles of employment law.



  • Strong leadership skills to support and motivate staff.
  • Experience of operating in multi-site business.

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.


Application deadline: Tuesday 30th November 2021 @ 9am