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 on a BTEC programme in partnership with a partner college and mentor participants. The aim of the role is to provide a role model figure to participants and provide a holistic approach to their education. In addition, the programme provides a competitive football element to a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport programme.
Accountabilities with Key Outcomes:
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
Good understanding of coaching within BTEC programmes
Experience of planning and delivering high quality coaching sessions which are challenging and inclusive to the needs of the group.
Solid experience of working in and liaising with schools, colleges and educational stakeholders
Experience and knowledge of working within a brand environment and understanding the responsibilities that are associated with representing a Premier League Football Club
GCSEs in English, Maths and Science
Minimum Level 2 Coaching Certificate in Football with a view to work towards Level 3 (UEFA B)
Experience of managing a competitive sports team
Competent across Microsoft office
Clean Driving Licence with 2 years driving experience
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Creative and passionate about continuous improvement
Resilient and adaptable to change
Excellent and inclusive team-working abilities
Educated to degree level in relevant area e.g. Sports coaching/Sports Science
Experience of working in a competitive sporting environment
Coaching qualifications in other relevant sports
Understanding of City in the Community Foundation and its projects
Mentoring qualification or proven experience of mentoring students
Experience of building relationships with external organisations and maintaining internal partnerships.
Excellent communication and motivation skills
Youth work experience
Experience of strong behaviour management.
D1 Driving Licence and or Mini-bus driving experience or Qualification
Job Impact/Influence Measures:
Coach performance – direct responsibility for monitoring and reporting performance of students on BTEC programme
People management - No direct reports. Communication point for partner schools/organisations
Network – direct contact with external stakeholders, maintaining relationships with parents, students and staff
Funding – indirectly influences funding due to design and development of programmes that funding is used for and ongoing quality of delivery
Decision-making Authority: (Full / senior / some / limited / little / none)
Limited decision-making authority; the role directly leads a group of students so is an escalation point for students within in that business area.
Reports into Education Officer – Further
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