High School Partnership Assistant Coordinator

  • Manchester United FC
  • Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 11 Apr, 2024
Full time Coordinator Education Premier League Youth

Job Description

At Manchester United our aim is to Win the United Way – and the quality of our behind-the scenes team sets us apart from the competition.

Our people are as committed to the success of the company as the players are to winning trophies. We offer a unique and exciting working environment, excellent training, with recognition and rewards for the part each individual plays. Sounding good so far?

The Purpose:  

Manchester United Foundation believes every young person should feel empowered to achieve their goals and uses the power of football and Manchester United to support young people to make positive choices in their lives.

As a member of the high school management team, your main responsibility is to maintain positive working relationships with new and existing partners. Under the supervision of the senior coordinator, you will focus on supporting delivery officers within schools, helping them fulfil and exceed their service level agreement (SLA) responsibilities through various activities: strategic planning, effective safeguarding, quality assurance, event planning and coordination.

The Role:

  • Direct line management of 6-7 high school partnerships and MUF delivery officers.
  • Support the High School Partnership management team in providing quality assurance support across the department to ensure high quality delivery and consistency.
  • Work with the Senior Coordinator to facilitate safer working practices, assessments and training to support delivery officers and foster a team ethos within the Partner Schools division.
  • To support the Senior Coordinator in the management and development of School Partnership Officers including the setting, monitoring and evaluation of PDR objectives.
  • To provide operational support and advice to other divisions in the Foundation for the safe delivery of programmes, events, activities and associated training. Including Employability and Skills, Girl’s Development, PL Inspires, Disability and Inclusion.
  • To plan and lead regular steering group meetings with delivery officers and key partnership stakeholders both internal and external to ensure agreed contractual obligations and objectives remain relevant and on track.
  • To develop and manage effective working relationships with delivery staff and key stakeholders within the partner high schools, local community groups and organisations.
  • To work with the High School Partnership management team to innovate, manage, monitor and evaluate service level agreement objectives to ensure they are subject to legislation and remain relevant, unique and aligned to the strategic vision of the Foundation and the partner school department.
  • As directed by the High School Partnership Manager and Senior Coordinator, attend CPD, networking events and exhibitions relevant to the role, proactively using the information and learning to influence current and future partner school programmes, events, and activities.

The Person:

  • Strong functional skills in Mathematics and English.
  • A full and clean UK driving licence (or recognised equivalent).
  • Staff and/or student mentor support within an educational environment


  • Experience of managing partnerships, demonstrating a passion for innovation, creativity and excellence.
  • Proven ability of engaging with a range of stakeholders and external partners in order to achieve strategic and contractual objectives.
  • Events management and coordination.
  • Quality Assurance experience.
  • Staff wellbeing support experience
  • Experience of scoping, delivering, monitoring and evaluating a range of activities, events and programmes for young people and hard to reach groups. 


  • Experience of working within an academic setting
  • Minimum GCSE Grade C or Level 4 in Mathematics and English. 
  • Mental health First Aid
  • Other sports coaching qualifications.
  • Youth work qualification.
  • Knowledge of national curriculum.

If you would like to join the team and be part of our mission, to win the United way, please submit your application by Monday  14th August.  
Manchester United endeavour to respond to all job applications, however, please consider that we receive a high volume of applications, and this may not always possible.