STEM Coordinator

£26,000 - £28,000 yearly
  • Burnley Football Club
  • Burnley, UK
  • 06 Feb, 2024
Full time Coaching Education

Job Description

Department: Education  

Location:  Turf Moor / Local Schools / Local Facilities 

Contract Type: Fixed Term until 31st July 2025 (potential to be extended dependent on project success and funding) 

Working Pattern: 35 Hours per Week (Mon -Fri) 

Closing Date: Tuesday 5th March 2024 at 9am 

Salary:  £26,000 - £28,000 per annum 

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 

As a STEM Coordinator, you will play a crucial role in driving the development and delivery of a brand-new STEM learning curriculum delivering engaging and educational STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programmes to Primary, Secondary school and FE students, as well as facilitating professional development opportunities for teachers and internal staff. The programme will engage children and young people in a range of creative and innovative curriculum and extra-curriculum activities that will inspire a lifelong love for STEM, raise aspirations and promote STEM career opportunities in the local community.  


The post holder will work with the Education Manager to design and implement opportunities for young people to take part in hands on STEM based learning and STEM based events. This will include utilising a variety of products, whilst developing new ways to continuously develop and embed STEM throughout our education provision.    

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Reporting to the Education Manager, the STEM Coordinator will be expected to:    

  • Engage with children in a range of creative and innovative curriculum and extra-curricular activities that will inspire and promote STEM, in line with the Education and Charity strategic vision.  

  • Raise aspirations of local children and young people and promote STEM local careers through working with a variety of STEM partners to highlight the STEM work they undertake within the local area.  

  • Inspire a lifelong love of stem, providing participants with access to opportunities and highlight the careers available. 

  • Write an engaging and inspiring STEM curriculum offer which meets the needs of Primary and Secondary school children, alongside embedding National Curriculum Key Stage objectives.  

  • Work alongside partners to ensure the STEM curriculum meets the needs of the target audience and supports active delivery. 

  • To line manage a small team of staff completing appraisals and any other related formal processes.  

  • To develop confidence and competence by modelling good practice and acting as a mentor to the STEM/Primary/Secondary education team.  

  • To ensure meticulous planning is conducted prior to each session that is delivered, with considerations being made for individuals’ needs and requirements.  

  • To deliver the highest possible quality of STEM, interventions and community sessions, to a wealth of participants with varying abilities, needs and demands, in a variety of different environments. 

  • Work with existing suppliers and source new suppliers of STEM based learning technology. 

  • To partake in the crucial processes of monitoring and evaluation, to ensure that the progress / impact of any given provision is reporting to key funders in a timely and effective manner.  

  • Develop a framework to demonstrate the impact the programme has on the participants. 

  • To ensure that all participants are kept safe and well, before, during and after the delivery of a given session.  

  • Ensure all equipment is prepared and suitable for each session, this includes first aid kits. 

  • Liaise with schools, teachers and other organisations to ensure the most up to date, highest-quality STEM programme is delivered to all participants.  

  • To continuously evaluate the success / standards of own work and that of others, through rigorous self and departmental reflection and analysis.  

  • Work with colleagues on additional Community programmes to support participants to access the STEM curriculum. 

  • Work with the Education Manager to manage key relationships with the programme partners ensuring progress and impact is regularly shared. 

  • Work with the Education Manager to continuously develop and grow BFCitC’s STEM programme. 

  • Any other duties deemed appropriate by the Education Manager or equivalent. 

  • Comply with all Charity policies. 

  • To be able to work flexibly where the role of the job requires.  

  • To work towards agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).  

  • Promote Burnley FC in the Community brand and ethos in a professional, strong and positive manner.  

  • Hold a commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace and a willingness to undertake all relevant equality and diversity training. 

  • 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.  

  • Work alongside other team members to support in other areas of the organisation as and when required to promote best practice. 

  • Willingness to attend training courses to enhance own professional development. 

  • Always demonstrate the Charity’s values. 

Essential Qualifications, Experience & Skills 

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience 

  • A teaching qualification (PTTLS, QTS, PGCE) 

  • Safeguarding certificate or the willingness to undertake training. 

  • First Aid certificate or the willingness to undertake training. 

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Maths. 

  • Experience of delivering high quality educational programmes. 

  • Experience of working with children and young people from a variety of backgrounds. 

  • Experience of working in a school setting.   

  • Full driving license and/or have regular access to the use of a vehicle. 

  • Experience of writing and delivering STEM based curriculums. 

A copy of the full Job Description and Person Specification will be automatically sent to the email address provided on receipt of your application. Alternatively, you can email to request a copy. 

Safeguarding Statement 

Burnley FC in the Community are committed to safeguarding children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS), which will be paid for by the Charity. 

Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online safeguarding search will also be carried out by a member of our HR or Safeguarding Team for all shortlisted candidates. The post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check. 

E,D & I Statement 

Burnley FC in the Community are committed to equality and diversity within the workplace. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Reasonable adjustments are available for candidates and those employed by BFCitC who disclose. 

Veteran Statement 

Burnley FC in the Community are committed to supporting veterans, reservists and the wider armed forces community. We are actively engaged in the recruitment of Service Leavers.  

Mental Health Statement 

Burnley FC in the Community are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and Mental Health of all of our staff.