PLPS Sports and Education Coach

£20,893 - £23,000 yearly
  • Burnley FC
  • Remote (Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way, Burnley, BB10 4BX and Primary Schools across East Lancashire)
  • 17 May, 2024
Full time Education

Job Description

Job Title: PLPS Sports and Education Coach.

Department:  Primary Education.

Location:  Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way, Burnley, BB10 4BX and Primary Schools across East Lancashire.

Contract Type:  Fixed Term until 31st July 2025.

Working Pattern:  Monday to Friday School Hours, 35 hours per week.

Closing Date:  Friday 28th June 2024.

Salary:  £20,893 - £23,000 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

The Sports and Education Coach will deliver the Premier League Primary Stars (PLPS) programme, delivering PE, physical activity and wellbeing education within selected primary schools to improve resilience, self-esteem and aspirations.

Roles and Responsibilities

·       Take responsibility for the delivery of PE and the Premier League Primary Stars programme within a cohort of schools on behalf of BFCitC.

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

·       Deliver the highest possible quality of lessons and sessions, to a wealth of participants with varying abilities, needs and demands, in a variety of different environments, including:

·       Deliver National Curriculum Physical Education, Extra-Curricular Sessions, Holiday Camps, Whole School Assemblies, Recreational Sport Sessions and Educational Sessions (Literacy, Numeracy and PSHE workshops).

·       Continuously evaluate the success / standards of own work and that of others, through rigorous self and departmental reflection and analysis.

·       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 effectively manner. This includes the use of regular registers and the Salesforce platform.

·       Ensure that all stakeholders are kept safe and well, before, during and after the delivery of a given session.

·       Understand and implement the Charity’s Safeguarding policy, procedures, and best practice guidelines in your role and use this understanding to ensure safe working practices, appropriate reporting of concerns and contribute positively to a safe environment.

·       Be able to work flexible hours where the role of the job requires.

·       Work towards agreed objectives.

·       Comply with all Charity policies.

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

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

·       Hold a commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace.

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

·       Always demonstrate the Charity’s values.

This job description is issued as a guideline to assist you in your duties and is not exhaustive. You may, on occasions, be required to undertake additional or other duties within the context of this job description.

Essential Qualifications, Experience & Skills

·       Level 2 Coaching certificate in any chosen sport.

·       Safeguarding certificate or the willingness to undertake training.

·       First Aid certificate or the willingness to undertake training.

·       Five GCSEs at grade C or above

·       Relevant training for working with children.

·       Level 3 Certificate in Supporting PE and School Sport (AfPE) OR similar

·       Experience of working on sport-based projects. 

·       Experience of delivering the PE curriculum in Primary schools.

·       Experience of working in a school setting. 

·       Full driving license and the use of a vehicle.

·       Excellent written and oral communication skills.

·       Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team.

Please email to request a copy of the full Job Description and Person Specification

How to apply

Please submit your CV via our careers page  Please note we cannot admit CV’s submitted via email.

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.