Education Manager

Full Time
21 / 07

We are now looking to recruit to the role of Education Manager to oversee and develop a number of Primary and Secondary School programmes including Premier League Primary Stars and Premier League Inspires.

Full description

Job vacancy:

Education Manager

Remuneration + benefits:


Long service holidays

Free parking

Subsidised gym membership

BFC retail store discount

Death in Service

Employee Assistance Programme through Unum

Discount and support services through LifeWorks

Subsidised home matchday tickets

Contract type:

Full time [35 hours per week: Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm]

Fixed Term until 31st July 2023 with a view to extend


Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way, Burnley, BB10 4BX

Closing date:

Tuesday 5th July 2022 at 5pm

Should an adequate number of applications be received prior to the closing date, Burnley FC reserve right to remove this advert.

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 Education Manager to oversee and develop a number of Primary and Secondary School programmes including Premier League Primary Stars and Premier League Inspires.

Role expectations

Reporting to Head of Education, the Education Manager will be expected to:

  • Oversee and develop a number of existing programmes in the Education department, including Premier League Primary Stars and Premier League Inspires.
  • Build and maintain working relationships with all local primary and secondary school’s while being directly responsible for the co-ordination and monitoring of the Premier League Primary Stars and Premier League Inspires programme within local schools across East Lancashire.
  • To proactively develop links with new and existing organisations to support our delivery in schools and add value to new and existing projects.
  • Oversee the delivery of high-quality sport and education programmes providing local primary and secondary schools with best value and outstanding quality.
  • Promote BFCitC’s primary and secondary school engagement projects as exemplar programmes locally and nationally.
  • Create bespoke education programmes for attracting alternative curriculum revenue streams.
  • Create links between our primary and secondary school projects to achieve a transitional timeline for students.
  • Work closely and build strong relationships with Headteachers, PE coordinators and teaching staff to deliver outstanding PE, health, education and intervention sessions.
  • Compile staff development plans and effective monitoring and evaluation processes for auditing staff quality and informing CPD requirements.
  • Ensure our school sport and education programmes are aligned with the national curriculum and government policy.
  • To line manage staff working on school programmes including conducting appraisals, return to work and welfare and wider people management responsibilities.
  • Work with the wider BFCitC team to cross-sell BFCitC initiatives and facilities.
  • Ensure your team share appropriate information, such as safeguarding and/or child protection issues, with the relevant agencies in accordance with agreed information sharing protocols.
  • Work with the marketing team to showcase our educational projects.
  • Keep accurate files and records and produce output evidence as per any funding requirements.
  • To be accountable for achieving agreed outcomes, output, and personal/team targets.
  • To work with the Head of Education to support the budget for all Education programmes, ensuring spend is correctly planned.
  • To work closely with the Head of Education and Co-ordinators in the department to seek new opportunities for programmes and offers.
  • Ensure that you and your team record all programme information on allocated monitoring systems.
  • Ensure that all requirements under Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities, Data Protection and Safeguarding are implemented and comply with BFCitC policies and procedures, in order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of all young people, staff and volunteers involved in the programme.
  • To attend networking events, workshops, conferences, and training sessions as appropriate.
  • To be able to work flexible hours where the role of the job requires.
  • Promote the Burnley Football Club in the Community and Burnley Football Club 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.
  • Demonstrate the Burnley FC in the Community values at all times.
  • Work alongside other team members to support in other departments as and when required to promote best practice
  • To work towards agreed objectives.
  • Comply with all Charity policies.
  • Willingness to attend training courses to enhance own professional development.
  • 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.

An ideal candidate will have;


  • A Teaching qualification (PTTLS, QTS, PGCE).
  • A degree or equivalent experience in a relevant area of work.
  • 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.
  • Able to plan, monitor and deliver outstanding PE, health, wellbeing, alternative curriculum sessions to inspire young people, positively impacting their future.
  • Experience of working with young people across all key stages.
  • Experience of building positive relationships with school leaders.
  • Experience of developing new projects to improve educational attainment.
  • Sound knowledge of national curriculum at all key stages.
  • Experience of leading and developing staff.
  • Ability to monitor, evaluate and assess project performance.
  • Knowledge and experience of Safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults.
  • Full driving license and the use of a vehicle


  • Level 2 Sports certificate.
  • Youth work qualification.
  • Mental Health First Aid / Awareness certificate or similar.
  • PE School Sports Certificate.
  • Possession of or a willingness to work towards a recognised Management Qualification.
  • A positive attitude towards professional development and their own learning.
  • Experience of working on sport-based projects.
    • Experience of working in the Charitable sector.
    • Budget management experience.
    • Disability, Female and/or BAME specific coaching experience.

Applicants will need to have a flexible approach to work and be able to work occasional evenings, weekends and match days.

Please apply by downloading and completing the job application form which can be found on the BFC in the Community website (alternative format available upon request). BFCitC no longer accept CV’s.

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.


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