Primary Liaison Officer - Carlisle

Full Time
21 / 07

Primary Liaison Officer - Carlisle

At Manchester United we aim to be the best on and off the pitch – 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.

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 live.

This role is part of the Primary School Team with the aim to inspire 5- to 11-year-olds to learn, enhance their personal wellbeing and equip them with the life skills required to thrive. This is achieved through two key strategic objectives:
  • Deliver an inspiring, high quality complimentary educational and personal development program (Primary Reds).
  • Leverage the additional benefits of the link to the club and the power of Manchester United Foundation to provide outstanding opportunities and experience.

Full description

The Role
  • To create a fun, enjoyable and inclusive learning environment that is inspiring, dynamic, challenging, and educational.
  • To create and develop session/lesson plans that will increasingly challenge and enhance skills, shape a positive attitude, and foster a confident approach to meeting the objectives of each programme.
  • To work with the Primary Schools Co-ordinator, High School Partnership Development Officer, and recognised school representatives to manage, monitor, evaluate and innovate the service level agreement objectives to ensure they remain relevant, unique, and aligned to the strategic vision of the Foundation and the partner primary schools.
  • To develop and maintain a positive relationship with allocated partner primary schools and Hub High School, act as Manchester United Foundation’s key contact in those schools.
  • As directed by the senior Primary School management team and Partnership Development Officer maintain registers, collect all relevant data, information, and evidence of good practice to support funding conditions and for the formulation of case studies.
  • Uphold and promote the Foundation’s Safeguarding policy and that of the partner primary schools working in conjunction with both Manchester United FC’s Safeguarding team and the school’s safeguarding lead.
  • Complete risk assessments to always ensure a safe and healthy working environment in accordance with Manchester United Foundation and Manchester United Football Club’s policies.
  • Keep up to date with Government strategy & policies on education (5-11yrs), changes to the National Curriculum and OFSTED
  • Cover the delivery timetable so no sessions are missed.

The Person
  • To want to make a positive difference to young people’s lives.
  • Hard working, enthusiastic and reliable.
  • People Skills (Self-assured, build rapport, empathise with others, emotionally intelligent, approachable).
  • Understanding of Safeguarding best practice.
  • Knowledge of implementing policies and procedures especially health and safety and risk assessments.
  • Knowledge of the National Curriculum and Ofsted Framework within schools.
  • Knowledge of the Premier League Primary Stars Programme (Desirable)
  • Previous experience working with children and young people, preferably within a charitable, school or sporting environment.
  • Proven ability of engaging with a range of stakeholders and external partners to achieve strategic and contractual objectives.
  • Scoping, delivering, monitoring, and evaluating a range of physical activity programmes.
  • Previous experience working in a primary school environment and knowledge of the National Curriculum.
  • Previous experience mentoring or pastoral experience within young people.
  • Ability to engage with a range of stakeholders to achieve strategic and contractual objectives.
  • Ability to enthuse and communicate with Key Stage 1 and 2 children in a positive learning environment.
  • A full UK driving licence with access to own car for business use.
  • Recognised coaching qualification at Level 2 or above.
  • First Aid Qualification
  • FA Safeguarding qualification
  • Strong functional skills in Mathematics and English
  • Level 2 Multi-Skills Qualification (Desirable)
  • Educated to degree, HND level or A level equivalent (Desirable)
  • Qualified Teacher (Desirable)

MUFL is an Equal Opportunities Employer and recognises the importance of safeguarding children and adults at risk in our workplace.

Due to this post being in regulated activity, the potential employee will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the appropriate level.

It is unlawful to employ a person in a UK-based job who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. You should make yourself aware of how immigration laws apply to you before applying for any of our roles.

MUFL positively welcomes and seeks to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment. We encourage applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application and perform at your best, please do not hesitate to contact to make a request; we are here to help.


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