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JOB VACANCY: Community Trust Seek Primary Stars Officer

2 June 2017


JOB VACANCY: Community Trust Seek Primary Stars Officer

2 June 2017

Oldham Athletic Community Trust (OACT) are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated person to join the team to take up the brand new role of the Primary Stars Officer.

Vacancy – 37.5 Hours 
Salary £16,000 - £20,000 per annum (dependant on experience and individual candidate).

Oldham Athletic Community Trust is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated person to join the Community Trust team and take up the position of Oldham Athletic Community Trust Schools Officer.

Main purpose of the role is to:

  • To project manage, develop and grow the OACT schools programme and successfully implement and deliver the PLCF Primary Stars project within Oldham primary schools. This will include meeting with schools/school staff, organising events and deliver presentations.
  • Enhance teachers’ knowledge, skills and confidence to improve provision of PE and school sport.
  • Link all delivery in with other OACT projects to offer pathway opportunities for all participants.
  • To make sure all targets set by funders are exceeded across all projects including providing regular and upto date reports for VIEWS and funders.
  • Manage project staff. This will include providing feedback on delivery and mentoring where needed.
  • Co-ordinate additional opportunities for schools to participate in including sporting and non-sporting competitions.
  • Work alongside the Community Manager to identify and source funding to sustain or establish projects.
  • Quality assure and risk manage project delivery.
  • To represent Oldham Athletic Community Trust at stakeholder and community meetings across Oldham and on occasion at a regional and national level.
  • Liaising with key partners and stakeholders to deliver and help monitor the impact of delivery.
  • To be a flexible member of the Oldham Athletic Community Trust team and when requested assist in the delivery of other projects and activities including evenings and weekends. This may include working some Oldham Athletic matchdays as part of the project.

Premier League Primary Stars Project:
Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

Available to every primary school in England and Wales, it inspires girls and boys aged 5-11 in the classroom, the playground and on the sports field.
Teaching materials cover subjects from English and Maths to teamwork and PE, with free to download activity ideas, worksheets, lesson plans, fun assemblies and exclusive videos.

Learning is connected to the real world of sport to enthuse pupils when tackling challenging PSHE topics such as resilience, diversity, self-esteem and fair-play.
Professional football club staff work with teachers to deliver fun, educational sessions in a range of subjects within local partner schools.

Competitions range from national football tournaments, to creative writing and reading challenges for reluctant readers.

Premier League values underpin everything on offer, encouraging children to:

  • Be ambitious – work hard and never give up on their goals
  • Be inspiring – set a great example to others
  • Be connected –work well with others and in a team
  • Be fair – treat people equally and think of others

To be shortlisted you must be able in your application, to demonstrate that you can meet the essential criteria of the role.

  • Experience of working with young people.
  • Experience of working within an educational setting.
  • Experience of working within partnership and multi-agency programmes.
  • Experience of activity planning, project management and session management.
  • A proven track record of sourcing funding.
  • A proven ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • Examples of self-motivation and the ability to work on own initiative.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • FA Level 2 coaching qualification.
  • Ability to work unsociable hours and weekends.
  • Full UK driving licence or an ability to travel to various sites across Oldham.

Are you eligible:
To be eligible for shortlisting a candidate must have an FA Level 2 in Coaching Football qualification, which includes up to date Safeguarding and Emergency Aid. All short listed candidates must have a full UK driving licence.

How to apply:
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday, June  30, 2017. Any applications received after this will not be accepted.

To apply, please send a CV, covering letter and your salary expectation to Any applications received without a covering letter will not be considered for the position.

The interviews will take place on Thursday, July 20, 2017 (times TBC) and will consist of a practical interview and a formal interview which should last no longer than 90 minutes.

As this role involves direct access to young persons under the age of 18, within the context of the job or any subsequently related activities or responsibilities, the successful candidate will undergo a thorough screening process, which will include a Criminal Records Check, to ensure their suitability for the role.

Oldham Athletic Community Trust are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Oldham Athletic Community Trust equality statement is available on request.

Closing Date:
Friday 30th June 2017.

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