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Our Community Trust are looking to recruit

22 September 2017

Northampton Town's Football in the Community Programme wishes to recruit a Lead Primary Stars Officer.

Hours of Duty: 37.5 hours a week with a flexible approach to working hours. The role will include some weekend and evening working

Annual Leave: 28 days per annum, including public holidays

Responsible To: The Community Manager and Board of Trustees

Job Purpose: Due to the growth of the Primary Stars Programme the Community Trust are looking to employ a lead officer for the scheme. The successful applicant will manage the community coaches in delivering the Premier League Primary Stars Programme, develop resources to standardise delivery, work with schools to grow the delivery of the scheme and complete reports for the Premier League.

Specific Responsibilities include:

• Utilising the funding provided by the Premier League Charitable Fund to implement and develop the Trust's Primary Stars programme in schools throughout the county to children aged between 5-11
• The successful applicant will have a good knowledge of delivering PE in schools working within the national curriculum.
• Planning the Primary Stars delivery programme coordinating with partner schools to provide a robust CPD programme for teachers
• Produce and deliver a model for all staff in the programme to present a quality schools PE package
• Work with partner schools to produce SLA’s as required by the Premier League
• Represent the Trust in a professional manner at training events to support the Premier Leagues Primary Stars programme
• Produce a staff training programme to upskill all the coaches in the scheme working in the Primary Stars delivery
• The lead officer will be required to produce a good standard of written work producing reports for the trustees and the Premier league. The successful candidate will also have an understanding of the Views Data systems
• The role is a key appointment for the Community programme so the successful candidate will need to be able to work within tight deadlines to meet the needs of the Premier League.
• Working to achieve targets set by the community manager, you will need to be self- motivated to succeed and be creative in overcoming challenges.

The successful applicant will need to inspire and motivate the community staff, leading by example to promote the work carried out in schools. The role will require the officer to work flexible hours supporting the community programme on match days when schools in the programme are visiting the stadium, represent the Trust in a professional manner at all times while helping to develop a top quality delivery for the Primary Stars programme with the aim to move forward to the next funding level in two years.

Person Specification
Essential Criteria:
• At least 3 years’ experience of working in an education setting
• A good knowledge of a community programme schools delivery model
• Experience of planning and delivering good quality schools coaching
• Strong team and work ethic
• Ability to work to deadlines
• Knowledge of managing budgets writing reports
• Level 3 Coaching Certificate

Desirable Criteria:
• Level 3 AFPE Qualification
• Experience at writing funding bids
• Experience of managing teams

Equality Statement: We promote inclusion, confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status or civil partnership, race, nationality, ethnicity (race), religion or belief, ability or disability, pregnancy and maternity and encourage equal opportunities. We welcome applications from suitably qualified persons.

Application Process: To apply, candidates should send a letter highlighting their motivation for the role and relevant experience with an up to date CV. Applications should be sent to Paul Devlin, Community Manager, by email on or by letter to Community Manager, Northampton Town Football in the Community Programme, Sixfields Stadium, Upton Way, Northampton, NN5 5QA.

The closing date for applications is 2nd October 2017

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