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Foundation staff member teaching a class of children

NCS Team Member
Fixed-Term (July 2020 – August 2020)

The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a programme aimed at engaging, uniting and empowering its participants, supporting young people to gain essential work and life skills. The programme aims to provide participants with guidance for the future, through social action and community engagement projects.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the MFC Foundation, for proactive and dynamic individuals to join our NCS delivery team and support the delivery of the NCS programme for summer 2020. This is a temporary position, for 8 weeks, and successful candidates could expect to work approximately 191 hours throughout the delivery period.

The Role:

  • Assist in the delivery of the NCS programme, supporting young people across Teesside to inspire confidence and hope
  • Support a culture of quality service, professionalism and efficiency
  • Work as a team to ensure consistency and quality of MFC Foundation’s delivery across wider projects
  • Be responsible for promoting MFC and MFC Foundation throughout the programme
  • Lead a team of 15 young people through their NCS journey
  • Follow safeguarding policies and make appropriate judgements when responding to sensitive situations
  • Create and develop strong relationships with local providers to support participants during programme delivery
  • Liaise with managers, external partners and team members to provide data and feedback reports on the project

Candidates must:

  • Be 18+
  • Have a professional and quality-oriented attitude with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Show resilience and integrity, with a strong understanding of safeguarding
  • Be able to work under pressure and make informed judgements in sensitive safeguarding situations
  • Have experience working with young people in education environments / delivering community work
  • Be respectful and committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunities
  • Work effectively and efficiently with other staff members, and follow the procedures of the Foundation
  • Be available to attend training events and work/visit various locations in accordance with the delivery timetable
  • Be eligible to work in the UK

Desirable:

  • Qualifications relating to Sports Coaching and Youth Work
  • First Aid and Safeguarding qualifications

This post falls within the scope of ‘regulated activity’ and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) check and are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exemptions) Act 1975.

Closing Date: 5pm on 29 February 2020

To request an application form and job description, please email recruitment@mfcfoundation.co.uk.

MFCF is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. MFCF is also committed to the safeguarding of vulnerable groups

 

PROJECT WORKER
(Full Time, Temporary until August 2022)

Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation (MFCF) is the Club’s independent charity set up in 1996 by Chairman Steve Gibson. We use the power of the MFC brand to engage with the community to provide opportunities for disadvantaged young people and adults to maximise their potential to achieve.

The Role

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in Premier League and English Football League Trust funded projects and to be a positive role model to children and young people.  The role will include:

  • Delivering a range of MFC Foundation projects focusing on delivery of sport provision within partner primary schools across the Tees Valley
  • Delivering a range of scripted educational workshops including, but not limited to, primary schools, secondary schools and specialist and/or alternative provision.
  • Being an effective team member, whilst also representing MFCF’s core values, mission and vision at all times
  • Liaising and building professional relationships with PE coordinators and class teachers within schools
  • Supporting project coordinators in ensuring all project targets are met
  • Carrying out administrative duties as necessary, including maintaining accurate attendance registers, planning of lessons and assessments of performance
  • Contributing towards the evaluation of projects and ensuring monitoring systems are consistently maintained
  • Delivering collapsed curriculum days and extracurricular clubs
  • Demonstrating effective and consistent safeguarding and health and safety practices at all times
  • Hours of work are predominantly weekdays, 9.00am – 5.00pm; however, evening and weekend working will also be required to support wider Foundation projects

Candidates must:

  • Be eligible to work in the UK
  • Be qualified to at least FA level One in Football Coaching or equivalent, plus multi-sport qualifications
  • Have experience of delivering sport and workshops in an educational setting to both children and adults
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills together with good organisational skills and a high level of attention to detail
  • Have knowledge of using a variety of software packages including Microsoft Office
  • Have a high regard for equality and diversity and be able to apply this within a quality service delivery
  • Hold a full UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle

This post falls within the scope of ‘regulated activity’ and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974).  Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) check and are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exemptions) Act 1975.

To request an application form and job description, please email recruitment@mfcfoundation.co.uk.

Closing date for applications: 26th February 2020

MFCF is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. MFC is also committed to the safeguarding of vulnerable groups

 

PROJECT WORKER EAST CLEVELAND
(38hrs a week – 18 Month contract)

Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation (MFCF) is the Club’s independent charity set up in 1996 by Chairman Steve Gibson. We use the power of the MFC brand to engage with the community to provide opportunities for disadvantaged young people and adults to maximise their potential to achieve.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to work with a Professional Football Club to engage and inspire young people and the communities of East Cleveland, with a specific focus on supporting our health, education and sports participation initiatives.

The Role:

  • Supporting a range of MFC Foundation projects including the Boro Bus and East Cleveland Community projects.
  • Delivering scripted educational workshops including but not limited to, primary schools, secondary schools and community groups.
  • Working closely with project coordinators in ensuring all project targets and KPIs are met
  • Carrying out administrative duties as necessary including maintaining accurate attendance registers, planning of sessions and assessments of performance.
  • Contributing towards the evaluation of projects and ensuring monitoring systems are consistently maintained.
  • Building sustainable relationships with the communities of East Cleveland.
  • Inclusive approach to engagement and delivery.

 Candidates must:

  • Be eligible to work in the UK
  • Have the ability to develop and deliver innovative and engaging workshops.
  • Work independently ensuring high standards are met at all times.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills together with good organisational skills and a high level of attention to detail
  • Have knowledge of using a variety of software packages including Microsoft Office
  • Have a high regard for equality and diversity and be able to apply this within a quality service delivery
  • Hold a full UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle

This post falls within the scope of ‘regulated activity’ and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974).  Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) check and are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exemptions) Act 1975.

To request an application form and job description, please email recruitment@mfcfoundation.co.uk.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 4th March 2020

MFCF is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. MFC is also committed to the safeguarding of vulnerable groups

 

EMPLOYABILITY PROJECT WORKER – EAST CLEVELAND
FULL TIME (35 HOURS P/W)
FIXED TERM CONTRACT – 18 MONTHS

Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation (MFCF) is the Club’s independent charity set up in 1996 by Chairman Steve Gibson. We use the power of the MFC brand to engage with the community to provide opportunities for disadvantaged young people and adults to maximise their potential to achieve.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a growing and passionate team based within a professional football club charity. The Employability Project Worker will be responsible for delivering support to residents of East Cleveland to help them to secure and sustain employment.

This includes helping our participants to identify career goals, work towards their set goals and targets and progress into further education, training or employment.  The successful candidate will need to be able to work in partnership with other providers and employers in the region to secure the best possible outcomes for our participants.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have knowledge of the local labour market, particularly in relation to East Cleveland
  • Be able to work with local partners and MFCF’s East Cleveland and Employability managers to identify gaps in local provision and create solutions to fill these gaps
  • Develop and deliver 1-2-1 and group employability training as required using the unique qualities of MFC and sport to develop participant’s transferable work skills
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines and targets
  • Have a strong commitment to continuous improvement and the quality of service
  • Be available to work evenings, where required

This post falls within the scope of ‘regulated activity’ and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974).  Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) check and are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exemptions) Act 1975. MFCF is an equal opportunities employer and committed to the safeguarding of vulnerable groups.

To request an application form and job description, please email recruitment@mfcfoundation.co.uk. Owing to the high volume of applications expected, if we have not contacted you within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted for interview.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 4th March 2020

MFCF is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

MFC is also committed to the safeguarding of vulnerable groups

 

STEPPING UP COACH EAST CLEVELAND
(Full Time – 38 hours)
(Fixed Term for 18 months)

Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation (MFCF) is the Club’s independent charity set up in 1996 by Chairman Steve Gibson. We use the power of the MFC brand to engage with the community to provide opportunities for disadvantaged young people and adults to maximise their potential to achieve.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in an expanding project in East Cleveland, working with a professional football club charity and local schools, engaging and inspiring young people with a specific focus on transition from Year 6 to Year 7.  We’re looking for a professional, enthusiastic, self-motivated role model to help young people reach their potential and maintain the momentum as they make what can be a difficult step from primary school into the less familiar and comfortable environment of secondary education. Whilst sport and activity will be central to the role, mentoring, pastoral attention and advocacy skills will be essential.

The Role:

  • Delivering the Schools Transition programme within East Cleveland
  • Liaising with Senior Leadership teams within schools, local authority representatives and support agencies to ensure project success
  • Supporting the Coordinator in ensuring all project targets are met and creating a bespoke programme in schools
  • Carrying out administrative duties as necessary, i.e. attendance records, registers, quality assurance and maintaining monitoring systems
  • Delivering the out-of-school-hours programme

 Candidates must:

  • Have experience of delivering educational workshops and sports provision within disadvantages communities, as well as experience in running and developing extra-curricular activities
  • Be flexible since the role requires evening and weekend working (including match days)
  • Possess exceptional communication and organisational skills
  • Have a positive attitude and a strong focus on teamwork
  • Possess a strong commitment to quality service delivery and monitoring and evaluating programme delivery
  • Have excellent IT skills, including Microsoft Outlook and the use of databases
  • Be respectful and committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunities and have a good level of understanding of social inclusion and the issues facing young people from disadvantaged communities
  • Possess a Level 2 sporting qualification (preferably football) and additional NGB multi-sport qualifications
  • Hold an Emergency First Aid Certificate and Certificate in Safeguarding, or be willing to work towards
  • Be eligible to work in the UK, hold a UK Driving License and own transport

This post falls within the scope of ‘regulated activity’ and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974).  Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) check and are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exemptions) Act 1975.

To request an application form and job description, please email recruitment@mfcfoundation.co.uk quoting ref: SUC/MFCF/20

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 4th  March 2020

MFCF is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. MFC is also committed to the safeguarding of vulnerable groups

 

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT WORKER – EAST CLEVELAND
(38hrs a week – 18 Month contract)

Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation (MFCF) is the Club’s independent charity set up in 1996 by Chairman Steve Gibson. We use the power of the MFC brand to engage with the community to provide opportunities for disadvantaged young people and adults to maximise their potential to achieve.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to work with a Professional Football Club to engage and inspire young people by supporting the delivery of MFC Foundations Premier League Inspires alternative education programme and implementing new community sessions with a focus on performing arts.

The Role:

  • Support the delivery of MFC Foundations Premier League Inspires alternative education programme.
  • Create and deliver a programme of performing arts engagement sessions.
  • Working closely with project coordinators in ensuring all project targets and KPIs are met.
  • Carrying out administrative duties as necessary including maintaining accurate attendance registers, planning of sessions and assessments of performance.
  • Contributing towards the evaluation of projects and ensuring monitoring systems are consistently maintained.
  • Building sustainable relationships with the communities of East Cleveland.
  • Inclusive approach to engagement and delivery.

 Candidates must:

  • Be eligible to work in the UK
  • Have the ability to develop and deliver innovative and engaging workshops.
  • Work independently ensuring high standards are met at all times.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills together with good organisational skills and a high level of attention to detail
  • Have knowledge of using a variety of software packages including Microsoft Office
  • Have a high regard for equality and diversity and be able to apply this within a quality service delivery
  • Hold a full UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle

This post falls within the scope of ‘regulated activity’ and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974).  Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) check and are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exemptions) Act 1975.

To request an application form and job description, please email recruitment@mfcfoundation.co.uk.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 4th March 2020

MFCF is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. MFC is also committed to the safeguarding of vulnerable groups

 

FUNDING OFFICER
Part Time – 21 hours per week
Fixed Term Contract – 18 months

Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation (MFCF) is the Club’s independent charity set up in 1996 by Chairman Steve Gibson. We use the power of the MFC brand to engage with the community to provide opportunities for disadvantaged young people and adults to maximise their potential to achieve.

This is a unique opportunity to be involved in a growing and passionate team based within a professional football club charity. The MFCF Funding Officer will be responsible for identifying and maximizing funding opportunities through funding sources such as charitable trusts, grant makers and governmental organisations, ensuring the Foundation has continuous funding streams for the sustainability for the current and future programmes.

The post holder will work closely with the Business Development Manager and programme coordinators in order to identify and match opportunities of funding with the project requirements. The successful candidate will need to be able to develop partnerships and relationships with funding providers across the UK to secure the best possible funding outcome for our programmes. This position requires an experienced bid writer to support the bid process for the business. The individual will prepare and focus on high quality and compelling material, to write coherent, organised and persuasive proposals, conduct thorough research and propose additional potential funding opportunities. The successful candidate will continuously update and maintain a comprehensive database of funders and applications, as well as future funding opportunities.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Be experienced in and possess relevant knowledge of bid writing.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines and targets.
  • Have a strong commitment to continuous improvement and the quality of service.

This post falls within the scope of ‘regulated activity’ and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974).  Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) check and are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exemptions) Act 1975. MFCF is an equal opportunities employer and committed to the safeguarding of vulnerable groups

To request an application form and job description, please email recruitment@mfcfoundation.co.uk. Owing to the high volume of applications expected, if we have not contacted you within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted for interview.

Closing date for applications: 10 March 2020

MFCF is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

MFC is also committed to the safeguarding of vulnerable groups