Vacancy: AFC Telford United Foundation CIC Manager

AFC Telford United Foundation CIC Manager

£16,000-£19,000 per year (Depending on experience) 1 Year Fixed Contract with an option of an extension depending on funding.

Reports to: Community Director

Hours: 37 hours per week including evening & weekends & every AFC Telford United home match day.

Job Purpose: To strategically manage the AFC Telford United community development programme and establish a community foundation.

To include; the recruitment and management of coaching staff, engagement and retention of participants, ensure quality assurance procedures are enforced, develop partnerships and maintain relationships with relevant delivery sites and community stakeholders, management of project financials and funding partner relationships, reporting procedures in accordance with agreed business plan.

Principal Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

• To liaise with all identified partnership agencies with a view to promoting the community and outreach services and to identify opportunities to work with others not yet identified.
• The development, creation and management of a new charitable foundation for AFC Telford United.
• Support the delivery of programmes funded both nationally and locally.
• Assist in increasing participation for people within the community and with key demographics.
• Coordinate and deliver a wide range of football programmes, events and festivals.
• To familiarise with and adhere to all club policies and procedures.
• To actively work as part of the team to contribute to accomplish the club objectives.
• To work with key partners across Telford & Wrekin to deliver a community outreach programme.
• To develop new community partnerships to raise the profile of the Club and create sustainable community links.
• To create a range of programmes for diverse communities across Telford & Wrekin located at the Club
• To manage the coaching team and identify and provide training and CPD opportunities relevant to the programme
• Complete all internal monthly reports as requested, Funding Partner and any other relevant reports with adherence to deadlines
• A key responsibility is to secure additional grants and funding available to the CIC.
• Demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding and child protection, ensuring all projects are compliant with the clubs Safeguarding Policy
• To liaise and work closely with key partners to include the National League, local authorities, referral agencies, Club departments and community youth organisations.
• To be fully accountable for all project budgets
• To offer practical coaching support and cover where required to ensure activity remains consistent

General responsibilities

• Compliance with Club policies
• Compliance with data protection guidelines
• To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected
• To maintain professional conduct at all times & represent the brand of AFC Telford United in the wider community

Essential Knowledge/Experience/Skills:

• Must have relevant experience. This will include coaching within a sports development environment, experience of coaching and/or playing and project management skills.
• Working within partnership and multi-agency programmes.
• Working with young adults, primary and secondary school aged pupils.
• Activity planning, project management and staff management.
• FA Football Coaching
• FA Safeguarding Certificate
• First Aid Qualified

Person Specification

• Relevant experience of coaching and project managing in a community football environment
• Relevant experience in a variety of Sports relevant to the programme
• Experience of working in and liaising with schools, community organisations, local government departments and external funding partners
• Experience of working to a set budget and managing finances
• Experience of working in a youth work setting.

General skills and attributes

• Respectful and polite
• Outgoing / socially adept
• Open minded and adaptable to change
• Committed, self-motivated and driven.
• Proactive
• Reliable and trustworthy
• Team player
• Focused and results orientated
• Customer focused
• Professional/ high standards
• Responsible


• GSCE’s in English & Maths
• A minimum level 2 Coaching Certificate in Football
• A minimum level 1 in one other relevant sport
• Educated to degree level – (Ideal but not necessary)
• Coaching qualifications to Level 2 in at least one relevant sport.

As this role involves direct access to young persons under the age of eighteen, 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 Bureau Disclosure, to ensure their suitability for the role.

To apply please email a copy of your CV & a covering letter to [email protected]

Closing date, Friday 25th October.

Vacancy: AFC Telford United Foundation CIC Manager

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