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We are passionate about finding the right people to help us achieve our vision of using the power of football to involve, educate and inspire young people and their families across the North East through a broad range of innovative programmes that help improve their lives.

That's why we believe that the successful recruitment, retention and development of staff through professional qualifications, training and a values-led culture is vital to our success.

If you are passionate about helping people within this great region, and have expert skills to offer, we look forward to receiving your application.

In addition to paid employment, we also offer volunteering and non-paid student internship and apprenticeship opportunities.

All positions are based at the Stadium of Light unless otherwise stated in the job description. Foundation of Light is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

 

Current Vacancies:

 

SUNDERLAND & GATESHEAD REGIONAL TALENT CLUB MANAGER (PART-TIME)

Foundation of Light are recruiting a passionate, driven and organised Club Manager to support the Tier 1 Regional Talent Club. The Sunderland and Gateshead Regional Talent Club is the elite training programme within the female game and is governed in partnership with the FA. The Club Manager's role is to manage the coaching and support staff within the club as well as lead on all administrative duties, working closely with the Technical Director.

Previous applicants need not apply. Interested applicants should request an application pack by sending an email to alex.dunn@foundationoflight.co.uk, downloading packs below or by contacting 0191 551 5346.

CVs are not accepted. Candidates who have not heard within six weeks of application should assume they have been unsuccessful.

The closing date is Wednesday 7th June 2017.

If you are successful you can look forward to ongoing training opportunities, competitive salary and a range of benefits including childcare voucher scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, pension and opportunities for reward and recognition.

Appointments will be subject to thorough identity checks and, where appropriate, an immediate application for an enhanced DBS Check. Foundation of Light is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Job Description | Application Form

 

Primary Stars Coaches (PART TIME)

Foundation of Light are recruiting passionate and enthusiastic coaches to support the delivery of the Premier League funded Primary Stars programme. The Primary Stars programme takes place within Primary Schools across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Durham with coaches delivering PE and PHSE lessons alongside school teaching staff. Coaches need to be qualified to a minimum of FA Level 2 to apply.

Previous applicants need not apply. Interested applicants should request an application pack by sending an email to alex.dunn@foundationoflight.co.uk, downloading packs below or by contacting 0191 551 5346.

CVs are not accepted. Candidates who have not heard within six weeks of application should assume they have been unsuccessful.

The closing date is Wednesday 7th June 2017.

If you are successful you can look forward to ongoing training opportunities, competitive salary and a range of benefits including childcare voucher scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, pension and opportunities for reward and recognition.

Appointments will be subject to thorough identity checks and, where appropriate, an immediate application for an enhanced DBS Check · Foundation of Light is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Job DescriptionApplication Form

 

Football and Sport Coaches (Part Time)

Foundation of Light are recruiting passionate and enthusiastic coaches to support the delivery of their extensive evening and weekend programme. The Foundation of Light deliver a wide range of sessions for beginners through to gifted and talented male and female Children and young people across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Durham. Coaches need to be qualified to a minimum of FA (or equivalent NGB) Level 2 to apply.

Previous applicants need not apply. Interested applicants should request an application pack by sending an email to alex.dunn@foundationoflight.co.uk, downloading packs from our website www.foundationoflight.co.uk or by contacting 0191 551 5346.

CVs are not accepted. Candidates who have not heard within six weeks of application should assume they have been unsuccessful.

The closing date is Wednesday 7th June 2017. 

If you are successful you can look forward to ongoing training opportunities, competitive salary and a range of benefits including childcare voucher scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, pension and opportunities for reward and recognition.

Appointments will be subject to thorough identity checks and, where appropriate, an immediate application for an enhanced DBS Check · Foundation of Light is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Job Description | Application Form

 

GRAND IN YOUR HAND MATCHDAY LOTTERY SELLERS

Earn money, help support local communities and watch Sunderland AFC.

Are you confident in a sales environment and able to communicate on all levels? Foundation of Light are looking for confident, outgoing people to sell 'Grand in your Hand' lottery tickets.

Tickets are sold on match days and you will also get to see the Black Cats in action.

 

Job Role:

  • Selling lottery tickets to SAFC supporters on a match day, inside the Stadium of Light
  • Answering queries and giving information about Foundation of Light, SAFC's official charity
  • Handling cash and taking payment for the 'Grand in Your Hand' tickets
  • Being highly motivated and able to sell to target audiences
  • Wearing Foundation of Light lottery seller uniform

 

To apply, download an Application Form which can be completed and returned to to alex.dunn@foundationoflight.co.uk or posted to Foundation of Light, Stadium of Light, Sunderland SR5 1SU.

For more information, please contact Jemma Garrett jemma.garrett@foundationoflight.co.uk or call 0191 5515365.

 
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION APPRENTICESHIP (Various locations) | full time fixed terms (two years)

The main duties are to provide administrative support to staff within designated departments. Locations include Sunderland, Washington, South Tyneside and Shildon. This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience and qualifications in a real work setting. Experience is not required; all training is provided. These opportunities may particularly suit school leavers. Applicants aged between 16-18 years old are invited to apply.

Previous applicants need not apply. Interested applicants should request an application pack by sending an email to alex.dunn@foundationoflight.co.uk, downloading packs below or by contacting 0191 551 5346. CVs are not accepted.

Candidates who have not heard within six weeks of application should assume they have been unsuccessful.

If you are successful you can look forward to ongoing training opportunities, competitive salary and a range of benefits including childcare voucher scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, pension and opportunities for reward and recognition.

Application Form | Job Description

Appointments may be subject to an enhanced DBS Check · Foundation of Light is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

 

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