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Jobs at Foundation of Light

Join our award-winning team

Here at Foundation of Light, 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, non-paid student internship and apprenticeship opportunities.

Please note:

  • CVs are not accepted.
  • Candidates who have not heard within six weeks of application should assume they have been unsuccessful.
  • All positions are based at the Beacon of Light unless otherwise stated in the job description.
  • Appointments may be subject to an enhanced DBS Check

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

Foundation of Light is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

 

Ref: 001 Director of Finance and Support Services

An experienced and ambitious qualified accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) is required to lead the Finance and Support Services teams of this dynamic, exciting and thriving not for profit group of organisations.

The successful applicant will be an innovative individual who is able to develop financial and administrative systems to ensure the successful transition of the Foundation to the flagship facility, Beacon of Light, whilst maintaining the group’s existing financial requirements.

An ability to work at a senior level is essential, providing sound financial counsel, plus management of a support services team including Administration and HR as well as the newly formed Quality Control team.

The closing date for applications is 18th April 2019.

Interested applicants should request an application pack by sending an email to gemma.snaith@foundationoflight.co.uk, downloading below or by contacting 0191 563 4759.

CVs are not accepted.

Application Form | Job Description

Ref: 002 Head of Finance

An enthusiastic qualified accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) is required to support the Assistant Director – Finance and Support Services in the financial management of this dynamic, exciting and thriving group of not for profit group of organisations.

Ideally, the successful applicant will have the ability to lead a small finance team and will be able to demonstrate the skills required to manage month end processes, produce management accounts, prepare forecasts and provide detailed variance analysis.

Experience of Sage (or equivalent) accounting software and a highly proficient use of MS Excel are essential. This is an ideal opportunity for a qualified accountant with one or two years post qualification experience, and the drive and ambition to progress in a growing and developing organisation.

The closing date for applications is 18th April 2019.

Interested applicants should request an application pack by sending an email to gemma.snaith@foundationoflight.co.uk, downloading below or by contacting 0191 563 4759.

CVs are not accepted.

Application Form | Job Description

Ref: 003 Education and Skills Officer

The Foundation is seeking a highly motivated individual to fulfil the exciting role of Education and Skills officer as part of the Skills Team.

You will deliver innovative projects based around football and sport to young people (8 to 19) across the area, addressing issues of anti-social behaviour, respect, integration, social action, employment, and personal and social skills development; preparing young people for their life journey.

You will work in our Skills Team, alongside colleagues, funders and local services to deliver the programmes including Building a Stronger Britain Together and Kicks.

You will have the ability to deliver across Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 and have a proven track record of delivery to challenging young people.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dave Jeffries, Skills Lead 0191 563 4756 or dave.jeffries@foundationoflight.co.uk.

The base for the post is the Beacon of Light, Stadium Park, Sunderland, SR5 1SN.

The closing date for applications is 18th April 2019.

Interested applicants should request an application pack by sending an email to gemma.snaith@foundationoflight.co.uk, downloading below or by contacting 0191 563 4759.

CVs are not accepted.

Application Form | Job Description

Casual Football Coaches

Foundation of Light are looking to recruit passionate and enthusiastic Football Coaches to work across our football pathway with participants in age groups ranging from 5 years to 16 years.

Our coaching staff must be professional, forward thinking and dedicated to achieving our objectives as part of a fast moving and hard-working team.

Applicants must currently hold a minimum of an FA level 2 football coaching certificate and FA Emergency First Aid Level 1 Certificate.

Interested applicants should in the first instance download application packs below or by emailing alex.dunn@foundationoflight.co.uk.

CVs are not accepted.

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

Application Form | Job Description

Matchday Lottery Sellers

FOUNDATION OF LIGHT

Earn money, help support local communities and watch Sunderland AFC in action!

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.

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, Beacon of Light, Sunderland, SR5 1SN.

For more information call 0191 563 4734 or email cherie.lauder@foundationoflight.co.uk

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION APPRENTICESHIP (FULL TIME FIXED TERM)

FOUNDATION OF LIGHT

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 ruth.lee@foundationoflight.co.uk, downloading packs below or by contacting Ruth on 0191 563 4777.

Application Form | Job Description

 

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