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RT @BeaconofLight: ๐Ÿ’ผ Foundation of Light are hosting a Jobs Fair at the Beacon of Light to showcase opportunities available across the cityโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Welcome aboard, Danny #HawayTheLads https://t.co/Hb40l0osj3

๐Ÿ”œ Check out our timetable of holiday courses for February half-term. โšฝ Perfect way to keep the kids entertained.โ€ฆ https://t.co/bvXflOlIqW

RT @SAFCFoL: ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ#FITBLACKCATS is a free health course to motivate #SAFC fans. ๐Ÿ‘Š 12 supporters lost an average of 5kg each over the 12 weโ€ฆ

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RT @MMC_Research: Such fantastic news for our friends at @SAFCFoL.

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๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—˜ ๐—œ๐—ก! ๐Ÿ”œ Our timetable of holiday courses for February half-term is the perfect way to keep the kids enterโ€ฆ https://t.co/mTR352oFex

RT @farooqhakim68: Privileged to attend @BeaconofLight and see @sunderland_cc grant @SunderlandAFC FA Cup squad of 1973 the Freedom of theโ€ฆ

โšฝ๏ธ Our #ManvFat league returns! If you've not given it a go before, come along and give it a try... https://t.co/yOU8w3ZMDq

๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ Hereโ€™s Mollie with a quick introduction to our free FIT BLACK CATS health and fitness programme. ๐Ÿ”ดโšช๏ธโ€ฆ https://t.co/ZormBG9UhA

1๏ธโƒฃ1๏ธโƒฃ years ago today a last-gasp Asamoah Gyan equaliser saved #SAFCโ€™s derby day blushes at the @StadiumOfLightโ€ฆ https://t.co/R3LhKBmCW9

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๐Ÿ  Part time role available at our @BeaconofLight home - yes, weโ€™re biased, but itโ€™s an amazing place to work โคต๏ธ https://t.co/xJrda2A44Q

Jobs at Foundation of Light

Join our award-winning team

Do you want to work for an organisation that helps change the lives of 20,000 people each year?

Based at the award-winning Beacon of Light, weย believe that the successful recruitment, retention and development of staffย alongside a values-led culture is vital to our success.

Help us make a difference. Join our teamโ€ฆ

As part of our team you can look forward to:ย ย 

  • Ongoing training opportunitiesย 
  • Flexible workingย 
  • Employee shopping discount portalย 
  • SAFC kit supplied (where relevant)ย 
  • SAFC staff offers and discountsย 
  • Cycle2 Work Scheme


Duty Manager (Part Time 24 hours per week)

Purpose of the role:ย  is to assist with the day-to-day management and medium-term planning of the entire Beacon of Light complex, including programming of sports bookings and operational management of sports and events facilities. The position entails working flexible hours to provide management cover at all times. We are looking for a candidate with similar experience of running a busy leisure or hospitality facility.

Job Description | Application Formย 

The closing date is Friday 11th February 2022

STEM Coordinator (35 hours per week)

ยฃ22,000 – ยฃ25,000

STEM Coordinator will design, develop, deliver and evaluate engagements in order to offer valuable knowledge and experiences to a wide variety of schools. This role will be suitable for anyone with a passion and understanding of STEM subjects; including graduates.

Job Description | Application Formย 

The closing date is Friday 14h January 2022

Events Officer (Maternity Cover - 35 hours per week)

ยฃ20,285 per annum (pro-rata)

This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced events organiser to join a fast-moving and growing charitable organisation at a very exciting time.

The role is to deliver a wide range of events to a high standard. To assist with the day-to-day planning and coordination of both Beacon of Light and Foundation of Light events and to support the Events Manager in delivering all aspects of public and corporate events while maximising profit in all areas.

Job Description | Application Formย 

The closing date is Friday 14th January 2022

Sports Coaches

Our Community Coaches fulfil a range of exciting roles, delivering across our football and sports programmes, including schools delivery, evening and weekend programmes and football specific development centres. The base for this post is the Beacon of Light but you will be required to travel across the areas of Sunderland, South Tyneside and Durham.

Job Description | Application Formย 

Sports Assistant (Casual)

We are recruiting energetic and enthusiastic Sports Assistants to support the Beacon of Light Management team in the smooth day to day operations of the facility ensuring high standards of maintenance and cleanliness throughout the complex.

Job Description | Application Formย 


Receptionist โ€“ (20 hours, shifts will include weekend work)

The role is to assist with theย day-to-day operation of reception. Dealing with all incoming enquiries in person and on the telephone, taking facility bookings and managing the booking operating system, keeping accurate records of bookings and payments made. The successful candidate would have previous reception experience, a proven track record in a customer facing role and deliver exceptional customer service.

Job Description | Application Formย 


Disability Coordinator โ€“ 35 hours per week

Purpose of the Role: The Disability Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of sport, coaching and education programmes delivered to children, young people and adults. The post includes responsibility for managing contracts, school sales, and the Disability Coaching team, including some practical delivery of coaching and education programmes, with both in-school and out-of-school lessons.

Job Description | Application Formย 


Disability Coach โ€“ 40 hours per week

Purpose of the Role: The Disability Coach is responsible for the planning of practical sports and coaching lessons to children and young people and the delivery of a high quality, safe and to specification disability programme for the Foundation of Light.The delivery of coaching and education programmes will be the priority of the role, with both in-school and out-of-school lessons. The position also involves the delivery of practical sports sessions to adults.

Job Descriptionย | Application Formย 


Health and Wellbeing Activator - (30 hours a week- 39 week contract) 18-24 year-olds

Purpose of the Role: The Foundation is seeking two highly motivated individuals to fulfil the exciting roles of Health and Wellbeing Activators as part of the Sport and Wellbeing Team. Usingย  the Beacon of Light as a hub, you will contribute to the health of the local community in the development and delivery of the Foundation of Light health programmes.

Job Description | Application Formย 

Premier League Inspires Coordinator โ€“ Full Time - 35 hours per Week

Salary: ยฃ20,000 – ยฃ24,000

Purpose of role:ย  To coordinate and manage our secondary education portfolio, including the Premier League Inspires and all wider secondary educational projects the organisation delivers, both in and out of an educational setting. Engagements include, but are not limited to careers and enterprise, PHSE, mentoring and youth work projects such as Kicks.

Job Description | Application Formย 

The closing date is Friday 14th January 2022

Inspires Tutor - Full time

The Foundation of Light is seeking to recruit a highly motivated Inspires Tutor to fulfil the exciting new role as part of our Education and Youth team.

The successful candidate will deliver innovative programmes at Whitworth Park Academy across Key Stage 3 and 4, using the power of football and sport to engage secondary school aged participants. This will include delivering both whole class and intervention programmes focusing on PHSE, Business and Enterprise, Careers, alternative education, mentoring and NCS.

Job Description | Application Formย 



Goalkeeper Coaches

We are recruiting goalkeeper specific coaches to support the delivery of the extensive evening and weekend programme. We 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.ย  Coaches need to be qualified to a minimum of FA (or equivalent NGB) Level 2 and Level 1 goalkeeping to apply.

Job Description | | Application Formย 

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.

Application Form | Job Description

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

Foundation of Light is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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