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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.

 

Commercial Sales Manager

The Foundation of Light are looking to hire a Commercial Sales Manager to join during a period of significant development as we continue to drive the Beacon of Light’s potential, allowing us to re-invest into our communities through the Foundation of Light.

Based at the award-winning Beacon of Light in Sunderland, the successful candidate will drive commercial revenue and build new business by identifying new and selling existing commercial and sponsorship designations.

You will have experience of working in a target driven environment and the hunger to exceed targets.

Strong communication and relationship building skills, a great track record of achieving targets and the ability to create opportunities that deliver upon business needs are a must. We are looking for somebody who demonstrates a strong drive and creative commercial vision who is excited by a fast-paced environment.

Download job description >>>

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV and covering letter to gemma.snaith@foundationoflight.co.uk  or to Gemma Snaith; Beacon of Light, Stadium Park, Sunderland, SR5 1SN by Friday, 7th August 2020.

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

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

Youth Mentor (35 hours)

The Foundation is seeking a highly motivated individual to fulfil the exciting role of Youth Mentor.

Through our pioneering facility, the Beacon of Light, it is the Foundation’s ambition to continue to deliver and develop high quality Youth Engagement across Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham.

Purpose of the Role: The Youth Mentor is responsible for the planning of a series of diversionary activities/youth engagements, targeting hard to reach young people who have been involved in anti-social behaviour or at risk of becoming involved in crime/victims of criminal exploitation.

The delivery of one-to-one and group mentoring will be the priority of the role, with both in-school and out-of-school mentoring. The position also involves the delivery of group lessons to families of the young person referred from key partners such as Northumbria Police or Together for Children.

The base for the post is the Beacon of Light, with delivery across Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham.

Interested applicants should see the job description and download an application form. CVs are not accepted. Candidates who have not heard within six weeks of application should assume they have been unsuccessful. The closing date is Friday 14th August 2020.

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

Coordinator – Sports Facilities

The Foundation have a fantastic opportunity for a passionate, creative and innovative individual to join at an exciting time as we continue to drive the Beacon of Light’s potential, allowing us to re-invest into our communities through the Foundation of Light.

Based at the award-winning Beacon of Light in Sunderland, the successful candidate will lead on the programming and timetabling of the sports facilities.

You will have experience of working in a target driven environment and the hunger to exceed targets.

Strong communication and relationship building skills, a great track record of achieving targets and the ability to create opportunities that deliver upon business needs are a must. We are looking for somebody who demonstrates a strong drive and creative commercial vision who is excited by a fast-paced environment.

 Download job description>>>

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV and covering letter to gemma.snaith@foundationoflight.co.uk  or to Gemma Snaith; Beacon of Light, Stadium Park, Sunderland, SR5 1SN by Friday, 7th August 2020.

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

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

Assistant Head of Skills - 35 hours per week

The Foundation is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to fulfil a new role for the Foundation as Assistant Head of Skills.

With this vacancy being a new role, there is considerable scope for the right candidate to apply innovation, creativity and individual expertise to support the aims and objectives of the Skills team.

Through our pioneering facility, the Beacon of Light, it is the Foundation’s ambition to develop the employability of people across Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham through quality education and skills delivery. Working closely with the Head of Skills, you will be responsible for the line management and performance of Programme Coordinators and Leads, with a particular focus on developing and implementing a Skills wide training and development programme for staff.

You will also work closely with the Skills delivery team to ensure contract KPIs are met and communication in relation to delivery KPIs and quality is rigorously assessed and documented through approved monitoring and evaluation processes, acting as an operational contact for all Skills donors/funders.

Broader responsibilities include increasing recruitment referral partners for the delivery of Family Learning programmes, study programmes, AEB delivery and apprenticeships/traineeships, including building apprenticeship opportunities with local business partners.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Linda Hughes, Head of Skills on linda.hughes@foundationoflight.co.uk

Interested applicants should in the first instance download application packs below or by emailing gemma.snaith@foundationoflight.co.uk. The closing date is 21stAugust 2020 with interviews taking place week commencing 1stSeptember 2020.

CVs are not accepted.

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

Application Form | Job Description

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

Scholarship Tutor

We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and ambitious tutor to join a new project within the Foundation of Light. Our post 16 Sport & Education programme is growing quickly and includes our Coaches Academy, Men’s and Women’s Football Scholarship and Futsal Scholarship. These are all full-time courses that encourages 16-18 year olds with a passion for sport to enhance their development as players and coaches and gain a valuable insight into a career in sport and leisure. Working as part of the Scholarship Tutor team you will ensure the students experience a high-quality education programme where they gain nationally recognised sports industry qualifications.

Your duties will include:
· Tutoring and assessing on all the post-16 sport programmes, including OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications in Sport at Level 2 and 3 and BTEC in Sport at Level 2 and 3 qualifications as part of Coaches Academy and Scholarship programmes.

Your skills and experience will include:
· An Honours Degree in a sport-related subject such as PE, Sports Development and Management, Sport and Exercise Sciences or in a physical activity or leisure-related subject
· An education degree or post graduate certificate in education
· Teaching/tutoring qualification at minimum Level 4
· An appropriate period of work experience in an education setting as part of your teaching qualification

Working hours are 35 per week, usually between 8.30 – 5.00pm with occasional evening commitments.

Interested applicants should, in the first instance see the job description, then download application form.  If you would like to discuss the role further please contact Andy Grant on andy.grant@foundationoflight.co.uk or 0191 563 4777.  CVs are not accepted. Candidates who have not heard within three weeks of application should assume they have been unsuccessful.

The closing date is 5.00pm Monday 10th August. Interviews will be held on Thursday 13th August.

Successful applicants will be informed by Tuesday 11th August of their interview time

Sunderland AFC Regional Talent Club Chartered Physiotherapist (casual contract)

The Foundation of Light are looking to appoint a Chartered Physiotherapist for season 2019-20 with responsibility for the medical welfare of the players on the Sunderland RTC programme.

One of only 13 Regional Talent Clubs to carry Tier 1 status, Sunderland RTC is an essential pillar of the FA Girls’ England Talent Pathway and is part-funded by the FA and supported by Durham County Football Association.

The RTC is recognised as one of the best in the country based on a number of factors including facilities, quality of coaching, education and coach and player development.

Players take part in a comprehensive training programme covering all areas and concepts of football, with teams taking part in the RTC Tier 1 North League against elite clubs including Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to continue the growth of women and girls’ football in the North East.

Successful applicants must hold:

  • Current Physiotherapy Degree
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Health Professions Council
  • A recognised FA First Aid/CFAS qualification

The role requires approximately 12 hours per week and includes working evenings and weekends. There is an opportunity to be paid additional hours for working on Wednesday afternoons.

Interested applicants should, in the first instance, download application packs below.

CVs are not accepted.

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

Application Form | Job Description

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

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 gemma.snaith@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

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

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 gemma.snaith@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

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

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