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29 October 2014

Wigan Athletic Community Trust looking for Education Officer for 16-18’s


An exciting job opportunity has arisen at Wigan Athletic Community Trust for an Education Co-ordinator (16-18 years)

One of the key responsibilities in the role is the delivery of Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s Train with Latics programme. This includes recruiting and retaining learners and teaching BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Leadership through Sport. The role will also manage the Trust’s apprenticeship programme, which includes the delivery to learners of BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Sports Development and Level 3 NVQ in Sports Development.

The role will also provide mentoring support to a group of learners enrolled in a distance learning degree in Sports Coaching with the University of South Wales.

Within these areas, the planning, preparation and assessment of all lessons are expected to be delivered to the standard required by funding partners and external verifiers.

Working alongside the Head of Community, the successful candidate will help to identify potential funding and project opportunities within the area of 14-16’s and post 16’s education. They will also ensure that the people involved with all projects are kept informed as to their progress and will make sure all monitoring and evaluation reports are completed on time.

The ideal candidate would possess the following:

  • Ability to motivate, teach and coach hard to engage and challenge young people
  • Project Management skills and the ability to manage budgets
  • Ability to create and manage local partnerships
  • Experience in delivering sports coaching to young people of all abilities and experience
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Good organisational and prioritising skills
  • Educated to degree standard (or equivalent) and completion of PGCE (or equivalent)
  • A minimum of 12 months experience teaching Level 2 and 3 Sports based qualifications
  • A1 Assessors Award
  • FA Level 2 Coaching Award
  • IQA/VI qualification
  • Level 1 Coaching Award in one or more sports other than football
  • Full clean drivers licence

The successful candidate would be responsible for completing appropriate risk assessments and ensuring that the relevant health and safety procedures are put into place at all sessions. Furthermore, they would also represent Wigan Athletic Community Trust at stakeholder and community meetings across Wigan and on occasion at regional and national level.

Due to the nature of the role, the ideal candidate would be flexible in their working hours and when requested, assist in the delivery of other projects and activities, including evenings and weekends.

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to Tom Flower, Head of Community, Wigan Athletic Community Trust, Montrose Skills Hub, Montrose Avenue, Wigan, WN5 9XN, or alternatively email to

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday November 7th 2014

Wigan Athletic Community Trust is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

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