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29 June 2015

Wigan Athletic Community Trust looking for Education Officer.


Wigan Athletic Community Trust are looking for a full-time Education Officer to join their highly successful team.

The role will include delivering education activities to young people between the ages of 13 and 21, on behalf of Wigan Athletic Community Trust.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide mentoring and educational support to a cohort of 8 learners enrolled onto a distance-learning Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching with the University of South Wales.
  • Support the delivery of the Trust’s post-16 education offer including BTEC Level 2 and 3 sports programmes.
  • Assist in the running of business and enterprise lessons for 13 – 16 year olds on a Premier League funded initiative.
  • Ensure all lessons, including the Planning, Preparation and Assessment of, are delivered to the standard required by funding partners and external verifiers.
  • Work with the Head of Community to identify potential funding and project opportunities within the area of 14 – 16 and post 16 education.
  • Ensure all project partners are kept informed on progress of learners and that all monitoring and evaluation reports are completed on time.
  • Represent Wigan Athletic Community Trust at stakeholder and community meetings across Wigan and on occasion at a regional and national level.
  • Ensure all activities are correctly monitored with the appropriate risk assessments and health and safety procedures put in place.
  • Be a flexible member of the Wigan Athletic Community Trust team and when requested assist in the delivery of other projects and activities including evenings and weekends.
Key Skills
  • Ability to motivate, teach and coach hard to engage and challenge young people.
  • Project Management skills and the ability to manage budgets.
  • The ability to create and manage local partnerships.
  • Experience in sports coaching to young people of all abilities and experience.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Good organisational and prioritising skills.
Essential Requirements
  • Educated to degree standard (or equivalent) and completion of PGCE (or equivalent).
  • Experience of working in a primary and secondary school education environment.
Desirable Requirements
  • A1 Assessors Award.
  • A minimum of 12 months experience of teaching Level 2 and Level 3 Sports based qualifications.
  • FA Level 2 Coaching Award.
  • Level 1 Coaching Award in one or more sports other than football.
  • Full clean driving license.
To apply for the position, please send your CV and Covering Letter to 

Tom Flower
Head of Community
Wigan Athletic Community Trust
Montrose Skills Hub
Montrose Avenue

Or via email to

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday July 17th 2015

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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