Education and Sport Practitioner

Education & Charities
United Kingdom
Full Time
25 / 04

Job Title: Education and Sport Practitioner

Salary: £23k-£24k per annum (commensurate on skills and qualifications)

Hours of Work: You will be expected to work a minimum of 37.5 hours per week, excluding lunch breaks. The role includes evening and weekend unsociable hours. 33 days annual leave including bank holidays.

Location: Blackburn Rovers Football Club, Ewood Park, Blackburn, BB2 4JF.

Responsible To: Head of Primary School Education

Contractual Status: Full Time – permanent

Closing Date: 12 noon on 12th April 2024 (Please be aware that this vacancy may close early if enough suitable applications are received, early application recommended)

Overall purpose of the Job:

At Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, we believe that every child and young person should have the equal opportunity to be safe, lead a healthy life and be able to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We are looking for a passionate person to deliver high-quality physical education lessons and interventions that link the National Curriculum with Premier League Primary Stars outcomes and values within the primary school age group of Lancashire.

Whilst delivering for Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, you will support individuals to develop their abilities to their potential and enjoy physical activity, which will encourage them to sustain activity levels. Pupils should be encouraged to understand the importance of such physical activity on their mental wellbeing and other vital skills related to socialising, communication and resilience. All practitioners should also promote positive healthy lifestyle choices and deliver educational messages through football and sport.

The post holder will deliver against KPI’s from the Premier League Primary Stars programme and the EFL Trust Joy of Moving initiatives. The post holder will also be expected to help promote the football club to those they engage with.

Full description

To be responsible for the following:

 Planning and delivering high quality PE lessons and interventions that cover a range of skills and techniques.

 Contributing to the excellence of teaching and learning and the quality assurance within the curriculum area.

 Planning and delivering of school holiday programmes that cover a range of sports and activities. Ensuring quality assurance procedures are followed and implemented for all schools participating.

 Promoting equal opportunities in service delivery and employment.

 Acting in accordance with BRCT’s corporate objectives and policies and seeking to promote them.

 Working alongside local schools and the delivery team to prepare a range of events and competitions. Supporting the weekend delivery of coaching activities, e.g. matchday activities.

 Overseeing, reporting and resolving any feedback and/or issues with schools to the line manager.

 Monitoring and reporting on activities using the data management system and providing relevant management information to project coordinators.

 Contributing to meeting departmental targets and service standards and outcomes.

 Attending training/CPD to develop relevant knowledge and skills.

 Proactively identifying new opportunities to add to the provisions offered by BRCT.

 Linking, where possible, school sessions to local community activities and clubs creating pathways for further development.

 A willingness to work off site in various school and community environments.

 Maintaining awareness of, and acting in accordance with, the provisions of the Health & Safety at Work Act.

 Fulfilling other duties as may be reasonably required from time to time.

Knowledge & Experience:

Recent experience of working in an education environment at primary education level, delivering lessons and interventions.

Ability to plan and deliver a variety of consistently high-quality lessons and interventions (including sports sessions).

Ability to be an inspiring sports leader who is open to and experienced in a wide range of sports skills and techniques

Experience of managing a programme of delivery.

Experience working alongside other teaching/support staff.

Teaching/coaching experience at a variety of age groups and abilities.

Knowledge of National Curriculum at KS1 and KS2.

How to positively develop young people in a coaching/ classroom setting.

Safeguarding best practices and experience of acting on this knowledge to protect young people.

Competence in IT.


Experience of working within sport, physical activity, and physical education for children of a primary age.

Proven planning and organisational skills.

Good communication skills.

Ability to work under own initiative.

Ability to adapt to and learn new sessions in response to the needs of service users.

Innovative and flexible approach to supporting pupils and participants.

The ability to work professionally.

Good level of IT skills, to input data professionally onto the Salesforce system.

Willingness to learn from other coaches’ new activities.

Ability to respect confidentially at all times.


Qualified Teacher Status or Teaching Assistant/Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Qualification A-levels (or equivalent).

Minimum of five GCSEs that includes English and Maths of a Grade C or above (or equivalent)


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