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Job vacancy: Engagement Officer (Disability)

Bristol City Robins Foundation are recruiting a full time Engagement Officer (Disability).

Salary: £18,000 - £23,000 (Depending on experience and qualifications)

Bristol City Robins Foundation is a registered charity, which strives to make a positive difference for all through sport and learning. We recognise the positive impact we have on the community but are continually looking to develop and expand our reach.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to join Bristol City Robins Foundation as part of the Community Engagement team. The post holder will deliver across several programmes linked to people living with long-term conditions. This will include: Pan Disability Community sessions, (both youth and adult), Pan Disability School Programme, working closely with our associate teams and any new projects within this strand that are developed. The post holder will also deliver at our school holiday football camps.

The post holder will be responsible and accountable for making sure all KPI’s and targets are met for all programmes within their remit, facilities are booked, and that all delivery is suitably covered to a high standard. Ensuring high-quality monitoring and evaluation methods and techniques is a crucial component.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Deliver activities that are inclusive, person-centred, enjoyable, and fun.
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered to a high standard and are working towards pre-defined KPIs.
  • Undertake regular supervisions and appraisals with Line Manager.
  • Provide reports as appropriate whilst working to tight deadlines.
  • Undertake project evaluation and monitoring as required.
  • Work with the communications team and delivery staff to ensure that each programme is marketed regularly, and any supporting promotional materials are prepared and are readily available.
  • Attend related networks, meetings and events, supporting partnership and sharing good practice.
  • Liaise with a range of key stakeholders to ensure effective engagement and participation. These will include Children in Need, The Premier League, Somerset FA and Gloucestershire FA.
  • Identify new areas of work based on insight and evidence of need.
  • Work alongside Bristol City FC to promote health, education and inclusion in a positive way to the wider community.
  • Liaise with Bristol City FC to utilise club resources such as player appearances and marketing.

The post holder will be required to work evening and weekends, including match days, as the requirements of the job demands. They will be required to demonstrate positive attitudes and values towards others and work in a non-discriminatory way and identify new CPD opportunities for personal and organisational development.

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude and a strong focus on teamwork
  • Ability to effectively communicate with partners and people from all backgrounds
  • Ability to support people and maintain positive relationships with them
  • Ability to deliver high quality coaching sessions across a spectrum of needs
  • Focused on achievement, targets, and continuous improvement
  • A high degree of flexibility
  • Capable of presenting information, orally and in writing
  • Have the skill to plan and organise information
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Competent IT skills

Essential Qualifications:

  • Full driving license and the use of a vehicle
  • Safeguarding (can be completed after the appointment if lapsed)
  • First Aid (can be completed after the appointment if lapsed)

Essential Knowledge:

  • Awareness of different types of disability
  • Knowledge of sports development and pathways/barriers from engagement to participation
  • Clear understanding of the National, Regional and Local Football Community Club
  • Knowledge of processes to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults

We will give you:

  • A holiday allowance of 25 days
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Generous continuous personal development budget
  • The opportunity to be part of an incredible journey

This position is full time (37.5 hours per week) from October 2019. Candidates must be willing to work evenings and weekends. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

To apply, please complete the attached application form and email to robinsfoundation@bcfc.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, October 23rd 

Interviews will take place on: Tuesday, October 29th 

Safeguarding Statement:

Bristol City Robins Foundation is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment.

Equality Statement:

The successful candidate must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relationships between all internal and external stakeholders.