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Job Vacancy: Sports Lecturer– Programme Lead position available

We have an exciting opportunity to work within the education department at Bristol City Robins Foundation. Managing a small programme, whilst lecturing and coaching on our BTEC Sport – Football Education programme.

Teaching on BTEC Sport – Football Education Programme.

Bristol City Robins Foundation.

Full Time.

Salary: £24,000 - £26,000 (Depending on experience and qualifications)

  • Have you got experience of, and an interest in teaching post 16?
  • Are you comfortable and credible in building professional but supportive relationships with a range of learners?
  • Can you evidence your ability to support learners with their academic, personal and social development?
  • Are you creative, flexible, and committed to working within a fast-paced charity?
  • Do you want to become a pivotal driver in developing our exciting Education Programme?

If so, we would like to talk to you…

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.

We require full time a Programme Lead Sports Lecturer for our Post 16 BTEC Football Education programme working within the Education Department.

The post holder will be based at City Academy school and Ashton Gate Stadium where purpose-built classrooms and sports facilities are evident, meaning the environment is perfect for developing young people on and off of the course, while also developing personally.

 Your Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensure courses are being implemented at delivery level, while being proactive in the programme planning and development ensuring that the provision meets the needs of all learners and stakeholders
  • Support programme staff with delivery and progress monitoring.
  • Facilitate team meetings with programme staff, including the supporting line management of sports lecturers and other programme staff, with support from Head of FE.
  • Support Head of FE with staff inset and training and lesson/session observations of teachers.
  • Ensure the IV plan is being implemented as designed.
  • Deliver a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (RQF) or BTEC Level 2 in Sport course to a group of 20 students (maximum) including the planning and marking along with reporting progress to parents and school partners.
  • Deliver engaging football sessions twice per week and manage a team in the CEFA football league every Wednesday.
  • Organise, facilitate and be accountable for students representing the club on match days.
  • Increase the number of students we develop on our programme through supporting recruitment in schools, clubs and at careers events during evenings and weekends.
  • Undertake appropriate continuing personal and professional development, including engagement in education programmes.

You will have:

  • A teaching qualification (e.g QTS, QTLS or DTLLS)
  • Experience in teaching and delivery of education programmes, specifically a BTEC specification, therefore you need to be of graduate calibre.
  • Ability to deliver dynamic and challenging lessons and sessions which inspire students and ensure they make rapid and sustained progress at all levels.
  • Experience of programme delivery.
  • Experience of managing staff.
  • Expect and uphold the highest standards of students in order to inspire students to work at target grade or higher.
  • You must be able to work under pressure, handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • An ability to set high personal standards and work calmly and effectively in an environment characterised by high level of ambiguity and complexity.
  • Ability to communicate with staff, students and partners in a clear, concise and purposeful way to build effective relationships.

We would also like you to have:

  • A positive, can-do attitude.
  • A D1 on your driving license allowing you to drive a minibus.
  • FA Level 1 and/or 2 football coaching qualification
  • A keen interest in sport.
  • Experience with a range of ages and students/participants.

We will give you:

  • A holiday allowance of 25 days (taken in school holidays) plus bank holidays. 
  • Generous pension scheme.
  • Free parking on site. 
  • Generous continuous personal development budget.
  • 2 x BCFC and Bristol Bears tickets to home league games
  • Work equipment (BCFC clothing, laptop, phone)
  • The opportunity to be part of an incredible journey.

This position is full time (37.5 hours per week) from August 2021, but candidates will be expected to put time into self-development immediately. Candidates must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends. The role will be offered subject to an Enhanced DBS check and self-disclosure form.

To apply, please complete the application form below and also send in a two-minute video of yourself where you give us an insight into you as a person. This can be sent vie WeTransfer if files are too big.

Once complete, please email to FAO – Head of Education (Sports Lecturer – Programme Lead Application). Closing date for applications: Monday, 24th May at 5pm.

Application form

Role Profile 

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 9th and Friday 11th of June 2021.

Safeguarding Statement:

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

This post requires Enhanced Criminal Records Checks and may include checks against the Barred Lists, as such it is exempt from Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Therefore, all convictions including spent convictions that have not been subject to filtering by the DBS should be declared.

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.


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