Blackburn Rovers Football & Athletic Ltd



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Contract Type

Full Time

Closing Date

24 April 2023

Job Description

Organisation: Blackburn Rovers Community Trust (BRCT)

Position: Employability Officer

Salary: £23,000 per annum

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

Type of Contract: Permanent

Overall Purpose of the Role:

Under the reasonable direction of Community College Manager, carry out the delivery of the Female Veterans’ Leadership and Employability Skills (FVLES) Programme and the Traineeship programme.

To deliver a 9-month programme which is consists of employability workshops and health and wellbeing activities to support female veterans to recognise and develop their transferable skills and build their career confidence.

To support and deliver quality teaching, learning and work placement opportunities on the 10-week Traineeship programme for NEET young people aged 16 to 24-years-old. To meet pre-set objectives and learning outcomes, which is stipulated in the funding requirements.

To support the delivery of employability courses. These courses will be flexible and give the successful candidate the opportunity to help shape the delivery programme.

To support female veterans who may have mental health problems to seek advice and guidance to support them to achieve. To signpost participants to female specific veteran services. Tracking of support and liaison with councillors and BwD support networks.

To support the delivery of NCFE functional skills in Maths and English.

To manage a range of internal and external work placement. The successful candidate will also need to set up and establish these placements with the help of the Community College Manager.

To facilitate and encourage participants across both employability programmes to continue onto further study programmes, volunteering or to gain part-time or full-time employment.

To support the Community College Manager with recruitment. This will require a good understanding of the programmes and exit routes.

To contribute to raising standards of student participant attainment

To share and support the trust’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Delivering the FVLES and Traineeship Programme.

Coordinate a range health and wellbeing activities alongside employability workshops.

Work with a range of external agencies to recruit and support the delivery of the FVLES and traineeship programme. These agencies will be expected to refer young people onto the course and aid recruitment.

Contributing to the excellence of teaching and learning.

Support the development of the programmes through participating in recruitment events.

Ensuring that all contact with and arrangements for participants and their welfare is safeguarded and promoted.

Act as a personal tutor to participants; supporting them to achieve their goals. An understanding of mental health issues is vital due to the nature of the participants targeted.

Contributing to the quality assurance within the Community College.

Participating in continuous professional development activities.

Promoting equal opportunities in service delivery and employment.

To promote and safeguard the welfare of participants for whom you are responsible and with whom you come into contact.

To maintain good order and discipline among the participants and safeguard their health and safety both when they are on the Trust premises and when they are engaged in authorised Trust activities elsewhere.

Acting in accordance with Trust corporate objectives and policies and seeks to promote them.

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

Fulfilling other duties, as may reasonably be required from time to time, including evenings, Trust events etc.


To always, represent Blackburn Rovers FC and BRCT in a professional manner regarding dress, presentation, personal hygiene, attitude, conduct and professionalism.

To be able to work flexible and unsociable hours where the role of the job requires including some evenings and weekends and overnight stays.

Knowledge & Experience:

Teaching experience.

Knowledge of veteran communities and awareness of challenges they face.

Recruitment of participants.

Liaising with external agencies.

Working with challenging and vulnerable young people.

Previous delivery on a NEET programme.

Offering support, guidance, and signposting to those with mental health issues.

Innovative and flexible approach to supporting participants.

Flexible and positive attitude towards new courses in this area.

Suitable to work with participants with the ability to form good relationships with female veterans aged 16-64.

Suitable to work with students and with the ability to form good relationships with 16 to 24-year-old students.

The ability to work professionally as part of a team of staff.

Ability to respect confidentiality and professionally on issues.

A pleasant and approachable demeanour.

Self-aware, self-motivated and proactive.

Flexible and adaptable.

Strong sense of quality and values.

To Apply

To apply, please email your application form, equal opportunities form and covering letter to CVs will not be accepted. Recruitment ( FAO: Gary Robinson (CEO) Blackburn Rovers Community Trust Ewood Park Blackburn BB2 4JF