Accrington Stanley Community Trust are advertising for a full time Sport Participation Officer to work alongside our community team. Full job description below:

Accrington Stanley Community Trust

Job Description


1. Title: Sport Participation Officer

2. Salary: £14,000 – £15,000 (2 Year Fixed term contract, bonuses, pension scheme and expenses)

3. Reporting to: Community Manager

4. Location: Accrington Stanley Community Trust Offices

5. Hours: 37.5 Hours per week

6. Date: May 2014


7. Job Summary (The main purpose of the job)

This post involves leading, organising and delivering on all aspects of sport in school and community settings in the Ribble Valley area.  A key area of the role will be to set up and establish the Street Games Doorstep Clubs which Accrington Stanley Community Trust has secured funding for.

There is an expectation that the post holder will generate income through the delivery of a range of activities in order that funds can be invested into further school and community activities.  The role will include regular liaison with schools, and grassroots football clubs across Hyndburn, Ribble Valley and Rossendale as well as the Youth Development Department within Accrington Stanley Football Club and other Football Clubs operating similar schemes. This role also requires the holder to work together with the Sport Development Officer. This role requires support and assistance for the Community Manager on numerous projects and meetings.

There is also an expectation that the Sport Participation Officer will hold a minimum of a FA level 2 qualification in football coaching.  In addition, 1 year previous experience working with children and young people in a school or community setting is essential.  The role also requires a dedication to work on weekends, evenings and match days should the charity require. There is a minimum requirement for the holder to have a full valid UK driving licence with business insurance as travelling across East Lancashire and other areas will be part of this role.


8. Duties

8.1 To undertake a lead role with the Street Games Doorstep Clubs on behalf of Accrington Stanley Community Trust (ASCT).

8.2 To develop innovative activities with key partners, including schools and junior grassroots clubs amongst others, in order to create mutually beneficial fundraising initiatives.

8.3 To lead, manage and deliver if required all aspects of coaching within local schools during both curriculum time and out of school hours in the area of Ribble Valley.

8.4 To deliver when required regular ‘soccer schools’ and ‘activity clubs’ during school holidays.

8.5 To assist the delivery of ASCT activities which take place at all Accrington Stanley Football Club home fixtures.

8.6 To research into gaps in provision in the area that can be exploited for ASCT to increase revenue streams.

8.7 To support the Community Manager on any new or existing projects when required.

8.8 To support the Sport Development Officer in the delivery of the practical training sessions for our BTEC Scholars.

8.9 To assist the Education Officer when required with support on the BTEC Level 3 theory modules.

8.10 To provide the Community Manager with monthly reports, which will enable all sport related activity to be effectively monitored and evaluated and collect accurate information that will be entered into the Football League Trust’s data management system in order to monitor participation and the delivery of activities involving young people.

8.11 To support the creation of promotional materials that will enable the effective advertising of all sport related activities to local schools and grass roots clubs.

8.12 To support the Sport Development Officer in promoting and booking match day events such as the grassroots initiative, birthday parties and mascot packages.

8.13 To attend meetings and CPD events when required to by the Community Manager.

8.14 To promote the brand of Accrington Stanley to increase awareness in both the Community Trust and the Football Club.


Minimum Requirements:

  • FA Level Two Qualification in Football Coaching
  • 1 years previous experience working with children and young people in a school or community setting
  • Full valid UK driving licence with access to car during work hours
  • Educated to A-Level standard or equivalent


How to Apply:

Send your CV and a cover letter to with a subject of ‘Sport Participation Officer Vacancy’. Closing date is 3pm on Thursday 15th May 2014. Interviews scheduled for week commencing 19th May 2014.


Accrington Stanley Community Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and employees to share this commitment. This role involves work with young people and is subject to Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks. Clearance through The FA CRB system is required. As such this post is exempt for the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the applicant must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions. Two references will also be required. Applicants will, in addition be expected to undertake training appropriate to the role.