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Community Outreach Officer - EDI


Manchester, GB

Opening Date:  09-May-2022
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term




Community Outreach Officer – EDI

Business Function:


Reports to:

Community Outreach Manager


City in the Community Foundation (CITC)


Established in 1986, City in the Community Foundation is the registered charity of Manchester City FC and uses the brand of the parent Club to deliver award-winning programmes centred around Health, Education and Inclusion. The projects engage and impact over 30,000 lives in Manchester annually.

The purpose of the Community Outreach Officer is to design and coordinate the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion aspects of CITC’s Outreach provision, including Girls and Disability specific programmes and work across programme areas to ensure that EDI awareness, support and understanding is embedded across all CITC programmes.

Accountabilities with Key Outcomes: .


Design and coordinate a weekly programme of inclusive projects to engage participants across a wide range of ages, genders, social backgrounds and abilities,



To work closely with key stakeholders within CITC, CFG and Premier League to implement and further develop CITC’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy, helping to ensure that EDI is embedded across the foundation.



Report on set KPIs and outcomes associated with each project to develop, maintain and grow a strong working relationship with Cityzens Giving, the Premier League Charitable Fund and any additional funders.



Create, maintain and develop relationships with internal partners from CITC and the wider City Football Group (CFG), local authorities and governing bodies to develop CITC’s reputation and reach, promoting all CITC programmes across Manchester.



To support staff across CITC programmes by identifying and providing training and CPD opportunities which continuously improves the standard of delivery on the programmes.



Contribute to the management of budget spend to ensure the programme is delivered within the projected budget, escalating observations or any concerns where necessary.



Ensuring that CITC’s Safeguarding policy and procedures are embedded to the highest standard across the team. Work to ensure that safeguarding practices and principles are adhered to, ensuring our legal and moral obligations towards the framework.



Ensuring that all CITC and CFG policies and procedures are adhered to across the team, escalating any breaches as appropriate and managing this with staff in a professional manner. Responsible for maintaining high quality standards of assurance around the programme’s specific requirements for health and safety.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience: 


In-depth understanding of coaching community-based programmes, specifically using sport to support participants with disabilities and girls only provision

Solid experience of working in and liaising with schools, community organisations, local government departments and external funding partners

Experience and knowledge of working within a brand environment and understanding the responsibilities that are associated with representing a Premier League Football Club

Experience of delivering CPD training for team members and other professionals

GCSEs in English, Maths and Science

NGB Level 2 in Football or another sport

Experience of managing a team  

Competent across Microsoft office

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Creative and passionate about continuous improvement  

Resilient and adaptable to change

Excellent and inclusive team-working abilities



Degree level education in relevant field

Coaching Level 2 qualification in one other relevant sport

Experience of coordinating Premier League Charitable Fund programmes and achieving associated KPI’s and outcomes

Specific knowledge of Youth Work theory and outcomes.

Remote line management

Presentation skills

Understanding of City in the Community Foundation and its projects

Budget management and reporting






Job Impact/Influence Measures:  

Budget – direct responsibility for managing and reporting project budgets

People management – Full and part time staff report into this post

Network – direct contact with external stakeholders, maintaining relationships and the general public

Funding – indirectly influences funding due to design and development of programmes that funding is used for and ongoing quality of delivery

Decision-making Authority: (Full / senior / some / limited / little / none)

Limited decision-making authority; the role direct manages delivery coaches so is an escalation point for them in that business area.

Reports into Community Outreach Manager.


Organisation Chart

To be added


Version dated: April 2022


City Football Group promotes equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience seem to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview. 

Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Due to our safeguarding promise, all UK based CFG roles will be subject to a DBS check upon commencing employment with us. This will be either a basic, standard or enhanced check depending on the job role and responsibilities.

If you have any further questions about the role or your application, please contact


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