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Primary Schools Officer


Manchester, GB

Opening Date:  17-May-2023
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term


Primary Schools Officer

Business Function:


Reports to:

Primary Schools Manager


City in the Community Foundation (CITC)


Established in 1986, City in the Community is the registered charity of Manchester City and exists to empower healthier lives through football. Reaching 20,000 people each season, programmes place physical and mental wellbeing at their core, whist also creating healthy futures and healthy communities.


The purpose of the Primary Schools Officer role is to co-ordinate the delivery aspects of the Primary and SEND Schools programme.  The aim of the role is to contribute to the development of a quality offer of PE for Primary School pupils in Manchester.  A focus will be placed on the recruitment, management, development and ongoing support of staff to ensure high quality of delivery, increased experiences and opportunities, and professional development for staff and partners. The role will also contribute towards the recruitment of schools for the programme.

Accountabilities with Key Outcomes:


Co-ordinate a team of coaches to deliver the Primary and SEND Schools programme, engaging participants across a wide range of ages, social backgrounds and abilities. This includes all aspects of practical delivery, monitoring and evaluation and relationship building in the settings, to offer a variety of educational experiences to primary and SEND school participants.



Responsible for maintaining excellent relationships with key school staff, including the re-signing of school contracts and the signing up of new schools to the Primary and SEND Schools programme in-line with programme delivery targets.



Responsible for progressing and reporting on set KPIs and outcomes associated with the project to develop, maintain and grow a strong working relationship with the programme funders



Creating, maintaining and developing 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.



Regularly reviewing individual performances within the team, providing high quality session observations and structured feedback to assess, identify and provide training and CPD opportunities which continuously improves the standard of delivery on the programmes.



Contributing to management of budget spend to ensure programmes are 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.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience: 


In-depth understanding of coaching community-based programmes and project management

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

Knowledge of CITC school projects, specifically PLPS

GCSEs or equivalent in English, Maths and Science

Minimum NGB L2 coaching qualification (ideally football/UEFA C)

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

Coaching qualification in one other relevant sport

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 coordinating community programmes and achieving associated KPI’s and outcomes

Remote line management

Presentation skills

Experience of delivering technical training for team members and other professionals

Understanding of City in the Community Foundation and its projects

Knowledge of competitive sport development pathways  

Budget management and reporting




Job Impact/Influence Measures:  

Budget – contribute to and support the manager who has direct responsibility for monitoring and reporting project budgets

People management – 5/6 direct reports

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 directly manages delivery coaches so is an escalation point for them in that business area.

Reports into Primary Schools Manager.


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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