Oxford United in the Community is recruiting for a Social Inclusion Lead to help the charity fulfil its ambition to make its programmes accessible to everyone through the power of football.
Based at the Bangkok Glass Training Centre on Horspath Road but with a significant focus on programmes within Cherwell, the successful candidate will work to reduce inequalities across Oxfordshire via programme delivery and engagement with key partners.
They will be comfortable delivering a range of community-based projects and using the Oxford United brand to support people to live happier, healthier and better-connected lives.
The Social Inclusion Lead will also be responsible for the Premier League Kicks programme, support of the Refugee Football Project and working with partners, stakeholders and local communities to design, deliver and develop programmes to meet the needs of local people.
The role will help Oxford United in the Community reduce inequalities for participants on its programmes and support individuals in being recognised, heard and included locally.
Chris Lowes, Head of Oxford United in the Community, said: “We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic and energetic coach who shares our passion for making football inclusive and accessible to everyone.
“A key part of the role will require the successful candidate to manage and develop our Premier League Kicks programme for which we are the only delivery organisation in Oxfordshire with plans to renew funding for a further three years.
“Our team are passionate about harnessing the power of the Oxford United badge and improving people’s lives through our community-based programmes and projects. We look forward to hearing from candidates.”
The successful candidate will hold an FA Level 1 in Coaching Football qualification, have experience of working with people of all ages and be able to develop strong bonds with participants. They must also be able to drive and have access to a vehicle due to the multi-site nature of the role.
A knowledge and understanding of the Premier League Kicks programme and issues faced by young people would be advantageous.
Working collaboratively with local and county-wide delivery partners, Oxford United in the Community uses the power of football to inspire individuals and communities to have positive aspirations for their futures.
The charity aspires to provide every person living in Oxfordshire with a positive connection to the football club to develop happier, healthier and better-connected communities. To apply, please email Clowes@oufc.co.uk with your CV and covering letter.
Closing date for applications is midday on Friday, February 11th. Interviews are planned via Zoom during the week beginning February 14th. For the full Social Inclusion Lead job description, click here.