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Veterans Project Officer

Burnley FC in the Community

We are Burnley FC in the Community (BFCitC); the award-winning, official charity of Burnley Football Club. We believe in the immense power of our football club to transform people’s lives for the better.

9 May 2024
Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Closing date
29 May 2024

The Role

Burnley FC in the Community’s Veterans Programme supports members of the Armed Forces community from across Burnley and East Lancashire. We support and run a number of projects within this programme to help Veterans connect, tackle loneliness and isolation, and improve health, fitness and wellbeing.

As our new Veterans Project Officer, you will act as the point of contact for the team and liaise with the Veterans Programme Manager and other associated staff to ensure the success of the programme.

The new role will lead our new National Champion support for Veterans programmes across the UK. Continuing to work alongside North-West’ Veterans Places, Pathways and People (VPPP) leads for consultation, the role will assist other Sports Club Charities across the UK to set up and maintain a Veterans specific offer.

The role will also support activities during our Veterans Wellbeing Hub at our Whitehough facility and act as support for other sessions across the programme including Football and Fitness.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist on the strategic plan of the National Champion Project by working closely with the Veterans Programme Manager to meet all KPI’s and requirements.
  • Develop and deliver activities and projects for Veterans which support their wellbeing needs.
  • Work with veterans and the wider Armed Forces Community from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Promote and encourage participation in the wider Burnley FC in the Community programmes which provide long term support for general wellbeing for Veterans.
  • Work in partnership with other organisations to create opportunities for Veterans to be involved in outdoor activities and external projects.
  • Help to deliver the Whitehough Wellbeing Veterans project in accordance with our funding requirements to the Armed Forces Covenant Trust.
  • Monitoring project KPI’s and supporting the team with their individual targets.
  • Make accurate assessments of the risk participants pose to themselves and others.
  • Assist referrals and signposting to other appropriate agencies including statutory services.
  • Keep accurate records uploading to data analysis software – Salesforce, AFCFT Impact Hub and MyConcern.
  • Attend and deliver relevant conferences/workshops in line with identified professional objectives.
  • To understand and implement the Charity’s Safeguarding policy, procedures, and best practice guidelines in your role. To use this understanding to ensure safe working practices, appropriate reporting of concerns and contribute positively to a safe environment.
  • To be able to work flexible hours where the role of the job requires.
  • To work towards agreed objectives.
  • Comply with all Charity policies.
  • Promote the Burnley FC in the Community brand and ethos in a professional, strong, and positive manner.
  • Work alongside other team members to support in other areas of the organisation as and when required to promote best practice.
  • Hold a commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace.
  • Willingness to attend training courses to enhance own professional development.
  • Always demonstrate the Charity’s values.

This job description is issued as a guideline to assist you in your duties and is not exhaustive. You may, on occasions, be required to undertake additional or other duties within the context of this job description.

Essential Qualifications, Experience & Skills

  • Knowledge of the Armed Forces Community
  • Knowledge of the Burnley, Pendle and wider East Lancashire area.
  • Knowledge of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent IT skills including intermediate abilities in all MS Office programmes.
  • Access to transport for work purposes and to travel to locations throughout the local area
  • Time management skills to be able to plan and regulate workload including the ability to prioritise demands and thrive under pressure.
  • Strong Safeguarding knowledge and an ability to recognise safeguarding concerns.

Please email [email protected] to request a copy of the full Job Description and Person Specification

Safeguarding Statement

Burnley FC in the Community are committed to safeguarding children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS), which will be paid for by the Charity.

Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online safeguarding search will also be carried out by a member of our HR or Safeguarding Team for all shortlisted candidates. The post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please click ‘Apply Now’ to begin the online application

Applications close on 29th May 2024

Additional Information

Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Job Type
Salary information
£21,000 - 23,000

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