Vacancies at EFL Trust


National Academic Support Coach

Post Title: National Academic Support Coach

Role Status: Full time (35 hours) Fixed Term 2 years

Organisational Base: Home Based with an option to be based at EFL House 10 – 12 West Cliff, Preston PR1 8HU.

Reporting To: Education & Employability National Operations Manager

Salary Band: £27,000 to £33,000 plus car allowance, and benefits package

If you have the skills and commitment, if you share our passion and determination, if you have a genuine commitment to helping higher education students make the most of their studies, this could be the role for you. You will be in the right place to develop your career and to help us continue the development and success of the EFL Trust’s football in the community coach workforce development programme run in partnership with the University of South Wales.  This is a demanding, challenging but rewarding role. You will be working with an experienced and supportive team in an organisation which values people.

EFL Trusts partnership with the University of South Wales trains the community coaches of tomorrow and has received national recognition in the higher education community. The National Academic Support Coach will help maintain the high quality of the programme, working alongside mentors and the university’s academic team, to provide support for students on the foundation degree and degree programmes at their host EFL club community trusts.

The EFL Trust is the official charity of the EFL and uses the power of sport to improve lives and make a positive contribution to 72 communities across the country across our key themes of sport, education, community engagement and health. Formed in 1888 by its twelve founder members, the EFL (English Football League) is the world’s original league football competition and is the template for leagues the world over.

Safeguarding Statement

EFL Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and adults at risk and require all employees to share this commitment and promote the welfare of these groups. Applicants will be asked about any previous convictions, cautions, reprimands, including those that are considered ‘spent’ as defined by the Rehabilitation Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amended 2013).  Appointment to this role is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS Check (with children’s barred list check) and references.

Benefits Package:

  • Car allowance.
  • Generous company pension scheme, with an EFL Trust contribution of 10% of basic salary.
  • Opt-in private healthcare.
  • 23 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays), rising to 25 days after 5 years. Holiday year commences 1st (Holiday purchase scheme is in operation).

Regular travel is an essential requirement of the role and occasional evening and weekend working including some overnight stays.

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Application Form

To apply for the role please return completed application form to

Closing Date: 10 am, 24th June 2019    

Interview Date(s): 2nd July 2019 at EFL House, 10 – 12 West Cliff, Preston PR1 8HU

Candidates must be available for interview on the stated date.

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