Active Through Football Project Manager

The closing date for applications is Monday 22 November 2021

Stoke City Football Club of the English Football League is looking for an Active Through Football Project Manager to support its Community Trust Operations at the bet365 Stadium.

Being responsible for the overall management and implementation of the Stoke on Trent Active Through Football project, the successful candidate must have good, in-depth knowledge of health, well-being and behaviour change processes. They will demonstrate a broad knowledge of potential barriers to participation and wider societal issues that prevent people from engaging in sport. The project will require the post holder to support hard-to-reach community members and be able to inspire them to re-engage with football, sport and physical exercise, as well as wider health and lifestyle workshops.

The successful candidate should also have experience of managing budgets and delivery staff, be innovative in how to achieve targets, fundraise and be used to delivering community projects against performance KPIs. A key element for the post is community engagement and therefore, the post holder must be able to reach out and develop relationships within local communities to ensure we engage with those currently not engaged in sport provisions within their local areas as well as developing a culture of positive opportunities to help those that are inactive.  In addition they would also be expected to demonstrate competency in managing and nurturing local and national stakeholder relationships.

Previous experience of managing and delivering health, well-being and exercise interventions in a wide range of settings, including sports centres, workplaces and in a variety of community settings for adults is essential. 

Ideal applicants will have good insight into football development and a current understanding of sport for development. An awareness of how Active Through Football is aligned to wider sport/ community development and public health objectives is also a key requirement of this role.

The position will be offered on a full time basis. A full, clean driving licence is desirable.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Background checks and DBS checks at the appropriate level will be obtained prior to employment commencing.

The Active Through Football programme is an opportunity to learn from doing things differently. By identifying and working with key target audiences, who face some of the greatest inequalities to being physically active, we want to increase activity levels and create sustained behaviour change using a 'Place-based approach.' Stoke on Trent have been successfully funded with 1 of only 13 projects across the country, and will work collaboratively with the Staffordshire Football Association, Sport England, Football Foundation and a number of key partners across the City to implement the project.

How to apply

To apply, please complete and return the application form, to Human Resources, SCFC Jobs, PO Box 3573, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 9LL or email to quoting ATFPM2110SCFCW in the subject line. Alternatively, telephone the Human Resources Department on 01782 684727 for an application form.


Closing date for applications is Monday 22 November 2021. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 December 2021.

Stoke City Football Club endorses the principle of Equality and will strive to ensure that everyone who wishes to be involved in the Club will be treated fairly and with respect, without regard to their age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation. 

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The Club is committed to providing access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in without threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment, bullying and abuse. Any person associated with the Club can be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected and in particular, that they are able to enjoy their engagement at the Club.