JOB OPPORTUNITY: Custody Intervention Coach - DIVERT

An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to join Blackpool FC Community Trust (BFCCT) as part of the Community Engagement team to deliver on our new DIVERT programme.

DIVERT is an award winning Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) intervention programme aimed to reduce re-offending. It is delivered in the police custody suite and aims to divert young adults aged 18 – 25 years away from crime.

DIVERT introduces specialist custody intervention coaches (CIC) from football community clubs to engage young adults during their detention in police custody.  The CIC leads a development plan to assist the client in fulfilling their own goals, relating to personal development, education, training and employment.

At present Palace for Life Foundation and Millwall Community Trust deliver DIVERT in Croydon and Lewisham Police Custody Suites. However, DIVERT will now be working with Football Clubs across Lancashire, including BFCCT.

The post holder will be jointly responsible and accountable for making sure all related KPI’s and targets are met. Ensuring high quality monitoring and evaluation methods and techniques are in place is a crucial, as is a strong awareness around safeguarding.

This individual will also work alongside the Head of Community Programmes and the Community Cohesion Manager to develop new schemes of work and funding proposals as well as provide reports for partner agencies and commissioners.

Working in partnership with the Comms team, the post holder will also assume responsibility for ensuring that the marketing and promotion needs of each programme is sufficiently met.

Blackpool FC Community Trust, based at Bloomfield Road Stadium and is the independent charitable arm of Blackpool FC, with a focus on engaging, developing, inspiring and supporting the people of Blackpool to live better lives.

How to apply:
Application forms can be downloaded here:

Alternatively, you can request an application form from Jason White by email: or telephone 01253 348691 to request a paper version.

Closing Date: No later than 5pm Friday 10th January 2020

Interview Date: Wednesday 15th January 2020

Please note that the job will be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS procedures.