JOB OPPORTUNITY: Teacher / Literacy Champion

Blackpool FC Community Trust is the official charity of Blackpool FC, based at Bloomfield Road Stadium. Working with residents as young as 2 years old up to adults in the later stages of life, BFCCT provide a diverse range of programmes to increase social inclusion opportunities; improve physical fitness, health and education; and lessen involvement in anti-social behaviour.

In recent years the Trust has grown significantly and has become an established organisation, providing something for everybody, that every Blackpool FC fan and resident should be involved in and very proud of.

Blackpool FC Community trust was proud to open its independent school in September 2021 for Key stage 4 learners. The school is an alternative education setting to support learners who are either at risk of permanent exclusion or those who need support that cannot be provided in a mainstream setting, this includes behavioural issues, mental health and well-being concerns and students who love sport, in particular, football.

The post holder will deliver a range of vocational qualifications, including Functional skills English, RSHE, PSHE, Personal and social development and employability skills.

We are seeking an individual to work as the BFC School team as a teacher as part of our enhanced offer. As we embark on our fourth academic year, BFC School is expanding its services. Already catering to the needs of numerous students with an Educational Health Care Plans (EHCP’s) we are now introducing a specialist enhanced offer aimed at providing additional support to students with more complex additional needs.

The class is a small specialist class of up to six students, with three members of teaching staff ,who will who will study a bespoke child-centred curriculum focussing on developing positive social skills, life skills and preparing students for life beyond school. The ideal candidate will be passionate about the supporting students to achieve recognised teaching qualifications including Functional Skills and a range of social skill, life skills through vocational qualifications.

The ideal candidate will have:

•Experience of the classroom environment
•Curriculum knowledge
•The ability to encourage and students to achieve their potential.
•Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to relate to students and staff effectively and professionally in all circumstances.
•Experience of working with a range of special educational needs
•Experience of working with students who have an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP)

Working in BFC School the role involves delivering vocational and functional skills to Key Stage 4 students to classes no larger than 6 students at one time. All of these students have an EHCP and some may have large gaps in learning, due to a wide range of barriers, so we are seeking a dynamic teacher who has experience in across various Key stages. You may also be required to support across other areas of the curriculum, including sports and enrichment activities.

As a school we believe that staff wellbeing and work life balance is key to a happy school, therefore teachers have allocated time within their timetable for planning and marking to limit and even remove the need to take work home.

We welcome experienced and newly qualified teachers to apply as we run the ECT programme within the school.

The job holder will play a powerful and influential role in many young people’s lives by promoting the Community Trust and its values.

How to Apply

Please download the application form below. Once completed please send your application to gemma.trickett@bfcct.co.uk or post it to Blackpool FC Community Trust, F.A.O. Gemma Trickett, Head of School, Bloomfield Road Stadium, Seasiders Way, Blackpool. FY1 6JJ.

This job will be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS procedures.

Closing Date: Wednesday 26th June 2024

We encourage early applicants as we reserve the right to close the application process at any time.