Active Through Football Community Activator (Burngreave)


High Level Summary:

Term: 1-year fixed term

Salary: Pro rata £18,000 per annum

Start Date: May 2022

Closing Date: Friday 15th April 2022

Interviews: w/c 25th April 2022


Please find the full job description here

To apply for the Active Through Football Community Activator (Burngreave) please complete the application form here and send to

To apply for the Active Through Football Community Activator (Parson Cross) please visit the SWFC Community Programme website.

Please note that all suitable candidates will be subject to satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS procedures. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please let us know if there are any alternative arrangements which need to be made to help you during the application and interview process.

We particularly welcome applications from under-represented audiences, including but not limited to applicants with disabilities, ethnically diverse communities, and we don’t discriminate against any age groups.

About the role:

Active Through Football

‘Active Through Football’ is a new programme from Sport England, which is funded by the National Lottery and delivered by the Football Foundation. The aim of ‘Active Through Football’ is to increase activity levels and create sustained behaviour change using a ‘Place-based approach’ by bringing key local stakeholders together as a consortium to create and deliver a plan for their local area or ‘Place’. The plans will be based predominately on activating key settings through the delivery of recreational and informal small-sided football activity and developed through community engagement.

‘Active Through Football’ revenue investment will be invested in Sheffield and a consortium of local organisations/stakeholders (including, among others, Sheffield United Community Foundation, Yorkshire Sport Foundation, Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme, Sheffield & Hallamshire Football Association, SOAR Community and Saba Wellbeing) (the “Consortium“) have since accepted a grant offer from the Football Foundation, with Sheffield United Community Foundation appointed as the ‘Lead Organisation’ for the Consortium.

Our place

  • Burngreave
  • Parson Cross

Sheffield United Community Foundation are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate individual to support the implementation of the project in Burngreave and deliver football related activities to improve people’s health outcomes. The ideal person will be someone from ‘our place’ with a strong local connection and understanding of the place and the community.

Initially, this post will contribute to tackling inactivity amongst men aged 18-40 in ‘our place’ using football to engage the audiences and improve health outcomes. They will tackle health inequalities through promoting and supporting men to develop healthier behaviours and lifestyles in the context of their own local communities.

The role will be fixed term for 1 year. A contract extension will be subject to meeting the funders requirements.

The role will require a flexible approach to working including delivering in the evening and at weekends and in different locations within Burngreave or Parson Cross.

As an employed member of staff at Sheffield United Community Foundation you will be entitled to statutory holidays that include bank holidays as well as adopting a flexible working policy.

About Sheffield United Community Foundation:

Sheffield United Community Foundation is the official registered charity of Sheffield United Football Club, working in the areas of Participation & Inclusion, Education & Training, Health & Wellbeing, and NCS.

Our Mission:

Our goal is to build links between the football club and the community using the appeal of football and sport in general to encourage, motivate and inspire all individuals, regardless of background, to achieve their potential.

The community programmes are aimed at strengthening self-esteem, developing personal skills, promoting health and wellbeing, improving academic achievement and generally empowering people in the local area.


Safeguarding & Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

Sheffield United Community Foundation are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and adults at risk whilst they participate in our programmes and courses. We will not tolerate abuse or hate of any kind. Our safeguarding and equality, diversity and inclusion policies can be found at