Empower LGBT+ Coordinator


Sheffield United Community Foundation are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate individual to lead on the implementation and success of our new PLPFA funded Empower LGBT+ project. The role will include coordinating and delivering physical activity and sports opportunities for LGBT+ young people aged 11-25. The project aims to provide opportunities for LGBT+ people to develop their skills and confidence through sport and provide education and training to establish safer and more inclusive communities. The applicant will be at forefront of championing equality, diversity and inclusion for LGBT+ young people in Sheffield using the inspiring brand of Sheffield United and the Premier League.

The role will be fixed time until August 2023.

For more information about the role please email katie.glossop@sufc-community.co.uk

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High Level Summary:

 Term: Fixed term until 31st August 2023

Salary: £18,000 – £21,000 per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 5.00pm on 18th January 2021

Interviews: TBC


To apply please complete the application form and send to katie.glossop@sufc-community.co.uk. Download our application form here.

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 LGBT+ people, applicants with disabilities, people from groups of minority and don’t discriminate against any age groups.


About the role:

 The candidate will be passionate about addressing inequalities in sport for LGBT+ people and have a strong desire to promote, champion and action LGBT+ equality and inclusion in sport, and in general. The role will be critical in supporting the Foundation and Sheffield United FC in creating a safer, stronger and more inclusive community for everyone to participate in physical activity and help amplify LGBT+ voices in sport.

The Empower LGBT+ project vision is for our LGBT+ community to be more active and feel stronger and more confident in their ability to succeed in sport and physical activity, to eliminate LGBT+ discrimination and help LGBT+ people feel they belong within the Sheffield Community.

The role will require working in schools and during community time, which includes evenings and weekends, to provide project specific initiatives at a time and place which meet the needs of LGBT+ young people aged 11-25.

Applicants should have a good knowledge and understanding of youth engagement and knowledge and experience of the barriers and inequalities affecting LGBT+ communities. It is desirable that the candidate have experience of planning and coordinating inclusive sports participation projects but most of all a positive, can do attitude to creating change and supporting LGBT+ young people develop their skills and confidence.

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.