Employment and volunteering

Employment and Volunteering

Want to work with us?

The Foundation of Light is an equal opportunities employer and offers positions with varying levels of responsibility for the development and support of our mission of using the power of football to involve, educate and inspire through the power of football.

In addition to paid staff, we offer volunteer opportunities within our Education, Football Development, Finance and Administration departments.

Ref:  001 Curriculum Lead Education - Full Time
The Foundation are looking for an innovative, passionate and creative curriculum lead for our Education programmes. The candidate will be required to write, develop and quality-manage new educational programmes suitable for Early Years, Primary and Secondary pupils.  Successful candidates will have excellent knowledge of the National Curriculum, experience of working in educational settings and essentially QTS qualified at either Primary or Secondary level.  A minimum of two years recent experience of teaching in schools is also required.

Ref:  002 Functional Skills Officer - Full Time
This nationally recognised scheme uses the power of football to educate young people throughout the North East giving them the skills and qualifications to progress into employment or further education.  The Study Programme requires an innovative and inspiring tutor to teach 16-19 year olds in English and Maths, helping them gain BTEC qualifications up to, and including Level 2. Recent experience of teaching these qualifications in an education setting is essential. This post specifically requires the candidate to have a Level 5 subject specialism in Maths or English, preferably both.

Ref: 003 Business Administration Apprentices x 8 (various locations) – Full Time, Fixed Term (two years)
The main duties are to provide administrative support to staff within designated departments.  This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience and qualifications in a real work setting.  Experience is not required; all training is provided.  These opportunities may particularly suit school leavers.  Applicants aged between 16-18 years old are invited to apply. 

Ref: 004 Wider Family Learning Officer – Full Time (based Chester le Street)
This nationally renowned scheme which reconnects parents with education through the power of football; requires an innovative tutor to coach families in issues surrounding child development, health and nutrition.  Informal youth-work sessions on our Kicks project will also form a part of this role.


Previous applicants need not apply.  Interested applicants should request an application pack by sending an email to gemma.snaith@safc.com, by contacting 0191 551 5053 or download a pack now.  CVs are not accepted.  Candidates who have not heard within six weeks of application should assume they have been unsuccessful. The closing date is Friday 10 October 2014.

If volunteering appeals to you and you want to get involved, please email your CV and a covering letter to info@foundationoflight.co.uk

The Foundation of Light takes safeguarding very seriously. All appointments are subject to an enhanced CRB check.

Foundation of Light · Stadium of Light · Sunderland · SR5 1SU

Tel: 0191 551 5191 · Fax: 0191 514 7172 · Registered Charity No 1089333