Skills Officer

Contract Type: 
Full time
Application deadline: 
Monday, 28 June, 2021 - 17:00
Salary Scale
Per Annum
Foundation of Light


Skills Officer (35 hours)

Foundation of Light, the registered charity of Sunderland Football Club, aims to involve, educate and inspire people of all ages from Sunderland, South Tyneside and Durham to improve their life chances, using football as the motivator. We are proud of our history and culture, our innovative and proactive solutions to community problems, and our people.  We are now looking to add to our passionate and enthusiastic team.


Foundation of Light is seeking a Skills Officer to work full time on our Back on Track Study Programme.


The project is well established and has a proven track record of supporting young people aged 16-24 to achieve qualifications and progressions to employment, education or further training. With consistently high achievement rates and outcomes for learners, we are seeking a highly motivated and agile individual to maintain and build on our high standards of delivery to continue to make a real impact within our community.


Purpose of the Role: The Skills Officer is responsible recruiting, planning and delivery of the Back on Track programme, supporting learners to achieve a range of employment related qualifications. You will work with a team of tutors, including Maths and English specialists to progress learners to achieve their qualifications and you will support learners with progressions beyond the programme.


Interested applicants should request an application pack by sending an email to or downloading packs from our website  CVs are not accepted.  Candidates who have not heard within six weeks of application should assume they have been unsuccessful. The closing date is 28 June 2021 with interviews taking place week commencing 5th July 2021.


Appointments may be subject to an enhanced DBS Check · Foundation of Light is an Equal Opportunities Employer.




Foundation of Light · Beacon of Light · Sunderland · SR5 1SN

Tel: 0191 563 4777

Registered Charity No 1089333