At Manchester United our aim is to Win the United Way – and the quality of our behind-the scenes team sets us apart from the competition.

Our people are as committed to the success of the company as the players are to winning trophies. We offer a unique and exciting working environment, excellent training, with recognition and rewards for the part each individual plays. Sounding good so far?

The Purpose:

Manchester United Foundation believes every young person should feel empowered to achieve their goals and uses the power of football and Manchester United to support young people to make positive choices in their live.

In partnership with the Growth Company, we aim to use the power of Manchester United Foundation and Club to engage, inspire and progress young people in selected partner High Schools closer to employment​ through connecting them with a range of relevant opportunities provided by the Growth Company and Manchester United.

The Role:

Key principles of the role are to:

  1. Engage young people with a range of bespoke training programmes that enhances their skills and personal attributes.​

  2. Provide information, positive experiences, and employment opportunities for young people.

  3. Continually develop and embed the soft skills needed for work and everyday life

  4. Connect Manchester United into other opportunities at the Growth Company

  5. Connect The Growth Company into other opportunities at Manchester United Foundation

  6. Work with other departments in the Foundation to share knowledge, resources and ensure we are developing programmes.

Impact of the Role:

  • Skilled and Employment Ready Young People from areas of deprivation.

Outcomes of the Role

  • Improved positive engagement with education, employment and training

  • Improved attainment

  • Improved knowledge and skills

  • Progression into new education, training or employment pathways

Outputs of the Role:

  • Work with 20 partner high schools per annum

  • Market the Growth Company summer programme

  • Identify 300 learners for the NEET contract and put them forward to work with the key worker.

The Person


  • Want to make a positive difference to young people

  • Hard working, enthusiastic and dependable

  • People Skills (Self-assured, build rapport, empathise with others, emotionally intelligent, approachable).

  • Understanding of Safeguarding best practice

  • Knowledge of implementing policies and procedures especially health and safety and risk assessments.

Role Specific:


  • National Curriculum and Ofsted Framework within schools and colleges

  • Barriers and challenges young people experience from deprived areas.


  • Minimum of two years practical experience of working with young people preferably within a community or educational environment.

  • Working with learners with an EHCP

  • Inspiring and developing staff.

  • Scoping, delivering, and evaluating a range of programmes.

  • Leading and managing projects.

  • Raising the profile of a programme and becoming a thought leader/influencer.


  • Connect and inspire with hard-to-reach young people.

  • Mentoring or pastoral experience within young people.

  • Ability to engage and communicate with a range of stakeholders to achieve strategic and contractual objectives.

  • Organisational and communication skills (written, verbal and listening).

  • Think strategically in the context of, and alignment with, wider existing objectives and partnerships.

  • Financial Management (Planning, organising, directing, and controlling financial activities).

  • Ability to capture the success and report on the impact of your work.

  • Technology aware and digitally proficient

  • Ability to assess individuals in order to establish any specific needs or support.


  • A full UK driving licence with access to own car for business use.

  • Strong functional skills in Mathematics and English

  • Educated to degree, HND level or A level equivalent (Desirable)

If you would like to join the team and be part of our mission, to win the United way, please submit your application by Wednesday 30th November 2022 Manchester United endeavour to respond to all job applications, however, please consider that we receive a high volume of applications, and this may not always possible.

We recognise the importance of safeguarding children and adults at risk at Manchester United, as part of this commitment this post is required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the appropriate level, as well as full reference history.

Manchester United is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to background, ethnicity, race, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or other legally protected characteristics.

Manchester United is committed to working with and providing reasonable adjustments for applicants and employees. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application and perform at your best, please do not hesitate to contact us to make a request; we are here to help.

It is unlawful to employ a person in a UK-based job who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. You should make yourself aware of how immigration laws apply to you before applying for any of our roles