Divert Coach

By: Stuart Glover

Do you have a passion for improving the lives of young people?

We have an exciting opportunity for Divert Coach on a fixed-term contract until 31st March 2025

Job purpose:

Utilising the power of Morecambe FC and sport to provide an exceptional service to improve the lives of individuals & their family network. Our provision is centred around Social Inclusion, Education and Wellbeing. These services connect people from all walks of life, supporting them to achieve their goals and make positive changes, to create a safer, stronger and more resilient community.

Divert is an intervention style programme that aims to reduce reoffending, by establishing positive relationships with young people. The programme is delivered within police custody suites & in the community to divert people aged 10 to 25 away from crime.

Working as part of the Lancashire Violence Reduction Network (VRN), specialist Divert Coaches from community clubs will engage young children & adults during their detention in police custody. The Divert Coach creates and leads a development plan to assist the client in fulfilling their own goals relating to personal development, education, training and employment whilst also engaging in social & physical activities.


– Successful applicants will receive a full Morecambe FC kit

– 28 days’ holiday which includes the 8 normal public/bank holidays in England & Wales.

– Tickets for matches

– CPD opportunities

– Your birthday off!

Are You Eligible:

To be considered for this role, candidates must have: –

– Experience of working with young people at risk of offending

– Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding children and vu8lnerable adults

– Full UK driving licence and access to transport

– To be able to work evenings, and weekends, including match days, and bank holidays to meet the needs of the charity

How To Apply:

Please send your completed application form, equality monitoring form and covering letter to janetpreston@mfccommunitysports.com

Supporting documents:

Job description
Application form
Equal opportunities monitoring form

Closing date for applications – 15th August 2022

Equality Statement
Morecambe FC Community Sports is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex, and religion or belief.

Safeguarding Statement
Morecambe FC Community Sports is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to safe recruitment processes and this role requires a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service.