Bristol City Community Trust is seeking to recruit a sport lecturer, who will be responsible for a group of 20 post-16 students.

The position is full time from September 2017 but candidates will be expected to put time into self-development and recruitment immediately.

The position reports directly to the head of education, working closely with other sports lecturers.

The role encompasses the following areas:

Teaching – Delivery a post-16 sports course to a group of 20 students. This also includes planning and marking along with reporting progress to parents.

Growth – Increasing the number of students we develop in our programme through actively recruiting in schools, clubs and at careers events.

Practical – Coaching the cohort futsal/football (including matchday responsibilities).

The individual must be a qualified teacher or working (or willing to work) towards an accredited teaching qualification. In addition, the successful candidate must hold a minimum of an FA Level 2 in football coaching (preferably Futsal: A Beginners Guide and/or FA Futsal Level 1), emergency first aid and safeguarding certificate. Therefore you need to be of graduate calibre and should have experience in teaching (preferably to post-16) and football coaching (preferably in futsal). You need to be passionate about and committed to the development of students of all academic and playing abilities. You must be able to work under pressure, handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

Candidates must be able to deliver dynamic and challenging lessons and coaching sessions which inspire students and ensure they make rapid and sustained progress at all levels. Candidates need to demonstrate they can provide clarity, direction and inspiration of what can be achieved for post-16 students, demanding the highest standards of their students in order to maintain 100% pass rates at target grade or higher. It is essential candidates show how they can communicate with staff, students and partners in a clear, concise and purposeful way to build effective relationships. It is also crucial candidates demonstrate they work hard and complete work to a high standard, providing evidence of how they continually look for ways of improving individual and team performance.

Candidates must have a current driving licence and be able to work evenings and weekends. As this role involves direct access to young persons under the age of eighteen, within the context of the job or any subsequently related activities or responsibilities, the successful candidate will undergo a thorough screening process, which will include a DBS check, to ensure their suitability for the role. Any candidates invited to interview will be sent a Personal Disclosure Form, Guidance Notes and Privacy Statement to return at their interview in a sealed envelope.

Please note the successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and will need to have a First Aid in Sport qualification before taking up the role.

The salary banding associated with the role is £16,500 – £18,500 PA depending on experience and qualifications. The hours of work associated are 37.5 hours per week on a two-year fixed term contract.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter marked ‘private and confidential’ to: Head of Education, Bristol City Community Trust, Ashton Gate Stadium, BS3 2EJ or e-mail

Closing date: Friday, April 21st 2017

Interviews will take place week commencing Monday, May 1st.


Club conquer Bath half marathon

Jon Lansdown, Lee Johnson, Dean Holden, Jamie McAllister and Mark Ashton joined several other staff members in completing the Bath Half Marathon in aid of Bristol City Community Trust.

The largest charity fundraising event in the South West took place on Sunday, with 12,748 runners enduring a two lap 13.1 mile course straddling both sides of the River Avon.

All funds raised from the event in support of the Community Trust will assist the club’s official charity in delivering its invaluable disability football provision and associated programmes.

Dan White, the Community Trust’s head of operations, said: “I would like to thank all of the runners who not only completed the 13.1 miles but spent time fundraising for the Trust.

“It was a fantastic occasion for all involved. The money raised will help support our disability provision in South Bristol enabling a range of disabled children and adults access to fantastic facilities and high quality coaching free of charge.

“A special thank you goes to Georgina Fell from Run Events who organised the fundraising efforts, hosting several events in the process to help boost donations. The estimated total is in excess of £7,000, which will go a long way to improving the disability provision in the city.”

Supporters can still donate to this fantastic cause by visiting the Trust’s official JustGiving page.

The next charitable event will see City team up with the Community Trust and Children’s Hospice South West to host a Charity Golf Day at Mendip Spring Golf Club.

The event will be held on Tuesday, March 21st and attendees will have the opportunity to partner members of the first team squad and club members, whilst raising worthwhile funds.

For more information, click here or e-mail


Henleaze School suffer cup upset

Local school knocked out in semi-finals.

Henleaze Junior School suffered a narrow defeat in the EFL Trust Sport+Kinder EFL Kids Cup Regional semi-finals.

The local school reached this stage of the competition after winning the preliminary round-robin tournament at South Bristol Sports Centre, before qualifying to represent Bristol City against other EFL clubs.

After advancing through to the regional finals, Henleaze were unable to keep their dream of playing at Wembley ahead of the Sky Bet Championship play-off final alive, losing to Ipswich Town 2-0.

Bristol City Community Trust’s head of operations Geoff Stevens said: “I would like to congratulate Henleaze on reaching this stage of the competition, it is a brilliant achievement.

“They have been a real credit in representing the club and it has been enjoyable working with the school in recent weeks.

“It has been a great experience for all involved and I hope everyone in the Henleaze side continues to play football as there was some great talent on display.”



Encouraging results from the Trust’s weight loss programme.

Participants registered on to Bristol City Community Trust’s MAN v FAT programme have already lost more than 300kg collectively as the initiative reaches the five-week mark.

The Community Trust’s project is aimed at men of all ages and physical ability who are committed to improving their health through weekly involvement in a competitive football league. Uniquely, the league is not decided on points won alone, but also pounds lost which will be noted at the weekly weigh-in.

The 61 players currently signed up have lost a total of 307.2kg to date, while 26 of the 61 have lost at least 5 per cent of their starting body weight.

The biggest loss by a single player is 15.6kg over the five-week period, with the most lost – in terms of percentage of starting body weight by a single player – is a remarkable 9.71 per cent.

Programme manager, Geoff Stevens described the results as ‘hugely impressive’ and praised the commitment of his group.

“It’s great to see everyone’s hard work really paying off with these fantastic results, which can simply be put down to hard work and determination,” he said.

“To have lost more than 300kg as a group is hugely impressive and we look forward to seeing the guys progress further as the weeks go on.

“It’s not only the weight loss which is encouraging, but the increased standard of football and the social benefits incorporated in the programme are equally as clear to see.

“The Community Trust is delighted to be involved in this nationwide programme and hopefully we will continue to see this kind of progress throughout the remainder of the project.”

For more information on this nationwide programme, click here.

Club to run bath half marathon for community trust

Several staff members to tackle Bath half.

Jon Lansdown, Lee Johnson, Dean Holden and Mark Ashton will join several other staff members in running the Bath Half Marathon to raise funds for Bristol City Community Trust.

The largest charity fundraising event in the South West will take place on Sunday, March 12th, with runners enduring a two lap 13.1 mile course straddling both sides of the River Avon.

All funds raised from the event will be donated to the Community Trust, assisting the club’s official charity in delivering its invaluable work throughout the community through its disability football provision and associated programmes.

“It’s fantastic to have the continued support from the football club at the highest level,” said Bristol City Community Trust’s head of operations Dan White.

“We have 25 of the club’s staff who have not only given up their time to train for and run the half marathon, but have also pledged to raise money for the Trust’s disability football provision.

“Hopefully by doing this event we can raise awareness of the Trust, whilst safeguarding the future of existing programmes and developing new strands to our disability programme.”

Fans can support this event by clicking here. All donations, no matter how big or small, will make a significant difference to your community.


Gordano School are off to Wembley

Local school to represent City at national stadium.

Gordano School have booked their place at Wembley Stadium after winning the EFL Trust Sport+Kinder Girls Cup Southern Area final.

The secondary school reached this round of the competition after triumphing in the preliminary round-robin tournament, before representing Bristol City and overcoming a number of EFL clubs to finish top in both the regional and Southern Area finals.

The English Football League Trust Girls Cup comprises of a six-a-side competition for Under-13s (Years 7 and 8), which involves over 20,000 children, creating one of the country’s largest national football competitions.

Gordano School will now have the unique opportunity to compete at Wembley Stadium in the national final ahead of the Checkatrade Trophy final on Sunday, April 2nd against the Northern Area winners.

Commenting on the school’s achievement, tournament organiser George Purday said: “I couldn’t be prouder of the girls for their efforts.

“They have been brilliant from their first match in the preliminary round and they have continually developed as a group. To reach Wembley is a truly remarkable accomplishment.

“Each of the players are extremely excited to play at the national stadium in April and I wish them the very best of luck!”


City quartet attend Trust’s holiday camp

Youngsters receive surprise visit from City players.

Bristol City Community Trust hosted its February half-term football camp at FIVES Soccer Centre, South Bristol Sports Centre last week, with a capacity of 150 youngsters in attendance each day.

Packed with skill sessions, speed guns, target cages and small-sided matches, Lee Tomlin, Josh Brownhill, Hordur Magnusson and Scott Golbourne surprised the participants on Friday as they took time out to visit to the camp.

The coaching sessions took place at South Bristol Sports Centre for just the second time, following on from its recently launched partnership with the club.

“The facilities are unbelievable and to have 150 kids every day just shows how big Bristol is,” said Tomlin.

“I’ve really enjoyed it. You can see how much fun the kids have had and they all want to learn. It’s good for the future of Bristol.”

Community Trust’s head of operations Dan White expressed his gratitude to the players for attending, saying: “I am extremely grateful to the four players for taking the time to come and visit our holiday camps.

“For the children to get the opportunity to play alongside their heroes is something special. All the children and the players left with beaming smiles on their faces.

“Community engagement is vital for the club and these camps demonstrate the club really is based at the heart of the community.

“This is the second time we have delivered our camps at South Bristol Sports Centre and once again it has been hugely successful, both in terms numbers and the standard of delivery.

“Our relationship with the venue is continually strengthening, and we now deliver several sessions at South Bristol Sports Centre each week, for males and females of all ages and abilities.”

The Trust will be hosting a football-fun holiday camp over the Easter holidays. The dates will be released shortly, so keep an eye on the Trust’s website.

To view images from the camp, click here.

Bristol CIty Community Trust half term football camp attended by Lee Tomlin, Josh Brownhill, Hordur Magnuson and Scott Golbourne of Bristol City - Rogan Thomson/JMP - 17/02/2017 - FOOTBALL - South Bristol Sports Centre - Bristol, England.

Charity Golf Day 2017

Help raise funds for BCCT and CHSW.

Bristol City have teamed up with Bristol City Community Trust and Children’s Hospice South West to host a Charity Golf Day at Mendip Spring Golf Club. 

The charitable event will be held on Tuesday, March 21st and supporters will have the unique opportunity to partner members of the first team squad and club legends, whilst raising worthwhile funds.

The format of the day will be a Texas Scramble competition, including nearest to the pin, longest drive and beat the pro challenges.

A team of three can enter the Golf Day for £195, with the fourth member being a City player or club legend. Alternatively, the day will cost for a full team of four £260.

Upon arrival participants will be welcomed with bacon butties and refreshments, whilst an auction and a two-course meal with the players will follow the event, which tees off at midday.

Last year’s Charity Golf Day helped raised over £10,000 for Children’s Hospice South West – the club’s chosen charity for the season.

All the funds raised from this event will be split between Bristol City Community Trust and Children’s Hospice South West, supporting their invaluable work throughout the community.

To register your team, contact Billy Bond on 0117 963 0636 or e-mail

Bobby Reid and Korey Smith join team West Country Mini Buses as they take part in the Bristol City charity Golf day, in aid of Childrens Hospice South West - Mandatory byline: Rogan Thomson/JMP - 16/03/2016 - GOLF - Henbury Golf Club - Bristol, England - Bristol City Charity Golf Day.

Success in swimming championships for Cooper

Trust’s student achieves personal best.

Over the last two weekends, Bristol City Community Trust’s tennis student India Cooper has been competing in the Somerset ASA County Swimming Championships.

India was extremely successful during the meet, achieving two personal best times to help her finish top of her age group, whilst winning the senior 200m freestyle and 100m backstroke.

In addition to these personal achievements, she secured two bronze medals for her age group and won gold for her club, Street and District SC in the senior 200m Medley relay.

Everyone at the Community Trust would like to take this opportunity to congratulate India on her tremendous achievements.


Tennis students jet off to Spain

Scholars put through their paces in Soto.

Bristol City Community Trust’s tennis students jetted off to Soto Grande, Spain yesterday for a seven-day training camp.

The tennis scholars’ annual trip to Soto Tennis Academy is a brilliant opportunity for the students to train in an alternate environment, receive coaching from world class trainers, whilst having the chance to develop their independence as they are away from home.

During the camp, students will take part in three grueling training session each day, which encompasses fitness, match play and the technical side of the game.

The aim of the week is to enhance the students’ opportunities once they have graduated from the Trust’s BTEC programme by giving them the chance to make contacts in their preferred industry of work.

Since last year’s trip, student Natalie Hardy has secured paid work throughout the summer at the Spanish Academy.

If you would like more information on the Trust’s post-16 LTA Tennis Coaching Scholarship programme, click here. Alternatively, e-mail to register on to the next open evening on Monday, February 27th (7pm) at Ashton Gate.