Scores turn out for Jobs Fair

Scores turn out for Jobs Fair

Scores of people joined Foundation of Light at their first-ever Jobs Fair at the Beacon of Light. 

The event was a special showcase of job vacancies and adult learning opportunities available across the city of Sunderland. 

The Foundation, Sunderland AFC's official charity, has a number of roles available and the Jobs Fair - held on the Beacon's Street Level - was designed to help recruit for key vacancies, to support vital frontline services across Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham.

Over 100 people attended the event, which also showcased Foundation partner roles including matchday stewarding and catering vacancies within SAFC as well as recruitment information for the Military Preparation College, which is based at the Beacon.

Andy Grant, Foundation of Light Head of Education and Skills said "It was great to see so many people from the community join us in the Beacon last night for our Jobs Fair. This is the first time we have held an event like this and I don't think it will be the last as the feedback from those who attended was great.

"We have some fantastic opportunities available within the Foundation, not just working for us but also through our comprehensive adult learning courses which are designed to give people the confidence to get back into work. As we move out the pandemic, we're seeing lots of people re-evaluate their lives and look for a new career. Working with the Foundation is a hugely fulfilling. We have a great team in place which is making a real and positive difference to our communities at a time when our work matters more than ever before. I'd encourage anyone who would like to get involved to get in touch."

Vacancies currently available within the Foundation include:

BEACON OF LIGHT DUTY MANAGER – part time 24 hours per week - Job Description 
STEM COORDINATOR – 35 hours per week - Job Description 
EVENTS OFFICER – maternity cover  - Job Description 
SPORTS COACHES - Job Description 
SPORTS ASSISTANT - Job Description 
RECEPTIONIST – 20 hours per week - Job Description 
DISABILITY COORDINATOR – 35 hours per week - Job Description 
DISABILITY COACH – 40 hours per week - Job Description 
INSPIRES TUTOR - Job Description 

The Foundation of Light, which celebrated its 20th birthday last year and employs over 100 staff, has supported over 500,000 people since it was founded in 2001 by Sir Bob Murray CBE.

Annually it works with 20,000 people across the region to support them to live happier and healthier lives through a comprehensive programme of sport, adult and family learning, health and wellbeing and education courses.

Last year over 70% of those on employability and skills courses progressed on to
positive destinations such as into work or further education and training.

If you are interested in any of the vacancies send your CV to 

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