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MGFA Job Opportunity – Alternative Provision Assistant

Job Title: Alternative Provision Assistant

Wage: To be discussed in interview

Hours: To be confirmed


Are you looking for an alternative, child centred role within education? Do you care about developing individual children and making a difference in the lives of young people?

We are looking for a dynamic, resilient and selfless individual, to deliver our bespoke sport-based programmes, which are designed to benefit students who have become disengaged with the traditional academic school setting.

Within this role you will be required to work 1:1 or within small groups with students, depending on each specific need of the child. It is important you communicate excellently with both the students in our care and staff members, and show real initiative within the role. Everyday within your role will be different and bring new challenges and excitement, however the role is extremely rewarding for all those involved.


Essential Criteria

  • Valid DBS check in place
  • A flexible approach to working (can start as and when required)
  • Valid driving license and own method of transport
  • Highly resilient and able to solve problems, using your own initiative
  • Able to follow in house procedure and protocols
  • A creative thinker who can use resources effectively
  • Passionate about young people and making a difference

It is desirable that you have experience in dealing with either SEN children, or challenging individuals, however this is not essential.



Here at the Martin Gray Football Academy, we are a successful academy which operates in multiples primary and secondary in Darlington and the surrounding area. We provided quality coaching through our highly trained coaches, multiple of which hold the highly accredited UEFA B qualification. We have now expanded into running a successful Alternative Education Provision, to use sport to engage children through bespoke individual programmes.

The children who attend the provision, are challenging individuals, who have a history of poor engagement and relationships with school, and teachers. However, they are able to thrive in our highly flexible and inclusive provision. Ultimately, we are in place to provide a high-quality service, which engages children to: learn, build and grow life skills and enable them to achieve in further life and/or education.

No two children are the same, therefore, it is important to use a flexible approach and be considerate of each student’s needs, to ensure the service provided is beneficial to them overall.


Email with a CV and covering letter.