Accrington Stanley Community Trust
Tel: 01254 475013
Accrington Stanley Community Trust is an award-winning, non-profit, self-funding registered charity (Number 1139575) and community organisation that has been working within the Hyndburn community since 2007. After becoming a registered charity and re-forming as a Community Trust in 2010, the organisation has seen an accelerated rise and growth.
My name’s Martin Fearon. I’m the Chief Executive Officer of Accrington Stanley Community Trust. We’re overseeing and delivering over 30 community projects to more than 20,000 people every year.
We’ve got 15 full time employees, 12 part time and 12 kickstart employees. We’re going to be a £1 million plus turnover business moving forward in the future.
We’re in the voluntary sector. We’re a registered charity and we’ve been operating in Hyndburn since 2010.
We’ve got four different key themes. That’s sport participation, education, health and inclusion. All our 30 projects fit into those areas. We do sport coaching in schools and college courses in education. We work with disabled children, and adults and we also work with the elderly and the lonely.
We originally started in 2007 as a department of Accrington Stanley Football Club delivering coaching and getting people involved in sport. We advanced to become an independent registered charity in 2010.
There are a variety of different roles within our charity. We’ve got sports coaching, youth workers, education tutors, site maintenance, marketing and also leisure attendance at our new £2million sports facility.
Currently we’ve got sports coaching vacancies, and some summer vacancies for our next programme.
We got involved with the government’s Kickstart scheme a few months ago and we’ve initially taken on 12 young people from the local area. They’ll be working 25 hours a week for the next six months. We’ve also committed to another cohort of 12 which we’ll be recruiting around September.
For anyone interested in applying, the first place to look is our website www.stanleytrust.co.uk. We’re also active on social media (@stanleyFCtrust). If we’ve got a vacancy, we’ll promote it on there and we’ll also link in with Amazing Accrington.