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Job purpose

An exciting role to join the Education & Skills Department as a Football & Education Coach. You will be responsible for the development and delivery of our BTEC Football & Education College programme. Working with our BTEC Students aged 16-18 to deliver football coaching sessions, enrichments and manage our games programme. The role holder will have a strong coaching background and be able to meet outcomes related to each project. They will be able to develop strong relationships with staff, participants and partners as well as supporting a range of education projects for Wolves Foundation.

Key responsibilities

  • To facilitate and lead all college football sessions including training and matches.

  • To support enrichment activity across the college BTEC programmes.

  • To manage training and fixtures for a designated team or teams.

  • To develop student personal development programme to support student growth.

  • To deliver recruitment activities to support the growth and development of the programme.

  • To deliver school & grassroot roadshows to develop further links with external partners.

  • To manage all administrative duties for the programme.

  • To provide pastoral, academic and professional support to students.

  • To build pathways into our post 16 programmes.

  • To work closely with the Education & Skills department to develop this area of work.

  • To work closely with partner organisations and maintain positive relationships.

  • To develop and implement a work-based learning programme within the Foundation.

  • To support and deliver across all education projects where necessary within the Foundation.

General responsibilities

  • Compliance with Foundation policies

  • Compliance with the Foundation’s health and safety procedures

  • Compliance with the Foundation’s safeguarding policies

  • To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected

  • To always maintain professional conduct

Safeguarding

  • This role involves working with children and/or adults at risk in a Regulated Activity (or in close proximity to children and/or adults at risk). This means that the post-holder is required to apply all relevant policies and uphold the Club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people.

Key relationships

  • Education & Skills Manager – Management and project support

  • Senior Education Officer – Line management and project support

  • Education Officers – build strong relationships with wider team to support implementation of the project

  • Project Partners – work closely to meet project targets and objectives

  • College staff – Liaise with staff to ensure effective programme delivery and build positive relationships

  • Foundation Staff – build strong relationships

Knowledge: the level and breadth of knowledge to do the job e.g., understanding of a defined system, method or procedure, legal or regulatory frameworks etc

Essential

  • Experience of working with college students.

  • Experience of delivering football coaching sessions.

  • Experience of coaching within a team.

  • Understanding of effective planning and evaluation methods.

  • Successful ability to work against deadlines.

  • Knowledge of technical and tactical elements of the game.

Desirable

  • Experience of delivering education programmes.

  • Experience of delivering coach education workshops.

  • Experience of fundraising for local projects/initiatives.

  • Experience of youth led social action.

  • Experience of working within college and or university setting.

  • Technical/work-based skills: skills specific to the job e.g. language competence, typing skills, coaching skills etc

Essential

  • Ability to meet the needs of participants across all education programmes.

  • Strong IT and presentation skills.

  • Strong administration skills.

  • Success in delivering engaging practical activities.

  • Success in delivering classroom and workshop activities.

  • Ability to work in teams and independently where necessary.

Desirable

  • Experience of working with project management software.

  • General skills and attributes: more general characteristics e.g. flexibility, communication skills, team working etc

Essential

  • Understanding of how to work safely with children and/or adults at risk and uphold generally accepted practice when working with those participants.

  • Excellent project organisation and time management skills.

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work both independently and within a team environment.

  • Availability for flexible working hours including overnight residentials.

  • Demonstrate a working understanding and application of inclusion, equality and anti-discrimination, safeguarding and best practice.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Experience: proven record of experience in a particular field, profession or specialism.

Essential

  • Experience of working with college students.

  • Experience of delivering football coaching sessions

  • Be able to manage and prioritise workload.

  • Experience of working with partner organisations.

  • Experience of delivering enrichment activities.

Desirable

  • Working with children and/or adults at risk.

Qualifications: the level of educational, professional and/or occupational training required

Essential

  • Post-holder must hold or obtain at the earliest opportunity the relevant safeguarding training (i.e. FA Safeguarding Children Workshop).

  • Post-holder will be subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level and cleared by the Wolves Safeguarding Manager.

  • Post-holder must hold a valid driving licence.

  • FA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football or equivalent NGB qualification.

  • Post-holder to be educated at degree level or higher in a relevant area.

Desirable

  • FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football qualification.

  • Post-holder to be educated at degree level or higher in a relevant area.

  • Clean driving licence and own car.

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