Wigan Athletic

Academy Education Assistant

Wigan Athletic



Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Sep 15, 2021

Role description

Wigan Athletic Football Club is looking to recruit an Academy Education Assistant on a part-time basis to support and manage the operational and education elements of both the hybrid training model and SEP apprenticeship

The successful candidate will report directly to the Head of Education and Welfare and be predominately based at Stadium Way Academy Training Facility.

You will:

SEP Co-ordinator:
Plan, Deliver, Assess all SEP units – two cohorts (total 6 hrs per week) – in a timely manner and in accordance with the LFE Curriculum Plan
Develop all learners English and Maths skills
Complete all SEP Reviews in a timely manner
Prepare all apprentices for Gateway and End Point Assessment (EPA)
Manage all areas of the LFE EMS related to the SEP programme
Attend all LFE SEP Training and Development (CPD) sessions
Liaise with and support all multi-disciplinary staff where applicable
Contribute to all PMA Reviews in a timely manner
Hybrid Training Model:
Liaison with all HTM Schools & Parents
Coordinate HTM meetings, inductions, and reviews with players, parents, staff, and schools
Prepare and update all HTM Agreements
Track and monitor the education performance of all HTM participants
Analyse the education performance of all HTM participants
Oversee the delivery of the Compensatory Education programme; with a focus on English, Maths, and GCSEs
Meet all appropriate EPPP Safe to Operate and Standards requirements
Communicate with all HTM multi-disciplinary staff
Coordinate and support the HTM Education staff (Tuesdays and Thursday)
Coordinate and support the HTM Transport staff (Tuesday & Thursday)
Plan and deliver Life-Skills sessions
Develop and implement new initiatives to strengthen the HTM programme
The successful candidate will have:

Good organisational and communication skills.
Confidentiality maintained in a commercially sensitive environment.
Outstanding knowledge of professional football club and education procedures.
Ability to understand and follow protocols
Proficient use of Microsoft word and excel [desirable].
A proven track record of recruiting players for professional Cat 1 and 2 football clubs [desirable]
Closing date for applications: 5pm 15th September 2021

The company is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

The company is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk involved in its activities and events. The group recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of these vulnerable groups by a commitment to procedures to protect them. The group expects all staff and volunteers to fully support and promote these commitments.