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Luton Town FC

Luton Town FC

Academy Head of Education


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Posting Date

Jan 5, 2023

Role description

Luton Town Football Club has an exciting opportunity for an experienced, qualified teacher to join the team as Head of Education within our Academy. The successful candidate will ensure the effective implementation, management, and delivery of the Academy education programme, and consistently promote and protect the welfare of children within the organisation. Previous experience of working within an elite sporting environment would be beneficial, along with a background in delivering BTEC Level 3 in Sport and a detailed working knowledge of the Elite Player Performance Plan.
To ensure that the education provision within the Academy reflects the strategy and targets set out within the Academy Performance Plan.
Organise and deliver the BTEC programme as part of the full-time training model with the associated education provider
To effectively communicate with schools to provide education progress reports for all boys within the Academy as part of the review process
To record each boy’s academic progress on the EMS and club-based systems and make relevant interventions as and when necessary.
To manage and safely store all education data related to the boys’ academic progress in accordance with GDPR legislation
To provide appropriate pastoral and wellbeing support for all boys within the Academy
To support apprentices that are not offered contracts with further training, exit trials, UCAS applications, USA scholarships etc.
To organise and implement all inductions for boys and parents/guardians within the PDP along with supporting staff
Support the Player Care Officer with the planning and implementation of the Life Skills programme for the PDP
Ensure all documentation is up to date and meets EPPP requirements
Manage the relationships with a range of education partners/providers
To undertake personal CPD as appropriate to meet the demands of the role
To attend and deliver (where required) in-service and internal CPD events as guided by the Academy Director
To be part of the Academy Management Team (AMT) and attend AMT meetings as directed by the Academy Director
Act as one of the Academy Designated Safeguarding Officers
BEd, BA, or BSc degree or equivalent.
QTS/QTLS teaching qualification
Specific Experience
Teaching experience at secondary/higher education or equivalent
Experience of delivering BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport
Knowledge of the OFSTED inspection framework including safeguarding and wellbeing provisions and thresholds
Effective planning, organisational and implementation skills, with the ability to prioritise workloads and schedules to meet strategic objectives/timescales
Proven ability to build strong links and networks with local schools and education providers, and the wider community stakeholders
Substantial experience in a similar or related role, demonstrating development and continuous improvement
Excellent IT skills and experience in use of all Microsoft Office products
Committed and driven by deadlines and results
Ability to turn ideas into deliverables with minimal supervision
Must be pro-active, motivated, organised, responsible and able to work independently as well as in a team
Highly developed problem-solving skills, resilience, and the ability to perform well under pressure
Demonstrate good listening skills and have the ability to resolve issues where appropriate
Ability to multi-task whilst maintaining priority efficiencies
Focused on achieving Club, departmental and individual success
Be an ambassador for the Club, presenting the Club in a positive image at all times.
Additional Information:
This a Part Time role working three days per week at the club training ground and stadium
Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK

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