MK Dons

Academy Head of Education & SEP Co-ordinator

MK Dons


Milton Keynes

Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Sep 24, 2021

Role description

Job purpose

To oversee the education delivery of the scholars (U18s), co-ordinate the SEP Apprenticeship and be the Lead the Academy Safeguarding Officer for the Academy

Job Description

Main Objectives

1. To be responsible for the Academy Education Programme

2. To Co-ordinate the Sporting Excellence Professional (SEP) Apprenticeship

3. To be the lead Academy Safeguarding Officer

4. To manage and contribute to the Player Care Program

5. To ensure the Academy is compliant with the Elite Player Performance Program (EPPP) and other relevant bodies

Academy Education Program & SEP Co-ordinator

To co-ordinate the education program for the Academy scholars with MK College
Co-ordinate the planning and delivery for the Sporting Excellence Professional Apprenticeship working closely with the Head of Coaching
To manage and deliver relevant and necessary education courses for Academy (including NVQ, SEP & player care programme).
To maintain a relationship with the schools & parents of all the Academy players
Lead Academy Safeguarding Officer

Work with the senior Safeguarding Manager & Designated Safeguarding Officers to deliver the Safeguarding Action Plan for the group
Ensure the MyConcern safeguarding reporting tool is utilised to its full potential, respond to concerns raised and produce reports.
Conduct investigations and other incident management work in connection with safeguarding allegations and concerns including liaising with and making referrals to external agencies in line with the safeguarding policy.
Provide expert advice and guidance to employees to ensure safeguarding is prioritised, demonstratesbest practice and achieves national standards for safeguarding in sport.
Report and refer child protection and/or poor practice complaints in line with policy guidance advised by the EFL and the FA.
Regularly review and update safeguarding risk assessments for activities, trips and tours and support staff to develop and embed bespoke risk assessments.
Work with line managers to ensure that members of staff complete a safeguarding induction and receive training appropriate to their work with children and vulnerable adults.
Participate in safeguarding reviews and audits by regulatory bodies and respond to requests or enquiries from the EFL or the FA in relation to safeguarding.
Report regularly to the Senior Safeguarding Manager on safeguarding matters and provide monthly updates for the board of directors.
Attend safeguarding workshops and training to ensure knowledge of best practice
Player Care Program

To ensure the Academy players experience a diverse number of workshops regarding life skills often delivered by (but not exclusively) the LFE
To provide Academy players with support throughout their time within the Academy offering guidance and mentoring ensuring the Head of Coaching / Lead Phase is updated as to this work
Essential skills and qualifications

Excellent organisational skills
Ability to set and meet achievable deadlines
Willingness to learn and work under a fast paced environment
Experience in a community or educational setting
Experience of delivery in a wide range of environments including schools, club and community settings.
Experience of mentoring, supporting and encouraging learners
Recognised teaching qualification with QTS/QTLS status or equivalent
The L4 Certificate in Education & Training

Good communication skills
Ability to inspire, motivate and encourage young people through sport and education
A passion for ensuring the highest standards are met within a high-performance environment
A demonstrable record of implementing Equality & Diversity policies and activities
Ability to demonstrate knowledge of safeguarding & safer recruitment practice

Closing date: Friday 24th September 2021