Fleetwood Town FC

Fleetwood Town FC

Academy Player Care & Education Officer


Role Type



Posting Date

Nov 10, 2022

Role description

Fleetwood Town Football Club is a professional association football club based in the town of Fleetwood, Lancashire, England. The team compete in League One, the third tier of English football.

We currently have two locations, Highbury Stadium, Fleetwood and Poolfoot Farm, Thornton-Cleveleys. With over 300 employees, Fleetwood Town Football Club value its employees and volunteers and they are at the forefront of our business.

Fleetwood Town Football Club are always eager to hear from passionate and dedicated individuals with an excellent work ethic who are seeking new challenges.

About the role:

To lead on the pastoral care and education support for all players registered on the Part-Time Training Model within the Fleetwood Town Academy.

Main responsibilities (but not limited to):

Be the Lead person on the Life skills programme for all part-time Academy players and parents, providing age and stage specific personal and professional development
Be responsible for collation of school reports for all part-time Academy players, ensuring positive interventions, where necessary, and managing positive relationships with key stakeholders
Take the lead on the transition programmes for all part-time players, ensuring each child’s progress is proactively planned, monitored, appropriately handed over and a relative plan is in place to support the next stage of their journey either in or out of the Academy
Lead on the mental, emotional and well-being strategy for the whole Academy, ensuring parents, players and staff knowledge and practice is continuously developing
Lead on the parent & player council, ensuring both stakeholders are provided a consistent voice to share feedback and welcome new ideas for Academy progression
Positive champion Equality & Diversity across the Academy, ensuring equal opportunities for all players, parents, and staff
Be the welcoming and consistent face for all new players and parents and Fleetwood Town Academy.
Work as part of a close-knit Education, Player Care & Safeguarding team, promoting positive practice, innovation, and a consistent drive for child development.
Assist the Head of Education & Player Care with design, delivery support and review of our Player Care plans for all ages.
Attend tours and trips for Academy age groups, building positive relationships with players, parents and staff whilst representing the FTFC brand.

Essential Qualifications:

Educated to a degree level
FA Safeguarding certificate
FA 1st aid
Enhanced DBS
Experience of working with children
Experience of working with elite Academies
Administration experience
Report writing & record maintenance experience


Qualified Teacher Status
Experience in Psychology or Sports Psychology


Emotional intelligence
A positive Can-Do attitude
High level of integrity and discretion
Well-presented and professional look
Positive role model
Positive motivator and ability to influence others
Attention to detail
Ability to resolve issues easily
Self-motivated who continuously looks to drive standards and programmes.

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