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Everton Football Club

Everton Football Club

Academy Player Care Officer

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England

Academy

Dec 21, 2023

ROLE DESCRIPTION

We are a football club with a desire to be the best and are always looking for talented people to join our Everton Family.

Everton is a workplace people crave to join, where extraordinary talented people belong, thrive and deliver the remarkable.

Academy Player Care Officer
Who we are: Everton Football Club is one of world sport's most respected and revered names - a by-word for innovation and professionalism during a glittering history that spans three centuries.One of the 12 founder members of the Football League, Everton has played more games in English football's topflight than any other club. While rightly proud of our rich past, and Goodison Park, our home of more than 130 years, we are now setting our sights on an exciting future at a state-of-the-art new stadium currently being constructed on the banks of the iconic River Mersey.In doing so, we remain committed to developing and supporting teams across our men’s, women’s and Academy set-ups that inspire and compete at the highest level of the game.

Our values underpin how we behave, how we represent our club in our city and across the world of football, and how we look after one another and our community. They provide a framework for how we work and engage with partners, suppliers and, most importantly, our fans.
About the opportunity: Across our Academy the welfare and support for our young players is at the forefront of everything we do, and because of this a unique and exciting opportunity has arisen to work within our Academy Player Care Department as Academy Player Care Officer.

Reporting to the Head of Academy Education and Player Care, you will be responsible for providing off the field support to Academy players and lead on the personal development / life skills programme that we run across our Academy, ensuring a positive Academy experience for boys and their parents.

Other key responsibilities include:


Supporting the Head of Academy Education and Player Care in enhancing the Academy experience for all boys, by being a point of contact for them and their parents
Establishing mechanisms for gathering the views of Academy players and their parents to ensure the Academy experience is a positive one
Ensuring all players and their families are formally inducted into the Academy
Building on the current framework to develop and deliver an outstanding Personal Development/Life Skills programme, which is differentiated and meets the needs of all boys
Design and delivery of a Parent Education Curriculum that makes use of the Academy’s multi-disciplinary teams


You will contribute towards the efficient and effective functioning of the department, influencing administrative process’ and ensuring a best-in-class service. 

Who we are looking for:Essentially, we are looking for somebody with experience of delivering curriculum content alongside welfare matters in a pastoral environment, alongside excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, who places high value on attention to detail.

You must be comfortable working with a wide variety of demands and be flexible enough to support our young players across competitive fixtures.

We need someone who possesses the ability to work discreetly under pressure, and is a passionate, energised team player who embraces opportunities to collaborate with a broader diverse team.

This role is on a permanent bases working 40 hours per week and is based within Finch Farm training ground in Liverpool (Halewood).
  
The closing date for this role will be Thursday 4th January 2024.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive a substation number of applications.

Everton Family Safer Recruitment Practices    
The Everton Family is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.    
    
As a requirement of our safer recruitment practices, this role will require an Enhanced DBS check or evidence that you are subscribed to the DBS Update Service information of which can be found here     
    
This role is subject to both evidence and verification of relevant qualifications including proof of eligibility to work in the UK which will be discussed with you if your application is successful.     

Equity & Inclusion
Everton is committed to ensuring everyone is respected, celebrated, and empowered for who they are, regardless of their identity. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, those who identify as female and those from racially diverse communities. We are dedicated to supporting the physical and mental/emotional wellbeing of all our people. Should you have a disability or long-term health condition and require reasonable adjustments to be made to the application/interview/onboarding process, please let us know by contacting the Talent Acquisition Team via email - careers@evertonfc.com

To support our pledge to diversify our organisation and through our commitment to the FA’s Football Leadership Diversity Code, Everton will offer a guaranteed interview to those who highlight they are female, from a Black, Asian or Mixed Heritage community or have a disability/long-term health condition should they meet a pre-determined level of the advertised job criteria. This scheme does not guarantee any applicant employment.

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