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Sheffield United Football Club

Sheffield United Football Club

Academy Tutor


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May 26, 2024


About the job

HOURS: 40 hours per week

LOCATION: Sheffield United Training Academy, Shirecliffe

LINE MANAGER: Head of Education

RATE OF PAY: Dependent on Experience


Sheffield United are seeking a talented Academy Tutor to join our dynamic and ambitious team. In this unique role, you'll play a pivotal part in launching and delivering the new BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Sporting Excellence and Performance program. Your primary focus will be on the academic success of our scholars, ensuring they achieve (and ideally surpass) their predicted grades. You will additionally be a dedicated mentor, providing personalized support and guidance to help each scholar reach their full potential.

Our academy fosters a driven environment brimming with opportunities to learn and develop new skills. We actively support our team's professional learning, and we're now seeking a passionate and enthusiastic individual who thrives on challenges, to join us on this exciting journey as our academy continues to grow.


Role Responsibilities:

Primarily prepare, teach, and assess BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Sporting Excellence and Performance classes 3, 3-hour session per week, ensuring scholars are achieving target grades.
Ensure that all Academy players adhere to the academy values and behaviours and display a high level of respect and discipline.
Ensure scholars work is marked to a timely and accurate fashion to ensure potential is met.
Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
To assist scholars in setting individual short, medium, and long term goals to create Individual Action Plans for all players
Complete reports for 12-week reviews for scholars and parents/guardians reporting on academic progress, internally and on external tracking platforms provided by Premier League Education.
Attend internal staff or external stakeholder meetings as required.
Liaise with Functional English and Maths tutor and keep register of attendances.
Operational support for other departments within the Academy as required such as Safeguarding, Player Care, SEP and Player Welfare.
Support the Hybrid training model for players in the Under 12 - Under 16 age groups.

Club Wide Responsibilities:

To adhere to all Sheffield United Football Club's Safeguarding Policies and Procedures to foster an environment which protects from harm those defined as children and adults at risk.
To report any concerns of a Safeguarding nature to the relevant parties and remain fully compliant with any applicable Safeguarding checks and due diligence and recognise your responsibility to the Club's Safeguarding agenda.
To report any concerns of discrimination to the relevant parties and promote a welcoming and inclusive club environment for all.
To adhere to the Club's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies, supporting the Club to create an environment which is inclusive and all-encompassing.


Essential Criteria for the Role:

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent.
Completion of relevant Safeguarding Training
Experience of student development with 16 - 19-year-olds.
Experience of working within an education setting
Experience and understanding of apprenticeships.
Excellent communication and organizational Skills.
Supervisory and management skills.
Relevant degree and experience to teach BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Sporting Excellence and Performance.
Successful completion of Enhanced DBS Check.

Desirable Criteria for the Role:

Experience working within a sports academy.
Experience with students aged 9-16.
Degree or qualification in sport.
Previous footballing career.
Completion of FA Safeguarding Children Workshop.


Daily Breakfasts & Lunches

20% Off Club Shop

2X Match Tickets for Home Games

Westfield Health

Application Process

Please download and save the application form before inputting information. If you require a paper copy please contact the HR department or call 0114 253 7200.

Completed application forms must be submitted via email to careers (at) sufc. co. uk stating the vacancy title in the subject or posted to HR, Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4SU.

Closing Date: Thursday 30th May 2024.

Please note that in the instance of high volumes of applications we may close this vacancy earlier than the closing date noted above.

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