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West Ham United FC

West Ham United FC

Community Hub Officer - Bobby Moore Academy


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Mar 10, 2024


Company Description

As Community Hub Officer you will support Bobby Moore Academy in delivering the Trust's sports enrichment agenda and their sports plan. Alongside PE staff you will help create, promote, and drive the sports offering and encourage and enthuse our students to take part. Although your post will have a focus on delivering Football specialisms for boys and girls, you’ll be expected to deliver on a variety of sports, events, and early years programmes, alongside an organisational role.

Candidates must have a passion for sport, determination to be successful and ability to deliver a variety of sports. Individuals will need to be energetic and inspiring, as well as outcome driven and well organised.

Additionally, as Community Hub Officer you will assist WHU Foundation Senior School Development Officer to plan, deliver and evaluate physical activities within Education and Community settings to all members of the Community within east London Essex.


The Community Hub Officer will be responsible for delivery of all agreed provisions from within the agreed partnership service level agreement. These are identified below: -

In collaboration with Head of PE and any relevant specialist coaches, develop an individual Academy action plan to deliver the Trust Sports Enrichment Strategy.
Support the Head of PE in delivering the school action plan for 2023/24 - increasing sports participation and sporting competitiveness at the academy.
Lead on the delivery of a football specialism for year 7 8 boys and girls’ teams, including weekly training, selection, competition, fixtures and promotion
Plan, request, track and report on dedicated sports enrichment budget.
Collect and collate evidence from the Academy that will contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the Sports Enrichment Programme.
Support termly written reporting of progress and outcomes to the Sports Enrichment Manager for distribution to the DRET Board.
Work across the two sites (Primary and Secondary) to deliver and support enrichment clubs, CPD and performance Football programme for boys and girls as required.
Maximise the opportunities for Bobby Moore Academy to access programmes and opportunities offered by the West Ham United Foundation and co-ordinate these with the Academy.
Deliver breakfast, lunchtime and after school clubs on a daily basis along the club timetable.

Other Duties

Clubs and Coaching

Build relationships with local partners and identify opportunities for joint working.
Produce and publicise the school written programme of co-curricular clubs and co-ordinate the delivery.
Regularly remind students of clubs, matches and events and help organise teams ready for competitions, communicating effectively to parents and any relevant staff.


Work creatively with the Head of PE and PE department to plan and organise internal and external competitive opportunities for the Academy. Support the delivery of festivals and competitions for Academy pupils, and feeder school pupils.
Support house competitions, feeding back results, reports and photographs to the Trust Sports Enrichment Manager.


Help to identify and support talented individuals and shape pathways and opportunities for them to participate, compete and excel in elite sport.
Organise a team to play the DRET All Stars football teams once a season U13 and U15 (when appropriate).
Propose and support applications for Odey scholarships and talent bursaries.
Support the coaching of the DRET All Stars team and programme if required.

Inspiration and Motivation

Be a champion for the Enrichment programme within the academy - promote and market sporting opportunities to students through traditional and social media channels.
Help the SLT to recognise and reward sporting success and ensure the sporting achievements of the academy and its students are well publicised – including assemblies, certificates newsletters, awards and DRET publications.
Ensure sports participation and success is captured in reporting, photography and video and showcased across the academy. Engage other departments in cross-curricular opportunities.
Assist in planning and delivery of Trust wide competitions, initiatives and events, including the Summer Cup and Winter Cup and the PYP campaign.
Plan and execute well-structured visits by elite athlete role models and mentors. Ensure visits are impactful and effective - make sure that visitors are well briefed and well prepared, and that by athlete and students anticipate and value the experience.
Work with partners to identify sports opportunities available to students (e.g. match tickets or events).
Plan and help deliver sporting trips and tours to inspire sports participation and excellence

Monitoring and Evaluation:

To carry out administrative duties as necessary e.g. maintain accurate attendance, registers, and quality assurance using the Premier League VIEWS DRET ME systems

To contribute towards the evaluation of the various initiatives and ensure monitoring systems are consistently maintained as directed by Senior Football Development Officer.


To always provide an accessible and flexible approach, including the working of unsocial hours, evening and weekend working as necessary and other duties as reasonably requested
Attend DRET meetings where needed.
Adhere to policies and procedures outlined by the Senior School Development Officer.


Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have skills and experience in the following areas: -
Essential (E) Desirable (D)

Education / Qualifications / Experience:

Experience FA Level 2 Coaching award and / or FA Youth Module 1 2 (E)
Passion for sport and experience in coaching, development, organisation or delivery (E)
Evidence of a sporting background and experience delivering in schools, community groups or clubs (E)
Experience delivering multiple sports to primary and secondary aged pupils (E)
FA Safeguarding and Emergency Aid Certificates (E)
AFPE Qualification or working towards (D)
Alternative coaching qualifications such as, but not being exclusive to hockey, netball, athletics, cricket and rugby (D)

Abilities / Skills / Knowledge

A Demonstrate a good understanding of how to engage young people (E)
Demonstrate an understanding of how to improve sports participation (E)
Demonstrate a basic understanding of marketing and how this is relevant to community engagement (E)
Demonstrate an understanding of the national curriculum in numeracy and literacy (E)
Must be able to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication / presentation skills, which are culturally competent (E)
ICT Literate (E)
Able to work within a diverse community and draw on individual strengths to promote sports participation (E)
Able to communicate with participants, partner agencies and the public effectively (E)
Excellent organisational skills, able to prioritise and work within deadlines(E)
Flexible working in accordance with the requirements of the service which will include working evenings and weekends where applicable. (E)
Commitment to develop and improve own performance and CPD (E)
Ability to work independently, line manage, supervise, and motivate team members (E)
Strong commitment to quality service delivery (E)
Ability to get on with a wide range of people (E)
Ability to monitor and evaluate programme delivery and report writing (E)

Other information

Equal Opportunities

To carry out work in a manner which promotes equality of opportunity for both staff and clients in line with WHUF anti-discriminatory framework and take account of such issues as race, gender, sexuality, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and age.


Staff must evidence a commitment to the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk regardless of their age, gender, language, religion, ethnic background or sexual identity and ensure the safety and protection of all children, young people and adults at risk taking part in any activity arranged by or in the name of the Club.
It is a requirement for staff to follow the Club Safeguarding reporting procedures to report without delay, allegations of abuse, poor practice or which is or may, impact on the welfare of a child, young person or adult at risk. After contacting and taking guidance from the Safeguarding Team, staff must use the Club Child Protection Online Management System (CPOMS) to record the concern within 24 hours unless directed to do otherwise.

Understanding and commitment to the Club Equality Policy and ability to promote anti-discriminatory practice.

We are committed to the principle of equality and equal opportunities in employment. We will actively promote equality and equal opportunities in our business to ensure that individuals receive treatment that is fair and equitable and consistent with their relevant aptitudes, potential skills, and abilities. Employees will be recruited and selected, promoted, and trained on the basis of objective criteria.

West Ham United Foundation is an organisation committed to equality and safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Positions that involve working with such groups are subject to safer recruitment protocols, including DBS Disclosure at enhanced level.

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