Palace for Life Foundation

Education, Training and Employability Officer

Palace for Life Foundation



Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Aug 3, 2021

Role description

1. Job Purpose

The role is for a highly-motivated Inclusion Schools Coach who believes in the power of sport and the opportunities which the brand of a professional football club can give to local people with a Disability. Someone who can play a pivotal role in developing and delivering a successful Inclusive Disability sports programme across all of the Palace for Life areas, whilst helping to educate children in mainstream schools about Disability Awareness.

2. Principal Accountabilities/Responsibilities/Job Summary

To plan, prepare and manage a high-quality disability football programme with primary and secondary schools across Bromley, Sutton, Tandridge, Lambeth and Croydon Boroughs.
To set up and deliver regular school sessions at both Primary, Secondary and Special Education Needs Schools. (SEND)
To set up and deliver regular disability festivals/events for primary school SEND bases.
To deliver football coaching on mainstream Foundation Player Development Centres and school holiday camps.
To help plan, prepare and deliver the new Disability Awareness program for children in mainstream schools
Responsible for reporting back on overall achievement and general updates for each programme.
Quality assurance of Disability football sessions delivered by the Foundation in all borough’s, making sure the Foundation/Club’s safeguarding guidelines are in place and all compliance measures are enforced.
Updating the VIEWS on-line Monitoring and Evaluation system and to assist with the completion of monitoring and finance reports for the Premier League Charitable Fund and other partners.
Liaise regularly with other Officers within the Foundation including Primary Schools, Community Development, Health and Wellbeing, Interventions, and Employability in order to share good practise and attend regular Officers meetings to promote cross working at all times.
Liaise with the Communications Team on a regular basis to increase the profile of the Disability programmes and seek new ways of attracting new participants through all social media outlets.
To create, maintain and update media information, and case studies to measure the impact of the programmes.
Liaise with internal and external partners throughout including: Premier League, County FA’s, Primary and Secondary School staff, Local Authority Sports Development Teams, sector partners such as Royal Society for Blind Children and the Down’s Syndrome Association, Grass Roots Club’s, and any other relevant partners in Sutton, Bromley, Lambeth, Croydon and Tandridge.
Organise and support Special Events to assist in the promotion of the Foundation’s activities, this may include matchdays and fundraising events.
To commit to other duties required in line with the responsibilities of the post.
Other responsibilities will include:

Work flexibly to ensure full and supportive delivery of the programme which may include evening/weekend working.
Commit to ongoing self-directed learning in order to further develop work-related skills and knowledge.
Work with due regard for the Foundations values and behaviours.
Undertake any other related responsibilities commensurate with the evolving objectives of the post and the evolution of the organisation.
Ensure the effective implementation of and adherence to the Foundations Equal Opportunities and Health & Safety policies and procedures.
Please Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all the tasks which may be required of the post holder. It is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the work to be undertaken.

3. Knowledge/Experience/Technical Skills



Sound sports development or school sport / disability knowledge and experience.
Possess an FA coaching qualification minimum Level 1 standard.

Experience of working with young people with different impairments.
Experience of working in schools
Experience of planning and delivery football coaching sessions
Technical Skills

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
Writing reports
Excellent communication/presentation skills both written and verbal
Excellent organisational, planning and administrative skills, including time management, prioritisation of workloads, and be able to complete tasks to quality service standards.
Good organisational and prioritising skills

Commitment to high quality sport provision and committed to providing the best possible opportunities for all participants.
The ability to develop and maintain relationships with special schools and their staff including head teachers, PE teachers and receptionists
Ability to manage partnerships effectively and concisely so external partners are satisfied with our work.
Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
Self-motivated and the ability to work well within a team.
Must be able to represent the Palace for Life Foundation in a confident and professional manner and have the ability to communicate effectively to a range of stakeholders

A flexible approach towards working practice and working hours
Ability to travel on business when required Desirable: -

Possess disability sports qualifications /relevant experience in other suitable sports.
Possess an FA coaching qualification minimum Level 2 standard.
Possess a valid DBS
Qualifications in other sports

Experience presenting to a classroom of primary school children
Previous experience of working within a Community based Organisation.
Experience of promoting activities to a wide varied audience via different means including social media.
Technical Skills

Possess clean driving licence
Experience of using data systems
Good negotiation skills

Full clean driving licence and access to a motor vehicle for work purposes
How to Apply

Visit the Palace for Life website and follow the instructions under 'Job Opportunities'. Please note: any applications received without a completed application form will be automatically disregarded.

Contract length: 24 months

Application deadline: 02/08/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: £23,000.00 per year


Bike to work scheme
Company events
Company pension
Employee discount
On-site parking
Sick pay
Wellness programmes

Monday to Friday
Work remotely: