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West Ham United FC

West Ham United FC

Education Officer: Alternative Provisions


posting Date

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Oct 22, 2023


Job Purpose:
West Ham United Foundation (WHUF) are looking for an Education Officer to deliver our interventions working with young people who are excluded from mainstream education to develop their life skills, raise aspirations, improve physical and mental wellbeing.

You will have a youth work, teaching or sports coaching background, and be passionate about social mobility and working with challenging young people, understanding the barriers, issues and influences affecting them.
While the role is delivery focused, you will also be responsible for supporting the Foundation increase our network of schools, build relationships with key services/partners, and ensure the successful collection of monitoring and evaluation data.
You must be aware of relevant risk management and safeguarding considerations, be able to work within WHUF policies and procedures, and be committed to supporting WHUF vision and mission.


Reporting to the Education Manager, the Education Officer will:

Act as the lead for all Alternative Provision programmes and manage operational delivery.

Deliver all group sessions/workshops, one to one interventions, and events involving Alternative Provisions.

Engage with young people in meaningful and impactful ways in Alternative Provisions and community settings across east London and Essex.

Develop and build relationships with Alternative Provisions, expanding and improving our delivery model to grow the Moore Family Foundation programme.

* Contribute to the wider development of the WHU Foundation.

Other Responsibilities:

Attend conferences, meetings & training where necessary.

Plan and deliver sessions that engage and inspire learners, appropriate for young people in an Alternative Provision setting.

Engage positively with vulnerable and at-risk young people.

Monitor and record young people engagement using the CRM system/s.

Complete all Risk Assessment procedures using the internal systems.

Lead the design of Alternative Provision sessions and workshops.

Recruit Alternative Provisions to the programme.

To develop and manage professional relationships with stakeholders.

Support the delivery of a high quality, safe and to specification programme for WHUF.

To understand and manage own performance against contractual KPIs.

To work with the wider Education Department to support the development of other programmes where applicable.

To work with the Education Manager to grow our provision in Alternative Provisions.

To act as the lead for any new Alternative Provision programmes delivered by WHUF.

Any other duties as reasonably requested by the line manager / organisation.

Personal Specification

The ideal candidate will have skills and experience in the following areas: -

Desired (D), Essential (E)


Educated to Degree level in relevant subject and/or Youth Work qualification – L2 or above (E)
Level 2 NGB Sports Qualification (In any sport) (E)
Experience delivering Sports Leaders Qualifications or similar (D)
Experience of working in Alternative Provision settings (D)
Mentoring L2 or above (D)
Proven experience of successful project/programme management (E)
Proven achievement of KPIs that include positive outcomes (E)
Experience of working within diverse communities (E).

* Experience of working with vulnerable and at-risk young people aged 11-16 in education settings. (E)
* Experience of working with vulnerable and at-risk young people aged 11-16 in community settings. (D)

Safeguarding/Child Protection Training and First Aid (will be provided in post if not already done) (D)

Skills & Abilities
* Ability to work collaboratively with others, building trust and developing strong relationships (E)
* Motivated to set high standards for self and others, striving for excellence (E)
* Ability to relate to young people from a wide range of backgrounds and engage them in meaningful activities. (E)
* Ability to plan, deliver, and review inspiring and motivational interventions to be delivered in an education setting (E).
* An understanding of safeguarding and health and safety in an education/youth work setting. (E)
* Ability to both manage programme delivery and contribute to strategic developments (D)
* Ability to develop good professional relationships with colleagues, schools, and other stakeholders (E)
* Ability to monitor and evaluate programme delivery and report writing (E)
* A commitment to safeguarding and health and safety. (E)
* Self-motivated and the ability to work on own initiative. (E)
* Acts with honesty and integrity, and understands how to use resources responsibly (E)

Values & Behaviours

Integrity– being transparent, responsible and trustworthy. Behaving in an honest and ethical manner, serving the community to the best of our ability.
Inclusive- recognising and respecting everyone value. Providing an accessible and welcoming environment
Continuously improve- striving for excellence driving development through learning. Maximising opportunities to fulfil potential and be prepared to take risks
Collaboration- working together internally and externally. Recognising the benefits of a multi-organisational approach to our community and workforce
Inspiring- creating a culture where people prosper. Providing a safe and enjoyable environment supporting goals and aspirations

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