Palace for Life Foundation

Palace for Life Foundation

ETE Coordinator


Role Type



Posting Date

Oct 13, 2022

Role description

Job Summary
We are looking for an ETE Coordinator to support the development and coordination of the Foundation's 'Route to Employment' programmes for young people aged 14-25. This will include resilience leadership programmes, re-engagement programmes and our 'Chances' programme.
You will work closely with colleagues of the Foundation to ensure our Route to Employment referral processes and delivery meet the needs of our participants, and develop mechanisms to support the following key areas: enrolment, induction, assessment, quality assurance, learner support and employability.
Click here to read more about our Route To Employment programmes. 

What we offer
Full-time work (37.5 hours per week), with flexible & remote working;
Competitive salary (£26-£29k per year depending on experience);
Permanent contract;
Training and development opportunities;
Become part of a supportive and friendly team;
An opportunity to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable young people in South London.

Job Description
As ETE Coordinator you will:
Work with the ETE Manager to define employability provision aligned to young people’s needs, demography, contractual requirements and budgets;
Support the design, development and implementation of all Route to Employment Programmes and courses, in line with relevant standards and regulations;
Lead and support on the delivery of ETE programmes including developing soft skills workshops and activities, in line with relevant standards and regulations;
Maintain good working relationships with Crystal Palace Football Club (CPFC), parents/carers/employers/referrers and stakeholders;
Action referrals through the Foundation referral process to identify suitable participants for ETE programmes;
Support each cohort of learners using a caseload management system;
Ensure that key project information is recorded, analysed and disseminated as appropriate;
Work collaboratively with staff using verbal and written reports to ensure accurate and timely progress reviews, ensuring communication updates are shared with the multi-disciplinary team, parents and carers;
Network with external organisations and partners to identify and secure employability opportunities for Foundation participants including enabling corporate and individual volunteers to co-develop and deliver provision;
Develop delivery in order to maximise progression opportunities for participants;
Ensure all work is in line with the Policies and guidelines/procedures as adopted and adhered to by the Foundation;
Ensure that key project information is recorded, analysed and disseminated as appropriate;
Work collaboratively with staff;
Any other reasonable duties and responsibilities considered appropriate by the Senior Management Team of the Foundation.
Person Specification
As successful candidate you will have:
Experience of working with young people who are NEET or ‘hard to reach’;
Experience of delivering employability skills workshops and/or functional skills;
Knowledge of the boundaries faced by young people who are NEET;
Knowledge of key employers and organisations who provide career support and opportunities;
Experience of monitoring learner progress using standard database systems;
Experience of evaluating programmes, analysing qualitative and quantitative data;
Ideally have experience of delivering study programmes / traineeships / apprenticeships in a Community Football Foundation environment;
Ideally have knowledge of lesson planning, curriculum development and FE College systems
Excellent organisational skills with the ability to multitask and adapt in a fast-paced environment;
The ability to manage classroom behaviour;
Be approachable, with a high level of emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills;
Be flexible, calm under pressure and able to thrive in challenging circumstances;
Outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills;
Excellent time management and timekeeping;
Knowledge of safeguarding reporting processes and procedures;
Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
Closing Date: Please apply by 21/10/2022 (earlier applications welcomed)
Interview Date: Week commencing 24/10/2022
Start Date: November 2022
If you have any questions or would like to arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact
Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children, young people and adults at risk. The club fully accepts its responsibility for children, young people and adults at risk. Our aim is to ensure that safeguarding runs through every element of the work we do to ensure the welfare and well-being of all those who engage in our activities.
All children, young people and adults at risk have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. We believe that all adults working within the club, in any capacity, have a duty and responsibility to safeguard the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk.
We strive to do this by applying policy, procedures and best practice, engaging with the Premier League, FA and local authority partners to promote the safety and welfare of all those who engage in activities with the club. Our practice reflects statutory requirements and responsibilities. This allows our participants to enjoy any club activity in a safe, and inclusive environment.
The club expects all staff, players, volunteers, contractors and guests to share this commitment.
Crystal Palace Football Club endorses the principle of equality and will strive to ensure that everyone who wishes to be involved in the club whether as players, match-day fans, staff, board members, participants in foundation programmes and other people engaged with the club’s activities (for example, suppliers, corporate partners):
Has a genuine and equal opportunity to participate to the full extent of their own ambitions and abilities, without regard to their age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation; and
Can be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected, and in particular that they are able to enjoy their engagement at the club without the threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment, bullying and abuse.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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