Fleetwood Town FC

Fleetwood Town FC

Head of Education & Welfare

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Posting Date

Apr 4, 2022

Role description

We have exciting opportunity available for a highly motivated, innovative and committed individual, to undertake a full-time role as the Head of Education & Welfare.
The successful applicant will have gained experience and extensive knowledge from working within elite sport.
Main role:
To lead, develop and track the continuous academic development of all Academy players through a variation of programmes and be the point of contact for Player Care, leading on the personal and professional development of all players throughout the Academy age groups.

Responsibilities (but not limited to):
As a member of the Academy Management Team, the post holder will be responsible for:
Provide academic support for all Academy players from U9 – U23
Organising and appropriate delivery of all components of the ASE programme to U18 scholarship players, monitoring and tracking the progress to ensure success
Organise the logistics of the School Day Release programme, tracking and monitoring academic data to ensure consistent and progressive performance
Develop links with local educational providers, including schools and colleges
Create, implement, and lead on a parent workshop programme
Ensure the Academy operates within the guidelines of EPPP
Support the development of the Academy strategy in collaboration with other members of the AMT
Design, shape, and lead on the life skills programme to develop the personal and professional development of players through age-specific workshops
Manage the transition and exit strategies of players throughout the Academy, supporting the emotional well-being and highlighting bespoke opportunities for progression
Working with the club safeguarding lead, to ensure that the Academy acts in accordance with safeguarding legislation and provides a safe environment for all and provide support as required on welfare and safeguarding matters
Working with accommodation hosts for those requiring it, ensuring consistent Academy standards are met, also meeting governing body legislation.
Carry out risk assessments, where appropriate, for football tours, trips and external site visits
Ensure academic support is provided for all trialists and young people joining Fleetwood Town
Liaise with key stakeholders to promote positive working relationships between all parties to ensure the academic development of each player
Represent the club at regional and national meetings held by the FA, FL or LFE
Undertake any relevant CPD related to the role
Degree level in education or sports related field
A1 Assessor Award or experience of assessing National Vocational Qualifications
EFAif or equivalent
FA Safeguarding Certificate
Competent computer skills and able to present information clearly
Knowledge and understanding of EPPP process
Essential Experience
Experience of teaching in primary, secondary or tertiary sector
Experience of the football industry
Experience of coordinating delivering and evaluating an education programme
Experience of BTEC
Running an academic department
Managing safeguarding requirements for an organisation and dealing with individual issues successfully
Managing staff
You will require a full, valid UK driving licence and access to a suitable vehicle. 
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, please forward an up-to-date copy of your CV and cover letter to:
Please note if successful you will be required to attend an interview with the hiring manager within 1 week of the closing date of 15/04/2022, with interviews being completed with the Academy Manager and the Recruitment Manager on 20/04/2022.
Fleetwood Town Football Club and Fleetwood Town Community Trust are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment.
This information is available in different formats if required. Please contact Fleetwood Town Football Club directly on 01253 775080

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