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Higher Education Programme Officer


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Feb 28, 2024


Post Title: Higher Education Programme Officer
 Role Status: Full Time - Permanent
Organisational base: Home-based (NorthWest/Midlands area) with travel to partners
Reporting to: Higher Education Manager
Salary: £31,843 (Band 4) with opportunity to progress plus further benefits
If you have the skills and commitment, if you share our passion and determination, if you have a genuine commitment to helping higher education students make the most of their studies, this could be the role for you.
You will be in the right place to develop your career and to help us continue the development and success of the EFL Trust’s Higher Education programme run in partnership with the University of South Wales. This is a demanding, challenging but rewarding role. You will be working with an experienced and supportive team in an organisation which values people.
EFL Trust’s partnership with the University of South Wales trains the community coaches of tomorrow and has received national recognition in the higher education community. You will support HE club mentors across an agreed region/cluster that are delivering University of South Wales programmes. You will work directly with clubs in that region to monitor and improve student progress and engagement on their HE programmes. You will undertake academic and professional supervision with students in those community clubs on all aspects of their programmes. You will support the HE manager in the capacity building and overall quality of programme delivery.
The Candidate
You will be qualified to L6 or above, ideally with a mentoring or study skills qualification.  You must have a minimum of a year’s experience in providing academic support, whether in a direct teaching or pastoral role. 
You will have excellent communication skills, and the ability to create meaningful relationships with a broad range of stakeholders with the ability to deliver motivating presentations to individuals and groups.
High level organisational and administrative ability with strong IT skills are key to the role.

The EFL Trust is the official charity of the EFL and uses the power of sport to improve lives and make a positive contribution to 72 communities across the country across our key themes of sport, education, community engagement and health. Formed in 1888 by its twelve founder members, the EFL (English Football League) is the world's original league football competition and is the template for leagues the world over.
Safeguarding Statement
The EFL Trust are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and adults at risk and require all employees to share this commitment and promote the welfare of these groups.  Applicants will be asked about any previous convictions, cautions, reprimands, including those that are considered ‘spent’ as defined by the Rehabilitation Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amended 2013).  Appointment to this role is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS Check (with adult children’s barred list check) and references.
Equality and Diversity Statement
EFL Trust is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion or belief(s), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age or with regards to pregnancy or maternity.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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