Palace for Life Foundation

PL Inspires Education Officer

Palace for Life Foundation



Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Aug 3, 2021

Role description

Job Purpose
The PL Inspires Officer will support delivery on our ‘Route to Employment Programmes’, for young people aged 14 – 25 years old. He/she will work closely with young people to develop soft skills in team work, leadership, enterprise and problem solving and support them in their progression into further education, training or employment. The post-holder will work closely with all colleagues of the Foundation to ensure our processes and delivery meet the needs of our participants and develop mechanisms to support our Routes to Employment Programmes in the following key areas: Enrolment, Induction, Assessment and Learner Support

Principal Accountabilities/Responsibilities/Job Summary

Work with the ETE Manager to ensure employability provision is aligned to young people’s needs, demography and chosen employment pathway
Lead on the delivery of the PL Inspires Programme for KS3 & KS4, 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
Develop delivery of the PL Inspires programme, delivering in secondary schools, alternative provisions & 6th form.
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
To ensure all work is in line with the Policies and guidelines/procedures as adopted and adhered to by the Foundation.
Support the delivery of other ‘route to employment’ courses and programmes
Any other reasonable duties and responsibilities considered appropriate by the Senior Management Team of the Foundation
Knowledge/Experience/Technical Skills and Behaviours

a) Knowledge/Experience/Technical Skills


PTLLS qualification or equivalent
Knowledge of the boundaries faced by young people who are NEET


Experience of working with young people who are NEET or ‘hard to reach’
Experience of delivering employability skills workshops and/or functional skills
Must have excellent organisational skills with the ability to multitask and adapt in a fast-paced environment
Previous experience of monitoring learner progress using standard database systems
Experience of evaluating programmes, analysing qualitative and quantitative data.

Technical Skills

Consider the skills or abilities that are required to do the job e.g.

Must have outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Working knowledge of Excel
Excellent time management and timekeeping


Be approachable
High level emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills
High level communication (oral and written) and organisational skills
Ability to manage classroom behaviour
Calm under pressure
Able to thrive in challenging circumstances Desirable:-


TAQA/A1 Assessor Qualification
Knowledge of FE College systems
Knowledge of Lesson Planning and Curriculum Development


Experience delivering on Study Programmes/Traineeships/Apprenticeships in a Community Football Foundation environment

Technical Skills

First Aid Certificate
b) Behaviours
Our Values:

TEAMWORK – we support everyone around us and treat them with respect, working together to achieve great results.
PRIDE – we are proud to represent Palace and aspire to be the best in everything we do.
INNOVATION – we are not afraid to try new things, we are creative and inspiring, always seeking new ways to progress.

Our behaviours:

We know why we’re here: we appreciate the unique influence we, as role models, have on young people and the wider south London community
We know where we’re going: we are clear on what we aim to achieve, as individuals and as part of the wider team at the Foundation and Crystal Palace FC
We communicate effectively: we listen to each other and keep colleagues fully informed of our work, sharing mistakes and challenges as well as successes
We respect: we seek to understand the challenges others face and treat our colleagues and participants how we expect to be treated ourselves
We are professional: we are punctual, reliable and aspire to the highest standards in everything we do
We take responsibility: we take ownership for own performance and put in our fair share of time and effort to support our participants and the rest of the team
We are always improving: We reflect, look to develop and evolve, to make things better for our team and the people we support
We are brave: We think outside the box, are not afraid to take measured risks, but know when to ask for help and support each other when things don’t go to plan
We share success: We are proud of what we do as a team and actively celebrate each other’s good work, sharing credit wherever it’s due.

How to Apply

Complete the application form and monitoring form in full and return to


Crystal Palace Football Club acknowledges its duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory requirements and responsibilities, government guidance, recognised best practice and complies with Premier league and football league rules.

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.