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Leeds United FC

Leeds United FC

Premier League Primary Stars Project Coach


Role Type



Posting Date

Jan 4, 2023

Role description

"Location: Onsite: Leeds United Foundation, Elland Road, Leeds, LS11 0ES\n\r\nOffsite: various locations within Leeds and the localities.\n\nReports to: Premier League Primary Stars Team Leader\n\nResponsible for: Delivery and implementation of the Premier League Primary Stars Programme\n\nPurpose:\n\nTo use the appeal of the Premier League and Leeds United to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.\nEnhance the knowledge, skills and confidence of teachers to improve delivery of PE and school sport.\nIncrease children’s enjoyment, participation and skills in competitive and non-competitive sports and physical activity.\nEnhance children’s interest, understanding and confidence in English and Maths.\nIncrease children’s understanding of the personal skills and values needed to achieve their goals.\n\nDescription:\n\r\nThe Leeds United Foundation is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, self-motivated and dedicated individual to support the Premier League Primary Stars Programme. The suitable candidate will be required to meet the Mission, Vision and Objectives set out by the Premier League and The Leeds United Foundation; to inspire young people to get active in their school and communities and realise their potential through delivery of high-quality sports provision in areas of high need.\n\nAbout the Organisation:\n\r\nThe Leeds United Foundation is a Community Charity, we march together to support health, wellbeing, education and sports participation for all.\n\nMain areas of responsibility:\n\nTo deliver the minimum key performance indicators (KPI’s) of the Premier League Primary Stars Programme.\nTo promote and support the sustainability of high-quality PE delivery in Primary Schools.\nTo develop and enhance links between the Foundation, Primary Schools, Leeds United FC, and Leeds City Council.\nTo deliver and support a broad curriculum to include interventions, PSHE, maths and English.\n\nPrincipal Actions and Accountability:\n\nTo provide the key link between the Foundation and the Partner Organisation with regards to the delivery of Primary Stars Programme as per Premier League requirements.\nTo deliver the key outcomes of the Primary Stars Programme.\nTo achieve the project outcomes as outlined by the Premier League, including ongoing monitoring and evaluation of all the project through robust management information. Reporting to include capturing case studies to celebrate the positive impact of the programme offer.\nTo establish and extend relationships necessary for the successful execution of the outcomes and to enhance the Foundation’s brand.\nTo mentor teachers during the programme to meet the required KPI’s i.e., the upskilling of teachers in a PE role.\nTo seek opportunities to drive other funding opportunities to support the programme over and above Premier League input, these to include club colours days.\nTo plan, organise and liaise with partner schools and external partners to organise competitions in line with PL Primary Stars KPI.\nTo communicate and liaise with other internal departments and external partners.\nTo be adept with emailing and photocopying. Proficient use of Excel, Power Point and Word.\nTo be willing to undertake further training, education and continued professional development.\nTo take an active role in any other duties required to deliver the outcomes and targets of The Leeds United Foundation.\n\nPerson Specification:\n\nEssential;\n\nUnderstanding of the Primary Stars programme.\nUnderstanding and experience of working with children and young people in primary school settings from areas of low, medium and high need.\nFundamental safe working practices.\nKnowledge of delivering inclusive and age-appropriate sport sessions in a KS1 and KS2 environment within in-curriculum time.\nPlanning PE and school sports lessons and understanding how to differentiate content to meet the individual needs of pupils.\nBe familiar with assessment for learning processes.\nNGB Level 2 in Football / UEFA C.\nLevel 3 in Support Physical Education in School Sport (PESS), Level 4/5 teaching qualifucations or QTS.\nGSCE Grade C or 4 in English and Maths.\nSafeguarding Children Workshop.\nEmergency Aid Certificate.\nFull Clean Driving Licence and access to your own vehicle.\nEnhanced DBS.\nAbility to use a problem-solving approach to respond appropriately to a wide range of enquiries.\nAbility to produce, and respond to, detailed written and oral communication in an office setting.\nAbility to quickly analyse problems, prioritise and organise workloads and make effective decisions.\nAbility to work on own initiative or with others on tasks with minimum supervision.\nGood communication, presentation and negotiation skills, with the ability to work as part of a team.\nA proven advocate of excellent customer service.\nAbility to coordinate projects from development to implementation to completion.\nPromoting participation in sport in a primary school setting.\nProviding opportunities for young people to develop skills and confidence at KS1 and KS2.\nSupporting young people to progress into positive pathways.\nSafeguarding young people’s development and engaging and communicating with young people.\nWorking with a range of primary schools and community groups and using the vehicle of sport to drive change.\nAbility and willingness to work outside of normal hours as and when required.\nFlexible approach to work.\n\nDesirable;\n\nKnowledge of local initiatives, governments policies\nKnowledge and experience of working in and liaising with schools and external agencies.\nExperience of working with a diverse team of staff, with particular experience in mentoring and staff development.\nUnderstanding of the projects The Leeds United Foundation.\nNGB Level 2 in a range of other sports.\nFA Mentoring Adults.\nCan use standard applications to process, obtain and combine information - Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, mail merge, and databases\nBe willing to undertake further training and development as necessary in order to enhance service delivery.\nWorking with children and young people in a sports environment.\nWorking with partners to create safe and strong communities.\nWorking with external agencies, volunteer groups and volunteers.\nApplying for and monitoring externally funded projects.\nAccess to own Vehicle.\n\nEquality & Diversity:\n\r\nAs we are a diverse organisation that respects differences in 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 welcome all applications. We want everyone to feel valued and included in the football community and to achieve their full potential. The Leeds United Foundation is opposed to any form of discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate.\n\nSafeguarding & Recruitment:\n\r\nThe Leeds United Foundation and Leeds United FC are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK. The successful applicant can expect to have their personal information entered on to a Single Central Record and/or the FA’s Whole Game system, which will be shared with key football and other sports governing bodies and organisations where applicable. 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 advanced DBS Check (with children’s barred list check) and appointment is dependent on clearance and obtaining TWO suitable references.\n\nData Protection:\n\r\nAs part of any recruitment process, Leeds United Foundation collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. The Foundation is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please see our Privacy Notice for more details.\n\nApplying for the position\n\nApplying for the position\n\r\nIf you are interested and can demonstrate you have the necessary skills and experience outlined above, please download and complete the attached application formand send along with a brief CV and covering letter (no more than one A4 page)\n\r\nAll candidates will be asked to complete a supplementary application form.\n\r\nShortlisting will be taking place prior to the closing date\n\nClosing Date: Friday 6th January 2022\n\nInterview Dates: TBC\n\r\nJob Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract\n\r\nSalary: £19,000.00-£21,000.00 per year\n\r\nBenefits:\n\nCompany events\nEmployee discount\nFree or subsidised travel\nFree parking\nGym membership\nOn-site parking\nStore discount\nWork from home\n\r\nSchedule:\n\nMonday to Friday\n\r\nExperience:\n\nFootball coaching: 2 years (required)\nworking in Education: 2 years (required)\n\r\nLicence/Certification:\n\nCertificate in Coaching Football (required)\n\r\nWork Location: One location"

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