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Tottenham Hotspur FC

Tottenham Hotspur FC

Project Coordinator (Premier League Primary Stars)


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Posting Date

Jan 25, 2023

Role description

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation (the Foundation) is a registered charity and is the community arm of Premier League football club, Tottenham Hotspur. The Club, through the Foundation, seeks to use the power and unique appeal of football to provide opportunities that change lives throughout its local community.

The Foundation is based at the Grade II-listed 18th century Percy House on Tottenham High Road – painstakingly restored by the Club as part of the wider sport-led regeneration of the area. We are driven by a passion for creating positive change in people’s lives within an area of significant socio-economic deprivation, yet where a vibrancy and richness of talent and ambition exists. The Foundation harnesses and builds on this through a range of projects and initiatives to pursue, achieve and sustain desired impacts and outcomes, utilising partnerships within the private, not-for-profit and public sectors.

The Foundation is seeking a Project Coordinator to lead and expand our Premier League “Primary Stars” Programme across primary schools within the boroughs of Haringey, Enfield, Waltham Forest and Barnet. The post holder will ensure the continued improvement in standards of service delivery through relationships with schools, coach education and mentoring, and will be experienced at producing reports.

The successful candidate will be committed to upholding Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s policies and procedures, specifically around Safeguarding, Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety – reflecting the Club’s commitment to promoting the welfare of participants and inclusivity for all.


Manage and oversee all aspects of the Premier League “Primary Stars” programme and deliver high quality education enrichment (both physical football lessons and football-themed Maths/English/PSHE lessons) for Key Stage 1 and 2 students, aligned to the National Curriculum, working with teachers and senior leaders and acting as the key interface with the Premier League Charitable Fund.

Collaborate with and mentor class teachers and support staff within partner schools to develop their knowledge and confidence to deliver high-quality football/PE.

Deliver targeted after-school and breakfast clubs, festivals, competitions, sports days and support for collapsed curriculum activity days.

Lead, contribute, co-design and support coordination with wider Foundation projects, activities and events.


Successfully manage and deliver the programme ensuring compliance with PLCF’s programme guidelines, Key Performance Indicator (KPI) targets and grant terms and conditions
Coordinate staffing and timetables across participating schools.
Lead whole school, football and education-themed assemblies, one-off Premier League campaigns and taster sessions
Lead, supervise and support a dynamic team of staff, ensuring they understand and comply with programme guidelines and grant terms and conditions.
Lead the planning and implementation of the programme in identified schools and manage mixed ability/gender sessions
Support and develop teaching professionals’ ability to deliver PE and high-quality Football sessions
Create/provide a safe learning environment, ensuring all equipment is available and well maintained
Devise activities that ensure individuals and groups of participants are motivated, stretched and challenged at appropriate levels across all Premier League Primary Stars programme interventions.
Record, maintain, monitor & evaluate delivery in line with Premier League reporting requirements
Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders within schools and any external partners or stakeholders involved in the Primary Stars programme.
Maintain current partnerships and establish new partnerships with schools taking part in the programme.
Communicate with key school staff on a regular basis and act as the point of contact for all Primary Stars matters.
Maintain reporting monitoring platforms, including registers, VIEWS database, Salesforce, risk assessments and any relevant reporting documents, in line with THF expectations and Premier League requirements.
Produce data and reports that demonstrate the impact and value of the Foundation’s Premier League Primary Stars programme.
Participate in and inform relevant quality assurance checks (internal and external) to ensure that delivery is at the expected standard.
Participate in staff training offered by THF during the term of employment.
Be aware of and comply with all emergency procedures and the Health & Safety at Work Act relating to the various delivery sites you will work across
Work closely with relevant colleagues to ensure the programme is promoted and embedded within the Foundation’s wider offer to schools.
Support delivery staff to plan and deliver activities that contribute to the main strand of the Primary Stars programme. This includes:
- Engaging and inspiring participants (aged 5-11) on the programme

- Developing and refining learning resources for PE, literacy, numeracy, PSHE and social action.

- Delivering extra-curricular sports clubs

- Delivering literacy/numeracy/PSHE interventions

- Supporting school staff in PE

- Classroom interventions for pupils 1:1 or in a small group.

Perform all responsibilities in line with legislative guidance and Club/Foundation policies on safeguarding, safer working and ED&I practices.#

Personal Attributes:

Thinks ahead, generates innovative ideas
Values & respects others, builds relationships, collaborates
Gets things done, delivers to highest of standards, takes responsibility


Essential Criteria:

AfPE Level 3 PESS qualification or equivalent
Minimum FA Level 2 qualified, which includes First Aid and Safeguarding children.
Experience of leading CPD / Teacher or Coach Education
Experience of working with children aged between 5-11 in a school environment
Understanding of the National Curriculum
Experience in planning and delivering football-based activities, appropriate to a variety of age groups and abilities
Self-motivation and the ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team
Understanding of monitoring, evaluating and reporting.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate at various levels.
Excellent time management, organisational and planning skills.
IT literate – proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Must have the equivalent of a GCSE grade A-C or functional skills level 2 in English and Maths

Desirable Criteria:

FA Qualifications - UEFA B, FA Youth Modules, Goalkeeping, Futsal
Has completed the 'Supporting teachers in PE workshop'
Completed a Level 2 Multi Skills qualification
Experience of working within a Premier League Primary Stars programme
Experience of working for a Club Community Organisation (CCO).
Completed the FA's Mentoring Adults Course or similar
Clean driving license
A commitment to safeguarding and health and safety.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our participants and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates are subject to enhanced background DBS checks, satisfactory references and a UK Right to Work as part of safer recruitment procedures.

Safeguarding is fundamental to everything we do and the post holder will be expected to adhere to Foundation procedures and codes of conduct, including Tottenham Hotspur's Safeguarding, Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety at Work policies - reflecting the Foundation/Club's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people in the community. The post holder will be responsible for promoting the ethics of safeguarding and the welfare of children.

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation welcomes applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, race, ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

Closing date for applications - 06/02/2023

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