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Chelsea FC

Chelsea FC

Senior Education Pathways Officer, London


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Posting Date

Sep 18, 2023

Role description

General Information

Job Title:
Senior Education Pathways Officer


Stamford Bridge Fulham Road,

London, SW6 1HS



Job Title Pathways Senior Education Officer
Location Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road SW6 1HS
Contract Full-Time, Permanent

About Us:

As part of Chelsea FC, you will belong to one of the World most successful Football Clubs in recent times. Our club has won every major domestic and international trophy, being crowned English, European and World champions in the process. With exciting new ownership, our ambition is to surpass our achievements within every team at the club.

We proudly aim to be the best in everything we do, on and off the pitch, and as such require an individual for this role who matches both our ambition and commitment to excellence.

If youre got a winning mindset and are motivated to help us keep pushing the boundaries of youth development, you could have a place on our team!!

About the Team:

This post is part of the Education Innovation Team, working closely with the Skills and Learning Manager and Head of Education you will be responsible for the design, delivery and monitoring of Pathways provision for 1419-year-olds and adult learners, using business and education learning opportunities to support beneficiaries across programmes in the work strand.

What Were Looking For:

Oversee and implement the strategic and operational delivery of the Education Pathways Programme.
Deliver and co-ordinate a variety of established programmes to inspire participants in secondary school settings and adults, including the creation of resources and promotional materials.
Create a network of business partners to support with developing and delivering provision for adults through entrepreneur programmes and enterprise opportunities.
Work collaboratively with the Skills Learning Manager, and other Foundation staff members who have a responsibility to grow provision in targeted boroughs on a range of Foundation initiatives.
Communicate and engage with a target number of schools and business partners in the targeted area.
Establish strong and lasting relationships with key partners including businesses, job centres, education providers, local authorities and wider groups for the benefit of all Education programmes and ensuring that the programme meets the local need.
Attend Local Strategic Partnership Meetings to raise awareness of our local provision, alongside network to enhance new funding and delivery opportunities.
Coordinate, schedule, and activities, including outreach, stadium based, and Cobham training ground-based sessions.
To actively source funding for Education and Innovation activities as part of the Pathways strand.
Undertake any Foundation activities that may be required in addition to the role.

Must Haves/qualified by demonstratable experience to the level required:

A strong knowledge of and experience of working within a Football CCO
Deep understanding of employment needs and challenges
Understanding of the needs of groups who will be involved in the programme
Creative mindset to help design and implement the Pathways programme within the targeted areas.
Knowledge of government agendas related to employability for young people and adults.
Ability to use a range of ICT and Multimedia programmes to create, design, and deliver.

Nice to Have:

Teaching Qualifications (PETTL / PGCE)
Outstanding track record in developing education programmes and opportunities for groups who may be hard to reach
Knowledge of Chelsea FC Foundation, CCO and Football Charity programmes
Knowledge of PLCF and PLPFA funded projects
Knowledge of Monitoring Evaluation and quality assurance programmes relevant to the industry sector
GDPR knowledge compliance

What We Offer:

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

At Chelsea we recognise that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths and we are taking positive action to ensure our existing colleagues and job applicants can fully be themselves and bring their own unique experiences and perspectives to Chelsea FC. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and parental.
If you need reasonable adjustments made to the recruitment process, please get in touch with your recruiter, who will be able to advise and support you.

Chelsea FC and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups). We therefore require all successful applicants to complete a DBS Check prior to starting employment. Depending on the role, successful applicants may also be required to undergo other child protection screening where appropriate.

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