Job Title: Senior Premier League Kicks Project Coordinator
Duration of contract: 7 Month Contract – potential extension subject to funding
Hours of work: 37.5 per week
Salary: £27K per annum (per annum)
Location: Head office Loftus Road Stadium however this role will involve travel to multiple venues in West London
Reporting to: Youth and Communities Manager
Department: Youth and CommunitiesRole Summary:
To support the Youth & Communities Department in achieving its targets. This is to include (not exhaustive):
Provide a strategic vision for your location and a plan that moves from concept to reality.
Build strong and positive relationships with a range of partners (Councils YOT & Reparation teams) and key stakeholders and chair bimonthly steering group.
To identify and lead on funding applications which will support an agreed strategic plan.
To be the lead local for the delivery in the areas and to be a physical presence in the area.
Deliver the PL Kicks programme to the highest possible standard, ensuring that participants receive an excellent experience.
Deliver PL Kicks activities and other related initiatives (e.g workshops, competitions, player visits, etc.) in line with the delivery plan and seek to achieve the agreed outcomes.
Promote an inclusive approach to PL Kicks and related initiatives.
Quality assures the provision/services delivered.
To undertake appropriate administrative duties to ensure the smooth running of projects (e.g., collating accurate attendance registers, consent forms, codes of conduct, etc).
Develop new inclusion projects with funders/partners in areas of need.
Liaise with the Girls’ & Women’s Football Development Co- Ordinator to ensure PL Kicks has a diverse and engaging offer for females
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Organise, prepare, and deliver a strategic plan for your area
Actively identify and lead on funding applications which grows the project and reflects upon the strategic plan
Deliver against agreed targets as per the strategic plan and funding conditions.
Manage, develop and supervise a cohort of coaches and related staff.
Establish a local steering group which is represented by key stakeholders
Liaise with agencies to help keep the programme relevant with local, regional and national agendas. This to include maintaining a high level of expertise in the field.
Deliver effective mentoring sessions using a range of restorative approaches for local people as requested. Plan, provide and evaluate individualised 1:1 mentoring support for local people as requested.
Be the focal point for QPR Community trust and liaise with several partners across a range of schools, sports clubs, community groups and service providers from the public and private sector and attend related meetings as required.
Develop a knowledge of all opportunities for young people in the community and signpost accordingly.
Organise, manage and deliver other events as relevant to the programme- for example tournaments and festivals, open/taster days or education workshops.
Deliver a range of football-based activities that are structured, progressive, fun and of a high quality, in a safe environment, which are accessible to all targeted young people.
Work with a range of young people from targeted areas including ‘at risk of offending young people’ and vulnerable socially excluded young people, to build up positive relationships.
When required, provide cover and assistance for other coaching staff across all boroughs/areas that the Trust operates. This cover may extend to attending meetings, conferences, workshops, and events if required.
Continually monitor and evaluate all sessions, activities and programmes and adapt delivery accordingly.
The type of experience we are looking for:
Minimum FA Level 1 in Coaching Football
Recognised Youth Work Qualification
Driving Licence (desirable)
In date DBS. Safeguarding & First Aid Qualifications (desirable)
Skills, Knowledge, Experience
Minimum of 2 years’ experience of direct work with young people, 10 to 19-year olds
Experience of managing or leading a team
Track record of developing and managing strong community relationships
Mentoring young people through coaching or teaching
Experience of supporting socially excluded young people
Knowledge of local issues and barriers impacting upon young people living in London
Partnership working: experience of working effectively with a range of agencies to achieve good outcomes for young people, e.g. schools, Police, Youth Projects, housing
Knowledge of Child Protection and Safeguarding principles and procedures
Ability to work Flexible hours to respond to availability of the networks to be worked with – evenings and weekends on a planned basis.
Experience delivering community-based session to differing sized audiences (Desirable)
Ability to develop effective professional relationships with colleagues, school staff, stakeholders, partners and pupils
Have a genuine interest in creating opportunities through football for young people within the community.
As a coach you will need to act as a positive role model for the young people and build positive relationships with those young people who attend your sessions
Excellent time management and administration skills
Able to use a variety of delivery styles to engage and motivate individuals
Intermediate Microsoft Office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel)
QPR in the Community Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.
As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This will include an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service DBS Check.
Queens Park Rangers Football Club and QPR in the Community Trust are committed to Equality