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Chelsea Football Club

Chelsea Football Club

Senior Project Officer – Population Health Maternity Cover


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May 16, 2024


About the job
JOB TITLE: Senior Project Officer – Population Health Maternity Cover
DEPARTMENT: Chelsea FC Foundation
REPORTING TO: Health and Wellbeing Manager
JOB FUNCTION: To manage the delivery of all Population Health and Wellbeing Programmes, using sport for social change initiatives to develop innovative health and social care programmes, which are aligned with local authority and NHS health priorities for people of all ages.
DIRECT REPORTS: Health and Wellbeing Project Officers /Coordinators /Delivery staff
LOCATION: Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London, SW6 1HS
CONTRACT: Fixed Term (11 month Maternity Cover): 35 hours per week, any 5 of 7 days, evening, weekends, and unsociable hours as required.

• Oversee the delivery of all Population Health and Wellbeing programmes including the line management of associated officers, coordinators and sessional staff ensuring all schemes fulfil the funder’s requirements.
• Develop and deliver health & wellbeing schemes to inspire participants of all ages to take part in healthy recreation, reducing health inequalities and supporting the development of healthy, regenerated communities.
• Work collaboratively with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust on the strategy of Population Health & Wellbeing initiatives within London, identifying service gabs, associations and potential grants and tenders.
• Ensure all Population Health & Wellbeing programmes are delivered within budget, whilst achieving all programme KPI’s and outcomes. Detailing a record of all projects spend in accordance with the funder’s requirements.
• Build relationships with key community partners, Health Care providers, charities, schools, youth services, grass root providers, NGB’s and local authority for the benefit of all Population Health programmes. Ensuring the programme is meeting the local population needs.
• Work with Health and Wellbeing Manager to identify development opportunities and service gaps within existing Health and Wellbeing programmes, subsequently approaching suitable partners and/or funders. Including writing funding applications.
• Attend Local Strategic Partnership meetings to raise awareness of local provision, and network to enhance new funding and delivery opportunities.

• Responsible for quality assurance of the programme ensuring the needs of each partner are met.
• Regular monitoring of staff performance and development to ensure all are working towards meeting programme objectives and KPI’s.
• Lead on all aspects of monitoring and evaluation responsibilities in accordance with the needs of each funder, including liaison with the Premier League as an experienced ‘Salesforce’ user.
• Be the Safeguarding Lead for all Population Health and Wellbeing programmes, liaising with associated partner Safeguarding Team’s to ensure a clear line of reporting to CFC Safeguarding Hub.
• Ensure success stories are captured through working with Chelsea FC Foundation/Chelsea FC media staff.
• Complete and submit project reports at 6-month intervals, or as and when required internally or in accordance with the needs of each funder.

DO THE RIGHT THING (Our Expectations):
• To demonstrate and live by the club’s values; Here to Win, Be Brave, Do the Right Thing, Play Your Part, Many Teams, One Club and Proud to Be Chelsea.
• To adhere to the Foundation’s policies and procedures, including Health & Safety, Financial Authorisation, Confidentiality and GDPR.
• To act as an ambassador for diversity, equality, and inclusion, and demonstrate a positive commitment by treating others fairly in line with our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy and reporting any acts of discrimination through appropriate channels.
• To create a safe environment and act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are either in your care or attending club premises and report any concerns to the Safeguarding Lead.
• To report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the HR Department.


• Relevant professional and/or academic qualifications or a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the industry sector.
• A relevant industry Level 3 Health & Fitness/Special Populations Qualification.
• Health Promotion/Public Health/Health and Social Care or equivalent qualifications.
• Emergency Aid and Safeguarding Children Certificates.
• Ability to travel to activity & meetings across South-West London.

• Sports Coaching Qualification.
• Institute of Leadership and Management qualification.
• Specialist clinical physical activity qualification. IE Stroke, Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab, Falls Prevention

• A strong knowledge of and experience in working in a Charity, and/or Health and Social Care industry.
• Have a good understanding of Health and Social Care services and charities across London, be able to signpost participants accordingly, and build partnerships.
• Experience in line management of full-time and sessional staff members.

• Outstanding track record in developing Population Health & Wellbeing programmes and opportunities for hard-to-reach groups.
• Knowledge of the Chelsea FC Foundation, CCO’s and Football Charity Programmes.
• Knowledge of local demographic and social needs.
• Knowledge of PLCF and PLPFA funded projects.
• Knowledge of Monitoring & Evaluation and quality assurance programmes relevant to the industry sector.

The Employee must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to Chelsea FC Foundation policies and procedures in particular Health & Safety, Financial Authorisation, Confidentiality and with regard to the Data Protection Act. The Employee must act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are in their care or attending the Company’s premises. The Employee must report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the Safeguarding Lead.
Chelsea Football Club and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups) that are in our care or attending our premises. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
The Employee must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relations amongst Employees and customers.
The above Job Description is not intended to be exhaustive, the duties and
responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the Club.

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