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Chelsea FC

Chelsea FC

Student Engagement Officer- Chelsea Champions


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Jan 10, 2024



JOB TITLE:Student Engagement Officer Chelsea Champion
JOB FUNCTION:To be the central point of contact for Chelsea FC Foundation within Fulham Boys School. Delivering pastoral, wellbeing and diversionary activities that aim to enhance emotional wellbeing and build resilience in young people, using universal, targeted, and individual interventions.
LOCATION:Fulham Boys School, 532 Fulham Rd., London SW6 5PY
CONTRACT:Permanent, 35 hours per week, 5 of 7 days (including evenings, weekends and anti-social hours when needed).

PLAY YOUR PART (Main Responsibilities):

Deliver a range of pastoral, wellbeing, sports and diversionary activities within the Community and Academic timetables, leading on a variety of leadership programmes, including provision outside of term time, during evening and weekends.
To work closely with staff at Fulham Boys School, coordinating the delivery of all Chelsea Champions projects, in line with the requirements set out by the funding providers.
To act as a mentor for young people, providing support, and signposting to advice and guidance services for any pupil in need of expert care.
Deliver several schemes of work for the personal development of pupils and families at Fulham Boys School including the development of a youth forum, peer mentoring and family engagement schemes.
Sit on a Chelsea Champion Forum, led by the Senior Chelsea Champion Officer, collaborating with each Chelsea Champion and lead school staff member to develop a series of initiatives to support young people emotional wellbeing and resilience.

DO THE RIGHT THING (Our Expectations):

To demonstrate and live by the club 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 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

HERE TO WIN (Measures of Performance):

To be a positive role model, creating a safe, positive, and fun environment in which to motivate and encourage young people to succeed and develop.
To build relationships where possible and relevant with local schools, clubs, authorities, key community partners, youth services and mental health charities
To lead on the monitoring and evaluation for all Chelsea Champion projects at Fulham Boys School in accordance with the needs of each funder, including liaison with the Premier League Charitable Fund as a ‘Salesforce user.
Be responsible for the safeguarding of young people on the Chelsea Champions programme at Fulham Boys School, liaising with the Safeguarding Lead for all Chelsea Champions Schools and associated partner Safeguarding Team 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.

PROUD TO BE CHELSEA (Person Specification):


Relevant professional and/or academic qualifications or a minimum of 2 years experience in the industry sector.
Mental/Emotional Wellbeing related qualification or working towards.
Level 1 Sports Coaching Qualification, Emergency Aid and Safeguarding Children Certificates
Five GCSE including Maths and English.


Youth Worker Level 2 Qualification.
Teaching or mentoring Qualifications.
Level 2 Sports Coaching Qualification, Emergency Aid and Safeguarding Children Certificates.


Previous experience in working within a school or youth work setting.
Ability to build a strong rapport with pupils.
Some knowledge of community engagement programmes specifically tailored to secondary school aged pupils.


Knowledge of the Chelsea FC Foundation.
Knowledge of local demographic and social needs.
Experience of coordinating Sessional Staff & Volunteers.
Knowledge of PLCF and PLPFA funded projects.
Knowledge of Community Club Organisations and Football Charity Programmes.

Skills and Behaviours:

Creative mind-set to help develop resources to deliver on the programme
Understand data security and the effective use of technology within an organisation
Understanding of interpersonal skills and different forms of communication and techniques
Understand different learning and behaviour styles
Active listener
Drive to achieve
Open, authentic and approachable

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 maternity.?

If you need reasonable adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to 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.
This 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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