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West Ham United FC

West Ham United FC

Twinning Project: Football Tutor


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Posting Date

Dec 19, 2022

Role description

West Ham United Foundation (WHUF) is seeking a football coach/tutor to deliver FA level 1 in Coaching Football in conjunction with the HM Prison Probation Service Twinning Project at HMP Chelmsford. This is a unique project and an opportunity to directly contribute positively to the lives of those within the prison service.
The Twinning Project is a partnership between HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and professional football clubs with the objective of twinning every prison in England and Wales with a local professional football club.
The successful candidate will have a passion for developing football coaches and leaders, the skills and experience to effectively work within the prison environment and be committed to supporting WHUF’s vision and mission.
Reporting to the Employability and Academy Link Mentor, the Twinning Project Literacy Tutor will:
•       Work with cohorts of up to 16 inmates to deliver a football coaching and leadership programme within HMP Chelmsford.
•       Ensure effective delivery of FA level 1 in Coaching Football is in accordance with the scheme provided.
Work effectively in partnership with the prison service and all other internal and external partners.
Complete administration duties to support course delivery and accreditation.
Ensure appropriate processes and documentation are in place to deliver a safe programme.
Undertake professional development by participating in staff development (CPD) and training activities.
Any other duties as reasonably requested by the line manager / organisation.
Personal Specification
The ideal candidate will have skills and experience in the following areas: -
Minimum FA Level 2 in Coaching Football Award.
Experience of delivering football/coach education/sports leadership to adults.
Experience of responding to the development needs of individual coaches
Experience of working within the criminal justice system.
•       Understanding of the issues and barriers impacting on education and sport within the criminal justice system.
Skills Abilities
Can develop trusting and supportive relationships with inmates within a prison setting.
Able to create an environment that inspires inmates to engage with football coaching and leadership through sport.
Resilient and resourceful.
Communicate sensitively to diffuse any potential situations of conflict
Can develop creative and engaging coach education sessions learning resources.
Provide safe, positive learning environments for learners
•       Understand and adhere to safeguarding policies and procedures.
•       Good communication and interpersonal skills which are culturally competent.
•       Maintain high standards of quality and ensure appropriate processes are in place to drive continuous quality improvement.
•       Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and work within deadlines.
•       Motivated and enthusiastic about our work.
•       Works collaboratively and has a willingness to support other team members.
•       Commitment to supporting others, and the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion.
Values Behaviours
Integrity – being transparent, responsible and trustworthy. Behaving in an honest and ethical manner, serving the community to the best of our ability.
Inclusive - recognising and respecting everyone’s value. Providing an accessible and welcoming environment
Continuously improve - striving for excellence driving development through learning. Maximising opportunities to fulfil potential and be prepared to take risks
Collaboration - working together internally and externally. Recognising the benefits of a multi-organisational approach to our community and workforce
Inspiring - creating a culture where people prosper. Providing a safe and enjoyable environment supporting goals and aspirations

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