West Ham United FC

West Ham United FC

WSL Academy Education Officer


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Posting Date

May 24, 2022

Role description

We are committed to the principle of equality and equal opportunities in employment and have been accredited with being a Disability Confident Leader. We will actively promote equality and equal opportunities in our business to ensure that individuals receive treatment that is fair and equitable and consistent with their relevant aptitudes, potential skills and abilities.

West Ham United FC is committed to equality and safeguarding children and adults at risk’. Positions that involve working with such groups are subject to safer recruitment protocols, including DBS Disclosure at enhanced level.

We believe that a diverse workforce strengthens our creativity and delivers the best commercial performance. We are, therefore seeking applications from high quality people, whose backgrounds, experience and identity broadens and enhances the diversity of our company.

As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health of our staff.

Job summary

West Ham United Women are looking to hire a Part Time flexible hours WSL Academy Education Officer to support the educational requirements of our dual career pathway. We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic qualified individual to lead the educational pathway in relation to our multi-disciplinary team approach.

Key Responsibilities:

* Ensure collaboration with all departments across the WSL Academy to support the multi-disciplinary development program, through attendance at the academies weekly planning meeting
* Manage & track the academic attainment, effort, grades & progress for the players within the WSL Academy to give constructive feedback to learners and parents in line with the clubs Individual Development Plans.
* Support the co-ordination and delivery of the Lifestyle (the other 22 hours) program in accordance with the clubs TASS/DISE provisions
* Connect with schools to ensure player availability for training and matchdays on an individual case by case basis
* Collate exam timetable of players during educational pinch points in the year, providing appropriate support to those during Mock and Exam periods
* Contact schools for academic and behavioural references for perspective new signings
* To build positive and professional relationships with the schools attended by Academy players, ensuring that each is kept up to date with individual development
* To work with and elevate any safeguarding and welfare issues to relevant safeguarding officer as West Ham United Women
* To ensure a bi-weekly presence at the academy to build relationship with players and staff

Equal Opportunities

1. To ensure that all departments are provided within an anti-discriminatory framework and take account of such issues as race, gender, sexuality, disability, religion, sexual orientation and age.
2. To carry out work in a manner which promotes equality of opportunity for both staff and clients


Staff must evidence a commitment to the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk regardless of their age, gender, language, religion, ethnic background or sexual identity and ensure the safety and protection of all children, young people and adults at risk taking part in any activity arranged by or in the name of the Club.

2. It is a requirement for staff to follow theClub’s Safeguarding reporting procedures to report without delay, allegations of abuse, poor practice or which is or may, impact on the welfare of a child, young person or adult at risk. After contacting and taking guidance from the Safeguarding Team, staff must use the Club’s Child Protection Online Management System (CPOMS ) to record the concern within 24 hours unless directed to do otherwise
Employees will be recruited and selected, promoted and trained on the basis of objective criteria.

Person Specification
The ideal candidate will have skills and experience in the following areas: -Essential (E) Desirable (D)


* Previous experience of working within a similar role (D)
* Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) (E)
* Safeguarding and Protecting Children (E)
* Educated to a minimum of undergraduate degree level (E)
* Mentoring qualification or experience (E)
* Mental Health Awareness Training (D)
* Safeguarding qualification (E)
* First Aid qualification (D)

* Effective and appropriate communication/relationship building skills. (E)
* Understanding of the expectations of a Category 1 Academy in accordance with the EPPP (D)
* Understanding of statistics related to performance measurement (D)
* Excellent IT, communication and presentation skills (E)
* Ability to engage with a diverse range of students, both within both a group and one-to-one setting (E)
* Ability to plan engaging sessions that are relevant and appropriate for a formal learning environment (E)Ability to both manage programme delivery and contribute to strategic developments (E)
* Ability to develop good professional relationships with colleagues, employers, other outside agencies, alongside a flexible approach to working hours (i.e. evening and weekend work as needed, sometimes at short notice) (E)
* Understanding of, and commitment to, improving student experience and effective learning (E)
* A creative, innovative thinker that is looking for ways to develop curriculum/programme content (E)
* Seeks and uses feedback to identify appropriate areas for learning. (E)
* Identifies and participates in appropriate learning activities to fulfil development needs. (E)

Closing: Monday 13th June 2022.
Due to a high number of expected applicants, only those successful will be contacted

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