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The Reds are introducing a new ‘Street Team’, who will be present at each Oakwell home game to enhance the experience of both home and visiting supporters, as well as helping with community-orientated events and entertainment.

This opportunity is perfectly suited for students currently in education at either college or university searching for work experience within a professional sports organisation.

Members of the ‘Street Team’ will ideally be confident and outgoing, not shying away from interacting with the Barnsley FC community. An understanding of Barnsley FC and football isn’t necessarily required, but would be advantageous. The successful candidates will also be enthusiastic, motivated individuals with good communication skills.

 What would you be doing?

 Due to the nature of this role, the expectations and tasks may vary depending on the event. However, on the whole the individual will be expected to.

  • To assist with the planning and implementation of match-day activations in the Family Stand and in other areas of Oakwell.
  • To execute all half-time entertainment at Oakwell.
  • To be ‘the face’ of Barnsley FC. Answering questions, directing to local amenities and ensuring all fans have a positive experience.
  • To be proactive, adaptable and assist on the wider strategy of long-term marketing plans.
  • To conduct market research as and when required.

Volunteers will be given their own Barnsley FC uniform along with match tickets to watch the game following the completion of their duties.

All applications must be made by way of a cover letter and CV sent either by email to or post c/o Andrew Clark, Marketing, Barnsley Football Club, Oakwell Stadium, Grove Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71 1ET.




Position: Player Care/Academy Psychologist
Site: Barnsley Football Club
Reporting to: Operations Manager / Head of Education
Responsible for: Implementing the Club’s Player & Care Framework

Purpose: The Player Care/Academy Psychologist will take responsibility for maintaining and improving ‘player’ care provision including mental and emotional well-being, and piece together a player care framework that supports collective and individualised approaches to player care. Player care planning will supplement the football education programme and ensure that consideration around care provision is embedded into all practices. The Player Care & Academy Psychologist will work within multi-disciplinary environments and shape and influence procedures that supports the holistic development of the player.

Key Areas of Responsibilities

  1. To deliver the club Life-skills programme for players across the respective development phases.

  2. Liaise with HR and academy administration and create wider induction processes with emphasis on care, health and well-being for incoming players across the respective development phases (catering for individual and specific needs).

  3. Create engagement strategies and practices for academy-aged players and parents so as to offer support systems for player development purposes.

  4. Lead on the Club’s Mental Health Award in Sport liaising with Leeds Beckett University.

  5. Using this award, to increase capacity in both leadership and management in supporting care, health and well-being provision across the academy (and Club).

  6. Lead on progression and exit strategies for exiting players within a multidisciplinary approach.

  7. Work with Head of Education to Influence CPD training to safely support the mental and emotional well-being of all its members through the training of its staff and provision of activities and support for its players.

  8. Work with Head of Education to Increase awareness in and around the protection of the player's right to equality, diversity, and inclusion through supporting (and influencing) review periods and developing confidentiality confidence routes to raised concerns.

  9. Develop preparation and life-skill training programmes that enhances players’ self- sufficiency and independence in dealing with the specific pressures of participating in an elite sporting environment.

  10. To Maintain the Player care/Psychology aspect on the Academy audit tool kit, when required to do so.

  11. Oversee all psychological support to Youth Development Phase Academy players, parents and coaches.

  12. To liaise weekly with fellow Academy Psychologist and to liaise with all staff as an when required to do so.

  13. To ensure all written evidence is up to date as per EPPP requirements.

  14. To maintain an up to date CPD portfolio.

  15. Ensure best practice is always followed and players are receiving optimal advice at all times.

  16. To maintain a professional attitude and appearance always.

  17. To assist and lead departmental in-service training as and when required.

  18. To assist in other departmental duties as required.

Host Families

  1. To take responsibility to create and maintain a Care and Accommodation Plan that complies with League rules relating to ‘host families’.

  2. Create an induction process relating to host families’ provision (and activities) that improves clarity around the role, its legal status and appropriateness in supporting the development of the player.


  1. Honours degree in Sport Psychology or related discipline (Essential).

  2. Master’s degree in Sport Psychology or related discipline (Desirable).

  3. Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Psychology) with Chartered Scientist (CSci)

    status through the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), or ability to attain this within an agreed timeframe.


Support the work of the Head of Education and Designated Safeguarding Officer including contributing to risk assessments and wider safeguarding including health & safety matters.

Support the ‘Player and Parent Voice’ voice initiative that increases and widens safeguarding consultation providing inclusive opportunities for collaboration.

Liaise with football authorities i.e. English Football League and FA pertaining to all matters relating to player care and welfare.

Supporting the Education and Welfare Officer with safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Support the Club’s response to audits, inspections and assessments relevant to its academy category status.

Person Specification

(i) A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a care and welfare environment ideally with an elite sport.

(ii) Previous experience working within policy, planning and implementation that seeks to develop individuals and groups of individuals.

(iii) A complete understanding of care and welfare frameworks and other cross-cutting agendas that impact on player/individual care and welfare.

(iv) A full understanding and knowledge of reporting processes relating to child protection matters, the use of statutory agencies and authorities that help regulate activities.

(v) Knowledge and understanding of the relevant Acts that impact on elite football and respective agendas for safeguarding children and young people and the role of the Local Authority relevant to the protection of children and young people (i.e. safeguarding boards).

(vi) Possess excellent verbal and written skills in addition to enhanced interpersonal and reporting skills relevant to proven successes in professional matters.

(vii) An excellent communicator that is able to use a number of communicative platforms to communicate confidential material to selected audiences.

(viii) Experience of data management systems, ensuring compliance with GDPR Legislation and Regulation and data protection law ensuring confidentiality and discretion within sensitive settings.

2.0 How to Apply

2.1 Please send an updated CV to: to include qualifications, experience and employment history (with 2 references with one reference from your most recent employment). Separately, please attach 1 x A4 page outlining your suitability for the role (please refer to job description).

2.2 Due to the volume of applications, it may not be possible to provide a response to the outcome of your application i.e. short-listing of candidates.

2.3 Closing date for applications: 11th October 2020 2.4 Interview dates: 12th – 16th October 2020
2.5 Salary: £12K
2.6 Post: 0.5 FTE (Approx.19 hours per week)

2.7 Work Programme: to be established by player scheduling and Head of Education.





Operations Manager/Head Office

Essential qualifications/experience

Business or management;
Business within football administration;
Private or public administration
Proficient in Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, Powerpoint etc.

Key responsibilities

Main tasks

To lead and develop the Academy’s Secretarial duties in line with the Club’s strategic objectives and the EPPP.

To be responsible for coordinating and note taking in Senior Management, Technical Board and Departmental meetings.
Maintain the administrative management of the PMA and EMS where administrative duties are required.

Ensure that Football League rules are adhered to and executed relating to registration and signing of academy players, the training and Games programme and ensuring fully complying with Football League rules in all matters referring to regulation.
Support the Operations Manager including DBS compliance and safer recruitment activities and Head of Education in Welfare duties and on occasions fulfil these roles in their absence.

Support the Head Office and take on Head Office duties as and when required. Be the main contact person for all academy enquiries.

Specific tasks

Lead on the administrative duties for all Academy Development Phases. These tasks include:

  • Oversee administrative duties for the Full Time Training Model (FTTM) and Hybrid Training Model (HTM).

  • Liaising and working alongside Barnsley College and Head of Education to implement the FTTM & HTM.

  • Tracking, Monitoring & Reporting on the Educational Progression within the FTTM & HTM working alongside Head of Education.

  • Support Induction for apprenticeships, newly signed players and trialists across all Development Phases and completing League forms applicable to registration.

  • Liaise with local schools in creating agreements and identifying educational course work.

  • Support with administrative duties with regard to periodic and annual reviews.

  • Support the Games Programme in providing administrative duties for both home and away fixtures, transport, officials, accommodation and meal provision and on-site payments for suppliers and providers where necessary.

  • Maintain accurate records and filing systems so that records can be provided within appropriate timings.

  • Maintain effective systems for the recording of CPD achievements.

  • Liaise with third party suppliers and maintain high levels of working relationships.

  • Liaise with, and support host families and establishments that provide accommodation

    and external provisions in housing scholars working alongside the Head of Education.

  • Oversee the transport policy in line with safe and best practices in supporting young people using transport for mobility activities.

  • Any other specific tasks relevant to the “whole-club” where administration is key to delivering high quality services.

Person specification

  • strong organisational skills;
  • presentation skills and attention to detail;
  • the ability to plan your own work, work on your own initiative and meet deadlines;
  • the ability to manage pressure and conflicting demands and prioritise tasks and workload; oral and written communication skills;
  • tact, discretion and respect for confidentiality;
  • a pleasant, confident telephone manner;
  • teamwork;
  • reliability and honesty;
  • project management skills.

Salary: £22K
Working Hours: 37.5 Hours (weekly) (Weekend working on occasions)

How to apply for the position of Academy Secretary

Please send CV to: using reference AS003 Closing date: 11th October 2020
Interview Date: 12-16 October 2020