An exciting opportunity has arisen join the team at Oakwell as Head of Academy Education & LFE SEP Co-ordinator.
Please see below details of the role and how to apply.
Reporting to: Academy Manager
Head of Academy Education & LFE SEP Co-ordinator
Essential & Desirable qualifications/pre-requisites
- (BEd) degree, or bachelor of arts (BA), or bachelor of science (BSc) degree.
- QTS or QTLS to meet category 2 requirements.
- Up to date knowledge of Ofsted requirements and Apprenticeship reforms.
- Current DBS certification.
- Familiar with Education Management System (League Football Education).
- Familiar with Performance Management Application (Premier League).
- Experience of the supervision of Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (or BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport).
- Relevant professional or supervisory management qualifications / Relevant supervisory experience.
- Competent in the use of IT software such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint/Keynote.
- Experience of working within a football scholarship programme for young people aged 16-18years (or equivalent).
- Experience of working within professional football specific to the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP).
- Experience of welfare provision around safeguarding young people.
- To lead and develop the Academy’s Education department in line with the Club’s strategic objectives and the EPPP.
- To participate in the Senior Management Team which includes the Academy Manager, the Head of Academy Coaching, the Head of Education, and the Head of Academy Recruitment.
- Manage and develop the Education Department aligned to the Academy’s Performance Plan (APP) and Education Plan.
- Regulation and management of the PMA (Performance Clock) for individual and group tasks relating to the educational aspects within the Professional Development Phase.
- Contribute to ongoing staff and player education in line with CPD activities.
- Participate and contribute to all Academy Management Team Meetings and being responsible for reporting educational attainment to the League Football Education department.
- Any further duties as required by the Senior Management Team within a multi-disciplinary approach.
Lead the Educational provision for the Professional Development Phase. These tasks include:
- Oversee the management and supervision of the Full Time Training Model (FTTM) and Hybrid Training Model (HTM).
- Liaising and working alongside Local College(s) to implement the FTTM.
- Tracking, Monitoring & Reporting on the Educational Progression within the FTTM & HTM, utilising both school based and internal systems.
- To lead and monitor the progress in line with LFE (League Football Education) expectations of the SEP (Sporting Excellence Program) for scholars.
- To prepare scholars for the Sporting Excellence Program EPA (End Point Assessment)
- To ensure LFE’s SEP assessment/delivery processes meets the needs of apprentices, football clubs, LFE and the awarding body.
- Plan and carry out regular reviews to maximise achievement rates of apprentices working towards their SEP Apprenticeship.
- Attend meetings specific to the delivery of the SEP apprenticeship.
- Ensure SEP progress reviews are completed and uploaded onto LFE’s EMS by the deadline date agreed with the relevant LFE Regional Officer.
- Support football club staff in the processes and documentation required for the programme.
- Deliver against and create post apprenticeship strategies in line with identified exit routes for released players at Youth and Professional Development Phases.
- Work with local schools in creating agreements, identifying educational course work and monitoring progress on day-release programmes.
- Work with players within the Youth & Professional Phases and create appropriate Individual Learning Plans to support their education.
- Create strategies and deliver intervention activities and flight paths to enable players to reach their maximum educational attainment levels.
- Create periodic Education Reviews for individual players and organise meetings with both players and parents to discuss educational attainment.
- Work closely with the League Football Education in understanding and supporting Induction processes, responding to reporting responsibilities, attending LFE meetings and understanding the LFE progression activities.
- Financial Management of the department, including budget planning and control for the functions of the Educational department and any CPD related activities.
- To create and coordinate an effective CPD programme for Educational Support staff relevant to both Individual & Department Action Plans.
- To work with the third-party suppliers to implement a Lifestyle Management Skills course relevant to young players.
- Implement internal Lifestyle Management support based on the needs of players throughout the Academy.
- Support the creation of, and implementation of an appropriate Welfare plan linked to the respective phases of development and training models.
- Liaise with, and support host families and establishments that provide accommodation and external provisions in housing scholars.
- 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 Education influences and shapes activities.
- Demonstrates enthusiasm and is committed to achieving agreed objectives within an educational setting.
- Effective at preparing, planning and implementing workloads and schedules that are aligned with organisational objectives, and the ability to prioritise workloads.
- A dynamic, hardworking and enthusiastic individual that is able to relate to young people engaged in further education learning.
- Proactive decision maker with excellent communication skills that is able to effectively communicate across all departments within a multi-disciplinary approach.
- Takes responsibility for ensuring a high quality of work and maintaining standards in line with the responsiveness needed for educational outputs.
- Is receptive to feedback about own behaviour, strengths and areas for improvement that identifies improvement strategies to support learning.
- Displays a high level of confidentiality and is able to contribute to senior management activities and meetings in a professional manner.
- Accurate reporting and attention to detail in both written and verbal communication.
- Flexibility and willingness to learn that supports the whole-club approach.
- Understands the importance about Health & Safety principles and practice and safeguarding in supporting young people through their educational pathway.
Salary: COMPETITIVE + SEP Co-ordinator (Payable by the LFE)
Hours: 37-hour working week (including at least one evening per week)
Probationary Period: 6 months (as detailed in contract)
Contract: 3 years (by agreement)
i) All online via email by responding and sending to named contact (see below) Abbie Stenton, Academy Secretary
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Requirements:
ii) 1 x one-page cover letter & 1 x one-page CV (as one Pdf doc. and emailed to named contact – see above)
iii) Please include Reference: HAE005 within your cover letter
Closing Date: 16 February 2022
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