Project Officer - Social Inclusion (Wandsworth and Hammersmith & Fulham) - Chelsea Football Club - Salary £25,000 - Closing date 18 December 2019
JOB TITLE: Project Officer - Social Inclusion (Wandsworth and Hammersmith & Fulham) DEPARTMENT: Community – London Team REPORTING TO: Senior Officer - Social Inclusion JOB FUNCTION: To be the central point of contact for Chelsea FC Foundation's Social Inclusion Programmes within the boroughs of Wandsworth and Hammersmith & Fulham. Creating a unique programme of engagement activities that aim to keep young people safe and develop their skills and future aspirations. LOCATION: Stamford Bridge CONTRACT: 40 hours per week, any 5 of 7 days (including evenings, weekends and anti-social hours).
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES (Play Your Part):
To work closely with youth engagement services and local partners across the boroughs of Wandsworth and Hammersmith & Fulham, coordinating the delivery of our Social Inclusion programmes for 8-25 year olds within the two boroughs, in line with the requirements set out by funding providers. Deliver a range of inclusive sports and diversionary activities within the local community including provision outside of term time and during evening and weekends. To act as a mentor for young people, providing support, and signposting to advice and guidance services for any participant in need of expert care. Sit on a quarterly Chelsea FC Foundation staff meeting, led by the Senior Officer, creating ideas for the Social Inclusion programme to enhance the day to day delivery of the sessions. Lead on responsibilities for quality assurance in accordance with the needs of the individual sessions, including monitoring sessional staff performance and development. Attend Local Strategic Partnership meetings to raise awareness of provision, and network to enhance new funding opportunities. Have an oversight of the local authority's community strategy.
MEASURES OF PERFORMANCE (Here to Win):
Lead on the monitoring and evaluation for all Social Inclusion projects in Wandsworth and Hammersmith & Fulham in accordance with the needs of each funder, including liaison with the Premier League Charitable Fund as a 'Views' user. Develop a range of initiatives to engage young people in order to sustain participation within sessions. Ensure success stories are captured through working with Chelsea FC Foundation/Chelsea FC media staff. Complete and submit project reports at 6-month intervals, or as and when required internally or in accordance with the needs of each funder.
PERSONAL SPECIFICATION: Qualifications: Essential
Level 2 Sports Certification. FA Coaching Qualification, Emergency Aid and Safeguarding Children Certificates. Educated to degree level or have a minimum of 2 years' experience in the industry sector.
Teaching Qualifications (PETTL / PGCE). Sports Leader Tutor Qualifications. Youth Worker Qualifications relevant to the industry sector.
Have a good understanding of the key community, youth services and school providers in Wandsworth and Hammersmith & Fulham and be able to maintain strong partnerships with main project stakeholders. A strong knowledge of community engagement programmes specifically tailored to the provision of community activities and the ability to engage with hard to reach groups. A knowledge of M&E and quality assurance programmes relevant to the industry sector. Ability to manage own timetable and work flexible hours, including evenings and School holidays.
Knowledge of the Chelsea FC Foundation. Experience of coordinating Casual Staff & Volunteers. Knowledge of PLCF and PLPFA funded projects.
The Employee must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to Chelsea FC Foundation policies and procedures in particular Health & Safety, Financial Authorisation, Confidentiality and with regard to the Data Protection Act. The Employee must act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are in their care or attending the Company's premises. The Employee must report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the Safeguarding Lead. Chelsea Football Club and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups) that are in our care or attending our premises. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Employee must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relations amongst Employees and customers. The above 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.