Engagement Football Coach

Engagement Football Coach

Website Leicester City Football Club

– Salary: £20,000 – £22,000
– Hours: 37.5 hours per week
– Closing Date: 18/11/2019
– Job Role : Engagement Coach

Job Purpose
To deliver, develop and evaluate all aspects of the Looked After Children (LAC) Inspire programme working with targeted KS2, KS3 and KS4 students at school sites.

Working in partnership with the Virtual School and supporting services, the aim of this role is to work with identified looked after children who require additional support within mainstream education and who may have become disengaged for a number of different reasons. We are looking for candidates who have a genuine interest in working with young people who may:

•Be underachieving or have low aspirations
•Display challenging behaviour
•Have poor attendance at school
•Find accessing mainstream education challenging.

Objectives:
•To identify KS2, KS3 and KS4 pupils who are disengaged or have low aspirations and provide targeted and personalised intervention sessions
•To provide 1:1 and small group sessions to support targeted students within everyday school life.
•To provide a range of extra-curricular opportunities that will develop both leadership skills and character
•To support transition at key stages at both primary and secondary.
•To deliver ‘Game Changers’ Literacy intervention to small group in alternative provisions
The successful candidate will be in a position to gain invaluable school experience across 1 year and be guaranteed a place on a teacher-training programme through our partnerships with Teaching Schools in Leicestershire

Key Responsibilities
Main responsibilities of the role include:
•Utilising the brand of Leicester City Football Club, you will engage those deemed ‘hard to reach’, at risk or underachieving
•Working 1:1 or within small groups with identified young people in order to re-engage within education and improve attendance levels
•Leading small group sessions that engage, enthuse and progress young people
•Work with targeted students’ families to help improve attendance levels
•Work with outside agencies such as Education Welfare Service to help improve specific attendance issues
•Development of high quality session resources
•Implement a rewards and incentives framework for pupils within the school
•Develop a range of engaging clubs and intervention sessions that will raise aspirations of young people and develop interpersonal skills
•To monitor the progress of the project to ensure all data is accurate and appropriately managed
•Complete all internal and external monitoring reports in a timely manner to a high standard with detail and accuracy
•To represent the Trust, when required, at internal and external meetings to include publicity events and financial monitoring
•Report, record and resolve any issues with the Education Manager and designated key contacts within Soar Valley College

General Responsibilities
•To ensure all activities are correctly monitored with the appropriate risk assessments and health & safety procedures in place.
•To safeguard the welfare of children and vulnerable groups at all times
•To adhere to all relevant safeguarding policies and procedures and report any concerns to the Trust’s Safeguarding and Welfare Officer or any Designated Safeguarding Lead in a timely manner.
•Compliance with Club policies
•Compliance with data protection, safeguarding and health and safety guidelines.
•To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected
•To demonstrate all six Trust core values and instil in others
•Any other duties that may be required by Soar Valley College as appropriate

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