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Academy Player Care & Education Officer

3 weeks ago

Fleetwood Town

2 Current Jobs Opening(s)

Job Description

Fleetwood Town Football Club is a professional association football club based in the town of Fleetwood, Lancashire, England. The team compete in League One, the third tier of English football.

We currently have two locations, Highbury Stadium, Fleetwood and Poolfoot Farm, Thornton-Cleveleys. With over 300 employees, Fleetwood Town Football Club value its employees and volunteers and they are at the forefront of our business.

Fleetwood Town Football Club are always eager to hear from passionate and dedicated individuals with an excellent work ethic who are seeking new challenges.

About the role:

To lead on the pastoral care and education support for all players registered on the Part-Time Training Model within the Fleetwood Town Academy.

Main responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • Be the Lead person on the Life skills programme for all part-time Academy players and parents, providing age and stage specific personal and professional development

  • Be responsible for collation of school reports for all part-time Academy players, ensuring positive interventions, where necessary, and managing positive relationships with key stakeholders

  • Take the lead on the transition programmes for all part-time players, ensuring each child’s progress is proactively planned, monitored, appropriately handed over and a relative plan is in place to support the next stage of their journey either in or out of the Academy

  • Lead on the mental, emotional and well-being strategy for the whole Academy, ensuring parents, players and staff knowledge and practice is continuously developing

  • Lead on the parent & player council, ensuring both stakeholders are provided a consistent voice to share feedback and welcome new ideas for Academy progression

  • Positive champion Equality & Diversity across the Academy, ensuring equal opportunities for all players, parents, and staff

  • Be the welcoming and consistent face for all new players and parents and Fleetwood Town Academy.

  • Work as part of a close-knit Education, Player Care & Safeguarding team, promoting positive practice, innovation, and a consistent drive for child development.

  • Assist the Head of Education & Player Care with design, delivery support and review of our Player Care plans for all ages.

  • Attend tours and trips for Academy age groups, building positive relationships with players, parents and staff whilst representing the FTFC brand.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Educated to a degree level

  • FA Safeguarding certificate

  • FA 1st aid

  • Enhanced DBS

  • Experience of working with children

  • Experience of working with elite Academies

  • Administration experience

  • Report writing & record maintenance experience


  • Qualified Teacher Status

  • Experience in Psychology or Sports Psychology


  • Emotional intelligence

  • A positive Can-Do attitude

  • High level of integrity and discretion

  • Well-presented and professional look

  • Positive role model

  • Positive motivator and ability to influence others

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to resolve issues easily

  • Self-motivated who continuously looks to drive standards and programmes.

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