Palace for Life Foundation – PE Coordinator
As part of the schools team for Palace for Life Foundation you will be responsible for leading on the organisation and delivery of the Foundation’s PE programme, line managing Coaches working both full and part time within schools, as well as heading up the Foundations After School Club programme.
We are looking for a highly-motivated programme coordinator who believes in the power of sport and the difference a Community Club Organisation can make in the lives of local children and young people.
- To manage the Palace for Life Foundation’s school contracts, including being the main point of contact for schools, organising the programmes schedule, managing the programmes budget, quality assurance checking our coaches through site visits, ensuring current contracts are renewed and new business is taken on each year.
- To manage the Foundation’s Full Time Coaches, supporting their continuous professional development.
- To lead on the planning and delivery of our PE support programme and Teacher CPD as part of the Foundations’ Premier League Primary Stars programme, including the creation of educational resources, keeping them updated.
- To manage the Foundation’s After School Club programme, including organising clubs through the Foundation’s booking system, the promotion of clubs to schools and participants, the management of part time coaches, and development of new business.
- To plan and deliver an internal CPD calendar for Foundation Coaches each year, organising engaging content so coaches can effectively deliver the programme.
- To lead on the development and implementation of a new Foundation PE Curriculum, to be used across the programme.
- Collection of data for all parts of the programme required for the purposes of report writing and updating online monitoring systems.
- Completion of aspects of each Premier League report, including the creation of impactful case studies.
- To support the Primary Education and Football Development department in the absence of the Head of Department.
- Responsible for reporting to the Head of Department on the achievement of a series of key performance indicators and general updates for each programme.
- Liaising closely with other internal colleagues within the Foundation in sharing of good practice and cross working together.
- To liaise with the Communications Team on any good news stories or website/social media promotion of activities.
- Support staff in the delivery of special events and campaigns that promote community cohesion and activities delivered by the Foundation.
- Execute additional tasks in order to meet departmental project-related or development objectives.
- Possess teaching / PE qualifications / other relevant experience in schools.
- Experience in delivering and/or leading PE programmes in primary school settings.
- A proven track record of achievement in PE.
- A passion and interest in developing a programme to support children and teachers within PE.
- Proven leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and provide staff with clear instructions to enable them to achieve desired outcomes and meet the required standards.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with all levels within the Foundation, the parent club and high level outside contacts within schools.
- Ability to manage partnerships effectively and concisely so external partners are satisfied with our work.
- Knowledge of safeguarding reporting processes and procedures.
- Excellent organisational skills with the ability to multitask and adapt in a fast-paced environment.
- Experience of working to tight deadlines without close supervision.
- Excellent communication/presentation skills both written and verbal.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
- A flexible, “can do” attitude is an important component for this role.
- Educated to degree level.
- afPE Level 3 qualification or above.
- Knowledge of school education system.
- Delivery of PE CPD to large groups of adults.
- Experience of monitoring and evaluation of projects, knowledge of CRM system(s) (e.g. Salesforce).
- A willingness to work flexible hours which may mean some evening and weekends.
Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children, young people and adults at risk. The club fully accepts its responsibility for children, young people and adults at risk. Our aim is to ensure that safeguarding runs through every element of the work we do to ensure the welfare and well-being of all those who engage in our activities.
All children, young people and adults at risk have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. We believe that all adults working within the club, in any capacity, have a duty and responsibility to safeguard the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk.
We strive to do this by applying policy, procedures and best practice, engaging with the Premier League, FA and local authority partners to promote the safety and welfare of all those who engage in activities with the club. Our practice reflects statutory requirements and responsibilities. This allows our participants to enjoy any club activity in a safe, and inclusive environment.
The club expects all staff, players, volunteers, contractors and guests to share this commitment.
Crystal Palace Football Club endorses the principle of equality and will strive to ensure that everyone who wishes to be involved in the club whether as players, match-day fans, staff, board members, participants in foundation programmes and other people engaged with the club’s activities (for example, suppliers, corporate partners):
Has a genuine and equal opportunity to participate to the full extent of their own ambitions and abilities, without regard to their age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation; and
Can be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected, and in particular that they are able to enjoy their engagement at the club without the threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment, bullying and abuse.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.
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