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26 May 2015

Jobs available with Pompey in the Community

‘Play More Pompey’ project co-ordinator

Salary: TBC (depending on qualifications and experience)
Contract: Two-year fixed term
Location: PitC, Anson Road, PO4 8TB
Reporting to: Commercial and marketing manager
Responsible for: Sessional coaching staff, volunteers, marketing and social media apprentice

Aim of the role
Last year, Portsmouth bid to become Sport England’s first ‘City of Football’. We weren’t successful in this bid, but Sport England have allocated some funding for a smaller project that features some of the same ideas. The main feature of the project is ‘The Deck’ which will be an interactive portal with ‘all things football’ to encourage more people, aged 14+, to play the sport.

Play More Pompey will be a new city-wide project with the ultimate aim of encouraging more people to play at least 30 minutes of football a week. This refers to football in the loosest terms – a kick-about in the back garden, with mates down the park or the more traditional forms of the game.

As Play More Pompey co-ordinator, the post-holder will be responsible for general administration and co-ordination of the project and management of the team of delivery staff, as well as liaising with the IT company creating ‘The Deck’.

Working closely with the project steering group, local stakeholders and a range of Pompey in the Community partners, you will promote and encourage everyone to engage in the Play more Pompey programme and interact with the project – and each other – via The Deck.

Main responsibilities
- Promote engagement with Play more Pompey, encouraging and engaging as many people aged 14+ to play football and interact with ‘The Deck’. These will include males, females, disabled participants.
- Engaging with communities within the city that may not have participated with our programmes previously.
- In conjunction with the coaches, plan, support, and facilitate the development and delivery of the weekly sessions.
- Facilitate and support the reporting process of the steering group’s ideas to the team in regards to developing the project to make it more appealing to young people.
- Support the training and development of coaches and provide new learning opportunities.
- Support the planning and delivery of events promoting the project and offering high-profile activities for the whole community. 
- Plan, manage and supervise the events and partners linked to the project
- Responsible for reaching out to local stakeholders/partners, finding ways of involving and engaging them with The Deck.

General project administration
- Deliver and manage Play More Pompey.
- Maintain a record system to enable effective monitoring and evaluating of the project and report on the process of the project throughout the year through weekly, monthly and annual meetings with steering group.
- Working with IT partner to ensure sufficient monitoring and evaluation.
- Broker the relationship with other organisations.
- Develop partnerships to enhance the activities/programmes offered through Play More Pompey.
- Complete monthly budgets and forecasts.
- Support the development and relationship with all key stakeholders.
- Market and promote Play More Pompey through print, The Deck, social media, etc.
- Support PitC’s ethos of providing a safe and secure environment for young people to participate in activities by following the policies and procedures of PitC with regards to DBS, safeguarding and child protection awareness. Ensure that all young people are appropriately supervised and all staff have the appropriate qualifications.
- To be aware of your responsibilities under PitC’s health and safety policy and take all reasonable steps to ensure safety of all participants and of any other person or property affected by the activity.
- To be aware of your responsibilities under PitC’s equality and diversity policy and take all reasonable steps to ensure fair opportunities for all participants and stakeholders.
- Administer first aid if required (when qualified) and document according to procedure.
- Promote PitC’s policy of equal opportunities.

Coordinator must:
- Have experience of working with and engaging young people from a variety of backgrounds and social settings.
- Be motivated by making a difference in their community.
- Be confident in the use of IT and social media.
- Be committed to collective success.
- Be committed to self-development, by having a strong desire to learn and professionally develop.
- Have a positive and committed attitude and do what they say will do when they make a commitment.
- Be socially adept.
- Be an effective communicator – good listener, sincere and able to win people over.
- Be confident to take the lead when appropriate.
- Be flexible, adaptable, and willing to take on any tasks.
- Be interested and have a desire to make their mark in the sports industry.
- Be able to come up with multiple solutions and be able to take constructive feedback on your work.
- Uphold PitC standards, ensuring business professionalism and reputation for excellence.

You will have:
- Experience of working with and managing staff and volunteers.
- Experience of running events and activity programmes.
- Experience of H&S (including risk assessments) and safeguarding.
- Experience of developing strong partnerships.
- Highly developed organisational skills and good presentation skills.
- Well-developed interpersonal and negotiation skills.

You will be:
- Able to communicate effectively (written and verbal).
- Able to work flexibly as part of a team.
- Able to adapt and respond to change.
- Able to priorities, manage a busy workload and work to deadlines.
- Approachable, self-motivated, non-judgemental, sensitive and able to deal with many different people and cultures.
- Confident, composed and resilient under pressure.

Pompey in the Community is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and employees to share this commitment.

This role involves work with young people and is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. Clearance through The FA DBS system is required. As such this post is exempt for the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the applicant must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions. 

Two written references will be required. Applicants will, in addition, be expected to undertake training appropriate to the role.

Please contact Clare Martin at clare.martin@pompeyitc.org.uk if you have any questions.

To apply, please send letter of application saying why you feel you are the right person for the role, along with your current CV, to elaine.hogan@pompeyitc.org.uk

The closing date for applications is Monday, June 8.

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‘Play More Pompey’ Level 2 sports and coaching apprentice

Salary: In line with current L2 apprenticeship 
Contract: One-year fixed term with possible extension for additional year or into L3
Location: PitC offices, Anson Road, PO4 8TB
Reports to: Play More Pompey co-ordinator
Responsible for: Coaching and assisting project lead in all aspcts of ‘Play More Pompey’

Aim of the role
Last year, Portsmouth bid to become Sport England’s first ‘City of Football’. We weren’t successful in this bid, but Sport England have allocated some funding for a smaller project that features some of the same ideas. The main feature of the project is ‘The Deck’ which will be an interactive portal with ‘all things football’ to encourage more people, aged 14+, to play the sport.

Play More Pompey will be a new city-wide project with the ultimate aim of encouraging more people to play at least 30 minutes of football a week. This refers to football in the loosest terms – a kick-about in the back garden, with mates down the park or the more traditional forms of the game.

As the Play More Pompey coaching apprentice, the post-holder will be responsible for supporting coaching sessions and working alongside other coaches to encourage participants to engage with The Deck to increase the number of people playing football in the city. 

Working closely with your line manager, the project steering group, local stakeholders and a range of Pompey in the Community partners, you will work to encourage more people to engage in the Play more Pompey  programme and interact with the project – and each other – via The Deck. 

Hours
30 hours a week over seven days. You are required to work the hours to fit the needs of the project, some of which will be unsociable hours.

Duties include
- Assisting team members with day-to-day tasks and co-ordinating projects and activities as requested.
- Ensuring close liaison with your line manager and marketing apprentice to maximise the impact of the project.

Principle accountabilities
- Delivering coaching sessions in school settings – these may include breakfast clubs, lesson time delivery, lunchtime clubs, after school clubs, as well as skills and development centres in the evenings or Saturday mornings and during school holidays.
- Distributing leaflets, fliers, etc.
- Adhering to PitC’s child protection, health and safety and equal opportunities – as well as all other – policies at all times.
- Making sure that your DBS, Safeguarding Children, First Aid and any coaching certificates are kept up to date.
- Establishing and maintaining good working relationships with other relevant agencies and individuals.
- To actively seek opportunities to sustain and develop the growth of Play More Pompey.
- Continual liaising with other managers within PitC to ensure consistency throughout the organisation and that as many people as possible are aware of, and engaged with, The Deck.
- Assisting where necessary with organising events and profile activities to help promote the programme.
- Assisting with the production of artwork, sourcing images, print buying and checking copy.
- Produce clear and concise written correspondence in the form of letters and emails.

Requirements of the role
- Confident and outgoing personality.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Excellent command of written English with copy accuracy.
- Ability to work effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines.
- Commitment to attend training and complete apprenticeship requirements as required.
- A range of qualifications linked to the delivery of sports.
- Examples of self-motivation and the ability to work on own initiative. 
- Excellent communication skills including written, telephone and interpersonal skills.
- Proven planning and organisational skills.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- An FA Level 1 coaching qualification is desirable, although the commitment to undertake this as soon as possible will be acceptable.

Other duties 
- To comply with the requirements of the staff handbook.
- To co-operate with measures introduced to ensure there is equality of opportunity in employment and sports equity.
- To comply with all aspects of health and safety policy and arrangements.
- Assist the management team in providing regular reports for the Trustees’ Management Committee meetings.
- Any other duties as deemed appropriate by the Trustees.

Pompey in the Community is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and employees to share this commitment.

This role involves work with young people and is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. Clearance through The FA DBS system is required. As such this post is exempt for the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the applicant must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions. 

Two written references will be required. Applicants will, in addition, be expected to undertake training appropriate to the role.

Please contact Clare Martin at clare.martin@pompeyitc.org.uk if you have any questions.

To apply, please send letter of application saying why you feel you are the right person for the role, along with your current CV, to elaine.hogan@pompeyitc.org.uk

The closing date for applications is Monday, June 8.

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Play More Pompey Level 2 business and marketing apprentice

Salary: In line with current L2 apprenticeship 
Contract: One-year fixed term with possible extension for additional year or into L3
Location: PitC Offices, Anson Road, PO4 8TB
Reports to: Commercial and marketing manager
Responsible for: Marketing and social media related to Play More Pompey

Aim of the role
Last year, Portsmouth bid to become Sport England’s first ‘City of Football’. We weren’t successful in this bid, but Sport England have allocated some funding for a smaller project that features some of the same ideas. The main feature of the project is ‘The Deck’ which will be an interactive portal with ‘all things football’ to encourage more people, aged 14+, to play the sport.

Play More Pompey will be a new city-wide project with the ultimate aim of encouraging more people to play at least 30 minutes of football a week. This refers to football in the loosest terms – a kick-about in the back garden, with mates down the park or the more traditional forms of the game.

As the Play More Pompey marketing apprentice, the post-holder will be responsible for general marketing, social media and co-ordination of the project, as well as liaising with the IT company creating ‘The Deck’.

Working closely with your line manager, the project steering group, local stakeholders and a range of PitC partners, you will market, promote and enhance the image of Play More Pompey, as well as look to get more people to engage in the Play more Pompey programme and interact with the project – and each other – via The Deck.

Duties include:
- Assisting team members with day-to-day marketing tasks and co-ordinating projects and activities as requested.
- Organising the production of branded items such as stationery and merchandise.
- Supporting the in-house marketing and design team by co-ordinating and collating content.
- Producing additional marketing communications, such as flyers, brochures and exhibition-related projects.
- Setting up tracking systems for marketing campaigns and online activities.
- Track competitor activity by keeping abreast of market changes and the marketing mix used by competitors.
- Assisting with the production of artwork, sourcing images, print buying and checking copy.
- Produce clear and concise written correspondence in the form of letters and emails.
- Work with local community radio station to help produce content for volunteering, community and football-based radio shows.

Requirements of the role
- Confident and outgoing personality.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Well organised and self-motivated.
- Excellent command of written English with copy accuracy.
- Ability to work effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines.
- Commitment to attend training and complete apprenticeship requirements as required.

Pompey in the Community is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and employees to share this commitment.

This role involves work with young people and is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. Clearance through The FA DBS system is required. As such this post is exempt for the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the applicant must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions. 

Two written references will be required. Applicants will, in addition, be expected to undertake training appropriate to the role.

Please contact Clare Martin at clare.martin@pompeyitc.org.uk if you have any questions.

To apply, please send a letter of application saying why you feel you are the right person for the role, along with your current CV, to elaine.hogan@pompeyitc.org.uk

The closing date for applications is Monday, June 8.

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