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PitC VACANCY: HEAD OF COMMUNITY COHESION

1 November 2016

Work in Pompey's community department

Pompey in the Community are looking to appoint a new Head of Community Cohesion (disability and inclusion).

The candidate will be required to work a 37.5 hour week, including evenings and some weekends, and will need to be flexible with availability throughout the year to fulfil the role.

If you feel this is the role for you – and if you meet the essential criteria below – please send a covering letter and CV to clare.martin@pompeyitc.org.uk

The closing date for all applications is 12pm on Monday, November 7

Job title: Community Cohesion Manager
Organisation: Pompey in the Community
Reporting to: Chief Executive
Salary: £21-£25K depending upon qualifications and experience 

JOB PURPOSE
To manage Pompey in the Community’s Community Cohesion (inclusion and disability) department to ensure quality, consistency, productivity and sustainability. Manage the staff and projects within the Community Cohesion department, ensuring performance targets are met.

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES
- Develop the Community Cohesion department of PitC by working closely with the inclusion and disability co-ordinators to develop a thriving and well respected Community Cohesion department
- Working with project co-ordinators to monitor all budgets for new and existing projects and to ensure all projects are delivered within budget and that all prescribed targets are not only met, but exceeded wherever possible
- The candidate will need to have a sound knowledge, experience and understanding of representing a large organisation, being aware of all aspects of PitC and Portsmouth Football Club, and having insight where necessary.  The role will include working in partnership with many services within the city and surrounding areas
- To promote participation in all inclusion activities; supporting staff to engage a range of vulnerable and targeted young people in the community and at schools who are at risk or are engaging in criminality, alcohol and substance misuse
- Oversee the delivery an inclusive programme of diversionary activities and educational workshops for young people with a variety of need
- Hold regular meetings with the staff to ensure all activities are running to required standard and to ensure all projects are delivered within their prescribed budget
- Organisation of sessions, ensuring they are efficiently promoted throughout the local area
- Quality assurance throughout the department
- Support the disability co-ordinator to develop and implement the PitC disability strategy, covering as wide variety of sports and activities as possible; ensure the strategy is focused on: increasing participation, quality of delivery, establishing a sustainable and on-going club structure, and establishing an effective talent pathway 
- Work with the disability co-ordinator to champion and implement a programme with the aim of increasing and maintaining sports participation among those with a disability
- Work with PitC staff and partner organisations to establish competition opportunities, training environments and a selection process for representative events
- Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with both internal and external partner organisations
- Attending relevant meetings as required, ensuring information obtained is cascaded through the department
- Promoting all positive aspects of the department to relevant media personnel, within Portsmouth Football Club, PitC and outside organisations and partners; thus constantly raising the profile of the organisation and the opportunities it brings within the community
- Ensuring the relevant parts of the PitC website are updated regularly and all activity is registered on the Views evaluation system
- Delivering regular sessions and support the department’s developmental pathway, where participants, volunteers and casual coaches have the opportunity to develop individually
- Adhering to PitC’s Child Protection, Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities and all other policies at all times
- Implementing six-monthly staff appraisals and reviews where applicable in line with PitC’s HR documentation
- Assisting the Chief Executive and Management Team in providing regular reports for the Trustees’ Management Committee meetings and reports for funding partners
- Establishing and maintaining good working relationships with other relevant agencies and individuals
- To actively seek funding and/or opportunities to sustain and develop the growth of PitC’s Community Cohesion programmes
- Any other duties as deemed appropriate by the Trustees 

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
- To hold a minimum of FA Level 2 qualification and to have previous management experience
- To have evidence of achievement through working in partnerships with other agencies
- To possess excellent communication skills, including verbal and written
- Committed to achieving results and having a commercial focus
- To have inspiring interpersonal skills and effectiveness
- To have proven creativity and able to generate ideas
- Self-starter and motivated team worker, with the ability to ensure deadlines and all demands are met
- To be flexible in working hours to meet the needs of the role, this will include weekend and evening working
- To represent PitC in a loyal, professional and knowledgeable manner at all times
- You will be expected to keep a positive and optimistic attitude at work, so that we can maintain our high standards and ability to deal with problems quickly. This will be for our internal (colleagues) and external (guests) customers
- To be positive, enthusiastic and motivated with genuine desire to supersede client expectations
- To be highly organised, efficient and proactive with the commitment to deliver high levels of work every day

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential
- FA Level 2 Coaching Certificate in Coaching Football
- Valid DBS certificate (at Enhanced Level); this will need to be submitted through PitC at appointment 
- Valid Safeguarding certificate
- Valid Emergency First Aid certificate
- A range of qualifications linked to the delivery of disability sports
- A proven track record of delivery and of successful project management and implementation
- A proven track record of managing external partners and relationships
- A proven ability to work to under pressure to tight deadlines
- Examples of self-motivation and the ability to work on own initiative
- Excellent communication skills, including written, telephone and interpersonal
- Proven planning and organisational skills
- Excellent attention to detail
- Experience of creating, building and maintaining positive working relationships, particularly with schools, youth and community organisations
- The ability to travel regularly and independently throughout the region

Desirable
- Additional multi-sport and disability coaching qualifications and experience
- Youth work or educational experience 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

Essential
- Highly motivated with a passion for sport and working with community groups
- Empathic and approachable, particularly when dealing with young or disabled people
- Excellent communication skills
- A proven ability to network and build positive partnerships within the community
- A team player

Note: This job description is designed to assist post holders with understanding what is required of them in their role. Pompey in the Community may ask them to undertake other duties which are not necessarily specified in the job description, but which are commensurate with the grade of the post.  The job description itself may be amended from time to time within the scope and general level of responsibility attached to the post.

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