Post: Community Education Officer
Reporting to: Education Manager
Pompey in the Community
Pompey in the Community offer an incredible variety of ‘learning through football’ opportunities for a wide range of local people.
Salary: Circa £17-£18K
Hours: 37 per week, to include some weekend and evening working
Based at: Pompey Study Centre, Anson Road, Portsmouth, PO4 8TB
Date effective: As soon as possible
What is the job?
The PitC Community Education Officer will be involved in the delivery of a variety of programmes in schools, including literacy, numeracy and physical activities.
They will help to raise young people’s aspirations and self-confidence, removing barriers to learning and enabling them to reach their full potential, while also challenging discrimination or stereotypical behaviour.
They will also be required to help to promote these programmes to a wider audience.
The purpose of the post is to engage a variety of people (aged 5-16) with learning and to publicise PitC’s achievements in order to help increase business and brand recognition.
The successful applicant will harness the power of ‘Pompey’ to motivate learners to achieve their full potential, to raise attendance in the specific groups of reluctant learners, to increase the self-esteem of the individual and help raise the academic standards within the groups.
Realising this outcome will require working in partnership with trained teachers and alongside other associated agencies.
To be successful in this role, the Community Education Officer will need to be able to:
- Deliver a variety of educational projects, both in an academic class room setting in schools and the Pompey Study Centre, as well as coaching practical football sessions and after school clubs.
- Manage the successful delivery of sessions and ensure all paperwork, such as attendance registers and coaching reports, are completed within given timeframes.
- Confidently communicate with schools, to promote and advertise programmes, as well as confirming sessions and delivery.
- Lead the production of Pompey’s children’s matchday programme – The PUP – and ensure the content, lay-out and marketing is completed in a timely fashion.
- Be well planned and organised.
- Be aware of Safeguarding policies and to follow the correct procedure when any child protection issues arise.
The Community Education Officer will need:
- Experience of working with young people in an educational setting.
- Confidence to engage effectively and motivate young people to achieve positive outcomes.
- Good communication, negotiation and influencing skills to be able to work effectively with professionals and young people.
- To be able to work without supervision, using initiative, have very good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload.
- To be able to work effectively within a team.
- Excellent IT skills, as they will be vital in the compilation of The PUP, as well as creating resources and completing evaluations and case studies.
- A flexible approach to work and be adaptable to the operational needs of the charity.
- An understanding of Data Protection, awareness of confidentiality and issues with information sharing.
- An understanding of marketing procedures in order to have a positive and confident approach in the promotion of PitC.
- Driving licence and own vehicle.
- Constant enthusiasm and energy.
It will also be desirable for the Community Education Officer to have achieved a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) qualification or Qualified Teacher Status, as well as an FA 2 qualification in coaching.
- To be involved in the planning, organisation and implantation of interesting, stimulating, motivating and relevant sessions for other education projects within PitC as required by the Education Manager.
- To record attendance and help compile all monitoring and evaluation reports in line with a variety of funding bodies requirements.
It is imperative that holiday leave is taken during school holidays wherever possible due to the nature of the work.
Exceptional circumstances will be considered but will be at the discretion of the Curriculum Manager and the CEO.
If you are interested in this post, please send your CV, along with a covering letter explaining why you should be considered for the role, to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is Monday, January 29.