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Position: Head of Education

 

 

Department: Education

Reporting To: Academy Manager

Overall Objective: To have responsibility for the organisation, management and delivery of the Club’s Education Programme. To be responsible for the planning, delivery and monitoring of the club Academy Education programmes, ensuring Sporting Excellence Professional (SEP) Apprentices are progressing appropriately and Academy Schoolboys are supported with their education programmes, ensuring that appropriate welfare is upheld at all times. 

Also, that the Academy Education programmes meet the requirements of League Football Education (LFE), the EFL Youth Development Rules 188-204, and that practice is stretched and challenged in line with the Professional Game Academy Audit Company (PGAAC) Education Standards.

Responsible for working with others in the academy to support a life enriching experience for all academy players throughout their journey.

Job Description

Main Duties:

  • Have responsibility for the organisation, management, and delivery of the Club’s Education Programme Plan, organise and monitor the Club Academy Education programmes including Departmental Performance Targets and create individual and innovative support programmes for academy players.
  • Oversee the Scholar education programmes including attendance at educational programme meetings, ensuring adherence to such programmes and, where required, taking appropriate if and when required.
  • Ensure Apprentice attendance is appropriate for all education sessions, on and off the job, delivered as part of the SEP Apprenticeship programme, and keep LFE EMS registers up to date.

·       Liaise with College staff to ensure compensatory education is arranged on a weekly basis for any player who is absent from scheduled lessons.

·       Liaise with SEP Coordinator, A Level, BTEC, Functional Skills and ALS tutors on a regular basis to ensure apprentices are progressing appropriately.

·       Oversee and maintain effective classroom provision and to ensure that excellent standards are set in classroom management and player behaviour for all parties responsible for delivering educational sessions for the players.

·       Attend and support all Apprenticeship education sessions/classes (AL/SEP/BTEC/FSs Skills when necessary) in order to create a clear visual relationship between stakeholders and the club.

·       Present and work with Academy Players on club expectations and conduct for when players are attending education classes and workshops, ensuring high standards of behaviour are adhered to.                                                          

  • Ensure that Scholars are appropriately managed and supported in respect of the ‘End Point Assessment’ on the sporting excellence professional apprenticeship (‘SEP’)

·       Liaise with club staff to coordinate completion of the LFE Apprentice Progress Review club contributory section, in line with the appropriate LFE guidance.

·       Oversee timely completion of the Club Induction with Apprentices, ensuring appropriate quality standards are adhered to.  

·       Attend LFE facilitated Programme Review Meetings with stakeholders and LFE Regional Officer.  Inform Academy management of outcomes and carry out any actions in a timely manner.

·       Be a member of the Academy Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) and attend all MDT meetings feeding back any educational related issues and updating on Performance Target progress

·       Write the club Education Philosophy and complete the Education section of the Academy Performance Plan.

  • Complete PGAAC Education Safe to Operate, Compliance and Standards section of the Academy Standards Application (ASA).  Liaise with LFE Regional Officer to complete the Standards Monitoring Document. 
  • Oversee the educational progression of all Academy Players registered with the Club (subject to the duties of any educational establishment at which an Academy Player’s education is taking place).
  • Ensure that the education of an Academy Player engaged on the Hybrid or Full Time Training Model is not prejudiced as a result of his being so engaged.

·       If applicable, regarding any Hybrid or Full Time Training Model, liaise with LFE to ensure the appropriate EFL Youth Development Rules are being met with sufficient quality of provision, and as a result of any such programme, ensure that there is no detrimental effect on any Schoolboy’s academic progression.

  • Ensure all documents and records relating to the education of Academy Players required by these Rules are in place and up to date.
  • To be in regular contact with the schools of all Academy players (9-16) with regards to player progress (Football and Academic) and to be a point of contact to discuss any potential behavioural issues with such players/students.
  • Ensue that Academy Schoolboys are provided with appropriate support and Year 10 & 11 boys are tracked against their GCSE target, with any interventions provided as required.
  • To attend any meetings with teachers/parents/staff to discuss any school related issue.
  • Attend conferences, meetings, training courses and other associated events as directed by the Academy Manager and LFE. 

·       Procure and manage teaching resources and equipment as required in liaison with LFE where appropriate, including appropriate use of LFE’s Education Support Fund each season.

  • To inform the Academy Manager, DSO and any relevant staff of any school related issues that may be of concern.
  • To be responsible for the Life Skills Programme for all Scholars (16-18), organising workshop delivery provided by the LFE and/or external partners.
  • Support the Designated Safeguarding Officer and Player Care Co-Ordinator with Life Skills support for schoolboy age group (9-16)
  • Ensure that the Academy’s educational provision reflects the strategy and performance targets set out in the Academy Performance Plan (APP)
  • Undertake Continued Professional Development organised by the Club.
  • Attend conferences, meetings, training courses and other associated events as directed by the Academy Manager and LFE.

Person Specification

Essential

·       Hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

·       Be qualified to, at least, Degree level in Sports related discipline.

·       Hold a recognised teaching qualification such as PGCE, Certificate of Education or equivalent.

Desirable

·       To have good communication skills both verbally and written.

·       Have a good understanding of computer requirements.

·       Experience teaching across a variety of ages

Academy Values

·       Honesty (having unquestionable morals based on fairness)

·       Integrity (steadfastly adhering to the high moral principles put in place by the football clubs senior members of staff)

·       Industry (working above and beyond)

·       Innovation (creative thinking in order to drive the club forward)

·       Fair Play & Sportsmanship (conduct befitting a Crewe Alexandra player and staff member including respect and graciousness in defeat

 

Role Requirements

 

·       To be able to work flexible hours which could include weekends, evening and Public Holidays

·       To comply and promote the Club’s policies and procedures to include Safeguarding, Equality &Diversity and GDPR compliance

·       To undertake required training including mandatory Equality and Diversity and FA Safeguarding

·       This role is subject to completed FA Enhanced DBS check

Crewe Alexandra Football Club promotes equal opportunities in employment we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Salary is competitive and will be discussed with shortlisted candidates. Deadline for applications is Monday 17th July 2023. Applicants must complete and return the attached application form. Please return to Academy Manager , Aidan Callan via email acallan@crewealex.net

Due to expected high volume of applicants, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful if you have not had any contact from the club one week post application deadline.

 

Position Details

Position:

Academy Physiotherapist

(Full-Time)

Department:

Medical

Reporting To:

Academy Manager & Head of Sport Science and Medicine

Overall Objective: Assist the Academy Sports Science & Medicine Department making sure the department meets all EPPP requirements as outlined in the EPPP Sports Science and Medicine Strategy. Lead the implementation of the Academy Medicine programme that focuses on the rehabilitation and the injury prevention of all U18’s squad. Work with the club Physiotherapy department to perform testing for all the Professional Development Phase and Youth Development Phase Players.

Job Description - Job application form.

Main Duties:

 

·        Report daily to the Lead Academy Physiotherapist and contribute to the formal monthly departmental meetings and informal weekly meetings.

·        Planning and leading the implementation of rehabilitation for all u18’s players.

·        Work alongside the Lead Academy Physiotherapist with the planning and implementation of rehabilitation for the Youth Development Phase and Foundation Phase Players

·        Planning the implementation of individual group testing / screening sessions for all u18 players

·        Lead the planning and implementation of the injury prevention for all u18 players

·        Work with u18 head coach and Academy Sports Scientist with regards to training load planning

·        Work in collaboration with the Head Sports Science and Medicine and other club Sport Science staff to provide specific physical development training sessions for u18’s players

·        Liaise with the club Nutritionist to aid planning and implementation of academy nutritional strategy for all u18’s players

·        Liaise with the club Psychologist to aid planning and implementation of academy psychology strategy for all u18’s players

·        Contribute to weekly CPD within the Academy Sports Science & Medicine department

·        Lead the match-day Physiotherapy provision for the u18’s squad and work alongside the Lead Academy Physiotherapist with academy training sessions & weekend fixtures

·        Record all data and online medical notes onto the PMA & Benchmark systems in line with the EPPP requirements

Person Specification

Essential

 

·        BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy 

·        HCPC Registration

·        Full member of the CSP

·        Valid ATMiFF (or be willing to undertake ATMiFF as soon as possible)

·        Display excellent interpersonal and communication skills

·        Excellent organisation skills and the ability to accurately manage data

·        Able to be flexible with their working week to cope with the demands of the role

·        Full UK driving license

·        Previous MSK experience, ideally in a sporting setting

 

Desirable

 

·        Previous experience of EPPP and PMA data input

·        Evidence of working with youth elite athletic development 

·        Experience of working within a professional football environment

 

 

Academy Values

 

·        Honesty (having unquestionable morals based on fairness)

·        Integrity (steadfastly adhering to the high moral principles put in place by the football clubs senior members of staff)

·        Industry (working above and beyond)

·        Innovation (creative thinking in order to drive the club forward)

·        Fair Play & Sportsmanship (conduct befitting a Crewe Alexandra player and staff member including respect and graciousness in defeat)

 

Role Requirements

 

·        To be able to work flexible hours which could include weekends, evening and Public Holidays

·        To comply and promote the Club’s policies and procedures to include Safeguarding, Equality &Diversity and GDPR compliance

·        To undertake required training including mandatory Equality and Diversity and FA Safeguarding

·        This role is subject to completed FA Enhanced DBS check

 

This Job Description may be changed and/or amended at the discretion of the Club

 

Crewe Alexandra Football Club promotes equal opportunities in employment we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

 

Deadline for applications is Monday 14th August 2023. Due to expected high volume of applicants, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful if you have not had any contact from the club 1 weeks post-application deadline. Unfortunately we are unable to accept applications from Sports Therapists or Sports Rehabilitators. Applicants must be able to provide contact details for two written references upon request.

 

 

Application form (available upon request) to be emailed to:

Lead Academy Physiotherapist, Eve Elliott elliott@crewealex.net and

Academy Manager, Aidan Callan acallan@crewealex.net

Crewe Alexandra are looking to employ Match Day & Function Event Stewards for the 2021/22 Season.

The club are also recruiting for Gate people to help support the matchday staff.

You must be SIA trained and be NVQ Level 2 qualified in Spectator Safety.

The ideal candidate should be a good communicator, approachable, friendly, and able to work as part of a team.

Applicants must be aged over 18+ years.

A detailed job description can be found here

To apply, please download an application form below and return to:

Beverley Dyer, bdyer@crewealex.net

Alternatively, you can post your application FAO Beverley Dyer, Crewe Alexandra Football Club, The Alexandra Stadium, Gresty Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6EB

Matchday steward application form

Hard copies of application forms are also available from the Ticket Office, please enquire within.

Crewe Alexandra have opportunities open for individuals to join the Club's Matchday Kiosk Bar staff.

Apply here

The roles will involve working in the Club's tea bars on match days, collecting orders or serving customers & operating the till.

The required candidates must be aged 16+, in further education (College/University), be able to think on their feet & be proactive members of the team. Previous till & shop work is advantageous.

There are also Tea Bar Senior Team Leader roles available. Previous till experience is essential, an NVQ Level 1 in Food & Beverage Service or Food Hygiene is advantageous.

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Crewe Alexandra have opportunities open for individuals to join the Club's Bar & Hospitality staff.

Applicants should be available to work home match days during the 2022/23 season, as well as on an ad-hoc basis for functions and events held at Mornflake Stadium, often Friday & Saturday evenings.

The roles will involve working in the Club's bars on match days, serving customers & operating the till.
 
The required candidates must be aged 16 or above, be able to think on their feet & be proactive members of the team. Previous till & bar work is advantageous.
 
To enquire or apply for either role, please email your CV to Sarah Cork on scork@crewealex.net
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