Sessional Coach (Social Inclusion) - South West London
DEPARTMENT: Chelsea FC Foundation
REPORTING TO: Youth Inclusion Officers & Coordinators
JOB FUNCTION: To support the delivery of Chelsea FC Foundation’s Youth Inclusion Programmes (Kicks sessions, Youth Club & Holiday Activity). Delivering inclusive diversionary activities that aim to keep young people safe, play sport and develop skills and future aspirations.
LOCATION: Various community and youth clubs across South West London.
HOURS: Varied & flexible – generally evening sessions and weekends but you can be required to work afternoon sessions too.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES (Play Your Part):
- To support Chelsea FC Foundation’s Youth Inclusion Officers with the delivery of weekly sport and physical activity sessions, social action and leadership programmes, offering high quality sessions to enhance a participant’s personal development.
- Plan and deliver engaging and informative sessions that will offer sustained participation with CFCF, ensuring session plans are readily available on request from FA, PLCF or CFCF assessors.
- Promote and champion equality and inclusion by adapting delivery to meet the needs of the young people attending the sessions.
- Educate young people on current issues through workshops and youth forums. Breaking down barriers between young people and the police.
- Ensure all delivery equipment and activities are risk assessed and that young people within CFCF provision are safeguarded according to the CFCF policies and procedures.
- To be well presented at all times wearing Chelsea FC uniform and be available at venues ready to start sessions at least 15 minutes prior to activities commencing.
- To prepare session plans and ensure participation forms, recording sheets, risk assessments and registers are completed accurately and given to the appropriate CFCF or associated staff member.
- To follow safeguarding policies and procedures as outlined by Chelsea FC Foundation and report any safeguarding/welfare incidents that may take place during, before and after a session to the relevant officer, as well as the production of dynamic risk assessments for every session.
- You will be responsible for the welfare of children in your care and should not leave them in the care of others. You should ensure that all children are signed in and out of all activities by a parent, carer or teacher/associated staff member or follow walk home alone procedure.
- To communicate your availability efficiently & effectively with Youth Inclusion Officers/Coordinators and assist in all activities as requested by the Area Leads. Attend in-service training sessions when required and maintain the CFCF fit for purpose criteria in adherence with the terms and conditions of the Sessional Worker Engagement Agreement.
- Deliver additional roles and responsibilities as required by the Chelsea FC Foundation and Ad hoc duties as requested by Chelsea FC Foundation Management staff.
DO THE RIGHT THING (Our Expectations):
- To demonstrate and live by the club’s values; Here to Win, Be Brave, Do the Right Thing, Play Your Part, Many Teams, One Club and Proud to Be Chelsea
- To adhere to the Foundation’s policies and procedures, including Health & Safety, Financial Authorisation, Confidentiality and GDPR.
- To act as an ambassador for diversity, equality, and inclusion, and demonstrate a positive commitment by treating others fairly in line with our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy and reporting any acts of discrimination through appropriate channels
- To create a safe environment and act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are either in your care or attending club premises, and report any concerns to the Safeguarding Lead
- To report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the HR Department
HERE TO WIN (Measures of Performance):
- Delivering engaging and successful activities, sessions and programmes.
PROUD TO BE CHELSEA (Person Specification):
- Hold a minimum FA Level 2 Football Coaching Qualification or Youth Worker Level 2 Qualification (Applicants with a FA Level 1 Football Coaching Qualification considered for Assistant Coach Roles).
- Emergency Aid & Safeguarding Children Certificates.
- Hold a clean driving license & have own transport or be willing to use public transport to travel across the working area.
- Youth Worker Level 3 Qualification.
- Mental Health First Aid Training.
- Teaching or mentoring Qualifications.
- Multi-sports Qualifications.
- Knowledge of Chelsea FC Foundation and Youth Engagement Programmes.
- Knowledge and experience of working/coaching within a community environment.
- Ability to engage and build positive relationships with hard to reach young people, deliver inclusive activities and have an understanding of Equality and Diversity.
- Good communication and organisation skills.
- Ability to organise and motivate team members.
- Confident and outgoing personality.
- Aims to support and improve staff members.
- Experience of supporting on social action, volunteering and leadership initiatives.
- A good understanding of youth services, education providers, leisure facilities and local community and charitable organisations supporting deprived and disengaged young people.
- Experience of working within the sport or charity industry.
Chelsea FC and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups). We therefore require all successful applicants to complete a DBS Check prior to starting employment. Depending on the role, successful applicants may also be required to undergo other child protection screening where appropriate.
This Job Description is not intended to be exhaustive; the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the Club.