Senior Education Officer - Secondary Schools

Location Greater London
Discipline: The Foundation
Job type: New Position
Salary: ££28,000 - £30,000
Job ref: 004902
Published: 12 days ago
Expiry date: 16 Jun 2023 23:59

West Ham United Foundation (WHUF) is seeking a Senior Education Officer: Secondary Schools to lead on the delivery of WHUF’s secondary school programmes.  


The post-holder will support the delivery of our education themes of work, helping to create meaningful opportunities and pathways for young people aged 11 – 18 years old. The Senior Education Officer will initially act as the lead for our Premier League Inspires (PLI) and Fair Play programmes working across secondary schools, alternative provision and community settings in east London and Essex.


The successful candidate will have a proven ability to plan, deliver and evaluate effective interventions for young people and manage projects effectively. They will have a commitment to improving the lives of young people and working within a diverse community. They will be able to operate both as a mentor and educator to support local young people through our programmes.


Key Responsibilities


Reporting to the Education Manager, the Senior Education Officer will:

*       Act as the PLI and Fair Play programme lead and manage operational delivery.

*       Deliver group interventions, one to one support, and events.  

*       Engage with young people in a meaningful and impactful ways in Secondary Schools and community settings across East London and                Essex.  

*       Develop and build school relationships, expanding and growing our delivery model.  

*       Contribute to the wider development of the WHU Foundation.


Other Responsibilities:  


*       Quality assurance of PLI and Fair Play programme.

*       Attend PLCF conferences, meetings & training.

*       Plan and deliver sessions that engage and inspire learners.

*       Engage positively with vulnerable and at-risk young people.

*       Monitor and record young people’s engagement using the CRM system/s.

*       Complete all Risk Assessment procedures using the internal systems.

*       Lead the design of secondary school programme sessions and workshops. 

*       Support the recruitment of secondary schools to the programmes. 

*       Manage staff delivery on the programme ensuring all staff receive inductions, training, and support.

*       To develop and manage professional relationships with stakeholders.

*       Support the delivery of a high quality, safe and to specification programme for WHUF.

*       To understand and manage own performance against contractual KPIs.

*       To work with the wider Education department to support the development of other programmes where applicable.

*       To work with the Education Manager to identify areas of growth for the PL Inspires programme.

*       To act as the lead for any new secondary school programmes delivered by WHUF.

*       Any other duties as reasonably requested by the line manager / organisation.


Personal Specification  


The ideal candidate will have skills and experience in the following areas: -  


Desired (D), Essential (E)




  • Educated to Degree level in relevant subject and/or Youth Work qualification – L2 or above (E)
  • Level 2 NGB Sports Qualification (In any sport) (E)
  • Mental Health First Aider (D)
  • Mentoring L2 or above (D)
  • Proven experience of successful project/programme management (E)
  • Proven achievement of KPIs that include positive outcomes (E)
  • Experience of working within diverse communities (E).

*       Experience of working with young people aged 11- 18 in education settings. (E)

*       Experience of working with young people aged 11- 18 in community settings. (D)

  • Safeguarding/Child Protection Training and First Aid (will be provided in post if not already done) (D)


Skills & Abilities

*       Ability to work collaboratively with others, building trust and developing strong relationships (E)

*       Motivated to set high standards for self and others, striving for excellence (E)

*       Ability to relate to young people from a wide range of backgrounds and engage them in meaningful activities. (E)

*       Ability to plan, deliver, and review inspiring and motivational interventions to be delivered in an education setting (E).

*       An understanding of safeguarding and health and safety in an education/youth work setting. (E)

*       Experience and knowledge of secondary school settings. (E)

*       Understanding of curriculum design and employability skills (E)

*       Ability to both manage programme delivery and contribute to strategic developments (D)

*       Ability to develop good professional relationships with colleagues, schools, and other stakeholders (E)

*       A creative, innovative thinker that is looking for ways to develop curriculum/programme content (E)

*       Ability to monitor and evaluate programme delivery and report writing (E)

*       A commitment to supporting young people, and the principles of equality and diversity. (E)

*       A commitment to safeguarding and health and safety. (E)

*       Self-motivated and the ability to work on own initiative. (E)

*       Acts with honesty and integrity, and understands how to use resources responsibly (E)