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Arsenal Gap Year Volunteer Coach
Emirates Stadium
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Role Title: Arsenal Gap Year Volunteer Coach

Location: Arsenal Hub and Worldwide

Remuneration: Voluntary.

Arsenal in the Community is dedicated to improving the lives of our local community through the delivery of various programmes across sports, education, health and social inclusion. These programmes embrace a wide variety of community involvement and they are delivered and received with the same energy and commitment today as when they started over 30 years ago.

Through the Arsenal Gap Year Programme, volunteers are given the opportunity for a truly unique experience gaining key employability and life skills whilst representing the Club in London and around the world. The basis of the programme follows this structure:

Stage 1 is based in London, at the Arsenal Hub, and lasts 5 months. This stage provides training and development opportunities for our 'Gappers' including coaching qualifications, First Aid, Safeguarding and TEFL courses. 'Gappers' are then placed within PE departments in local schools to build up their coaching experience.

Stage 2 gives our 'Gappers' the opportunity to travel abroad to coach at one of our community programmes around the world for a period of up to 4 months. 'Gappers' also have the choice to remain in London if they do not wish to travel abroad.

Stage 3 provides the chance for a second placement abroad or continuation in London.

Successful applicants onto the programme would need to be aged 18+ at the start of the programme. This is a development programme - a successful applicant will have a willingness to learn and a desire to improve leadership skills in order to gain most from the experience.

Key Responsibilities:

-Assist with the planning and delivery of first-class coaching at designated projects using the Arsenal in the Community philosophies and training methods.

-Support the Session Lead of the group you are allocated to, ensuring all appropriate policies and procedures from the Club or those of any host organisation are adhered to.

-Liaise with teachers and parents/guardians in a professional manner, directing questions to an appropriate person of authority at Arsenal in the Community and/or any host organisation.

-Assist with the delivery of curriculum time PE sessions in school placement.

-Lead extra-curricular football sessions at school placement.

-Liaise with PE staff with regards to all aspects of school placement.

-Ensuring the venue and equipment are left in good order.

-Completing and submitting any necessary documentation following a session or event, including registers and the recording of incidents or information that Arsenal in the Community and/or the host organisation should be made aware of.

-Ensure the health and safety of all sessions.

-Attend and be prepared to participate in the required Coach Education training sessions and Development Reviews with the Project Coordinator(s) when requested.

-Ensure all documentation is provided in a timely manner for enrolment onto the programme, as well as for all UK and overseas placements, courses or other needs as requested by the Project Coordinator(s).

-Complete any additional tasks set by the Project Coordinator(s).

-Support other Arsenal in the Community projects where appropriate.

Education/Qualifications/Training:

**The Arsenal Gap Year Programme is open to everyone from school leavers to those wanting a career break.

Desired Experience:

  • Some experience of community/youth focused projects.
  • Some experience of volunteering and/or working with children and youth.

Skills/Knowledge/Interests:

  • Interest in coaching children and youth of all abilities of various ages.
  • Knowledge of the Arsenal in the Community methods and philosophies and Club Vision and Values (training to be provided).
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Good communication skills with adults and children.
  • Ability to respond to unforeseen challenges/ issues effectively, with a calm and considered approach.
  • Committed and 'can-do' attitude.
  • Flexible approach to work within a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work within a team and take responsibility as an individual.
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Language skills are an advantage.

Please note that candidates need to be able to start the programme on 1st August 2018.

For more information on the programme, please visit arsenal.com/community/gapyear

Arsenal FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

Closing Date: 29/06/2018

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Premium Tier Senior Steward Supervisor (Casual Agreement)
Emirates Stadium
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Description

The Stadium Management team are responsible for the preparation and running of the Emirates Stadium and wider facilities at other locations for all events and functions. Department remit includes property and facilities management, spectator safety at events, wider Health and Safety matters.

The purpose of the Premium Tier Senior Steward Supervisor is to assist the Event Safety and Security Manager in the implementation and delivery of a safe environment at a major event, as well as to implement an 'Act with Class' service approach of all Stewards.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide an additional layer of Supervision to casual supervisor/steward workforce (220 in number) to enhance the communication stream between all stakeholders.
  • To adopt a structured approach to safety and service provision to ensure the highest standards are achieved.
  • Attend and contribute to safety briefings and deliver aspects/content to premium tier stewarding teams as and when required.
  • Participate in support of steward on the ball training modules delivered evenings/weekends.
  • Follow, oversee and uphold action and communication of emergency policies and procedures when required.
  • Promote, maintain and record incident card documentation as and when required.
  • Complete post-event reports within 48 hours and submit to the Deputy Event Safety Manager.
  • Escalate any concerns or match day queries immediately via event control/Deputy Event Safety Manager as appropriate.
  • Deliver effective communication to all stakeholders including: Caterers, Cleaners, Hostess's and premium tier service operations team.
  • Manage and develop welfare officers to follow legislation requirements to safeguard the Club's safety certificate.
  • Attend adhoc Club meetings as and when required by Event Safety and Security Manager / Deputy Event Safety Manager.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • Educated to NVQ level 3 in spectator/event safety management.
  • Ideally hold or work towards NVQ level 4 in spectator/event safety management.

Specific Experience:

Required

  • Proven track record in; event, arena, stadium, public, entertainment safety management.
  • Proven experience in people management.
  • Experience of stewarding/steward management at major events.
  • Excellent written and oral communications across all diversities.

Desired

  • Experience working with multi agencies and stakeholders, including the emergency services.
  • Personal Licence Holder training/certification.

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  • Competent at public speaking.
  • Flexible attitude to working hours / dates.
  • Ability to plan and organise work and prioritise to meet objectives.
  • Sound time management and planning skills, such as administration and record keeping.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure and solve problems accordingly.
  • Maintain and uphold the Club's values being a role model and mentor to others.

Arsenal FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

Closing Date: 04/07/2018

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Premium Sales Executive (Fixed Term)
Highbury House
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Description

The Premium Sales department is a subset of the Hospitality department. The Premium Sales department is responsible for generating new business and delivering the sales and marketing plan for the premium areas of the stadium to include: Seasonal Boxes, Club Level Season tickets, Seasonal Premium/regular dining, match by match hospitality, and match by match dining.

The primary purpose of this role is to bring a proactive, data-driven, strategic approach to selling seasonal Club Level season tickets, premium and regular seasonal dining and match by match hospitality.

This role will be fixed term up to 31st July 2020.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive sales of match-by-match inventory using a data-driven, proactive, strategic sales approach
  • Pro-actively build the Club Level and Box Level waiting list
  • To use CRM to capture all interaction with existing and potential clients and to identify sales trends and potential areas of opportunity
  • To undertake outbound sales calls and external appointments to achieve targeted numbers of sales for Club Level Season tickets, Seasonal Executive Boxes, Premium & regular seasonal dining, match by match hospitality, match by match dining, and any additional products that may be required by the club
  • Research and establish sales initiatives to build the database of potential clients and drive further hospitality sales
  • When required, attend commercial and networking evenings to represent the Club and to increase awareness of Arsenal Club and Box Level facilities amongst potential clients and attracting new business
  • Liaise directly with the M&E team to explore potential cross-selling opportunities for both departments
  • Follow-up any assigned inbound inquires
  • Convert sales leads from incoming enquiries
  • To be in attendance during each matchday to establish new contacts in order to continue to build the sales pipeline
  • Complete any administration as required
  • Liaise with all other departments within the hospitality section and other Arsenal departments
  • Liaise with Delaware North Companies employees and managers on match days and during Club Level events
  • Communicate internally with the Box Office team and Premium Membership Service to transition clients from the sales team to the operations/service teams
  • Actively monitor personal performance at work, looking to consistently contribute to personal objectives and team goals, and focus own activities accordingly
  • Undertake other tasks that from time to time may be allocated to the jobholder that are appropriate to the level/grade of the job

Main Job Requirements and Person Specification

Education/Qualifications/Training

  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent
  • Excellent knowledge of the sales process

Specific Experience

  • Relevant experience of working in pro-active sales, ideally within an FMCG sales environment and/or with high net worth clients
  • Track record of high performance within a sales environment

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge

  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of MS Office suite of programmes
  • Possess a problem solving, pro-active and consultative approach to meeting clients' needs
  • Able to identify problems quickly and balance solutions with time/cost
  • Able to present complicated options in a clear and effective manner both over the phone and in person
  • Able to function well in a high pressure environment
  • Able to source own sales leads
  • Able to complete work to a set schedule with minimal supervision
  • Able to multi task effectively
  • Positive and flexible approach to work with a proven commitment to teamwork
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with a dynamic range of individuals - both internally and externally
  • Excellent organisational, presentational and interpersonal skills

Hours of Work

Your normal basic week is 09:00 to 17:00 from Monday to Friday including one hour for lunch; a total of 40 hours per week.

Arsenal FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment

Closing Date: 25/06/2018

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Arsenal Women Consultant Coach
Hertfordshire
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Arsenal Women Football Club

Arsenal Women Football Club is one of the most successful female football clubs in the history of the women's game. It prides itself on maintaining high standards and delivering excellence.When coaching in a community & development setting, the aim of Arsenal Women FC is to inspire every young girl to love the game. Built on high standards and coaching excellence, Arsenal Women deliver on a variety of coaching programmes, engaging with girls from the age of 5 to adult football. Arsenal Women FC is looking for an inspirational and motivated person to become part of the consultant coaching team and make a difference in the development of girl's football.

Job Purpose

To deliver coaching sessions as part of the Sister Club, Sister School & Player Development Programmes.

The successful candidate will also be required to deliver and lead Arsenal Women School Assemblies and coach within other football projects in Primary & Secondary Schools, as well as deliver on Arsenal Women Holiday Sessions.

The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, preparing and delivering coaching sessions across a variety of programmes, and support the overall development of Arsenal Women FC.

The role reports to the Development Officer on a consultancy basis, and the level of work required depends on the demands on the programme. Work will take place in counties in a 90 minute travelling distance of AL2 1DR.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for planning, delivering and reviewing coaching sessions built around The FA 4 corner model for player development for Arsenal Women community delivery, including Sister Schools, Primary, Secondary and after school delivery, the Player Development Programme, Sister Clubs & Holiday Sessions
  • Ensure high standards of coach delivery to support the LTPD of all players, including supporting home learning tasks for players and relevant communication with parents
  • To work closely with the Development Officer to ensure high standards of coaching delivery and player support within the Player Development Programme
  • To liaise when appropriate with the Academy Manager around player referrals
  • To attend and contribute towards consultant coach meetings & CPD as required
  • To ensure that all relevant information is recorded on internal & external data monitoring systems

Further responsibilities

  • To be familiar with the player development pathway and be able to appropriately signpost players to the best playing opportunity for them
  • To assist in ongoing talent identification and attend annual trials and tournaments
  • Be familiar with Safeguarding requirements as outlined in the Safeguarding Policy and comply with its requirements to safeguard and protect the welfare of children and vulnerable adults
  • To work closely with the Development Officer and Academy Manager on all relevant issues
  • The candidate should be flexible in regards to working hours, and have availability to support at least one player development programme session per week.
  • To be aware of the club values of Arsenal FC
  • To attend games, tours and international trips for the club as required
  • To be aware of current trends and best practice in Youth Development and the Women's game
  • To attend at least 5 hours recognised CPD each year to remain an active FA Licensed Coaches Club Member

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • FA Level 1 (Essential) working towards FA Level 2 (Desirable)
  • FA Youth Award Module 1 or Level 2 Block 1 (Essential), and working towards Module 2 & 3 (FA Youth Award desirable)
  • Current FA Licensed Coaches Club Member (Essential)
  • Up to date FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football (Essential) and / or FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football (Desirable)
  • Knowledge and understanding of child protection issues including holding a current FA Safeguarding Children Workshop certificate
  • An accepted FA Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure (previously known as an FA CRB Disclosure)
  • Education, teaching or coaching (Desirable)

Specific Experience:

  • Experience of and a passion for coaching young players
  • Ability to enthuse, inspire and communicate with young players, creating a positive learning environment
  • Experience of mentoring and developing other coaches
  • Understanding of the FA Women's and Girls' player pathway
  • Understanding of the FA Women's and Girls' 2017 - 2020 strategy
  • Understanding of the benefits of Futsal as a development tool
  • An understanding and implications of Long Term Player Development
  • Experience and understanding of child development
  • Experience and understanding of appropriate teaching & coaching methods
  • Willingness to work weekends
  • Ability to travel independently
  • Ability to work on one's own initiative and as part of a team

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the overall Women's Talent Pathway in England.
  • A dynamic, confident communicator (verbal, written) whilst able to adapt style and approach as and when required
  • Attention to detail and excellent organization skills are required to support the development of short, medium and long term training plans
  • Full understanding of successful practice and operations of Arsenal Women FC.

Arsenal FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

Closing Date: 18/06/2018

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Partner Services Executive
Highbury House
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PARTNERSHIPS

The Partnerships team sits alongside the retail, marketing, content, hospitality and business development teams within the Commercial department.

The Partnerships team has dual objectives of both revenue generation (through the fees obtained through our official Partnerships), and brand development (through our Partners utilising their marketing rights to expose and develop the Arsenal brand in the UK and beyond).

Within the Partnerships team there are two main areas of focus - attracting and signing our Commercial Partners, and Partner Services, who are responsible for managing the relationships with existing Partners to ensure both parties optimise the return from each agreement.

The Partner Services team aims to add value to our Partners with a 'best-in-class' approach, whilst also working closely with other departments within Arsenal to ensure Partner rights are leveraged effectively.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure Partner contractual obligations are fulfilled flawlessly at all times
  • Commercial admin support available to assist with efficient management of tickets, signed merchandise etc.
  • Implement consistent approval process for each designated Partner
  • Provide a dedicated and consistently high level of service to allocated Partners - endeavouring to provide 'Best-in-Class' service
  • Consistently identifying areas where service levels can be improved
  • Assume responsibility to develop and drive forward strategic plan with main Partner contact(s) with support of Senior members of team
  • In collaboration with each Partner, develop a season long marketing / activation plan
  • Build detailed knowledge of Partner business to help drive mutually beneficial activation programmes (eg local market senior management)
  • In addition, build knowledge of designated Partner's business category (competitor activity, brand immersion, trends etc)
  • Ensure a consistent budgetary process is followed at all times with up to date reports held on file
  • Provide Partner Services Manager with detailed updates on status of Partner activity on regular basis (weekly status meetings diarised to discuss specific areas)
  • Work with Partner to maximise the value of their rights, e.g. identifying and delivering opportunities for Partners to activate their Club association
  • Relationship ownership: ensure Partner Services team remain the main point of contact for designated Partners while ensuring other internal departments expertise is used at appropriate times (Marketing, Comms, Arsenal Media Group, etc)
  • Actively share information and best practices with other members of Partner Services team
  • Undertake other tasks from time to time that may be allocated to the jobholder appropriate to the job grade
  • Measurement / reporting: Continuously track and deliver post-campaign evaluations on Partners activation
  • Utilising data and insights to continually improve Partnership offering

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent preferable
  • Languages an advantage

Specific Experience:

Required

  • Relevant experience of providing first-class account / project management for, or on behalf of brands
  • Understanding of brand marketing and experience of managing / implementing campaigns across traditional and new media channels - specifically digital and social media
  • Experience in managing, planning and implementation of Partnership related activation programmes
  • Experience of rights management & fulfilment (including brand approvals / brand guardianship)
  • A passion or empathy with sport/sports entertainment

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  • Attention to detail and excellent organisation, planning and project management skills to ensure flawless delivery of rights
  • A confident communicator (verbal, written) who is able to build mutually beneficial relationships with a broad range of internal & external stakeholders
  • Consistently demonstrating a highly professional and positive attitude to team members and other stakeholders at all times
  • Flexible approach to work with a passion for high volume and fast paced operational environment and a commitment to teamwork
  • An ability to work cross-functionally and effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • An understanding of brand dynamics and consumer trends
  • Analytical and organisational skills
  • Willingness to adapt and learn new skills / approaches
  • Experience in managing, interpreting and delivering against Partner / brand related contracts
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel, and Microsoft Word

Arsenal FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

Closing Date: 25/06/2018

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Arsenal Women Academy Assistant Coach
The Club's Training Ground
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Arsenal Women Football Club

Arsenal Women FC is one of the most successful female football clubs in the history of the women's game. It prides itself on maintaining high standards and delivering excellence.

Arsenal Women FC's philosophy includes the production of excellent young players from within its youth programme who have the potential to progress through into 1st team football. It has an unrivalled record of producing many young International players of all ages who understand the core values and levels of discipline required in order to progress through the club.

Arsenal Women FC are looking for a highly motivated Academy Assistant Coach to develop our talented youth player's aged 16-21.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist for the planning, delivery and reviewing an age specific coaching programme in line with the Academy & 1st team Methodology.
  • Ensure high standards of coach delivery to support, motivate and challenge the development of all player
  • To work closely with the Academy Head Coach and multi discplinary support team to ensure the delivery of individual development programmes (IDPs) for all players.
  • Assist in the ongoing assessment of all academy players with 1st team potential whilst addressing players' strengths/weaknesses/development needs in collaboration with the Academy Manager.
  • Work with the Academy Head Coach and Multi Disciplinary Support team to deliver a comprehensive pre-season programme to maximise preparation for the forthcoming season for all academy team players
  • Attend all Academy fixtures, both home and away.
  • To work closely with the Academy Head Coach and multi disciplinary support team (e.g. Medical, Physical Performance, Education, Sports Psychology) to plan and deliver all elements of the Academy training programme
  • To evaluate and provide feedback on all coaching sessions and matches
  • To ensure that all relevant information is recorded fully on the appropriate online systems including PMA and FA Full-time
  • To compile performance reviews, in line with the requirements of the club, and deliver feedback to players and parents both formally in meetings, and informally as required.
  • Assist in the delivery of video analysis support sessions for individual players and the team to identify player/opposition strengths and weaknesses.

Further responsibilities

  • To educate all players in regards to what is required to progress into the Arsenal Women First Team
  • To be familiar with the standards of players across the talent pathway in the Women's game
  • To assist in ongoing talent identification and scouting of players within the academy
  • To help to instil the correct club ethos and culture within the Academy
  • Be familiar with Safeguarding requirements as outlined in the Safeguarding Policy and comply with its requirements to safeguard and protect the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
  • The candidate should be flexible in regards to working hours
  • To be aware of the core values upon which Arsenal Women FC operates
  • To attend staff meetings and CPD as required
  • To attend games, tours and international trips for the club as required
  • To be aware of current trends and best practice in Youth Development and the Women's game
  • To actively seek out ways to improve the coaching programme and assist with the implementation and operation of these ideas
  • To undertake ad hoc additional coaching duties as and when required

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • UEFA B licence Coaching Award (Minimum) UEFA A licence Coaching Award (Desirable)
  • FA Youth Award (Required) Advanced Youth Award (Desirable)
  • FA Licensed
  • Sport related/Education degree or equivalent experience (Desirable)
  • It is essential that the candidate has a full UK Driving License
  • Up to date FA Safeguarding Qualification
  • Up to date FA Emergency Aid Qualification - FA Basic First Aid for Sport Qualification (BFAS) or FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football (EFAiF)

Specific Experience:

  • Experience in developing players at either a national or elite Club level.
  • Understanding of the FA Women's and Girl's talent pathway
  • Experience working with female elite players (Desirable)
  • Working within a 16-19 Football/Education Programme or FE/HE Education environment (Desirable)

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the standard of players required at Arsenal Women FC and an understanding and knowledge of the overall Women's Talent Pathway in England (Desirable)
  • An understanding and implications of Long Term Player Development and how to develop young players
  • Able to work as part of a coaching team and the ability to motivate others
  • Able to build a strong rapport with the players in the age range
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Motivated and driven individual
  • Commitment and passion for the game
  • A dynamic, confident communicator (verbal, written) whilst able to adapt style and approach as and when required

Hours Of Work

This post holder will be employed on a consultancy basis of 8-10 hrs per week during the football season (August - May) This includes evening training sessions and match days which will be predominantly Sunday afternoon's as they compete in the FA WSL Academy League.

Arsenal FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

Closing Date: 18/06/2018

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Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach Internship
Youth Academy
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Youth Academy

Arsenal Football Academy is a residential programme based at both London Colney and Hale End, offering full time academics and football training for elite youth players.

The aim of Arsenal Football Academy is to centre each boy's progression as a footballer by providing a World Leading Youth Development programme. The programme promotes the development of genuinely elite training environments to consistently outperform international competition. By placing players at the heart of the programme the aim is to develop and grow future premier league players in an environment which is challenging, developmental and inspirational.

The coaching programme is the core activity of the Academy which is supported by a fully integrated programme of Athletic Develoment, Education and Games.

Job Role

Reporting to the Academy Manager, the person appointed to this full time position will be responsible for the fitness and physical development of the players designated to the postholder by the Head of Sport Medicine and Athletic Development. The postholder will aim to achieve the objectives laid out in a programme agreed with the Academy Manager.

To apply scientific principles and techniques with the aim of improving sporting performance, incorporating areas such as physiology, psychology, motor control and biomechanics and including nutrition and diet, sports technology, anthropometry, functional screening and performance analysis.

This person will receive high quality management and development provide by the senior S&C coaches in the club and lead by the Head Sport Medicine of Athletic Development

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To take the lead on Sport Science and Strength and Conditioning with the players and teams assigned by the Head of Sports Medicine and Athletic Development.
  • Ensure that the Arsenal Athletic Development Pathway is implemented in London Colney.
  • To design and present, for assessment and appraisal by the Academy Manager & Head of Sports Medicine and Athletic Development, strategies for individually improving the physical development of all boys aged 9 to 16 years attending Hale End Academy and ensure all agreed strategies are implemented within agreed timescales.
  • To meet with the Head of Sports Medicine and Athletic Development on a regular basis to report progress.
  • To prepare and submit for discussion with the Head of Sports Medicine and Athletic Development mid and full season progress reports with evidence of each player's physical development.
  • To contribute to all players mid and full season reports with coaches.
  • To maintain discipline as set out in the Arsenal Football Club Code of Conduct ( Players, Parents Coaches)
  • To actively improve sport science programme and develop and manage the sport science curriculum
  • An active member of the youth squad selection team, analysing the skills and capabilities of individual players.
  • Responsible for creating and developing the performance environment for youth players.
  • Responsible for helping deliver the agreed technical and competition program for youth football players.
  • To have an intuitive 'feel' for the sport and be able to prescribe effective training programs.
  • To identify resource needs and report as appropriate.
  • To maintain Arsenal Football Club's Child Protection, Health, Safety and Equal Opportunity procedures as practice.
  • To adhere to a strict code of confidentiality in respect of any information relating to Arsenal Football Club and its operation.
  • To undertake any other duties as seen appropriate by the Head of Sport Science and Athletic Development.
  • To implement screening, testing, monitoring and assessment as laid out in the Arsenal Athletic Development Pathway Document.
  • To provide supervised appropriate strength and conditioning sessions as described in the Arsenal Athletic Development Pathway Document.

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • BSc degree in Sports Science or Strength and Conditioning or equivalent.
  • UK Strength and Conditioning Association Accreditation(UKSCA).
  • Broad knowledge of subject area and contemporary issues.
  • A valid driving licence
  • A valid passport

Specific Experience:

Required

  • Verifiable record of success of working with elite young footballers aged 9 years to 16 years
  • Experience of curriculum management and development.
  • A proven track record with a good level of experience in the provision of strength and conditioning services to athletes in elite level youthsports to improve performance.
  • Build and develop sport science within the coaching team.
  • Actively improving the sport science programme.
  • Experience of co-ordaining and delivering sport services.
  • Proven experience for S&C coaching with youth football squads.

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  • An ability to produce verbal and written reports.
  • A willingness to work flexibly.
  • A proactive approach within agreed boundaries.
  • Highly motivated self-starter.
  • Detailed knowledge of current coaching and training processes.
  • Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Premier League.
  • Sound knowledge of rules and regulations of Football Association (FA) and Club issues.
  • Understanding of Health and Safety and its application to a sporting environment.
  • Energy and enthusiasm, with the ability to enthuse and inspire youth squad.
  • Excellent role model for students.
  • Evidence of sound administrative, organisational and prioritisation skills.
  • To be responsible for own continuous professional development
  • Experience of working collaboratively within a multi disciplinary team.
  • The successful applicant will be required to complete a self declaration and an enhanced CRB check.
  • The successful applicant will be required to attend The FA Safeguarding Children in Football Workshop and other appropriate CPD events.

Arsenal FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

Closing Date: 02/07/2018

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Academy Head Coach (Women’s)
Youth Academy
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Arsenal Women Football Club

Arsenal Women FC are looking for a highly motivated Academy Head Coach to develop our talented youth player's aged 16-21.

Arsenal Women FC is one of the most successful female football clubs in the history of the women's game. It prides itself on maintaining high standards and delivering excellence.

Arsenal Women FC's philosophy includes the production of excellent young players from within its youth programme who have the potential to progress through into 1st team football. It has an unrivalled record of producing many young International players of all ages who understand the core values and levels of discipline required in order to progress through the club.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the planning, delivery and reviewing an age specific coaching programme in line with the Academy & 1st team Methodology
  • Ensure high standards of coach delivery to support, motivate and challenge the development of all players
  • To work closely with the Assistant coach and multi discplinary support team to ensure the delivery of individual development programmes (IDPs) for all players.
  • Ensure the ongoing assessment of all academy players with 1st team potential whilst addressing players' strengths/weaknesses/development needs in collaboration with the Academy Manager.
  • Report to the Academy Manager and 1st team Manager on individual player's progress with regular updates to ensure effective player/talent management across all teams
  • Work with the Academy Administrator to develop a pre-season programme to maximise preparation for the forthcoming season for all academy team players
  • Responsible for match day game management of all fixtures, both home and away.
  • To liaise closely with a multi disciplinary support team (e.g. Medical, Physical Performance, Education, Sports Psychology) when planning and delivering coaching sessions and matches
  • To evaluate and provide feedback on all coaching sessions and matches
  • To ensure that all relevant information is recorded fully on the appropriate online systems including PMA and FA Full-time
  • To compile performance reviews, in line with the requirements of the club, and deliver feedback to players and parents both formally in meetings, and informally as required.
  • Liaise with the Academy Manager & First team Manager in regards to any communication required in respect of International duty/injuries.
  • Deliver and utilise video analysis support sessions for individual players and the team to identify player/opposition strengths and weaknesses.

Further responsibilities

  • To educate all players in regards to what is required to progress into the Arsenal Women First Team
  • To be familiar with the standards of players across the talent pathway in the Women's game
  • To assist in ongoing talent identification and scouting of players within the academy
  • To help to instil the correct club ethos and culture within the Academy
  • Be familiar with Safeguarding requirements as outlined in the Safeguarding Policy and comply with its requirements to safeguard and protect the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
  • To work closely with the Academy Manager, First Team Manager and Academy Administrator on all relevant issues
  • The candidate should be flexible in regards to working hours
  • To be aware of the core values upon which Arsenal Women FC operates
  • To attend staff meetings and CPD as required
  • To attend games, tours and international trips for the club as required
  • To be aware of current trends and best practice in Youth Development and the Women's game
  • To actively seek out ways to improve the coaching programme and assist with the implementation and operation of these ideas
  • To undertake ad hoc additional coaching duties as and when required

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • FA Youth Award (Required) Advanced Youth Award (Desirable)
  • FA Licensed
  • Sport related/Education degree or equivalent experience
  • It is essential that the candidate has a full UK Driving License
  • Up to date FA Safeguarding Qualification
  • Up to date FA Emergency Aid Qualification - FA Basic First Aid for Sport Qualification (BFAS) or FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football (EFAiF)

Specific Experience:

  • Proven track record of developing players at either a national or elite Club level.
  • Understanding of the FA Women's and Girl's talent pathway
  • Experience of mentoring and developing other coaches as a mentor or coach educator
  • Experience of managing individuals and teams
  • Experience working with female elite players (Desirable)
  • Working within a 16-19 Football/Education Programme or FE/HE Education environment (Desirable)
  • UEFA B licence Coaching Award (Minimum) UEFA A licence Coaching Award (Desirable)

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the standard of players required at Arsenal Women FC and an understanding and knowledge of the overall Women's Talent Pathway in England
  • An understanding and implications of Long Term Player Development and how to develop young players
  • Able to work as part of a coaching team and the ability to motivate others
  • Able to build a strong rapport with the players in the age range
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Motivated and driven individual
  • Commitment and passion for the game
  • A dynamic, confident communicator (verbal, written) whilst able to adapt style and approach as and when required

Hours of Work

This post holder will be employed on a consultancy agreement of 10-15 hrs per week during the football season (July - May) This includes evening training sessions and match days which will be predominantly Sunday afternoon's (and possibly some Wednesday afternoons) as they compete in the FA WSL Academy League.

Arsenal FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

Closing Date: 21/06/2018

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Supervisor/Deputy Steward Supervisor (Casual Agreement)
Emirates Stadium
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Description

The Stadium Management department a responsible for the preparation and running of the Emirates Stadium and wider facilities at other locations for all events and functions. Department remit includes property and facilities management, spectator safety at events, wider Health and Safety matters.

The main purpose of theDeputy Supervisor/Supervisor is to assist the Event Safety and Security Manager in the implementation and delivery of a safe environment at a major event. To implement an 'Act with Class' service approach of all stewards at Club and Box Levels.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To adopt a structured approach to safety and service provision to ensure the highest standards are achieved.
  • Attend safety briefings and cascade to Stewards, capturing all relevant information.
  • Ensure all safety checks are carried out in designated area in a timely manor.
  • Follow and uphold action and communication of emergency policies and procedures.
  • Promote, maintain and record incident card documentation as and when required.
  • Escalate any concerns or match day queries immediately via event control.
  • Attend relevant Lead our people training and implement with squad members consistently.

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • Educated to NVQ level 2 in spectator/event safety management.

Specific Experience:

Required

  • Proven experience in people management.
  • Experience of stewarding/steward supervision at major events.
  • Excellent written and oral communications across all diversities.

Desired

  • Experience working with multi agencies and stakeholders, including the emergency services.
  • Mentor others to maximise potential and high standards of performance.

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  • Flexible attitude to working hours / dates.
  • Ability to plan and organise work and prioritise to meet objectives.
  • Sound time management and planning skills, such as administration and record keeping.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure and solve problems accordingly.
  • Maintain and uphold the Club's values being a role model and mentor to others.

Arsenal FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

Closing Date: 04/07/2018

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Matchday NVQ Assessor (Casual Agreement)
Highbury House
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Description

The Stadium Management department are responsible for the preparation and running of the Emirates Stadium and wider facilities at other locations for all events and functions. Department remit includes property and facilities management, spectator safety at events, wider Health and Safety matters.

The purpose of the Matchday NVQ Assessor is to support the Stadium Management team by delivering excellent NVQ assessment principles and practices to our Stewarding team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

NVQ Assessor responsibilities:

  • Assessing Stewards on matchdays/events following assessment methods/procedures.
  • Completing assessment paperwork/portfolio following cycle of 'plan, do, and review'.
  • Monitoring Steward performance through NVQ National Occupational Standards.
  • An ability to observe performance and cross reference NVQ criteria to portfolio.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to connect with all diverse individuals.
  • Be organised, manage your time well and be patient with good administration skills.

General:

  • Have the desire to be a role model, inspiring others to achieve 'best in class'.
  • Be a self-starter, self-motivator and conscientious in all tasks to be delivered.
  • Share exceptional stewarding skills and knowledge when assessing or coaching.
  • Be a strong team player ready to complete any task requested by IQA/Manager.

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • Vocational qualification Level 2NVQ in Spectator Safety (working towards Level 3).
  • Recognised NVQ Assessor Qualification e.g. D32,D33,A1 (or Working towards).
  • Experience assessing NCFE NVQ's.
  • Experience of teaching/training in a workplace environment.

Specific Experience:

Required

  • Experience spectator safety environments (working in stadiums at major sporting events).
  • Administration and organisation experience within a fast paced, pressurised environment.
  • Experience of working with confidential, sensitive personal data and systems.

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

  • Exceptional organisation skills, including the proven ability manage a fast-paced and varied workload.
  • Ability to communicate with a broad range of stakeholders, adapting style and approach when required.
  • Flexible attitude to working hours and patterns.
  • Flexible approach with a passion for high volume fast paced operational environment and teamwork.
  • Ability to plan and organise work and prioritise to meet objectives within specified time constraints.
  • Excellent organisation, administration and record keeping skills.
  • Standard professional Microsoft IT skills, including excellent working knowledge of recruitment portals.

Arsenal FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

Closing Date: 12/08/2018

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Casual Matchday Steward
Emirates Stadium
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Description

The Club is currently seeking exceptional Stewards to work on matchdays/major events on a casual basis at Emirates Stadium. You will operate as an ambassador for the Club and provide a best in class service in order to enhance the fan and customer experience, whilst ensuring safety and security standards are maintained at all times.

Suitable candidates should be smart, friendly and confident when dealing with members of the public.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Preventing unauthorised entry into the Stadium
  • Ticket checks following protocol
  • Ensuring safe entry and exit of fans
  • Manage, monitor and control crowds safely
  • Monitoring exit gates, lifts & staircases
  • Manage conflict and queue management
  • Offer fans and guests exceptional matchday experience

Successful applicants on a casual worker basis must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Skills and expertise - relevant customer service experience
  • Fan and customer focus - ability to communicate effectively with all guest types
  • Teamwork and drive results - working in a fast paced and busy environment, desire to achieve targets
  • Live the values - live and breathe 'The Arsenal Way', have an understanding of football, and be able to demonstrate Club knowledge and history is desirable
  • The availability and flexibility to work evenings, weekdays and weekends.
  • Be prepared to work in all weather conditions.

Please note successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check.

Arsenal FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

Closing Date: No closing date

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