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DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

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're delivered and received with the same energy and commitment today as when they started 30 years ago.

JOB PURPOSE

The primary purpose of the role is to lead on the delivery of the Kicks programme in Hackney and parts of Islington while working closely with colleagues, local partners and young people to deliver a social inclusion project to a high standard.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Day to day delivery and organisation of Social Inclusion programmes within Hackney ensuring KPI's are met

Ensure compliance with Arsenal's safeguarding policies

Organisation and delivery of the football programme and providing supervision and support to the casual coaching staff and volunteers.

Work effectively with external stakeholders to break barriers between police and young people, by promoting sessions and workshops.

Signpost/refer young people to sessions linked to the personal development opportunities. This is to include education, training and employment opportunities along with all relevant exit routes.

Work effectively with partners to identify and promote volunteering and development opportunities for participants and record progress using the Premier League monitoring and evaluation system.

Effectively deliver education and football sessions in local schools, Pupil Referral Units and other alternative education settings.

Encourage a culture of volunteering by motivating relevant participants to engage in volunteer roles.

Act within appropriate professional boundaries

Ensuring compliance to Health & Safety and Safeguarding policies ensuring all activities are delivered in line with required regulatory and statutory procedures.

Responsible for collection and uploading monitoring information as required and in line with Data Protection Legislation.

Work across other social inclusion projects as and when needed.

Develop partnerships with other youth organisations and community football programmes.

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education/Qualifications/Training:

Minimum FA Level 1 coaching qualification

Certificates in Youth Work / Social Work

Current FA Safeguarding for Children Certificate

First Aid qualified

Specific Experience:

Previous experience working with young people from a variety of social backgrounds

Experience of delivering education and football programmes within Pupil Referral Units

Experience of working with young people in the Criminal Justice System

Experience of delivering estates based football programmes with young people aged between 8 and 24

Experience of working on a multi-agency project

A good understanding of community sport

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

A genuine interest in football and appreciation for how sport can engage and bring communities together

Understanding of Arsenal in the Community.

Ability and confidence to motivate and lead a team of sessional staff

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Flexible but professional work ethic.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Excellent awareness of professional boundaries

Self-driven and motivated with the desire to make a real difference to peoples' lives within the local community.

Proficient in all aspects of Microsoft Office programmes.

Knowledge of local and national education, training and employment opportunities.

Confidential and discreet

Clean driving licence (desirable)

This role requires an enhanced DBS check

Safeguarding

This role involves working with children, young people or adults at risk (Vulnerable Groups) and as such candidates will be subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Individuals will also be required to complete a self-declaration form. Both processes will need to be completed prior to commencement of duties.

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: 27/05/2019

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