Overview of the Role
The post holder will support the operational delivery of the Foundation’s projects and programmes. You will work across a variety of the Foundation’s projects, including but not limited to: Premier League Primary Stars, Premier League Inspires, Premier League Kicks, and our health programmes. Candidates will need to be flexible and will be matched to the projects that meet their skills, covering one or more of the following:
• Community-based and school sport practical sports coaching sessions, which includes delivery in an evening.
• Classroom interventions and teaching assistant support.
• One-to-one and group mentoring and youth work.
• Community based groups and sessions that support participants with their health and wellbeing (i.e., social groups, physical activity, and practical sport sessions).
The post holder must be well-organised with the ability to plan and deliver engaging and fun sessions and interventions that are relevant to the participants and the overarching aims of our projects. You must be passionate about working with people of different ages and from different backgrounds.
Internal: Huddersfield Town Foundation Chief Executive Officer
Huddersfield Town Foundation Senior Leadership Team
Community Coaches / Project Workers
All staff and managers throughout the Club and the Huddersfield Town Foundation
External: Including but not limited to:
Schools in Kirklees and the surrounding areas, and their staff
Pupils and their parents/carers
Community groups and leaders
Other Football Club Community Trusts
Key Performance Indicators
• Delivery of sessions and interventions that are well-planned and executed, across a range of settings, evidenced by consistently positive feedback from participants and their parents/carers and schools.
• Delivery of sessions and interventions that successfully support Key Performance Indicators attached to Foundation programmes and funding.
• Delivery of sessions and interventions that are inclusive of all, evidenced by the diversity of the cohorts engaged with Foundation programmes.
• Develops, consolidates, and enhances links between the Huddersfield Town Foundation and partner schools, community groups, and other organisations.
• Collection of regular monitoring and case studies that successfully demonstrate impact to support the Foundation’s Theory of Change and programme Key Performance Indicators.
Role Specific Responsibilities and Accountabilities
The post holder will be required to:
• Plan, deliver, and evaluate a range of sessions and interventions that contribute towards the Foundation’s projects/programmes.
• Always maintain a consistently high standard of delivery, which is exciting, engaging, and relevant.
• Support with the design and adaptation of high-quality resources that meet the needs of both participants and the aims of the Foundation’s projects/programmes.
• Adopt a participant-centred approach to all delivery, and consistently observe all safeguarding protocols.
• Liaise with colleagues to effectively share information regarding participants and their progress, including accurate recording of participant data in the Salesforce database.
• Maintain registers, risk assessments, participant registration forms, and any other documentation that may be required as part of the Foundation’s monitoring and evaluation processes for all sessions.
• Act as an Ambassador for the Huddersfield Town Foundation, building strong and effective relationships with partners and participants to ensure that interest in Foundation projects and programmes is sustained, and positive outcomes are achieved.
• Contribute to fundraising/income generation for the Huddersfield Town Foundation, as required from time to time, to support and sustain the work of the organisation.
• Take responsibility for and be committed to personal and professional development, also keeping up to date with law, regulation, guidance, standards, Government policy and research relating to all aspects of the role.
• Work match days, evenings, and weekends as required.
• The post holder will be required to undertake any other duties as required by the Huddersfield Town Foundation Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Operating Officer, and/or the Board of Trustees, commensurate with the level of the post.
The post holder will be required to:
· Be proactive with workload and interventions.
· Seek to continually develop their skills and knowledge.
· Adopt an organised and structured approach to fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of the role.
· Communicate appropriately at all levels.
· Be flexible in hours of work.
· Be trustworthy and adhere to the Club’s Code of Conduct and Ethics.
· Adhere to protocol and respect confidentiality in all matters, also protecting any data relating to the area of work in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018.
· Consistently demonstrate high standards of behaviour and appearance and encourage the same from others.
· Demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
· Respect others and behave in an inclusive and non-discriminatory manner, taking account of all protected characteristics as specified in the Equality Act 2010.
Huddersfield Town Association Football Club (HTAFC) Ltd. and the Huddersfield Town Foundation are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
It is anticipated that the role of Project Worker will involve the supervision of and work with children and young people or vulnerable adults; therefore, the post holder will require an Enhanced Criminal Records Check (CRC) through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and clearance for work in football by the FA.
Applicants must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions in accordance with the associated legislation.
The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provide that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.
Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.
The post holder will also be required to undergo safeguarding training, to be agreed with the Head of Safeguarding.
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
Huddersfield Town AFC and the Huddersfield Town Foundation are diverse environments in which we respect all characteristics under the Equality Act 2010; we want everyone to feel valued and included within the Club and Foundation and to be able to achieve their full potential.
We have a zero-tolerance approach to any form of discrimination, and we are committed to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate. All employees are required to always support and uphold this zero-tolerance approach.
How to apply
Huddersfield Town Foundation – Project Worker £20,500 to £23,000 per annum 37.5 hours per week Fixed term for two years in the first instance We are currently recruiting to the role of Project Worker, to support the expanding delivery of the Foundation’s projects and programmes. In this role you will work with a broad age range of participants in different locations, including schools and other community settings, on weekdays, evenings, and weekends. Applicants must be willing to work both indoors and outdoors and have a flexible approach to work and working hours, as well as the ability to travel to different locations. Project Workers will be allocated to deliver on one or more of the following programmes: • Premier League Primary Stars • Premier League Inspires • Premier League Kicks • Health and Wellbeing Further details of these programmes are set out in the full application pack for the role. As a Project Worker you must be well-organised and able to plan and deliver engaging and fun sessions that are relevant to the participants and the overarching aims of our projects. You must be passionate about using the power of sport to engage with and inspire people of different ages and from different backgrounds. We are looking for candidates who have demonstrable experience in delivering sports sessions and support interventions with people of all ages and with different levels of ability. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential to this role. Applicants must be educated to a minimum of GCSE level or equivalent including Maths and English at grades A*-C (or 9-4) and hold a FA Level 2 Football Coaching qualification or other relevant qualification, along with valid First Aid and safeguarding qualifications and/or training. Candidates must have a positive and professional attitude and a passion for helping others to achieve their goals. We receive a high volume of applications for our vacancies and as such we encourage you to ensure that your application details how you feel you match our requirements. The volume of applications received prevents us from being able to provide feedback at short-listing stage. Please ensure that your application is: • Fully completed • Tailored for the requirements of the role – Section 6 of the application form should reflect how you meet the ‘essential’ and ‘desirable’ criteria for the position as detailed on the person specification (please follow the instructions on the application form and do not leave this section blank) • Accurate in terms of content and presentation • Submitted by the specified deadline Please also highlight any factors that you would like us to consider, for example, if you have a disability or health condition that may require us to make reasonable adjustments in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. Safeguarding The Huddersfield Town Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As this role is likely to involve the supervision of and work with children and young people or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will require an Enhanced Criminal Records Check (CRC) through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and clearance to work in football. Applicants must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions in accordance with the associated legislation. The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provide that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website. Equality & Inclusion Huddersfield Town AFC and the Huddersfield Town Foundation are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where everyone can be themselves and in which everyone feels valued and included and supported to achieve their full potential. We offer a range of family-friendly and inclusive employment arrangements, and we have a zero-tolerance approach to any form of discrimination. We are committed to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate. We are a Disability Confident Leader and we welcome applications from disabled people. We are also seeking to diversify our workforce, particularly by gender and ethnicity. Further information about the Company and what it is like to work with us can be accessed from the Careers section of our website: https://www.htafc.com/club/careers/ To apply, please download an application form from our website or alternatively, request a form by email to email@example.com Short-listed candidates may be required to participate in a practical assessment followed by a formal interview and the timing of these will be arranged with each candidate. For an informal discussion about the role of Project Worker, please contact Kat Clarke, Chief Operating Officer, by email to Kat.Clarke@htafcfoundation.com The closing date to apply is 9:00am on Tuesday 30th May 2023.