Building Bridges Education Officer – Chelsea Football Club

Job Description
JOB TITLE: Building Bridges Education Officer
DEPARTMENT: Schools Education – Education – Foundation
REPORTING TO: Schools Education Manager
JOB FUNCTION: To lead on behalf of Chelsea FC Foundation the delivery and design of Building Bridges Education activities and programmes. This will include the delivery of a range of initiatives and established programmes including E&D workshops, targeted female activity and Antisemitism programmes.
LOCATION: Stamford Bridge
CONTRACT: 40 hours per week, any 5 of 7 days (including evenings, weekends and anti-social hours).

To deliver and co-ordinate the various elements, which includes both physical & classroom based activity, of the ‘Building Bridges Education’ programme.
Produce exciting and innovative content for targeted groups involved in the programme.
Create resources and promotional materials.
To communicate and engage with the target number of schools across a range of boroughs.
To build and maintain a positive working relationship with schools and key partners.
Co-ordinate, schedule and deliver all targeted activities linked to the programme including schools based and stadium sessions.
To deliver the Building Bridges Education programme and support the PL Primary Stars programme, Inspires, Innovation and other schools based activities when needed.
To ensure that all data, monitoring and evaluation is captured and inputted on Views.
To be a positive role model, creating a safe, positive and fun environment in which to motivate and encourage children and young people to learn.
To undertake any Foundation activities that may be required in addition to the role.
To carry out duties regarding relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
To communicate with schools and educational settings prior to programme to ensure retention, commitment and safeguarding.
To develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including schools, colleges, local authority and voluntary sector organisations.
To ensure that the programme is delivered within the budgetary constraints.
To achieve weekly and monthly targets as set out by the Schools Education Manager.
To attend regular team and organisation meetings reporting key performance achievements/areas for improvement.
To demonstrate the ability to drive and innovate new and existing opportunities individually and as part of a dynamic team.
Ensure success stories are captured through working with Chelsea FC Foundation/Chelsea FC media staff.
Create, design and deliver high quality sessions on the topics and themes of equality and diversity.


Educated to degree level or have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the industry sector.
Level 2 coaching award.
HLTA qualification or equivalent.

FA / Sport Coaching Qualification, Emergency Aid and Safeguarding Children Certificates.
Teaching Qualifications (PETTL / PGCE).
Sports Leader Tutor Qualifications.

Understanding schools needs and challenges and groups who will be involved in the programme, having worked in a school environment (primary & secondary schools).
Creative mind-set to help design and implement the ‘Building Bridges Education’ programme.
A good understanding of community sport.
Knowledge of government agendas related to education and young people.
Ability to use a range of IT and Multimedia for design and delivery, and in general.
Demonstrate excellent communication skills.
Ability to work in a confident and flexible manner, and understand the importance of private and confidential material.
Ability to manage workload and work independently, whilst multi-tasking and problem solving.
Able to work to deadlines and provide accurate information for reporting purposes

Experience and/or knowledge of local primary and secondary schools.
Experience of working on data inputting and working with a data inputting system.
Knowledge of adhering to GDPR.
Knowledge of Chelsea FC Foundation.
Previous involvement within a Football Club’s Foundation.
The Employee must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to Chelsea FC Foundation policies and procedures in particular Health & Safety, Financial Authorisation, Confidentiality and with regard to the Data Protection Act. The Employee must act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are in their care or attending the Company’s premises. The Employee must report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the Safeguarding Lead.
Chelsea Football Club and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups) that are in our care or attendicng our premises. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
The Employee must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relations amongst Employees and customers.
The above 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.

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